Glenn explains why he asked David Barton to consider a Senate run

Last week, TheBlaze reported that David Barton had been approached by many TEA Party leaders in Texas about the possibility of running for Senator John Cornyn’s (R-TX) seat in 2014. While David has remained mum on the subject, on radio this morning, Glenn shared a conversation he had with his good friend in which he encouraged him to run.

“Well, let's address something we haven't talked about here. Let's talk about David Barton. Well, I will tell you this: About three weeks ago I called up the great senator from the State of Texas, David Barton, and I said, ‘David, you know, I've been talking about Louie Gohmert for a while, but I think I have even a better candidate.’ He said, ‘All right. Let's hear it.’ I said, ‘What would you say about a guy who knows the Constitution inside and out… knows the system really well? And people, I think, would be passionate for him,’” Glenn explained. “He said, ‘That's great. Who is it?’ And I said, ‘Senator David Barton.’ He didn't laugh and there was dead silence on the phone… He said, ‘Glenn, if the Lord tells me to do it, I'll do it. But so far I haven't heard.’”

“There's nowhere to go with that,” Pat conceded. “There's nowhere to go with that.”

Glenn went on to explain that he has heard similar answers from the other people he has approached. Both Rep. Gohmert and Rafael Cruz, the father of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), have told Glenn that a Senate run is something they would pray on and think hard about, but without some sort of urging from God, they would not be interested.

“So what I'd like to do is I'd like you to ask that David Barton suddenly receives a miracle ear,” Glenn joked. “And maybe this is just not the time… I think it would be a big deal. The smears on David would be enormous. David has a problem of, you know, going against Goliath – big, huge money.”

The story has already gained national attention, with MSNBC Morning Joe talking about David’s possible run this morning. Perhaps surprisingly, however, Joe Scarborough actually came to David’s defense.

"They call him an ‘evangelical historian.’ That's the first time I've ever heard of that. You can't be a Christian and a historian? An evangelical historian,” Glenn asked. “Look, hang on just a second. I got it right here, okay? Here's what it takes to be qualified for the U.S. Senate. Now see if David Barton lives up to this: You have to be 30 years old and an American citizen. David Barton, he's an evangelical Christian historian!”

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On Monday's radio program, Glenn Beck shared information that President Joe Biden decided to release on Friday — when fewer people would notice — regarding the Climate Finance report. This report is marketed to Americans as "A Roadmap To Build a Climate-Resilient Economy." But Glenn believes the report to be Biden's Great Reset warning shot to banks.

In this clip, Glenn warned that if Americans don't stand together, in eight years we all indeed will own nothing. Watch the clip for the full story. Can't watch? Download the podcast here.



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On today's radio program, Glenn Beck was joined by Bill O'Reilly to discuss the top stories of the week.

For O'Reilly, the biggest story this week centered around someone mysteriously missing from mainstream media news reports today: Mark Zuckerberg. Specifically, O'Reilly said it's the 'scandalous' way the Facebook CEO spent nearly $420 million to influence the 2020 election — and did so successfully.

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On Thursday's radio program, Grace Smith and her father, Andy, joined Glenn Beck on the phone and provided a first-hand account of Grace's refusal to wear a mask at school.

Smith, 16, began a maskless protest after her school district in Laramie, Wyoming, decided to implement a mask mandate. As a result, Grace received three suspensions, was issued two $500-citations, and was eventually arrested.

"How long were you in jail?" Glenn asked.

Grace said was taken to jail but was never booked nor was she was placed in a jail cell.

Glenn commended Grace's father, Andy, for raising such a "great citizen" and asked if it was Grace's idea to protest. Andy said it was Grace's idea, explaining that they took the position of arguing on the grounds of civil rights rather than the efficacy of wearing a mask.

Grace has since withdrawn from public school and started a home school program. She also told Glenn that she will continue to fight the school district, legally.

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It seems the Left wants a civil war and some on the Right want a national divorce. The country is split right now unlike anything Glenn Beck has ever witnessed. There are two sides: Those who want to fundamentally change this country and those who believe in KEEPING the experiment of liberty that the Founding Founders intended.

The ideological gap seems impossible to cross, but Glenn explains why he won't secede. David Reaboi, Claremont Institute senior fellow and author of "National Divorce Is Expensive, but It's Worth Every Penny," tells Glenn why a national breakup is not an impossibility just because it will be difficult.

What can we do to fight back … peacefully? How can the states that still believe in the Constitution create pockets of freedom in the shadow of tyranny? On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn answers that and provides a road map to preserving what the Left is trying to destroy.

Finally, James Simpson, author of "Who Was Karl Marx? The Men, the Motives and the Menace Behind Today's Rampaging American Left," provides solutions on the issues the "red states" must unite around before Left and Right America officially call it quits.

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