Texas Mayor Bravely Speaks Out Against Sanctuary Cities

Beth Van Duyne, mayor of Irving, Texas, joined The Glenn Beck Program on Monday to share her thoughts on the Dallas County Commission coming out in support of sanctuary cities. Irving has the most diverse zip code in the United States.

"The notion that our local police agencies should stop all, quote, nonessential communications and cooperations with immigrations and customs enforcement . . . there was no purpose of that resolution, honestly. And for the county to direct our local law enforcement to do anything without even discussing it with the cities, I thought was ridiculous," Mayor Van Dyne said.

Furthermore, the mayor believes the Dallas County Commission is putting citizens at risk for political gain.

"She is a remarkable mayor, and one of the bravest people I know. I mean, she has not backed down on anything." Glenn said.

Listen to this segment from The Glenn Beck Program:

GLENN: We have Mayor Van Duyne on the phone. She is the Irving mayor.

Beth, are you there? Ms. Mayor.

BETH: I am. How are you doing?

GLENN: I'm very good. I saw something come out this morning that the Dallas County Commission has come out and said they support the sanctuary cities. How are you feeling about that?

BETH: Well, Dallas County Commissioners Court had a vote last Tuesday, and they basically called it a welcoming to all immigrants. But one of the things that was in there -- well, several things in there that was very disconcerting.

But one of the things in there, in particular for cities, was the -- the notion that our local police agencies should stop all, quote, nonessential communications and cooperations with immigrations and customs enforcement.

And there was no -- there was no purpose of that resolution honestly. And for the county to direct our local law enforcement to do anything without even discussing it with the cities, I thought was ridiculous.

But they're putting our citizens at risk, and for no reason other than just political gain.

GLENN: You know, what is happening to Texas? In case people don't know, Irving is a suburb of Dallas. It's a very large and diverse city. I think the most diverse city in the nation.

STU: ZIP code in America, I think is the --

BETH: Yep. Yep. We have 240,000 people, 92nd largest city in the country, and we've got the most diverse ZIP code in the nation.

GLENN: Yeah. So it is a juggling act to keep everything running the way it does, so well, and everybody lives peacefully. But we have -- because we have real diversity, you have had some -- what I would call Sharia law advocates.

BETH: Yes.

GLENN: Come to -- come to town and do a number on you and the city. Are you prepared with what's going to happen now with the sanctuary city lovers?

BETH: Look. If I was concerned about doing -- not saying the right thing because I was concerned about getting critics, I'm in the wrong business. But sure. I know that we're going to have -- and the other mayors, of course, we're going to be criticized. But it shouldn't stop us from doing it.

And our point in doing it was Dallas County Commissioners Court does not speak for all Dallas county cities. And the fact is, is that we believe in the rule of law. We believe in the Constitution. And we believe that when we pledged to take that oath, that we would defend the Constitution and state laws of Texas. We're taking it seriously.

And for political gain to just say, "Well, you know what, we're just going to ignore these laws because they're inconvenient to us," is not the way to represent your people.

GLENN: How do you think this ends for cities like Dallas?

BETH: Huh?

I believe that right now, you've got a very conservative state legislature. I mean, Governor Abbott has been extraordinarily vocal in his opposition to sanctuary city policies and has pledged that he will do everything that he can to stop putting our citizens at risk, including sanctuary city policies.

Look, it's natural that we should work with our federal government. It is natural that we should work with our state government. And if we've got the resources, I'm not going to sit here and say, "Well, that's your job. That's your job. That's your job." We all need to work together. Our focus -- our main concern is the safety of people who live in our cities and our state and our country. And we all need to work together and just, "Well, that's your job. That's your job." It doesn't work like that. It's a waste of resources and tax dollars.

GLENN: Mayor, always good to talk to you. Thanks.

BETH: Great to talk to you. Thank you very much. You have a great week.

GLENN: God bless. You bet.

She is a remarkable mayor.

PAT: She's pretty brave.

GLENN: And one of the bravest people I know. I mean, she has not backed -- have you seen her back down on anything?

