Ready for some good news? Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is fighting the good fight, standing up for the constitutional rights of average Americans everywhere. Paxton joined The Glenn Beck Program on Tuesday to talk about a host of issues --- including the Second and Tenth Amendments, shining his common sense perspective on key issues.
"Talking to Ken Paxton. He is a guy that you should know, especially if you're in a state like West Virginia. He's your best friend. Because he is fighting the administration on just about everything," Glenn said.
Paxton is leading the charge against an out-of-control federal government and a president that has overstepped his authority. The state of Texas has filed 11 lawsuits against the Obama administration, following the lead and direction of his predecessor, Greg Abbott, now the governor of Texas, who told Paxton, "We're taking them on."
"Before I was in office, [Governor Abbott] fought Obama for six years. He filed 31 lawsuits against the federal government, which is by far a record. Nobody has ever done anything like that, probably in the history of the country," Paxton said.
Paxton is committed to protecting the Second Amendment rights of American citizens.
"If there's any kind of legislation passed that we view as violating the Second Amendment, we'll be back in court fighting it from the attorney general's office. So I think Texans will not put up with it. I think there are a lot of states that will fight back," Paxton said.
On the issue of states' rights and the Tenth Amendment, Glenn wondered how we bridge the gap between a one-size-fits-all approach and preserving those powers granted to the states in the Bill of Rights.
"I know this is more of a question for a politician and you're an attorney general, but how do we bridge this divide if we have one-size-fits-all, instead of what the Constitution calls for --- 50 sizes fit all? How do we bridge this gap?"
The key is education so citizens know when the federal government oversteps its authority.
"It's just the mentality that I think our schools haven't taught. We don't tell our kids. I think we have to start talking about the Tenth Amendment. You know, when I was in law school at the University of Virginia, I remember a student in my class asking about the Tenth Amendment, which basically says that whatever power that is not specifically granted to the federal government, the states have. And my professor, my Constitution law professor said, the Tenth Amendment is irrelevant. Well, that's not true. And that's what we're fighting on. Those are the grounds we're fighting on-- we're trying to take back in the legal system, and I think schools, parents, we need to start talking about states' rights," Paxton said.
Learn about all 11 lawsuits filed by the state of Texas and the common thread running through each one.
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Featured Image: Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton speaks to reporters at a news conference outside the Supreme Court on Capitol Hill on June 9, 2016 in Washington, D.C. Paxton announced a lawsuit against the state of Delaware over unclaimed checks. (Photo by Gabriella Demczuk/Getty Images)