Who Is the Most Honorable Family in Politics Today?

With both George and Barbara Bush being hospitalized just days before the presidential inauguration --- and in light of the respectful letter Mr. Bush sent President-elect Trump about missing the festivities --- Glenn and his co-hosts paused to reflect on the Bush family.

"Say what you want about the Bush policy, but they respect the office of the presidency," Co-host Pat Gray said.

Glenn concurred, noting the reverence Bush 41, Bush 43 and Jeb have for the United States and the presidency.

"I truly believe that the Bush family is one of, I would say probably the, most honorable family in politics today," Glenn added.

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GLENN: Do we have an update on George and Barbara Bush? I know she was hospitalized yesterday, which was really concerning. But he has been -- he was really sick, he had to have an operation yesterday to remove something from his throat, a blockage in his throat. Supposedly doing well. She is just in, as a precaution, because she was coughing a lot.

JEFFY: I'm sure she was just -- I mean, that happens a lot. Husband and wife come in like that. And she's really concerned and starting to freak out.

GLENN: Yeah, they're the kind of couple too though that I think love each other so much and have been together for so long, that they're the kind of couple that dies together, you know what I mean?

I said that to Tania. She said -- because I hadn't heard that Barbara Bush was in the hospital. She had just gotten a text alert. And I said, "No, it's George H.W. Bush."

And she said, "No, Barbara has just been put in too." And we were talking about it. And I said, "That's the kind of couple that they die together." They're just this sweet pair that go together.

And she said, "I don't know. I think maybe they'd do anything to not have to comment on why they're not going to go to the Trump inauguration."

What do you think is the giant scam?

STU: I don't know. His letters seem to kind of --

GLENN: I didn't read the letter. I didn't read the letter.

STU: I mean, he said like, "My doctors tell me if I go outside in January, I might wind up 6 feet under."

GLENN: Yeah.

STU: It's interesting that really until the election, the Bushes really did not show any love at all to Donald Trump.

PAT: Yeah.

STU: Since then, they have really respected the process and they support him.

GLENN: They have to. That's what we're supposed to do. We're supposed to do that. You can disagree with the policies --

PAT: Say what you want about the Bush policy, but they respect the office of the presidency. I think -- I think H.W. did. George W. Bush. As much as I'm not a fan, he did and does.

GLENN: I have -- and Jeb.

PAT: Jeb.

GLENN: I truly believe that the -- the Bush family is one of I would say probably the most honorable family in politics today. Do you think of a -- do you think of a family -- I mean, there's very few.

STU: Yeah, they definitely respect the office. And I think they do those things well. I mean, you would expect it. It's the only family that I can think of off the top of my head that's had two president --

GLENN: Kennedys.

STU: Yeah.

GLENN: Well, not two presidents.

PAT: Name another guy too, name another man who would have put up with the bashing he's received over the last years, where everything has been blamed on him. It was absurd the things they blamed on him. They said nothing about him. He never said anything. You never heard George W. Bush, "No, I didn't do that. That's not my fault. That's Obama." You never heard any of that come out of him. He just took it. He just took it.

STU: Cheney was a little bit more outspoken.

PAT: And you would expect that from Cheney.

GLENN: Yeah. George Bush said to me right at the end of his time in the Oval, he said, "I am prepared -- I did what I felt was right. And I am prepared to be the most hated man in the next 50 years. Let history, once everybody involved in this is gone, let history judge."

PAT: Hmm.

GLENN: "I'm prepared."

Eric Weinstein, managing director of investment firm Thiel Capital and host of "The Portal" podcast, is not a conservative, but he says conservative and center-right-affiliated media are the only ones who will still allow oppositional voices.

On "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week, Eric told Glenn that the center-left media, which "controls the official version of events for the country," once welcomed him, but that all changed about eight years ago when they started avoiding any kind of criticism by branding those who disagree with them as "alt-right, far-right, neo-Nazi, etc.," even if they are coming from the left side of the aisle. But their efforts to discredit critical opinions don't stop there. According to Eric, there is a strategy being employed to destroy our national culture and make sure Americans with opposing views do not come together.

"We're trifling with the disillusionment of our national culture. And our national culture is what animates the country. If we lose the culture, the documents will not save us," Eric said. "I have a very strongly strategic perspective, which is that you save things up for an emergency. Well, we're there now."

In the clip below, Eric explains why, after many requests over the last few years, he finally agreed to this podcast.

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Glenn Beck: Why MLK's pledge of NONVIOLENCE is the key to saving America

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Listen to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s pledge of nonviolence and really let it sink in: "Remember always that the nonviolent movement seeks justice and reconciliation — not victory."

On the radio program, Glenn Beck shared King's "ten commandments" of nonviolence and the meaning behind the powerful words you may never have noticed before.

"People will say nonviolent resistance is a method of cowards. It is not. It takes more courage to stand there when people are threatening you," Glenn said. "You're not necessarily the one who is going to win. You may lose. But you are standing up with courage for the ideas that you espouse. And the minute you engage in the kind of activity that the other side is engaging in, you discredit the movement. You discredit everything we believe in."

Take MLK's words to heart, America. We must stand with courage, nonviolently, with love for all, and strive for peace and rule of law, not "winning."

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Conservatives are between a rock and a hard place with Section 230 and Big Tech censorship. We don't want more government regulation, but have we moved beyond the ability of Section 230 reforms to rein in Big Tech's rising power?

Rachel Bovard, Conservative Partnership Institute's senior director of policy, joined the Glenn Beck radio program to give her thoughts and propose a possibly bipartisan alternative: enforcing our existing antitrust laws.

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Dan Bongino, host of The Dan Bongino Show, is an investor in Parler — the social media platform that actually believes in free speech. Parler was attacked by Big Tech — namely Amazon, Apple, and Google — earlier this week, but Bongino says the company isn't giving up without a fight. In fact, he says, he's willing to go bankrupt over this one.

Dan joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he calls a "smear" campaign behind the scenes, and how he believes we can move forward from Big Tech's control.

"You have no idea how bad this was behind the scenes," Dan told Glenn. "I know you're probably thinking ... well, how much worse can the attack on Parler have gotten than three trillion-dollar companies — Amazon, Apple, and Google — all seemingly coordinated to remove your business from the face of the Earth? Well, behind the scenes, it's even worse. I mean, there are smear campaigns, pressure campaigns ... lawyers, bankers, everyone, to get this company ... wiped from the face of the earth. It's incredible."

Dan emphasized that he would not give up without a fight, because what's he's really fighting for is the right to free speech for all Americans, regardless of their political opinions, without fear of being banned, blacklisted, or losing jobs and businesses.

"I will go bankrupt. I will go absolutely destitute before I let this go," he said. "I have had some very scary moments in my life and they put horse blinders on me. I know what matters now. It's not money. It's not houses. It's none of that crap. It's this: the ability to exist in a free country, where you can express your ideas freely."

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