'Will you go all in?' Two stories that will leave you inspired

Glenn shared two stories of regular people who unexpectedly came face to face with opportunities of a lifetime. But in both cases, going for the opportunity required them to risk absolutely everything they had.

"What did they do? They both did it. They went all in," Glenn said. "Their gut told them that this was right. But more importantly, they had done their homework for long enough to know."

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Below is a rush transcript of this segment, it might contain errors.

GLENN: Two stories. Guy walks in. He's going to an auction. He can't afford to auction. He's just going there because he's a history buff. He's a Civil War buff. There's a home that's been owned since the Civil War by the same family. They're selling all the contents inside. They're expecting it to go for about $95,000. He goes downstairs to the basement. He opens up a roll-top desk. In the desk, he finds a drawer where there's a bunch of gold coins. He recognizes the gold coins as Civil War Confederate minted gold coins. He's like, “These are worth millions of dollars.” He's seen them before. He's not an expert. But he's seen everything in the house, and everything in the house fits that this family has been around since the Civil War and this stuff has been sitting in this house since the Civil War. He has to decide: Do I go all in? If I sell everything I have, I might be able to come up with $95,000. But if I'm wrong, I've lost everything, and I got a bunch of old crap.

Second story, woman, south of France. She's an American. She's on vacation. She goes into an antique store. Sale of price on the painting is $25,000. They say it's just some other painter that painted a lot like Picasso early in Picasso's career. She looks at the signature. This woman, who is just a teacher. She's an art teacher, but she's a teacher. She's not a college art teacher. She's an art teacher.

But she is -- she knows everything about Picasso. She sees that signature. She's like, "I'm pretty sure that that's Picasso's signature when he was young. His first year he signed it differently." Antique store says, "Nope. It's not a Picasso. We've checked." She's pretty sure she is. She realizes she can sell everything she has and buy this one painting. If she's right, she has a Picasso worth millions. If she's wrong, she's got nothing.

What would you do?

STU: If I'm risking my livelihood, I have to confirm it in a bunch of other places. I probably don't go ahead with it.

GLENN: Jeffy?

JEFFY: I mean, you want to say you would, but probably not.

PAT: I — no, I don't do it.

GLENN: I'm the guy who would do both of them.

PAT: Yes, you would. That's why you are where you are and we are where we are.

GLENN: I would absolutely do both of them. Okay.

PAT: Yep. You would.

GLENN: What did they do? They both did it. They went all in. They felt they had enough information. They felt they knew, their gut told them that this was right. But more importantly, they had done their homework for long enough to know — to be an expert in both of those fields. Nobody — nobody is paying them to be an expert. They just did their homework. And they decided, I'm all in. I'm all in. Mortgaged the house. Sold the car. Sold absolutely everything. He bought it at auction. He bought all the worthless furniture. And some nice guns and a roll-top desk that inside had a bag of legitimate Civil War Confederate gold coins. Worth millions of dollars. He's happy.

PAT: Nice.

GLENN: The woman sold all of her other artwork, worth $25,000. She had collected her whole life. She's on a teacher's salary. She sold all of it. She goes back to the south of France. She buys that painting. She brings it back home to be verified.

It is a Picasso done the first year of his life, exactly as she knew.

STU: Wow.

PAT: Worth millions?

GLENN: Worth millions of dollars. Neither of them have to work anymore. Neither of them have to work anymore.

PAT: Nice. Nice.

STU: She doesn't have to learn any of that worthless art information anymore.

Michigan barber Karl Manke isn't a troublemaker. He's a law-abiding citizen who did everything possible to financially survive during the COVID-19 lockdown. pandemic. Eventually, he had no other option: he had to reopen his business in defiance of Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's stay-at-home orders.

In an interview on the "Glenn Beck Radio Program," Manke, 77, told Glenn, "I'm not backing down" despite Whitmer's seemingly vindictive attempts to shut down his business.

