Bachmann's plea


Congressman Michele Bachmann

PAT: All right. Let's go to Michele Bachmann. Michele, welcome to the Glenn Beck program with Pat Gray and Stu.

CONGRESSWOMAN BACHMANN: Good morning. How are you, Glenn?

PAT: Good morning. We're doing well. Glenn's not doing well. He's not here.

STU: Yeah, congresswoman, he got sick.

PAT: Sick.

STU: And he went home. I think it's because he doesn't have universal healthcare and that's the problem with him. So he's home with his belly hurt.

PAT: Fortunately what you are trying to get the message out for is that there's a really good chance we're all going to have great coverage for free! Right?

CONGRESSWOMAN BACHMANN: It's amazing. They have invented a new chocolate cake with no calories. That's kind of the comparison.

PAT: I love that. So now tomorrow, I'm getting the sense, I'm starting to hear pretty good rumblings that there's going to be a lot of people in Washington D.C. tomorrow on the steps of the capitol with you.

CONGRESSWOMAN BACHMANN: Well, we hope so. This is really the eleventh hour when we're calling people to come to D.C. It's not inevitable that Speaker Pelosi's healthcare government takeover is going to pass. And that's why the number one thing people can do is actually come, see their member of congress, look at them in the eyes, especially with other freedom fighters in tow and let them know that the lessons of honor they should not forget at their peril. Take a look at the elections last night. Take a look at the tea parties and town halls. Speaker Pelosi called those Astroturf, that they were just made up. We know differently. We know people really do believe and embrace in the Constitution and the Declaration. They really do love this country. They love free markets, and they don't want government to have cradle to grave control over their healthcare. So to fight that we're inviting people from all over the United States to take their stand. This is a meet up at the steps of the United States Capitol. It's the west steps. They face the Washington Monument. We're asking people to come be here at noon. Arrive early. We're going to have Jon Voight speaking, also Mark Levin will be speaking. Many others will be up on the platforms and what we're going to do, it's not a rally. It's a press conference and then after that we're unleashing everybody to go and find their members of congress in the Rayburn, Cannon, Longworth buildings. There will be information people can take so they can find their congressmen and go into the capitol. Don't bring your pitchforks. Bring your video cameras. Get these members of congress on camera. Ask them what are you going to do about voting on healthcare, keep your hands up on healthcare. And then post those YouTubes on video. I think about all you need to know about how bad this bill is is that members of congress have exempted themselves from it. It's good enough for you, not good enough for them, and they are only giving you 72 hours to read it. So they obviously are embarrassed of their own bill.

STU: This all seems like a lot of work. I mean, I'm kind of lazy and I feel like this sort of thing, does this actually make a difference to someone in congress?

CONGRESSWOMAN BACHMANN: Well, the sad fact is that, you know, keep phoning and keep e mailing and keep visiting their district offices. But it's like these people are tone deaf. They really don't believe it. What they do believe is the sight of a freedom loving American. That scares them more than anything. Take a look at the town halls. Some of them were so afraid, they had to bring police in, they turned people away, they had in one place they had thugs brought in. I mean, they were afraid of normal freedom loving Americans. And I think what we need to do is bring those freedom loving Americans, bring the town halls, bring the tea parties here to Washington to the steps of the U.S. capitol and make our voices heard and then actually go find the members of congress. It was great to have the tea party here on 9/12. It was a beautiful sight. The problem is most members of congress weren't here. And it was a great effort that got attention but now Speaker Pelosi has put the hammer down. She's saying, this is it, you are voting for this thing. But I think the better voice and the louder voice is that of the American people. There is no better voice than the American people. And I think it would be very hard for Democrats to say no to real people who show up at their door.

PAT: Michelle, thanks

CONGRESSWOMAN BACHMANN: This is just

PAT: You are breaking up a little bit. But thank you for what you are doing now. Thank you for taking a stand. Thank you for asking the American people to show up and take this step because, you know, I've been hearing the last couple of days, "Well, it doesn't matter. They don't listen." Well, I guarantee you if you don't show up, if you don't do this, then you certainly won't have any impact.

CONGRESSWOMAN BACHMANN: And this will

PAT: It's really our last chance, is it Mott?

CONGRESSWOMAN BACHMANN: It is the last chance because we will vote on it or Friday on Saturday.

PAT: All right.

CONGRESSWOMAN BACHMANN: There's no question. So it is 11:59. But this is what will be able to kill it. And you can say to your children you were there on that historic day and you made it happen. And if people can't come, go to the district office of your member of congress and senator and call them. At least do that. But please come here if you possibly can. It's a huge ask. It's a huge sacrifice. But remember, the sacrifice that was made for us 233 years ago is incomparable to what we're asking people to do now to be able to transfer freedom to the next generation.

PAT: We're saving the republic. Congressman Michele Bachmann, thanks.

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?

Watch the video below to hear Ezra describe the religious persecution taking place in Canada.


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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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