MRC TV: Are voter I.D. laws racist?

MRC TV just released a video debunking the recent claims that voter I.D. laws are racist.

Last week, The Blaze reported that the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People traveled to Geneva to appeal to the United Nations Human Rights Council for help in fighting oter identification laws in the United States.

 

“Supposedly that’s disenfranchising voters and especially minorities,” Pat said.

 

NAACP President Ben Jealous was among those who appealed to the UN. He told reporters that part of their goal was to “shame them,” and claimed something to the effect of as many as 75% of black men don’t have an I.D. in states like Wisconsin, therefor America is being racist for instituting these laws.

 

 

“Well, the Media Research Center went out and started asking African Americans, ‘Do you think you need to have an I.D. to be able to vote?’ Listen,” Glenn said.

 

 

Common sense prevailed, and, of course, most of the Americans that they spoke to said ‘yes, they do think that they should have an I.D. to vote.’ One response even replied, “I don’t think it’s prejudice at all. I mean it’s pretty standard. You have to have an I.D. in America—whether you’re black, white, Indian—it doesn’t really matter.”

 

“Can you imagine being put in this position where you are being used for someone else’s gain?” Glenn asked after the audio had stopped.

 

Glenn pointed out that the left continues to do this with minorities, and gave the example of the Trayvon Martin case. He pointed to the example of Pastor C.L. Bryant, a former leader of the NAACP who is very outspoken on the issue of the left using minorities to push their own agenda, coming out last week condemning how the death of the seventeen year old was being turned into a political debate and a racial issue.

 

Other African American leaders have made similar statements on the issue as well. “The former head of the Black Panthers—the old Black Panthers has come out now against the New Black Panthers and said you need to be for something,” Glenn pointed out. “Think of this. The Black Panthers used to be for black power. You guys, the new Black Panthers, you're anti-white. That's all that is,” Glenn said, summarizing the statement their former leader made.

 

Stu gave Glenn the stats on the issue to further point out how agenda driven these talking points are. “The polling backs it up,” Stu said. “By a margin of 62% to 29%, black Americans say I want photo I.D. at the polls, not just I.D. Overall the percentage for all Americans is 70% to 18% in favor of photo I.D. at the polls.”

 

Pat noted the talking points of Wasserman-Schultz on the issue, who complained that getting a photo I.D. “takes effort” and “there’s cost involved.”

 

“Excuse me? It’s a privilege,” Glenn said.

 

“Since when were we promised citizenship would be effortless? Never,” Pat added.

 

“These are the people that constantly are berating us about tens of thousands of pages of new regulations,” Stu pointed out. “You can’t open up a business. It takes months of time to open up a business and do your basic human functions and, yet, here we are, this one thing that’s so critical to the basis of our entire country, and you can’t get an I.D.?” Later adding, “It is so insulting to African Americans.”

 

“It is insulting to immigrants as well,” Glenn said. Glenn went on to point out what his wife’s family went through when they came to the United States from Italy.

 

“They knew it was a privilege, and the people that come through the doors [of America] the right way are not looking for free stuff, but they want a part of the American dream. They want to make sure they’re living by the law as well. They understand that it’s a privilege, because it’s a privilege they don’t have in their own country,” Glenn said.

 

Stu went back to the stats, noting that virtually no group appears to disagree with voter I.D. laws. “Democrats are 63% to 28% in favor, so even Democrats and liberals are completely on board with this.”

 

“That’s a pretty good indication of why Ben Jealous and the NAACP took this to the UN, because he no chance of winning this with the American people,” Pat said.

 

Glenn brought up how the rest of the world must view these issues, and pointed out that the ‘global opinion’ is why these far left groups go to global courts and councils despite their lack of power over our laws. Foreign governments use these examples to paint America as evil, and to enforce their regulations.

 

“Think about the way Americans are being portrayed in the rest of the world,” Glenn said.

 

“They have no idea who we are. Think about going into another country and saying ‘I’m a member of the Tea Party,’ and what they must think. Because, all they get is the impression from our media and theirs.”

 

Glenn next brought up the shooting in Florida again, describing how it is probably a big story about America overseas. “They love these kinds of stories, because they don't have guns. That's why their media, their elites, their governments, loves these types of stories.”

