Call Your Senators and Urge Them to Repeal Obamacare

With the latest defections from the GOP health care bill, the time is ripe for a full repeal of Obamacare. President Trump has even tweeted his support for repealing the Affordable Care Act.

Tuesday on radio, Glenn pointed out that the repeal legislation has already been voted on favorably by the GOP when Obama was in office. Now is the true test of whether Congress was behind repealing the bill. If not, then they were lying. They took your money, took your time, took your vote and lied.

Although all Senators may need a reminder call about their campaign promises, Glenn singled out two that could use a extra encouragement from constituents in West Virginia and Ohio:

Shelly Moore Capito (R-WV)

(202) 224-6472

Rob Portman (R-OH)

(202) 224-3353

GLENN: Look. I encourage everyone else to talk about the Russian thing. I encourage CNN, continue to yap about the Russian thing.

PAT: Yes. Yes.

GLENN: Go for it. We're going to talk about health care and what can really be done. What needs to be done is anything that will reduce the cost of the average person's health care.

PAT: And what we said last week I think applies even more now: Let them focus on Russia all they want.

GLENN: All they want.

PAT: That makes this the best time to repeal health care because they're not paying attention. Just repeal it now.

GLENN: And so here's what happened last night, in case you didn't know. Mike Lee and the senator from --

STU: Jerry Moran, Kansas.

GLENN: -- Kansas, came out last night and said they're not going to vote for the reform. And, quite honestly, in my opinion, they shouldn't have. Why?

It raised -- it brought back taxes that had already been taken out. The -- with -- are you -- the Democrats allowed taxes to be taken out. And this bill actually put two taxes back in.

Then it also gave, I think 85, or $45 billion, just for opioids. And it just -- I mean, it was just to help with opioids. Are we selling them and helping people get them? What was the plan? It was very non-descript to try to get people off of opioids.

PAT: I think it was a pool of money just to dole out senators who were having a problem with that in their states.

GLENN: Just to dole out. Correct. And we are having a problem with opioids. And we need to deal with that. But not just some giveaway.

There were a couple of things in there that were good. One of them was the Cruz/Lee bill and would make it somewhat tolerable, if they would have left in what Cruz and Lee put in which was, you got to let the insurance companies free to offer things that are not covered in Obamacare. That doesn't have the title one restrictions that says, you know, every man has to pay for maternity insurance. He's not going to -- he's not going to have a baby. So he doesn't need that.

And to take the things out that you don't need, depending on your sex and your age. Also, to let them compete, insurance companies. They took that out.

Well, now there's nothing but raising of taxes. There's no relief for anybody who is actually suffering with a very high deductible now. And also, a high monthly payment.

Where is the relief there? That's what we should be shooting for. Okay. So it fell apart last night at about 8 o'clock. 11 o'clock, the president came out and said, "Let's repeal Obamacare. Just go for a straight repeal." Now, here's what's great: We've already passed that how many times? I think in some cases up to 50 times this is passed.

They have passed it in the House and the Senate over and over again. They have come up with this bill. They have campaigned on that bill. We are going to repeal Obamacare.

To prove that to you, they have continually passed it when they didn't have the White House. Because the White House was going to veto it under Barack Obama. And they all knew that.

So then what? So then they went out on the road, and all of these Republicans -- all of them, went out and said, "We are going to -- we've already done a repeal bill. Now, if we can just get the presidency -- if we can keep the House and the Senate and the presidency, we're going to be able to push that bill through. We're going to go ahead, we can repeal Obamacare." And as Mike Lee said earlier today, that's what united the Republican Party.

So there are 49 senators that have already voted on this repeal bill. The one that has gone through, up to 50 times. They have -- 49 senators have already voted on it. There's two new senators that have not voted on it. But they both ran -- is that right?

STU: Yeah. Here. Let me walk you through real quick.

GLENN: Okay.

STU: Fifty-four senators in 2015 that voted on this exact bill, that they're talking about proposing.

GLENN: Okay. Fifty-four.

STU: Two Republicans voted no. That was Kirk, who is now gone and replaced by a Democrat. So that's going to stay a no. And Collins, who has already announced her opposition. That gets you to 52 possibles. Okay?

GLENN: Okay.

