Glenn Gets Philosophical: I Shall Never Say The Things I Don't Believe

Who doesn't love a little German philosophy first thing in the morning? Add a cup o' joe, and you're off to a humdinger of day.

During an interview with representative Mark Meadows (R-NC) Friday on The Glenn Beck Program, Glenn prefaced a question with a quote from Immanuel Kant.

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"I read a quote from Immanuel Kant, a philosopher from the Age of Enlightenment," Glenn said. "And he said at one point, 'There are many things that I believe that I shall never say. But I shall never say the things that I do not believe.'"

Following the interview, Glenn said, "We have to stand by our principles. We have to. And even we have wavered this week on, 'What's right for the country?' It's standing by your principles."

Evidently, Glenn's co-hosts share a love for philosophizing.

"It makes me think of Immanuel Kant. 'To be is to do.' That's my favorite Immanuel Kant quote. 'To be is to do.' That's what I think we should tell those guys who are struggling," Jeffy said.

"So you Googled Immanuel Kant, did you?" Pat asked.

"Nice job," Stu chimed in.

That made the perfect segue to tout firearms.

"For personal protection, you want a gun that will stop any threat dead in its tracks. Why would you use a Derringer shotgun? Because sawed off shotguns are illegal. I mean, I'm just saying," Glenn said on behalf of Bond Arms.

"Obviously," Pat noted.

"But it feels good. And, really, all of our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. And there's nothing higher than reason," Stu added.

That sounds reasonable.

"We were just saying that," Jeffy said.

"Jeffy and I were just talking about that when we were going over Immanuel Kant quotes," Stu confirmed.

The enlightenment continued after the break, but it's unclear if it came from Kant or Yoda.

"Darkness has made so much ground in the last ten years," Glenn said.

"I thought the same thing when I heard him say, 'I had therefore to remove knowledge in order to make room for belief,'" Pat reflected. "That hit me the same way."

"Shut up," Glenn said.

Sen. Ted Cruz: NOBODY should be afraid of Trump's Supreme Court justice pick

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to weigh in on President Donald Trump's potential Supreme Court nominees and talk about his timely new book, "One Vote Away: How a Single Supreme Court Seat Can Change History."

Sen. Cruz argued that, while Congressional Democrats are outraged over President Trump's chance at a third court appointment, no one on either side should be afraid of a Supreme Court justice being appointed if it's done according to the founding documents. That's why it's crucial that the GOP fills the vacant seat with a true constitutionalist.

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Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to talk about why he believes President Donald Trump will nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death.

Lee, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee that will consider and vote on the nominee, also weighed in on another Supreme Court contender: Judge Barbara Lagoa. Lee said he would not be comfortable confirming Lagoa without learning more about her history as it pertains to upholding the U.S. Constitution.

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This week on the Glenn Beck Podcast, Glenn spoke with Vox co-founder Matthew Yglesias about his new book, "One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger."

Matthew and Glenn agree that, while conservatives and liberals may disagree on a lot, we're not as far apart as some make it seem. If we truly want America to continue doing great things, we must spend less time fighting amongst ourselves.

Watch a clip from the full interview with Matthew Yglesias below:


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'A convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists': Why is the New York Times defending George Soros?

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn discussed the details of a recent New York Times article that claims left-wing billionaire financier George Soros "has become a convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists who have falsely claimed that he funds spontaneous Black Lives Matter protests as well as antifa, the decentralized and largely online, far-left activist network that opposes President Trump."

The Times article followed last week's bizarre Fox News segment in which former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appeared to be censored for criticizing Soros (read more here). The article also labeled Glenn a "conspiracy theorist" for his tweet supporting Gingrich.

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