Shortly after reopening, Manke was ticketed for violating Whitmer's stay-at-home order and charged with a misdemeanor. When he still refused to close his doors, the governor's office went a step further and suspended his barber license.

"It's kind of a vindictive thing," said Manke. "I've become a worm in her brain ... and she is going full force, illegally, when legislatures told her that she was out of place and this was not her assignment, she decided to take it anyway."

On Thursday, the Shiawassee County Circuit Judge refused to issue a preliminary injunction against Manke. Read more on this update here.

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Time after time, Americans have taken to the streets to defend our constitutional rights, whether it was our livelihood at stake -- or our lives. But, what was the point of all the civil rights movements that came before, if we're about to let the government take our rights away now?

On his Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck argued that Americans are tired of having our rights trampled by "tyrannical" leaders from state and local governments who are ignoring our unalienable rights during this pandemic.

"Our nanny state has gone too far. The men and women in office -- the ones closest to our communities, our towns, our cities -- are now taking advantage of our fear," Glenn said. "Like our brothers and sisters of the past, we need to start making the decisions that will put our destiny, and our children's destiny, back into our hands."

It took less than two months of the coronavirus tyranny to make America unrecognizable, but some Americans are fighting back, risking losing their jobs and businesses or even jail time, as they battle to take back our civil rights.

Here are just a few of their stories:

After New Jersey's Atilis Gym reopened in defiance of the governor's executive order, the Department of Health shut them down for "posing a threat to the public health." Co-owner Ian Smith says somebody sabotaged the gym's toilets with enire rolls of paper to create the public health "threat."

Oregon Salon owner, Lindsey Graham, was fined $14 thousand for reopening. She said she was visited by numerous government organizations, including Child Protective Services, in what she believes are bullying tactics straight from the governor's office.

77-year-old Michigan barber, Karl Manke, refused to close his shop even when facing arrest. "I couldn't go another 30 days without an income," he said. But when local police refused to arrest him, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's (D) office suspending his business license instead.

Port of Seattle police officer Greg Anderson was suspended after he spoke out against enforcing what he called "tyrannical orders" imposed amid coronavirus lockdowns.

Kentucky mother-of-seven, Mary Sabbatino, found herself under investigation for alleged child abuse after breaking social distancing rules at a bank. After a social worker from child protective services determined there was no sign of abuse, he still sought to investigate why the Sabbatino's are homeschooling, and how they can give "adequate attention to that many children."

Dallas salon owner Shelley Luther was sentenced to seven days in jail after she defied the state-mandated stay-at-home orders to reopen her business.

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It took less than two months of the coronavirus tyranny to make America unrecognizable. Leaders from state and local governments across the U.S. have flattened the curve of some of our most basic constitutional rights, but some Americans are fighting back — and risking jail time or losing their businesses.

On Wednesday night's GBTV special, Glenn Beck argued that we're witnessing the birth of a new civil rights movement — and it's time to build a coalition of common sense to keep America as we know it free.

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On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck sat down with chief researcher Jason Buttrill to go over two bombshell developments that have recently come to light regarding former Vice President Joe Biden's role in the 2016 dismissal of Ukrainian Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin.

"Wow! Two huge stories dropped within about 24 hours of each other," Jason began. He went on to explain that a court ruling in Ukraine has just prompted an "actual criminal investigation against Joe Biden in Ukraine."

This stunning development coincided with the release of leaked phone conversations, which took place in late 2015 and early 2016, allegedly among then-Vice President Biden, Secretary of State John Kerry, and Ukraine's former President Petro Poroshenko.

One of the audiotapes seems to confirm allegations of a quid pro quo between Biden and Poroshenko, with the later admitting that he asked Shokin to resign despite having no evidence of him "doing anything wrong" in exchange for a $1 billion loan guarantee.

"Poroshenko said, 'despite the fact that we didn't have any corruption charges on [Shokin], and we don't have any information about him doing something wrong, I asked him to resign,'" Jason explained. "But none of the Western media is pointing this out."

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