Glenn Beck: Punished by a Baby

GLENN: Here’s Barack Obama which I believe is your dream house, and I’ll explain in a second. Here’s your dream house, Barack Obama, talking about birth control.

SENATOR OBAMA: I’ve got two daughters, 9 years old and 6 years old. I’m going to teach them first of all about values and morals but if they make a mistake, I don’t want them punished with a baby. I don’t want them punished with an STD at the age of 16, you know. So it doesn’t make sense.

GLENN: Hang on just a second. He doesn’t — Stu, he doesn’t want you punished with herpes.

STU: No, definitely not, HIV. Chlamydia?

GLENN: Or a baby. Chlamydia or a baby, he doesn’t want those punishments coming toward you.

STU: You know, I routinely will send out gift baskets to people when they get chlamydia.

GLENN: But they do it intentionally. They’re like, we’re trying to get chlamydia. You look at them and like, you’re so cute, we’ve been out all weekend trying to get chlamydia. Eventually you come over and it becomes kind of awkward and the guy is like, trying to get chlamydia used to be fun. Now she’s up with her legs in the air all the time and it’s a nightmare.

STU: You want to start your own little –

GLENN: Honey, I think I’m really close to getting chlamydia. Now would be the time.

STU: Their own little family of STDs and I think that’s the dream of every family.

GLENN: Sure you do. But hate to get yourself punished, trying to get chlamydia, have yourself punished with a baby. You know what I mean? What a nightmare that would be.

Okay. A lot of people will say, well, he just misspoke; you know what he means. Yes, I do know what he means. And let’s just be very clear. I can only give people in Washington or want to be in Washington so many opportunities to misspeak. By the way, look it up. It’s in the thesaurus. By the way, look it up. Misspeak, another word, interchangeable according to the thesaurus is lie. So I can only give you so many chances of misspeaking before I start thinking, there might be something more to this.

He doesn’t want his child to be punished with a baby. This tells you all kinds of things. First of all, clear stance on abortion. What is his stance on abortion? I’m just assuming that he’s wildly pro choice, but is he one of these politicians who says, "I want to make it rare but I want to make it safe. I want to make sure — I want to do everything I can, you know, that jeez, if they happen to get pregnant…"

SENATOR OBAMA: I don’t want them punished with a baby.

GLENN: I want to make it — I value life.

SENATOR OBAMA: I don’t want them punished with a baby.

GLENN: But I don’t want them punished with a baby. Yes, Stu.

STU: Just so you are aware, I want to make sure you understand.

GLENN: Yes.

STU: Barack Obama’s abortion platform.

GLENN: How accurate is my description?

STU: Well, he did support Roe versus Wade but he released this quote on the Supreme Court decision upholding the partial birth abortion ban.

GLENN: The partial birth abortion ban.

STU: Yeah.

GLENN: This is where you can be birthed to the head, just keep the head inside of the mother and then kill the baby.

STU: He strongly disagreed with today’s Supreme Court ruling, end quote.

GLENN: Against partial birth abortion.

STU: Yeah.

GLENN: Well, because he doesn’t –

SENATOR OBAMA: I don’t want them punished with a baby.

GLENN: He doesn’t want them punished with a baby. You know what I mean? So — does he anywhere say, does he say that he wants to make it rare but safe?

STU: I don’t see that yet. We’re still looking.

GLENN: Well, then God bless him. At least — then maybe you don’t need this. Maybe you don’t need this lesson of "Punished with a baby" because he’s never saying, "But I want to make it rare." This is the amazing thing. This is what you can — this is what you need to take away from Barack Obama on this. What you learned from Barack Obama in, you know, I don’t want them punished with a baby is this: That he sees children as a punishment, not for everybody but for some children are a punishment. Others, children is a blessing. A child is a blessing because you are trying. You are trying to avoid it. So it’s a punishment. The point is the baby becomes an "It." The baby is just it. So he doesn’t see the sanctity of life is something that can punish you or bless you. I’m sorry but that’s an abomination in the eyes of God as I would see it. I can’t imagine how a baby could punish you. A baby is a gift at all times. A baby is the closest to perfection that we get at all times. We should be striving to be more like that innocent child than trying to just say, I don’t want them to be punished by a baby.

So he doesn’t understand. He sees it as either/or. Could be a blessing, could be a punishment. That should tell you something about the sanctity of life.

