Justice Antonin Scalia Supported a Convention of States

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia made clear his thoughts on Article V of the U.S. Constitution:

The Founders inserted an alternative method of obtaining constitutional amendments because they knew that Congress would be unwilling to have attention to the many issues people are concerned with, particularly those involving restrictions on the federal government's own power.

I do not have any great fear of an open convention since three-quarters of the states have to ratify what comes out of it.

The Founders realized the government would have difficulty regulating itself, particularly if it became corrupted. They added Article V as a way for the people to contain an out-of-control government.

RELATED: Coburn--The Only Tool America Has That’s Big Enough to Fix the Problem Is Article V

"They said, Wait. Wait. Wait. We've given all the power to the government to check itself. But what happens if everyone in the government goes bad? We've got to give the power to the people to be able to check them. That's Article V. Get involved. ConventionofStates.com," Glenn said Thursday on his radio program.

Listen to this segment from The Glenn Beck Program:

Below is a rush transcript of this segment, it might contain errors:

GLENN: Welcome to the program. Do you have Scalia on the Convention of States?

STU: Yeah. They're just quotes, but they're great ones.

GLENN: Okay. I mean, listen to this. So Pat and I were just talking during the break that everybody is always saying, you know, you can't open the Constitution. That's going to lead --

PAT: Haven't you seen what's going on? They're going to grab the guns. They're trying to do that anyway. You can't open up the Constitution.

GLENN: That's not what this is. That's not the way it works. Here's Antonin Scalia on it.

STU: Yeah. He says the Founders inserted an alternative method of obtaining constitutional amendments because they knew that Congress would be unwilling to have attention to the many issues people are concerned with, particularly those involving restrictions on the federal government's own power.

How many times have we talked about this? This is exactly the way to think about this. They're never going to do these things on their own.

PAT: You can't open up the Constitution. Haven't you seen what's going on? They're trying to grab the guns anyway. Now you're going to open up the Constitution.

(laughter)

STU: In any case, I do not have any great fear of an open convention since three-quarters of the states have to ratify what comes out of it.

I mean, right there is -- I mean...

GLENN: You never lose -- even if they could -- even if they could --

PAT: Texas is not going to do something --

GLENN: You're not going to get three-quarters of the states --

PAT: Utah, Indiana --

GLENN: -- to take guns away. You're not.

PAT: You have the block.

STU: Right. And, by the way, you still wouldn't -- you wouldn't do an open convention. So you would have a limited convention.

GLENN: No.

STU: So you would have a limited convention, which is --

PAT: Well, that's why I'm saying, don't have a convention because then you open up the Constitution.

GLENN: I don't know where this person is from. But it's irritating the way they say "Constitution."

PAT: That's what I'm saying. That's what I'm saying.

JEFFY: Yes.

STU: I mean, you can read the whole thing. I just sent it out @worldofStu on Twitter. It's a great case. And Scalia supported it. He supported the idea of it. And, of course, the Founders supported it.

GLENN: The Founders put it in because they saw this time coming.

PAT: Right.

GLENN: They knew that government would figure out -- it could take money from people and hand it out to all the wrong people.

PAT: There had to be a way to stop that.

GLENN: There had to be a way to stop that. So this is the last thing they put in. And they said, "Wait. Wait. Wait. We've given all the power to the government to check itself. But what happens if everyone in the government goes bad? We've got to give the power to the people to be able to check them." That's Article V. Get involved. ConventionofStates.com.

Featured Image: Getty Images

President Joe Biden just had the worst-rated week in the entire first year of his presidency, but his latest poll numbers are the icing on the cake, Bill O'Reilly told Glenn Beck on the radio program.

Given that polls aren’t always correct, O’Reilly explained another way to prove that Biden's first year may be worse than any other president's before him: It’s impossible to name one single contribution Biden has made to move America forward.

"Biden: There isn't anything you can point to. Not one thing ... that he's done to improve the nation. That's the test. You just step back, take emotion out of it, politics out of it, and say, give me one thing that Joe Biden has done to improve the country. Just one. And you can't do it," O'Reilly said. "And if there is, I want your listeners to contact me at BillO'Reilly.com."

