Glenn: What rights do you have? And who gives them to you?

While our ‘leaders’ in Washington D.C. continue to let us down through their blatant disregard for the Constitution, Glenn spoke on radio this morning about the importance of remembering the rights we enjoy and the origin of those rights.

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You won’t believe what these people are trying to do, and it fits right into that, just on a very grand scale. This is just a small scale. ‘The Bill of Rights are outdated. Bill of Rights are outdated, kids. So, let’s help rewrite it. In fact, why don’t you tweet your answers.’ The Bill of Rights are outdated? I have a right to speak. I have a right to worship God. To my understanding, I have a right not to be searched. I have a right not to testify against myself.

…Who do these people think they are? They think they are God because the Bill of Rights is outdated. The Bill of Rights, that’s what gives us the understanding of, you know, when people say, it’s an empty quote, ‘I’ve got rights, you know.’ Really? Name them. Name them. ‘Well, I’ve got rights.’ Name them. Name them. Tell me what they are. If you can’t name them, tell me where you get them. Where do you get them? Has anybody ever said, ‘I get my rights from the government.’ If you are saying that, the government then can take them away then can’t they? So the government just decides, ‘Oh, you don’t have those rights.’ ‘I have rights.’ No, you told me the government gives you those rights. So, the government can take them away. If the government issues them, then the government can take them away.

‘Well, I have rights.’ No you don’t. Now, where do you get your rights? All men are created equal and endowed by their creator with certain unalienable, unchangeable rights. You cannot take them. You cannot amend them. You cannot bend them. Certain unalienable rights. Among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Among them are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. And the outdated Bill of Rights takes that a step further and says, ‘Because all men are created equal and given certain unalienable rights, among them life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, the government shall not ever do anything to stop you from speaking your mind. You have that right from God. And government shall never infringe on your right to say what you believe about the government.’

Too many people were burned at the stake because they stood up against the church or they stood up against the government. And they were burned at the stake when they stood up against the church because the church was the government, which leads us to the other part of that: the government shall not endorse any religion, make a religion a requirement. You can’t force people. If you want to be mayor, I can’t force you to be a Catholic. Otherwise, only Catholics can be mayor. I cannot go against your conscience. If your conscience says, ‘No, my God tells me, my religion tells me that I will not comply. I will not go against what god tells me to do. I will not perform an abortion. I will not supply abortion pills or aid to abortion clinics because my God, my understanding of God tells me I don’t have to.’ You want to. You can. I will have no part in that.

…That’s why you have the second right: that you will never be infringed. A right to keep and bear arms. Our government was not afraid of a foreign force. They were afraid of government. They were not afraid of jihad. They were afraid of the government because they had just lived through it. You can’t put soldiers in my house and make me feed them. You can’t haul me off in the middle of the night. I have a right to say what I want to make my case, let my voice be heard, stand in front of a jury. There are no secret courts. You can’t spy on me. You can’t come in and take my papers and just look at all my stuff. You need a warrant. If people understood this, they would never have gone for the IRS. The IRS you are guilty until proven innocent. You are guilty. They tell you, provide the information. Show us how you have not cheated us. Show us. I tell you what, federal government, why don’t you abide by the Constitution? You show me how I have violated it. You show me the evidence. I’m innocent until proven guilty. Who are you to tell me? Produce these things. You produce them.

The whole world has been turned upside down and inside out by progressives. ‘It’s an outdated document.’ No. I’m sorry. Universal truths are never out of date. They may be out of fashion because man’s tastes change. Sometimes they want to be free. Sometimes they just want to be counted. Sometimes they just want to be seen. Sometimes they just say, ’I’m not a number. I’m a human being.’ Sometimes we see the struggle of the individual. Sometimes we see that one person, that every single one of us matters. And then other times as always happens, whether it’s the length of skirts or the cut of hair. Fashion comes and goes and fashion dictates… And the rights of man. The rights of man are much more important than the rights of men, a single man.

