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Lawrence Jones Receives Death Threats After Challenging Liberal Narrative on Health Care

Comedian Wanda Sykes recently appeared on The View, labeling critics of Obamacare as racist. Lawrence Jones, host of The Lawrence Jones Show on The Blaze, appeared Saturday on Fox and Friends Weekend to respond and talk about how liberals have failed the black community, particularly in the area of health care.

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His stance ruffled the feathers of white progressives, one of whom called him a traitor to his community and issued a death threat. Jones joined Glenn in studio on Monday to discuss what he calls the "comical" response from liberals.

Enjoy the complimentary clip or read the transcript for details.

GLENN: So one of the guys -- one of the guys who is taking a really hard stand -- and it's not going to matter who is in office, is Lawrence Jones, who works for TheBlaze. And over the weekend, he went on to Fox to eviscerate Wanda Sykes for -- for labeling Obamacare repeal as racist. She said that on The View. And here is what Lawrence said over the weekend.

VOICE: Sizzle. That's it. They hate having a black -- they want to get rid of it. That's what it is.

LAWRENCE: Well, I just think it's quite comical that the liberals are so concerned about black America, when they have filled my community for years, especially when it comes to health care, especially when it comes to jobs.

I think it's important to note, Abi, that that 30-hour rule in Obamacare affected my community harshly. A lot of us weren't able to get jobs and couldn't get the necessary hours because of that 30-hour rule. So I think it's really comical that the liberals are all of a sudden concerned about black America.

GLENN: Now, what happened after that? Lawrence Jones is here to tell us.

LAWRENCE: Yes. I got a slew of death threats. And a lot of these were white progressives. This one guy said, "A white-loving black person that is a traitor to his people. He deserves to be strung up."

GLENN: So a very compassionate white progressive.

LAWRENCE: Right. Right.

JEFFY: No kidding.

GLENN: Was advocating for lynching.

LAWRENCE: Right. And I finally figured out why they're doing this now. Because it used to be some black folks saying, "You're Uncle Tom." And now those people are starting to die out. Because I've started to really connect with my community. They know I'm banging the left. I'm banging the right. I'm consistent on my belief system. I'm advocating for them.

GLENN: You used to be --

LAWRENCE: So now they're --

GLENN: You used to be a guy who -- you voted for -- you campaigned for Barack Obama.

LAWRENCE: Yeah, campaigned for him. Got trained by the left.

GLENN: When you were a teenager.

LAWRENCE: Went to DC. Hung around Nancy Pelosi. All of them. And I saw the light. And I didn't go to the Republican Party. I became a conservative Libertarian. And now I'm fighting for the issues. I'm not concerned about political parties. It's about the issues. And so it's kind of comical to me to watch the left try to attack me and say, "Hey, you're a shill for the right." When I supported the guy.

GLENN: So why do you think they're doing it?

LAWRENCE: Because they see me connecting with my community. And they have this hold on them right now, where they continue to make emotional arguments that the right is racist. How am I racist? I'm fighting for you. I'm connecting with you. And so they seek to discredit me, saying I'm a shill. I'm a sellout. How do you call me a sellout and you're white? So it's just comical right now.

GLENN: So what has changed in -- with your community? Are they starting to -- are people in the black community starting to say -- like you did under Obama. You know, I think both political parties are full of crap.

LAWRENCE: Yeah. I think people are starting to feel it, the paychecks that they're receiving, the loss of health care, jobs leaving America. I think when you have a party that makes everything about emotions and then you look at your bank statement -- when you're feeling being in poverty, I think it starts to wake you up real quick. And so for a while, they were able to survive on President Obama because he was the first black president and you loved the culture. You loved seeing somebody who looks like you. But now those days are over.

So what do you have now? Can you make things about women or race again, saying Donald Trump hates you, when Donald Trump is advocating for a lot of black folks with his new deal for black America. He's talking about immigration, which a lot of black folks are upset that they prioritize illegal immigrants and give them jobs and it's hurting the black community. You know.

