Glenn interviews Jerry Falwell Jr.



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GLENN: Restoring Honor is our goal on 828. This is something I have potentially not talked an awful lot about what it is, for a couple of reasons. One, I honestly didn't know exactly how we were going to pull it off and what we were going to pull off until about a month or month and a half ago. And now, I just don't -- I just don't care to tip my hand. I ask that you would come and bring your family, bring your children, this is going to be a historic day, it is going to be a day that I think will shock those naysayers, those people on the far left, those people who think we are going to dishonor -- I can't believe they are actually printing these things now -- dishonor the military, dishonor the civil rights movement, it is about Restoring Honor, and we can learn an awful lot from our military, the honorable men and women of our military and we can learn an awful lot about honor of those who stood or sat down or linked arms. I mean, anything that you think that you're going through now, and you're worried about, et cetera, et cetera, you have not taken a billy club to the head. None of us have. These guys did learn, restoring hon. It is really an amazing, amazing event. Trying to bring people together, and make a commitment to be the best people that we can be. It's in Washington, D.C. on August 28th, it is a rather expensive event, and I love -- as well, the media, that is printing, this is a promotion for this or that, you go ahead. I invite you to come and cover the rally. Please, cover it. Let's have the whole world see the message of August 28th. You'll know that what it is, not from the media coverage, but by the lack of it on August 29th. If it is what they say it is, it will be everywhere August 29th. You have to experience this yourself. Now, we have asked you to make a donation to this, all of the -- all of -- any dollar that is not spent goes to the special operations foundation, which these guys are the -- they do all of the -- you know, special forces, anybody that is hurt, anybody that is killed in the line of duty, taking care of the family, it is really, truly an amazing organization. The special operations warrior foundation, it gets all of the proceeds in and above what it cost to put this thing on. We have had some amazing people step to the plate, and help us. And is Jerry on the phone? Jerry Falwell is on the phone with us from liberty university and he has just made a donation with the university that I think is amazing. Hi, Jerry, how are you, sir?

JERRY: Hello, is this Dr. Glenn Beck?

GLENN: Yes, it is and I'll be giving dental exams a little later on today.

JERRY: I was congratulating you on the honorary doctorate that our board of trustees conferred, for helping to bring this country back to its founding principles it's well deserved.

GLENN: Thank you very much, sir, I truly appreciate it. And you guys have been so very helpful, and I'm looking forward to the time that we're going to spend working on projects on trying to educate people from coast to coast on who we really, truly are. I want to thank you first of all for your donation to the 8-28 event. Can you explain what it is?



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JERRY: We've donated a four year scholarship to Liberty University for eight semesters beginning the fall of 2010, and this is -- we're doing this because when we read how the Restoring Honorary is to recognize our First Amendment rights, honor the service members who fight to protect our freedoms, that's just something that's dear to what we believe, and we have over 15,000 members of the armed forces who are serving right now who are students in our online program. So we have a special office that services them, we match whatever assistance the government those men and women of the armed forces, and it's just because we believe it's so important, what they're doing. The sacrifice they're making. And we also donated an online scholarship to liberty university online, for those who cannot relocate to Lynchburg, Virginia, that will cover an undergraduate degree or a graduate degree.

GLENN: How much does the online run? It's 80,000 for the four year resident, what does the online run?

JERRY: It costs about 36,800 from start to finish to complete an undergraduate degree, online, or about 19,800 to complete a graduate degree, because it doesn't take as many years, but it's -- that's what's being auctioned off right now to help you with what you're doing in August, and to --

GLENN: Right now, the four year resident tuition scholarship is $27,500. I'm not even sure, do you know, Pat, when does this auction end do you know?

JERRY: 11 more days I think.

GLENN: 11 more days, so it's another week, and we were down Pat and I were down when I gave the commencement address, we were down at liberty and I have to tell you, really not only impressed with the campus and what you guys are doing, but also I met many of the professors, many of the people that are putting your -- you know, your whole curriculum and everything your whole philosophy together every year, and it is really impressive what you guys are doing. I mean it's --

JERRY: A lot of people think it's just a Bible school, but it's a liberal arts university, it's fully accredited, 140 different undergraduate and graduate programs, with 63,000 students now. We just passed Ohio state to become the 7th largest university, four year university in the United States. So it's --

GLENN: That's amazing.