STU: Of the 52 possibles, there are three senators --

GLENN: That have already voted. Fifty-two possible that have already voted.

STU: Yes. So three of them are different senators than they were in 2015.

GLENN: Yes.

STU: Those three are Coats, who left in Indiana, and is now replaced by Todd Young.

GLENN: Which is a Republican?

STU: A Republican.

GLENN: And voted on repealing Obamacare.

STU: Well, he's a new senator.

PAT: He hasn't voted yet because he's new.

GLENN: So, yes. So, yes, he will.

STU: So Coats is gone, but we don't have any vote from Young yet.

GLENN: Yeah, but we know that if you're running for -- anybody in Indiana, just let us know, I'm pretty sure anybody who is running --

PAT: Would have said they're for repeal.

GLENN: Would have said they're for repealing Obamacare.

STU: Then you have Vitter, who is gone in Louisiana, replaced by Kennedy. And then you have Sessions who is, of course, in Alabama, has been replaced by Strange. Senator Strange.

GLENN: Go ahead.

STU: So if you have all three of the new people to vote no, you would be down to 49. Okay. Now, many of them I'm sure ran on repealing on it, so you would assume they would vote yes. But they're not on record disagreeing with their own vote with a no.

GLENN: Yes.

STU: Now, we already have Senator Capito from West Virginia, who has come out and said she will reverse her vote from 2015.

GLENN: Okay. Okay. Now, I want you to hear: These guys are all on the record as voting to repeal.

PAT: Weasels.

STU: This bill.

GLENN: Yeah. This bill. When they said -- when they voted yes to repeal this bill, they knew they had a president that was going to veto. So there was no consequence of voting.

PAT: Weasels.

STU: They knew it wouldn't get repealed.

GLENN: Correct. So what they did is they voted time and time again to repeal it and then go home to you and say, "You need me in Congress. You need me in the Senate. I need your support. I need your money. The G.O.P. needs your money. We need your vote because I got to go in there. And I've already voted. And if you elect me, I'm going to vote again. We're going to repeal it."

PAT: Weasels.

GLENN: So these are the people that were lying to you then, took your money, took your time, and took your vote, and lied to you.

STU: Uh-huh.

And hear me clearly, people of West Virginia, is where Capito is from, this is a state in which Donald Trump won 68-26. Donald Trump is asking for this repeal to happen.

PAT: Uh-huh.

STU: And your senator right now --

PAT: Is saying no.

STU: -- is saying no. Even though she already voted for the same bill when she knew it wasn't going to pass.

PAT: She's opposing her president. Wow.

GLENN: So we're not the ones -- we're not the ones that always say, you got to support the president whatever. But, Trump supporters, understand that the people who are now obstructing this have already voted for it. If you're in West Virginia, she already voted for it. Then she ran again on repeal. Now, you voted by 68 percent for Donald Trump. And now she's opposing the president who is asking her to do that which she has already done.

PAT: Under the lame pretense that, "Oh, I didn't come here to hurt people."

STU: Yeah, that was her statement.

PAT: Shut up. Shut up.

GLENN: Well, first of all --

PAT: You're hurting people by not voting for repeal.

GLENN: Americans, ask yourself this question. Are there more people hurting and struggling today than there were six years ago, when this passed.

PAT: The answer is yes.

GLENN: The answer is yes. Companies are not hiring as many people. So people have lost their jobs. They have lost their doctors. They have lost their health care. You are paying how much more for your premium, and how high is your deductible?

We went from some people not covered, but still being able -- remember, the argument was not that people were dying. The argument was, the hospitals are overcrowded because people are just using the hospital emergency room as their --

PAT: Uh-huh.

GLENN: -- insurance and as their primary doctor. So nobody was dying. Nobody was dying. Who is hurting more now?

You are hurting far more. And it's not just you. It's people across all spectrums.

PAT: And we've been told by several listeners that their premiums are 15, $1,600 a month. That's a house payment for some people. People can't -- you can't afford that. You can't afford another 1,500-dollar payment just to insure your family.

GLENN: And then -- what's really bad.

PAT: And then high deductibles on top of it.

GLENN: Yeah, you have a $6500 deductible.

PAT: And they're not paying for anything.

