WATCH: Rand Paul talks privacy, third parties, and the future of American politics

Last week, Glenn sat down with Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) for an in-depth interview about some of the biggest issues facing America today. The interview aired on Thursday's Glenn Beck Program, and Sen. Paul candidly explained why all Americans should fear the erosion of the Fourth Amendment and what he believes to be the future of American politics.

Earlier this week, Sen. Paul filed a historic class action lawsuit against the Obama Administration over the National Security Agency’s surveillance practices. While conservatives often fight tooth-and-nail for the Constitutional rights outlined in, say, the Second Amendment, they forget the overlapping rights afforded by the amendments.

"We need to understand there are other amendments, and they are just as important," he said. "You can have the right to own a gun and bear a gun, but if the government has the right to come into your house without a warrant and take that gun… You need the Fourth Amendment to tell the government, 'You can not come in my house unless you talk to a judge.' We separated the police power from the judiciary power."

The Fourth Amendment says:

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated; and no Warrants shall issue but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

"What part of this doesn't the government understand," Glenn asked.

While the issues Sen. Paul is fighting for are vitally important to the future freedoms of American citizens, Glenn questioned how we can make people care.

"You are having a really good intellectual argument, but most people don't care. How do you change things when the President can look people in the eye and say, 'You have your doctor; you can keep your doctor,'" Glenn asked. "He knew that was a lie when he said it, and nobody cares!"

"I would disagree that nobody cares," Sen. Paul responded. "I would say that if you want to get your message out and you want to win elections, you have to take your message to people in a way they can understand it."

That includes speaking to a younger voting demographic in terms they can relate to - something his father, former congressman Ron Paul (R-TX), did very well. Ron Paul ran for president as a third party candidate and made conservative ideals of small government and personal responsibility popular among a younger generation of voters that typically do not find the Republican Party's message appealing. Sen. Paul, however, is not so sure a third party is best way to affect change in the current political landscape.

So what does the future hold for Sen. Paul? For starters, he wants to see the Republican Party move in a newer, more inclusive direction. Sen. Paul watched the 'establishment GOP' tell Ronald Reagan to "sit down and shut up" in the primary against President Gerald Ford in 1976, but he also watched the conservative element of the party stand up for their principles. Ultimately, the party came together and rallied around Reagan. There is a very real opportunity for that to happen again, but the Republican Party needs to be willing to duke it out and emerge better and stronger.

"There is a struggle going on within the Republican Party… I am proud that there is a struggle, and I will struggle to make the Republican Party a different party, a bigger party, a more diverse party, and a party that can win national elections again," Sen. Paul said. "It is the ideas of liberty and presenting them to everyone, not just white folks with ties on."

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Christians are conflicted when it comes to President Donald Trump. Some proudly support him and his policies, while others just can't accept the man behind the boorish language.

Ruth Graham, daughter of the late evangelist Billy Graham, joined Glenn Beck on "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week to make a case for the president from a Christian's point-of-view.

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WATCH: Dem goes to Trump rally and realizes Dems are screwed in 2020

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On Thursday's radio program ,Glenn interviewed Dr. Karlyn Borysenko, who described what it was like attending a President Trump rally as a Democrat. She told Glenn Beck that crossing party lines is nearly forbidden in liberal circles but she branched out anyway — and learned quite a bit about the other side.

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Ryan: Bernie at the airport Holiday Inn

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Some poor guy booked a hotel at the Holiday Inn Airport Conference Center in Des Moines on February 3, 2020, assuming it would be a harmless Monday night. Only to find himself in the middle of an overflowing Bernie rally on the night of the caucuses.

For the record, the man was not a Bernie Sanders supporter. Far from it. He popped his head backward when I told him where I work, smiling. Well, grinning, to be precise.

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After her speech, Klobuchar wandered into the crowd, immediately submerged. Selfies. Everybody wanted them. A minute later, the other candidates began to appear on screen, giving speeches.

"Bernie," asked Justin Robert Young, host of Politics Politics Politics.

"Bernie," I said, and we paced to the car and lurked out onto the depopulated streets and the trenchant cold. But we were both bright with excitement, a couple of detectives. The valet attendants in their satin outfits saw two oddities, and they were right.

Justin Young and I had just left the Des Moines Marriott Downtown for Amy Klobuchar's "Amy for America caucus night party." She gave her speech, in a brilliant maneuver. I skated the Nissan down empty streets, quietly listening to Bernie's speech on the Iowa Public Radio station.

"I love this, what we're about to do," I said, gripping the wheel, words hurried, leaning forward, tapping my left boot. "We're going to hear Bernie talking, then we'll park, then walk through some doors and we will stroll into that very room as Bernie is giving the speech that's being broadcast to millions of people."

It was like how in the game Mario Bros., Mario can jump into giant green storm drains, occasionally. Like leaping into the television and joining the cast.

"There's nobody out on the roads," one of us said. "Holiday Inn, right up there." As broad-winged commercial airplanes floated overhead. We scoured for a parking spot and each second felt wasted. Urgent. We needed to be inside that hotel. But there was nowhere to park. Even the illegal spots were taken. Cars had creviced every inch of parking lot and curb and all that, had even jammed into dark pyramids of sludge.

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Rita Dove wrote, "I prefer to explore the most intimate moments, the smaller, crystallized details we all hinge our lives on."

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There were so many more journalists press at Bernie's event that the only media spots left were in the overflow room, which itself seemed at capacity. Dank, too. With a heavy vibe, like a sinister library.

The entire hotel exuded gloom. A quietness you hear in locker rooms after a game that should have ended differently.

Bernie supporters, dazed, stomped out into the snow, or to the bathrooms, or just in need of a bit of stomping.

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Back to Beechwood Lounge, where we watched the Super Bowl a day earlier. Although it felt like a week had passed since then.

Approaching midnight, by that point.

Because Justin consumes politics with an all-encompassing urgency. As if it's a duty. He's clearly studied history and politics for years. Part historian, part political scientist, but also part reporter and part comedian. On one hand, he's guided by the old school approach to journalism. Objectivity. Solemnity. Accuracy.

An American has the right to tell nobody who they voted for. Or maybe it's a cultural thing.

Snow everywhere you look, piles of it full of gas and oil, and rubbish as well. That day was unseasonably warm. The next would plummet us into literal freezing. The kind of day that slows everyone down. With all that ice, you have to be cautious about every step.

Shame is for the uninitiated.

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In 1990 Michael Bloomberg's employees created a short book full of crude, sexist, and shocking quotes he allegedly said at work, including one story that has him telling a female employee to "kill it" after she announced she was pregnant. Sadly, that story has him fitting right in with the Democratic party in 2020.

The booklet, titled, 'Wit & Wisdom of Michael Bloomberg,' has resurfaced to haunt the Democratic presidential candidate after "The Washington Post" published the full text on Saturday.

On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Monday, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere (filling in for Glenn) shared some of the less colorful (many were too lewd to be repeated on radio,) but no less disgusting quotes.

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