Senator Mike Lee Discusses Tyrants, Tattoos and the Feds Seizing Your Technology

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT), author of Our Lost Constitution: The Willful Subversion of America's Founding Document, joined The Glenn Beck Program on Monday to discuss a new rule for search and seizure warrants that will go into effect soon --- unless Congress stops it.

"One warrant will allow you to open up millions of computers. Anyone who had that virus, you now are at stake. It's out of control," Glenn said Monday on his radio program.

Touted as a simple procedural change, this new ability would allow the government to access millions of computers across all kinds of jurisdictional lines with the approval of just one judge.

"This starts to look a little bit more like the general warrant that I discussed in my book. The general warrants were the ones used by King George III and his ministers that prompted us to adopt what is now the Fourth Amendment," Senator Lee said.

The new rule will go into effect December 1st unless Congress moves to block or change it.

Listen to this segment from The Glenn Beck Program:

HIGHLIGHTS OF GLENN’S CONVERSATION WITH MIKE LEE

The number of people the government would have access to with the new warrant: By the time they are just using my contact list and up to three levels past it, they have access to records of 2.8 million people. That is not the spirit of the Constitution at all. --- Glenn

What the nosy NSA used to know from your telephone usage: All kinds of private things about you --- the condition of your health, your age, your sex, your marital status, your employment status, what you do for a living, what your hobbies are, your political affiliation and so forth. --- Senator Lee

Why Senators Lee and Leahy stopped the NSA from gathering your personal data: That's wrong. It's none of their business. It's one of the reasons why we brought that to an end with the measure that Democratic Senator Pat Leahy and I introduced called the USA Freedom Act. --- Senator Lee

The chapter of Senator Lee's book that tells the story of why he voted against reauthorizing the Patriot Act: As I explained in chapter five of my book, Our Lost Constitution, which tells this whole story, the minute we start talking about Constitutional restrictions, about the letter and the spirit of the Fourth Amendment, which says that the government can't use general warrants against you. It can't go out and just say, "Bring me the information on the bad guys, bring it all to me." --- Senator Lee

On the new movie Snowden: I saw Snowden this weekend, and it's terrifying. It's honestly a movie that I think every American should see. --- Glenn

What the church committee, headed by Idaho Senator Frank Church, found back in the 1970's: In every presidential administration, from FDR all the way through Nixon, our country's intelligence gathering agencies had been used to engage in political espionage, meaning to collect information on political enemies and use it for the political benefit of whoever was in charge. --- Senator Lee

On permanent political ink: By the way, I wasn't born with an R or a D on my ankle. I haven't gotten it tattooed on since then. I don't intend to.

Featured Image: APRIL 28: Senator Mike Lee speaks during #JusticReformNow Capitol Hill Advocacy Day at Russell Senate Office Building on April 28, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Leigh Vogel/Getty Images)

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?

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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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