GLENN: Right. I'm paying $1,500 a month.

PAT: And my deductible is 6500. Wow.

GLENN: 6500. I won't spend that. I won't spend that much money.

PAT: Right.

GLENN: So all you have for $1,500 is catastrophic insurance.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: That's ridiculous. That is absolutely unacceptable in America. It's unacceptable. And why is this happening? Because the government and the G.O.P. and the DNC don't want to let go of their power. What's this -- what's this woman's name? West Virginia?

STU: Shelley Moore Capito.

GLENN: Shelley Moore Capito. She already told you what you wanted to hear. But she asked you to believe her. She asked you for money, for time, and for votes. And now when you are hurting, she will not put us back to where we were and set it right. And then say, okay. Let's look at some real ways to actually fix things.

Who else is on this list?

STU: So if you take it what we have now -- there was 52.

PAT: Just looking for her Washington office number, which seems like it's (202)224-6472.

GLENN: Hmm. Okay. Thank you for that.

STU: What was that again? I didn't write it down.

PAT: It seems like it's (202)224-6472.

GLENN: Okay. Thank you. I'll right write that one down.

PAT: Yeah, write down (202)224-6472. Write that down.

GLENN: That's the senator from West Virginia. Got it.

PAT: Yeah.

STU: Now, she of course has already stated she's out on this. So she's out.

PAT: Tell her she should be back in. Because she needs to do the will of the people of West Virginia, not her own.

GLENN: And she's already voted for it once.

PAT: Get back in.

GLENN: Why -- you were for hurting people before?

STU: In fact, one of these people -- I can't remember which senator it was, of the names who I'm going to give you here in a second, said a lot has changed since 2015. A lot has changed --

PAT: What?

STU: You mean -- well, the president is there to sign it now. And he actually wants this done. That's changed. What else has changed?

GLENN: That's changed. You know what else has changed?

PAT: Premiums through the roof, that's changed.

GLENN: Deductibles out of this world. That's what's changed.

STU: So if -- you have 52 to start. Then you go down to 51, losing Capito. So far, there's been statements from Portman in Ohio --

GLENN: Not a surprise.

PAT: They're not going to vote for it?

STU: -- and Kennedy in Louisiana that, well, we don't know. So I would say Portman looks like he's a no. But he's not stated it.

GLENN: Yeah, but Portman is Portman.

STU: But that would bring to you 50.

GLENN: What's his number, Pat? Portman.

PAT: Senator Rob Portman it would seem as though --

GLENN: It would seem, or it is?

PAT: -- his number is (202)224-3353.

GLENN: That number again?

PAT: (202)224-3353.

GLENN: I wonder if Senator Portman has an operator standing by for your call, if you would call...

PAT: (202)224-3353.

GLENN: Yeah. Okay. Good. Thank you.

STU: So then -- the other thing that throws a wrinkle into this -- because that would bring you down to 50 exactly, if they tried to hold this vote. Currently, Senator John McCain --

PAT: Well, but if you call (202)224-3353 and ask for senator -- or, Rob Portman, or one of his representatives and make your feelings known, I'm sure he's going to listen to the will of the people. I'm sure.

STU: Because, again, he's already voted for this in the past. This is not asking him --

PAT: These are over and over again.

GLENN: We're not asking him to act in a way that is inconsistent with what he has done before. We're asking him just to do it now that it counts. That's it.

STU: That's it.

GLENN: That's it.

STU: Act as if he meant it.

GLENN: That's like, I'm in the army, and I'm going, and I'm, you know, going and I'm going through my training exercise. I'm learning how to shoot. Then you get down on the battlefield. And you're like, okay. Well, I'm not shooting. I mean, there's actual people on the other end.

PAT: Conditions have changed.

GLENN: Conditions have changed. I'm in a war zone.

What the hell do you think you were doing, dude?

PAT: But how would you tell him your feelings if he wasn't in the room? Oh, that's right. You could call (202)224-3353.

From the moment the 33-year-old Thomas Jefferson arrived at the Continental Congress in Philadelphia in 1776, he was on the radical side. That caused John Adams to like him immediately. Then the Congress stuck Jefferson and Adams together on the five-man committee to write a formal statement justifying a break with Great Britain, and their mutual admiration society began.

