Rep. Steve King: If you grant amnesty, you can never enforce immigration again

On radio this morning, Glenn interviewed Rep. Steve King (R-IA), who is leading the gang of 70 House Republicans planning for a showdown with Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) over the immigration bill congressional leadership is trying to push through by July 4.

“Steve King is another guy under attack, because he is part of… a gang of 70 that understands that any bill on amnesty that is going to be passed, no matter how good it looks in the House will have to go back for reconciliation,” Glenn said. “They will strip all of the good things out of it and add all the bad things from the Senate that John McCain, John Boehner, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and the president all want that will be reconciliation, then the Republicans will all vote against it in the House, but it will pass and you will have amnesty.”

While TheBlaze exclusively broke the story of the 70 House members yesterday, so far we only know the identity of three of the Congressmen – Steve King, Michele Bachmann (R-MN), and Louie Gohmert (R-TX).

Glenn is eager to release the names of all the Republicans that have chosen to stand up against the bill, but because of the political threat these representatives will face, Rep. King has not yet decided whether or not the names will be made public.

“At this point, I am of the opinion that I don't want to release them for fear they might be targeted as well,” Rep. King explained. “And yet, if they get released, we're going to defend those folks as much as we can.”

Next Wednesday, June 19, in Washington D.C. there will be an open forum that will feature “border security, anti-amnesty members of Congress.” The debate is slated for 9AM to 12PM and then again from 2PM to 5PM. In between, members of Congress will join with an already-planned Tea Party rally against the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of conservative organizations.

“We need orderly demonstrations here in the capitol. Part of our First Amendment rights are orderly demonstrations,” Rep. King explained. “And we're going to stay within the ethical guidelines and do it as a press conference, but it is going to be the longest press conference likely held in the history of this Congress, and we want to have an open dialogue.”

“So I ask people, yes, come to Washington, be there present at the press conference, be respectful, listen, learn, weigh in when you can,” he continued. “I think that we'll be able to project this message out through all the media, including C-Span, if they will cover it, and let the people in America understand that when – if you grant a legalization process, the ultimate result is amnesty, if you grant amnesty, you can never promise that you can enforce immigration again ever.”

Rep. King made some news yesterday when he tweeted “20 brazen self professed illegal aliens have just invaded my DC office. Obama's lawless order gives them de facto immunity from U.S. law.”

“Who were these people and what happened,” Glenn asked.

“Well, I don't know,” Rep. King responded. “They were a group that are self-professed dreamers as they call themself, brought into the United States by their parents and so it wasn't their willful act, and they came into the office about 20 of them, about, you know, our office is busy. We schedule sometimes three meetings simultaneous and take them in different area, they fill the office, there was no room for people to come and go. They refused to leave, and so that went on for, I think, according to their tweets, 40 minutes, and then the Capitol Hill police arrived, and asked them to leave. And so the Capitol Hill police antenna was pretty good, but they were wearing graduation gowns and mortarboards. I just thought it was very disrespectful and when with you get to the point where people that are by law directed to be placed into deportation proceedings, if they are so brazen that they will fill a member's office and then demand that we legalize their illegal activity, you know, there's something about mercy. If you look through the Bible, mercy is not the province of the civil government. It's the province of God and mercy is always accompanied by repentance. Saw no sign of repentance yesterday. It was a demand. And that's what we are dealing with. If we can't secure the doors to my office, if we can't secure the doors to a Congressional office building, how in the world does John McCain and Chuck Schumer think we'll secure the borders?”

The ramifications of this immigration bill could prove to be dire for both the future of this country and the future of the congressmen who are choosing to stand against the legislation. But Rep. King reiterated that a vigilant and informed public is the best and most effective weapon.

“Effectiveness in Congress will be marginalized and diminished at minimum. It's possible we could use committee positions and gavels an those thing, but the best protection we have for standing up for the Constitution and the American dream is the support of the public and I know that if I'm going to be bold and strong, I have to have a nationwide fundraising network in order to be independent from the dependency of the party and I need to have a national media presence, so that if they come after me, America will know it and Americans need to step up and defend,” Rep. King explained. “It's about the cause. It's about the principle. For me, easy path to follow. You can show up and vote and fold he the directions. The other is follow your conscience, keep your oath of office that requires an active public as vigilant as you ask your members of Congress to be.”

Terry Trobiani owns Gianelli's Drive Thru in Prairie Grove, Illinois, where he put up a row of American flags for the Fourth of July. But the city claimed he was displaying two of them improperly and issued him a $100 ticket for each flag.

