Texas Attorney General Delivers Dose of Hope on Guns, States’ Rights

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.

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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)

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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It took less than two months of the coronavirus tyranny to make America unrecognizable. Leaders from state and local governments across the U.S. have flattened the curve of some of our most basic constitutional rights, but some Americans are fighting back — and risking jail time or losing their businesses.

On Wednesday night's GBTV special, Glenn Beck argued that we're witnessing the birth of a new civil rights movement — and it's time to build a coalition of common sense to keep America as we know it free.

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On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck sat down with chief researcher Jason Buttrill to go over two bombshell developments that have recently come to light regarding former Vice President Joe Biden's role in the 2016 dismissal of Ukrainian Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin.

"Wow! Two huge stories dropped within about 24 hours of each other," Jason began. He went on to explain that a court ruling in Ukraine has just prompted an "actual criminal investigation against Joe Biden in Ukraine."

This stunning development coincided with the release of leaked phone conversations, which took place in late 2015 and early 2016, allegedly among then-Vice President Biden, Secretary of State John Kerry, and Ukraine's former President Petro Poroshenko.

One of the audiotapes seems to confirm allegations of a quid pro quo between Biden and Poroshenko, with the later admitting that he asked Shokin to resign despite having no evidence of him "doing anything wrong" in exchange for a $1 billion loan guarantee.

"Poroshenko said, 'despite the fact that we didn't have any corruption charges on [Shokin], and we don't have any information about him doing something wrong, I asked him to resign,'" Jason explained. "But none of the Western media is pointing this out."

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A recently declassified email, written by former National Security Adviser Susan Rice and sent herself on the day of President Donald Trump's inauguration, reveals the players involved in the origins of the Trump-Russia probe and "unmasking" of then-incoming National Security Adviser, Gen. Michael Flynn.

Rice's email details a meeting in the Oval Office on Jan 5, 2017, which included herself, former FBI Director James Comey, former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, former Vice President Joe Biden, and former President Barack Obama. Acting Director of National Intelligence, Richard Grenell, fully declassified the email recently amid President Trump's repeated references to "Obamagate" and claims that Obama "used his last weeks in office to target incoming officials and sabotage the new administration."

On Glenn Beck's Wednesday night special, Glenn broke down the details of Rice's email and discussed what they reveal about the Obama administration officials involved in the Russia investigation's origins.

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