Glenn Finds Common Ground With Young Liberals in L.A.

Still on the road in sunny California, Glenn had the opportunity yesterday afternoon to speak with a few hundred young liberals. While most would not have normally crossed the street to meet him, they were very attentive, civil --- and there may have been a breakthrough.

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"We're in this unbelievable screening room. It looked like one of the nicest theaters I've ever been in, but it was a screening room, and I walk in the back door onto the little stage area, looking at this. I'm, like, wow are you guys living in a bubble? This is sweet. And I sit down, and they start asking questions," Glenn said.

One line of questioning was very telling.

"There is disenfranchisement on both sides. And it was really interesting because several of the questions revolved around this. One of them clearly stated this, and the other ones were kind of hinting around this: What happens if I can't pull the lever for Hillary Clinton? Does that mean I'm responsible for electing Donald Trump?

The irony wasn't lost on Glenn.

"I just, I mean, I wanted to laugh. I'm, like, boy, I've heard this conversation before, except it's on the other side," Glenn said.

One thing struck Glenn during his time with the group: There is a unique opportunity to have a real, issues-based conversation.

"We talked about gun control, we talked about abortion, we talked about everything, and we did it peacefully, respectfully, quietly. It was a fascinating," Glenn said. "They were all sitting on the edge of their seats, and they were really, truly trying to listen and understand."

Glenn's common sense perspective seemed to resonate and, perhaps, break down some barriers --- or at the very least, allow people to consider things from a different angle.

On the issue of gun control, Glenn explained why the only way to change the stance on guns is through a constitutional amendment. When one audience member suggested laws to curtail and control gun usage, Glenn detailed why that would never sit well with conservatives or solve what's perceived to be the problem.

"You have to have a constitutional amendment. If you can get a constitutional amendment fairly, squarely, then maybe you would have a chance of solving it. But you have to do it the right way because it's in [the Constitution]. I warn you, like prohibition, you might be able to get it through, but it will reverse itself quickly," Glenn said.

On the issue of abortion, Glenn explained why those on the side of life cannot compromise, comparing a life in the womb to a life in a Jewish concentration camp.

"We can't compromise because those of us who believe in life believe that it is a human life. So it's the weakest among us, and we have to stand," Glenn said.

While we may disagree on specific issues, if we stop trying to control each others' lives, those issues, for the most part, become irrelevant.

"When it comes to bathrooms and gay marriage, we can argue back and forth, but the argument means nothing if you having gay marriage doesn't affect in any way my marriage or my faith or my church," Glenn said. "If I don't have to perform gay marriage, if I don't have to bake a wedding cake, if my faith says you can't get involved in that, you can't force me. Just like I can't force you not to get into marriage."

Glenn explained one aspect of marriage which he said had "scales falling off of their eyes." He asked if anyone knew why we even have marriage licenses --- nobody raised their hand.

"We have a marriage license because Progressives wanted to make sure blacks and whites never mixed races. We have a blood test to keep the undesirables from breeding. That's all nonsense. That's all eugenics. So why are we arguing over marriage licenses?" Glenn asked.

Many seemed to really understand what Glenn was trying to say: Stop arguing nonsense and stick to your principles.

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Monday, Harvard Law professor and lawyer on President Donald Trump's impeachment defense team Alan Dershowitz explains the history of impeachment and its process, why the framers did not include abuse of power as criteria for a Constitutional impeachment, why the Democrats are framing their case the way they are, and what to look for in the upcoming Senate trial.

Dershowitz argued that "abuse of power" -- one of two articles of impeachment against Trump approved by House Democrats last month -- is not an impeachable act.

"There are two articles of impeachment. The second is 'obstruction of Congress.' That's just a false accusation," said Dershowitz. "But they also charge him, in the Ukraine matter, with abuse of power. But abuse of power was discussed by the framers (of the U.S. Constitution) ... the framers refused to include abuse of power because it was too broad, too open-ended.

