Rep. Steve King: ISIS has declared war on our culture

Rep. Steve King joined Glenn on radio Wednesday to discuss the shooting in Texas. During the interview, Rep. King expressed his support for the 'Draw Muhammad' event and its organizers, as well as the danger radical Islam clearly poses to the United States and the West.

"It's a freedom of speech issue. It's something that Pam Geller constantly billed this as a freedom of speech issue. She spoke about that in the weeks building up to that. She spoke about that in the minutes and the aftermath," Rep. King said.

"And I had the privilege to host Geert Wilders at four different events in Washington, DC, just last week, starting Wednesday and also carrying into Thursday. We stood on the triangle where you and I have stood together in the past also, out in the open, knowing that he's one of the top ten people that Islamists would like to kill in the world. He's been under guard for ten years. Living as a prisoner with a circle of guards. And he constantly stood there and said, 'I'm jealous. I'm jealous of the United States. You have the first amendment. You have the freedom of speech. We do not in the Netherlands and in many of the European countries.'"

"And he spoke out very clearly in favor of western civilization. He spoke out and said, 'you have to speak the truth all the time. The only way is to speak the truth all the time.' And that's freedom of speech. And we know that freedom of speech doesn't need protection if it doesn't offend somebody. It's only when it offends somebody that it needs constitutional protection," Rep. King said.

Glenn and Rep. King both agreed that protecting freedom of speech from political correctness is critical to defeat terrorism.

"We would joke about it because everybody said that. You're not hearing that now. You don't hear people say, if you don't do that, contest, if you don't defend this speech, the terrorists win," Glenn said. "We've started to kowtow."

"I see it. Feel it. Sense it. And I know you do too. And immediately the criticism against Pam and Geert for being there to stand up for freedom of speech the way they did. This is not only freedom of speech, it's also freedom of religion. And the nexus of freedom of speech and religion that stand together, and they're wrapped up in the first amendment I think by design by our Founding Fathers comes into conflict with cultural relativism and hate crimes. And the PC, politically correct, police language. That's the clash that we had that was brought to a head in Garland, Texas, Sunday night," Rep. King said.

"ISIS has declared war. Not just ISIS. All of radical Islam has declared war on our culture and our civilization," Rep. King added.

A new Pew Research Center report shows the death toll in the United States from COVID-19 is "heavily concentrated" in Democratic congressional districts.

According to the analysis, more than half of all COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. occurred in just 44 (approximately 10 percent of) congressional districts, and 41 of those 44 hardest-hit districts are represented by Democrats, while only three are represented by Republicans.

"A new Pew Research Center analysis of data on official reports of COVID-19 deaths, collected by the John Hopkins University Center for Systems Science and Engineering, finds that, as of last week, nearly a quarter of all the deaths in the United States attributed to the coronavirus have been in just 12 congressional districts – all located in New York City and represented by Democrats in Congress. Of the more than 92,000 Americans who had died of COVID-19 as of May 20 (the date that the data in this analysis was collected), nearly 75,000 were in Democratic congressional districts," Pew reported.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere argued that, while the coronavirus should never have been made into a partisan issue, the study certainly makes a strong statement in favor of GOP leadership.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) once predicted the coronavirus death rate would be between 4 and 5 percent, but they've just come out with a new report and those predictions have been adjusted significantly.

According to the CDC's latest data, the fatality rate among Americans showing COVID-19 symptoms is 0.4 percent. And an estimated 35 percent who are infected by the virus will never have any symptoms. Therefore, the CDC is now estimating COVID-19 kills less than 0.3 percent of people infected.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere recalled when the mainstream media went into overdrive, hammering President Donald Trump for predicting the final COVID-19 death rate would be "under one percent."

Looks like the president was right all along.

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Michigan barber Karl Manke isn't a troublemaker. He's a law-abiding citizen who did everything possible to financially survive during the COVID-19 lockdown. pandemic. Eventually, he had no other option: he had to reopen his business in defiance of Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's stay-at-home orders.

In an interview on the "Glenn Beck Radio Program," Manke, 77, told Glenn, "I'm not backing down" despite Whitmer's seemingly vindictive attempts to shut down his business.

Shortly after reopening, Manke was ticketed for violating Whitmer's stay-at-home order and charged with a misdemeanor. When he still refused to close his doors, the governor's office went a step further and suspended his barber license.

"It's kind of a vindictive thing," said Manke. "I've become a worm in her brain ... and she is going full force, illegally, when legislatures told her that she was out of place and this was not her assignment, she decided to take it anyway."

On Thursday, the Shiawassee County Circuit Judge refused to issue a preliminary injunction against Manke. Read more on this update here.

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Time after time, Americans have taken to the streets to defend our constitutional rights, whether it was our livelihood at stake -- or our lives. But, what was the point of all the civil rights movements that came before, if we're about to let the government take our rights away now?

On his Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck argued that Americans are tired of having our rights trampled by "tyrannical" leaders from state and local governments who are ignoring our unalienable rights during this pandemic.

"Our nanny state has gone too far. The men and women in office -- the ones closest to our communities, our towns, our cities -- are now taking advantage of our fear," Glenn said. "Like our brothers and sisters of the past, we need to start making the decisions that will put our destiny, and our children's destiny, back into our hands."

It took less than two months of the coronavirus tyranny to make America unrecognizable, but some Americans are fighting back, risking losing their jobs and businesses or even jail time, as they battle to take back our civil rights.

Here are just a few of their stories:

After New Jersey's Atilis Gym reopened in defiance of the governor's executive order, the Department of Health shut them down for "posing a threat to the public health." Co-owner Ian Smith says somebody sabotaged the gym's toilets with enire rolls of paper to create the public health "threat."

Oregon Salon owner, Lindsey Graham, was fined $14 thousand for reopening. She said she was visited by numerous government organizations, including Child Protective Services, in what she believes are bullying tactics straight from the governor's office.

77-year-old Michigan barber, Karl Manke, refused to close his shop even when facing arrest. "I couldn't go another 30 days without an income," he said. But when local police refused to arrest him, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's (D) office suspending his business license instead.

Port of Seattle police officer Greg Anderson was suspended after he spoke out against enforcing what he called "tyrannical orders" imposed amid coronavirus lockdowns.

Kentucky mother-of-seven, Mary Sabbatino, found herself under investigation for alleged child abuse after breaking social distancing rules at a bank. After a social worker from child protective services determined there was no sign of abuse, he still sought to investigate why the Sabbatino's are homeschooling, and how they can give "adequate attention to that many children."

Dallas salon owner Shelley Luther was sentenced to seven days in jail after she defied the state-mandated stay-at-home orders to reopen her business.

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