Terry joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to explain what he believes really happened. He told Glenn that, according to city ordinance, the American flag is considered "ornamental" and should therefore have been permitted on a federal holiday. But the city has now classified the flag as a "sign."

"Apparently, the village of Prairie Grove has classified the American flag as a sign and they've taken away the symbol of the American flag," Terry said. "So, as a sign, it falls under their temporary sign ordinance, which prohibits any flying, or any positioning of signs on your property — and now this includes the American flag. [...] The only way I could fly the American flag on my property is if I put it on a permanent 20 to 30-foot flagpole, which they have to permit."

Terry went on to explain how the city is now demanding an apology for his actions, and all after more than a year of small-business crushing COVID restrictions and government mandates.

"COVID was tough," Terry stated. "You know, we're in the restaurant business. COVID was tough on us. We succeeded. We made it through. We cut a lot of things, but we never cut an employee. We paid all our employees. I didn't take a paycheck for a year just to keep our employees on, because it was that important to me to keep things going. And, you know, you fight for a year, and you beat a pandemic, and then you have this little municipality with five trustees and a president, who just have no respect for small businesses. And right now, what I see is they have no respect for the republic and the United States ... I think it's terrible. The direction that government, at all levels, have taken us to this point, it's despicable."

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The Biden administration is now doing everything it can to censor what it has decided is COVID-19 "misinformation." But Glenn Beck isn't confident that the silencing of voices will stop there.

Yeonmi Park grew up in North Korea, where there is no freedom of speech, and she joined Glenn to warn that America must not let this freedom go.

"Whenever authoritarianism rises, the first thing they go after is freedom of speech," she said.

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Most self-proclaimed Marxists know very little about Marxism. Some of them have all the buzzwords memorized. They talk about the exploits of labor. They talk about the slavery of capitalist society and the alienation caused by capital. They talk about the evils of power and domination.

But they don't actually believe what they say. Or else they wouldn't be such violent hypocrites. And we're not being dramatic when we say "violent."

For them, Marxism is a political tool that they use to degrade and annoy their political enemies.

They don't actually care about the working class.

Another important thing to remember about Marxists is that they talk about how they want to defend the working class, but they don't actually understand the working class. They definitely don't realize that the working class is composed mostly of so many of the people they hate. Because, here's the thing, they don't actually care about the working class. Or the middle class. They wouldn't have the slightest clue how to actually work, not the way we do. For them, work involves ranting about how work and labor are evil.

Ironically, if their communist utopia actually arrived, they would be the first ones against the wall. Because they have nothing to offer except dissent. They have no practical use and no real connection to reality.

Again ironically, they are the ultimate proof of the success of capitalism. The fact that they can freely call for its demise, in tweets that they send from their capitalistic iPhones, is proof that capitalism affords them tremendous luxuries.

Their specialty is complaining. They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They sneer at Christianity for promising Heaven in exchange for good deeds on earth — which is a terrible description of Christianity, but it's what they actually believe — and at the same time they criticize Christianity for promising a utopia, they give their unconditional devotion to a religion that promises a utopia.

They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They think capitalism has turned us into machines. Which is a bad interpretation of Marx's concept of the General Intellect, the idea that humans are the ones who create machines, so humans, not God, are the creators.

They think that the only way to achieve the perfect society is by radically changing and even destroying the current society. It's what they mean when they say things about the "status quo" and "hegemony" and the "established order." They believe that the system is broken and the way to fix it is to destroy, destroy, destroy.

Critical race theory actually takes it a step farther. It tells us that the racist system can never be changed. That racism is the original sin that white people can never overcome. Of course, critical race theorists suggest "alternative institutions," but these "alternative institutions" are basically the same as the ones we have now, only less effective and actually racist.

Marx's violent revolution never happened. Or at least it never succeeded. Marx's followers have had to take a different approach. And now, we are living through the Revolution of Constant Whining.

This post is part of a series on critical race theory. Read the full series here.

Americans are losing faith in our justice system and the idea that legal consequences are applied equally — even to powerful elites in office.

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he believes will come next with the Durham investigation, which hopefully will provide answers to the Obama FBI's alleged attempts to sabotage former President Donald Trump and his campaign years ago.

Rep. Nunes and Glenn assert that we know Trump did NOT collude with Russia, and that several members of the FBI possibly committed huge abuses of power. So, when will we see justice?

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