Learn about the soldier whose heroic actions saved the lives of many during the My Lai massacre

History is about so much more than memorizing facts. It is about the story. And, told in the right way, it is the greatest one ever written: Good and evil, triumph and tragedy, despicable acts of barbarism and courageous acts of heroism. Glenn’s latest book, Miracles and Massacres, is history as you’ve never heard it told. It’s incredible events that you never knew existed. And it’s stories so important and relevant to today that you won’t have to ask: Why didn’t they teach me this? 

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Courage is at the core of any soldier's character, but most veterans would agree that it took a special kind of bravery to fly helicopter reconnaissance in the Vietnam War.

When you imagine a combat helicopter you might picture a Blackhawk or a Cobra or an Apache – a fast, tough, armored aircraft with mounted guns and rockets and missiles to defend it. Hugh Thompson didn't fly one of those.

Think of one of those small, single-rotor helicopters with just a clear bubble for a cockpit – nothing bulletproof about it. It seats only three, a pilot and two gunners at the doors.

That's what Hugh Thompson flew.

His main job was to fly low into a hot zone before the troops arrived. Then, once the enemy started shooting at him he'd pinpoint the threat, warn his ground commanders, and call in the gunships to clear the way for an advance.

It was among the most dangerous jobs for any pilot. Hugh Thompson was one of the best, and he was shot down five times in his career – but this work saved a lot of lives, and it's what he wanted to do.

Though he was awarded the Air Medal, the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart, it's possible that you've never heard of Warrant Officer Hugh Thompson, Jr. If you know anything at all about the Vietnam War, though, you've certainly heard about the one day when he saved more lives than he ever had before.

In recognition of Hugh Thompson's actions on that day, a U.S. Congressman tried to have him court-martialed. Thompson was mocked and smeared, and he got death threats and hate-mail. It was 30 long years before his government would finally, officially, call him a hero.

On that 30-year anniversary the Army gave Hugh Thompson the Soldier's Medal – the most distinguished award for heroism not involving conflict with an armed enemy.

What did he do to earn that praise? And why did it take so long? You'll have to read the whole story in Miracles and Massacres to find out - but this is one of those chapters that has both a massacre AND a miracle. You’ll be ashamed of our country and proud of it, all at the same time.

Hugh Thompson: the light in the darkness of Vietnam’s My Lai Massacre - read his incredible story now in chapter 11 of Miracles and Massacres.

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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