 

“When all we’ve done as a country is stop these injustices that mainly came to us from Europe,” Stu said. “We’ve gone around the world trying to stop horrible genocides in other countries that have done terrible things to their own people.”

Bill O'Reilly joined the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" on Friday for his weekly take on the 2020 presidential race.

O'Reilly emphasized what a dangerous candidate socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) really is, and how the media is working to mislead voters by depicting other Democratic candidates, such as former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, as "moderate."

"The Democratic Party has been hijacked -- and this is no breaking news -- by the progressive left. Which is now being enabled by the national media," said O'Reilly.

"Bernie Sanders is a dangerous man. In any sane time, media time, that would be clear to everybody. But it's not," he added. "It's like, 'Oh, there's uncle Bernie and he just wants to give stuff away. What a great guy.' [He's] not a great guy, all right? He's a totalitarian. He'll take your freedom, in every area, away. Every area. There isn't one area, that Bernie Sanders wouldn't intrude upon, in your personal freedom. Yet, that's not reported. You don't know it unless you pay attention. It's all a bunch of dishonest blather that has obliterated the so-called moderate Democrat. And there are millions of those people. They don't know what to do because they have no voice in the media."

Glenn pointed out that the media has been "trying to make Pete Buttigieg into a moderate" ever since his strong showing in the Iowa caucuses last week.

"So, Pete Buttigieg: Harvard grad. Rhodes Scholar. Brilliant man, he is brilliant. Great speaker. Almost as good as Beck and I. Not quite, but almost," O'Reilly said. "He's only 38, all right? So, the guy goes out and runs for president after being the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, for eight years, and almost destroying that city. The city is in chaos, yet he's re-elected with 80% of the vote the second time. That's what a good BS'er Pete Buttigieg is.

The two went on to break down Buttegieg's radical policy plans on immigration, abortion, gun control, and more.

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On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck and his chief researcher, Jason Buttrill, have uncovered new evidence that suggests the coronavirus death toll numbers coming from China are grossly inaccurate.

After vetting several deep-fake videos circulating on social media, Jason unearthed shocking whistleblower-videos released by citizens of the communist state that show entire warehouses filled with body bags, along with other atrocities.

Jason and Glenn break down the real numbers and discuss the possibilities of the outbreak coming to America. Watch the video below for more details:

Don't miss next Wednesday's TV special on the coronavirus in its new time slot at 9PM ET.

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Former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg has surged in the polls in the past month.

With former Vice President Joe Biden dropping below far-left presidential candidates such as the unapologetically socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (Vt.), and the almost equally extremist Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Mass), Democratic voters seeking a more moderate alternative are setting their sights on Mayor Pete.

But are Buttigieg's policies actually moderate? Not even close, Glenn Beck said Thursday on the radio program.

"[Pete Buttigieg] wants people to see him as a moderate. The mayor of a Midwest city in a red state ... and he's going for the middle, even though he is not a moderate candidate in any way," said Glenn.

Here are just a few example of where Buttigieg stands on the issues:

  • Supports late-term, partial-birth abortion
  • Eliminate the Electoral College
  • Buyback program for assault weapons
  • Raise the federal minimum wage to $15/hour
  • Expand Medicare
  • Decriminalize illegal immigration
  • Pay for infrastructure through changing taxes on corporations, the wealthy
  • Study reparations
  • Legalize marijuana
  • Increase existing taxes on upper-income Americans
  • Cancel some student debt
  • Don't use tariffs to pressure countries
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An official at the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations' health agency, has issued a warning, calling the coronavirus "the worst enemy you can imagine" and more of a threat than "any terrorist attack," during a media briefing on Tuesday.

Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO's director general, said that a vaccine for the coronavirus will likely take 18 months to develop. The virus has reportedly killed hundreds and infected tens of thousands of people, primarily in China.

"To be honest, a virus is more powerful in creating political, social and economic upheaval than any terrorist attack. It's the worst enemy you can imagine," added Ghebreyesus.

On the radio program Wednesday, Glenn Beck noted that the same agency in charge of developing this life-saving vaccine, has taken the time to officially change the disease's name to COVID-19, citing the concern of "stigmatizing" any specific geographical location, individual, or group of people.

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