Ask your kids tonight at dinner, what gives you the right. Challenge them. Get in their face. You talk about, I’ve got rights, you know? Really? Who issues them? Teach them a lesson. Push them to the wall, they are going to cry, it’s going to hurt their feelings. Push them. Because if you don’t do it now, it’s going to be much worse when they are pushed and they are shoved and they are shot. Push them. Teach them. They need to know the truth. And they need to be pushed up against the wall once in a while so they know they can defend themselves. They know they can survive. They don’t run around like little girls crying at the drop of a hat. Push them. Failure is important. It is the only way to success. Let them fail. Teach them that it’s the way that you fail and you treat your success and your failure, so are both imposters, to quote Rudyard Kipling, and treat them both the same. What is inside of you? Who are you? And what right do you have? And who gives it to you?

  • snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    All of our unalienable, unchangeable rights come from our creator. This is truth given to all of mankind, for we are equal, every one of us, before His eyes and judged by the same standards in accordance to His laws.

    If you choose to believe that rights come from fellow men, then only look in world history for ages untold: for what the government gives, they take away, often at a whim. 

    For those of you who complain and scream about the Constitution being ‘out of date’ on that you are more wrong than you can imagine. The Constitution is not a living or dead document, it is an ETERNAL document, which already has two means for being amended.

    Those of you who seek to dispose of the Constitution, you seek to destroy the very identity of our nation, which is a CONSTITUTIONAL REPUBLIC. 

    • Draxx

      They are outright violating the Constitution by Forcing Citizens to purchase health insurance that is provided by private companies… forcing us to buy auto insurance… and of course there are more out there!  But, many of us have been judged (not by a jury of our peers but by elitist), and we have been judged unworthy because too many of us are Poor or Criminalized by ridiculous regulations that have been converted into laws by the elitist (the Federal Registry Violates the Constitution that says ONLY Congress Can Make Laws)!!!

      • Bonnie Somer

        this is y i say that if we do nothing it is our fault it is past time to march on DC and demand that obama be impeached we the people need to demand it be done and not be turned away 

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  • Anonymous

    Our rights are God-given and not from man or man’s governments.  Man is too corrupt to be in charge of rights of other people.  The secularists and Godless hate this notion, but it is truth nonetheless.

  • Anonymous

    Glenn: “What rights do you have? And who gives them to you?”

    Surely not the self-righteous religious hypocrites who empowered the government mafia to enact the 18th Amendment.

    The 18th Amendment was sponsored and pushed and pushed and pushed by the Bible-thumping do-gooders who were among the first of many groups to violate and abridge Natural Law.

    Lead by the hypocritical preachers, the religious fanatics made their deal with the government devil and attempted to impose their will on everybody by totally cutting “we the people” off from imbibing our liquor.  

    The do-gooders also struck a fatal blow to liberty lovers when they became accomplices to the 16th Amendment.

    Thank a lot all you fucking bleeding-heart phony little Jesus(es) for all of the deals you made and continue to make with the government devils……..

    • Anonymous

      R/S, Who was POTUS when the 18th Amendment was ratified?  Does the name of
      Woodrow Wilson ring a bell?  Who knew he was such a religious Zealot!  He became
      Prez in 1913 but since the 16th Amendment was ratified that year (2/13), I don’t know
      if he had much to do w/that.  Why would Christians ask to be taxed?  “Giving” to gov’t
      is hardly the same as donating to charity, is it?

      • Anonymous

        “Why would Christians ask to be taxed?”

        “Christians” did not ask to be taxed, they asked that the rich be taxed, but what they got in return for their support was a bait and switch by the progressive Republicans. 

        “Christians” broadly supported “the soak the rich tax”, i.e., the 16th Amendment. Many Christians were beguiled by the demagogues just as Eve was beguiled by Satan.

        Actually, near the turn of the century, Christians supported a lot of sordid, political ideas including what is billed as the most famous speech in history: The Cross of Gold Speech. But that’s another long story.

        The short explanation is that at that time in U.S. history (over 100 years ago) no significant changes to the Constitution could have been made without the support of a super-majority from the church.

