Glenn spoke at the Value Voters Summit in Washington, DC Saturday afternoon. In the speech, he told stories of history, accompanied by artifacts from his collection and others, all tied together with an underlying theme of love and unity.
"We don’t see the word ‘story’ in the word 'history,'" Glenn told the audience. "We get bogged down and even our schools get bogged down in the names and the dates and the memorization. History is just a great story, and in history we will find every answer that we need. This is my copy of the greatest story. This is my New Testament."
Glenn proceeded to tell a number of stories from history, using objects as diverse as a Tyndale Bible, Tokyo Rose's microphone, a bloody napkin from a failed assassination of Adolf Hitler, and a lunar map used during the moon landing.
Each story focused on the faith and principles of the individuals involved, and all tied back to Glenn's overall theme of loving your fellow man. In fact, he said spreading love was even more important when one has the opportunity to be angry.
"I'm mad as hell. My country is being squandered, is being stolen. Our values, what are our values anymore? What are they? For too many people, it’s profit. I’m the king of profit. I love profit. I love the capitalist system! I get it!" Glenn said. "Spending it on other people, investing it in people, sharing it because it’s in your heart, that’s gonna open up doors to you and words to you that you never imagined possible."
"I'm tired of being against things. I am for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness," he added.
And in what was probably the biggest sign of Glenn's optimism, he even took time to thank President Barack Obama for making him a better man. This administration's policies have forced Glenn to research progressivism and the destructive impact it has had on the country.
"Has anyone said what a blessing Barack Obama is to us?" Glenn said. "I will tell you, I'm a better man. I know more about American history since he’s been president. While I wish it wouldn't have happened, and I’m not rooting for someone else who was his secretary of state — 'I don’t think I need to be that much better, Lord. I’m stronger.'"
Watch the full speech below: