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GLENN: Senator Jim DeMint, one of the good guys in Washington. He wrote an op ed piece for the Washington Times. The White House Land Grab. Jim, can you explain this real quick?

SENATOR DeMINT: Yes, I can. While the president has us looking at the healthcare issue, he's doing a lot of things with his agencies that are very disturbing, regulating the net, the EPA is expanding its control on businesses, and it appears from the elite letter from the interior department that they are looking at over 10 million acres in Western states to take control of and under some environmental rule and stop the mining, stop the energy development, forestry, ranching, which is just a big land grab. So it's another example of the administration just reaching out trying to control more and more of our country. And so we're just trying to expose it so hopefully they know if they really do it that Americans won't be in the dark about it.

GLENN: What do you think about Utah going for eminent domain? Because the United States government has grabbed 60% of all land in Utah.

SENATOR DeMINT: Right.

GLENN: 60.

SENATOR DeMINT: And the tax revenues, the local property taxes, business revenues and things that pay for schools and roads in a lot of local communities completely dries up when we do that. And I think if states don't push back and start filing suit and taking things to the Supreme Court, the federal government's going to continue just to run roughshod over the rights of Americans. So we really need states to stand up and push back.

GLENN: I would love to have you and maybe the governor of Utah. What is his name? Herbert, right? Do you remember, Pat? He's I've met him a couple of times.

PAT: I have, too, nice man. Good guy.

GLENN: Really, really nice guy. I think he's an honest guy.

PAT: He is pretty conservative, too.

GLENN: He is. I think he gets it. Not going to be pushed around. But I'd love to have you and this document and maybe the governor on, you know, in my studio in Washington. Maybe spending an hour on the rights of the states with the land.

SENATOR DeMINT: Right.

GLENN: It's staggering what they are doing.

SENATOR DeMINT: Well, the federal government owns nearly a third of the land mass in this country today and when they take all of that off line as far as energy development, mining, forestry, ranching, even recreation.

GLENN: Do you remember when they went and they grabbed the land for the wild horses? Do you remember that?

SENATOR DeMINT: Oh, yeah.

GLENN: Okay. Do you know? I don't know if you know this. We did a research project and we overlay the wild horse property with the shale property. It's amazing how they line up.

SENATOR DeMINT: It is. And this is really the radical environmental lawyers who are trying to get in the mix here. It's not about the environment and the, all of the species they named in this letter are not endangered, just lizards and range chickens and things. They are not being hurt by current development so what's going to happen if we don't bring these kind of things to the attention of the people is the president will just show up someday in Utah or Colorado and sign this thing and suddenly 10 million acres are in the control of the federal government.

GLENN: Yeah. But no, but the chickens will be free to roam around.

SENATOR DeMINT: They might not have as much to eat if people aren't

GLENN: Believe me, they will be eating us soon. Senator Jim DeMint, you keep it up.

SENATOR DeMINT: Thanks, Glenn, thanks for what you do.

GLENN: You bet, bye bye. Jim DeMint, one of the good guys. I think there's a difference between him and Nancy Pelosi.

PAT: What about Harry Reid? There's no difference between Jim DeMint and Harry Reid. There's no difference between Jim DeMint and John Kerry.

STU: I couldn't detect anything, except for the slide backs, you couldn't tell the difference between Kerry and him.

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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