So Pat went to jail.

When you tune into The Glenn Beck Radio Program, we really hope that you learn something. Politics, science, faith, history - at his core Glenn is a storyteller and a teacher. So what did we learn today? Well, Pat went to jail.

Yes, you read that right.

Let's be honest, if you were to guess which person from the show had done time, you would guess Jeffy. Then if you found out you were wrong, you'd guess Jeffy again and tell me stop messing around. The it's a toss up between Glenn in his drinking days and Stu after local Texas bistro that's run out of veggie burgers.

Never Pat. Never, ever Pat.

But it turns out Pat once lived on the wrong side of the tracks, getting busted for (wait for it)...a parking ticket!

Say it ain't so Pat!

Stu: How many times have you been in prison, Jeffy? Can we start with that?

JEFFY: For what particular crime?

PAT: No, we're just talking in general. Overall. Total number. Jail, prison, combined.

JEFFY: Jail and prison are two different things. Anybody can say jail --

GLENN: Yeah, we've all sat in jail. Right, Jeffy? We've all gone to jail.

JEFFY: Thank you.

PAT: I actually have. I actually have sat in --

JEFFY: Okay. This is news to us today.

GLENN: This is the second time you've said this, and we've been friends since the '80s, and you've never told me about your jail time.

PAT: Have I not? Really?

GLENN: No, you have not. You're saying this like you've never gone to jail.

PAT: No, I have. I spent a night in jail, in the Salt Lake County jail.

GLENN: I killed a man in Reno just to watch him die.

PAT: It was actually Rexburg, a family of six.

GLENN: Right. Wow. Why were you in jail?

PAT: It was a parking ticket that was unpaid.

GLENN: Okay. What kind of Nazi town was that?

PAT: I know. I know. Right?

They -- I didn't appear when I was supposed to, and then --

JEFFY: So there was a warrant.

PAT: There was a warrant.

GLENN: How old were you?

PAT: Twenty-one, probably. Just married.

GLENN: Did that scare the life out of you?

PAT: Not super responsible apparently at the time.

GLENN: What a surprise that it was some sort of a -- a vehicle violation that Pat spent time in jail over.

PAT: Yeah, it's a shocking surprise.

GLENN: Yeah.

PAT: So I -- you know, wasn't paying much attention to it so I thought, yeah, I'll get around to that. I didn't get around to that. Then there was a bench warrant or whatever. And then I appeared. And the judge was really nasty. And he wasn't going to let it go with a fine. In fact, he gave me a 30-day sentence and suspended 29. I could have spent 30 days in jail for a parking ticket.

JEFFY: First of all, that's just how the man will do you right there. I mean, we've all been in front of judges like that.

PAT: Yeah. So on Mother's Day in like 1981, I'm in jail. And Jackie is home alone.

STU: Mother's Day.

GLENN: Wow.

PAT: Home alone without her husband.

STU: Did she -- did you guys have kids?

PAT: She was pregnant at the time. She was pregnant with our first --

STU: Oh.

JEFFY: So she wasn't a mother yet.

GLENN: Boy, she was regretting --

PAT: Oh, yeah, she was like --

GLENN: She's like, is there any way this child is not Pat's?

PAT: Can this be annulled at this point, even though we've conjugated.

GLENN: There's got to be some way this is not Pat's.

STU: I believe on this program, she was very much was a mother at that particular time.

PAT: That's right. Thank you. So I will say to you -- so you're in jail on your wife's first Mother's Day.

PAT: With these assaults. You know, perpetrators. With burglars.

GLENN: What was that like?

PAT: So what are you in for? I killed a man in Rexburg, just to watch him die. No, a parking ticket. They all laughed. But...

JEFFY: Make some friends? Lifelong?

PAT: Fortunately I did not get together with any of them that night.

GLENN: You didn't find any love spots?

PAT: No.

JEFFY: I mean, you're already there.

GLENN: You have a pretty mouth. How frightened were you?

PAT: I was terrified.

GLENN: Did you sleep?

PAT: No. And it was probably pretty -- it was -- twenty-four hours. It was overnight.

GLENN: Like, I got there at 7:00 and the sun came up.

PAT: I can't remember what time I got there. Maybe 6 o'clock in the afternoon. Then I had to spend the night. Then I think Jackie could pick me up at 9 o'clock the next morning or something.

GLENN: Did you get a chance to take the cup and ring it across the bars? I've always wanted to do that from the other side of the bars.

STU: So that means Glenn, you're signifying you've never been to jail?

GLENN: We're talking about Pat right now.

STU: Wait. You've been to jail too?

GLENN: We're talking to Pat right now. We're talking about Pat and his --

JEFFY: Every jail cell doesn't have a cup, so it could have been possible that you went to jail and didn't have a cup.

GLENN: I'm just saying that we have one revelation here that we have not finished exploring. Let's concentrate on Pat.

PAT: No, I think we've explored it in its entirety.

