Healthcare mandate doomed in Supreme Court?

Is it possible that the healthcare mandate goes down in a blaze of glory after its bout with the Supreme Court? It certainly seems like a possibility as NBC and others are calling into question whether Obamacare can withstand the scrutiny of the Supreme Court or not. Will it stay or go?

Currently, it’s looking like the bill may not be able to stand up to the scrutiny coming it’s way from the Supreme Court Justices. While the four liberal justices are expected to vote to uphold Obamacare, the five on the conservative wing do not seem as likely. Supporters of Obamacare will need to sway at least one of the conservatives, but the testimony and questions today show it doesn’t seem likely.

One of the key arguments being picked up by the press comes from Justice Kennedy, who said:

But the reason, the reason this is concerning, is because it requires the individual to do an affirmative act. In the law of torts our tradition, our law, has been that you don't have the duty to rescue someone if that person is in danger. The blind man is walking in front of a car and you do not have a duty to stop him absent some relation between you. And there is some severe moral criticisms of that rule, but that's generally the rule.

And here the government is saying that the Federal Government has a duty to tell the individual citizen that it must act, and that is different from what we have in previous cases and that changes the relationship of the Federal Government to the individual in the very fundamental way.

“This was a train wreck for the Obama administration. This law looks like it’s going to be struck down,” Toobin said on CNN. “All of the predictions including mine that the justices would not have a problem with this law were wrong.”

Toobin added, “"The only conservative justice who looked like he might uphold the law was Chief Justice Roberts who asked hard questions of both sides, all four liberal justices tried as hard as they could to make the arguments in favor of the law, but they were -- they did not meet with their success with their colleagues.”

On radio, Glenn pointed out that the four liberal justices were even having to help the Obama administration along. Justice Kagan and Justice Breyer had to speak up and “correct” the defendants who keep referring to the penalty for not buying the mandated insurance as a “tax”.

The tough questioning of the Obama Administration at the hearing led to Glenn to play some Barry White because he was so excited to see some “common sense eroticism” – basically saying that the Supreme Court Justices were quickly getting to the root of the issue with the law.

Stu did worry that the Obama campaign would, if the bill was struck down, use this case to say they need to be reelected so new Supreme Court Justices can be nominated.

“I want the thing stopped because it's one of the worst bills of all time but I think in ways they might be able to spin this as a positive for their campaign,” he warned.

Glenn said if the bill does get struck down, it will only add to fuel to the chaos that is currently sweeping the country and give more ammo to progressives in the upcoming spring and summer.

“What's going to happen with health care? Insurance companies - they have made all of their plans trying to base it on healthcare, on, well, the government is doing this. How many companies have already said, well, we're just getting rid of our healthcare? What happens now to our economy? We've churned it one way, churn it the other way. This guy is just destroying our country, just destroying it,” Glenn said.

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.

You can donate to Grace's legal fund here.

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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.

Watch the full episode of "Glenn TV" below:

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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?

Watch the video clip below to hear Stewart explain:

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