WATCH: Glenn responds to Ron Paul's despicable tweets about Chris Kyle's murder

America, I want you to give me a couple of minutes here.

I want to ponder what I'm saying to you, and hear me clearly. As a family, state and nation grieves for one of its brightest, bravest heroes, there is one among us with another agenda in mind.

Over this last weekend here in Texas Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle, a man who served four tours of duty in two wars. He received not one but two silver stars, five bronze stars with valor. A husband, a father, a son. An unquestioned Patriot. A man who didn't talk about Jesus but lived his Christian belief was senselessly murdered by a fellow veteran he was just trying to help.

He's not a doctor. He didn't pretend to be a doctor. He was helping a friend. That's it. But yesterday in something I couldn't believe happened. Yesterday former congressman Ron Paul took to that brave platform we all call Twitter and tweeted this: Chris Kyle's death seems to confirm that "he who lives by the sword dies by the sword". Treating PTSD at a firing range doesn't make sense.

Well Dr. Paul he wasn't treating it. I'm sorry that you listened to the media. I thought you knew better than that. After all, aren't you a guy who just loves to blame the media on cover-ups on things like Tower 7. Suddenly you rush to believe the media that he somehow or another had his stethescope out and was treating someone.

Dr. Paul, as I have said many times we share many ideas about freedom and the Constitution and I know you fought hard for the Constitution over the years. But as I have also said many times we disagree on a good number of issues. But even those who disagree can respect each other. And I've had healthy respect for what you tried to accomplish for the cause of liberty.

I understand so unbelievably clearly that you don't like the foreign wars our nation has been involved in. I understand that you've been fighting against them from day number one, and I also understand that some of us haven't. But some of us are at a different level of understanding. We're not all Dr. Paul now.

But Chris Kyle and those like him are not the policy makers, doctor. As Americans, we don't go over to the graves of even the German soldiers from World War II and dance on them - because it's what sets us apart. A fundamental respect for life.

Would you tweet something similar about someone who smokes? "Well, He died of cancer. huh?He who lives by the cigarette dies by the cigarette?"

Would you tweet the same thing about those involved in auto accidents? How about pilots, and those in the muted media? Is this how you would react if some doctor would make some staement about Rock Hudson or Freddie Mercury?

Somehow or another I think not.

Chris Kyle gave all that he had as a volunteer for his country. In a nation that doesn't require mandatory service on anything, doesn't even require responsibility anymore, we rely on those few who're truly special, those few who're driven to put their lives where their beliefs are, and Chris Kyle did so repeatedly.

Dr. Paul, so many Americans admire you because you were willing to put yourself out there in Washington for a cause in which you believe. Chris Kyle was no different. He was willing to put himself out there for a cause in which he believed. Except he did it with other people actually shooting at him in the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan.

Quite honestly what Ron Paul wrote yesterday sounds more of the ramblings of Code Pink, the New Black Panthers, or the Westboro Church. I can't decide which one you've gained a membership in - maybe all of them. It's more the statements of members of one of those organizations than an elder statesman newly retired from office in the service of United States of America.

It's beneath you, Dr. Paul.

You know what one of our problems is as a country? We're no longer decent to one another. ANd I know there are many who would say 'Talk about the pot calling the kettle black'. I know. I know. But see, that's the point of being human. Recognizing your mistakes and then trying to be better the next day. When you assess a problem, when you know what we shouldn't be in all of these foreign wars. You admit your mistake and you move forward. You know, we shouldn't have the PATRIOT Act because they didn't mean the sunset. Then what are you going to do? Honesty and decency is required.

What I want to say is not always what should be said. Example, right now to Dr. Ron Paul. Why shouldn't it be said? Because we should be civil to one another. And we've all said things that we shouldn't have said. And maybe that's the way Ron Paul feels about this tweet last night. Maybe he regrets this serious, serious error in judgment. I hope so.

I hope that his isolationist views when it comes to the US military hasn't blinded him that he can't take a pause and reflect on life of the sacrifice, and the courage and honor of the men and women that put their lives every single day because Congress and President demand it. Because liberty demands it. Even if you disagree.

Ron Paul and to his supporters, I deal in the free speech. I deal in the First Amendment every single day. And I know unlike like most that freedom of speech that amendment the only real speech that requires protection is the speech like this that others might find ugly and offensive. I find Ron Paul's speech ugly and offensive. But I defend his right to say it. And I would not violate nor ask anyone else violate it by having him silenced. More speech, not less speech. But it requires all of us in responsible ways to respond. Because that is the right that so many like Chris Kyle fought for.

I'm becoming more and more Libertarian every day. I love these people who just that pretend they were born Libertarian. I'm sorry I'm imperfect. I guess I'm an imperfect species, but I'm learning something new every day. And I learned a few years ago - I think it was six years I started calling for the troops to return home. Again today I called for an end to the war. Like Ron Paul I've been calling for this war to be over and our troops to be pulled out of not just the Middle East but also Europe. What are we doing in Asia anymore?

I know that's not good enough for some Libertarians, and that's fine. Because if kicking a man who's now dead or kicking a family when they're down makes one a Libertarian, let me tell you something, you so-called "guardians of liberty" have grossly misread what is required for man to look like himself. And for man to create a civil society we must first be civil to each other.

For those in this audience who have wondered over and over again why I haven't, and why I could never support Ron Paul, this should finally answer your question.

