Is Lorreta Lynch Calling For Violence?

The former Attorney General of the United States is feeling trampled upon. So much so that she released a video in a very soft spoken voice --- but the rhetoric didn't exactly match.

LYNCH: I know it's a time of concern for people who see our rights being assailed, being trampled on and even being rolled back.

"What rights? Be specific. What rights?" Glenn asked Monday on radio.

LYNCH: I know that this is difficult. But I remind you that this has never been easy. We have always had to work to move this country forward to achieve the great ideals of our Founding Fathers. And it has been been people, individuals who have banded together, ordinary people who simply saw what needed to be done and came together and supported those ideals who have made the difference.

"Stop. Isn't that exactly what the Tea Party did? Wasn't it just simple people?" Glenn questioned.

Simple people mischaracterized and condemned as crazy, violent racists.

LYNCH: They've marched. They've bled. Yes, some of them have died. This is hard. Every good thing is. We have done this before. We can do this again.

"You might have to bleed and die on the streets for it? Is she calling for violence?" Glenn asked.

Listen to this segment from The Glenn Beck Program:

GLENN: Who was the person that came out this weekend -- hang on if I have it. That said, "You know, hey, it's time to march. And, you know, in the past, there's been blood and death in the streets."

JEFFY: Loretta Lynch.

GLENN: Yeah, Loretta Lynch. Listen to this.

LORETTA: I know it's a time of concern for people who see our rights being assailed, being trampled on, and even being rolled back.

PAT: Which rights are those that have been assailed, trampled on, and rolled back?

GLENN: Now, why would you say that, Pat? Why would you say that, Pat?

PAT: Because that's exactly what they said in the very beginning of the Bush administration.

GLENN: No, no. That's what they said to us, during the Obama administration.

PAT: And they said it to us -- yes. Yes.

GLENN: We would say, our rights.

What rights? Be specific. What rights?

PAT: Right. Right. And, frankly, we were hard-pressed to name the specifics because we knew there were violations. We knew that they were misusing their power, but it was really hard to point to any one thing and say, "Well, look, they've made it so we can't talk. We can't go to church. We can't --

GLENN: IRS. IRS.

PAT: IRS is a great one, and we have the examples now.

GLENN: Freedom of press.

PAT: Right.

GLENN: The wiretapping of the press, we know.

PAT: All the prosecutions of the journalists under Obama, which was more than all other presidents combined.

GLENN: Combined. How about the I want your church to deliver all of its sermons about homosexuality.

PAT: Oh, yeah. In Houston. Right.

GLENN: I mean, there are three big ones --

PAT: Huge.

GLENN: Aren't all three of those in the First Amendment?

PAT: Yes.

GLENN: So we just got to the First Amendment.

STU: Certainly there's no violations to the second.

GLENN: Right. Taking away -- taking away every person who is Social Security, that had -- what was it? That had someone else picking up their check. If you didn't go and pick up your check in person or cash your check in person, you lost your right to guns.

PAT: Wow.

GLENN: Now, they just overturned that. That was one of the last things they did. And he just took that and through executive order --

PAT: Which was great. Good for him. Yeah, yeah.

GLENN: Listen to that.

PAT: But there's more.

LORETTA: We know that this is difficult. But I remind you that this has never been easy. We have always had to work to move this country forward to achieve the great ideals of our Founding Fathers.

GLENN: Okay. Stop. Play one more line.

LORETTA: It's been people, individuals who have banded together, ordinary people who simply saw what needed to be done and came together and supported those ideals --

GLENN: Stop. Isn't that exactly what the Tea Party did?

PAT: Yes.

JEFFY: Yes.

GLENN: Wasn't it just simple people --

PAT: Yes. And they condemned them as violent racists.

GLENN: Violent racists.

PAT: Crazies.

JEFFY: Oh. Called them names.

PAT: Extremists. Jeez.

