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)

Apparel company The North Face recently stated that it would no longer make jackets for oil and gas companies because it doesn't want to be associated with the fossil fuel industry. In response, Colorado-based oil and gas company Liberty Oilfield Services rented full billboard ads to remind The North Face of the truth: "Globally, 60% of all clothing fibers are made out of oil and gas. For North Face, it is likely 90% or more."

Liberty CEO Chris Wright joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to discuss just how much of our economy — beyond outdoor apparel and energy — wouldn't exist in a world without fossil fuels. And he warns that many companies are now deeming this truth to be "controversial."

"I have been for years, trying to get a real, honest dialogue about energy going," Chris told Glenn. "So we took this opportunity to point out that North Face jackets are ... almost completely made out of oil and gas. How can you choose not to associate with the essential material your equipment [is] made out of? So we put a billboard up ... the billboard says, 'That North Face puffer looks good on you. And it was made from fossil fuels.'"

"Most billboard companies did not want to run that billboard. They thought it was controversial," he added. "And Facebook put a hold on our brief video just saying the jacket looks good, this is what it's made out of. In today's world, that is controversial."

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During a lecture at the Yale School of Medicine's Child Study Center, a New York City-based psychiatrist told students and faculty that she fantasizes about "unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way," among several other shockingly race-hating statements.

In April, Dr. Aruna Khilanani — a New York-based forensic psychiatrist and psychoanalyst — delivered the talk called "The Psychopathic Problem of the White Mind" virtually as part of the Yale School of Medicine's "Child Study Center Grand Rounds," a lecture program for "trainees in child psychiatry, psychology, and social work, faculty, clinicians, and scientists."

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck shared several quotes from an audio recording of the lecture provided by Bari Weiss, a former opinion writer and editor for the New York Times.

Here are a few of Khilanani's statements from the audio:

  • "This is the cost of talking to white people at all. The cost of your own life, as they suck you dry. There are no good apples out there. White people make my blood boil."
  • "I had fantasies of unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way, burying their body, and wiping my bloody hands as I walked away relatively guiltless with a bounce in my step. Like I did the world a f***ing favor."
  • "White people are out of their minds. And they have been for a long time."
  • "White people feel that we are bullying them when we bring up race. They feel that we should be thanking them for all that they have done for us. They are confused, and so are we. We keep forgetting that directly talking about race is a waste of our breath."
  • "We are asking a demented, violent predator who thinks that they are a saint or a superhero, to accept responsibility. It ain't gonna happen. They have five holes in their brain. It's like banging your head against a brick wall. It's just like sort of not a good idea."

"We must take a stand. We must speak out, because this is evil," Glenn said in response to Khilanani's shocking lecture. "I don't care who you voted for, you know this is evil."

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The prices of our houses and food are already rising fast, but they will skyrocket to record highs if we don't fix the problem soon. So what's causing the inflation?

On the radio program this week, Glenn Beck said he doesn't believe it's the fault of our loggers, farmers, or truckers — many of them are really struggling. But the big corporations that control these industries are making record profits, all while the Biden administration is making some very odd decisions that could make the crises even worse.

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The crisis at the border continues to worsen, with the U.S. Border Patrol recently releasing some shocking statistics that illuminate just how bad the situation has become. But Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) is doing everything he can to prevent any additional unlawful crossings into the Lone Star State.

Abbott joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to describe recent action he has taken to ensure that those who do cross into Texas illegally know they came to the "wrong state."

After noting that both President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris "have completely abandoned post as it concerns the Texas border," Abbott explained how "Texas is stepping up" to combat the flood of dangerous gangs and cartels, human traffickers and drugs he says are pouring into border communities.

"Beginning in March, I deployed a thousand Texas Department of Public Safety officers to the border. I deployed the National Guard to the border. And they made well over a thousand arrests of some of these criminals we talked about. They've apprehended more than 33,000 illegal immigrants coming across the border." Abbott said. "But because of the way the Biden administration has abandoned the border, we are now elevating our game. What I did yesterday, in response to more than a dozen counties along the border ... I granted their request for a disaster declaration," he added.

Abbott went on to describe how his disaster declaration gives Texas the authority to toughen penalties for lawbreakers, including criminal trespassing, smuggling, and human trafficking.

"We're going to begin arresting everybody coming across the border and charging them with criminal trespass and putting them in jail. They are coming in here, thinking they'll get the Biden free-ride, and go wherever they want to go. Not in the state of Texas. We'll start arresting them right and left, and putting them behind bars, and saying they came in to the wrong state."

Asked by Glenn if he is prepared for the inevitable "media onslaught", Abbott simply answered, "We're prepared to see a reduction in the number of people coming across the border — because Texas is enforcing the law, period."

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