Glenn Beck: Constitution a 'niche'?


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GLENN: This is from the Center For American Progress. The Center For American Progress has education cuts. We started the hour telling you about how the press is ‑‑ the press is just being, it's being gutted. I told you about the Internet today and free press and what's happening with free press and the Internet and how that is all about to change. We told you about the economic strife that is headed our way. I mean, look out, gang. You know, we showed you the mass graves here. There's something bad happening in the Middle East. There's just a lot of things that are going on, civil unrest that is beginning. Tonight on television I'm going to do two things. I want to show you the history of the Weimar Republic and specifically, specifically how it ties into what happened in Atlanta yesterday and with the Fed and what is to come. Learn from history, and you will see what is about to come our way.

The second half of the show is going after the Center of American progress and their new report on education. Now, we all know that education cuts have to be made but they don't need to be done at the federal level. They need to be done at the state level. Education needs to be controlled by the states, not the federal government. Abolish the Department of Education and let the states do it. And let the states negotiate their way out with these unions. Period. The Center For American Progress has another idea. They would like to start their cuts. They're not as broad as mine, of course. They would like to develop and cut the narrow low‑impact programs from the Department of Education. One of these low impact and narrow almost niche programs include academies for American history and civics. This is a program which provide workshops for teachers on American history. We should probably cut that. Then we the people needs to be cut. This is a program for the center for civic education to instruct students in the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights.

PAT: Yeah, what do they need to know that for? That's old. That's an old document.

GLENN: And then there's this one. Excellence in economic education. This is a grant designed to promote economic and financial literacy among K to 12 students. So let's see if we have this right. They want to cut programs in American education, in Constitution, and financial literacy. That sounds good. That sounds like a good, good plan.

PAT: That's almost as good as the plans in Arizona. They had that ‑‑ there was a big uproar. Not only did they do the immigration law but at the same time almost the legislature, they passed a law that banned education classes in Arizona to promote the overthrow of the United States government, right? Remember that? Or, or promote resentment toward a race or class of people because they had these ethnic studies in Arizona that were really focused on race‑baiting, on America's the enemy, all of those kinds of things and people went crazy: How can you cut out their ethics studies? What kind of racism is that? Well, the law apparently doesn't prohibit these classes as long as they are open to all students and don't promote ethnic resentment or solidarity. But Arizona's superintendent of public instruction, Tom Horne says the basic theme of the Mexican‑American studies program in Arizona is that Latino students were and continue to be victims of a racist American society driven by the interests of the middle and upper class whites. Among the goals listed for the Mexican‑American studies are... social justice, Latino critical race pedagogy, and they have pictures in the classroom showing the walls decorated with heroes like Fidel Castro and Che Guevara. Not a problem. Not a problem. So eliminating American history ‑‑

GLENN: I don't think there's a problem there.

PAT: ‑‑ eliminate Constitution and ‑‑

GLENN: Financial.

PAT: Financial, literacy.

GLENN: Right.

PAT: And then bring in Fidel Castro, Che Guevara and tell everybody that the whites are the problem and they are racist.

GLENN: Okay. So America, ask yourself these ‑‑ ask yourself this question. With as corrupt as our government is right now, and it is wildly corrupt ‑‑ and this isn't a Republican thing ‑‑ or, I mean, a Democrat thing. Trent Lott. Last thing we need is a bunch of Jim DeMints around there. We need to coopt them. I mean, they are about power. That's all they are about, power. And the power in Washington must be reduced, must. Not reduced. The power in Washington must be restored to its original power. How are you going to do that? How are you going to do that? How are you going to solve the financial crisis when you have Cass Sunstein and a bill that once Obama ‑‑ let's just say Obama comes in and he abolishes ‑‑ or I mean, a Republican Democrat ‑‑ I mean, a Republican congressman and it's all Republican utopia. Do you really think they are going to reverse the financial reform package? No. They will use it to their advantage. And it will continue to grow. So how are you going to, how are you going to change that? How are you going to change ethics in Washington? How are you going to change the banking problem and the ethics in banking and the ethics in business? How are you going to repair with cries of racism? And it happened with George Bush and it's happening with Barack Obama. How are you going to repair the illegal immigration problem? How are you going to repair the healthcare problem that we have? We all admit that our healthcare system is broken. It's broken. Now, how are you going to repair that? With the situation that we have with politics? How are you going to fight and keep your children when you are so busy fighting on all other fronts, when you have this nonsense being taught in schools? How are you going to fight the battle that is in your church now with social justice and collective salvation? Most people in churches aren't even aware of it now. They are not even aware of it. There are some preachers that don't even know.

I talk to some people that watch these trends. They said last election people that should know had no idea what was happening in their churches. How are you going to do that? It's the same question that people asked in the 1760s. How would you possibly separate from Britain? You can't. You can't. You can't defeat them. You can't win against them. They hold all the cards. You can't do it. The awakening that led people to understand that they have direct access to inspiration and the power of God, direct access. Not through anybody, not through any church. Direct access. And if the people restore themselves, this is 1760, 1740s they are saying this. If the American people would restore themselves to God, it will all work out. On 8/27, make sure you find out all the information at GlennBeck.com. 8/27, divine destiny at the Kennedy Center for the performing arts. It is a night of God. It is a night of how religion plays a role in the governance of this country. It's a separation of church and state. Religion and God plays a role in the individual life and then you don't need very much government because we self‑govern. We will take the words of the preachers of the 1740s to 1770 and show you what lines from sermons were taken out and used as foundation of this country and then we have members from, there's a rabbi that's going to be speaking, there is an evangelical that's going to be speaking, there's members of many faiths that are going to take those words from those sermons and translate them into today's world. There will be things that have never happened before at the Kennedy Center, I understand. We're going to talk about, turn your life over to God. That's it. Let Him work it out. Let Him work it out. And there's a difference. I want to make sure you understand this. It doesn't mean you do nothing. God helps those who help themselves, but you have to ‑‑ how did you put that just a little while ago, Pat?

PAT: Pray as if everything depends on God.

GLENN: Yes.

PAT: Act as if everything depends on you.

GLENN: Act as if everything depends on you. That's the way it is. Tickets are going to be extraordinarily limited. Right now if you go to the Kennedy Center, it will be first come first serve. There are 2500 seats but a lot of those are going to be taken up by people that I don't want to announce because it will just drive people crazy and there's no reason to do that. You’ll find out who they are and I'll tell you on 8/27. This is kind of an appetizer for 8/28. And then buckle up, gang, because at the feet of the Lincoln Memorial at 10:00 two weeks from Saturday, miracles happen. Miracles happen. And not on the stage but with the number of people, whether it's 200,000 or 20,000. Miracles will happen in the crowd around the reflecting pool at the Lincoln Memorial. Join me there. 8/28.

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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