GLENN: You know, it's really funny because you only hear on the immigration front, you only hear that this is about racism. That whites are racists taking the jobs. But they completely ignore the black community.

LAWRENCE: Uh-huh.

GLENN: Which is the first to get hit by this, for the lower paying jobs.

LAWRENCE: Uh-huh. Uh-huh.

GLENN: And you don't hear -- you don't hear anything.

LAWRENCE: Well, this is what you hear. It's called the New Underground Railroad. That's what the left calls this. They call the border control the slave catchers. And so if there's anything that's -- I don't think there's anything more offensive to suggest that the experience of illegal immigrants that came here willingly is like slaves that were brought on the slave ship that couldn't go back to their country.

GLENN: Do you hear that though, from people that are not like you?

LAWRENCE: Oh, yes. And I think that's when the shift started to come. Because I put all the left on notice. Maxine Waters. I mean, how can you say the Congressional Black Caucus -- how can you say you advocate for the black community and use this type of language? It's contradicting.

GLENN: But I have found so much contradiction over the last 40 years. I mean, you look at -- you look at the black community, and they do not vote their values.

LAWRENCE: Uh-uh.

GLENN: In the 19, what, 50s.

LAWRENCE: Yeah, traditional.

GLENN: They were the strongest family unit in the country.

LAWRENCE: Yeah.

GLENN: Now we're told because, you know, slavery broke up families, everything else -- no, that's not what did it.

LAWRENCE: Uh-uh.

GLENN: They had -- you guys came together --

LAWRENCE: Uh-uh.

GLENN: -- and you made your family stronger. The strongest family unit in the country was the black family unit.

LAWRENCE: Uh-huh.

GLENN: And so, what's happened? The left has dismantled and destroyed the community. And I -- I mean, I've heard the stuff -- you know, your traditional values, but you voted against those values for 40 years.

LAWRENCE: Uh-huh. I think the right does a terrible job in connecting with the community. I think we have to take some ownership as well, going to the communities, showing up. I think because the black community has voted 90 percent of the time for the left --

GLENN: Just given up.

LAWRENCE: -- we don't show up. And it's like, okay. It's just not worth it. It's just not worth it. I refuse to give up. I feel like it's my mission. I feel like it's my calling. And if you win two or three, four people a day, I consider that a win. There was a time where I would go on social media, and I felt like my community hated me because they didn't feel like I was fighting for them. That's starting to change.

GLENN: You were an investigator for Dallas Police?

LAWRENCE: Uh-huh. Yes. Yeah. For private investigations, yeah.

GLENN: You've started to do these investigative pieces now on TheBlaze. You did one that's caused a lot of controversy recently on medical marijuana.

LAWRENCE: Yeah, yeah.

GLENN: And it is the smartest I think piece I've ever seen on medical marijuana. It's not about -- everybody else takes the pot smokers and the and they take the angle of, you know, those people who want to get high.

LAWRENCE: Yeah.

GLENN: You actually made it about medicine.

LAWRENCE: Yeah.

GLENN: And you have -- I mean, I will tell you, I might even talk to the governor about it today.

LAWRENCE: Yeah.

GLENN: My daughter has seizures. And they can't make them stop.

LAWRENCE: Yeah.

GLENN: And the head of one of the big -- I don't want to stick him out, but head of one of the big hospitals in Texas, one of the biggest -- and he is the head guy said -- I mean, the first thing, if you can get your hands on it, that I would try would be marijuana oil.

LAWRENCE: Yeah. Yeah.

GLENN: Which doesn't make you high. You can't buy it here in Texas.

LAWRENCE: I think a lot of people are dealing with the law system. And I was a private investigator and worked a lot with Dallas Police. I went to the reserve academy. And I respect the law. But this is medicine for some. And when you get to see my video, you see a guy with cerebral palsy do kick boxing with --

GLENN: But what's the difference between that and a sanctuary city? Obey a law, enforce the law.

LAWRENCE: Right.

GLENN: Well, this is medicine. Well, this is these poor people who are escaping oppression.

LAWRENCE: That's why I'm advocating for the state to change the law.

GLENN: Right.