GLENN: They said, this is not going to be easy. We have no -- we have no heritage of doing this. But it is time for good people to stand up and say, "No, this is not who we are." And stand up peacefully. And that was deemed we were anti-government.

PAT: And it was the last thing in the world any of us wanted to do because we don't do that kind of stuff. We all have jobs, unlike the left.

GLENN: Correct. We don't do it.

Okay. So first -- first, she says our rights are being trampled.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: And it would be very easy for us to say, what rights?

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: Just like they did.

PAT: Just like they did.

GLENN: But that's not helpful.

PAT: But it is fun. I will say that.

GLENN: It is fun. Then she says, it's just ordinary people. And we could say, oh, like us?

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: Probably shouldn't say that, but it is fun.

And then the third one...

VOICE: Who have made the difference. They've marched. They've bled. Yes, some of them have died. This is hard. Every good thing is. We have done this before. We can do this again.

PAT: She seems to be saying --

GLENN: You might have to bleed and die on the streets for it. Is she calling for violence?

PAT: Right? Is that too much of a stretch? I'll tell you, that's a lot less of a stretch than we're targeting this district. A lot less.

GLENN: Yes.

JEFFY: That's for sure.

STU: Yeah. I just don't think it is, but...

JEFFY: Right.

GLENN: And they have -- the left has the heritage of doing that.

PAT: Oh, yeah.

GLENN: It was the Weather Underground that was the left. It was Malcolm X that was the left. It was the Black Panthers that was the left. So help us out here.

STU: Half of these people are marching in Che Guevara T-shirts, which was the left.

GLENN: Yes. Right. I mean, it's so very clear. And, again, we could spend time talking about that. And it feels good.

PAT: It does.

Americans are getting crushed by healthcare costs. In 2018 alone, we spent $3.6 trillion on healthcare — that's more than $11,000 per American and nearly a fifth of the national Gross Domestic Product (GDP). It's on everyone's minds, which is why it has taken center stage in the Democratic party's primary. Of course, the solutions offered by the current crop of presidential candidates would do nothing to help alleviate that enormous spending. In fact, it would only add to it — what with Bernie Sanders' Medicare for All and Joe Biden's proposed ObamaCare expansion.

However, what also deserves attention in discussions about plans that increase the government's role in health care is how religious organizations would be affected. Faith-based hospitals and health care sharing ministries (HCSMs) play an important role in America, often serving as a critical provider and/or facilitator of payments for medical services in many states. If plans like Medicare for All were implemented, these groups would be at risk of going bankrupt or being severely curtailed due to the elimination of choice that comes with these proposals.

Instead of imposing a top-down and expensive health care system overhaul, faith-based providers and groups should be allowed to continue offering a variety of plans that work as high-quality, often cheaper alternatives. And more Americans should consider them.

Instead of imposing a top-down and expensive health care system overhaul, faith-based providers and groups should be allowed to continue offering a variety of plans that work as high-quality, often cheaper alternatives.

As mentioned, one such option is a health care sharing ministry. In this model, individuals contribute money into a pool managed by a religiously or ethically-affiliated organization, and costs for medical treatment are shared by people who adhere to that organization's belief system. Typically, applicants are required to sign a statement of faith in order to be accepted. It's basically like a subscription service: consumers pay a set amount of money into the ministry every month. Then, when they have a medical need or incident, they submit a claim to the ministry. Members whose claims are approved are reimbursed by the ministry from that pool of funds. Note, these ministries don't cover procedures they deem immoral.

Because providers are often getting paid in cash under this model — and typically within 90 days — patients are able to negotiate significant discounts, in some cases slicing procedures' costs to a fraction of the initial price. Insurance companies, by comparison, tend to not pay dollar for dollar on claims, and certainly not in cash. Additionally, insurance companies usually have onerous paperwork requirements, forcing doctors to spend half of their time on electronic health records and desk work. This increase in demand for administrative work is partly responsible for the United States leading the world in administrative costs in healthcare.