Jefferson thought Adams should write the Declaration. But Adams protested, saying, “It can't come from me because I'm obnoxious and disliked." Adams reasoned that Jefferson was not obnoxious or disliked, therefore he should write it. Plus, he flattered Jefferson, by telling him he was a great writer. It was a master class in passing the buck.

So, over the next 17 days, Jefferson holed up in his room, applying his lawyer skills to the ideas of the Enlightenment. He borrowed freely from existing documents like the Virginia Declaration of Rights. He later wrote that “he was not striving for originality of principle or sentiment." Instead, he hoped his words served as “an expression of the American mind."

It's safe to say he achieved his goal.

The five-man committee changed about 25 percent of Jefferson's first draft of the Declaration before submitting it to Congress. Then, Congress altered about one-fifth of that draft. But most of the final Declaration's words are Jefferson's, including the most famous passage — the Preamble — which Congress left intact. The result is nothing less than America's mission statement, the words that ultimately bind the nation together. And words that we desperately need to rediscover because of our boiling partisan rage.

The Declaration is brilliant in structure and purpose. It was designed for multiple audiences: the King of Great Britain, the colonists, and the world. And it was designed for multiple purposes: rallying the troops, gaining foreign allies, and announcing the creation of a new country.

The Declaration is structured in five sections: the Introduction, Preamble, the Body composed of two parts, and the Conclusion. It's basically the most genius breakup letter ever written.

In the Introduction, step 1 is the notificationI think we need to break up. And to be fair, I feel I owe you an explanation...

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another…

The Continental Congress felt they were entitled by “the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God" to “dissolve the political bands," but they needed to prove the legitimacy of their cause. They were defying the world's most powerful nation and needed to motivate foreign allies to join the effort. So, they set their struggle within the entire “Course of human events." They're saying, this is no petty political spat — this is a major event in world history.

Step 2 is declaring what you believe in, your standardsHere's what I'm looking for in a healthy relationship...

This is the most famous part of the Declaration; the part school children recite — the Preamble:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

That's as much as many Americans know of the Declaration. But the Preamble is the DNA of our nation, and it really needs to be taken as a whole:

That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

The Preamble takes us through a logical progression: All men are created equal; God gives all humans certain inherent rights that cannot be denied; these include the rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness; to protect those rights, we have governments set up; but when a government fails to protect our inherent rights, people have the right to change or replace it.

Government is only there to protect the rights of mankind. They don't have any power unless we give it to them. That was an extraordinarily radical concept then and we're drifting away from it now.

The Preamble is the justification for revolution. But note how they don't mention Great Britain yet. And again, note how they frame it within a universal context. These are fundamental principles, not just squabbling between neighbors. These are the principles that make the Declaration just as relevant today. It's not just a dusty parchment that applied in 1776.

Step 3 is laying out your caseHere's why things didn't work out between us. It's not me, it's you...

This is Part 1 of the Body of the Declaration. It's the section where Jefferson gets to flex his lawyer muscles by listing 27 grievances against the British crown. This is the specific proof of their right to rebellion:

He has obstructed the administration of justice...

For imposing taxes on us without our consent...

For suspending our own legislatures...

For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us...

Again, Congress presented these “causes which impel them to separation" in universal terms to appeal to an international audience. It's like they were saying, by joining our fight you'll be joining mankind's overall fight against tyranny.

Step 4 is demonstrating the actions you took I really tried to make this relationship work, and here's how...

This is Part 2 of the Body. It explains how the colonists attempted to plead their case directly to the British people, only to have the door slammed in their face:

In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury...

They too have been deaf to the voice of justice... We must, therefore... hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.

This basically wrapped up America's argument for independence — we haven't been treated justly, we tried to talk to you about it, but since you refuse to listen and things are only getting worse, we're done here.

Step 5 is stating your intent — So, I think it's best if we go our separate ways. And my decision is final...

This is the powerful Conclusion. If people know any part of the Declaration besides the Preamble, this is it:

...that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved...

They left no room for doubt. The relationship was over, and America was going to reboot, on its own, with all the rights of an independent nation.

And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.

The message was clear — this was no pitchfork mob. These were serious men who had carefully thought through the issues before taking action. They were putting everything on the line for this cause.