        At the time, the polity was a mix of church, state, banksters, robber barons and Wall Street moguls. The polity mulcted the ignorant, god-fearing masses.

        100 years later (2013) the polity has grown into a mulct-machine.

        • Anonymous

          R/S,  must confess, I don’t know that much about politics in the early
          20th century.  Thank you.  Will check out my sources, too.  And you, also, enriched my vocabulary w/two words—polity and mulct.  Thanks.

  • Sam Fisher

    Obama and the left made a religion based on Obama and government. With disregard of the First amendment right. 
     John 15: 18-25 “If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first.  If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you.  Remember what I told you: ‘A servant is not greater than his master. If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also. If they obeyed my teaching, they will obey yours also. They will treat you this way because of my name, for they do not know the one who sent me. If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not be guilty of sin; but now they have no excuse for their sin. Whoever hates me hates my Father as well.  If I had not done among them the works no one else did, they would not be guilty of sin. As it is, they have seen, and yet they have hated both me and my Father.  But this is to fulfill what is written in their Law: ‘They hated me without reason”
    Socialism is not my religion the government is not my Church and Obama is not my god but Christianity is my religion the Church of Christ is my church and Jesus Christ is my God and I will say this until the day I die.

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    • Anonymous

      Amendments 3-10 are hardly “universal truths.”

      • Sam Fisher

        Better than people like you telling me how to live my life.

  • flo’mop

    Interesting. G.B. says 10% of a population is bent on being divisive, and then goes on to call all liberals “them,” and “they’re” out to take your rights. Really. Sounds devisive. Not every American, every veteran, every citizen who has socially liberal views is your enemy. Not even close, but your hysterical news radio antics would have your listeners believing otherwise. Rather than condemning one school and carrying on as though it’s a government conspiracy when they asked students to critique the Bill of Rights, you should celebrate for those students the opportunity to think critically and praise those students who thought it through. Blind following of any state documents, no matter how sacred you think elements of them are, is a hallmark of stupidity.

    • ScienceWorks

      Well said. Beck is a huckster not a thinker and it shows. 

  • Anonymous

    Whoa, Glenn!  Don’t confuse the Declaration of Independence w/the US Constitution.  The

    Constitution is law, the Declaration is not, though well written and true about those ”unalienable

    rights”—which the gov’t often overlooks or ignores outright.

  • Chelsea Ayn Nelson

    Everyone should read “The Philosophy of Freedom” by Caleb Nelson and Kenneth Jeppeson. Seriously. LEARN!!!

  • Susan Harr Cantrell

    As an American, I don’t know how to change our government.  I agree with you, I vote, I volunteer, and I speak up when I can.  People who depend upon the government are so many they are making the working class a minority

  • Anonymous

    And what is the role of gov’t as defined in the US Constitution?  In short, as the preamble states:

    ”—establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the

    general Welfare—”  Of course, there is much more in the body of the Constitution re: treaties

    made, relations w/the various States, etc. which are spelled out more fully.

    Re: ”—promote the general Welfare—”—-is that where the administration got the idea that it is

    up to the gov’t to provide health care for all it’s citiizens (whether legal or not) and make it the

    law of the land?         We all know that the Constitution will be interrupted as wanted by those

    who seek their own goal.

    • Average Joe.

      The Constitution says “promote the general welfare of the United States” then it goes into a very specific explanation of how that’s done…

      2: To borrow Money on the credit of the United States;

      3: To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes;

      4: To establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization, and uniform Laws on the subject of Bankruptcies throughout the United States;

      5: To coin Money, regulate the Value thereof, and of foreign Coin, and fix the Standard of Weights and Measures;

      6: To provide for the Punishment of counterfeiting the Securities and current Coin of the United States;

      7: To establish Post Offices and post Roads;

      8: To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries;

      9: To constitute Tribunals inferior to the supreme Court;

      10: To define and punish Piracies and Felonies committed on the high Seas, and Offences against the Law of Nations;

