Texans Spurn Obama's Insane Executive Order on Transgender Bathrooms

Texas is setting the record for lawsuits against the federal government, with 11 current lawsuits challenging actions taken by the Obama administration. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton joined The Glenn Beck Program on Tuesday, where he discussed Obama's executive mandate on transgender bathrooms in public schools.

"The president has to follow the law. He can't come in and change a statute," Paxton said. "These statutes that we're talking about that define sex under Title Nine and Title Seven were passed by Congress in the '60s and '70s. Congressmen have tried to make attempts at changing that. They've been unsuccessful. The president unilaterally comes in and changes the law. Our argument is really simple: He can't do that. There's no statutory authority. And he can't do that under the Constitution."

If trying to reign in the president legally sounds familiar, it's because it is.

"A lot of our lawsuits from Texas against the federal government are saying just that," Glenn said, referring to the issue of immigration as an example.

The same applies to the Texas lawsuit on health care and enforcing limits on the office of the president as outlined in the Constitution.

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"We're not saying that this just applies to President Obama. We're worried about the precedent that he's setting," Paxton said. "So, yes, in immigration, you know, he came out after six years of saying that he didn't have the authority to change immigration law --- and he said it over 20 times --- and then he woke up one morning in November of 2014 and said, 'I'm changing the law.'"

A decision on the immigration lawsuit --- which went before the Supreme Court --- is expected by the end of this month.

So what happens if these lawsuits fail? According to Paxton, it paves the way for Congress to become less relevant.

"Going forward," Paxton said, "they get pushed to the side, and the president, whoever it will be, Republican or Democrat, whether you like their policies or hate their policies, can make up whatever law through whatever agency. And these agencies ultimately have the power to implement new law, without any representation, any vote of the people, other than the vote for president."

But take heart --- Paxton remains positive and hopeful about the outcome.

"You know, we're hopeful about this case. So we're still optimistic. We really are," Paxton said.

Listen below to learn more about all 11 lawsuits filed by the state of Texas and the common thread running through each one.

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Featured Image: A gender neutral sign is posted outside a bathrooms at Oval Park Grill on May 11, 2016 in Durham, North Carolina. (Photo by Sara D. Davis/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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