GLENN: Mike Huckabee, I don't even -- I mean, I don't even know what's going on here. First of all, my problem with Mike Huckabee is -- there's a couple of things. One, it's the same kind of problem that I think I have with Mitt Romney but at least Mitt Romney will be square with you. My problem with Mitt Romney is I think there are a lot of people who get themselves wrapped up into the gospel and they find themselves at a place where they think government should be the big babysitter, that government should, you know, play Jesus and that's the last place I would want government, and I don't mean in the churches. I mean I don't want our government helping people, that it's for us to do. It is exactly what our founding fathers talked about and thank God I heard it for the first time I really heard it clearly from Mitt Romney last week that without religion, freedom cannot exist and without freedom, religion cannot exist. They must coexist with each other and it's exactly what our founding fathers said. We must be a religious and moral people. They didn't just say a moral people and a spiritual people. They said a religious and moral people. Why? Well, because as Mike Huckabee pointed out yesterday, and I think this is a great point, he says -- let me see here. He says that government doesn't have the answer. I'm often asked, quote, why taxes are so high and government is so big. It's because the faith we have in local churches have become so small. If we've been doing what we should have, giving a dime from every dollar to help the widows, the orphans and the poor, we wouldn't now be giving 50 cents of every dollar to a government that's doing what we should have been doing all along.

That's exactly right. Unfortunately I don't think he believes it. He says, I didn't get into politics because I thought government had a better answer. I got into politics because I knew government didn't have the answer. The real answers lie in accepting Jesus Christ into our lives. He says government doesn't have the answer but its arrogance makes it act as though it does. But yet he doesn't -- I mean, he really hasn't met a tax increase that he doesn't like. He wants to create that bigger government.

Here's another story, Mike Huckabee again, that makes me question. What I'm afraid of Mike Huckabee on is that this guy's compassion is misplaced. This guy is a preacher first. Well, you know what? God bless you, but there is something, there is something to be said. I don't want a preacher in office. I want a guy who understands the laws and you know what? I'll take -- you can put Jesus Christ in office because Jesus Christ will understand that there are penalties for crimes. He will also have compassion, but he will also say, give to Caesar what is Caesar's, and I don't think the Lord is going to be saying to anybody anytime soon, "You know what, forget about that compassion thing. Walk over that homeless person. Give your money to the government. Pay higher taxes, let the government..." he's not going to say that. He's going to say get personally involved. And if you are personally involved, then you don't have to pay for all the services. That's the way it's supposed to work. But some of these people that get so wrapped up in the gospel principles of compassion get so very lost because they think you feel compassionate on April 15th. Well, I got news for you. I never have felt that on April 15th. In fact, it makes me less compassionate and I think it makes the government, the whole country less compassionate because what you do is when you see a problem, instead of getting involved yourself, you say, why hasn't the government fixed this? Do you know what I pay in taxes? Why is this person out there? And you get pissed off.

Now, there's a name that if you don't know yet, you will. His name is Glen Green. This guy is somebody who took Chinese martial arts sticks and took an 18-year-old woman and damn near beat her to death. Now, while she's clinging to life because he beat her so brutally, while she's clinging to life, what does he do? He rapes her. Then after he's done raping her, he then takes her and dumps her body in a bayou and her hand is reaching up as if pleading for help. That's how they find the body. The guy goes to jail. Mike Huckabee goes and pushes for parole with this guy. He pushes for parole, the guy gets released, he kills again. Now, so far Mike Huckabee hasn't answered on why he wanted that parole, why he made that decision. I'd like to hear that answer because I know that he met with his good friend, another preacher, a preacher of the guy who was in jail and that's when he said, you know what, maybe we should really -- misplaced compassion. Let's live the principles of forgiveness. Excuse me! Not without punishment and not blindly.

