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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On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck, Pat Gray, and Stu Burguiere reacted to a recent Washington Post op-ed in which the author, Ron Charles, suggests that "as Confederate statues finally tumble across America, [and] television networks are marching through their catalogues looking to take down racially offensive content," perhaps the next items that should be up on the cancel-culture chopping block are "problematic books."

"Monuments celebrating racist traitors, which were erected to fabricate history and terrify black Americans, are not works of art that deserve our respect or preservation. Similarly, scenes of modern-day white comedians reenacting minstrel-show caricatures are not ironical interrogations of racism that we have to stomach any longer. But complex works of literature are large, they contain multitudes," Charles wrote.

He goes on to argue that "calibrating our Racism Detector to spot only a few obvious sins" is but an insidious source of self-satisfaction when compared to the process of critical debate on the values and intentions of history's literary legends.

"If cancel culture has a weakness, it's that it risks short-circuiting the process of critical engagement that leads to our enlightenment," Charles wrote. "Scanning videos for blackface or searching text files for the n-word is so much easier than contending with, say, the systemic tokenism of TV rom-coms or the unbearable whiteness of Jane Austen."

Could cancel culture really spiral all the way down to book burning? In the clip below, Glenn, Pat, and Stu agreed that this radical progressive movement is really about erasing America's history and overturning the foundation of our country. The fundamental transformation of America is happening now.

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It's been a tough year, America. Our news media is inundating us with images of destruction, violence, and division in attempts not only to desecrate our nation, but to make us turn our backs on it. That's why now, more than ever, we need to take an up-close look at America's history to remember what it is we're fighting for and how to fight for it with practical action.

Join Glenn Beck, broadcasting from Standing Rock Ranch, as he takes us to Plymouth, Gettysburg, and Federal Hall on an important journey through America's remarkable history to inspire a brighter future. Glenn asks the hard questions of every American. Is this system worth saving? Is there a better way? Where do we go from here, and how do we answer those questions?

Featuring performances from the Millennial Choirs and Orchestras, David Osmond, a very special children's choir, and guests Bob Woodson, Tim Ballard, David Barton, Burgess Owens, Kathy Barnette, Anna Paulina Luna, and Tim Barton.

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"Restoring Hope" has been a labor of love for Glenn and his team and tonight is the night! "Restoring the Covenant" was supposed to take place in Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Gettysburg and Washington D.C. but thanks to COVID-19, that plan had to be scrapped. "Restoring Hope" is what was left after having to scrap nearly two years of planning. The Herald Journal in Idaho detailed what the event was supposed to be and what it turned into. Check out the article below to get all the details.

Glenn Beck discusses patriotic, religious program filmed at Idaho ranch

On July 2, commentator Glenn Beck and his partners will issue a challenge from Beck's corner of Franklin County to anyone who will listen: "Learn the truth, commit to the truth, then act on the truth."

Over the last few weeks, he has brought about 1,000 people to his ranch to record different portions of the program that accompanies the challenge. On June 19, about 400 members of the Millennial Choir and Orchestra met at West Side High School before boarding WSSD buses to travel to a still spring-green section of Beck's ranch to record their portion of the program.

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The current riots and movement to erase America's history are exactly in line with the New York Times' "1619 Project," which argues that America was rotten at its beginning, and that slavery and systemic racism are the roots of everything from capitalism to our lack of universal health care.

On this week's Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck exposed the true intent of the "1619 Project" and its creator, who justifies remaking America into a Marxist society. This clever lie is disguised as history, and it has already infiltrated our schools.

"The '1619 Project' desperately wants to pass itself off as legitimate history, but it totally kneecaps itself by ignoring so much of the American story. There's no mention of any black Americans who succeeded in spite of slavery, due to the free market capitalist system. In the 1619 Project's effort to take down America, black success stories are not allowed. Because they don't fit with the narrative. The role of white Americans in abolishing slavery doesn't fit the narrative either," Glenn said.

"The agenda is not ultimately about history," he added. "It's just yet another vehicle in the fleet now driven by elites in America toward socialism."

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