Gerald Walpin Is Superman




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We've been telling you about the firing of Inspector General Gerald Walpin, who the White House claims is, "confused, disoriented and unable to answer questions."

Well, I've spoken to him twice before and Wednesday night I even put him through the official state mini mental exam to check him out. Believe me, the only thing wrong with Gerald Walpin is that his heart hurts from being thrown under the bus by the system he served for so long.

The one thing that nobody in Washington or the media seems to understand is that Gerald Walpin is superman.

Let me tell you a personal story about my grandfather. He was my hero; he was Santa Claus; the strongest man in the world. He was a sheriff, a vet. He even punched a horse out when it needed to be put down; he was a strong man; he was my superman.

When I was 14 years old, my family took away the keys to his truck after he drove it through the window of Sambo's restaurant. Three weeks later he started driving his tractor instead. When they took the tractor keys away he started riding the lawnmower.

Then, all of a sudden, grandpa just went away; I never saw him again. My family thought it was best that I didn't see him in that state, so that I'd remember the man he was: the superhero.

Well, Gerald Walpin is somebody's superman, too, and he is living proof of the American dream.

Walpin grew up in the Bronx — so poor that his parents didn't eat dinner so that he could. They'd avoid answering the doorbell because it could be the gasman. And even though he worked hard enough to get into Harvard, he was unable to pay for it.

But Walpin wouldn't let his dream die. He wanted to be a litigator, so he went to Yale law, took on massive loans, eventually got a scholarship and graduated in 1955.

He's also been Superman to Sheila, his wife of 52 years. She still remembers their first date, it was a double-blind date and Gerald took her to a cheap restaurant because it was all he could afford. They were married less than a year later.

Gerald Walpin is Superman to his three great children: Amanda, Edward and Jennifer. They know their dad as a 1st lieutenant in JAG; a special U.S. prosecutor who took on the longest criminal jury case at the time; a pitbull who went after conservative Roy Cohn, the infamous council to an aide of Senator Joseph McCarthy. They know him as an attorney who helped to indict Nixon's top two Cabinet members and who represented Mia Farrow against Woody Allen.

And they know him as a great dad: Taking them on trips all over the world, from Russia to Afghanistan to Turkey and everywhere in between.

Gerald Walpin made such an impression on his children that when the youngest one graduated from college and could've asked for anything she wanted, she asked that the family take another one of those cherished vacations together.

Gerald Walpin has done amazing things for his children, his six grandchildren and his country. But none of that matters to our government, which is trying to tear down this distinguished man by claiming that he's like my grandpa: Driving along on the side of that road to Sambo's on his lawnmower.

He's not.

When the government's thirst for money and power would drive them to destroy a man like my grandpa, your dad or Gerald Walpin, who is next?

Wednesday night I asked him, "Do you think you're going to win?"

"No," he said.

"So why are you doing it?"

"Because I couldn't live with myself if I didn't."

To his wife, to his children, to his family, Gerald Walpin is more of a hero now than he's ever been because he's doing the one thing that so many others are afraid to: He's standing against those who can make the planet spin in the other direction.

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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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