Could this be the man that defeats Lindsey Graham?

A couple weeks ago, Glenn started a movement…Operation Defeat Lindsey Graham. He offered airtime to any conservative candidate willing to run against Senator Lindsey Graham in South Carolina. In a state like South Carolina, there's no excuse to have a progressive Republican in office — it's a deeply conservative state.

Pat and Stu took the efforts to the next level when they had former Congressman Allen West on the Pat & Stu show. The duo went so far as to offer to buy him a home in South Carolina so that he would be eligible to run for Graham's Senate seat. Unfortunately, West didn't take the bate, however, there may be another possible option, South Carolina State Senator Lee Bright.

Glenn spoke to Lee on the radio program this morning to learn a little bit more about him as a candidate and a person.

During his conversation, Bright stated that he was a fan of the flat tax, including the one presented in Senator Rand Paul's budget proposal. He also shared that he is very religious and a proponent of a limited government — both qualities Glenn was happy to hear.

"I think government's way too much in our lives as it is, especially the federal government.  And I think states have a lot of purview when it comes to instituting laws.  But the federal government's powers are numbered obviously, and they have gone way outside their powers and they have neglected, the core of what they are supposed to do," Bright said. "They are not protecting our borders, they're not instituting sound foreign policy, they're not even taking care of our soldiers who go off and fight and come back without arms and legs and then we tell them they've got to wait nine months now on the disability claims instead of six.  It's abhorrent the way we treat our veterans."

Stu took the reigns of the interview (…Glenn was likely off printing Lee Bright 2014 bumper stickers). Stu asked the state Senator to clarify what he means when he says he is very religious. There are a lot of politicians who like to use their faith as a weapon to tax the American people and build the welfare state.

Bright responded by explaining that those politicians are trying to make the state take the role of the church. It's the church's role to take care of those in need — not the state.

"The state is trying to take the place of God in our society, and that's where we've really gone awry," Bright responded. "I mean, we have to come together in our churches instead. I'm a Southern Baptist but a lot of our churches are focused on building bigger buildings and growing larger congregations and, the point ought to be being the, the arms of Christ and taking care of these people that are downtrodden. That's not the role of the state.  All the state can do is take money from one group of folks, mismanage it tremendously and then give it to another."

All good answers from Glenn's point of view. Now what about gun control…where does Bright stand on that?

"I think gun control is really like people control.  I mean, it's liberty control.  If you can defend yourself, you have a lot less need for government," Bright stated.

Bright is actively taking actions in the state Senate to fight for the Constitutional Carry bill, which is basically a law that wouldn't make you go through the state to assert one of your constitutional rights.

Not surprisingly, Sen. Lindsey Graham isn't exactly "supportive" of the bill.

"Senator Bright, one of Lindsey Graham's nicknames is Lindsey Grahamnesty.  What is your plan for immigration?  Are you in favor of this comprehensive immigration reform thing?" Pat asked.

"No.  You know, my thing is I don't want to get a permanent underclass and I think that's what Obama's goal is a permanent underclass, and he's going to get folks in here and sign them up for welfare and sign them up to vote and then he can, you know, use the product of the producers in order to buy votes and that's just not what I want to support," the Senator replied.

He did clarify that he is a supporter of immigration — he doesn't want the borders closed. Sen. Bright believes that America is the melting pot.

If all goes well for the state Senator, in a short 15 months, he'll be running against Lindsey Graham for the United States Sentate. However, the road ahead of him isn't an easy one.

"I think we're at the Battle of Trenton right now and we've got a choice, either we're going to have a nation or we're not," Sen. Bright told Glenn. "And if we don't, if we don't get behind Rand Paul and what he's trying to do and Ted, Ted Cruzes of the world, I don't think we can survive.  I mean, we're at the tipping point and people have realized that they can vote away the possessions of others and they can, you know, even get a free cellphone.  So I mean, we're at a point to where if we don't make our stand now, there will be nothing to stand for."

So far so good for Operation Defeat Lindsey Graham.

A virus has escaped the university labs and is super-spreading through our culture. It's called Critical Race THEORY and what used to be a fringe topic in the academic world is now a dangerous Marxist REALITY infecting our public schools where students are taught the U.S. is a "parasitic system" based on the "invasion" of "white male settlers."

On Glenn TV this week, Glenn Beck exposes how some teachers are being instructed to "cash in on kids' inherent empathy" in order to train them to become "activist intellectuals," starting as early as first grade.