The Declaration of Independence is a landmark in the history of democracy because it was the first formal statement of a people announcing their right to choose their own government. That seems so obvious to us now, but in 1776 it was radical and unprecedented.

In 1825, Jefferson wrote that the purpose of the Declaration was “not to find out new principles, or new arguments, never before thought of… but to place before mankind the common sense of the subject, in terms so plain and firm… to justify ourselves in the independent stand we are compelled to take."

You're not going to do better than the Declaration of Independence. Sure, it worked as a means of breaking away from Great Britain, but its genius is that its principles of equality, inherent rights, and self-government work for all time — as long as we actually know and pursue those principles.

On June 7, 1776, the Second Continental Congress met in Philadelphia at the Pennsylvania State House, better known today as Independence Hall. Virginia delegate Richard Henry Lee introduced a motion calling for the colonies' independence. The “Lee Resolution" was short and sweet:

Resolved, That these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States, that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain is, and ought to be, totally dissolved.

Intense debate followed, and the Congress voted 7 to 5 (with New York abstaining) to postpone a vote on Lee's Resolution. They called a recess for three weeks. In the meantime, the delegates felt they needed to explain what they were doing in writing. So, before the recess, they appointed a five-man committee to come up with a formal statement justifying a break with Great Britain. They appointed two men from New England — Roger Sherman and John Adams; two from the middle colonies — Robert Livingston and Benjamin Franklin; and one Southerner — Thomas Jefferson. The responsibility for writing what would become the Declaration of Independence fell to Jefferson.

In the rotunda of the National Archives building in Washington, D.C., there are three original documents on permanent display: the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the Declaration of Independence. These are the three pillars of the United States, yet America barely seems to know them anymore. We need to get reacquainted — quickly.

In a letter to his friend John Adams in 1816, Jefferson wrote: “I like the dreams of the future, better than the history of the past."

America used to be a forward-looking nation of dreamers. We still are in spots, but the national attitude that we hear broadcast loudest across media is not looking toward the future with optimism and hope. In late 2017, a national poll found 59% of Americans think we are currently at the “lowest point in our nation's history that they can remember."

America spends far too much time looking to the past for blame and excuse. And let's be honest, even the Right is often more concerned with “owning the left" than helping point anyone toward the practical principles of the Declaration of Independence. America has clearly lost touch with who we are as a nation. We have a national identity crisis.

The Declaration of Independence is America's thesis statement, and without it America doesn't exist.

It is urgent that we get reacquainted with the Declaration of Independence because postmodernism would have us believe that we've evolved beyond the America of our founding documents, and thus they're irrelevant to the present and the future. But the Declaration of Independence is America's thesis statement, and without it America doesn't exist.

Today, much of the nation is so addicted to partisan indignation that "day-to-day" indignation isn't enough to feed the addiction. So, we're reaching into America's past to help us get our fix. In 2016, Democrats in the Louisiana state legislature tabled a bill that would have required fourth through sixth graders to recite the opening lines of the Declaration. They didn't table it because they thought it would be too difficult or too patriotic. They tabled it because the requirement would include the phrase “all men are created equal" and the progressives in the Louisiana legislature didn't want the children to have to recite a lie. Representative Barbara Norton said, “One thing that I do know is, all men are not created equal. When I think back in 1776, July the fourth, African Americans were slaves. And for you to bring a bill to request that our children will recite the Declaration, I think it's a little bit unfair to us. To ask our children to recite something that's not the truth. And for you to ask those children to repeat the Declaration stating that all men's are free. I think that's unfair."

Remarkable — an elected representative saying it wouldn't be fair for students to have to recite the Declaration because “all men are not created equal." Another Louisiana Democrat explained that the government born out of the Declaration “was used against races of people." I guess they missed that part in school where they might have learned that the same government later made slavery illegal and amended the Constitution to guarantee all men equal protection under the law. The 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments were an admission of guilt by the nation regarding slavery, and an effort to right the wrongs.

Yet, the progressive logic goes something like this: many of the men who signed the Declaration of Independence, including Thomas Jefferson who wrote it, owned slaves; slavery is evil; therefore, the Declaration of Independence is not valid because it was created by evil slave owners.