LAWRENCE: And you're seeing a lot of states do. You're seeing some cities -- Dallas just passed an ordinance where if you have below 5 ounces, they'll just give you a ticket.

GLENN: Yeah, but it's not even that. It's not change the law for pot. It's for medical use.

LAWRENCE: Right.

GLENN: Is the real difference.

LAWRENCE: Right. But my argument is, where is the line?

GLENN: I know. I know.

LAWRENCE: You have a lot of veterans with depression.

GLENN: I know.

LAWRENCE: And we're seeing veteran suicide rate drop when they use it.

STU: It's interesting. Because, I mean, medical marijuana is not a controversial topic.

LAWRENCE: No. No.

GLENN: It's not.

STU: The most recent poll, should you be able to use marijuana for medical purposes? 94 to five.

JEFFY: Of course.

STU: I mean, it's not -- it's not -- I think the issue here is -- and you saw this certainly in California, which is the slippery slope argument has never been more accurate. They tried to pitch -- you need medical marijuana. We're going to have these dispensaries, where they -- and now, it's just blatantly obviously legal. You walk in there. You get your card, and you get your pot for recreational purposes.

Now, I don't personally care honestly about recreational use.

LAWRENCE: Right. Right. Right.

GLENN: I don't either.

STU: But, still, I can understand the argument. Because -- you know, people say, "Well, you can have it for medical purposes," well, it never stays that way.

LAWRENCE: Right. Right.

GLENN: Right.

STU: They just -- it's just a first step. So it's an interesting debate from that perspective. But I don't see how -- I don't see how you don't have it legal from that --

LAWRENCE: It's going to happen.

STU: It's going to happen. It's going to be legal for recreational purposes. It already is in how many states?

GLENN: It has to. It has to.

I was talking to a guy who was dying of cancer yesterday. And he said, have you heard about the mother's breast milk thing, going on -- I think it's in Sweden or Denmark. And I said no. And he said, a woman has had this theory for a long time that breast milk could cure cancer.

LAWRENCE: Really?

GLENN: And tried to go in and get people to do research. But because it didn't involve Big Pharma or big money anywhere, nobody was interested. And finally, she got enough people to back a study. And it's -- it's not conclusive, but it shows at least real strong leading indications that breast milk actually goes right to cancer and destroys a lot of the cancer.

LAWRENCE: Wow.

GLENN: And, you know, there's a few of these things --

JEFFY: The studies are still in progress on that.

GLENN: They're still in progress, yeah, yeah.

JEFFY: They don't know how much.

GLENN: But we are close to things like this. And we've got to get the business side out of the way. And we have to get the FDA side out of the way and start -- especially when it comes to death. Start moving these things along a little faster perhaps. Lawrence, thank you so much. Lawrence Jones from the Blaze. You can read all about it at TheBlaze.com.

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Follow THESE 8 STEPS so we can REVIVE our republic

It’s a new year, and every new year comes with New Year's resolutions. This is when we resolve to lose weight, join a gym, or finally read those books on our shelves. For many of us, the New Year's resolution has become a kind of joke, because deep down, we know the new diet won’t stick and that reading a book a day isn’t really sustainable. The real issue is that we usually create resolutions that are too idealistic and broad, like, “Be healthy.” When it comes time to deliver on those resolutions, we don’t know what to do, so we quit.

But the idea of resolutions is still a good one. It is good to set new and better goals for ourselves. The secret is keeping them attainable.

You will hear many people, like me, tell you that 2022 is the year to save the American republic. Well, that is a great idea, but what do we actually DO to make that happen?

I know this audience is already resolved to save America, so I want to offer you some specific, actionable ways to do that.

Here are some “Practical Steps to Revive the Republic.” It is by no means a fully comprehensive list. We will find a broad array of ways to save our nation. This list is a jumping-off point for the New Year for folks like us who love this country.

Practical Steps to Revive the Republic

1. Get married and have a family.

Mother Teresa said, “What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family.”

