“Don’t do it the wrong way”: Did Texas try to illegally push through pro-life bill?

It seem like every big piece of legislation that becomes law under the Obama White House has only been able to pass with back-door, dishonest tactics. The left has usurped the Constitution, lied to the public, used special interest groups, and even exploited children to promote their legislation the last five years. While it may be effective, Glenn knows that in order to win in the long run, those standing for freedom can't use these tactics.

"We always have to do things the right way," he said this morning. "We always have to stand up for the people's rights — even if they're people that we disagree with. We cannot cheer for someone's demise if their demise has come at an unconstitutional way.  Cannot do it.  Our problem, and not with people, our problem is with our rights being trampled and so we have to stand up."

This was in particularly important to note for Glenn this morning because of some legislation being pushed in his home state of Texas. The Texas Senate was set to vote on a bill, known as SB 5, that would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy and force many clinics that perform the procedure to upgrade their facilities and be classified as ambulatory surgical centers. The bill also required doctors who performed the procedure to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles.

Democrat State Senator Wendy Davis had different plans. According to TheBlaze,

"Wearing pink tennis shoes to prepare for nearly 13 consecutive hours of standing, a Democratic Texas state senator on Tuesday began a one-woman filibuster to block a GOP-led effort that would impose stringent new abortion restrictions across the nation’s second-most populous state.

Sen. Wendy Davis, 50, of Fort Worth began the filibuster at 11:18 a.m. CDT Tuesday and passed the halfway mark in her countdown to midnight – the deadline for the end of the 30-day special session.

Rules stipulate she remain standing, not lean on her desk or take any breaks – even for meals or to use the bathroom. Colleagues removed her chair so she wouldn’t sit down by mistake."

While Glenn is clearly on the pro-life side of this debate, he wasn't exactly please with the GOP's response to the filibuster. The GOP controlled House was able to end the filibuster just before midnight and voted 19-10 to pass the bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. But here's the thing — while the vote to end the filibuster may have made the midnight cut-off, the vote on the bill didn't.

This morning on radio, Glenn expressed his feelings that if the Texas GOP is going to pass this law, it has to be done legally.

"The left stood up and they did this whole thing and they tried to be like Rand Paul and the President even tweeted, "#StandwithWendy Something extraordinary happening in Texas."  Well, they found a loophole and they shut it down, and it actually wasn't a loophole. When he shut her down, I think he was right.  He gave her three warnings throughout the day. It's very complex on how it has to work. She violated, he gave her three warnings. On the third one he shut it down. But then they passed this bill after midnight," Glenn explained. 

" The Senate closes its session at midnight.  It's time‑stamped 12:02.  That's — you've passed it and you didn't do it the right way. The Governor has to call for a special session and do it the right way," Glenn continued. 

"Let me say the words of George Washington: Let us raise a standard that the wise and the honest can repair. And what that meant then and what that means now is you will never be able to go back and have the wise and the honest later fix anything and try to repair it if we've ever cut corners.  It's not worth doing unless we do it right. And it has to be done legally, properly, peacefully.  It has to be done the right way. Because we're not just, we're not trying to defeat the left.  We are trying to build something that can last forever.  It is so wildly broken.  We go back and look at the pieces of the way they originally did it, repair what we can, and anything we do to repair or rebuild must be done properly.  The governor has to call for a special session.  It was done wrong.  It's illegal.  Don't do it.  Don't do it the wrong way."

It was later revealed that once Lt. Governor David Dewhurst was made aware of the time stamp of the vote, he acknowledged that it could not be submitted. If the GOP controlled House and Senate want to bring the bill up for another vote, Governor Rick Perry will have to call a second special session — the first of which was for this bill.

How does a sports writer know how to fix America, and America's racial dilemma?

In a special edition of the "Glenn Beck Radio Program," Outkick sports columnist Jason Whitlock filled in Tuesday for Glenn to explain how we can bring America back together, lean into racial harmony, and restore the values of our Founding Fathers. Because if not us, then who will?

