#IWillDefendTheDefenseless: Down Syndrome Man Told How Much He Costs

It is time for everyone to wake up. We are heading down the same road as the world went down in the 1930s. Choose a side NOW and stand for life. ALL LIFE. DEFEND THOSE WHO CANNOT DEFEND THEMSELVES.

This video is a horrible glimpse into our not-too-distant-future.

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GLENN: I posted something at GlennBeck.com that I seriously -- I mean, unless you're driving, I want you to stop everything you're doing and go to GlennBeck.com and watch. Then I want you to tweet it or Facebook it and ask everyone you know to do the same.

The Mesopotamians didn't believe that -- they didn't believe in good and evil. They didn't think that there was a force of evil.

And there's a lot of Americans that don't believe that there is a force of evil. I happen to. But the Mesopotamians believed their concept of good and evil was health and illness.

And that you wanted to stay away from things because you could catch that illness. You could catch that evil.

And you would be in a state of decay.

We -- we have caught a bad case of evil. And it is spreading like a virus, like a plague. And it is -- it is happening the same way the world caught the last bad case of evil in the 1930s.

I want you to go -- this is so important. Please, especially if you have anyone in your family who is handicapped at all.

I've posted a -- a video with the Dutch National Institute for public health. And what they have done is they have put together a little video with a guy who has Down syndrome. Now, right now, we are talking about early testing to abort every child with Down syndrome. In Iceland, Reykjavik, is the first place on earth to have a zero birthrate of Down syndrome. And it's all because of abortions. They do early testing. And then they abort any child with Down syndrome.

I do not wish anyone to be born with a deformity or born with Down syndrome. However, if you have ever spent any time around anyone with Down syndrome, I'm telling you right now -- and excuse the expression, but it is appropriate. If you have been around people with Down syndrome, you will recognize quickly, you are retarded, not them.

They have -- their spirit and their joy and what they bring to humanity is beyond anything that any of us will ever bring to humanity.

So there is this push now to eradicate. And the Dutch National Institute for public health, in this video, they have one of their scholars, their number crunchers. And they have another gentleman, like a reporter, who is standing there with a man with Down syndrome.

And he is listening to this. But I don't believe he fully understands what is happening here. He is seeing that he costs a lot of money, that it costs the National Institute of Health. It cost the average taxpayer a lot to keep him going.

And he realizes, wow, I'm pretty special. I'm -- I'm expensive.

That's not the case they're making. They're making the case that people like him should be eliminated.

Stu, can you translate a little bit, read the -- I'm going to play this video, and just read the back and forth on the screen. Go ahead and roll this video, please.

STU: Forty thousand euro per year approximately per Downer.

They're call them Downers.

Ah, yes. Per person.

So they cost us as a society, 40,000 euros per year.

GLENN: And the Down person says wow.

STU: That's a considerable amount, but is it high compared to normal persons?

Well, you can calculate that by taking the big number, $90 billion -- euros, and divide this by the amount of citizens in the Netherlands. And there are approximately 17 million. And that will give you approximately now at 5,000 euros per person. So you could say that the Down syndrome person is ten times as expensive than we are. Those expenses are indeed ten times as high.

You're a valuable man.

And he said, yes, I had not expected that. The Down syndrome person in the video says, yes, I had not expected that.

So they're sitting there telling him he's way too expensive to support.

GLENN: And he's smiling back.

This is --

STU: I mean, it is revolting.

GLENN: Mankind has caught the same disease it caught in the early 20th century. And it is the same kind of mentality, that we can make, you know, the uber man. That we can get rid of all of man's flaws through technology.

Back then, we couldn't do it. We can now.

But it still involves killing. It still involves killing those with Down syndrome while they're in the womb.

How do you put a price tag on a human being? How do you not see the value?

We are in this time once again where it's all about the collective. We have to think alike. We have to act alike. We have to agree on everything.

That's not what made the world the world. What made the world is we all think differently. We all have different talents. We all have different points of view. It's the grind that sharpens us.

If you're not -- if you're not being ground -- people are trying to take all pain away. I understand. I understand. I really understand.

I don't want -- I have a child of special needs. The pain of your heart as a parent is beyond understanding. Only a parent of special needs can truly understand the pain of the parent that never ever goes away.

But the joy is greater.

We've been down this road before. And it was the Dutch -- it was the Dutch that were really on the cutting edge of euthanasia and killing the handicapped.

