Who Will You Serve?

From WOWO radio in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Today, we are out on the road in Indiana with Carly Fiorina and Ted Cruz. And people in Indiana have to make their choice. Peter King, Mitch McConnell, John Boehner --- they have all made their choice. They're stumping for Donald Trump. But the people that matter are the people in the the heartland. It goes back from the coasts in to the center of the country, people connecting with their heart over their head. Meaning, softening their heart and not letting the anger that has been played in their head for a long time take root. How will they decide?

I think it's wildly appropriate that this election now comes back to the heartland, the people who have connected with the hearts --- with the values --- and have actually lived the values of this country for their whole life.

Driving through farmland, we're seeing the people who work with their hands. This is the largest manufacturing state in the union, and they've lost a lot of jobs. A lot of people are angry, but they know the principles that will bring them back home again.

We're connecting in the heartland with people's hearts, as opposed to the heads of the intellectuals on the coast, as opposed to the heads and the talking heads in Washington, D.C., and New York. It's the values and the principles that got us here.

In Boston, Howie Carr, a talk radio host on WRKO wrote an op-ed piece. He's in the tank for Donald Trump, which is fine. As long as you're out and open about it, I'm totally fine. I have a bigger problem with people who pretend to be neutral and they're not neutral.

But Howie Carr has come out for Donald Trump. And here's what he said:

I now have a roommate at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland in July. It's my wife. She was elected yesterday as a Donald Trump delegate at the national G.O.P. convention. And unfortunately for Dying Ted Cruz, she's not a double agent for him or any other Canadian-born RINOs.

Yesterday's congressional caucuses in Boston were yet another sad day for the GOP here in Massachusetts. Weekends are when the Cruz people try to make up for the beatings they absorb from the actual voters every Tuesday. And as bad as Tuesdays are for Cruz's cult, Saturdays are usually their time to slither back into the game, mainly because nobody is paying any attention.

But yesterday in Massachusetts, the local RINOs could deliver no more than four or so of the 27 votes on the table for the Calgary comet, Rafael Eduardo Cruz Jr., the Calgary comet.

Until this week, everything seemed to be falling into place for the Beacon Hill RINOs. Remember, their agenda is rather modest: six-figure state hack jobs for themselves, a few rattlesnakes, and a lot of sex offenders in the ladies' room. But that's about it.

All of yesterday's caucus locations were picked to assure a minimum turnout of actual voters and a maximum turnout of Cruz's crew of toothless snake chuckers.

This is an adult writing this, by the way. It's not a high school student. I just want to point out that the locations of the caucuses were not picked out after Ted Cruz was on the campaign trail. All of these things have been decided long before. But he claims they were selected for a maximum turnout of "Cruz's crew of toothless snake chuckers."

Yay, verily, the howl of holiness was expected to be heard in the blue hills yesterday. Tongues were to be spoken, and the gospel according to Pastor Beck. Turn to Chapter 11, brethren. He was to be preaching among the hookworm-afflicted fans of the junior senator from Texas. "Put your hands on your radio," he writes.

These Cruz RINOs have no shame. Their phony baloney hack jobs are on the line. After all, they claimed my wife hadn't shown proper ID, even though she had a certified letter from the town clerk attesting to her credentials. She was even born in the US, and that really bothered the Cruz Kool-Aid drinkers. Lying Ted stuck his minions on me, my wife said.

The fact is, there are more of us than them. Promoting Al fresco baptisms in the local creeks is not the way to build a majority, no matter what the voices in Ted Cruz's head tell him. So now my wife heads to Cleveland with me, and, no, we won't be ducking any of her fellow delegates in the Cuyoga River, no matter what his pet serpents tell Rafael at all to do. Can someone shout an amen?

That is not from the left. That is from talk radio. That is from the bastion of the right. I want to talk to whoever might be left because Abraham Lincoln was right: If this nation is to fall, the threat is going to come from within.