CRT is an absolute toxin to America and Glenn warns that in just one generation the Constitution, freedom, and true equality will be totally destroyed. Yet, any opposition to the spread of this disease is shouted down as racism and bigotry. If Critical Race Theory is not already in your local school curriculum, it will be soon.

Joined by Asra Nomani, Vice President for Strategy and Investigations at Parents Defending Education, Glenn arms you with the facts about CRT so you can stand up to this tyranny in your community.

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Ezra Levant, founder of Rebel News, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to describe the shocking footage he and his team captured of Canadian police harassing and even arresting Rebel News reporters during a protest in Montreal.

Video clips show officers making remarks about the "Jew" reporters and calling Rebel News "Jew media." Reporters are pulled out of crowds, handcuffed, slammed against vehicles and arrested. Some have been fined "thousands and thousands" of dollars "because they had cameras pointed at the police," said Levant.

Another video clip shows Canadian police demanding entrance to a rented Airbnb houseboat without a warrant.

"They the claimed it was an illegal gathering. It was just a B and B," Levant explained. "I told them to get a warrant. I went out there ... and they wouldn't let me back in.... It turned into a ten-hour standoff. They couldn't find a judge willing to give them a search warrant, so to punish us, they called the whole thing a crime scene. They actually wouldn't let any of my team off the boat unless they submitted to a personal search, which is illegal. And the craziest part, is that they arrested one of my guys, took him to jail, and they said this to us: We will hold him in jail until you let us search the Airbnb without a warrant."

Levant said nearly all Canadian media have ignored the insane attacks, warrantless searches and seizures, and the jailing of journalists, and warned Americans to take note and protect our First Amendment rights.

"If you do not protect your First Amendment, if you do not hold those hard-won freedoms, you will be like what we are," he said. "This is your future if you don't protect your First Amendment."

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On Monday's episode of "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn opened up about the tragic death of his brother-in-law, Vincent Colonna Jr., who passed away unexpectedly on April 5. He also shared some of the important thoughts and insights he's learned through the grieving process.

"Last Monday, I was sitting in this chair ... the two-minute warning comes and Stu said to me, 'You ready for the show?'' ... And that's when my wife [Tania] came to the door of the studio here at our house and said, 'I...' and she held the phone up. And then she collapsed on the floor in tears," Glenn began. "Tania's brother had passed. To say this was a shock, is an understatement."

Glenn described his brother-in-law as having "a servant's spirit."

"He was always the guy who lit up the room. He was always the guy helping others. He would never stop, because he was always helping others," Glenn said of Vincent. "He was on the school board. He was a little league coach. He was the soccer coach. He helped build the church. He took care of the lawn of the church. He was constantly doing things, raising money for charity, working over here, helping to organize this. But he was never the guy in the spotlight. He was just the guy doing it, and you had no idea how much he had done because he never talked about it.

"We also didn't know how much mental anguish he was in because he never talked about it. And last Monday morning, after spending Easter with the family ... he killed himself. This is now the third family member of mine that has gone through this. And I keep seeing it play out over and over and over again, in exactly the same way."

Glenn described his thoughts as he, Tania, and her family struggled to come to grips with the devastating loss.

"I learned some really important things as I was watching this wake. I'm seeing these people from all walks of life ... the people that were there, were there because [Vince] made a difference in their life. He was a true servant. As I'm watching this, all that kept going through my mind was, 'by their fruits, ye shall know them.' The fruits of his labor were on display. He was a servant all the time. All the time ... he found a way to love everybody.

"There are two great commandments: Love God with all your heart and mind and soul. And love your neighbor. So those two great commandments boil down to: Love truth. Because that's what God is," Glenn said.

"Love thy neighbor. That's where joy comes from. The opposite of joy is despair, and that is the complete absence of hope ... and how do you find joy? You find joy by rooting yourself in the truth. Even if that's a truth you don't want to accept. Accept the truth," he added. "But we have to stop saying that there's nothing we can do. What are we going to do? Well, here's the first thing: stop living a lie."

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After imprisoning a pastor for refusing to follow COVID-19 restrictions, Canadian officials barricaded his church. And when some church members retaliated by tearing down part of the fence, Canadian Mounties arrived in riot gear.

Rebel News Founder Ezra Levant joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to give his insight on the crazy situation. He described the new, armed police presence surrounding GraceLife Church in Edmonton, Alberta, and how it not only encouraged hundreds of protesters to stand with the church in support but forced congregation members underground to worship as well.

What's happening is eerily similar to what occurs everyday in China, Levant says, and it must stop. Who would have thought this type of tyranny would be so close to home?

Watch the video below to hear Ezra describe the religious persecution taking place in Canada.


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