Jason started out by explaining how, during a recent appearance on the program, he felt a spiritual connection with Glenn, regardless of physical differences, as both share a common passion for God and country.

"Glenn and I share a kindred spirit. A kindred passion," Jason said. "We have two things that we love and are passionate about: God and country. I am not a minister. I'm a flawed sinner just like Glenn and just like you. But I am a believer. Believers share an energy that connects them, that cuts through our physical differences and makes those differences irrelevant relevant. That's what I felt when I met Glenn, an energy and a spirit that connects us. We are broadcasters, media personalities, operating in separate spaces, trying to talk to Americans, who share our passion."

Jason went on to say that he believes there are forces operating, both outside of and inside America, that are working to separate America from God, and that much of what we've witnessed in 2020 — from the racial division stirred by the mainstream and social media, to the rioting and looting by Antifa and Black Lives Matter, to the "remaking of the sports world into a shrine that celebrates resisting criminal suspects and denigrates this great country at every turn" — are symptoms and consequences of America's enemies separating God and country.

"We are one nation under God. We are nothing without Him," Jason continued. "The flawed sinners who founded this nation baked God into this country with their Declaration of Independence. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal. That they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights. That among those, are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The foreign and domestic enemies of this nation are baking a new American cake. God isn't an essential ingredient in this new cake. He isn't an ingredient at all. The removal of faith is sewing the disharmony that is terrorizing and destroying the United States of America.

"Why am I here today? I'm here to tell you how we take our country back, how we restore the freedoms and the liberties our enemies seek to remove in their remaking of a godless America."

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One of the most shocking things British journalist, political commentator, and author of "The Madness of Crowds," Douglas Murray witnessed during his recent stay in America, was how many Americans are acting as if they live in 1930s Germany or behind the Iron Curtain, afraid to stand up and speak out because they're afraid of the consequences.

Murray joined the "Glenn Beck Podcast" this week to explain why he believes the state of America is actually worse than we realize, and how the Left's obsession with rewriting history has ushered in guilt, fear, and a "silent majority."

Murray said he's particularly "fed up" with those on the Right who are afraid to voice their opinion because they don't want to become the target of leftist mobs on social media.

"Do you think anyone in history who told the truth had an easy time? You've got the easiest time that any opposition movement ever did in history," Murray said.

"You cannot have these people in America living in a free society — which is for the time being free — pretending that they live under the circumstances of Jews in 1930s Germany," he added. "Speak up. Speak out. Don't be a silent majority; be a very damn noisy majority. And don't put up with the oppression of people who are totally insincere ... they want to make money. They want to win. Nothing more. Call them out ... and get back to what you should be doing as a nation."

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New York City shut down its schools over the coronavirus with barely any notice. But even before that, Governor Andrew Cuomo apparently wasn't in the mood to be asked about it, and he made that very clear to reporters.

Asked on Wednesday whether parents could expect schools to be closed as soon as Thursday, Cuomo mocked reporters for their "obnoxious and offensive" questions and accused them of not paying attention. Watch the testy exchange for yourself here.

On Thursday's radio program, Glenn Beck and producer Stu Burguiere had plenty to say about Stu's least favorite governor and the decision to close schools. But Glenn also offered his own theory on why coronavirus restrictions have become so political: Americans refuse to be forced into submission.

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Everything comes down to the two Senate runoffs in Georgia. If we lose both races, we lose the country. Democrats know this and are pouring in millions to usher in a Marxist agenda.

As the Left tries to hide how radical the two candidates really are, Glenn takes us inside the Democrat war room to expose the wolf in pastor's clothing, Raphael Warnock, and America's Justin Trudeau, Jon Ossoff. Socialism, the Green New Deal, and "defund the police" are all on the table. And Glenn warns of what's to come if conservatives don't activate: Chuck Schumer will weaponize the Senate, and the radical Left will launch an all-out assault to ravage the Constitution.

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