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VIDEO: Witness to Texas Bus Crash Killing 13 Warned Authorities in Two Counties

A man who witnessed the swerving white truck that crashed into a church bus, killing 13 people, called sheriffs in two counties, urging them to get the driver off the road. No one responded. The driver of the white truck allegedly told the witness he had been texting at the wheel. Texas remains one of four states without a full ban on texting while driving. According to co-host Stu Burguiere, Texas has legislation for a full ban currently going through the process of being enacted.

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GLENN: Also, this story from last week. I don't know if you saw this. The church mini bus that was driving down in rural Texas, it happened last Wednesday.

There is a video that came out of this guy in this big white truck. And he's being followed for 20 minutes.

And the person behind the car -- or, behind the truck, is videotaping him. He's like, he is all over the world. Thought he was drunk.

Called the sheriff in two counties -- crossed over to two counties. Called the sheriff's office in both counties and said, "You guys, you have to get out here. You have to arrest this guy before somebody gets killed. I don't know if he's drunk or what." Nobody responds. Nobody gets there in time.

He comes around the corner, and he hits a church mini bus. Thirteen people killed.

PAT: Oh, jeez. (sighing).

PAT: Hmm.

GLENN: The witness is a 55-year-old self-employed welder Jodi Kuchler. He and his girlfriend driving back to their home said he kept going off the road and onto oncoming traffic. And he just kept doing it. We called the sheriffs. Needed to get him off the road before he hit somebody.

He told the AP he witnessed the crash. And afterward, he checked both the bus and the truck and was able to speak with the driver of the truck. Twenty-year-old Jack Dylan Young of Leakey, Texas.

Now, imagine you at 20. He said, "I'm sorry. I'm sorry. I was just texting." Jodi said, "Do you know what you just did?"

"I'm sorry. I'm sorry."

The wreck on Wednesday occurred during a curve in the road where the speed limit is 65 miles an hour. The bus occupants, the members of the First Baptist Church, were returning from their three-day retreat in Leakey, about 9 miles from where the crash happened. Twelve people died at the scene. Another died in the hospital.

One bus passenger remains hospitalized in serious, but stable condition. Young, the driver of the pickup, also remains hospitalized.

Dozens of cities across Texas prohibit the practice, although there is no statewide ban on texting while driving. There will be now.

PAT: Maybe there should be.

STU: Well, it's in 46 states. It's banned. And Texas is one of the four that only has a partial ban.

GLENN: Yeah, I mean, I don't know why we don't have -- I mean, there's no reason -- we all know -- it's like drinking and driving. We all know that.

PAT: It's a public safety issue.

STU: Studies have shown that when they do that, people tend to hide their phones and look down away from the road. So they actually -- at least early on, got in more accidents when there were texting bans. Because they're not stopping texting. They're just putting their phones lower so police don't see them. And then they look down at their phones to text. And it takes their eyes off the road, instead of putting it up where they can actually still see their inner field of view.

GLENN: That makes sense.

STU: So Libertarians argue on that basis. But it's one of those things that's pretty much everywhere anyway. We went over this. There's two states that have nothing at all. And two states that have partial bans. And Texas has a full ban, I believe, going through the process of being enacted. And this is certainly going to probably isolate that -- or, excuse me, make sure of it.

GLENN: The problem is, you know, the car is just as dangerous, if not more so than a loaded gun. You know, you would never walk around with a loaded gun and, you know, be texting and pointing the gun all over and having people go, "Whoa, whoa, whoa, hey, he's got a right to text if he's got that gun." No, not if he's not responsible.

STU: Look, of course, everybody knows it's a bad idea. The question is whether you make it illegal or not. And, you know, there's arguments against it. I certainly understand the arguments for it as well.

I don't know that it actually makes a lot of people stop doing it. I think the people who are responsible enough to understand it's a bad idea are not going to do it because they think they don't want people to do to die, including themselves. So I think that's the real reason. I think most people don't do it. Again, people also know that they can get tickets for speeding, but they do it because they feel like it's -- it's actually fine. I know I can go 70 in a 55, and it's not a big deal.

