Passing Laws Mo Brooks Style

It's rare to have clarity and common sense emanate from Washington but Rep. Mo Brooks of Alabama may have just laid out a path back to sanity. Here is the bill he introduced to repeal Obamacare in its entirety:

"Effective as of December 31st, 2017, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is repealed and the provisions amended and repealed by such act are restored and revived as if such act had not been enacted, period."

This straightforward and simple bill inspired Glenn and the guys to tinker around with a few one-page bills of their own Wednesday on radio.

Listen to this segment from The Glenn Beck Program:

GLENN: Can you imagine how much we could get done? If we reduced -- if we took Mo Brooks -- Mo Brooks did a health care bill: Effective as of December 31st, 2017, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is repealed and the provisions amended and repealed by such act are restored and revived as of such act had not been enacted, period. Amen.

There's how you start it.

PAT: Uh-huh.

STU: Wasn't it an actual prayer?

GLENN: Yeah, it is. Yeah.

I mean, I came up with -- you know, give us ten minutes, and we can come up with a few of them.

Supreme Court decision known as Roe vs. Wade, null and void, as are all statutes pertaining to killing human beings while in the womb.

PAT: Done.

GLENN: That way nobody is saying, I love these people who say, read the bill.

Yeah, you can read it. Everybody knows exactly what it is.

STU: There would be some Supreme Court conflicts with that particular one.

GLENN: Well, that one is probably not -- but we could try.

STU: You could do something like, effective March 29th, 2017, all employed citizens of the United States of America with an income greater than 40 grand --

GLENN: Yep.

STU: -- shall remit to the Treasury 10 percent of their annual earnings once per year that they're employed. No exceptions. No exemptions. Those earning less than 40,000 shall remit nothing.

GLENN: Can you imagine that? Can you imagine if that was our tax code?

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: Can you imagine what would happen to our country?

PAT: It would be -- it would be so simplified. You wouldn't have the tax fraud. You wouldn't have the cheating.

GLENN: No.

PAT: I think you would probably have more revenue.

GLENN: Oh, you would not only have more revenue --

PAT: Without the exemptions and deductions and all that stuff --

GLENN: -- but all of the companies that spend all of this money on lawyers and attorneys and tax -- every -- all of that stuff. All of that money would be freed up for investment.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: It would be a huge boon to the economy.

PAT: Huge, huge.

STU: It would be a huge one.

Also, we did not tie this to inflation. So the government is going to have to figure out how to get smaller and smaller every year.

GLENN: I love that.

STU: I like that.

GLENN: Okay. Try this one on for size. Immediately upon the signing of this bill, all current immigration laws shall be strictly enforced, and severe penalties and fines shall be levied by any and all employers in violation of the law.

PAT: I think that's all we need to do. In addition to something, you know, maybe a border wall or a fence. Just a fence and this, just enforce the laws we have. And it's going to take care of the problem.

STU: Sanctuary cities being a good example.

GLENN: Yes. Well, that's all employers in violation of the law. The city can be an employer too.

PAT: Yes. How about this: Retroactive to fiscal year 2012, the speed limit in all 50 states is null and void.

GLENN: Wait.

PAT: And local authorities shall remit reimbursements of any and all fines levied since then.

GLENN: This one sounds a little personal.

(laughter)

PAT: I'm -- no. No.

GLENN: How much would you be getting back?

PAT: I'm just trying to help humanity, that's all I'm trying to do.

GLENN: How much would you be getting back?

PAT: About $80,000.

(laughter)

STU: How about, effective March 29th, 2017, the United States congressmen shall serve no more than six terms, twelve total years. And United States senators shall serve no more than two terms.

PAT: That's exactly what I think it should be. It should be twelve years for both Congress and Senate, and then you're done. Goodbye.

STU: And, by the way, you can't just put two terms in there, because then they would increase the length of the terms to stay longer. You have to put the years in there.

GLENN: Yeah, you have to put the years.

PAT: Yes.

GLENN: Okay. I like the idea -- again, I love these people who say read the bill.

So we enact this. Effective immediately, Congress shall draft no legislation larger than one page.

STU: You better put a font size in there. You better put a font size in there.

JEFFY: Boy, no kidding. No kidding.

STU: It will be like Willy Wonka with the magnifying glass by the end of it.

PAT: You'd need a microscope to read it.

JEFFY: All right. Here you go. Effective at the end of this week, Department of Education closed permanently.

GLENN: Do you have to say it like Jackie Gleason? Closed.

JEFFY: I want it closed.

GLENN: To the moon. Closed.

STU: To be fair. Because obviously you're compromising here, you're giving them to the end of the week.

PAT: I mean, that's plenty of notice for the employees.

GLENN: Right. Right.

PAT: Plenty of notice.

GLENN: Right. Right. That would be good. Federal Reserve, closed.

STU: Closed.

PAT: Would you give them to the end of the week?

GLENN: Yeah, no, I'll give them to the end of the week. Yeah. No, they're bankers. As of right now, closed.

PAT: How about effective upon the signature of the president, the Environmental Protection Agency is officially, permanently closed?

GLENN: I like that. I like that.

