TheBlaze Radio's Jay Severin contrasts the Republican Party’s handling of Obamacare today to its handling of slavery

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Jay Severin is the Marconi Award nominated host of the Jay Severin Show, weekdays from 2-5pm ET only on TheBlaze Radio Network, called into Glenn’s show this morning to talk about a fascinating theory he has about the Republican Party’s handling of Obamacare.

“I want to bring Jay Severin in because on The Blaze Radio he brought up something that was such a great observation,” Glenn said. “And he compared the way we're handling this healthcare thing to slavery. He said what are we doing? We're arguing the wrong argument.”

In Jay’s opinion, the Republicans in Congress have taken the wrong position when it comes to criticizing Obamacare. During the hearings on Capitol Hill this week, Republicans primarily focused on the problems with when, in reality, they should be talking about the big picture, long-term effects of the law.

“I started to look at this and said we know the basics: Obamacare is evil. It enslaves. It's anti-constitutional. The government forces us to buy and do things we don't want. It is going to end up murdering people, so we know all these things,” Jay explained. “I'm saying okay, here we go. Here's the supposed opposition party, the party of Lincoln, no less, with the issue all teed up. We have a Congressional Hearings. We've got the power of subpoena. We've got Secretary Sebelius. We’ve got a national TV audience. Here's our chance for the opposition to tell America what's wrong with Obamacare, but what I listened to for days was people saying, ‘Hey, hey your website ain't working. Haha.'”

“Imagine that at any time in history we are given – and I hope to God we are given – a do-over on the mistakes we've made. I choose human slavery. It could be Native Americans,” he continued. “But imagine we had this hypothetical hearing and on the stand, under oath, we have the chief administrative officer in charge of initiating slavery and the very best objection we could conjure is: ‘Hey, your sign-up process isn't working properly. You really screwed that up. This proves it's time to delay and fix it.’ Fix it? Fix what?”

The way Jay sees it, do we believe Abraham Lincoln would have said something along the lines of ‘Hey, your slavery arrests are way behind schedule,’ or would he and his fellow abolitionists have taken the opportunity to mount an argument about why slavery as an institution is wrong, immoral, and unconstitutional?

“It's not in the inefficiencies of how you are rounding people up, but rather in the immorality of enslaving them. A more effective means of signing them up is, and can never be, a rational or a moral measure of the success,” Jay said. “And in doing this, the Republicans missed such an important teaching moment… The Republicans politically got jujutsu by progressives into the oldest misdirection trick since Houdini. They allowed themselves to be trapped such that now the argument for both sides isn't the virtues or vices of the system. It's only about is the web site working well."

In this fictitious situation, if the slavery website had suddenly began working properly, would slavery have suddenly been okay? No. And that is where Republicans have lost this fight against Obamacare. Instead of focusing on the problems with the law, they focused on the problems with the website, which, when the website is finally working properly, will be disastrous for their argument.

“When the Obamacare website works, and it will, what in the absence of any sound moral objection is left for the Republicans to say,” Jay asked. “I mean, they could have marched in there day before yesterday with a piece of paper saying the website works, and Sebelius could have said, ‘I have just been handed a piece of paper, the website's working. I'm going the leave now.’ What could the Republicans say? ‘Oh, the website is working. We have no other objections then. Okay, have a nice day.’”

Watch more of Jay’s analysis in the clip below. Catch Jay weekdays from 2-5pm ET on TheBlaze Radio. You can learn more about TheBlaze Radio HERE. Do you live in the Philadelphia area? Learn more about how to listen to TheBlaze Radio Philadelphia HERE.

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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