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)

First comes the "crisis," then comes the expansion. The federal government is seizing on the January 6 Capitol riot to take carte blanche to do whatever it wants and weaponize the event to further empower the new overlords of our country — the intelligence community.

On Glenn TV Wednesday, Glenn Beck reveals what's happening with the U.S. Capitol Police and argues they've morphed into a new arm of the intelligence apparatus, boosted by a massive increase in funding and surveillance equipment and new offices OUTSIDE the Capitol building. The Biden administration has also hidden basic details regarding January 6. Why did officials refuse to release the name of the officer who killed Ashli Babbitt? Where are the 14,000-plus hours of CCTV footage? As any intelligence organization knows, it's best to operate outside the realms of oversight.

Glenn exposes the hidden hand of government that could be used to punish and destroy innocent Americans who are only guilty of holding the "wrong" political view.

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The conditions in Afghanistan under the Taliban rule — for Americans, allies, Christians, women and more — continue to deteriorate, and the people there continue to plead that we will not forget them. On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck gave an emotional update on current evacuation efforts, including the tragic story of one girl — an American passport holder — who was not rescued in time.

"I have a pit in my stomach like I haven't had in a while. What is happening in Afghanistan is both miraculous and horrendous," Glenn began. "What's going on right now one of the most amazing things I've ever personally witnessed — the evacuation of Americans, those [Afghans] who helped us, Christians that are dying, women that are under incredible conditions. I see things that I can't show you. I see the pleadings from people who are in safe houses, 'Please, don't forget us.' I see what they're being sent by the Taliban.

"If I die today, my entire life will have been worth it for what you have helped get done, in just the last three weeks. You have saved well over 5,000 people," he continued.

Fighting back tears, Glenn added, "I ask that you pray for those in the Middle East, that are in the midst of doing work, that a Moses-style miracle will happen. ... There are several people that are in dire need of medical care. Friday, we told you — along with the congressman from Oklahoma [Rep. Markwayne Mullin] who had just returned — [about] a father and two daughters that were blue passport Americans, and a mother who had a permanent residence, a Green Card. The daughter was very ill. And they thought, that if we couldn't get her out of there, that she would lose her legs. I got a call on Saturday morning, that we were too late, that she didn't lose her legs. She lost her life, waiting. There are now two Americans, instead of three."

Glenn showered his audience with gratitude, repeating that "well over 5000" lives have already been saved because of their incredible generosity, but lamented that there are still thousands more people yet to be saved.

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Megyn Kelly pulled her sons out of the private elementary school they attended after she learned that the boys were asked "weekly" if they were still sure they were boys. But that's not all that this "experimental transgender education program" taught.

Megyn joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to tell the story, which she thought had ended when the school apologized, and to talk about what's next for America as our leaders refuse to promote actual psychological support for our kids and instead "parade" transgenderism as the solution to their problems.

"When [my son] was in third grade, I found out they unleashed a three-week experimental transgender education program on these boys, with really inappropriate videos. The kids were confused. These are 8- and 9-year-olds, Glenn. They have no idea what the school is even talking about with the trans thing. They got really in-depth, with really in-your-face videos — and then parents complained. And the school did something it hasn't done in its 400-year history, which was they apologized. Even they realized they had done wrong," Megyn explained.

"But, then I said to my son a year later, so did they ever round back to the trans thing? Like, whatever happened with it? And he said ... they bring it up every week. ... [They ask] how many people here still feel confident that they're a boy? Do you still feel sure you're a boy?" she continued. "This is not support. This is not nonbullying. This is indoctrination. And it's deeply confusing to the children, and wrong."

Megyn went on to give examples of how she's seen trans ideology turn "support, nonbullying, kindness, friendship, allyship, on its head."

"The absolute surrender of the medical community to this insanity is a scourge on this nation. It's disgusting what is happening with our doctors," she added. "There are people who are legitimately transgender, or who have gender dysphoria. And for those people, we should be supportive and they should get the care that they need. But what we've done instead, is taken everyone who expresses any kind of gender confusion and said, you're trans. You're trans. And we have our psychiatrists doing this."

"It's crazy," Megyn asserted. "The fact that we're doing this so willy-nilly in the name of allyship and support, it's abusive. It's criminal."

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