STU: Now, there's an issue here maybe with free speech, in the First Amendment. But effective immediately, any persons uttering the word consensus, the phrases the debate is over, settled science, or 97 percent of scientists agree as they relate to global warming or climate change, will be arrested and repeatedly poked with pickle forks.

GLENN: That might not be --

STU: I don't know constitutionally --

GLENN: Yeah.

STU: The word pickle fork does not appear in the Constitution. It's important to note that.

PAT: It doesn't --

GLENN: Right. And it may not -- it is a pickle fork, so it may not be inhumane.

PAT: It doesn't say we can't do it.

GLENN: It may not be inhumane. It may be -- I mean, that's kind of funny. Everyone might just go -- I mean, it's a pickle fork. That's kind of funny.

PAT: It's not going to hurt him that bad.

STU: It's just a slight little poke. It's just a little irritating. It's nothing violent, it's just a little irritating.

GLENN: Because it's little pickles. Not a big pickle fork.

PAT: I would propose one more. And I'll give them till April 1st on this one.

GLENN: Okay. All right.

PAT: Effective April 1st, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will admit the Anglo-American rock band Foreigner into its rightful place into the Hall of Fame, or federal troops will be deployed to Cleveland to blow that stinking building to smithereens!

GLENN: Oh, my gosh.

JEFFY: And then it would be closed.

GLENN: Closed. Closed.

PAT: Closed.

STU: Why the Anglo-American --

PAT: Because I wanted to mention that they're both English and American. It just -- it had to be said.

STU: Okay.

JEFFY: It is their rightful place too.

PAT: It is. It is.

JEFFY: It is their rightful place.

PAT: It is.

As the Senate prepares for former President Trump's second impeachment trial, many are asking whether it's constitutional to try a president after leaving office. Alan Dershowitz, lawyer and host of the of "The Dershow," joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to talk about the legal battles Trump still faces.

Dershowitz said he believes the Senate doesn't have the authority to convict Trump, now that he's a private citizen again, and thus can't use impeachment to bar him from running for office again.

"The Constitution says the purpose of impeachment is to remove somebody. He [Trump] is out of office. There's nothing left to do.
It doesn't say you can impeach him to disqualify him for the future. It says, if you remove him you can then add disqualification, but you can't just impeach somebody to disqualify them," Dershowitz said.

"The Senate can't try ordinary citizens. So once you're an ordinary citizen, you get tried only in the courts, not in the Senate. So it's clearly unconstitutional," he added.

Dershowitz, who served on Trump's legal team during the first impeachment trial, also discussed whether he thinks Trump is legally (or even just ethically) responsible for the Capitol riot earlier this month, and whether those engaging in violence could be considered "domestic terrorists."

Watch the video below to catch more of the conversation:

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A new, shocking CBS News poll shows that the majority of Americans believe they're facing a new enemy: other Americans.

More than two-thirds of poll respondents said they believe democracy in the U.S. is "threatened," and 54% said "other people in America" are the "biggest threat to the American way of life," rather than economic factors, viruses, natural disasters, or foreign actors.

Will it be possible to unite our nation with statistics like that? On "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn and Stu discussed the poll numbers and what they mean for our future.

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Countless leaders on the left are now arguing that removing President Donald Trump from office won't be enough — they're now calling for the president's "cult-like" supporters to be "deprogrammed." And it's not just fringe politicians.

During an appearance on "Real Time with Bill Maher" last week, former NBC anchor Katie Couric said, "The question is, how are we going to really almost deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump."

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi questioned whether the nation needs "a 9/11-type commission" to determine whether President Trump was colluding with Russian President Vladimir Putin "the day that the insurgents invaded our Capitol." Clinton also made sure to include her favorite "deplorables" in her unsubstantiated conspiracy theory:

"But we now know that not just [Trump] but his enablers, his accomplices, his cult members, have the same disregard for democracy," Clinton said to Pelosi.

Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson and New York Times Magazine's Nikole Hannah-Jones agreed that there is a need for "millions of Americans, almost all white, almost all Republicans" to be deprogrammed and punished, during an MSNBC interview last week.

Now, a story from the Washington Post is also preaching that narrative and even added that we need more restrictions for conservatives on social media and in the broadcast industry.

"So now we have to be deprogrammed? We've heard this over and over and over and over again, for months," said Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday. He read through the shocking details of the Washington Post op-ed and discussed the extraordinary dangers of the latest anti-conservative movement in America.

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As calls for censorship and restrictions against conservative voices get louder, Glenn Beck said he feels an "awesome responsibility" to speak, not the words he'd personally like to say, but those he believes the Lord would want him to share.

"It's an awesome responsibility, and one that I am not worthy of," Glenn said. "I want to say ... what He wants me to say. And I have to listen very carefully, because I feel the same way you do. But that will get us nowhere."

Glenn said it's time for Americans who are awake — not woke — to come together, no matter which side of the political aisle you're on, and stand with the truth.

"We are the Alamo, we will stand. But we desperately, desperately need you," Glenn said. "We need the people who are awake — not woke — awake. You may disagree with us. We are your allies, not your enemies. And if you will not stand with us in our hour of need, there will be no one left to stand with you in your hour of need. We must all come together, anyone who is awake."

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