Ron Paul on MSNBC: Homeschooling is a better alternative

This week alone, Glenn has shared two disturbing cases of the Bill of Rights literally being re-written in our children’s textbooks. An AP U.S. history textbook used in Denton, Texas defined the Second Amendment as “The people have the right to keep and bear arms in a state militia.” Meanwhile, students in Simpsonville, South Carolina were using a textbook that combined the Second and Third Amendments into one singular sentence: “The Second and Third Amendments — grant citizens the right to bear arms as members of a militia of citizen-soldiers and prevent the government from housing troops in private homes in peacetime.”

Cases like those, combined with ongoing concerns about the new Common Core standards, have lead many to question the state of education in America. Glenn has been vocal about his support and experience with homeschooling, and now former Senator Ron Paul has been speaking out about the benefits of homeschool.

“Ron Paul has a new mission in life. And amen, amen, amen,” Glenn said on radio this morning. “It is to get 20 or 25 percent of the population to be homeschooled. And you would not believe the response of the people on MSNBC in this interview. Listen to this interview with Ron Paul.”

RON PAUL: I want people to be able to home school their children. Not everybody is, this is designed to pick out the leaders who want to, and maybe 20 percent might be interested in doing this. But they would at least see, these would be leaders who then would be talking about running for Congress and understand why the Federal Reserve is a problem today. We have been conditioned, in all our schools, that it's good to have a very, very robust foreign policy, to be involved in all these countries, we've been taught the Federal Reserve is sacred except for the last few years people are questioning the Federal Reserve. We've been taught deficits are good. Everyone has been taught one of our greatest presidents was Woodrow Wilson, but if you're liberal or conservative, if you look at Woodrow Wilson, he was, he violently abused our civil liberties. He was the one that told us we had to march around the world. He was the one that changed our foreign policy. And I'd like to show that some of our presidents, the only great president have been warmongers and maybe people who argued for negotiations might be a better president. So it will be a different approach. But it will be up front. It will be the freedom philosophy. It will be based on individual freedom and not a collectivist approach.

“Can you imagine the perplexing expressions on the faces of the people at MSMBC right now,” Pat asked.

There are definitely some issues with Paul’s reasoning when it comes to the curriculum he proposes, but Glenn sees an even greater problem.

“It's not a chance this is going to happen. Only because once this kind of thinking starts to take real root, and it already is, the federal government has got to shut homeschoolers down,” Glenn explained. “They have to because you will have too many free thinkers out there.”

“Yeah, there's other problems with this though, too, Glenn,” Pat said. “Obviously. You're ignoring them.”

“I know,” Glenn said. “MSNBC is about to get to them. Thank goodness they're there.

COMMENTATOR: 20 percent of children being homeschooled that's going to mean a vast drop in the number of women in the work force because it's largely women who are doing the homeschooling. A lot of women can't afford to give up their jobs. A lot of families can't afford that and do we actually wants to be encouraging women not to take part of the work force because we know how valuable that diversity is. I'm just, I'm concerned about advocating homeschooling on this level when women are having such a hard time already, staying in the work force.

RON PAUL: Of course those are the problems created by what I'm trying to correct because they have to be in the work force and they have to work and not take care of kids because of the system that we have, because it's survival for them. So you are, you're absolutely right, there isn't a choice.

“Stop for a second,” Glenn said. “Only MSNBC could come up with something this insane. So excuse me. We would be hurting women because we would be encouraging them to stay home with their kids? Because of the diversity in the work place, that's more important than having mom at home, teaching her own children.?

“Oh, diversity in the workplace is way more important than that,” Pat quipped. “Ron's wrong about that – they're not absolutely right. Like Stu said, there's many women already – more than 20 percent already at home and could do this. Do they want to? I don't know. I don't know. That's up to them.

“You have to want to do it,” Glenn reiterated.

“You really do. Not everybody is equipped to do that and I get that fully,” Pat concluded. “But it would be a good thing for your kids and for America. I mean, whether it's the man or the woman, one parent in the home, bringing up the kids, would be a good thing. Hey, I don't know how we've lost sight of that.”

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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