Waffle House Hero: James Shaw Jr. continues to prove why he's the real Captain America

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The world needs more human beings like James Shaw Jr.

On April 22nd, the Nashville Waffle House attacker shot and killed four people. If not for Shaw, it would have been much worse. Shaw, taking a bullet wound himself, hid near the restrooms and waited for an opportunity. Retreat was not on his mind. Letting the people inside the restaurant die definitely wasn't on his mind.

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Some people run away from the sound of gunfire, but some people run towards it. Those that run towards it usually wear a uniform, but not this day. Shaw, sensing an opening, charged the would-be mass murderer and disarmed him. The killer's rampage was now over, and it was all due to an ordinary man that found within himself something extraordinary.

It's hard to imagine doing what James Shaw did. Without training, charging an attacker armed with a weapon isn't something 90% of us could do. It's so rare, movies are usually made to tell the story if it ever happens.


Clint Eastwood recently directed the movie 15:17 to Paris, telling the story of the three Americans that did the exact same thing Shaw did, but they did it on a train in France. If you've seen the movie, the scene where Spencer Stone - unarmed - charges the terrorist as he raises his weapon to fire captures perfectly the type of courage we're talking about here.

Despite every opportunity to bask in the glory, he's repeatedly maintained humility.

Uncommon valor and courage is the common virtue amongst these types of heroes, but lately, I've been even MORE impressed with how James Shaw Jr has handled himself in the media. He has every right to be braggadocious and arrogant. I mean, come on, this guy's THE MAN, but he doesn't see himself as a hero. In fact, he's said multiple times that he's NOT a hero. Despite every opportunity to bask in the glory, he's repeatedly maintained humility. On Friday, Shaw went on the Van Jones show to talk about what happened. Jones immediately proceeded to try and goad Shaw into bashing President Trump. Listen:

Could this guy get any more perfect? In this day and age, literally, EVERYONE rushes in to turn tragedy into red meat hot take politics. Even seventeen-year-old high school students. But James Shaw Jr wasn't having any of it. He defused the obvious agenda that Van Jones was leading him down, AND AGAIN he downplayed what he accomplished.

Who are this guy's parents? Whoever you are, hold your heads high. You successfully raised Captain America. Someone fire up the cloning machine… the world needs more human beings like James Shaw Jr.

On Thursday's radio program, Grace Smith and her father, Andy, joined Glenn Beck on the phone and provided a first-hand account of Grace's refusal to wear a mask at school.

Smith, 16, began a maskless protest after her school district in Laramie, Wyoming, decided to implement a mask mandate. As a result, Grace received three suspensions, was issued two $500-citations, and was eventually arrested.

"How long were you in jail?" Glenn asked.

Grace said was taken to jail but was never booked nor was she was placed in a jail cell.

Glenn commended Grace's father, Andy, for raising such a "great citizen" and asked if it was Grace's idea to protest. Andy said it was Grace's idea, explaining that they took the position of arguing on the grounds of civil rights rather than the efficacy of wearing a mask.

Grace has since withdrawn from public school and started a home school program. She also told Glenn that she will continue to fight the school district, legally.

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It seems the Left wants a civil war and some on the Right want a national divorce. The country is split right now unlike anything Glenn Beck has ever witnessed. There are two sides: Those who want to fundamentally change this country and those who believe in KEEPING the experiment of liberty that the Founding Founders intended.

The ideological gap seems impossible to cross, but Glenn explains why he won't secede. David Reaboi, Claremont Institute senior fellow and author of "National Divorce Is Expensive, but It's Worth Every Penny," tells Glenn why a national breakup is not an impossibility just because it will be difficult.

What can we do to fight back … peacefully? How can the states that still believe in the Constitution create pockets of freedom in the shadow of tyranny? On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn answers that and provides a road map to preserving what the Left is trying to destroy.

Finally, James Simpson, author of "Who Was Karl Marx? The Men, the Motives and the Menace Behind Today's Rampaging American Left," provides solutions on the issues the "red states" must unite around before Left and Right America officially call it quits.

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An Afghan interpreter who helped save then-Sen. Joe Biden's life in 2008 was among those stranded in Afghanistan after Biden's troop withdrawal. He has now escaped the country with his family, but not with President Biden's help.

Thanks to private organizations, including The Nazarene Fund, the interpreter and his family have now been rescued.

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A shocking new report by The Daily Wire reveals that the furious father whose arrest at a school board meeting likely sparked the call for the FBI to investigate anti-CRT parents like domestic terrorists was furious for good reasons: The Loudoun County School Board allegedly tried to cover up his daughter's rape.

Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to discuss the incident and explain why he joined 60 lawmakers in a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland demanding answers for why the FBI is targeting parents.

"We want to know ... what kind of coordination took place between the White House, activist groups and teachers unions, and the Department of Justice," Stewart told Glenn. "Because we have evidence that there was [coordination] and, in fact, that the White House are the ones who initiated this. They asked for these activist groups to write this inflammatory letter to the Department of Justice saying they were 'intimidated' and that they 'felt threatened', giving the Department of Justice Attorney General Garland, the excuse to say, 'Okay, well, we have to respond'."

Stewart went on to say he believes the federal government would only involve the FBI in such an issue if its purpose is to silence and intimidate parents concerned about the "poison" being taught to their kids in school. So, what can he and the other representatives who disagree with the Biden administration's overreach of power do to stop it?

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