Another one bites the dust? Jeff Flake flip flops on gun control

Glenn has always emphasized the importance of personal responsibility, but in light of what has been happening lately, he has also discussed the importance of listening to and trusting one’s inner voice as a source of guidance. What happens when we stop listening to the inner voice? And have our freshly elected leaders who started off strong in standing for their principles going to lose themselves to institutionalized corruption?

“Last night I went to our temple to pray. My wife and I spent the night just praying,” Glenn said on radio this morning. “And I have been looking for some answers on some things, and I think I got some last night. But one of them is, we have to start back at nursery school, just like we had to start back when I was on Fox, and we had to go back and learn all about the founders. We have to go back and learn about honor and integrity. We have to learn how to not be angry. We have to learn about our civil rights. We have to learn about how to make sure we never violate trust, how we can take responsibility.”

We have become so accustomed to hearing mantras like “Give me liberty, give me death” that seem to define the ethos of the American spirit, but Glenn asserts that it is not possible to have liberty without responsibility.

“It's not ‘Give me liberty, give me death.’ It's ‘Give me responsibility,’” Glenn said. “There is no liberty if I can't have the responsibility. If I can't choose for myself and I can't live with either the benefits or the problems that I created, there is no liberty. Give me responsibility or give me death because death comes from not having responsibility.”

Following the discovery of the three missing women in Cleveland, Ohio, many people who lived in the neighborhood came forward to say they suspected something was amiss, but they either brushed off their intuitions as paranoia or their claims were not taken seriously by others.

“I spoke about the alarm system in each of us, and the alarm system is being shut down,” Glenn said in reference to his monologue on last night’s Glenn Beck Program. “We are dismissing it.”

Not only must we take personal responsibility, but we must demand responsibility from those who represent us in government too. Glenn has long been a fan of Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ), but his actions lately have been seriously questionable.

“Let me report on this,” Glenn said. “Jeff Flake is somebody that we've been for. Jeff Flake is one of the guys who's the best on the economy. Jeff Flake is a friend. Jeff Flake is a guy I supported to be the senator. I fought for Jeff, and all of a sudden he is for comprehensive immigration reform. We have him on; he doesn't make any sense. We're like, ‘Jeff, you're misguided. You're misguided.’”

Now Sen. Flake is not just pro-immigration reform, but it seems as though he is now pro-gun control as well. “Now he has flip flopped on gun control. Now Jeff is suddenly for gun control, and he says he's doing it because maybe he can get a better deal on the Internet tax, that maybe they won't pass the Internet tax,” Glenn explained. “If he gives in on guns, then we won't get the Internet tax. I'll take the damn Internet tax over you taking my guns.”

Sen. Flake has only been in office some four months, and it looks like he has already compromised on some of his core values. Even Matt Kibbe of Freedom Works, a big of Sen. Flake, told Glenn in an email that he is afraid “we have lost Jeff Flake.”

More than anything else, this situation proves just how powerful the Washington machine has become. “Powerful, powerful, powerful people,” Glenn said of those in Washington D.C. “When you can turn a guy like Jeff Flake this quickly – four and a half months, they're powerful.”

Glenn went on to provide another example of politicians losing their way. Utah Republicans have apparently decided it is too controversial for them to continue to attend LDS “firesides,” which Glenn explained as “a time that you bring an expert into the church, and they will talk about whatever it is. They will talk about faith in their job, whatever the topic is.”

“I'm calling my LDS friends from Utah that are in Washington D.C. and telling them, you better stand up against this or you're going to lose your soul and here's why,” Glenn said. “I give talks at the firesides… and every time I go into a church and I speak, whether it's my church or another church, I always know whose time I'm on. I'm not on my time. I'm on God's time. And every time I give a talk, that's when I realize, am I off course… Because I'm saying this now in church on God's time. It keeps you centered. They know that. I swear to you they know that and so that's why they're suddenly saying, ‘We shouldn't talk in church.’ It is powerful evil that is going on. You can lose these guys in a heartbeat.”

In times like this, when the world seems to be turned upside down, a deep rooted faith is often the only way to help make sense of things. Glenn spoke of a passage from Corinthians that says God will take weak things to defeat the powerful, and He will take foolish things to defeat the wise.

“I have never understood foolish things. What does that mean exactly,” Glenn asked. “I'll tell you what that means: Glenn, you can't start your own network. You can't leave Fox. You'll never be able to afford it. You'll never be able to do this. You'll never be able to do that. What, are you crazy? You don't want to do that. You'll just cause more trouble. Don't do that. Hey, don't get involved.”

That is the mindset of so many of us who are afraid to speak up, speak out, do something new, do something different. But it is clear that we no longer have time to waste.

“Be foolish! Be foolish,” Glenn exclaimed. “Follow your heart! Follow what you know what is right on the inside! Follow your heart. Be foolish. It is the only way we win. Be foolish. Do the things everyone says, ‘Don't do that. That's foolish. That's foolishness. They'll destroy you. They'll smear you. You'll lose your reputation. You'll have nothing left in the end.’”

“I got news for ya,” he concluded. “Be willing to lose your life and you will gain it in the end.”

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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