But it goes deeper than this. It goes into punishment. What is the problem with America? What is the phrase that I’ve been saying that we should be saying to each other more often, we should be saying out loud? You should be screaming it, and I know you do, screaming it at your television all the time when you watch the news: "Too bad! Sucks to be you! Guess you shouldn’t have done that one, huh? Wow, who could have seen this mistake." Well, he’s got a 9-year-old and he doesn’t want them punished by a baby if they make a mistake. You know what? A baby is a natural consequence of your actions of having sex. It is a natural consequence. It is why your sex organs were created — I’m sorry — evolved from an extra foot, and it evolved into a sex organ. It wasn’t there for your pleasure. Maybe that’s what you should teach your kids. That our sex organs are not for pleasure. Oh, sure, that’s part of it. There’s a drive in you that says, yeah, that feels good. But the reason why you feel good is so — it was God’s insurance of making sure you do it and have more babies! Not so God could punish you but he could bless you and he could bless the Earth with having more children. It’s a natural consequence. But see, the part of this that people like Obama don’t understand is consequence.

Consequence is not necessarily a bad thing. For instance, if my child just so happens to put their hand on a hot stove, "I don’t want them punished by a burn." Neither do I. I don’t want my son or daughter punished by a burn by any stretch of the imagination. But do I think when they put their hand on the stove it’s all a bad thing? No. It hurts them. It hurts me as I’m trying to heal their hand. It hurts me and it hurts them a lot. But you know what? They never put their hand there again.

Now, back to "I don’t want them punished by a baby." Not only does it show you his stance on life but it also should show you where he stands on consequence. What do you think he’s going to do with Citigroup? Citigroup, you failed. Wow, you made some bad investments. Sucks to be you. Too bad. Taxpayers not going to bail you out. Bear Stearns, wow, didn’t work out for you, did it? Sucks to be you. Wow. You have how much in mortgage and you make what per month? Really? Looking like a bad idea to sign that loan, huh? Sucks to be you. The only ones that should be bailed out were the ones that were duped, the ones that were lied to. The consumers that were raped, hmmm. We should not bail our children out if they’re punished by a baby. We should have a conversation with our kids beforehand. The natural consequence of having sex is having a baby. Do you think you’re capable of having a baby at your age? No. Would you want — do you know what your life, how your life will change? No.

Let me explain how your life will change and let me also explain before you even think about having sex that if you become pregnant and you’re 12, you are not going to raise that baby because now we’ve made two mistakes. Now we’ve gotten pregnant and we’ve decided to wreck that child’s chances by having them raised by a 12-year-old or a 15-year-old or a 16-year-old. No. So the family believes in not abortion but adoption because a baby is not a punishment. A baby is a blessing. Not to you. It’s a natural consequence of having sex. But that baby is a blessing to somebody, and somebody will bless that baby for your mistake, period.

Now, which, which role is going to help the child more? A father and mother that understand and are not going to condemn their child to a life of hell because they made a mistake, a gigantic significant one, maybe hopefully the biggest one they will ever make in their life, one that will sit down and teach them that there are consequences to mistakes, and the bigger the mistake, the bigger the consequence and the more it’s going to hurt. "You have this baby and you give it up, it’s going to hurt for a very long time." How do I know it? Because the teenager is the reason I have my son Raphe. My son we prayed for for years trying to — oh, yeah, she had her legs up and we were taking her temperature and everything else. It was ugly. Couldn’t get pregnant, couldn’t get pregnant, couldn’t even get chlamydia. And a teenager made a mistake, and her mother was smart enough to say, you can’t, you can’t destroy this child’s life, and she was smart enough to say, "I can’t have an abortion, I can’t kill this child" and so she did the hardest thing she probably will ever do. She allowed that baby to be blessed by others and allowed that baby to bless others. She wasn’t — what did Barack say again, Dan? I’m sorry.

SENATOR OBAMA: I don’t want them punished with a baby.

GLENN: She wasn’t punished with a baby. We were all blessed by a baby. Her blessing will take time, but in time she will realize she went through the hardest thing in her life and she survived. In time she will grow from the experience in a positive way. You are just witnessed yet another piece that shows you the inside, the inside workings of Barack Obama. You have to do a little math on it. It’s not about, you know, I don’t want you, you know, being — what again, Dan?

SENATOR OBAMA: I don’t want them punished with a baby.

GLENN: Yeah, don’t want you punished by a baby. Has less to do with that and more to do with, let’s give everybody trophies. Let’s not have anybody feeling consequence. Let’s not have anybody have any problems in the world. When those problems, when those punishments, to use his language, are natural. Let’s stop nature.