Family is the first system of government we enter. It is where we are taught the virtues necessary for self-government. Children denied love and guidance when they are young struggle to successfully enter society, let alone the reality of their own lives. We call them “mal-adjusted.”

Ronald Reagan addressed the nation in 1986, saying:

“Consider, for example, that the philosopher-historians Will and Ariel Durant called the family ‘the nucleus of civilization.’ They understood that all those aspects of civilized life that we most deeply cherish — freedom, the rule of law, economic prosperity and opportunity — that all these depend upon the strength and integrity of the family. If you think about it, you'll see that it's in the family that we must all learn the fundamental lesson of life — right and wrong, respect for others, self-discipline, the importance of knowledge, and, yes, a sense of our own self-worth. All of our lives, it's the love of our families that sustains us when times are hard. And it is perhaps above all to provide for our children that we work and save.

“Some have suggested that in today's world, the family has somehow become less important. Well, I can't help thinking just the opposite: that when so much around us is whispering the little lie that we should live only for the moment and for ourselves, it's more important than ever for our families to affirm an older and more lasting set of values.”

If you are concerned about the fall of the American republic, remember that liberty is always just a generation away from success or demise, and the children we raise make all of the difference.

2. Tell the truth.

“When you have something to say, silence is a lie.” –Jordan B. Peterson

Lying is really easy. It seems to take the mess of the present and push it into the future. But lying makes the world like a mine field of constructed reality – one wrong step and it will all blow up. To maintain a lie costs the liar in consciousness, attention, and productivity. Enough lies make you useless. Useless people have very little capacity for self-government.

In 2021, we rightly pointed out, “The media lies!” “The politicians lie!” “The doctors lie!” “The celebrities lie!”

But if we lie too, can we expect better from them? If we are silent in the face of lies, when we KNOW they are lies, then how can we expect things to improve?

If we each agreed to stop lying and to tell the truth today, can you imagine how much better tomorrow could be? Theodore Dalrymple, the pen name of the English writer and psychiatrist, said it perfectly: “When people are forced to remain silent when they are being told the most obvious lies, or even worse when they are forced to repeat the lies themselves, they lose once and for all their sense of probity. To assent to obvious lies is in some small way to become evil oneself. One's standing to resist anything is thus eroded, and even destroyed. A society of emasculated liars is easy to control.” We have to embrace and promote a way of life worthy of liberty – and that starts with me, you, and all of us.

3. Study history and read old books.

There is nothing new under the sun. It’s likely that the struggles of today were deliberated years ago by our ancestors. Perhaps they have some good ideas worth considering. We won’t know unless we study them. The American system of government was revolutionary not because the founders were somehow superhuman (although God was clearly with them) but because they embraced the lessons of the past. If you think practically, looking at the future is impossible, but moving into the future, regardless of where you look, is inevitable. The only concrete information we have is in the past. If you are being presented with a “new idea,” check with the past first to see how that idea will play out. If you love the American republic, study it. If you want to navigate the future, read old books.

4. Own. Don’t rent.

Many of us likely watched “It’s a Wonderful Life” over the holidays. This movie makes an explicit case for the correlation between home ownership and human dignity. The greedy villain. Mr. Potter, wants to keep the people of the town in his rental apartments and is threatened by the movie's protagonist, George Bailey, whose Bailey Building and Loan business is helping people own their own homes.

Home ownership matters. Not only does it set you on the path toward true self-reliance and out of the grips of the “Mr. Potters” of the world, but it also creates local buy-in, which makes our communities stronger. A 2001 Harvard study found:

“Strong and consistent evidence indicates that homeowners are more likely to:

a) be satisfied with their homes and neighborhoods;

b) participate in voluntary and political activities; and

c) stay in their homes longer, contributing to neighborhood stability.

To be metaphorical: It turns out that when we put down roots, we care more about the local soil. But right now, we are seeing the death of home ownership in exchange for perpetual renting. Even people with the financial capacity to buy a home are forgoing it for the ease of renting. But if we want to save our republic, we have to tend to our local communities. We have to take ownership over where we live.

