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‘A country founded on equality’: Bono encourages Americans with this stirring speech

Glenn Beck
Washington, UNITED STATES: Lead singer of the Irish rock group U2, Bono (R), gestures as he stands with US President George W. Bush after speaking at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, DC, 02 February 2006. AFP PHOTO/Jim WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

During a U2 show in San Diego, the singer Bono reached out to Americans who feel discouraged and reminded them of the greatness of their country.

America “has become our second home,” Bono said. “It’s not just a country, is it? … It’s a great idea; it’s one of the best ideas ever.”

“A country built on hope cannot be driven by fear,” Bono went on to say in the brief address in between songs. “A country founded on equality cannot allow hate to pull it apart.”

On Tuesday’s “The Glenn Beck Radio Program,” Glenn Beck and Stu Burguiere listened to Bono’s words of encouragement in a time when Americans could especially use some perspective.

“What a great message,” Glenn said.

To see more from Glenn, visit his channel on TheBlaze and listen live to “The Glenn Beck Radio Program” with Glenn Beck and Stu Burguiere weekdays 9 a.m.–noon ET on TheBlaze Radio Network.

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