Cesar Chavez: An Unlikely Border Ally to Donald Trump

Cesar Chavez is one of the most referenced liberal icons by Democrats and is championed as a hero of human rights. As a fierce defender of unions and a community organizer of sorts, it makes sense. There has been an awful lot of amnesia, however, and there is an argument to be made that he would actually fall more in line with President Trump than the Democrats.

For anyone living in even a moderately large city, chances are there is a Cesar Chavez Blvd or some other iteration memorializing his name. He even has his own day which happens to be today. Rather than listing off all of his achievements, here are a couple ways he just might actually be an unlikely ally to Donald Trump on the border.

1| He Was Deeply Opposed to Illegal Immigration

Most Americans who are opposed to illegal immigration oppose it for different reasons than Chavez, but the passion was probably about equal. While conservatives want to protect the rule of law, national security and personal property rights, the reason was a lot more simple for Chavez --- illegals messed up his strikes.

"…where we closed them down, they were unable to get strikebreakers, or they’d gotten very few. And then all of a sudden yesterday morning, they brought in 220 wetbacks — these are the illegals — from Mexico. Now, there’s no way to defend against that kind of strikebreaking…"

2| He Was All for a Border Wall

Barack Obama co-opted Chavez's slogan of 'Si, se puede' or 'Yes, we can' --- but it just might have been Chavez who would be chanting "Build that wall!" He was quoted as saying:

"Preservation of one's own culture does not require contempt or disrespect for other cultures."

But his actions spoke much louder. He formed a 100-mile-long 'wet line' of military-style tents to ferociously protect his union from "wetbacks" and strikebreakers, migrant workers who dared interfere with his work. The people manning these posts were paid a minuscule amount, only $5 to $7 a day to catch anyone trying to break through and beat the hell out of them with bats and chains.

So What Does It All Mean?

Since Democrats and socialists only care about the end and not the means, this information won't rattle their world view one bit. They are more than happy to whitewash the history that is inconvenient and continue to lionize a pretty cruel guy because his politics happen to fit theirs. His official bio says:

“Cesar made everyone, especially the farm workers, feel the jobs they were doing in the movement were very important.”

That all sounds well and good, but he actually had quite a bit of contempt for his workers --- even calling them pigs.

“Every time we look at [the farmworkers], they want more money. Like pigs, you know. Here we’re slaving, and we’re starving and the g*d**m workers don’t give a sh** about anything because we don’t train them, you know, we don’t teach them anything.” 

Really getting to know your heroes can be a dicey proposition and leads to a lot of disappointment. So liberals should stay away from the truth on this one, because if they examine too closely --- they might just see Cesar Chavez has more in common with Trump than they might like.

 

 

Sen. Ted Cruz: NOBODY should be afraid of Trump's Supreme Court justice pick

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to weigh in on President Donald Trump's potential Supreme Court nominees and talk about his timely new book, "One Vote Away: How a Single Supreme Court Seat Can Change History."

Sen. Cruz argued that, while Congressional Democrats are outraged over President Trump's chance at a third court appointment, no one on either side should be afraid of a Supreme Court justice being appointed if it's done according to the founding documents. That's why it's crucial that the GOP fills the vacant seat with a true constitutionalist.

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Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to talk about why he believes President Donald Trump will nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death.

Lee, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee that will consider and vote on the nominee, also weighed in on another Supreme Court contender: Judge Barbara Lagoa. Lee said he would not be comfortable confirming Lagoa without learning more about her history as it pertains to upholding the U.S. Constitution.

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This week on the Glenn Beck Podcast, Glenn spoke with Vox co-founder Matthew Yglesias about his new book, "One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger."

Matthew and Glenn agree that, while conservatives and liberals may disagree on a lot, we're not as far apart as some make it seem. If we truly want America to continue doing great things, we must spend less time fighting amongst ourselves.

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'A convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists': Why is the New York Times defending George Soros?

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn discussed the details of a recent New York Times article that claims left-wing billionaire financier George Soros "has become a convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists who have falsely claimed that he funds spontaneous Black Lives Matter protests as well as antifa, the decentralized and largely online, far-left activist network that opposes President Trump."

The Times article followed last week's bizarre Fox News segment in which former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appeared to be censored for criticizing Soros (read more here). The article also labeled Glenn a "conspiracy theorist" for his tweet supporting Gingrich.

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