Glenn Beck: Faith, Hope and Charity





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On Friday we unveiled these posters.

I always felt they would play a big role in the coming year, but I just wasn't sure how. But as this administration inexplicably saddles the country with more debt, more entitlement programs and even more spending, it's clear: What we are becoming is not who we are.

We've never been a nation that jams it through. We've never been a nation that believes in a free lunch. We've never been a nation that asks for a handout instead of a hand up.

This is who we are:

Hope: What other country on the planet — better yet, what other country in the history of this planet — has inspired so many people to risk life and limb to get there just for the chance at a better life? There's not even a guarantee. People don't take their families on a raft, through shark-infested waters, because they are searching for a handout.

You've heard it a million times: They are coming for the hope of a better life. They know that in America all you need is a dream and anything's possible. Last I checked no one is floating their way just at the chance to get into Cuba. Hope has always come from America.

How did it provide it?

Faith: Samuel Adams felt America was put together by divine providence — all of them did. They relied on it. God played an instrumental role; He was the one we had to have faith in. George Washington said: "It is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor."

Charity: When there is an earthquake or tsunami, when there is hunger and poverty, there is no other country in history that has been more charitable than America. Name the country more giving and more generous than America. France? Spain? Germany?

Faith, hope and charity: They are the essential teachings of Christ.

I said something a long time ago — way back when I was still living in the "Marxism has been discredited, there's no one left who believes that" fantasy land — I said that America could never be destroyed from the outside. I remember the day I said it because it was Sept. 11, 2001. Militarily there is no equal. If the world tried to attack us and we decided we weren't going to bother with "smart" bombs, we'd control the world in a heartbeat. The only way to destroy America is from the inside: Collapse our system; bring us to our knees financially.

Little did I know there were people already on the inside who actually want to do just that. But who would want to attack hope? Or charity? Who doesn't want that? Who would attack faith? OK, they've been coming after that one for quite some time now:

We can't sing Christmas carols anymore. Instead our kids learn about the wonders of the winter solstice

Can't have those evil 10 Commandments on the courthouse steps: "Thou shalt not commit murder" is just so controversial.

And of course, we can't have that offensive "God" word on my money

Who would spend time attacking these things? The overwhelming majority — religious or not — isn't really offended by the term "God," but the progressive left is. Funny, they are the same people attacking me (remember, I hate Jesus).

Progressives are fully aware that you must rot America from within in order to bring her down. It's been the plan the whole time: Make progress — baby steps — away from the Constitution. Why are we surprised by it now? And radical progressives are infecting America by deceiving unsuspecting people on their true intentions. We saw the defend education rallies. Who doesn't want to defend education? But spend 10 seconds browsing their site and you're suddenly in a Marxist hot-zone. They can't win people over to Marxism, so they resort to deception.

Back to the posters:

Why is George Washington hope? Because without the truth, it's false hope. President Obama is out there saying the worst is behind us:

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PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: Experts from across the political spectrum warned that if we did not act, we might face a second depression. So we acted — immediately and aggressively. And one year later, the worst of the storm has passed.

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Really? Because I was reading the news today and saw that America has moved "substantially closer" to losing its AAA status. And things will "further deteriorate" before they start stabilizing. I'm not understanding how that's better.

Everyone knows the worst is not behind us. It's not difficult to see the current spending is unsustainable. We are on the brink and this president has taken already bloated government and he's trying to make it even bigger. It's like the fat lady I read about today who weights like 700 pounds and she's actually trying to get to 1,000 pounds. That's her goal. Why would you do that unless you wanted to hurt yourself? It makes no sense. That's America right now, except the radicals aren't admitting it's the goal.

What happens when everything comes tumbling down? Where's the hope come from then? This hope promised the worst was behind us. Now it's an emergency. Can you trust him? Name the institutions, besides the military, you can trust. The Senate? Democrats? Republicans? The EPA? Is there anything you believe in?

Hope comes from a belief in something. How can you have any hope if they are rotting everything from the inside? The truth must be restored.

