We have a choice: Love or Hate

Glenn recounts a recent incident that he’s seen too many times. Walking down the street, with his family, and someone who disagrees with him politically starts viciously berating him. Pat was also with Glenn and wanted to give this person a piece of his mind - how did Glenn respond? The way he hopes to teach his kids how to respond.

Glenn explained that during a trip to Anchorage with Pat and his family for an event, a woman started yelling at him and calling him a "hater" and a "racist". He was walking with Pat, his son Raphe, and his small security team.

As security moved to get Glenn and Raphe to safety, Glenn stopped and simply responded to her: I love you.

At first she was undeterred, but after three times of her shouting and Glenn only responding with love she stopped.

"What was true in the end, if we were both stripped down and we had nothing but the essence of who we are, it is true. If we were both at the pearly gates, we wouldn't be arguing about politics. I would tell her I love her. If she were laying in the streets bleeding to death, I would help her."

"When you get down and you have nothing left, that's when you realize you're either love or hate. And I refuse to be hate. I don't want it. I don't want it in my life. I'm tired. I'm tired of it. And love has an amazing power."

"We think we're not teaching our kids. We think we've blown it. Well, here's your opportunity. My son, I don't know what my children are going to think. I really don't. We shield them from an awful lot, and maybe I'm making the same mistake that so many of us make on September 11th. I think I'm protecting them, but maybe I'm not. My son said, 'why, dad? Why do people say that about you?' I said that I had the strength to say that because of my son. I wanted him to know. I wanted him to see the difference. How do you respond? I wanted him to see hatred and love side by side and let him choose. Which did he want?"

"Day before yesterday, I come home, I'm dead‑tired after the show, long day, not feeling well, and I get home and I have meetings that night at the house. The guys from the offices in New York are in. We're working on so many different things and my wife had just said, 'This is the last meeting at the house.' And I said, 'I know, honey.' She said, 'We've got to have the family time.' I said, 'I know.' And she was right. And we eat and then I go into my office and Joe writes and says, 'Glenn, we can pull this off if you can find the trucks' and so I tweet from my office. And I call my wife in and I said, 'Honey, I think we're going to go to Oklahoma tonight.'"

"Now, it's 8:00. Just finishing up my meeting. Supposed to read to my son. We're on I think Book 7 of the Lemony Snicket. And I go into my bedroom and I start to pack. And my son comes in and he's in his pajamas and he's holding his Series of Unfortunate Events in his hand and in such an honest way, he comes in and he said, 'Dad, why do you have to leave?'"

"I got down on my knees with him and I said, 'Do you see the pictures that we watched together on television when I came home? Do you see what's happening?' He said yes. And I said, 'That's not just something on television. That's real. And those people don't have any food. They don't have any water. They don't have anything. Their dads can't tuck them into bed and read to them. I have to go because that's what we're supposed to do, Raphe.' So proud of him. He just gave me a hug, told me he loved me, and I told him I loved him and we'd read tomorrow night."

"I got home yesterday blurry‑eyed. I could barely stay awake. I read to him. I'm not sure if the book completely made sense the way I was reading it. I don't know if you've ever read to your kids when you're really, really tired and you're like, 'And then cat... fishbowl... I put on my pants...'."

"But we teach our kids. We teach our kids exactly who we are, by what we do and what we say. They are always watching."

Glenn Beck: Why MLK's pledge of NONVIOLENCE is the key to saving America

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Listen to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s pledge of nonviolence and really let it sink in: "Remember always that the nonviolent movement seeks justice and reconciliation — not victory."

On the radio program, Glenn Beck shared King's "ten commandments" of nonviolence and the meaning behind the powerful words you may never have noticed before.

"People will say nonviolent resistance is a method of cowards. It is not. It takes more courage to stand there when people are threatening you," Glenn said. "You're not necessarily the one who is going to win. You may lose. But you are standing up with courage for the ideas that you espouse. And the minute you engage in the kind of activity that the other side is engaging in, you discredit the movement. You discredit everything we believe in."

Take MLK's words to heart, America. We must stand with courage, nonviolently, with love for all, and strive for peace and rule of law, not "winning."

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Conservatives are between a rock and a hard place with Section 230 and Big Tech censorship. We don't want more government regulation, but have we moved beyond the ability of Section 230 reforms to rein in Big Tech's rising power?

Rachel Bovard, Conservative Partnership Institute's senior director of policy, joined the Glenn Beck radio program to give her thoughts and propose a possibly bipartisan alternative: enforcing our existing antitrust laws.

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Dan Bongino, host of The Dan Bongino Show, is an investor in Parler — the social media platform that actually believes in free speech. Parler was attacked by Big Tech — namely Amazon, Apple, and Google — earlier this week, but Bongino says the company isn't giving up without a fight. In fact, he says, he's willing to go bankrupt over this one.

Dan joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he calls a "smear" campaign behind the scenes, and how he believes we can move forward from Big Tech's control.

"You have no idea how bad this was behind the scenes," Dan told Glenn. "I know you're probably thinking ... well, how much worse can the attack on Parler have gotten than three trillion-dollar companies — Amazon, Apple, and Google — all seemingly coordinated to remove your business from the face of the Earth? Well, behind the scenes, it's even worse. I mean, there are smear campaigns, pressure campaigns ... lawyers, bankers, everyone, to get this company ... wiped from the face of the earth. It's incredible."

Dan emphasized that he would not give up without a fight, because what's he's really fighting for is the right to free speech for all Americans, regardless of their political opinions, without fear of being banned, blacklisted, or losing jobs and businesses.

"I will go bankrupt. I will go absolutely destitute before I let this go," he said. "I have had some very scary moments in my life and they put horse blinders on me. I know what matters now. It's not money. It's not houses. It's none of that crap. It's this: the ability to exist in a free country, where you can express your ideas freely."

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Joe Biden's administration is getting ready for something historic, but we're all being distracted. And now that Biden has hired at least 14 former or current executives from Big Tech — experts at colluding to censor unflattering news about Biden — Americans must be laser-focused on what's coming.

On January 20, the most corrupt president in American history will be inaugurated, and it looks like some of his cabinet choices were picked specifically so everything just – poof – goes away. The administration nominees appear to be all about preserving corruption, crony capitalism, and executing a Great Reset. Those same people also have one more thing in common: Ukraine.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn exposes their radical agenda in their own words and gives U.S. senators the questions they must ask before confirming corrupt nominees to some of the highest offices in the country.

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