There are various types of HCSMs, each offering different benefits depending on what the individual needs — and a lot of savings on monthly plans. Take Christian Healthcare Ministries, for example. It's resulted in enormous savings for its members. Whereas the average healthcare plan can cost about $400 a month on the low end (with high deductibles), CHM plans can run between $78-172 a month for a single person. These kinds of plans are particularly great options for people who are relatively healthy and young, where the need for doctors and prescription drugs is less likely.

HCSMs have seen explosive growth in popularity recently. In 2014, there were only approximately 160,000 members. By 2018, membership ballooned to about 1 million HCSM members around the United States who have shared over $1 billion in medical expenses. But unfortunately, many people still feel locked into the traditional — and expensive — health care insurance model. HCSMs provide a way out, and, depending on their belief system, people should research them and see if there's one that best suit their needs. If more people deviate away from the traditional health care insurance market, insurance companies would be incentivized to adjust their pricing. That won't be possible, of course, if plans like Medicare for All are implemented.

Health care is one of life's biggest expenses, and voters are understandably desperate for a plan that cuts costs without compromising quality of care or access to it. Alternative options to health care insurance such as HCSMs are practical, free-market solutions that saves money. Americans should sift through these options before subscribing to plans that will only break the bank.

James Czerniawski is a Young Voices contributor. Follow him on Twitter @JamesCz19.

Bill O'Reilly: Adam Schiff is in 'wonderland' during the Senate impeachment trial

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Friday, Bill O'Reilly gave his latest take on the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, and explained why he thinks House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) is like "Alice in Wonderland."

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Friday to discuss the latest developments in the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.

According to Cruz, Thursday was a "very consequential day" in the otherwise tedious and redundant impeachment proceedings.

"Yesterday, the House managers effectively threw Joe Biden under the bus," Cruz said. "They doubled down on what they started doing on the first day of arguments, which was making their entire case ... based on the proposition that there was zero evidence to justify investigating Burisma [the Ukrainian natural gas company that paid then-Vice President Joe Biden's son, Hunter, $50,000 a month to sit on the board]."

Cruz went on to explain that every time the Democrats, namely House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), rehash the "zero-evidence" argument, they open the door for Republicans to present the overwhelming evidence that contradicts those claims.

"That proposition, that there's zero evidence to investigate Burisma, is utterly and completely absurd. So, I'm looking forward to Saturday when the president's lawyers will begin presenting his case. Because what the Democrats have done, is they have opened the door to this. And I hope the president's lawyers will stand up and systematically lay out the case," Cruz said.

"They've been arguing that Hunter Biden is completely irrelevant to this case. Well, the House managers have now, through their arguments, made Hunter Biden not only relevant — he was always relevant — but critical now," he continued. "They built the entire case, like a house of cards, on the proposition that there was no reasonable basis to investigate Burisma. And that's just absurd."

The two also discussed Cruz's new podcast, "Verdict with Ted Cruz," which he records with Daily Wire host Michael Knowles each night following the Senate trial.

"Last night's podcast went through systematically ... all of the overwhelming evidence of corruption from Burisma that any president, not only had the authority to investigate, but the responsibility to investigate," Cruz said. "And that, ultimately, is why President Trump is going to be acquitted at the end of this process."

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The violent crime rate in the United States has continued to decline every year since 1991 and last year the violent crime rate nationwide was down another 3% from the previous year.

Unfortunately for the people living in Minnesota's 5th Congressional District, represented by Ilhan Omar (D), this trend toward a safer and more secure America does not apply in Minneapolis. In fact, Minneapolis police report a 53% increase in robberies since the controversial congresswoman took office in January 2019.

Minneapolis has also become the terrorist recruitment capital of the U.S. More people in Rep. Omar's district have either joined or attempted to join terrorist organizations, including Al Qaeda, al-Shabab, and ISIS, than any other place in the nation.

So, how is Rep. Omar addressing these issues? Is it just a coincidence that Minneapolis' representative in Congress is known for sowing division and hatred?

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