I think the Republicans are -- and I would like to talk, and I've been saying for a while I've got questions for Mike Huckabee. I'd like to have them answered. He again was on this Spanish debate last night talking about his compassion for illegal immigrants. You know what? I've got compassion as well: Get the hell out of my country. Now go fix your own country. Don't screw mine up. I've got enough problems over here to deal with. I don't need other people coming in and causing more problems in my country. We're not going to be able to help anybody if we're bankrupt but see, that's the one thing liberals don't understand. They think you can just keep taking money from the rich and then they will continue to be rich, and the poor will be rich. It doesn't work that way. You continue to take money from the rich. They can't invest. They can't spend any money and so what happens when you take the money from the rich? They are all of a sudden poor and now who's going to build anything? Who's going to start new businesses? You know, let me tell you something I have not said before on the air. A lot of my money is no longer in dollars. I don't invest in American companies. I have a few. I don't invest in any one particular company because I never want anybody to say, oh, look, he's trying to -- I don't invest in one company. I'm invested in funds. But most of my money is out of this country right now and you can say that that's un-American. You can say that all you want because you know what? When I considered it, I thought to myself, jeez, is that un-American? And you know what I decided? It's not un-American. If this country is field goal to be flushed down the toilet and we're going to be made a socialist country, it is going to fail and somebody who actually believes in the Constitution, somebody who actually believes in freedom, somebody who actually has some money should probably protect that money because somebody's going to need to come back in and rebuild this country. We're going to need some people who actually believe in freedom and the Constitution and the free market system and you know what? I ain't having all my money flushed down the toilet. How am I going to create a single job if my money is gone?

We are in for trouble because they keep penalizing the people who create jobs. And as they continue to penalize, the value of the dollar goes overseas. You've got Iran today taking their money out of the dollar. Now, this is no surprise. They are an enemy. But you don't want a lot of dominoes falling. They won't sell any oil to anybody now unless you buy without using the dollar. Well, that's a problem, huh? You start having a couple of countries do that and your dollar is worthless. Countries hold the U.S. dollar instead of gold. Why do you think gold is -- what is it now? $850 an ounce? Why do you think it's going up? Because they know that nothing is of real value. If the United States dollar is falling, there is no real value. You've got to find something that has intrinsic value. It used to be the dollar. It doesn't anymore. It doesn't have intrinsic value.

I need somebody that understands -- as President of the United States, I need somebody that understands the Constitution, I need somebody who understands the problem that we're facing, and Mike Huckabee does understand the problem we're facing. Mike Huckabee understands that we're on the verge of losing our constitutional Republic. He knows that, and I like him for it, and I have liked him for his honesty and integrity but I have always had a question of his misplaced compassion and I'd liked to hear him respond to that. I have also, I have a real problem with him actually saying, "Well, I don't know if I wouldn't vote for a Mormon." How dare you. How dare you. You're a leader. Your theology is going to stop you from voting for somebody who is a good man? Mike, that's beneath you. Now, if you have a problem, you come out and say it. If you say no, I cannot vote for a Mormon because of their theology, then say it. Are you telling me you haven't made up your mind? You don't know? Bullcrap. You're playing politics and that is beneath you. Maybe it's not. My impression of you, Mike Huckabee, is that you are a decent man. That's not the kind of game a decent man plays. Don't turn into a smarmy politician because that's not what America needs. Say what you mean and mean what you say. You're going to vote for a Mormon or not vote for a Mormon? That doesn't mean you are going to vote for Mitt Romney over you. I get it.

Are Mormons Christians or not? No problem if you say no. Fine. I disagree with you. No problem. Kind of an insult to anybody like me who, you didn't know me before, Mike, and I got to tell you something. Nothing could have changed me except for the power of Jesus. That's it. Nothing could have changed me. I'm fundamentally different. So I mean, it's kind of a slam, you know, to all the work that he's been doing on me, quite honestly, but I understand. You don't see it that way, that's fine. We live in America. But don't play the games. I'm tired of game playing, tired of them.


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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Our Fourth Amendment, which protects our right to privacy, has never been in more danger. Journalist Lara Logan joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Thursday to explain how the digital world has given leaders — both in government and corporations — the ability to not only spy on Americans, but to track their patterns of behavior, too.

Lara explained why, even if you think you have nothing to hide, you should be very concerned. Because these digital "human terrain maps" could be used to manipulate you in any way those in control see fit.

"The purpose of your privacy is much more than just being out of public view," Lara said. "There is really nothing that's more central to our democracy than the right to privacy. I mean, all of the rights in the Constitution have a real purpose, and a real value, and if we allow people to take them away from us, we voluntarily are surrendering that. We are lambs to the slaughter.

"They're not just looking at what you have to hide. They're looking to manipulate you into doing what they want. These are control systems. That's what they are," Lara explained. "What they do with the information is they create a 'human terrain map' for every single person on the planet, anyone within a digital signature or within their reach. They are creating a human terrain map that can be used against you, by anyone."

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