Glenn: The immigration bill threatens America’s principles

Glenn has been very vocal about his opposition to the ‘Gang of Eight’ immigration bill in the Senate and the Trojan horse bill in the House. On Wednesday, he will be traveling to Washington D.C. to speak at the 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. Glenn will be joining the event and speaking at noon.

“We have to be better than we think we can be, and on Wednesday we're going to Washington D.C., and I'll invite you to come. This is not my rally or press conference. I was asked to speak,” Glenn explained on radio this morning. “And at first I was hesitant to do it because I don't like going to Washington, and I've got so many irons in the fire and we are all so darn busy. I got to Friday and I thought, I don't think I can not be there… I believe this is the final fundamental transformation of this country.”

It is easy to point to the estimated cost of the immigration bill - $11 trillion – and express displeasure. It is easy to say that you are opposed to amnesty without border security. But there is a larger issue at play that has been talked about very little but undoubtedly has the largest implications.

“You know, in the longer term, there's no way the country survives, and it fundamentally changes our elections. It changes everything,” Glenn said. “Because these are not people who are coming in here who want to be Americans… Nobody’s talking about teaching them the principles of being an American.”

To illustrate the problem with the current state of immigration, Glenn gave of the example of Mercury Radio Arts’ chief of staff, Joe Kerry, and his family, who came to the United States to escape North Korea.

“They loved the American principles that they were escaping to,” Pat said of Joe’s family.

“Joe doesn't speak Korean. He can understand it, but he doesn't speak it. His parents would not teach him Korean because they said, ‘You are going to learn to speak English because you're going to be an American and you're going to make something of yourself,’” Glenn explained. “We don't have that culture anymore. Nobody is holding up our culture. So our culture does not take a hit this big.”

“But it's interesting because you look at the other side of that,” Stu interjected. “You have people who escape a country and come here for the principles. The other side of that – we're talking about people whose first act in this land is a crime. Crossing the border is a crime. It's the first thing they're doing here. And then we're not going to expect them to try to melt into society.”

To some degree, Glenn sympathized with the plight of the person or family who illegally entered the United States because they realized the system in their country simply did not work and they desired something more. “I'm just saying that there are those I'm sure that just needed to get out because they couldn't wait around any longer,” Glenn said.

“And to be fair to illegal immigrants, we treat it like it's a speeding ticket,” Stu continued. “I speed, some have said I would speed at times, and I do that with the acceptance of, okay, there's a punishment, it's a slap on the wrist and I accept that punishment as a risk… We treat [illegal immigration] like that. So why wouldn't they try?”

While there is no defense for those who willfully and knowingly break the law, Glenn argued that until the United States government respects the laws that are on the books, we cannot expect anyone else to.

“We don't respect our own law,” Glenn said. “We haven't placed a value on citizenship. We haven't placed a value on being here in a very long time… We're a bad parent, quite honestly.”

“The major immigration development of the past, what, five years is the president saying the laws no longer count; I'm not going to pay attention to them anymore, when it comes to certain immigrants,” Stu said. “The big development is this president ignoring our laws. So why would illegal immigrants believe that there was anything wrong with coming in here?”

“Well,” Pat said frankly, “they apparently don't.”

The Capitol riot was foolish and tragic, but Pelosi's Select Committee "investigation" on the January 6 "insurrection" has devolved into a show trial complete with bad tears and bad acting. But this is just a charade designed to distract us.

What's going on behind closed doors is truly nefarious. The Biden White House and the U.S. national security apparatus are seizing that event to redefine domestic terrorism and expand the powers of government to prevent it. There is an alarming blueprint for sweeping government action called the "National Strategy for Countering Domestic Terrorism," put together by the National Security Council.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck exposes the collusion between the Biden administration and Big Tech to surveil, root out, and silence America's deplorables – all in the name of national security.

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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.