I want to take you back to April 30, just a few days ago, well, a few days and hundreds of years.

April 30, 1789, George Washington had just raised his right hand and placed his left hand on the Bible, which had been hastily opened randomly because they were running behind schedule. And he put his hand on Genesis 49. After he took the oath of office, the crowd cheered, "Long Live Washington!"

Then he walked a few blocks to attend a service, as was passed in the congressional resolution two days prior.

(Remember, we're not a Christian nation. We're not a nation that was founded at all on God. God played no role in this nation. Yes, we took a 5000 Year Leap in 100 years after the Constitution was ratified. We took a 5000 Year Leap. We went from fire to electricity. We went from, excuse my French, and I know it's not actually French, crapping in the woods to indoor plumbing. People had lived in poverty. People had lived without medicine. We went from hacking legs off, from something that had been done for thousands of years, and within 100 years, we had anesthesia. What gave us that 5000 Year Leap? Freedom did. The freedom to use your own mind. The freedom to be able to pursue your own happiness and keep the gains that you made from it. No longer could a Lord or a Lady say to you, a serf, "that's my idea." No. Now because of Ben Franklin's idea, the patent, it was your idea. You could keep it. The copyright says it's mine.)

George Washington walked a few blocks to attend a service passed in the congressional resolution just two days before his inauguration. It read:

"Resolve that after the oath of office shall have been administered to the president, he, attended by the vice president and members of the Senate and the House of Representatives, shall proceed to St. Paul's Chapel to hear divine service."

This chapel still stands. It's the oldest church on Manhattan Island. It's now known as The Little Church That Stood. It's across the street from where the World Trade Center once stood. It's the building that didn't have a single broken window. No damage.

It is here that Washington spent hours in prayer with the Senate and the Congress. He made a covenant with God there in front of the House and the Senate. They made a covenant: You will be our God, and we shall be your people.

Now, whether you believe in this toothless snake-charming stuff or not --- I do. And I believe we have more than ample evidence to show that God's hand has been on this country. Not always to guide it, because we're not always listening to him. We make mistakes over and over again, but he has protected this land. You know it and I know it. No land has been so protected as this land.

And I believe this covenant is still in effect, and it has protected us for a great while. But now, even talk radio, even talk radio is mocking God. We are shunning him. Openly mocking him, on all sides. We have chased him from our public spaces and our conversations. His laws aren't recognized anymore in our local courtrooms. Certainly not in our schools, our businesses, nor in most of our homes. And not only can we as a people not name the basic ten laws of God -- try it, right now. Can you name the top Ten Commandments? They're only ten. Give me the top ten. Give me the top seven. Ask your children. Can they? We don't even know them, so we break them as individuals and as a nation on a regular basis.

We have become lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, unloving, irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal and haters of things that are good. And we wonder why our nation is in trouble.

It has nothing to do with Washington, D.C. It has nothing to do with those we sent to Washington, D.C. It has everything to do with us. Because those in Washington, D.C, are a mere reflection of us. Who are we?

Are we Hillary Clinton? Is that who best represents us? Because we're not a Democracy. We are a Representative Republic, which means, we find the people like us, whether we like it or not. The only reason why Hillary Clinton can get away with what she's gotten away with is because the Democrats were like Hillary Clinton. Not all of them. And not knowingly. They don't necessarily engage in it, but they tolerate it.

The only reason why John Boehner and Mitch McConnell and all of the dirt bags in Washington on the right are there because that's us in many ways.

America is going to face the choice: Are we Hillary Clinton? Are we Bernie Sanders? Are we Marxists or are we criminals? Are we bullies? Are we the status quo? Or are we, the people of courage? Are we still a nation of God? Have you ever seen an election like to before? Because I never have. I've never seen an election like this.

Last night, about 1 o'clock in the morning, we pulled up into a Courtyard Inn, Fort Wayne, Indiana. I had flown in yesterday afternoon. I had spoken to about 6,000 people, away from my family and my business until Wednesday night.

