Liberal Constitutional scholar concedes: 'I think there is a case against the President for exceeding his authority'

On Wednesday, Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) announced he is planning to file a lawsuit against the Obama Administration on the grounds of executive overreach.

“The Constitution makes it clear that a president’s job is to faithfully execute the laws. In my view, the president has not faithfully executed the laws,” Boehner told reporters. “This is not about impeachment, this is about his faithfully executing the laws of this country.”

The decision has garnered mixed reactions from both the right and the left. On radio this morning, Glenn played audio of Fox News’ Neil Cavuto grilling Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-MN) about the lawsuit and liberal Constitutional scholar Jonathan Turley telling MSNBC’s Steve Kornacki the suit may be warranted.

“Now, I saw on Neil Cavuto a clip with Michele Bachmann,” Glenn said. “Neil goes crazy on her. Neil says, ‘What are you doing? John Boehner is suing the President of the United States? That's what he is doing?’ ‘Yes, well, because he's overstepped his authority.’ I don't know object anybody else, but I can't take it.”

Cavuto pressed Bachmann as to why, after more than five years of lawlessness, Boehner finally decided it was time to file a lawsuit. He went so far as to call the stunt a “waste of time.”

For her part, Bachmann maintained President Obama’s attempt to “establish lawlessness in the United States” is a big deal.

Watch the heated exchange below:

Glenn admitted that his reaction to the news was much like Cavuto’s. He views Boehner’s action as a “shallow political trick” that is “sickening.” This morning, however, Glenn awoke to find that liberal law professor and Obama supporter Jonathan Turley believes Congress actually has a chance to win this case.

“Jonathan Turley is a guy who likes the President's policies, a guy who wants all these policies, but he is a Constitutional scholar,” Glenn explained. “On this particular case with the President, he's been ringing the bell for the last two years saying, ‘If Congress doesn't act to curb the President's power, we are losing the Constitution. We are losing the balance of power,’” Glenn explained. “Remember, he is not a guy who, like me, doesn't like the President or his policies… He's just saying the President is being lawless.”

During an appearance on MSNBC’s Hardball on Wednesday, Turley explained that even though he is a fan of the President, he cannot overlook the line that has been crossed.

“I think there is a case against the President for exceeding his authority,” Turley said. “I happen to agree with the President on many of his priorities and policies, but as I testified in Congress, I think that he has crossed the Constitutional line.”

“When the president went to Congress and said he would go it alone, it obviously raises a concern. There's no license for going it alone in our system, and what he's done, is very problematic,” he continued. “He has effectively rewritten laws through the active interpretation that I find very problematic. While I happen to agree with him, I voted for him, I think this is a problem.

Watch Turley’s comments below courtesy of Real Clear Politics:

While Glenn did not elaborate as to whether or not Turley’s remarks swayed his opinion on the issue, he did commend the law professor for speaking so candidly.

“This is the kind of thing that America needs to hear,” Glenn concluded. “These are the kinds of things that my friends on the left need to hear. You don't have to believe me, but you have to start hearing the truth.”

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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The corporate media is doing everything it can to protect Dr. Anthony Fauci after Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) roasted him for allegedly lying to Congress about funding gain-of-function research in Wuhan, China.

During an extremely heated exchange at a Senate hearing on Tuesday, Sen. Paul challenged Dr. Fauci — who, as the director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases, oversees research programs at the National Institute of Health — on whether the NIH funded dangerous gain-of-function research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

Dr. Fauci denied the claims, but as Sen. Paul knows, there are documents that prove Dr. Fauci's NIH was funding gain-of-function research in the Wuhan biolab before COVID-19 broke out in China.

On "The Glenn Beck Program," Glenn and Producer Stu Burguiere presented the proof, because Dr. Fauci's shifting defenses don't change the truth.

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Critical race theory: A special brand of evil

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Part of what makes it hard for us to challenge the left is that their beliefs are complicated. We don't mean complicated in a positive way. They aren't complicated the way love is complicated. They're complicated because there's no good explanation for them, no basis in reality.

The left cannot pull their heads out of the clouds. They are stuck on romantic ideas, abstract ideas, universal ideas. They talk in theories. They see the world through ideologies. They cannot divorce themselves from their own academic fixations. And — contrary to what they believe and how they act — it's not because leftists are smarter than the rest of us. And studies have repeatedly shown that leftists are the least happy people in the country. Marx was no different. The Communist Manifesto talks about how the rise of cities "rescued a considerable part of the population from the idiocy of rural life."

Studies have repeatedly shown that leftists are the least happy people in the country.

Instead of admitting that they're pathological hypocrites, they tell us that we're dumb and tell us to educate ourselves. Okay, so we educate ourselves; we return with a coherent argument. Then they say, "Well, you can't actually understand what you just said unless you understand the work of this other obscure Marxist writer. So educate yourselves more."

It's basically the "No True Scotsman" fallacy, the idea that when you point out a flaw in someone's argument, they say, "Well, that's a bad example."

After a while, it becomes obvious that there is no final destination for their bread-crumb trail. Everything they say is based on something that somebody else said, which is based on something somebody else said.

Take critical race theory. We're sure you've noticed by now that it is not evidence-based — at all. It is not, as academics say, a quantitative method. It doesn't use objective facts and data to arrive at conclusions. Probably because most of those conclusions don't have any basis in reality.

Critical race theory is based on feelings. These feelings are based on theories that are also based on feelings.

We wanted to trace the history of critical race theory back to the point where its special brand of evil began. What allowed it to become the toxic, racist monster that it is today?

Later, we'll tell you about some of the snobs who created critical theory, which laid the groundwork for CRT. But if you follow the bread-crumb trail from their ideas, you wind up with Marxism.

For years, the staff has devoted a lot of time to researching Marxism. We have read a lot of Marx and Marxist writing. It's part of our promise to you to be as informed as possible, so that you know where to go for answers; so that you know what to say when your back is up against the wall. What happens when we take the bread-crumb trail back farther, past Marxism? What is it based on?

This is the point where Marxism became Marxism and not just extra-angry socialism.

It's actually based on the work of one of the most important philosophers in human history, a 19th-century German philosopher named Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel.

This is the point where Marxism became Marxism and not just extra-angry socialism. And, as you'll see in just a bit, if we look at Hegel's actual ideas, it's obvious that Marx completely misrepresented them in order to confirm his own fantasies.

So, in a way, that's where the bread-crumb trail ends: With Marx's misrepresentation of an incredibly important, incredibly useful philosophy, a philosophy that's actually pretty conservative.

This post is part of a series on critical race theory. Read the full series here.

We've heard a lot about critical race theory lately, and for good reason: It's a racist ideology designed to corrupt our children and undermine our American values. But most of what we see are the results of a process that has been underway for decades. And that's not something the mainstream media, the Democrat Party, and even teachers unions want you to know. They're doing everything in their power to try and convince you that it's no big deal. They want to sweep everything under the rug and keep you in the dark. To fight it, we need to understand what fuels it.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck exposes the deep-seated Marxist origins of CRT and debunks the claims that it's just a harmless term for a school of legal scholarship. Newsweek opinion editor Josh Hammer joins to argue why we must ban critical race theory from our schools if we want to save a very divided nation.

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