Ted Cruz Promises Silver Lining to Obama's Executive Orders

Ted Cruz joined The Glenn Beck Program as a guest on Monday. On the issue of gun control, Senator Cruz addressed President Obama's abuse of office, using the power of executive order to circumvent Congress.

"Well, I'm sorry to say no one is surprised by this latest action by President Obama," said Senator Cruz. "He has spent seven years abusing his constitutional authority, abusing his executive power. And this has been the most anti-gun, most anti-Second Amendment administration in history."

Senator Cruz went on to say how Eric Holder, the previous attorney general, believed it was his job was to "brainwash Americans against guns."

The senator also offered a silver lining to correct this abusive precedent:

"President Obama has used executive power over and over again to abuse his authority, and everything done with executive power can be undone with executive power. And I have pledged on the very first day of my presidency to rescind every single illegal and unconstitutional executive action by Barack Obama," Cruz promised.

Listen to this segment below, beginning around 4:25:

Below is a rush transcript of this segment, it might contain errors:

GLENN: Okay, So let me go next to the president and his---and his new idea on---on guns, that range anywhere from making sure that that the government can take their own sweet time on background checks, to now circumventing HIPAA, it seems, if there's somebody in your family that has some sort of mental disorder or whatever that the doctors now have to alert the government that those guns might be in dangerous proximity.

TED: Well, I'm sorry to say no one is surprised by this latest action by President Obama. He has spent seven years abusing his constitutional authority, abusing his executive power. And this has been the most anti-gun, most anti-Second Amendment administration in history. We have a president who has done everything he could to restrict our rights to keep and bear arms. The previous attorney general, Eric Holder, said he believed his job was to brainwash Americans against guns. And I fully expect when we see all the details of what he does, that this will be yet another abuse of power.

But there is a silver lining, Glenn. President Obama has used executive power over and over again to abuse his authority, and everything done with executive power can be undone with executive power. And I have pledged on the very first day of my presidency to rescind every single illegal and unconstitutional executive action by Barack Obama.

GLENN: So that led me to this question earlier today. Because I made that point that I can't guess the---you know, I think Hillary Clinton would leave them in. I can't guess what Donald Trump has done. Because he's been on both sides of the issue on gun control. However, you I am very clear on what you would do. So that led me to the question: If Barack Obama knows that he only has, you know, 11 months left, and unless it's Hillary Clinton coming in, why -- why would he do this? Because he knows that if it's a Republican, it's going to be undone.

TED: Well, I think he's betting on two things: Number one, I think it is in his nature to abuse his power right up until the very minute he leaves the Oval Office. I think this is a man who believes in government power. And I think he has an admission he's a true believer. The violation of our Bill of Rights for the last several years has been concerted. It's been organized. And it will continue sadly right up until noon on January 20th, 2017.

But I think secondly, Barack Obama is betting that Republicans will do what we've done in the past, which is nominate a candidate that is not willing to run as a strong conservative, that is not willing to paint in bold colors, that will be cowed by the mainstream media and the Washington cartel. And I think they're betting the next Republican president wouldn't have the courage to rescind these orders.

I can tell you right now, in my view, these orders are not worth the paper they're printed on because they're going away within the first hours after I'm sworn into office on January 20.

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Eric Weinstein, managing director of investment firm Thiel Capital and host of "The Portal" podcast, is not a conservative, but he says conservative and center-right-affiliated media are the only ones who will still allow oppositional voices.

On "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week, Eric told Glenn that the center-left media, which "controls the official version of events for the country," once welcomed him, but that all changed about eight years ago when they started avoiding any kind of criticism by branding those who disagree with them as "alt-right, far-right, neo-Nazi, etc.," even if they are coming from the left side of the aisle. But their efforts to discredit critical opinions don't stop there. According to Eric, there is a strategy being employed to destroy our national culture and make sure Americans with opposing views do not come together.

"We're trifling with the disillusionment of our national culture. And our national culture is what animates the country. If we lose the culture, the documents will not save us," Eric said. "I have a very strongly strategic perspective, which is that you save things up for an emergency. Well, we're there now."

In the clip below, Eric explains why, after many requests over the last few years, he finally agreed to this podcast.

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Glenn Beck: Why MLK's pledge of NONVIOLENCE is the key to saving America

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Listen to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s pledge of nonviolence and really let it sink in: "Remember always that the nonviolent movement seeks justice and reconciliation — not victory."

On the radio program, Glenn Beck shared King's "ten commandments" of nonviolence and the meaning behind the powerful words you may never have noticed before.

"People will say nonviolent resistance is a method of cowards. It is not. It takes more courage to stand there when people are threatening you," Glenn said. "You're not necessarily the one who is going to win. You may lose. But you are standing up with courage for the ideas that you espouse. And the minute you engage in the kind of activity that the other side is engaging in, you discredit the movement. You discredit everything we believe in."

Take MLK's words to heart, America. We must stand with courage, nonviolently, with love for all, and strive for peace and rule of law, not "winning."

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Conservatives are between a rock and a hard place with Section 230 and Big Tech censorship. We don't want more government regulation, but have we moved beyond the ability of Section 230 reforms to rein in Big Tech's rising power?

Rachel Bovard, Conservative Partnership Institute's senior director of policy, joined the Glenn Beck radio program to give her thoughts and propose a possibly bipartisan alternative: enforcing our existing antitrust laws.

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Dan Bongino, host of The Dan Bongino Show, is an investor in Parler — the social media platform that actually believes in free speech. Parler was attacked by Big Tech — namely Amazon, Apple, and Google — earlier this week, but Bongino says the company isn't giving up without a fight. In fact, he says, he's willing to go bankrupt over this one.

Dan joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he calls a "smear" campaign behind the scenes, and how he believes we can move forward from Big Tech's control.

"You have no idea how bad this was behind the scenes," Dan told Glenn. "I know you're probably thinking ... well, how much worse can the attack on Parler have gotten than three trillion-dollar companies — Amazon, Apple, and Google — all seemingly coordinated to remove your business from the face of the Earth? Well, behind the scenes, it's even worse. I mean, there are smear campaigns, pressure campaigns ... lawyers, bankers, everyone, to get this company ... wiped from the face of the earth. It's incredible."

Dan emphasized that he would not give up without a fight, because what's he's really fighting for is the right to free speech for all Americans, regardless of their political opinions, without fear of being banned, blacklisted, or losing jobs and businesses.

"I will go bankrupt. I will go absolutely destitute before I let this go," he said. "I have had some very scary moments in my life and they put horse blinders on me. I know what matters now. It's not money. It's not houses. It's none of that crap. It's this: the ability to exist in a free country, where you can express your ideas freely."

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