This weekend, this weekend it was amazing to read Facebook, people mocking me for now losing money to be with losing Ted Cruz. I'm putting my money where my mouth is. How about you, blogger?

I met a woman last night in line. She came up to me. She looked a lot like my mom. She came up to me, and she said, "I'm a regular person, Glenn. I have a regular job. I don't have a lot of money." She said, "But I've been listening to all of them." She said, "I so believe that there's only one way out of this." She said, "I've heard you talk about for so long, our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor, but this is really the time, isn't it?" I said, "Yes, I think it is. That's why I'm here." She said, "This weekend, I gave the maximum donation to the Cruz campaign." She said, "I can't afford that." She said, "But I took it out of my savings because we got to stop this."

I've never seen an election like this where every single state counts. Indiana doesn't usually count. Hell, Texas doesn't usually count. It's usually over by Florida for sure. But every single state, every single one is being asked to stand, every citizen. This may be our last chance. And I mean that. Because I know God is just, I tremble for my country. Thomas Jefferson.

The Supreme Court judges that will be appointed are enough to seal our fate alone. But this is an individual choice. There's no collective salvation and he's asking each one of us to choose. It's the only way to really break a covenant. America is at a crossroads. Will we choose a king? Because he'll let us.

Because we're the only nation since ancient Israel to actually have made a covenant with him, it has to be broken, I believe, by all of us. Now, I know a lot of people will mock this theory, but in a way that will prove my point. We've become a nation of unholy people, and he wants to see all of us, each state choose.

Who will you serve?

Listen to a portion of this segment from The Glenn Beck Program:

Featured Image: 1789 George Washington at St. Pauls Chapel by Jennie Augusta Brownscomb, Wikipedia Commons

On Monday's episode of "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn opened up about the tragic death of his brother-in-law, Vincent Colonna Jr., who passed away unexpectedly on April 5. He also shared some of the important thoughts and insights he's learned through the grieving process.

"Last Monday, I was sitting in this chair ... the two-minute warning comes and Stu said to me, 'You ready for the show?'' ... And that's when my wife [Tania] came to the door of the studio here at our house and said, 'I...' and she held the phone up. And then she collapsed on the floor in tears," Glenn began. "Tania's brother had passed. To say this was a shock, is an understatement."

Glenn described his brother-in-law as having "a servant's spirit."

"He was always the guy who lit up the room. He was always the guy helping others. He would never stop, because he was always helping others," Glenn said of Vincent. "He was on the school board. He was a little league coach. He was the soccer coach. He helped build the church. He took care of the lawn of the church. He was constantly doing things, raising money for charity, working over here, helping to organize this. But he was never the guy in the spotlight. He was just the guy doing it, and you had no idea how much he had done because he never talked about it.

"We also didn't know how much mental anguish he was in because he never talked about it. And last Monday morning, after spending Easter with the family ... he killed himself. This is now the third family member of mine that has gone through this. And I keep seeing it play out over and over and over again, in exactly the same way."

Glenn described his thoughts as he, Tania, and her family struggled to come to grips with the devastating loss.

"I learned some really important things as I was watching this wake. I'm seeing these people from all walks of life ... the people that were there, were there because [Vince] made a difference in their life. He was a true servant. As I'm watching this, all that kept going through my mind was, 'by their fruits, ye shall know them.' The fruits of his labor were on display. He was a servant all the time. All the time ... he found a way to love everybody.

"There are two great commandments: Love God with all your heart and mind and soul. And love your neighbor. So those two great commandments boil down to: Love truth. Because that's what God is," Glenn said.

"Love thy neighbor. That's where joy comes from. The opposite of joy is despair, and that is the complete absence of hope ... and how do you find joy? You find joy by rooting yourself in the truth. Even if that's a truth you don't want to accept. Accept the truth," he added. "But we have to stop saying that there's nothing we can do. What are we going to do? Well, here's the first thing: stop living a lie."

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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!"

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