Making the 'Original Argument'...with idiots

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"It came out today that Newt Gingrich had a million dollar credit line at Tiffany's. And I mean this sincerely. Is he independently wealthy?" Glenn asked.

Is that some new kind of perk you get from having been in Congress? After all, outside of a few books and his former role as a Fox News Contributor, it's not clear how Newt has a million dollar line of credit at Tiffany's!

"So what if our leaders have some special privileges. They were elected and they are the ones leading us. They deserve it. You think the Founding Fathers didn't have lots of perks? They did whatever they wanted," Stu said in his role as the "idiot".

"The House of Representatives can make no law which will not have its full operation on themselves and their friends, as well as on the great mass of the society. This has always been deemed one of the strongest bonds by which human policy can connect the rulers and the people together. It creates between them that commune you know of interest and sympathy of sentiment of which few governments have furnished examples - but without which every government degenerates into tyranny," Pat said in his role as a "founder".

Glenn translated the message. "The founders' greatest evidence as to why the House of Representatives wouldn't be at odds of the people is that they would have to live with the same laws that they passed. In all of world history if you were privileged, you lived by a different set of rules and different set of laws. You had exemptions. You had caveats, you had a preference. You had maybe a waiver for ObamaCare," Glenn said.

"Madison and our founders said, no, that is not what the Constitution stands for. We don't do that. Our founders said no. Today we say no man is above the law. Yeah. Yeah. That came from the minds of our founders. The difference is they lived it."

UPDATE: Who has the power? The states or the federal government?

UPDATE: The latest original argument deals with the idiots saying that most of the founders were atheists. Uh, no they weren't.

James Madison wrote, "It is impossible for the man of pious reflection not to perceive it, in it a finger of that almighty hand which has been so frequently and singly extended to our relief in the critical stages of the revolution."

In other words:

"The founders recognized they weren't perfect but they did their best. And the only way they could create something that had never been done before is by direct help from God. Divine providence. It might not be real to MSNBC, but even though it was added later, it really is truly one nation under God."

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UPDATE 1: What's the latest argument Stu presented to Glenn? "Well, the big problem today is that we ‑‑ people are just too stupid to understand how to handle problems.See, we need a smart council of people to just decide these things for us.  It would be so much better."

What would the founders say? "Could any further proof be required of the republican complexion of this system, the most decisive one might be found in its absolute prohibition of titles of nobility, both under the federal and the State governments; and in its express guaranty of the republican form to each of the latter," Pat read.

But what does that mean today? Glenn explained, "There's the thing.  There was the key, that we have a prohibition of titles of nobility.  So in other words, what they're saying is we don't want people to act like kings.  The whole goal of this government is to make sure that people don't act like kings, that there is no one over anyone else."

On radio this morning, Glenn introduced his new book, "The Original Argument", to listeners and explained why he felt the need to put the Federalist Papers into a more accesible, modern day language. But when Pat said that the Federalist Papers were fine just the way they were, Glenn decided to do a little on air experiment that compared the original Papers and the ones that have been translated into modern language - with Pat playing the original papers and Stu being the idiot friend who needs to be convinced by the original arguments of the founders.

Stu presented the idiot progressive friends question, "All my friends say the rich are getting poorer and the poor are getting poorer. And that those rich people are just selfish bastards.  Shouldn't we just hang all the rich people in the public square?"

What did the founders say? Pat read, "The perpetual changes which have been rung upon the wealthy, the well born and the great have been such as to inspire the disgust of all sensible men and though unwarrantable concealments and misrepresentations which have been in various ways practiced to keep the truth from the public eye have been of a nature to demand the reprobation of all honest men."

What's he talking about? Glenn translated and read from his new book, "Vilifying the rich doesn't benefit anyone.  Every man was created equal.  But what you do after that is up to you.  If you have all the money in the world and you want to hoard it like a selfish maniac, then that's up to you.  You might be a dirtbag and everybody else might call you a dirtbag, but it's not the government's role to convert you into an upstanding member of society.  This country was built on a foundation of treating everyone equally, not guaranteeing equal outcomes."

That makes a little more sense, doesn't it? Look for more of these segments in the next couple of days as Glenn answers the problems of today with the original arguments of the founders.

