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.”

Like most people, biologist and science journalist Matt Ridley just wants the truth. When it comes to the origin of COVID-19, that is a tall order. Was it human-made? Did it leak from a laboratory? What is the role of gain-of-function research? Why China, why now?

Ridley's latest book, "Viral: The Search for the Origin of COVID-19," is a scientific quest to answer these questions and more. A year ago, you would have been kicked off Facebook for suggesting COVID originated in a lab. For most of the pandemic, the left practically worshipped Dr. Anthony Fauci. But lately, people have been poking around. And one of the names that appears again and again is Peter Daszak, president of EcoHealth Alliance and a longtime collaborator and funder of the virus-hunting work at Wuhan Institute of Virology.

If you watched Glenn Beck's special last week, "Crimes or Cover-Up? Exposing the World's Most Dangerous Lie," you learned some very disturbing things about what our government officials — like Dr. Fauci — were doing around the beginning of the pandemic. On the latest "Glenn Beck Podcast," Glenn sat down with Ridley to review what he and "Viral" co-author Alina Chan found while researching — including a "fascinating little wrinkle" from the Wuhan Institute of Virology called "7896."

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Dr. Anthony Fauci's arrogance is out of control and Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is one of the only members of Congress calling him out to his face. Last week, Glenn Beck exposed the truth about what happened leading up to the COVID-19 pandemic, who the top players in government and science were, and what their real response was in the first days of the pandemic during a live special, "Crimes or Cover-Up? Exposing the World's Most Dangerous Lie." Sen. Paul joined Glenn on the radio program to review some of the facts uncovered during the special and to explain his next steps moving forward in Congress.

Paul said it's "amazing" that so few on the opposite side of the political aisle seem to care about the dangers gain-of-function research poses to the world. COVID-19 has a 1% mortality rate yet it still managed to cause massive destruction around the world, he said. So, what if the next mistake results in a leaked virus with a 50% mortality rate? Because scientists are researching viruses as dangerous as that, Sen. Paul explained, and some — including Fauci — believe the risks are worth it.

"It is kind of amazing, particularly that no one from the opposite side of the aisle seems to care at all about the dangerousness of this virus and that it might have come from a lab, and in all likelihood did come from a lab," Paul said. "Not one Democrat is curious at all. You know, you would think that Democrats have at least some sensibilities about the danger of things. They tend to be the ones who want to regulate away the things that could be dangerous in the workplace. Yet they don't seem to care about something that could kill millions and likely did kill millions of people. This virus has a 1% mortality and killed 5 million people so far, around the world. Can you imagine if the next one that comes out of the lab has 15% or 50% mortality? And they are doing experiments, as we speak, with viruses that have 50% mortality, and Fauci seems to have no problem with this. He says we weigh the risks verses the benefits of the research, and he comes down on the side that the risks are worth it."

"All of humanity could be wiped out if they make [another] tragic error," Glenn responded. "This is not something that the elites should be the ones making the decision. We should all be involved in these decisions. There's no bigger decision to make than, 'should we be playing around with things that don't exist necessarily in nature that have jumped to humans?' Should we be playing around with these things, making [dangerous viruses], so in case it jumps to humans, we can kill it with a vaccine? This is insanity. Insanity. Especially with arrogance coupled to it."

Sen. Paul went on to point out the additional dangers of allowing any one person to have too much authority, particularly, as in the case of Dr. Fauci, a person with casual disregard for both science and individual liberty.

"Fauci not only has a casual disregard for science, but also for individual liberty. You combine the two — ignoring the science, and then having no regard at all for individual liberty — and you have a really dangerous situation. But it's also dangerous because we've centralized the authority," Paul explained.

"Look, I have opinions on where the virus came from. I have opinions on how to treat it. But they're my opinions, you don't have to take them. If you agree with me, you can listen to my opinions. With Dr. Fauci, it's not the same. He has opinions, but he wants you to be forced to do as he says. So it is the difference between coercion and freedom. And in freedom, there are many choices. But the real danger is, as we centralize authority, ultimately you get authoritarianism. And I think that he could easily be a medical dictator, if he were allowed to be."

Watch the video clip below to catch more of the conversation, or watch Glenn's special, "Crimes or Cover-Up? Exposing the World's Most Dangerous Lie," on YouTube or BlazeTV.com now.

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COVID-19 changed everything. The way we live our lives, how we operate our businesses, how we see each other. And now, the federal government is sinking its tendrils even deeper, threatening the fabric not only of our bodily autonomy, but of the republic.

Our American way of life may never be the same. To save it, we must understand the key fundamentals of the pandemic that transfigured our society into the nightmare it is today. What is the COVID-19 origin story? Who are its top players in government and science, pulling the strings? What was their REAL response in the first days of the pandemic? The answers to these questions are frightening.

Emails, documents, and federal contracts tell a dark story that is still dominating our lives. It's time to cast a light on the shocking truth. Because only with the truth can we emerge from the darkness of this "pandemic" and take back the liberty stolen from us.

This is Glenn Beck's most important chalkboard of his life. And the most pivotal time in yours.

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