You don’t need ID to vote, but you need it to do all these things

Pat and Stu were on the topic of voter identification laws this morning. The left likes to claim that voter ID laws suppress turnout and disproportionately affect minority and low-income households. When you consider the laundry list of every day, menial tasks an ID is required for, however, you can’t help but wonder how that argument flies.

Listener Harry from Michigan called in to explain that he should technically be part of the group that is supposedly disadvantaged by voter ID laws, but he easily gained access to a free ID.

“I'm one of those people that they talk about all the time,” Harry explained. "I'm a blind man. I'm on Social Security. I believe in voter ID. I've used it for years. Didn't cost me anything to get it.”

“How,” Pat joked. “What miracle happened in your life that you were able to somehow go somewhere and do something and then ID came to you? How did that happen?”

“When you tell them you can't afford it,” Harry said, “they give it to you.”

Democrats are so concerned that people will not take the step to request a state issued ID, but if any of those individuals are interested in buying alcohol, booking a hotel room, getting married, or purchasing many types of the over-the-counter drugs, they already have one.

“Think about other things you have to have [ID] for,” Stu said. “Buying alcohol, getting cigarettes, opening a bank account, applying for food stamps, applying for unemployment, driving a car, getting on an airplane, getting married, adopting a pet, applying for a fishing license, going to a casino… donating blood, purchasing Nyquil… Don't we consider voting to be more important than those things?”

When you really stop to consider some of things on this list, there is no justification for the lack of voter ID laws.

“It's an absurd line that we have,” Stu concluded. “And, obviously, the line is there for one reason: To get people without IDs to vote, to get people who are not citizens to vote for Democrats. Period. That's the only justification as to why you would not require some sort of an identification.”

During his campaign, President Joe Biden survived scandal after scandal involving his son Hunter — the Ukraine/Burisma scandal, the laptop scandal, the one involving a stripper from Arkansas and a long-lost child. And yet, after it all appeared to have been swept under the rug, Hunter has now released a memoir — "Beautiful Things."

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere discussed Hunter's "horrible" response when asked on "CBS This Morning" if the laptop seized by the FBI in 2019 belonged to him and reviewed a few segments from his new book, which they agreed raises the question: Is Hunter trying to sabotage his father's career?

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Countless corporations — from Delta Air Lines, Coca-Cola, and Porsche to UPS and LinkedIn — are calling out the Georgia voting laws, calling them "restrictive," "racist," and "discriminative." Meanwhile, words like "stakeholder" and "equitable" are starting to show up in their arguments.

On the radio program, Glenn Beck gave the "decoder ring" for what's really going on here, because our society is being completely redesigned in front of our eyes.

There's a reason why all these big businesses are speaking out now, and it has very little to do with genuine ideology, Glenn explained. It's all about ESG scores and forcing "compliance" through the monetization of social justice.

Glenn went on to detail exactly what ESG scores are, how they're calculated, and why these social credit scores explain the latest moves from "woke" companies.

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Dallas Jenkins is a storyteller — and he's telling the most important story of all time in a way that many believed was impossible.

Jenkins is the creator of "The Chosen," a free, crowdfunded series about the life of Jesus that rivals Hollywood productions. And Season 2 could not have arrived at a better time — on Easter weekend 2021. Church attendance has dropped, people are hungry for something bigger than all of us, and many are choosing social justice activism, political parties, or even the climate change movement as "religions" over God.

This Easter weekend, Jenkins joined Glenn on the "Glenn Beck Podcast" to discuss the aspects of Jesus that often get overlooked and break through the misconceptions about who Jesus really is to paint a clear picture of why America needs Emmanuel, "God with us," now more than ever.

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Award-winning investigative journalist Lara Logan joined Glenn Beck on the radio program this week to argue the Biden administration's border crisis is "enabling" drug cartels, allowing them to exploit migrants, use border wall construction roads, and cross the border much more easily.

Lara, who has witnessed and experienced firsthand some of the worst violence around the world as a war correspondent for CBS News, told Glenn it's "not an overstatement" to call the cartels in Mexico "the most violent and powerful criminal organizations on the face of the earth." And while they're "at war with us, we've been asleep at the wheel."

But Lara also offers solutions that the U.S. can enact to stop these horrific atrocities.

"There's more than 30,000 Mexican civilians who are massacred every year in Mexico by the cartels. And that's just the bodies that the Mexican government owns up to or knows about, right?" Lara said. "There's Mexicans buried in unmarked mass graves all across the country. I mean, everyone knows that the violence of the cartels is not like anything anyone has ever seen before. It even pales in comparison to, at times, to what terrorist groups like ISIS have done."

Lara went on to explain some of the unspeakable acts of violence and murder that occur at the hands of the Mexican cartels — 98% of which go uninvestigated.

"That's not unprosecuted, Glenn. That's uninvestigated," Lara emphasized. "[Cartels] operate with impunity. So the law enforcement guy, the policemen, the marine, the National Guardsmen, who are trying to do the right thing, who are not in the pocket of the cartels — what chance do those guys have? They've got no chance. You know where they end up? In one of those unmarked graves."

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