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GLENN: It's another day in America. And as we look to the future, there's a list of potential GOP candidates for 2012.

PAT: Getting together again for the Southern Republican Leadership Conference. That's where, you know, it's kind of the precursor to the presidential race, and it happens today through Saturday in New Orleans. Among the speakers this year so among the potential candidates, this is from whom we're choosing apparently, at least so far. Newt Gingrich.

GLENN: Can't win. No way.

PAT: Ron

GLENN: You know what, if you listen to Newt Gingrich, Newt Gingrich has a lot of great ideas and he's a great historian. I just think he has too much baggage.

PAT: Ron Paul. Enough said there. I mean

GLENN: No.

PAT: No chance. Bobby Jindal.

GLENN: Well, now wait a minute. Hang on. America has changed. There are more and more libertarians, but I don't think that there's a chance for Ron Paul.

PAT: No.

GLENN: Sorry, but Ron Paul, I mean, he's right about many things. And I'm more and more in his corner on

PAT: Fiscally?

GLENN: No, fiscally I'm absolutely, I mean, let's abolish all of it. When it comes to military, I'm more and more in his camp, but I am not somebody who says, stop it right now. You can't. You can't. You have to phase it out. You can't create a vacuum. But as far as I'm concerned, the rest of the world, I mean, I'm president of the United States; here's what I say: The rest of the world, fend for yourself. And you attack us; I'm going to use everything we got. I'm going to use men last. I got missiles. Some of them are aging and need to be replaced. I might as well use them. So don't screw with us. You know what I mean? And the last thing I'm going to do, by the way, I'm going to vaporize you and I'm not going to help rebuild. Don't screw with us. But, you know, Ron Paul is just too much for me, for my taste. But I think America's moving his direction more and more every day.

PAT: Then there's Bobby Jindal, another speaker.

GLENN: You know, Bobby Jindal, I really like Bobby. I've met him a couple of times and I really like him. He really hurt himself in that speech that he gave, remember, after the inauguration? But that's, you know

STU: That's one mediocre speech.

PAT: Mediocre, whew, that was kind, Stu.

STU: He's like kind of the opposite of some of these other like, you know, Barack Obama who's much worse off prompter. Bobby Jindal's much better off prompter.

GLENN: Oh, yeah, Bobby Jindal

STU: You know, in debates and stuff he would do a lot better than he did in a speech and again it was his first big public

GLENN: Can I tell you something? America will want somebody who can go off prompter, you know?

PAT: But on prompter he was like, I think that

GLENN: He was not good. I like him and I like his policies. I think this guy is I think he has a chance.

PAT: I think he's the real deal.

GLENN: Yeah.

PAT: Michael Steele speaking.

GLENN: Didn't Michael Steele just step down from

PAT: No. His top chief of staff. He says he's staying.

GLENN: Really?

PAT: And then Sarah Palin.

GLENN: Is that really a good idea? I'm sorry. Did I say that out loud?

PAT: I think you did.

GLENN: And then what?

PAT: Sarah Palin.

GLENN: I don't think she wants to be president.

PAT: No, she doesn't seem to.

GLENN: I don't think she wants to be president.

PAT: And then, you know, he's not listed as speaker, but the other, you know, potential that we hear about all the time is Mitt Romney. And he's saddled with the burden of Massachusetts healthcare in the face of a very unpopular federal system.

GLENN: I have to tell you that Mitt Romney could be the only guy that could win, and I don't know if he could because I think that Americans are going to be I mean, this country is going to be in deep trouble by 2012, and the next term, if it's not decided this term, the next term will decide our fate. Then I hope that Americans are ready for an adult and are ready for hard news.

I tell you, you know, this who is it, the Huffington Post came out and said that Glenn Beck is only making money by saying things that everybody wants to hear. I'm going to give you a week next week. I have a thinktank that we've put together and all next week I'm going to lay out the map of cutting the budget in half. I am going to I'm going to make everyone in America angry next week, even you. Everyone in America is going to be angry with me next week.

PAT: Because you know that's what America wants to be. You know they want to be angry and that's just another

GLENN: It will only help. It will only help me make my money on saying things that I don't believe

PAT: That's right.

GLENN: I'm just saying the things that people want to hear.

PAT: Because people want to hear that America's about on the brink of economic destruction. Who doesn't want to hear that?

GLENN: I know.

PAT: We all love it.

GLENN: I know.

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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