He goes on in this to say, the only other class that costs us anywhere near this are the old that, you know, once they have to be taken care of all the time, they can't just go to the doctor and get a pill, then they really start to grind on the finances of the -- of the country and start costing the taxpayers.

Well, what did Germany first do? They killed the handicapped. And then they killed the incurables. They killed the elderly. Anybody who was costing too much money.

We are not in a financial panic yet. But I warn you, we are coming to one. And when we do, if we don't know what is true, if we don't know what life means, we are creating artificial life. Super intelligent artificial life right now. And they're debating on how to somehow or another keep it in a cage so it doesn't end up killing all of us.

How could we possibly teach artificial life, the meaning of life, and that they should protect humans and never turn against humans, when we don't value all life ourselves?

Oh, that I had the voice of an angel. If I could shake the earth for wake people up. But it doesn't work that way.

My job is to warn you. My job is to show you what's happening and bring you perspective from my point of view.

I've taken my job seriously, perhaps too seriously at times, for a long time. And I am warning you with everything in you -- with everything in me, please, please, please, get all of the lies out of your own life. Please, do not just listen to the things that reconfirm your worldview.

Please, do the things that make you uncomfortable so you can learn the other side and you can understand the other side. Because the only way you can defeat the other side is if you know it.

Please, if you don't believe in evil, at least treat it like a nasty virus like the Mesopotamians did. Because the world is catching a killer flu. It is a plague. And it almost wiped decency and kindness and humanity -- it almost wiped it off the face of the earth.

But there was one group of people that stood -- that had the resources and the power. And that was the new world rushing over to save the old world. That was us. We don't have the power. We don't have the money. We really not together. We don't even know what's true anymore.

We will throw ourselves in the arms of Putin, if he reaffirms our worldview. Please, go to GlennBeck.com today. And watch this video. And share it with as many people as you can. Find ways to make this go viral. Please, wake people up to the road on which we are currently traveling.

In light of the national conversation surrounding the rights of free speech, religion and self-defense, Mercury One is thrilled to announce a brand new initiative launching this Father's Day weekend: a three-day museum exhibition in Dallas, Texas focused on the rights and responsibilities of American citizens.

This event seeks to answer three fundamental questions:

  1. As Americans, what responsibility do we shoulder when it comes to defending our rights?
  2. Do we as a nation still agree on the core principles and values laid out by our founding fathers?
  3. How can we move forward amidst uncertainty surrounding the intent of our founding ideals?

Attendees will be able to view historical artifacts and documents that reveal what has made America unique and the most innovative nation on earth. Here's a hint: it all goes back to the core principles and values this nation was founded on as laid out in the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights.

Exhibits will show what the world was like before mankind had rights and how Americans realized there was a better way to govern. Throughout the weekend, Glenn Beck, David Barton, Stu Burguiere, Doc Thompson, Jeffy Fisher and Brad Staggs will lead private tours through the museum, each providing their own unique perspectives on our rights and responsibilities.

Schedule a private tour or purchase general admission ticket below:

Dates:
June 15-17

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We don't stand between government aid and people in need. We stand with people in need so they no longer need the government

Some of Mercury One's core initiatives include assisting our nation's veterans, providing aid to those in crisis and restoring the lives of Christians and other persecuted religious minorities. When evil prevails, the best way to overcome it is for regular people to do good. Mercury One is committed to helping sustain the good actions of regular people who want to make a difference through humanitarian aid and education initiatives. Mercury One will stand, speak and act when no one else will.

Support Mercury One's mission to restore the human spirit by making an online donation or calling 972-499-4747. Together, we can make a difference.

What happened?

A New York judge ruled Tuesday that a 30-year-old still living in his parents' home must move out, CNN reported.

Failure to launch …

Michael Rotondo, who had been living in a room in his parents' house for eight years, claims that he is owed a six-month notice even though they gave him five notices about moving out and offered to help him find a place and to help pay for repairs on his car.

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“I think the notice is sufficient," New York State Supreme Court Judge Donald Greenwood said.

What did the son say?

Rotondo “has never been expected to contribute to household expenses, or assisted with chores and the maintenance of the premises, and claims that this is simply a component of his living agreement," he claimed in court filings.

He told reporters that he plans to appeal the “ridiculous" ruling.

Reform Conservatism and Reaganomics: A middle road?