      11: To declare War, grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal, and make Rules concerning Captures on Land and Water;

      12: To raise and support Armies, but no Appropriation of Money to that Use shall be for a longer Term than two Years;

      13: To provide and maintain a Navy;

      14: To make Rules for the Government and Regulation of the land and naval Forces;

      15: To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions;

      16: To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining, the Militia, and for governing such Part of them as may be employed in the Service of the United States, reserving to the States respectively, the Appointment of the Officers, and the Authority of training the Militia according to the discipline prescribed by Congress;

      17: To exercise exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten Miles square) as may, by Cession of particular States, and the Acceptance of Congress, become the Seat of the Government of the United States, and to exercise like Authority over all Places purchased by the Consent of the Legislature of the State in which the Same shall be, for the Erection of Forts, Magazines, Arsenals, dock-Yards, and other needful Buildings;–And

      18: To make all Laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into Execution the foregoing Powers, and all other Powers vested by this Constitution in the Government of the United States, or in any Department or Officer thereof.

      It doesn’t mention Healthcare anywhere in the Constitution.

      • Anonymous

        Well done, Joe.  But, as I said, regardless of HOW the Constitution reads or
        WHAT it says, there will be those who interrupt the paper so it will fit their agenda.  The ”welfare of the people” is close enough on which to expand the
        thought/desire for ”health care for all.”  The SCOTUS did NOT do any favor for
        the citizens of this nation by refusing to call out the politicians on this.

        • Average Joe.

          It took them years to come up with the constitution and healthcare was the furthest thing from their minds.

          • Anonymous

            And that may be, Joe, but remember, health care, in some form, has been trying to get passed in this country for how many years?  25 years or more? 
            Just heard Dr. Carson on M. Kelly’s new show, saying the passing of a national healthcare was one of the Marxist goals in
            order to take over control of the people—and the gov’t.

          • Average Joe.

            It may be so. It’s funny how the uninformed Obama voters are now realizing that they are required to pay for Obamacare and it’s not free.

            I laugh every time I read and hear another uninformed liberal cry about how much they have to pay.

  • Connie Bevan

    It’s too bad that most adults don’t know what their rights are, and that many adults believe that their rights come from the government! And, when you challenge them and tell them that their rights don’t come from the government, they don’t seem to understand it because they’ve been so indoctrinated!

    Relying on the benevolence of big government gets people killed. In the millions. Case in point, in the 20th Century alone 169,198,000 million people were murdered by government! That’s why the Founding Fathers embedded the right to bear arms in the 2nd Amendment. They knew what authoritarian governments were capable of!

    So, educate your children before it is too late!

  • suz

    if we never allowed government to come between us, the understanding of our rights and where they come from would be self-evident.  as it is, only some of us know this.  comparatively, too few actualize what is at the core of all human beings.  no other issue is of greater importance than knowing the natural rights of man and what flows from that…civil rights. 

    while the progressives decide what conversations need changing we are to rise up louder than ever w/whatever voice we have and bring THIS conversation.

  • Liberalism is Nonsense

    The word “collectivism” does not refer to the interactions and voluntary association that arise spontaneously from our social human nature.

  • Anonymous

    A free country’s rewards serve to communicate how much certain achievements are worth, regardless of the amount of effort expended in their pursuit.

  • Intel Addin

    Look back at history: liberalism is a mental disorder; socialism is a mental disorder; communism is a mental disorder; progressivism is a mental disorder! Stalin, Hitler, Mao, Castro, Pol Pot, Chavez, etc Obama or whatever his name is. All known sociopaths. First thing Hitler did was Nationalize Healthcare AND the MEDIA! Then he took their guns! All killed millions of their own people. You’ve seen the mass coffins. You know of massive ammunition orders. Civilian weaponizing buildups, National Civilian Military force, IRS, NSA, etc. Good grief how blind and stupid to all of this can people be? WITH the INTERNET AND FACEBOOK!!!!! The name calling. The takeovers. The failures. The theft! The debt! What the hell do you THINK is coming America? Golf?

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