Before our Declaration spoke about “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness,” John Locke was talking about the natural rights of life, liberty, and property. When he said “property,” he was talking about the holistic ownership a man can have over his destiny. The right to own property is about self-determination. In essence, it is about the right to own yourself – to own your destiny.

If you can buy a home, do it. If not, take on the mentality of a homeowner in your community, not a passerby.

Whenever possible, own, don’t rent.

5. Dump the tea into the sea.

Over the past two years, the government has grabbed at power like a drunken man in a strip club, losing all decorum, restraint, and sense of place in the greater society. But what is more disturbing is that we complied. After “15 days to slow the spread,” we stayed unnecessarily locked down physically, emotionally, and financially for almost two years.

Remember the last time kings tried to hold us down? I’m not saying to turn to violence. I am saying we should just start saying “no” to the government overreach – PEACEFULLY, respectfully, and deliberately.

Thomas Jefferson said, “The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.”

Maybe the lovers of the American republic need to start getting into, as the left loves to say, “good trouble.”

6. Know your rights AND your responsibilities.

We all love talking about our rights. In fact, the word “rights” is being conflated with a narcissistic tendency to think we deserve the whole world to conform to our way of life. Yet our inalienable rights are eroded every day. If you haven’t read our founding documents, now is the time. We can’t protect rights that we can’t define or are ignorant of. But along with rights come responsibilities. We are accustomed to turning to the government to solve everything – to heal all of our “boo-boos.” It’s reflexive at this point.

“There are so many poor people ... I’ll call my senator!”

Yes, the government has a role in general welfare, but the government is bad at solving most problems. I would love to hear a politician, when asked about an issue, say, “Yes, I agree that is a problem, but the government should not be the one to solve it.”

Can you imagine?

There are plenty of issues in our communities – plenty of people who need help. We have to start helping them. Knowing the government will “help the poor” and lock them in cycles of poverty, we need to develop other solutions in our own communities. There are many important issues to address. We have forgotten whose job it is to address them. When we fail to love our neighbors, the government steps in as a poor and destructive substitute.

7. Say “republic” more than “democracy.”

You can’t turn on the news without someone telling you about the fragility of our “democracy.” In President Biden's Inauguration Day speech, he broke the record for the number of times the word “democracy” was used in an inaugural address. When politicians call for abolishing the Electoral College, they call it “undemocratic.” A Pew Research study found that 58% of U.S. adults think the Constitution should be amended so that the presidential candidate who receives the most votes nationwide wins. This would no doubt make America more democratic. But America is not a democracy. We don’t live in a democracy for good reason. The founders understood that “majority” does not mean “right.” That isn’t to say our founders didn't infuse our system with the best of the democratic values, but they ultimately decided in favor of a new system – a very delicate order of checks and balances and delegated power and representation. This was to provide protection against the whims of faction or, as we call it today, “the mob.” It’s the leaders of our modern mob who love to exchange the word republic, which is what we really are, for democracy. Words have meanings. Many young Americans believe they live in a democracy. When discussing America, make sure to use the word republic.

Federalist No. 10

From this view of the subject it may be concluded that a pure democracy, by which I mean a society consisting of a small number of citizens, who assemble and administer the government in person, can admit of no cure for the mischiefs of faction. A common passion or interest will, in almost every case, be felt by a majority of the whole; a communication and concert result from the form of government itself; and there is nothing to check the inducements to sacrifice the weaker party or an obnoxious individual. Hence it is that such democracies have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention; have ever been found incompatible with personal security or the rights of property; and have in general been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their deaths. Theoretic politicians, who have patronized this species of government, have erroneously supposed that by reducing mankind to a perfect equality in their political rights, they would, at the same time, be perfectly equalized and assimilated in their possessions, their opinions, and their passions. A republic, by which I mean a government in which the scheme of representation takes place, opens a different prospect, and promises the cure for which we are seeking.

8. Learn from people you disagree with.

Perhaps this needs no explanation. We have so much we can learn from each other in the honest pursuit of truth. Our forefathers didn’t ensure our freedoms of conscience and association for nothing.

Here's how the conversation went on radio Thursday:

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