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Senator Marco Rubio broke Republican ranks recently when he criticized the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act by stating that “there's no evidence whatsoever that the money's been massively poured back into the American worker." Rubio is wrong on this point, as millions of workers have received major raises, while the corporate tax cuts have led to a spike in capital expenditure (investment on new projects) of 39 percent. However, the Florida senator is revisiting an idea that was front and center in the conservative movement before Donald Trump rode down an escalator in June of 2015: reform conservatism.

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The "reformicons," like Rubio, supported moving away from conservative or supply-side orthodoxy and toward policies such as the expansion of the child and earned income tax credits. On the other hand, longstanding conservative economic theory indicates that corporate tax cuts, by lowering disincentives on investment, will lead to long-run economic growth that will end up being much more beneficial to the middle class than tax credits.

But asking people to choose between free market economic orthodoxy and policies guided towards addressing inequality and the concerns of the middle class is a false dichotomy.

Instead of advocating policies that many conservatives might dismiss as redistributionist, reformicons should look at the ways government action hinders economic opportunity and exacerbates income inequality. Changing policies that worsen inequality satisfies limited government conservatives' desire for free markets and reformicons' quest for a more egalitarian America. Furthermore, pushing for market policies that reduce the unequal distribution of wealth would help attract left-leaning people and millennials to small government principles.

Criminal justice reform is an area that reformicons and free marketers should come together around. The drug war has been a disaster, and the burden of this misguided government approach have fallen on impoverished minority communities disproportionately, in the form of mass incarceration and lower social mobility. Not only has the drug war been terrible for these communities, it's proved costly to the taxpayer––well over a trillion dollars has gone into the drug war since its inception, and $80 billion dollars a year goes into mass incarceration.

Prioritizing retraining and rehabilitation instead of overcriminalization would help address inequality, fitting reformicons' goals, and promote a better-trained workforce and lower government spending, appealing to basic conservative preferences.

Government regulations tend to disproportionately hurt small businesses and new or would-be entrepreneurs. In no area is this more egregious than occupational licensing––the practice of requiring a government-issued license to perform a job. The percentage of jobs that require licenses has risen from five percent to 30 percent since 1950. Ostensibly justified by public health concerns, occupational licensing laws have, broadly, been shown to neither promote public health nor improve the quality of service. Instead, they serve to provide a 15 percent wage boost to licensed barbers and florists, while, thanks to the hundreds of hours and expensive fees required to attain the licenses, suppressing low-income entrepreneurship, and costing the economy $200 billion dollars annually.

Those economic losses tend to primarily hurt low-income people who both can't start businesses and have to pay more for essential services. Rolling back occupational licenses will satisfy the business wing's desire for deregulation and a more free market and the reformicons' support for addressing income inequality and increasing opportunity.

The favoritism at play in the complex tax code perpetuates inequality.

Tax expenditures form another opportunity for common ground between the Rubio types and the mainstream. Tax deductions and exclusions, both on the individual and corporate sides of the tax code, remain in place after the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Itemized deductions on the individual side disproportionately benefit the wealthy, while corporate tax expenditures help well-connected corporations and sectors, such as the fossil fuel industry.

The favoritism at play in the complex tax code perpetuates inequality. Additionally, a more complicated tax code is less conducive to economic growth than one with lower tax rates and fewer exemptions. Therefore, a simpler tax code with fewer deductions and exclusions would not only create a more level playing field, as the reformicons desire, but also additional economic growth.

A forward-thinking economic program for the Republican Party should marry the best ideas put forward by both supply-siders and reform conservatives. It's possible to take the issues of income inequality and lack of social mobility seriously, while also keeping mainstay conservative economic ideas about the importance of less cumbersome regulations and lower taxes.

Alex Muresianu is a Young Voices Advocate studying economics at Tufts University. He is a contributor for Lone Conservative, and his writing has appeared in Townhall and The Daily Caller. He can be found on Twitter @ahardtospell.

Is this what inclusivity and tolerance look like? Fox News host Tomi Lahren was at a weekend brunch with her mom in Minnesota when other patrons started yelling obscenities and harassing her. After a confrontation, someone threw a drink at her, the moment captured on video for social media.

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On today's show, Pat and Jeffy talked about this uncomfortable moment and why it shows that supposedly “tolerant" liberals have to resort to physical violence in response to ideas they don't like.