Young Republicans Communications Chair Resigns Over Trump

Strength and courage are in short supply these days but there are some willing to take the heat.

"This is a time where we have to start holding up people of courage and people who are brave because they are in the minority," Glenn said Thursday on The Glenn Beck Program.

Katrina Jorgensen is one such person. Formerly the National Communications Chair for the Young Republicans, Jorgensen joined the program to talk about why she recently resigned her post, taking a stand against Donald Trump.

"When you saw Donald Trump start to win... what starts to make you worry, what brings you to this decision this week?" Glenn asked.

"After Indiana, when it seemed that --- other candidates had dropped out --- there was no hope for a brokered convention, which is what I wanted," Jorgensen said. "I started to very seriously think, what is the best decision for me moving forward, not just for my career or politics in general, but what decision could I live with?"

Jorgensen is now being accused of ostensibly supporting Hillary Clinton, a predicament familiar to Glenn.

"I've heard a lot of that online since I posted my resignation letter. People telling me that by choosing to resign, I was voting for Hillary, indirectly --- even if I didn't go in a ballot box and vote for her," Jorgensen said.

"And how do you deal with it? How do you respond?" Glenn asked.

"Well, there has been an equal number of positive responses as well and people who appreciated me standing on principle," Jorgensen said.

Hypothetically, if Trump were to win and become an amazing president, would Jorgensen fall in line?

"I would have to stand up and say I was wrong for sure. I would definitely eat my words. But I can't really imagine that happening based on everything he's said up to this point," Jorgensen said.

What about Trump's statements has bothered Jorgensen?

"I very much worry that there would be a suspension of the Constitution and that he would change the way that we do things," Jorgensen said. "But obviously, the biggest issue would be the breakdown in the way that our country was founded... I think that there is a lot of similarities to him and certain dictatorships, at least in his rhetoric."

Jorgensen dedication to party over principles is something to be admired.

"I have tremendous respect for you, Katrina. I really do. It takes a lot of guts. I know the kind of heat you're getting," Glenn said. "But I really respect you and applaud you for taking a very bold stand and following your principles over anything else."

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Featured Image: Katrina Jorgensen, former National Communications Chair for the Young Republicans, featured on The Glenn Beck Program, May 26, 2016.

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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