Watch the video clip below to catch more of the conversation:


Want more from Glenn Beck?

To enjoy more of Glenn’s masterful storytelling, thought-provoking analysis and uncanny ability to make sense of the chaos, subscribe to BlazeTV — the largest multi-platform network of voices who love America, defend the Constitution and live the American dream.

A recent report from Rolling Stone details a public letter sent to Spotify — signed by "270 physicians and scientists" — demanding that the platform implement a "misinformation policy" in response to Joe Rogan's recent interview with Dr. Robert Malone on “The Joe Rogan Experience.”

"This is absolute fascism," Glenn Beck said on the radio program. "There is no safe space. They're coming after talk radio. They're coming after our podcasts. They're coming after our websites."

Glenn said this is this is just one more example of the left's crackdown on freedom of speech and further prove of their ongoing fight against free thinkers or anybody who wants to have an open conversation that may include ideas contrary to what they believe.

Watch the video clip below to catch more of the conversation:


Get your copy of Glenn and Justin’s new book, ‘The Great Reset: Joe Biden And The Rise Of 21st Century Fascism’ available now.

Want more from Glenn Beck?

To enjoy more of Glenn’s masterful storytelling, thought-provoking analysis and uncanny ability to make sense of the chaos, subscribe to BlazeTV — the largest multi-platform network of voices who love America, defend the Constitution and live the American dream

There is no transparency when it comes to the Biden administration, and Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz's recent exchange with the FBI’s Jill Sanborn is just another example. When questioned about alleged involvement the FBI had on January 6, 2021, Sanborn refused to answer almost every single time.

Do our government officials still work for us? Take a look at the latest headlines: The DOJ and U.S. Army are preparing for possible conflicts with "domestic terrorists," Biden's education secretary allegedly requested the NSBA letter that suggested treating upset parents like domestic terrorists, and President Biden said if you're not with him on the Democrats' voting bills, then you're with the Confederacy. Meanwhile, the FBI won't tell Congress whether it was involved in the the Jan. 6 Capitol riot and the corporate media insists that there's nothing to see here, especially concerning Ray Epps.

The American people are concerned, and it’s "extraordinarily disturbing" how far the federal government goes to avoid answering our questions, Glenn Beck said on the radio program. There's a very odd growing trend here: Our leaders, including the unelected ones, no longer answer to the people. This must stop now.

"The question that I have is, where is the transparency? And is anyone going to be held accountable? They are not afraid of our senators. They are not afraid of Congress," he stated. "This has got to stop. They have got to answer to the law. This is an oversight committee. Who is in charge, the FBI or the people? Once the people are not in charge and are not allowed to see the secret documents, we are toast. Toast!"

Watch the video clip below to hear for more from Glenn:

Want more from Glenn Beck?

To enjoy more of Glenn’s masterful storytelling, thought-provoking analysis and uncanny ability to make sense of the chaos, subscribe to BlazeTV — the largest multi-platform network of voices who love America, defend the Constitution and live the American dream.

Have you ever wondered why so many insane things are happening simultaneously RIGHT NOW? Big corporations are going woke. The stock market got red-hot during a FORCED recession. Stores like Walmart and Target were allowed to stay open during the lockdown, but mom-and-pop stores on Main Street had to close, some of them forever.

On Wednesday's "GlennTV" special, Glenn Beck explains it all in this sneak-peek episode — a primer to his new book and the upcoming explosive, in-depth special: “The Great Reset: Joe Biden & the Rise of 21st-Century Fascism.” Co-author Justin Haskins joins along with Glenn’s head writer and researcher, Jason Buttrill, to answer audience questions about a topic that the media has tried to censor and “fact-check.” You will be equipped with everything you need to know about what the global elites of the world have planned for the transformation of society and YOUR life.

Watch the full episode of "Glenn TV" below:


Want more from Glenn Beck?

To enjoy more of Glenn’s masterful storytelling, thought-provoking analysis and uncanny ability to make sense of the chaos, subscribe to BlazeTV — the largest multi-platform network of voices who love America, defend the Constitution and live the American dream.