"In the words of James Madison, the father of our Constitution, it would lead presidents to serve at the will of Congress. And that's exactly what the framers didn't want, which is why they were very specific and said a president can be impeached only for treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors," he added.

"What's alleged against President Trump is not criminal," added Dershowitz. "If they had criminal issues to allege, you can be sure they would have done it. If they could establish bribery or treason, they would have done it already. But they didn't do it. They instead used this concept of abuse of power, which is so broad and general ... any president could be charged with it."

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On Friday's radio program, Bill O'Reilly joins Glenn Beck discuss the possible outcomes for the Democrats in 2020.

Why are former President Barack and First Lady Michelle Obama working overtime to convince Americans they're more moderate than most of the far-left Democratic presidential candidates? Is there a chance of a Michelle Obama vs. Donald Trump race this fall?

O'Reilly surmised that a post-primary nomination would probably be more of a "Bloomberg play." He said Michael Bloomberg might actually stand a chance at the Democratic nomination if there is a brokered convention, as many Democratic leaders are fearfully anticipating.

"Bloomberg knows he doesn't really have a chance to get enough delegates to win," O'Reilly said. "He's doing two things: If there's a brokered convention, there he is. And even if there is a nominee, it will probably be Biden, and Biden will give [him] Secretary of State or Secretary of Treasury. That's what Bloomberg wants."

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Friday, award-winning investigative reporter John Solomon, a central figure in the impeachment proceedings, explained his newly filed lawsuit, which seeks the records of contact between Ukraine prosecutors and the U.S. Embassy officials in Kiev during the 2016 election.

The records would provide valuable information on what really happened in Ukraine, including what then-Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter were doing with Ukrainian energy company, Burisma Holdings, Solomon explained.

The documents, which the State Department has withheld thus far despite repeated requests for release by Solomon, would likely shed light on the alleged corruption that President Donald Trump requested to be investigated during his phone call with the president of Ukraine last year.

With the help of Southeastern Legal Foundation, Solomon's lawsuit seeks to compel the State Department to release the critical records. Once released, the records are expected to reveal, once and for all, exactly why President Trump wanted to investigate the dealings in Ukraine, and finally expose the side of the story that Democrats are trying to hide in their push for impeachment.

"It's been a one-sided story so far, just like the beginning of the Russia collusion story, right? Everybody was certain on Jan. 9 of 2017 that the Christopher Steele dossier was gospel. And our president was an agent of Russia. Three years later, we learned that all of that turned out to be bunk, " Solomon said.

"The most important thing about politics, and about investigations, is that there are two sides to a story. There are two pieces of evidence. And right now, we've only seen one side of it," he continued. "I think we'll learn a lot about what the intelligence community, what the economic and Treasury Department community was telling the president. And I bet the story was way more complicated than the narrative that [House Intelligence Committee Chairman] Adam Schiff [D-Calif.] has woven so far."

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Carter Page, a former advisor to Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, found himself at the center of the Russia probe and had his reputation and career destroyed by what we now know were lies from our own intelligence system and the media.

On the TV show Thursday, Page joined Glenn Beck to speak out about how he became the subject of illegal electronic surveillance by the FBI for more than two years, and revealed the extent of the corruption that has infiltrated our legal systems and our country as a whole.

"To me, the bigger issue is how much damage this has done to our country," Page told Glenn. "I've been very patient in trying to ... find help with finding solutions and correcting this terrible thing which has happened to our country, our judicial system, DOJ, FBI -- these once-great institutions. And my bigger concern is the fact that, although we keep taking these steps forward in terms of these important findings, it really remains the tip of the iceberg."

Page was referencing the report by Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz, which revealed that the FBI made "at least 17 significant errors or omissions" in its Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) applications for warrants to spy on Page, a U.S. citizen.

"I think this needs to be attacked from all angles," Glenn said. "The one angle I'm interested in from you is, please tell me you have the biggest badass attorneys that are hungry, starving, maybe are a little low to pay their Mercedes payments right now, and are just gearing up to come after the government and the media. Are they?"

I can confirm that that is the case," Page replied.

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