JERRY: -- because of our commitment to the founding principles to the Judeo-Christian ethic, and it's an exciting place to be.

GLENN: The law school was wildly impressive. Tell me --

JERRY: I was in Washington yesterday meeting with the ABA, it was accredited in record time, it's a fairly new law school, but it's -- those graduates are passing the bar, their bar passage rate is rivaling institutions that have been in existence for generations, and we're just so proud of what's happened here with these conservative young people.

GLENN: You have the mock courtrooms, and if I'm not mistaken this is why it was accredited in record speed, is because you have the mock courtrooms where you're not just teaching the book, you're actually teaching them how to apply it in courtrooms, and you even have the mark Supreme Court room.

JERRY: We emphasize on skills and actual -- the more practical aspects of practicing law, and that did help us attain accreditation much faster. But the courtroom you're referring to is an exact replica of the U.S. Supreme courtroom. So it's a great place for students to learn, and to get the experience they need. And I remember when I finished law school, they -- where I attended University of Virginia, it was mostly -- mostly taught theory, and I had to learn all the practical aspects of practice in law from other lawyers, but we've taken a different approach here, and it's -- it's one that's proven to be very successful.

GLENN: Jerry, I have to speak about something we've spoken about privately and I hope you don't mind, but when we first met and I went down, you asked me to give the commencement speech and I -- when I first met you, I thanked you for that and I said I know you must be getting heat because you're an evangelical in a Christian college and I am a Mormon, and those don't seem to go hand in hand with a lot of people in their minds. And I know you took heat for that, and I thank you for that. And you told me if you don't mind me sharing this, that you know what -- you know what time of day it is, and that we all have to kind of stand together hare and put our differences aside. That doesn't you endorse my faith or whatever, and that's fine. But we have to unite on things that are big, because we are in trouble, here.

JERRY: If we don't hang together we'll hang separately, I mean, that's what my father believed when he formed Moral Majority, was an organization of Mormon's, Catholics, Protestants, Jews, people of no faith. And there are bigger issues now, we can argue about theology later after we save the country. And I really think that we really do need to stand together, it's a critical time in our nation's history, and it's -- I met with a banker this morning, and he was telling me how all the new regulations, how much they're going to cost his bank, and how he's going to have to pass those costs onto the consumers, and he's going to explain how the Congress is hiding how they're paying for this new banking reform bill by taking money out of the federal reserve, and just some scary things that public doesn't even know about. But it's a frightening time in our history, and we appreciate greatly what you're doing to bring all these different groups together, Peter Littleback was so impressive with his book about George Washington, Sacred Fire, and when I got back to Lynchburg after become on your show. And we left my dad's office just like it was when he passed away three years ago, and I didn't notice it before but he had Peter Littleback's book that he purchased three or four years ago open on his desk when he passed away. But you're bringing all these types of people together on your show every day, and it's creating a partnership between groups that may have never talked to each other otherwise, and I think nothing could be more important at this stage of our history

GLENN: God bless you Jerry, we'll talk to you again and I thank you so much for your amazing contribution to the 8-28 rally, and we'll see you again my friend.

JERRY: Good news, yesterday was the first day that Glenn Beck Show was on the radio here on Lynchburg on WLNI, 105.9 so we can finally pick you up over the air waves.

GLENN: That's great. Thank you, I appreciate it. God bless you. Jerry Falwell from Liberty University. This is a university where your kids are safe, and your kids can actually learn, and not be filled with a bunch of nonsense. Liberty University, if you want to bid on that charity auction for 828, $80,000 value it's at 27,000 now for a four year full residence scholarship. Check it out at GlennBeck.com/828.

Carter Page, a former advisor to Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, found himself at the center of the Russia probe and had his reputation and career destroyed by what we now know were lies from our own intelligence system and the media.

On the TV show Thursday, Page joined Glenn Beck to speak out about how he became the subject of illegal electronic surveillance by the FBI for more than two years, and revealed the extent of the corruption that has infiltrated our legal systems and our country as a whole.

