Rep. Justin Amash talks about his success in making libertarian ideas more mainstream

After speaking to prominent libertarian writer Kevin Williamson on Monday’s Glenn Beck Program about the roadblocks Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) would face in a presidential election because of his libertarianism, Congressman Justin Amash (R-MI) joined Glenn on radio this morning to discuss the state of the Republican Party and how he has been able to communicate libertarian ideals to his constituents.

“I think one of the bravest men in America is Justin Amash,” Glenn said on radio this morning. “We are fans of yours. You are a guy who is taking the fight to the power. You are a guy who is kind of moving the libertarian movement into, I think, a whole new realm. And you are not afraid of who you are.”

Rep. Amash is facing a Republican challenger in the state’s upcoming primary. His opponent, businessman Brian Ellis, has marketed himself as a “traditional conservative,” and he is very well funded. Glenn asked Rep. Amash to elaborate on what he is facing in this primary battle.

“Well, it's what I faced since I first started running,” Rep. Amash said. “I believe in limited government, economic freedom, and individual liberty. And there are powerful people within the GOP establishment who don't like those things.”

In light of his conversation with Williamson last night about libertarianism not be accepted on a national scale, Glenn asked Rep. Amash how he has been able to communicate his ideals with constituents.

“In my district, I communicate my beliefs to my constituents and I have been elected with large margins, so it's a popular view… Most people agree with the general philosophy I take. It's a libertarian, constitutional conservative approach. And I don't really try to distinguish between the two because I think they're basically the same philosophy,” Rep. Amash explained. “It's about being honest with the American people. When I go to my town halls… what they want to hear is: What is really going on? What are the problems we face as a country? How can we move beyond these problems? And when you explain it in a clear way – and you don't use the typical political deception that most people in office use – people will trust you and they understand the kind of things that need to be done to get this country back on track.”

“The philosophy is about protecting people's rights – whether that's economic freedom or their civil liberties, for example,” he continued. “It's important to people to have their rights protected. They want that. That's what our country was really founded on.”

As the progressive movement continues to gain traction in both parties, Rep. Amash heads up the Liberty Caucus in the House – a group that has grown significantly over the years.

“It's been increasing in influence over the past couple years. When I got here, it had about four or five members who would attend our meetings. Now we are up to about a couple dozen… We're trying to push limited government, economic freedom, and individual liberty within the Republican Party and across the aisle too. We have brought Democrats in,” he explained. “We think these are the principles that will lead to prosperity for our country, lead to opportunity, and we want to bring them back into the forefront. The Republican Party pushed them into the background, and we want people to be proud of their Republican congressmen again.”

Glenn encouraged his listeners to consider supporting Rep. Amash in his reelection fight. You can learn more about his campaign HERE.

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?

Watch the video below to hear Ezra describe the religious persecution taking place in Canada.


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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!"

Watch this clip to see the heated exchange:

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One of the most dangerous existential threats to the United States is Critical Race Theory, or CRT. As Glenn Beck has exposed over the past year, CRT is gaining momentum and has been preached in our universities for a while now.

Then last August, leaked documents revealed that Marxism, activist ideology of Black Lives Matter, is making its way into grade school classrooms across the country. And since then, things have only gotten more intense.

On next week's Wednesday night special, Glenn will expose the new ways progressives are systematically indoctrinating our kids and culture with this dangerous ideology. But first, it's crucial that you know what your kids may already be learning.

"What I'm about to show you is just the beginning," Glenn said, introducing the leaked documents.

"I found it shocking that Black Lives Matter supporters have developed lesson plans that start from preschool all the way up to the 12th grade," he continued. "Do you know the money it would take to tailor things ... and get it out to the schools and the unions for each age, to be able to brainwash the kids on Marxism and how to destroy capitalism by using race, sexual orientation, and gender?

"Our children don't stand a chance," Glenn added later. "They're not being taught anything except how to be radical activists. What the hell has happened?"

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