Big gov libs--who made it without government help


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GLENN: All of these people, Michelle Obama, she was whining on television the other day that, "I'm 40. I'm in my 40s and we're just now paying off our student loans. That's just not right." You went to Princeton and Harvard! (Sobbing). Let me cry you a river. You went to Princeton and Harvard! I mean, you would have your state college paid out, you know, it would be all done by now. You would have, you know, New Haven state -- what is it? Greater New Haven State Technical College, you wanted to go to beauty school, it would be covered by now. You went to Princeton and Harvard! Oh, my goodness, what a cross you've had to bear.

Hillary Clinton, "I just can't make it." John Edwards, "I'm the son of a mail worker. Why? Why are there children without faces now? Why don't we care?" We do care! You show me a kid without a face, I'm going to go help raise faces for him, okay? I don't think the government should be in the business of making faces for children. I'll go and help raise faces. I'll have a telethon or radiothon or fundraiser. I'll go door to door for children. "Hi, my name's Glenn Beck and I just found out about little Sally Muckenfutch without a face and I'm raising spare faces. Do you have a spare face that you'd like to..." I'll just go to politicians' houses. I know you've got an extra face!

It's so bogus. Instead of taking their own experiences and building America up, they take their own experiences, dismiss them and then tear America down, instead of saying, look what can be done, look what can be done. They don't do that. I mean, let me give you an example, may I? May I give you an example?

VOICE: And now another moment in Progressive history.

GLENN: Born the son of a textile millworker, his father and his mother, his mother worked as a postal letter carrier. After being a star athlete in high school, he's the first person in his family to ever attend college. He studied hard and graduated with high honors. After law school he clerked for a federal judge and later became an associate at a Nashville law firm doing trial work. After transferring jobs and moving to North Carolina, he was assigned work on a seemingly unwinnable case. The firm had only accepted it as a favor to a state senator. An attorney who didn't want to keep it passed it to him. He took that unwinnable case and won $3.7 million in a malpractice verdict on behalf of his client. He went on to represent many, many, many, many, many clients and win many, many, many, many millions and millions and millions of dollars. He later became a senator and even ran for President. Senator John Edwards is yet another liberal self-made true American success story. How many times did the Government step in and save the day for the Edwards family? Exactly zero.

VOICE: That was another moment in Progressive history on the Glenn Beck program.

GLENN: You know what? Hang on, hang on, hang on. May I give you one more example?

VOICE: And now another moment in Progressive history.

GLENN: He never knew his father. Just three months before his birth, the traveling salesman dad was killed in a car accident. His mom decided she needed to get an education. So she left the young baby with her parents. She went off to pursue a nursing degree. Mom remarried and unfortunately his stepdad was a drunk who liked to gamble, also liked to abuse mom. He focused his frustration and energy towards reading. He became a big, big reader. He was very active as a student leader in high school. He was also a musician. He nearly chose the life of a musician but decided instead to pursue his education. Because of his hard work and success in school, he was awarded scholarships to attend college, for his family couldn't afford it on their own. After graduating, he worked as an intern for a United States senator who was also a Rhodes scholar and helped him become a Rhodes scholar. He studied at Oxford University. He later got a law degree from Yale. He remained active in politics and eventually became governor of Arkansas and finally the President of the United States. This young man who never knew his father, for his dad died three months before his birth. He was a traveling salesman. Mom had to go back to school. She married a drunk who gambled and beat her, yet William Jefferson Clinton overcame all of the odds and became the President of the United States. Gee, another American success story with the government stepping in to help William Jefferson Clinton exactly how many times? Zero!

VOICE: That was another moment in Progressive history on the Glenn Beck program.

GLENN: I just don't get it.

VOICE: And now another moment in Progressive history.

GLENN: Born in the Midwest, the son of a secretary and an automotive assembly line worker, he and his family didn't have much but he was active in a student newspaper in the drama club. After high school he went on to college. It lasted a couple of years before dropping out and going to work at one of the automotive plants his dad used to work at. While he was working there, he also began working in his spare time as a writer and created a weekly magazine that covered local news. He kept working both jobs and the magazine did well and he was able to expand to cover statewide news. Eventually he quit working at the automotive plant altogether and was hired as an editor of a political magazine. Well, let's just say he had a few philosophical differences on a few issues with this magazine and he was fired from the job as an editor, but he did the John Edwards thing and he went to court. He contested his firing, eventually settled out of court for $58,000. He used that seed money to create a movie, his first feature film. From there he went on to become a multimillion dollar filmmaker with his own jet, I understand, and a place right here in New York City on Central Park. He's won Oscar awards. It all started with Roger and Me. Michael Moore, a self-made socialist liberal. Not only did Michael Moore do it himself, not one time in Michael Moore's life did the government step in and give him any sort of grant or leg up. From college dropout to auto assembly line worker to Oscar winning multimillionaire filmmaker Michael Moore, yet another true American success story. But Michael Moore will tell you you can't do it. The Progressive movement has to teach you that you can't do it, that capitalism is evil, that corporations are evil. They will tell you also that the government is all screwed up but they can make it bigger, especially really wonderful if they combine that bigger government with nationalized industry. If they could just take over business through government, why, then, we would all have an opportunity to make it. No thanks. I like it the way it is, based on my hard work.

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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