GLENN: Oh, golly. We're all out of time. We're all out of time.

PAT: Now it's time to shift the exploration. Wow. So there is something you haven't come clean on?

GLENN: There may be some things that I've misremembered.

It's been a tough year, America. Our news media is inundating us with images of destruction, violence, and division in attempts not only to desecrate our nation, but to make us turn our backs on it. That's why now, more than ever, we need to take an up-close look at America's history to remember what it is we're fighting for and how to fight for it with practical action.

Join Glenn Beck, broadcasting from Standing Rock Ranch, as he takes us to Plymouth, Gettysburg, and Federal Hall on an important journey through America's remarkable history to inspire a brighter future. Glenn asks the hard questions of every American. Is this system worth saving? Is there a better way? Where do we go from here, and how do we answer those questions?

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"Restoring Hope" has been a labor of love for Glenn and his team and tonight is the night! "Restoring the Covenant" was supposed to take place in Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Gettysburg and Washington D.C. but thanks to COVID-19, that plan had to be scrapped. "Restoring Hope" is what was left after having to scrap nearly two years of planning. The Herald Journal in Idaho detailed what the event was supposed to be and what it turned into. Check out the article below to get all the details.

Glenn Beck discusses patriotic, religious program filmed at Idaho ranch

On July 2, commentator Glenn Beck and his partners will issue a challenge from Beck's corner of Franklin County to anyone who will listen: "Learn the truth, commit to the truth, then act on the truth."

Over the last few weeks, he has brought about 1,000 people to his ranch to record different portions of the program that accompanies the challenge. On June 19, about 400 members of the Millennial Choir and Orchestra met at West Side High School before boarding WSSD buses to travel to a still spring-green section of Beck's ranch to record their portion of the program.

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The current riots and movement to erase America's history are exactly in line with the New York Times' "1619 Project," which argues that America was rotten at its beginning, and that slavery and systemic racism are the roots of everything from capitalism to our lack of universal health care.

On this week's Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck exposed the true intent of the "1619 Project" and its creator, who justifies remaking America into a Marxist society. This clever lie is disguised as history, and it has already infiltrated our schools.

"The '1619 Project' desperately wants to pass itself off as legitimate history, but it totally kneecaps itself by ignoring so much of the American story. There's no mention of any black Americans who succeeded in spite of slavery, due to the free market capitalist system. In the 1619 Project's effort to take down America, black success stories are not allowed. Because they don't fit with the narrative. The role of white Americans in abolishing slavery doesn't fit the narrative either," Glenn said.

"The agenda is not ultimately about history," he added. "It's just yet another vehicle in the fleet now driven by elites in America toward socialism."

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Acclaimed environmentalist and author of "Apocalypse Never" Michael Shellenberger joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to warn us about the true goals and effects of climate alarmism: It's become a "secular religion" that lowers standards of living in developed countries, holds developing countries back, and has environmental progress "exactly wrong."

Michael is a Time "Hero of the Environment," Green Book Award winner, and the founder and president of Environmental Progress. He has been called a "environmental guru," "climate guru," "North America's leading public intellectual on clean energy," and "high priest" of the environmental humanist movement for his writings and TED talks, which have been viewed more than 5 million times. But when Michael penned a stunning article in Forbes saying, "On Behalf of Environmentalists, I Apologize for the Climate Scare", the article was pulled just a few hours later. (Read more here.)

On the show, Micheal talked about how environmental alarmism has overtaken scientific fact, leading to a number of unfortunate consequences. He said one of the problems is that rich nations are blocking poor nations from being able to industrialize. Instead, they are seeking to make poverty sustainable, rather than to make poverty history.

"As a cultural anthropologist, I've been traveling to poorer countries and interviewing small farmers for over 30 years. And, obviously there are a lot of causes why countries are poor, but there's no reason we should be helping them to stay poor," Michael said. "A few years ago, there was a movement to make poverty history ... [but] it got taken over by the climate alarmist movement, which has been focused on depriving poor countries, not just of fossil fuels they need to develop, but also the large hydroelectric dams."

He offered the example of the Congo, one of the poorest countries in the world. The Congo has been denied the resources needed to build large hydroelectric dams, which are absolutely essential to pull people out of poverty. And one of the main groups preventing poor countries from the gaining financing they need to to build dams is based in Berkeley, California — a city that gets its electricity from hydroelectric dams.

"It's just unconscionable ... there are major groups, including the Sierra Club, that support efforts to deprive poor countries of energy. And, honestly, they've taken over the World Bank [which] used to fund the basics of development: roads, electricity, sewage systems, flood control, dams," Micheal said.

"Environmentalism, apocalyptic environmentalism in particular, has become the dominant religion of supposedly secular people in the West. So, you know, it's people at the United Nations. It's people that are in very powerful positions who are trying to impose 'nature's order' on societies," he continued. "And, of course, the problem is that nobody can figure out what nature is, and what it's not. That's not a particular good basis for organizing your economy."

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