It's a sad reality that the left has a very hard time appreciating the universal merits of the Declaration of Independence because they're so hung up on the long-dead issue of slavery. And just to be clear — because people love to take things out of context — of course slavery was horrible. Yes, it is a total stain on our history. But defending the Declaration of Independence is not an effort to excuse any aspect of slavery.

Okay then, people might say, how could the Founders approve the phrase “All men are created equal," when many of them owned slaves? How did they miss that?

They didn't miss it. In fact, Thomas Jefferson included an anti-slavery passage in his first draft of the Declaration. The paragraph blasted King George for condoning slavery and preventing the American Colonies from passing legislation to ban slavery:

He has waged cruel war against human nature itself, violating its most sacred rights to life and liberty in the persons of a distant people who never offended him, captivating and carrying them into slavery in another hemisphere... Determined to keep open a market where men should be bought and sold, he has prostituted his negative for suppressing every legislative attempt to prohibit or to restrain this execrable commerce.

We don't say “execrable" that much anymore. It means, utterly detestable, abominable, abhorrent — basically very bad.

Jefferson was upset when Georgia and North Carolina threw up the biggest resistance to that paragraph. Ultimately, those two states twisted Congress' arm to delete the paragraph.

Still, how could a man calling the slave trade “execrable" be a slaveowner himself? No doubt about it, Jefferson was a flawed human being. He even had slaves from his estate in Virginia attending him while he was in Philadelphia, in the very apartment where he was writing the Declaration.

Many of the Southern Founders deeply believed in the principles of the Declaration yet couldn't bring themselves to upend the basis of their livelihood. By 1806, Virginia law made it more difficult for slave owners to free their slaves, especially if the owner had significant debts as Jefferson did.

At the same time, the Founders were not idiots. They understood the ramifications of signing on to the principles described so eloquently in the Declaration. They understood that logically, slavery would eventually have to be abolished in America because it was unjust, and the words they were committing to paper said as much. Remember, John Adams was on the committee of five that worked on the Declaration and he later said that the Revolution would never be complete until the slaves were free.

Also, the same generation that signed the Declaration started the process of abolition by banning the importation of slaves in 1807. Jefferson was President at the time and he urged Congress to pass the law.

America has an obvious road map that, as a nation, we're not consulting often enough.

The Declaration took a major step toward crippling the institution of slavery. It made the argument for the first time about the fundamental rights of all humans which completely undermined slavery. Planting the seeds to end slavery is not nearly commendable enough for leftist critics, but you can't discount the fact that the seeds were planted. It's like they started an expiration clock for slavery by approving the Declaration. Everything that happened almost a century later to end slavery, and then a century after that with the Civil Rights movement, flowed from the principles voiced in the Declaration.

Ironically for a movement that calls itself progressive, it is obsessed with retrying and judging the past over and over. Progressives consider this a better use of time than actually putting past abuses in the rearview and striving not to be defined by ancestral failures.

It can be very constructive to look to the past, but not when it's used to flog each other in the present. Examining history is useful in providing a road map for the future. And America has an obvious road map that, as a nation, we're not consulting often enough. But it's right there, the original, under glass. The ink is fading, but the words won't die — as long as we continue to discuss them.

'Good Morning Texas' gives exclusive preview of Mercury One museum

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Mercury One is holding a special exhibition over the 4th of July weekend, using hundreds of artifacts, documents and augmented reality experiences to showcase the history of slavery — including slavery today — and a path forward. Good Morning Texas reporter Paige McCoy Smith went through the exhibit for an exclusive preview with Mercury One's chief operating officer Michael Little on Tuesday.

Watch the video below to see the full preview.

Click here to purchase tickets to the museum (running from July 4 - 7).

Over the weekend, journalist Andy Ngo and several other apparent right-leaning people were brutally beaten by masked-gangs of Antifa protesters in Portland, Oregon. Short for "antifascist," Antifa claims to be fighting for social justice and tolerance — by forcibly and violently silencing anyone with opposing opinions. Ngo, who was kicked, punched, and sprayed with an unknown substance, is currently still in the hospital with a "brain bleed" as a result of the savage attack. Watch the video to get the details from Glenn.