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.

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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On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck blasted the Democrats — and anyone else on the left — who have been so eager to open our southern U.S. border for the past several months, but also willing to turn a blind eye to the Cuban people in need of help today.

"While we are welcoming people from any country, all over the world, without any kind of information, and setting them into our country, putting them on American planes paid for by American taxpayers," Glenn began. "And our Coast Guard Cutters are turning these [Cuban] people away. Shame on you! Shame on you!"

Glenn said that he's "sick and tired" of hearing about "brave" leftist activists like Colin Kaepernick, who protest the America flag while wearing Che Guevara and Fidel Castro t-shirts. Meanwhile, the Cuban people are risking their lives by taking to the sea to escape their oppressive regime and come to America.

"Anybody who glorifies Che doesn't know their ass from their elbow. You can't call them a human rights activist. You're protesting the American flag, because you so deeply believe in the right to be free? And yet, you wear a Che T-shirt?" Glenn said.

Glenn went on to argue that, even though the left has "bastardized" the meaning of our country, he still believes America is the best nation on Earth. In fact, he'd give up his citizenship "in a heartbeat" if another country could prove to be better, more noble, and more free. But no other nation exists like ours, he said, which is why it's so imperative we fight for freedom here, in Cuba, and around the world.

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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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What is actually in Texas' new GOP-led voting bill? Nearly every Texas House Democrat fled the state to block its passage, calling it racist and oppressive, and President Joe Biden backed them as well.

But Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Friday to set the record straight and call out the lies: All of these claims are "completely false." He also explained his promise to "arrest" the Texas House Democrats when they return to the Lone Star State.

"What is in the bill is completely different than what they're saying, what Kamala Harris is saying, what President Biden is saying. What's in the bill actually increases the number of hours that people have to vote in the state of Texas. In the state of Texas, we have at least 12 days of early voting, and we are adding hours to those days. And on top of that, we are giving people time off from work to be able to vote. Bottom line, we're making it easier to vote in the state of Texas," Gov Abbott explained.

"In comparison, Delaware — the state that President Biden votes in — has exactly zero hours of early voting," he added. "That said, there is one thing that we're doing in the state of Texas, and that is we're making sure we tighten the reins on mail-in ballots that can lead to voter fraud. And it's not me saying that. It's a federal judge, appointed by Barack Obama, in Corpus Christi, Texas, who wrote in a legal opinion that voter fraud occurs, quote, in abundance as it concerns mail-in ballots. We know. Texans know. There is fraud in mail-in ballots in the state of Texas. It must be fixed. That's one thing we're trying to do. That being said, all these claims that we're denying people the right to vote and yada, yada, yada, are completely false."

Abbott went on to discuss the much-debated voter ID laws in Texas and to explain why Democrats insist on calling basic voter ID requirements "racist."

"When Democrats do not have truth on their side, they resort to one single word and that is 'racism' ... Texas implemented voter ID almost a decade ago, and when we went through that fight, what word did they use? Racism," he said. "Guess what? After Texas imposed voter ID requirements in the state of Texas, there have been more people voting and more people of color who went to vote. Voting didn't get harder. It got easier and more abundant in the state of Texas. And so, once again, Democrats have absolutely no legal standing, other than to say, 'racism.'"

Glenn asked Gov. Abbott to explain his pledge to "arrest" the Democratic lawmakers that fled once they return to Texas.

"Let me explain how this works. So, whenever there is a break of quorum, which is what is happening now — meaning there is not a sufficient number of people who are showing up to the Texas House of Representatives for the Texas House to engage in business. Whenever there's a quorum break like that, the House issues what's called a 'call on the House.' And when that happens, the sergeant-at-arms is authorized to work with the Texas Department of Public Safety, to — you can call it arrest, apprehend, whatever you want to call it — any of the members who are not in the Texas House of Representatives and bring them to the Texas House where they will be 'cabined' with no ability to leave the Texas House chamber, without a permission slip from the speaker."

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