We've heard a lot about critical race theory lately, and for good reason: It's a racist ideology designed to corrupt our children and undermine our American values. But most of what we see are the results of a process that has been underway for decades. And that's not something the mainstream media, the Democrat Party, and even teachers unions want you to know. They're doing everything in their power to try and convince you that it's no big deal. They want to sweep everything under the rug and keep you in the dark. To fight it, we need to understand what fuels it.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck exposes the deep-seated Marxist origins of CRT and debunks the claims that it's just a harmless term for a school of legal scholarship. Newsweek opinion editor Josh Hammer joins to argue why we must ban critical race theory from our schools if we want to save a very divided nation.

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On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck blasted the Democrats — and anyone else on the left — who have been so eager to open our southern U.S. border for the past several months, but also willing to turn a blind eye to the Cuban people in need of help today.

"While we are welcoming people from any country, all over the world, without any kind of information, and setting them into our country, putting them on American planes paid for by American taxpayers," Glenn began. "And our Coast Guard Cutters are turning these [Cuban] people away. Shame on you! Shame on you!"

Glenn said that he's "sick and tired" of hearing about "brave" leftist activists like Colin Kaepernick, who protest the America flag while wearing Che Guevara and Fidel Castro t-shirts. Meanwhile, the Cuban people are risking their lives by taking to the sea to escape their oppressive regime and come to America.

"Anybody who glorifies Che doesn't know their ass from their elbow. You can't call them a human rights activist. You're protesting the American flag, because you so deeply believe in the right to be free? And yet, you wear a Che T-shirt?" Glenn said.

Glenn went on to argue that, even though the left has "bastardized" the meaning of our country, he still believes America is the best nation on Earth. In fact, he'd give up his citizenship "in a heartbeat" if another country could prove to be better, more noble, and more free. But no other nation exists like ours, he said, which is why it's so imperative we fight for freedom here, in Cuba, and around the world.

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There's a new "reality" spreading, and the mere act of questioning it has become incredibly dangerous, Wall Street Journal investigative journalist Abigail Shrier told Glenn on the most recent episode of "The Glenn Beck Podcast."

Shrier's book, "Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters," exposes the radical gender activism that — like critical race theory — has overtaken our children's schools and culture. But even worse, she warned, it could end your parental rights for good.

Shrier made it clear she is by no means "anti-trans," but simply speaking up against the extremes of this new "reality" has made her enemy No. 1 to many activists. Her book has been bashed so hard by the Left that Target has stopped selling it twice, Amazon once banned ads for it, and the American Booksellers Association even called sending it to others "a serious, violent incident."

In the clip below, Shrier explained why she believes "there may be no hope for the public school system."

"You have teachers behaving like activists across the country who have no interest in actually teaching. They believe their job is to remake your child," she asserted. "We're seeing so much evidence of that, I think it's fair to say that it may be too deeply rooted in the ideology being taught in public school. I'm not sure that the public school system is redeemable at this point."

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What is actually in Texas' new GOP-led voting bill? Nearly every Texas House Democrat fled the state to block its passage, calling it racist and oppressive, and President Joe Biden backed them as well.

But Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Friday to set the record straight and call out the lies: All of these claims are "completely false." He also explained his promise to "arrest" the Texas House Democrats when they return to the Lone Star State.

"What is in the bill is completely different than what they're saying, what Kamala Harris is saying, what President Biden is saying. What's in the bill actually increases the number of hours that people have to vote in the state of Texas. In the state of Texas, we have at least 12 days of early voting, and we are adding hours to those days. And on top of that, we are giving people time off from work to be able to vote. Bottom line, we're making it easier to vote in the state of Texas," Gov Abbott explained.

"In comparison, Delaware — the state that President Biden votes in — has exactly zero hours of early voting," he added. "That said, there is one thing that we're doing in the state of Texas, and that is we're making sure we tighten the reins on mail-in ballots that can lead to voter fraud. And it's not me saying that. It's a federal judge, appointed by Barack Obama, in Corpus Christi, Texas, who wrote in a legal opinion that voter fraud occurs, quote, in abundance as it concerns mail-in ballots. We know. Texans know. There is fraud in mail-in ballots in the state of Texas. It must be fixed. That's one thing we're trying to do. That being said, all these claims that we're denying people the right to vote and yada, yada, yada, are completely false."

Abbott went on to discuss the much-debated voter ID laws in Texas and to explain why Democrats insist on calling basic voter ID requirements "racist."

"When Democrats do not have truth on their side, they resort to one single word and that is 'racism' ... Texas implemented voter ID almost a decade ago, and when we went through that fight, what word did they use? Racism," he said. "Guess what? After Texas imposed voter ID requirements in the state of Texas, there have been more people voting and more people of color who went to vote. Voting didn't get harder. It got easier and more abundant in the state of Texas. And so, once again, Democrats have absolutely no legal standing, other than to say, 'racism.'"

Glenn asked Gov. Abbott to explain his pledge to "arrest" the Democratic lawmakers that fled once they return to Texas.

"Let me explain how this works. So, whenever there is a break of quorum, which is what is happening now — meaning there is not a sufficient number of people who are showing up to the Texas House of Representatives for the Texas House to engage in business. Whenever there's a quorum break like that, the House issues what's called a 'call on the House.' And when that happens, the sergeant-at-arms is authorized to work with the Texas Department of Public Safety, to — you can call it arrest, apprehend, whatever you want to call it — any of the members who are not in the Texas House of Representatives and bring them to the Texas House where they will be 'cabined' with no ability to leave the Texas House chamber, without a permission slip from the speaker."

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