Editor's note: This story has been updated to reflect the fact that the five-month old baby was taken into protective custody on April 24th, 2013. This story originally indicated the baby had been with CPS for five months, which is incorrect.
It can't get any worse, can it? Everyday it seems like there is a new story that shows people losing more and more control over their own lives and the lives of their children. One minute, it's the ongoing gun grab happening in states across the country. The next, progressives like Melissa Harris-Perry is telling everyone that kids don't belong to parents, they belong to the collective. And then there comes a story so shocking, anyone with an ounce of common sense is left screaming at their neighbors to wake up before it's too late. It’s quite possibly the most shocking story Glenn has ever seen - armed officers and a child protection services worker storm into a home and literally take a baby from the mother’s arms and leave. It’s all caught on video, and the officer can be heard saying “I’m going to take your baby, don’t resist” before taking the child.
Anna and Alex Nikolayev are described as loving parents who took their baby, who has a heart murmur, to Sutter Memorial Hospital in Sacramento when he started exhibiting flu-like symptoms. The family has undergone plenty of doctor visits in the last five months for the their son’s heart, and were unsettled by the treatment he was receiving.
At one point, Anna says, a nurse came in and started giving the baby, named Sammy, medicine. When she asked what it was the nurse allegedly replied, “I don’t know.”
They later found out that medicine was antibiotics, which Anna claims the doctor told her Sammy shouldn’t have received.
After doctors started discussing heart surgery, the Nikolayevs decided they wanted a second opinion. They weren’t categorically opposed to the procedure, but they wanted a different doctor.
The doctors at Sutter Memorial allegedly argued against consulting other health experts, pressuring her to stay put. Anna remained firm. She took her baby from the hospital without a proper discharge, and went straight to Kaiser Permanente Hospital.
Doctors there said the baby was safe to go home with his parents, one writing in the paperwork: “I do not have concern for the safety of the child at home with his parents.”
The next day police showed up at the Nikolayev’s home with representatives from Child Protective Services (CPS). Alex went outside to meet them, where he says he was “pushed against the building.” When he asked if he was being placed under arrest, he said they “smacked me down onto the ground [and] yelled out, ‘I think I got the keys to the house.’”
"Yesterday a judge says the baby can go back to the parents and the parents have control," Glenn explained. "Well, thank you very much. The one word, the keyword here is the last one: Control. The parents have control. The State is doing everything they can to convince you that they have control over absolutely everything in your life, even your children."
Glenn explained that this story is just the latest example of progressives thinking they know what is best for children. He brought up Melissa Harris-Perry's MSNBC promo where she said parents need to give up this idea of private ownership of children and start thinking of them as part of the collective. Progressives like Harris-Perry seem to think that once the elites are allowed to make decisions for the masses, everything will be better.
"No, that's when we'll start making the wrong decisions. Who cares about my child more: The State or me? Get the hell off my land; get your hands off my child," Glenn said.
"You also have Common Core doing the same thing," Glenn said. " Common Core is about control, control over the teachers, control over you, control over your children."
"It's all about control and that's why we are releasing today a new book that we rushed in, and we tried to make this the quintessential book, the book that tells you everything that is true that no one else will tell you. We set the record straight once and for all and we made it cheap. We made it, what is it, $8 or $9 now? We made it in paperback so you could put it in your back pocket and keep it with you. You could throw it in your briefcase and keep it with you. We've made it cheap enough so you could buy a couple of copies so you could give it to somebody else because I got news for ya, gang: If we cannot defend our Constitution, if we cannot argue with facts, the Second Amendment, we lose. We lose. Because they are seizing control," Glenn said.
"I think that if we all put our heads together and we start learning the truth about guns, we start learning the truth about what has really transpired in our country in the years past, what control and gun control really means all around the world, we're it, gang. This is it. There is no other country on the face of the Earth that has the Second Amendment. No other place on the face of the Earth recognizes the natural right for you to protect yourself and your children against intruders or an out‑of‑control government. This is the only one. If we lose the Second Amendment, we lose the First Amendment. We lose the Third, the Fourth, the Fifth, the Fifteenth, the Seventeenth, we lose them all."