GLENN: You don't know anybody like that, do you?

STU: Well, there's actually people -- and I've heard this, in Texas, that have had something like 12, 13 speeding tickets within like a couple of years.

GLENN: Right. Right. So much so, that you would lose your license and your insurance --

STU: Insurance goes through the roof in that scenario, right? Pat.

PAT: That's not me. Because I've had 15. So glad you're not talking about me.

GLENN: Fifteen tickets.

PAT: Well, that's over a four-year period of time.

JEFFY: Thank you.

GLENN: And he still has his license. In Texas, the man still has his license.

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Glenn Beck: Rand Paul was RIGHT to say Dr. Fauci LIED about gain-of-function

The corporate media is doing everything it can to protect Dr. Anthony Fauci after Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) roasted him for allegedly lying to Congress about funding gain-of-function research in Wuhan, China.

During an extremely heated exchange at a Senate hearing on Tuesday, Sen. Paul challenged Dr. Fauci — who, as the director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases, oversees research programs at the National Institute of Health — on whether the NIH funded dangerous gain-of-function research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

Dr. Fauci denied the claims, but as Sen. Paul knows, there are documents that prove Dr. Fauci's NIH was funding gain-of-function research in the Wuhan biolab before COVID-19 broke out in China.

On "The Glenn Beck Program," Glenn and Producer Stu Burguiere presented the proof, because Dr. Fauci's shifting defenses don't change the truth.

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Marxist Methods: Debunking the Left's LIES About Critical Race Theory

We've heard a lot about critical race theory lately, and for good reason: It's a racist ideology designed to corrupt our children and undermine our American values. But most of what we see are the results of a process that has been underway for decades. And that's not something the mainstream media, the Democrat Party, and even teachers unions want you to know. They're doing everything in their power to try and convince you that it's no big deal. They want to sweep everything under the rug and keep you in the dark. To fight it, we need to understand what fuels it.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck exposes the deep-seated Marxist origins of CRT and debunks the claims that it's just a harmless term for a school of legal scholarship. Newsweek opinion editor Josh Hammer joins to argue why we must ban critical race theory from our schools if we want to save a very divided nation.

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'They believe their job is to REMAKE your child': WSJ writer warns public schools may be LOST to woke trans activism

There's a new "reality" spreading, and the mere act of questioning it has become incredibly dangerous, Wall Street Journal investigative journalist Abigail Shrier told Glenn on the most recent episode of "The Glenn Beck Podcast."

Shrier's book, "Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters," exposes the radical gender activism that — like critical race theory — has overtaken our children's schools and culture. But even worse, she warned, it could end your parental rights for good.

Shrier made it clear she is by no means "anti-trans," but simply speaking up against the extremes of this new "reality" has made her enemy No. 1 to many activists. Her book has been bashed so hard by the Left that Target has stopped selling it twice, Amazon once banned ads for it, and the American Booksellers Association even called sending it to others "a serious, violent incident."

In the clip below, Shrier explained why she believes "there may be no hope for the public school system."

"You have teachers behaving like activists across the country who have no interest in actually teaching. They believe their job is to remake your child," she asserted. "We're seeing so much evidence of that, I think it's fair to say that it may be too deeply rooted in the ideology being taught in public school. I'm not sure that the public school system is redeemable at this point."

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Is California ‘PURPOSEFULLY’ destroying this small business?

It seems like some politicians are purposefully trying to destroy the lives and dreams of certain Americans, specifically small business owners. Dave Foldes spoke to Glenn over six months ago after THIS audience raised thousands of dollars for his restaurant that refused to close: Cronies Sports Grill. Now, despite making progress in his administrative battle against LA, the city of Agoura Hills, California is coming for Cronies instead. And the reasoning is INSANE. But Foldes isn't giving up, and neither are his supporters. It's the ultimate David vs. Goliath showdown.