Standing up to the Republican and Democratic parties

When will Republicans and Democrats stand up for themselves and their principles? When will they stop blindly serving a party where the establishment holds onto power with the grip of a rabid dog? Tired of the typical games, Glenn challenged Americans to stand up to the party hacks on both sides of the aisle.

Earlier this week, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said: “Let me reiterate what our position is, and it is unequivocal. We will not negotiate with Republicans in Congress over Congress’ responsibility to pay the bills that Congress has racked up, period…We have never defaulted, and we must never default. That is our position, 100 percent, full stop.”

“He blames all of the spending on Congress. And he's right. Congress is the only one that can write these checks. Congress is the purse. And so he's blaming Congress and the Republicans,” Glenn said.

Glenn said he is waiting for members of Congress to stand up and say they’ve had enough. For all the talk from Republicans saying they will listen to their constituents and attempt to defund Obamacare, only a few of them are really taking action.

On the other hand, President Obama, the most powerful Democrat in the country, is preparing for war in Syria which will only entangle America in foreign affairs with no clear path to victory or objectives, a scenario not too different from what the liberals attacked George Bush for doing in Iraq.

“When are the Republicans, when are the democrats going to stand up? And I would love to see them stand up together and say we just want some common sense. We just want people to say what they mean and mean what they say,” Glenn said. “If somebody has the guts to actually do that and if you could put together three Republicans and two democrats, you'd have a movement.”

Glenn said he has spoken privately with at least one Senator who agrees that the establishment will soon have to face the fact they have lost the faith and trust of the American people, and with it their grip on power. But that same Senator said that the American people also don’t realize how hard the establishment will fight to stay in power.

“We have to be humble and decent and join with one another. We have to go out of our way. I would ask you to be a missionary, if you're a -- a Republican or a Democrat -- be a missionary and go out and don't try to convert anybody's thinking onto your way. Go out and say can we stand together? Because I know you know this isn't right. I know you know. And I'm not asking you to join me in what I think is right. I'm asking you to stand next to me while I take my party apart. You take your party apart. And let's be people again. Let's be neighbors again. Let's be Americans again. We don't have to agree, but we both do agree that there's no common sense in Washington, D.C., and it's got to stop.”

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?

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Enough prayers? Why is supposed Catholic Joe Biden suggesting that Congress ought to stop praying for after someone commits acts of gun violence?

On Friday, Stu Burguiere and Pat Gray filled in for Glenn and discussed President Joe Biden's remarks during his speech on gun control. "Enough prayers. Time for some action," Biden said. Stu and Pat were surprised how dismissive Biden appeared to be on the idea of prayer.

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Just days after Canadian pastor James Coates was released from prison for refusing to bow to COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, several police officers showed up at another church to ensure restrictions were being followed. But Polish pastor Artur Pawlowski of the Cave of Adullam Church in Alberta, Canada, knew his rights, telling the cops not to come back until they had a warrant in hand.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere played a video of the interaction.

"Please get out. Please get out of this property immediately. Get out!" Pawlowski can be heard yelling at the six officers who entered his church.

"Out! Out! Out! Get out of this property immediately until you come back with a warrant," he continued. "Go out and don't come back. I don't want to talk to you. You Nazis, Gestapo is not allowed here! ... Nazis are not welcome here! Do not come back you Nazi psychopaths. Unbelievable sick, evil people. Intimidating people in a church during the Passover! You Gestapo, Nazi, communist fascists! Don't you dare come back here!"

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