What's the secret to happiness? 'Simplicity'

What's the secret behind happiness? Glenn has certainly found something that works for his family: no video games! And, of course, more family game time.

"I told you about maybe three or four weeks ago that I've always had a hard time being diligent on reading the scriptures. I usually read them every night myself, but I have a hard time reading them with the family and, you know, my faith teaches that if you have family prayer and family scripture study every single night and a family home evening where you just play games, your world will change," Glenn said on radio this morning.

The Beck family has experimented with no electronics and video games before, but never for an extended period of time. About a month ago, however, Glenn came home and insisted they rid themselves of superfluous electronics, especially video games, and if anyone violated the rule he threatened to throw everything in the bottom of the pool.

"The family has really worked hard on it. We went on our vacation here just this last week and it was the best family vacation we have ever had. And it was simple. We did nothing. We went up to the farm and we were just on the farm and we fed the horses, we rode the horses, we cleaned out the barn one day, we moved logs. I mean, that's all we did. And we played cards, we played games, and I told you about three, four weeks ago that we started ‑‑ because I could not ever get the family to sit down because it would always be at the end of the night. We'd do it right before bed and then you'd be like everybody was tired and let's just blow it off; we'll do it tomorrow," he said.

"I finally said, enough is enough. If you're going to eat, you're coming with your scriptures and we're reading our scriptures. And so we read our scriptures every night during a meal and we just, each one reads a verse and we talk about one chapter every night."

"Between getting rid of the video games, getting rid of the electronics and so now it is, television time is we all sit down as a family to watch it and so we're all watching it together or we're not watching it. Between that, reading our scriptures at dinner every single night, saying our prayers every single night, and dedicating ourselves to what the real priorities are."

" I mean, I saw a real change in me even yesterday. Guy came with me from work. We had a whole bunch of work to do. I went home. It was 4:00 in the afternoon and I went home and Tania said, 'Raphe has been, you know, invited over to his friend's house to play soccer.' And I said, 'Well, I thought we were going to watch the rest of the football game this afternoon.' And she said, 'Oh, that's right.' And I said, just ask Raphe. Tell him I'm here. If he wants to watch the rest of the football game. Otherwise, he can go with his friends. Expecting he would go with his friends to play soccer. And he came downstairs and he was like, 'No. Dad, I can play anytime. Dad and I are going to watch the football game.'"

"That's huge. And so he watched the football game. And here's the change in me. This friend of mine said, 'You want to do ‑‑ you want to ‑‑ can we do some extra stuff now, or should we do it...' and I looked at him and said, 'No. See you tomorrow.' And family was my priority."

"My family made us the priority, and we have seen a massive change, massive change. And I have to tell you, I was truly afraid of losing my family or losing members of my family in the last year. It's been hair‑raising. And as Pat knows, our family has gone through, you know, a few ship wrecks in the past and this one scared me more than any of them. And what a difference just reconnecting to the basics."

"Everyone will tell you that vacations have to be fancy, they have to be whatever. Really, my kids were throwing rocks at posts and playing with sticks, and I know, for guns. I couldn't stop it all. Playing with sticks as guns. And then we were playing cards and we did not turn on a television," Glenn said.

Glenn said that in the end, the secret to happiness can be found in the time-tested simple things in life.

"Simplicity, things that are authentic, things that are time‑tested are the answer. It is not about running somebody to ballet class or a karate class, it is not about signing up for football, it's not about having the right clothes, it's not about having the right house," Glenn said. " We have the luxury of having everything that we need and then comparing it to what most people have, and what most people have is better than having everything. And I know that's easy for me to say, but we have lived it and it is ‑‑ it's worth appreciating that everything you need is already there. Everything that's really important and the secret to your happiness is already there."

As the Senate prepares for former President Trump's second impeachment trial, many are asking whether it's constitutional to try a president after leaving office. Alan Dershowitz, lawyer and host of the of "The Dershow," joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to talk about the legal battles Trump still faces.

Dershowitz said he believes the Senate doesn't have the authority to convict Trump, now that he's a private citizen again, and thus can't use impeachment to bar him from running for office again.

"The Constitution says the purpose of impeachment is to remove somebody. He [Trump] is out of office. There's nothing left to do.
It doesn't say you can impeach him to disqualify him for the future. It says, if you remove him you can then add disqualification, but you can't just impeach somebody to disqualify them," Dershowitz said.

"The Senate can't try ordinary citizens. So once you're an ordinary citizen, you get tried only in the courts, not in the Senate. So it's clearly unconstitutional," he added.

Dershowitz, who served on Trump's legal team during the first impeachment trial, also discussed whether he thinks Trump is legally (or even just ethically) responsible for the Capitol riot earlier this month, and whether those engaging in violence could be considered "domestic terrorists."

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A new, shocking CBS News poll shows that the majority of Americans believe they're facing a new enemy: other Americans.

More than two-thirds of poll respondents said they believe democracy in the U.S. is "threatened," and 54% said "other people in America" are the "biggest threat to the American way of life," rather than economic factors, viruses, natural disasters, or foreign actors.

Will it be possible to unite our nation with statistics like that? On "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn and Stu discussed the poll numbers and what they mean for our future.

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Countless leaders on the left are now arguing that removing President Donald Trump from office won't be enough — they're now calling for the president's "cult-like" supporters to be "deprogrammed." And it's not just fringe politicians.

During an appearance on "Real Time with Bill Maher" last week, former NBC anchor Katie Couric said, "The question is, how are we going to really almost deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump."

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi questioned whether the nation needs "a 9/11-type commission" to determine whether President Trump was colluding with Russian President Vladimir Putin "the day that the insurgents invaded our Capitol." Clinton also made sure to include her favorite "deplorables" in her unsubstantiated conspiracy theory:

"But we now know that not just [Trump] but his enablers, his accomplices, his cult members, have the same disregard for democracy," Clinton said to Pelosi.

Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson and New York Times Magazine's Nikole Hannah-Jones agreed that there is a need for "millions of Americans, almost all white, almost all Republicans" to be deprogrammed and punished, during an MSNBC interview last week.

Now, a story from the Washington Post is also preaching that narrative and even added that we need more restrictions for conservatives on social media and in the broadcast industry.

"So now we have to be deprogrammed? We've heard this over and over and over and over again, for months," said Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday. He read through the shocking details of the Washington Post op-ed and discussed the extraordinary dangers of the latest anti-conservative movement in America.

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As calls for censorship and restrictions against conservative voices get louder, Glenn Beck said he feels an "awesome responsibility" to speak, not the words he'd personally like to say, but those he believes the Lord would want him to share.

"It's an awesome responsibility, and one that I am not worthy of," Glenn said. "I want to say ... what He wants me to say. And I have to listen very carefully, because I feel the same way you do. But that will get us nowhere."

Glenn said it's time for Americans who are awake — not woke — to come together, no matter which side of the political aisle you're on, and stand with the truth.

"We are the Alamo, we will stand. But we desperately, desperately need you," Glenn said. "We need the people who are awake — not woke — awake. You may disagree with us. We are your allies, not your enemies. And if you will not stand with us in our hour of need, there will be no one left to stand with you in your hour of need. We must all come together, anyone who is awake."

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