Charity: What was one of the first things Barack Obama did in office? He tried to take away tax incentives on charity. He wanted to teach us how to be charitable. Really? Americans need a lesson on charity? That's odd, because even though being one of the most-taxed nations on the planet, we are also — bar none — the most-giving country that ever existed. We don't need that taught to us; we've got that down, thanks. Although maybe Joe Biden could use a lesson, given that he only donated 0.003 percent of his income in 2007. I'll put the progressive George Soros against the conservative philanthropist Jon Huntsman any day. One will die powerful and the other one will die penniless because he's doing what he chooses to do.

They are taking charity and rotting it from the inside.

In the end this is the answer, but it's also the disease, because if you change these faces to these: Faith with Al Gore; hope with Barack Obama and charity with Nancy Pelosi.

Against health care? Well, you must be against Sally Jerkinsenberg who was born with no kneecaps and no eyelids. She's constantly falling and then the dust goes right in her eyes. Why do you hate her? We just want to give her the right to health care.

Don't let that be lost on you: They are asking you to have faith in them, not God. Faith in government to be the grantor of rights. Two days before we celebrate the real savior's birthday, listen to this from Tom Harkin:

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SEN. TOM HARKIN, D-IOWA: What this bill does is we finally take that step. As our leader said earlier, we take that step from health care as a privilege to health care as an inalienable right of every single American citizen.

And as I said before, this bill is not complete. I've used the analogy of a starter home in which we can add additions and enhancements as we go into the future. But like every right that we've ever passed the American people, we revisit it later on to enhance and build on those rights.

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Tom, you don't have the power to grant people rights. You don't create them or enhance them. They are not yours. Let me show the Declaration of Independence: All men are created equal and endowed by their creator.

Who the hell do you think you are Congress? Last I checked you didn't create me. If you start depending on government to grant you rights, you've done two things: Turn the republic upside down and built handcuffs and a cage for you to live in. You will be completely slave to whatever the creator deems is best for "the collective."

What they are about to pass is not a tumor: You can try and cut this out but once this bill passes you won't be able to cut it out. It's a bloodstream disease; it's in our system — incurable. It's about to be in every cell of our bodies. That's why it's 2,300 pages filled with things like this on page 1557: Provisions for a "comparative effectiveness research" center in which panelists will have experience in a wide variety of areas, including "economics."

Wait, I thought the problem with health care in America was that it was all about money? This is a bean counter in Washington, one that you will be powerless over. They'll tell you what treatment you can and can't have.

America, this is the moment. The fundamental transformation of America is here.

I know you are busy. I know you have other things going on in your life. But I also know that this is still America. It was right before Christmas 1776, Washington had lost two thirds of his army. They were about to face a far superior army. They wanted to go home. Congress ran away. Washington's bold plan was to just go get them or be slaughtered. As everyone freaked out, Thomas Payne wrote in the follow-up to "Common Sense":

"These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: It is dearness only that gives every thing its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as freedom should not be highly rated."

We're not tired. We're going to keep on fighting this thing. We know what this bill means and that it seeks to fundamentally transform America. We will fight it with everything in us — not with bullets, not with guns, but with faith, hope and charity.

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Ezra Levant, founder of Rebel News, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to describe the shocking footage he and his team captured of Canadian police harassing and even arresting Rebel News reporters during a protest in Montreal.

Video clips show officers making remarks about the "Jew" reporters and calling Rebel News "Jew media." Reporters are pulled out of crowds, handcuffed, slammed against vehicles and arrested. Some have been fined "thousands and thousands" of dollars "because they had cameras pointed at the police," said Levant.

Another video clip shows Canadian police demanding entrance to a rented Airbnb houseboat without a warrant.

"They the claimed it was an illegal gathering. It was just a B and B," Levant explained. "I told them to get a warrant. I went out there ... and they wouldn't let me back in.... It turned into a ten-hour standoff. They couldn't find a judge willing to give them a search warrant, so to punish us, they called the whole thing a crime scene. They actually wouldn't let any of my team off the boat unless they submitted to a personal search, which is illegal. And the craziest part, is that they arrested one of my guys, took him to jail, and they said this to us: We will hold him in jail until you let us search the Airbnb without a warrant."

Levant said nearly all Canadian media have ignored the insane attacks, warrantless searches and seizures, and the jailing of journalists, and warned Americans to take note and protect our First Amendment rights.

"If you do not protect your First Amendment, if you do not hold those hard-won freedoms, you will be like what we are," he said. "This is your future if you don't protect your First Amendment."

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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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