Wounded vet Brian Mast shares how losing his legs prompted him to serve his country through public office

On radio Wednesday, Glenn interviewed Brian Mast, Afghan vet and double amputee who recently announced his candidacy for the U.S. Congress in Florida’s 18th congressional district.

In the interview, Mast talked about the most painful experience of his life, when his team put tourniquets on his legs after the IED he'd been searching for found him first, exploding underneath him.

"They did a great job in saving my life," Mast told Glenn.

At first, Mast said he thought he'd be able to go right back to what he'd been doing.

"I was going to slap on a pair of prosthetics, do physical therapy for a couple of weeks, and I was going to be out the door to Afghanistan conducting missions again with my guys," Mast said.

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He soon realized, however, that serving his country through active duty was no longer in his deck of cards.

"That's when I decided, hey, I can't let this be the greatest contribution that I make to America. I can't let my time in combat be the best example that I ever set for my kids or anything else. That's where I said, I needed to find an upward trajectory," Mast said.

When Glenn asked what Mast thinks he can do in the "nest of vipers" called Congress, Mast said he'd bring what he learned while serving in the military.

"If you do make that your choice to serve the United States of America, then there's only one way to do it, and that's without regard for personal gain and without regard for personal consequence like every one of my brothers had done on the battlefield," Mast said.

Listen to the entire dialogue below.

It should come as no surprise that a newsworthy story receives more media coverage when released on a Monday than a Friday. The reason is in part due to a large number of news-consuming Americans checking out for the week to focus on their weekend plans rather than the news.

On Monday's radio program, Glenn Beck shared information that President Joe Biden decided to release on Friday — when fewer people would notice — regarding the Climate Finance report. This report is marketed to Americans as "A Roadmap To Build a Climate-Resilient Economy." But Glenn believes the report to be Biden's Great Reset warning shot to banks.

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On today's radio program, Glenn Beck was joined by Bill O'Reilly to discuss the top stories of the week.

For O'Reilly, the biggest story this week centered around someone mysteriously missing from mainstream media news reports today: Mark Zuckerberg. Specifically, O'Reilly said it's the 'scandalous' way the Facebook CEO spent nearly $420 million to influence the 2020 election — and did so successfully.

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On Thursday's radio program, Grace Smith and her father, Andy, joined Glenn Beck on the phone and provided a first-hand account of Grace's refusal to wear a mask at school.

Smith, 16, began a maskless protest after her school district in Laramie, Wyoming, decided to implement a mask mandate. As a result, Grace received three suspensions, was issued two $500-citations, and was eventually arrested.

"How long were you in jail?" Glenn asked.

Grace said was taken to jail but was never booked nor was she was placed in a jail cell.

Glenn commended Grace's father, Andy, for raising such a "great citizen" and asked if it was Grace's idea to protest. Andy said it was Grace's idea, explaining that they took the position of arguing on the grounds of civil rights rather than the efficacy of wearing a mask.

Grace has since withdrawn from public school and started a home school program. She also told Glenn that she will continue to fight the school district, legally.

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It seems the Left wants a civil war and some on the Right want a national divorce. The country is split right now unlike anything Glenn Beck has ever witnessed. There are two sides: Those who want to fundamentally change this country and those who believe in KEEPING the experiment of liberty that the Founding Founders intended.

The ideological gap seems impossible to cross, but Glenn explains why he won't secede. David Reaboi, Claremont Institute senior fellow and author of "National Divorce Is Expensive, but It's Worth Every Penny," tells Glenn why a national breakup is not an impossibility just because it will be difficult.

What can we do to fight back … peacefully? How can the states that still believe in the Constitution create pockets of freedom in the shadow of tyranny? On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn answers that and provides a road map to preserving what the Left is trying to destroy.

Finally, James Simpson, author of "Who Was Karl Marx? The Men, the Motives and the Menace Behind Today's Rampaging American Left," provides solutions on the issues the "red states" must unite around before Left and Right America officially call it quits.

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