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.”

Fortunately, President Trump walked away from his attempted assassination with very minor injuries. The bullet that wounded Trump's ear could have just as easily ended his life, and his survival is nothing short of a miracle.

Sadly, that miracle didn't extend to everyone attending Trump's ill-fated Pennsylvania rally. Three other people were shot. David Dutch and James Copenhaver, both Pennslyavia residents, are thankfully in stable condition. Corey Comperatore, however, tragically died after being shot while protecting his wife and daughter from the hail of gunfire.

“Corey died a hero."

Camperatore, a 50-year-old loving father and husband from Buffalo Township, Pennsylvania leaves behind his daughter Allyson, his wife Helen, sister Dawn, and many other friends and family. Camperatore was a man of service, having spent 43 years as part of the Buffalo Township Volunteer Fire Company and had worked his way to becoming the fire chief when he stepped down to spend more time with his daughter.

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Corey's friends and family have nothing but good things to say about him, and judging by their testimonies, Corey's final heroic act was consistent with how the volunteer firefighter lived his life.

According to many people who knew Compertore, he was a true patriot who loved his country. He was a fan of President Trump. Compertore was very excited to attend Saturday's rally, which he expressed in his last social media post.

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During his speech addressing the shooting, President Biden expressed his condolences to the Comperatore family, stating that "He was a father. He was protecting his family from the bullets that were being fired.”

Democrat Mutiny? These prominent Progressives and Democratic leaders DEMAND that Biden withdraw

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Biden is still taking hard blows from both sides of the aisle after his abysmal performance in last month's presidential debate. As Glenn pointed out in his post-debate coverage, Biden came across as so incompetent that it has made many Americans scared that, should the country face a major threat, Biden would be unable to respond to it. This includes many Democrats, who are finally admitting that Biden isn't as fit as they have been claiming for the last four years.

Many names have already been suggested as potential replacements for the Democratic nominee, but many people, including some Democrats, don't believe Biden should even stay in office for the election. Here are some prominent progressives and Democratic lawmakers who have called for President Biden's resignation:

Rep. Lloyd Doggett (Texas)

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Rep. Raúl Grijalva (Arizona)

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Rep. Seth Moulton (Massachusetts)

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Rep. Mike Quigley (Illinois)

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Rep. Angie Craig (Minnesota)

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Rep. Adam Smith (Washington)

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Rep. Mikie Sherrill (New Jersey)

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Rep. Pat Ryan (New York)

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Rep. Hillary Scholten (Michigan)

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Senator Peter Welch (Vermont)

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Rep. Earl Blumenauer (Oregon)

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BONUS: Actor George Clooney

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These TOP 5 new technologies left Glenn SHOCKED

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Glenn has been covering some of the most groundbreaking, exciting, and often terrifying technological advances. Some new tech has the potential to make a positive impact. Some tech is just SUPER cool, like a flame-throwing robot dog. However, there is also a dark side to technology. Glenn exposes how some new technological developments, particularly in the realm of AI, pose serious ethical questions.

Here are the top five new technologies that Glenn covered that will make your jaw drop:

Anti-gravity device

This new technology developed by Dr. Charles Buhler and his team may change everything we know about transportation and travel. Described as "propellant-less propulsion" by Dr. Buhler, this technology appears to defy gravity and is potentially a way for people to travel into and through space without the need for rockets. It doesn't stop there either, this tech could be used to forever change the way we travel here on Earth.

Human embryo-powered supercomputer

To have massively powerful AI, something, which many people seem to have an invested interest in, you need a lot of electricity to power the computers that host the artificial intelligences. Naturally, this energy consumption upsets the environmentalists so in response a terrifying solution was developed. Bio Processors are essentially computer chips powered by human cells, specifically stem cells, which are predominantly harvested from embryos. These Bio Processors have a limited shelf life, meaning they need a steady supply of stem cells to keep the computers that use them operational. What could be more terrifying than an AI that eats human cells?

Voice-stealing AI

When ChatGPT came out in late 2022 its power and versatility took the world by storm. Suddenly, students had it write entire essays in mere seconds, and it was creating songs and poems with ease. The capabilities of the ChatGPT AI were as disturbing as they were impressive, but after a recent update, it took a hard turn towards disturbing. OpenAI, the company behind ChatGPT, decided to give the program a voice and tried to recruit famous actress Scarlett Johansson to lend her voice to the machine. After she declined the offer, OpenAI went ahead and released the update for ChatGPT featuring a voice that sounded eerily similar to Johansson's. While OpenAI claims it's a different, similar-sounding voice actress, the idea that a computer is going around with your stolen voice is terrifying.

Flamethrower robot dog

How could you possibly ever make something cooler than a flamethrower? Simple, strap it to the back of a robotic dog of course! Originally built to help fight forest fires (ironically enough) by creating backburns, Glenn pointed out that a pack of these bad boys patrolling your property would be the ultimate home defense. Nobody would come anywhere near your house if it was guarded by a few of these firey companions.

Wormhole-generating UFO's

It's been a decade since the tragic disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. No trace of the aircraft or any of its passengers, except a few small pieces of debris, were ever found nor was an official cause of the disappearance ever given. There have been an infinite number of theories explaining what might have happened, but this one from investigative journalist Ashton Forbes might take the cake for the wildest. Forbes joined Glenn on his radio show and brought with him convincing video evidence that seemed to show the now-missing aircraft being circled by three mysterious orbs before suddenly disappearing in a flash of light. Does this video show the doomed aircraft being sucked into an artificial wormhole, or is it an amazing piece of hoaxwork?

THESE TOP 10 Founding Fathers' quotes help us remember America's original vision

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Independence Day is one of the few days when Americans come together to celebrate our country and the continued vision that our Founding Fathers crafted in 1776. But what is that vision? It seems with every passing July 4th, Americans lose even more of a sense of what the original intent of our nation was supposed to be. It's becoming increasingly important to read the Founding Fathers in their own words and to remember the vision that they cast for our nation. Here are our TOP 10 favorite Founding Fathers' quotes to help us remember their original views of government, freedom, and the American vision.

"The advancement and diffusion of knowledge is the only guardian of true liberty." —James Madison

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"Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing." —Benjamin Franklin

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"Truth will ultimately prevail where there is pains to bring it to light." —George Washington

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"The people are the only legitimate fountain of power." —James Madison

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"I agree with you that it is the duty of every good citizen to use all the opportunities, which occur to him, for preserving documents relating to the history of our country." —Thomas Jefferson

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“Human passions unbridled by morality and religion… would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net.” —John Adams

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"Those who stand for nothing will fall for everything." —Alexander Hamilton

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“The essence of Government is power; and power, lodged as it must be in human hands, will ever be liable to abuse.” —James Madison

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"I fear that in every elected office, members will obtain an influence by noise, not by sense. By meanness, not greatness. By ignorance, not learning. By contracted hearts, not large souls. There must be decency and respect." —John Adams

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“We must go home to be happy, and our home is not in this world. Here we have nothing to do but our duty.” —John Jay

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