Glenn Beck: Drill here, Drill now

GLENN: Last night Newt Gingrich and I were up in Toronto and we spent a couple of hours together and Newt, I think, is one of the few guys that, A, gets it and, B -- Newt, I don't know if you noticed this but when they gave you the presentation last night, did you take it as kind of an interesting left-handed compliment the way you were -- at the phrased it as you are entertaining?

GINGRICH: Well, I think it shocked them because I assume they believe that conservative politicians have to be frightening, boring, and the fact that we're actually funny and some of our opponents are actually frightening I think was very unnerving to some people.

GLENN: It was -- you're very plain spoken. You say it like it is. I asked you last night if you thought that Jimmy Carter was an anti-Semite and I don't want to mischaracterize what you said but I walked away with the impression that you thought he was insane.

GINGRICH: Well, I think he's out of touch with reality and I think that he has a remarkably Carter-centric view of the universe and so he measures everything by him. And when the American people rejected it, it was a sign that they were wrong and he spent the last 28 years sadly but with great determination doing what he could to punish the people who hired him.

GLENN: So last night you were talking and Dick Gephardt, we were having a conversation about how, I couldn't believe -- has Dick Gephardt changed, Newt? He's reasonable.

GINGRICH: I don't think he was ever as liberal as the Democratic caucus and I think that he was under enormous pressure from his left wing, and I think his natural instincts are kind of a Missouri, middle American common sense approach. More liberal than me but much more realistic than the left wing of his caucus.

GLENN: Yeah, he was amazingly sane last night when it came to -- I mean, he was common sense when it came to global warming and when it came to oil. He pulled me aside before you arrived and he said, Glenn, I'm trying to put some people together in business and in oil and everything else. He said nobody in Washington is doing anything. And he said, we're facing one of the biggest crises we've ever faced as a nation. You said that last night. I've been saying that for a couple of years now. And he said nobody is doing anything. And then you arrive and you said the same thing.

GINGRICH: Right. Glenn, as you know that's why we've launched the "Drill here, drill now, pay less" petition drive at Americansolutions.com because we believe that the only way to get congress' attention is to get enough Americans who are fed up with the high price of oil to petition them to fundamentally change what they have been doing. We've had a 30-year policy of locking up American resources. We have the largest supply of coal in the world, 27% of the world's reserves. Our shale oil reserves in the Rocky Mountains are three times the size of Saudi Arabia and they are currently illegal because congress passed a law saying you couldn't get at them. The Brazilians just found two huge oil fields in the Atlantic ocean which makes Brazil energy independent from the Middle East. It is illegal to look in the Atlantic, it's illegal to look in the eastern Gulf of Mexico, it's illegal to look in the Pacific, it's illegal to look in northern Alaska and as I said it's illegal to get shale oil out of the Rocky Mountains and then our politicians vote to sue OPEC for fixing prices. Well, the people have done more damage to gasoline prices in America than anybody else is the U.S. congress.

GLENN: But they don't see that happening and next week they are starting to debate cap and trade which you know and I know, how many times have you seen, Newt, the government make an estimate of what it's going to cost the American people and have them overestimate what it was going to cost?

GINGRICH: Well, Boxer, Warner, Lieberman approach that they are going to bring up in the Senate next week should not be called cap and trade. It should be called "Raise prices and destroy jobs" because that's what it will do. It's going to raise the price of gasoline, it's going to raise the price of diesel fuel for truckers. It's going to raise the price of aviation fuel for an already ailing airline industry. It's going to raise the price of heating oil. It's going to raise the price of natural gas and it's going to raise the price of coal. Now, everybody who's listening to us today who thinks that makes senses, you ought to call and congratulate your congressmen. But if you think that is utterly irrational, you ought to go online at Americansolutions.com and sign our "Drill here, drill now, pay less" petition because we're trying to get the congress to understand that the country is way ahead of the congress and being sick and tired of relying on foreign dictators for high priced oil which is a threat both to our economy and to our national security.

GLENN: Okay. Here's the thing. I'm at Americansolutions.com right now and here it is. Here's the petition that you are asking people to sign: We therefore the undersigned citizens of the United States petition the U.S. congress to act immediately to lower gas prices by authorizing exploration of proven energy reserves and reduce our dependence on foreign energy sources from unstable countries.

You currently have 154,000 signatures. Let's see if we can get a few more signatures. It's Americansolutions.com with Newt Gingrich. Thanks, Newt.

GINGRICH: Thank you.

The far left is tearing apart the social fabric of our country in the name of "progress." From its emphasis on government dependency, to the $15 minimum wage, to the embrace of Marxist Critical Race Theory in our schools, the Left is destroying our culture and way of life.

On Glenn TV this week, Glenn Beck spoke with Christopher Rufo, director of the Center on Wealth and Poverty, about the latest insane example of the Marxist lies destroying the minds of our kids: A New York school sent parents a "white identities" chart advocating for "white traitors" and "white abolitionists."

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There is an all-out assault on the social fabric of our country. The kids are NOT all right. In the name of "progress," we're destroying their minds with Marxist lies. In the name of "safety," we're destroying their souls by keeping them locked down.

On his Glenn TV special this week, Glenn Beck takes on the national suicide that the Left is committing by destroying our culture and way of life and how it's also leading to actual suicide of our kids. Experts on the front lines expose how the lies of critical race theory are crippling our children's future and provide tools for parents to fight back.

Finally, Glenn hears from a parent who tragically lost his teen son, who took his own life due to COVID isolation. He has a powerful message for parents, teachers, and politicians who he says are failing our kids.

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With as much gas and oil as Texas has — and not to mention its own power grid — why in the world is Texas experiencing such bad power outages?

Center for Industrial Progress president and founder Alex Epstein joined "The Glenn Beck Radio Program" to lay out what he's found.

Alex said he believes the "fundamental" problem is "the insistence on using unreliable wind and solar energy instead of reliable energy from coal, nuclear, and natural gas." And soon, it may not be just Texas, as President Joe Biden pushes for 100% dependency on green energy nationwide. THAT is the "real lesson of Texas," he warned.

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Disney actress Gina Carano was just the latest to be canceled for being vocally conservative — this time for making a Holocaust comparison. But on this week's episode of "The Glenn Beck Podcast," renowned Jewish historian Edwin Black explains how Gina's comparison wasn't exactly out of line: The second phase of the Holocaust, exclusion, "is like cancel culture."

Edwin Black is the son of Holocaust survivors and an investigative journalist with awards and best-selling books translated into 20 languages in nearly 200 countries. His book "IBM and the Holocaust" examines high tech's role in killing Jews during the Holocaust and what it can teach us about the dangers of Big Tech today.

Edwin has spent enough time in the media to see all of its warts (there are a lot). And he's speaking out about it and its role in ignoring history at our nation's peril. He told Glenn he believes our culture and our history are being erased. Our ideals are being censored and our values are being mocked.

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