The conditions in Afghanistan under the Taliban rule — for Americans, allies, Christians, women and more — continue to deteriorate, and the people there continue to plead that we will not forget them. On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck gave an emotional update on current evacuation efforts, including the tragic story of one girl — an American passport holder — who was not rescued in time.

"I have a pit in my stomach like I haven't had in a while. What is happening in Afghanistan is both miraculous and horrendous," Glenn began. "What's going on right now one of the most amazing things I've ever personally witnessed — the evacuation of Americans, those [Afghans] who helped us, Christians that are dying, women that are under incredible conditions. I see things that I can't show you. I see the pleadings from people who are in safe houses, 'Please, don't forget us.' I see what they're being sent by the Taliban.

"If I die today, my entire life will have been worth it for what you have helped get done, in just the last three weeks. You have saved well over 5,000 people," he continued.

Fighting back tears, Glenn added, "I ask that you pray for those in the Middle East, that are in the midst of doing work, that a Moses-style miracle will happen. ... There are several people that are in dire need of medical care. Friday, we told you — along with the congressman from Oklahoma [Rep. Markwayne Mullin] who had just returned — [about] a father and two daughters that were blue passport Americans, and a mother who had a permanent residence, a Green Card. The daughter was very ill. And they thought, that if we couldn't get her out of there, that she would lose her legs. I got a call on Saturday morning, that we were too late, that she didn't lose her legs. She lost her life, waiting. There are now two Americans, instead of three."

Glenn showered his audience with gratitude, repeating that "well over 5000" lives have already been saved because of their incredible generosity, but lamented that there are still thousands more people yet to be saved.

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Megyn Kelly pulled her sons out of the private elementary school they attended after she learned that the boys were asked "weekly" if they were still sure they were boys. But that's not all that this "experimental transgender education program" taught.

Megyn joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to tell the story, which she thought had ended when the school apologized, and to talk about what's next for America as our leaders refuse to promote actual psychological support for our kids and instead "parade" transgenderism as the solution to their problems.

"When [my son] was in third grade, I found out they unleashed a three-week experimental transgender education program on these boys, with really inappropriate videos. The kids were confused. These are 8- and 9-year-olds, Glenn. They have no idea what the school is even talking about with the trans thing. They got really in-depth, with really in-your-face videos — and then parents complained. And the school did something it hasn't done in its 400-year history, which was they apologized. Even they realized they had done wrong," Megyn explained.

"But, then I said to my son a year later, so did they ever round back to the trans thing? Like, whatever happened with it? And he said ... they bring it up every week. ... [They ask] how many people here still feel confident that they're a boy? Do you still feel sure you're a boy?" she continued. "This is not support. This is not nonbullying. This is indoctrination. And it's deeply confusing to the children, and wrong."

Megyn went on to give examples of how she's seen trans ideology turn "support, nonbullying, kindness, friendship, allyship, on its head."

"The absolute surrender of the medical community to this insanity is a scourge on this nation. It's disgusting what is happening with our doctors," she added. "There are people who are legitimately transgender, or who have gender dysphoria. And for those people, we should be supportive and they should get the care that they need. But what we've done instead, is taken everyone who expresses any kind of gender confusion and said, you're trans. You're trans. And we have our psychiatrists doing this."

"It's crazy," Megyn asserted. "The fact that we're doing this so willy-nilly in the name of allyship and support, it's abusive. It's criminal."

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"Never forget" is not only a tribute to those we've lost, it's a warning that it could happen AGAIN. On "Glenn TV" Wednesday, Glenn Beck looks back 20 years ago to the modern generation's Pearl Harbor moment. A day of infamy we're STILL feeling repercussions from.

But in remembering 9/11, we need to look toward the future because the Biden administration is setting us up for the NEXT 9/11. They bungled the Afghanistan withdrawal, and now we have video of top al Qaeda commanders — who served with Osama bin Laden — returning to the country. But could America survive another terror attack?

Glenn asks former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani, the leader who brought America back from the brink. He tells Glenn about the moment he learned the Twin Towers were struck, the actions he took to prevent more terrorism, and if he thinks NYC could survive another attack under Mayor de Blasio's leadership.

Glenn is also joined by Rev. Johnnie Moore, author of "The Next Jihad." He warns that Biden's policies in the Middle East are Obama 2.0, and "if you thought ISIS was bad, you haven't seen anything yet. We must keep our eyes on Iran."

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