Glenn's Mind Officially Blown: Rabbi Daniel Lapin Boards the Trump Train

One of Glenn's favorite people joined The Glenn Beck Program on Friday. Rabbi Daniel Lapin, whose weekly radio podcast on TheBlaze.com has 6.5 million monthly downloads, stopped by to discuss the migrant crisis, America's special place in the world and the mind-blowing fact that he's boarded the Trump train.

On Voting for Trump or Hillary

"Does there ever come a point when the evil is too much? The evil on both sides? It's like, I can't do it," Glenn asked.

"I don't think so," Rabbi Lain replied. "And I say this with considerable more than respect, a deep admiration for the peril in which you placed your entire career and your enterprise in the incredibly courageous stand you took in politics over the last few months. I truly believe that the history books in the future will speak of this election and identify you as perhaps the only business professional, the only media businessperson who has ever put his integrity on the line like that, and stuck to principle."

He continued.

"With that, look. I don't think that we're on a Carnival Cruise line. I think we're on a sinking ship. And what we're looking at are two life boats. And there are only two life boats, and each one will be able to take us all, but one of them, as I look at it, has holes in the hull. Now, the other one has a canvas cover, and you've got to make up your mind which to go on. The boat is going down. You've got to go with one of them. Please don't think that Carnival Cruise lines is showing up on the horizon to pick you up. And that's what we have here."

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On Refugee Migration

"They're moving strongly on Europe, and I've heard say, you know, Europe's not going to defend itself, nor can it," Glenn said.

"It lacks both the capacity and the will, and, you know, again, it's a complete collapse of any traditional Judeo-Christian sense of morality. The very notion that bringing in migrants is somehow a manifestation of your virtue is such a pathological failure of all sense of survival, all sense of morality. I'm trying to get you to confront a very painful reality. This is a rough world. Sometimes things do not always have a happy ending. Do you take the migrants into your lifeboat and sink everybody? Or do you have to very sadly say, the guys who are already in the lifeboat have priority? It's a tough question. But you do have to confront it," Rabbi Lapin said.

On the Pathology of Socialism

"I had some hope. Now, you kind of look at things and you think, well, there is no truth. We're denying physical reality. 'Yeah, you feel like a girl? Oh, yes, ma'am.' We're denying physical reality. I think we're not even looking for the truth anymore. The truth is irrelevant. It doesn't matter. So when you say, 'Hey, are you going to take the sinking ship, are you going to sink the lifeboat?' Well, there's no critical thinking," Glenn said.

"And it is painful. I can see that, but you've got to remember, the left absolutely hates the idea that culture makes a difference in people. One of the foundational rock-solid principles and defending the pathology of socialism is that everybody's exactly the same. So if you say something, let's see, there's likely to be a more comfortable adjustment if we bring in 500,000 Swedes to live in Germany or 500,000 people from north Africa? Could there possibly be a difference? Is it possible that people from a Christian background might integrate more comfortably into Lutheran Germany than people from a Muslim background? Now, that is a completely verboten question to even ask," Rabbi Lapin said.

On the Biblical Principle of Cleanliness

"More households own a Bible in America than anywhere else in the industrialized world, except for Israel. So Israel and America naturally are the focus of the fury of the culture of the Koran, and one of the differences is that it is a Biblical value to celebrate cleanliness and hygiene. Water-borne sewage was invented in a Christian culture. There are many parts of the world that still haven't bought into the concept. But by and large, when this was weighed up, when the culture of the Koran and many other parts of the world had an opportunity to weigh up what the west had achieved, they said, 'You know what? I think we're going to make bathrooms in Bombay and Beijing and Bangkok resemble bathrooms in Boston and Birmingham. That's really what we're going to do. Because you know what? You guys got it right. To be surrounded by your own bodily waste is really not a great idea.' It's a genius concept. And this is a concept that comes from Biblical western thinking. And the opposite of that is reveling in filth and ugliness. It's not an accident that modern art in America, what has that become? You remember a horrible piece, you'll pardon me, 'art,' called Piss Christ?" Rabbi Lapin said.

"And Virgin Mary in dung," Glenn added.

"And the Brooklyn Art Museum. What is their focus and their obsession on bodily waste? It is the triumph of barbarism of western civilization," Rabbi Lapin said.

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A new Pew Research Center report shows the death toll in the United States from COVID-19 is "heavily concentrated" in Democratic congressional districts.

According to the analysis, more than half of all COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. occurred in just 44 (approximately 10 percent of) congressional districts, and 41 of those 44 hardest-hit districts are represented by Democrats, while only three are represented by Republicans.

"A new Pew Research Center analysis of data on official reports of COVID-19 deaths, collected by the John Hopkins University Center for Systems Science and Engineering, finds that, as of last week, nearly a quarter of all the deaths in the United States attributed to the coronavirus have been in just 12 congressional districts – all located in New York City and represented by Democrats in Congress. Of the more than 92,000 Americans who had died of COVID-19 as of May 20 (the date that the data in this analysis was collected), nearly 75,000 were in Democratic congressional districts," Pew reported.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere argued that, while the coronavirus should never have been made into a partisan issue, the study certainly makes a strong statement in favor of GOP leadership.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) once predicted the coronavirus death rate would be between 4 and 5 percent, but they've just come out with a new report and those predictions have been adjusted significantly.

According to the CDC's latest data, the fatality rate among Americans showing COVID-19 symptoms is 0.4 percent. And an estimated 35 percent who are infected by the virus will never have any symptoms. Therefore, the CDC is now estimating COVID-19 kills less than 0.3 percent of people infected.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere recalled when the mainstream media went into overdrive, hammering President Donald Trump for predicting the final COVID-19 death rate would be "under one percent."

Looks like the president was right all along.

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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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