"To me, the bigger issue is how much damage this has done to our country," Page told Glenn. "I've been very patient in trying to ... find help with finding solutions and correcting this terrible thing which has happened to our country, our judicial system, DOJ, FBI -- these once-great institutions. And my bigger concern is the fact that, although we keep taking these steps forward in terms of these important findings, it really remains the tip of the iceberg."

Page was referencing the report by Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz, which revealed that the FBI made "at least 17 significant errors or omissions" in its Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) applications for warrants to spy on Page, a U.S. citizen.

"I think this needs to be attacked from all angles," Glenn said. "The one angle I'm interested in from you is, please tell me you have the biggest badass attorneys that are hungry, starving, maybe are a little low to pay their Mercedes payments right now, and are just gearing up to come after the government and the media. Are they?"

I can confirm that that is the case," Page replied.

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On Wednesday's TV show, Glenn Beck sat down with radio show host, author, political commentator, and film critic, Michael Medved.

Michael had an interesting prediction for the 2020 election outcome: a brokered convention by the DNC will usher in former First Lady Michelle Obama to run against President Donald Trump.

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On Thursday's "Glenn Beck Radio Program," BlazeTV's White House correspondent Jon Miller described the current situation in Virginia after Gov. Ralph Northam (D) declared a state of emergency and banned people carrying guns at Capitol Square just days before a pro-Second-Amendment rally scheduled on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Jon told Glenn that Gov. Northam and the Virginia Legislature are "trying to deprive the people of their Second Amendment rights" but the citizens of Virginia are "rising up" to defend their constitutional rights.

"I do think this is the flashpoint," Jon said. "They [Virginia lawmakers] are saying, 'You cannot exercise your rights ... and instead of trying to de-escalate the situation, we are putting pressure. We're trying to escalate it and we're trying to enrage the citizenry even more'."

Glenn noted how Gov. Northam initially blamed the threat of violence from Antifa for his decision to ban weapons but quickly changed his narrative to blame "white supremacists" to vilify the people who are standing up for the Second Amendment and the Constitution.

"What he's doing is, he's making all all the law-abiding citizens of Virginia into white supremacists," Glenn said.

"Sadly, that's exactly right," Jon replied. "And I think he knows exactly what he's doing."

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Ryan: Trump Louisiana Finale

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Part One. Part Two. Part Three.

At the end of Trump rallies, I would throw on my Carhartt jacket, sneak out of the press area, then blend in with everyone as they left, filing out through swinging doors.

Often, someone held the door open for me. Just 30 minutes earlier, the same person had most likely had most likely hissed at me for being a journalist. And now they were Sunday smiles and "Oh, yes, thank you, sir" like some redneck concierge.

People flooded out of the arena with the stupidity of a fire drill mishap, desperate to survive.

The air smacked you as soon as you crossed the threshold, back into Louisiana. And the lawn was a wasteland of camping chairs and coolers and shopping bags and to-go containers and soda cans and articles of clothing and even a few tents.

In Monroe, in the dark, the Trump supporters bobbled over mounds of waste like elephants trying to tiptoe. And the trash was as neutral to them as concrete or grass. They plodded over it because it, an object, had somehow gotten in their way.

It did not matter that they were responsible for this wreckage.Out in the sharp-edged moonlight, rally-goers hooted and yapped and boogied and danced, and the bbq food truck was all smoke and paper plates.

They were even more pumped than they had been before the rally, like 6,000 eight year olds who'd been chugging Mountain Dew for hours. Which made Donald Trump the father, the trooper, God of the Underworld, Mr. Elite, Sheriff on high horse, the AR-15 sticker of the family.

Ritualistic mayhem, all at once. And, there in Louisiana, Trump's supporters had gotten a taste of it. They were all so happy. It bordered on rage.

Still, I could not imagine their view of America. Worse, after a day of strange hostilities, I did not care.

My highest priority, my job as a reporter, was to care. To understand them and the world that they inhabit. But I did not give a damn and I never wanted to come back.

Worst of all, I would be back. In less than a week.

