Glenn Beck: Charter schools are evil!


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VOICE: The Glenn Beck program presents more truth behind America's march to socialism.

GLENN: You know what's evil, I mean seriously evil, I mean like, boy, I'm evil. Those charter schools. Man, those things are evil. And school vouchers and private schools. I'm Beelzebub. I mean, I don't -- I can't tell the difference between the devil and the principal of a private school. I really can't. Anything that takes away power from the teachers unions, takes away from accountability and the glorious state to educate the children the way Washington sees fit, it's just, it has to be destroyed. Now, George W. Bush was far from a free market guy when it came to education. No child left behind stressed accountability, which is good, but still it put the federal government's hands deeper into education, not so good. But if you're Barack Obama, before you can really turn the wheel, you'll first have to convince them that the current school system is a failure. Most people think it is anyway. From factcheck.org. Last year George W. Bush touted U.S. gains in education saying that our fourth and eighth graders achieved the highest scores on record. He bragged that African-Americans and Hispanic students posted all-time highs. Well, last week Obama said those eighth graders weren't so great at math after all. He claimed that they had fallen to ninth place in the world and he bemoaned a high school dropout rate that had tripled over three decades. What a difference a year makes. So which one is it? Is it improving or is it disastrous? The high school dropout rate hasn't tripled in the past 30 years as Obama has claimed. According to the Department of Education, it has actually only declined by a third. Oh. Eighth grade math scores haven't fallen to ninth place compared to other countries. U.S. scores have claimed to that ranking from as low as 28th place in 1995. Holy cow. Obama also has set a goal of having the highest proportion of college graduates in the world by 2020. But in terms of bachelors degrees, we're nearly there. The U.S. is only second to Norway in the percentage of adults 2 5-64 with a four-year degree and trails by just 1 percentage point. How many people are living in Norway? So you make second place by 1% sound horrible. Confuse the meaning of fallen and climbed and then confuse the meaning of tripled and fallen by a third. But you can see how he's messed up. Tripled in 30 years and fallen by a third. It has too many 3s in it. And after all, we're not very good at math, you know. It's confusing. Too bad no child left behind wasn't around when Barack was growing up. Maybe he would be able to figure out all these confusing numbers.

VOICE: That was even more overwhelming evidence that we are destined to be a bunch of socialist pigs very, very soon on the Glenn Beck program.

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?

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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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