PAT: I don't think so.

GLENN: And she has gone against the Obama administration. She's gone against CAIR.

STU: Well, she's backed -- I've tried to contact her many times in an effort to deport Jeffy from Irving. And so far, she's done nothing. Nothing on that.

GLENN: Wow.

STU: I mean, this is the most obvious case. No one wants him here. Build a wall around Irving to keep him out if you must, but get him out of here. And she won't respond.

GLENN: Now, this -- really, to keep him out, you don't need a wall. Speed bumps are really...

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Soros is trying to elect MORE TEXAS RINOs. Here's how YOU can stop him.

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Texas is under threat of a George Soros-backed takeover.

Soros-funded RINO judges have been elected in some of the highest courts in Texas. These judges implemented restrictions that have blocked nearly a thousand cases of voter fraud from being investigated or prosecuted from across the state. These new restrictions are similar to ones in place in states like George, Arizona, and Wisconsin, leaving Texas more susceptible to election corruption than ever. If Texas falls to corruption, America will lose its largest bastion of conservative electoral power in the nation. Without Texas, Republicans WILL NOT be able to win national elections and liberal corruption will go unchecked across the country.

Fortunately, there is a way to stop this: YOU.

If you live in Texas you have a chance to stand up against corruption and to fight back! Starting Tuesday, February 20th, early voting for the primaries begins, where three of these judges are up for election. Go out and vote. If the right people are voted in, there's a good chance the restrictions will be lifted and election fraud can once again be prosecuted.

But remember, you can't just go in and vote for anyone who has an "R" next to their name. Sorors knows that a registered Democrat would never stand a chance in Texas, so his lackeys register as Republicans and ride the little "R" right into office. So who do you vote for?

Fortunately, Glenn had Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on his show today and Ken gave us his list of judges that he vouches for. His list is as follows:

  • Gina Parker
  • Lee Finley
  • David Schenck
The Primary Election runs from February 20th to March 5th. This is your chance to get out there and make a difference. It might be the most important election you ever participate in. If you need to know where your nearest polling location is, or any other information regarding the election, you can go to votetexas.gov to find out more.
It's time to stand up.

Hypocrisy EXPOSED: The 'Amazon Files' and what WE are doing about it

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Who is really banning books?

For years now, Conservatives have been taking flak from the left for supposed "book bans." The left likes to compare these "bans" to Nazi book burnings, accusing the right of sweeping authoritarian decrees designed to suppress information. In reality, this is a movement largely motivated by parents, who want to remove inappropriate books from children's libraries.

But if you want to discuss authoritarian book bans, look no further than the White House. As Glenn recently covered, the Biden administration has been pressuring the world's largest bookseller, Amazon, into suppressing books they disagree with.

On February 5th, 2024, Ohio Representative Jim Jordan released a slew of subpoenaed documents that exposed pressure placed on Amazon by the Biden Administration. The documents, which Jordan dubbed "The Amazon Files" after Elon Musk's "The Twitter Files," revealed an email conversation between Andrew Slavitt, a former White House senior adviser, and Amazon employees. In these emails, Slavitt complained that the top search results for books on "vaccines" were "concerning" and then requested that Amazon intervene. Amazon initially refused, not out of some altruistic concern for the free exchange of information. They thought any action taken would be "too visible" and would further exasperate the “Harry/Sally narrative,” referring to the outrage that followed Amazon's removal of Ryan T. Anderson’s book When Harry Became Sally.

Despite this initial refusal, Amazon agreed to meet with the White House a few days later. The number one item on their agenda was removing books from the website. An Amazon employee even admitted that the reason they even took this meeting was due to the pressure being placed on them by the Biden Administration.

What was the result of this meeting? Amazon caved. They began to implement ways of limiting the outreach of books that challenged the mainstream vaccine narrative and other books the White House might not like.

The White House was caught red-handed pressuring the world's largest bookseller to restrict the sale of books they consider in opposition to their narrative, and they have the gall to accuse conservatives of information suppression. This is just ONE of many actions committed by the Biden Administration that are more characteristic of a dictator than a president.