Was this how dogs felt on the 4th of July? Hunched in a corner while everyone else gets drunk and launches wailing light into the sky? configurations of blue and red and white.

It was 10:00 p.m. and we'd been traveling since 11:00 a.m., and we still had 5 hours to go and all I wanted was a home, my home, any home, just not here, in the cold sweat of this nowhere. Grey-mangled sky. No evidence of planes or satellites or any proof of modern-day. Just century-old bridges that trains shuffled over one clack at a time.

And casinos, all spangles and neon like the 1960s in Las Vegas. Kitchy and dumb, too tacky for lighthearted gambling. And only in the nicer cities, like Shreveport, which is not nice at all.

And swamp. Black water that rarely shimmered. Inhabited by gadflies and leeches and not one single fish that was pretty.

Full of alligators, and other killing types. The storks gnawing on frogs, the vultures never hungry. The coyotes with nobody to stop them and so much land to themselves. The roaches in the wild, like tiny wildebeests.

Then, the occasional deer carcass on the side of the road, eyes splayed as if distracted, tongue out, relaxed but empty. The diseased willows like skeletons in hairnets. The owls that never quit staring. A million facets of wilderness that would outlive us all.

Because Nature has poise. It thrives and is original.

Because silence is impossible. Even in an anechoic chamber, perfectly soundproofed, you can hear your own heartbeat, steady as a drum. A never-ending war.

I put "Headache" by Grouper on repeat as we glided west. We were deadlocked to asphalt, rubber over tarface.

And I thought about lines from a Rita Dove poem titled "I have been a stranger in a strange land"

He was off cataloging the universe, probably,
pretending he could organize
what was clearly someone else's chaos.

Wasn't that exactly what I was doing? Looking for an impossible answer, examining every single accident, eager for meaning? telling myself, "If it happens and matters the next year, in America, I want to be there, or to know what it means. I owe it to whoever cares to listen."

Humans are collectors and I had gone overboard.

Because maybe this wasn't even my home. These landmarks, what did they mean? Was I obvious here? When I smiled, did I trick them into believing that I felt some vague sense of approval? Or did my expressions betray me?

Out in all that garbage-streaked emptiness — despite the occasional burst of passing halogen — I couldn't tell if everything we encountered was haunted or just old, derelict, broken, useless. One never-ending landfill.

Around those parts, they'd made everything into junk. Homes. Roads. Glass. Nature. Life itself, they made into junk.

I cringed as we passed yet another deer carcass mounded on the side of the road.

As written in Job 35:11,

Who teaches us more than the beasts of the earth and makes us wiser than the birds in the sky?

Nobody. Look at nature and you feel something powerful. Look at an animal, in all of its untamable majesty, and you capture a deep love, all swept up in the power of creation. But, here, all I saw were poor creatures who people had slammed into and kept driving. Driving to where? For what reason? What exactly was so important that they left a trail of dead animals behind them?

So I crossed myself dolorously and said an "Our Father" and recited a stanza from Charles Bukowski's "The Laughing Heart"

you can't beat death but
you can beat death in life, sometimes.
and the more often you learn to do it,
the more light there will be.

Out here, nothing but darkness. Needing some light, by God. Give me something better than a Moon that hides like an underfed coward.

Jade told me about some of the more traumatic things she'd seen while working at the State Fair.

"Bro, they pull roaches out of the iced lemonade jugs and act like nothing happened."

"All right but what about the corn dogs?"

"You do not want to know, little bro."

She looked around in the quiet. "Back in the day, the Louisiana Congress refused to raise the drinking age from 18 to 21," she said. "They didn't want to lose all that drunk gambler money. So the federal government cut off funding to highways."

We glided through moon-pale landscape for an hour before I realized what she had meant. That there weren't any light poles or billboards along the road. Nothing to guide us or distract us. Just us, alone. And it felt like outer space had collapsed, swallowed us like jellybeans.

Like two teenagers playing a prank on the universe.

In the cozy Subaru Crosstrek, in the old wild night, brimming with the uncertainty of life and the nonchalance of failure, we paraded ourselves back to Dallas. Alive in the river silence that follows us everywhere.

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