What can you do about it? Fortunately, you are not dependent on Amazon and its corrupted algorithm to help you find books. Every week right here on GlennBeck.com, we highlight books that Glenn is reading or talking about in our "Glenn's Bookshelf" series. Here you can find a wide selection of books free from Amazon's filters. Be sure to sign up for Glenn's newsletter to find out about new additions to "Glenn's Bookshelf" every week.

10 times Biden has acted like a DICTATOR

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The left-wing media's most recent tirade is accusing Trump of being a dictator. But, as Glenn said, "Everything they're accusing us of, they're doing."

Since day one, the Biden administration has overstepped the bounds placed on the executive branch set by the Constitution. In Glenn's most recent TV Special, he examined ten times Biden acted like a dictator, NOT a president. Here are 10 of Biden's Dictator Moves, and click HERE to get ALL of the research that went into this week's Glenn TV special:

5 ways to protect your First Amendment rights. Number 4 will surprise you.

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Every day it seems Glenn covers another story revealing how people across the world at all levels of power DESPISE the fact that YOU have rights, and they are actively trying to curtail them. Recently, there has been a string of attacks against the rights outlined in the First Amendment: the freedom of religion, the freedom of speech, the freedom of press, the freedom of assembly, and the freedom to petition.

As a refresher, the First Amendment reads as follows:

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

This is powerful stuff, there is a good reason the Founding Fathers made it the FIRST Amendment. It's also the reason why power-hungry elites are attacking it. These attacks are designed to control the way you think, speak, and believe, vote, what you read, and who holds your representatives responsible. The First Amendment is our strongest weapon against tyrants, and they know it.

So what can you do about it? Hope that some wig in Washinton will eventually do something? We know how well that works. The best thing to do is to stay active, engage in the issues you care about, and exercise your rights.

So where to start? Here are a few things YOU can do to protect your First Amendment rights:

Religion

The best way to flex your Freedom of Religion is to—you guessed it—practice your faith. Become an active member in your place of worship, go to scripture studies, invite your friends to that late afternoon event, and walk the life. This can impact the way you spend money as well. Shop the businesses and brands that share your values, and don't shop at the ones that scorn them. Keeping the community alive and healthy is the best way to ensure that generations to come will be able to experience the freedom you enjoy.

Speech

Much like religion, the best way to protect your freedom of speech is... to speak. Engage your friends and family in polite, civil conversation. Stand up for what you believe in, and make your case to your peers. Just remember to keep it friendly. No one ever won an argument by shouting down their opponent. The civil exchange of ideas is the cornerstone of our republic, and a dialogue where the participants are well-informed, considerate, compassionate, and open-minded can have permanent impacts on all involved.

Press

Freedom of the Press seems a little tricky at first. Unless you work for the media, what are you supposed to do? Quit your job and go work for the local newspaper? The good news is that exercising this right is not nearly that difficult. In fact, you are currently doing it. The best thing you can do is to read from outlets that produce informative content. Want to know what Glenn consumes to stay informed every day? Sign up for Glenn's Morning Brief newsletter to get all the stories Glenn gets sent to his desk every day sent straight to your inbox.

Assembly

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Freedom of assembly is one of the more impactful yet underutilized freedoms in the First Amendment. Peaceably assembling and protesting with like-minded individuals can hugely influence politicians and policies while simultaneously creating community and fellowship between attendees. It's understandable why more people don't turn out. We're all busy people with busy schedules, and flying out to D.C. for the weekend seems like a daunting task to many. Thankfully, you don't have to go out all the way to D.C. to make a difference. Gather some like-minded people in your town and bring awareness to issues that impact your community. Big change starts locally, and exercising your freedom to assemble can be the catalyst to lasting impact.

Petition

If you've been a long-time listener of Glenn, then you will have heard a few of his calls to action where he asks his audience to contact their representatives about a particular piece of policy. There is a good reason Glenn keeps on doing those: they work. Whether it's your local mayor or your senator, a call and an email go a long way. If you really want to make a change, convince your friends and family to reach out as well.