#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.

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck, Stu Burguiere, and Pat Gray discussed the Trump defense team's arguments in the Senate impeachment trial against President Donald Trump.

"This is different than what the Democrats were doing," Glenn said of the Trump team's impeachment defense. "We know the case of the Democrats, they just kept going over and over and over, for three days, the same stuff. The Republicans, at least on Saturday, did not ... and I thought it was really, really good."

Glenn added, "The president's defense was very compelling."

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Part 2: Top takeaways from president's impeachment defense

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Americans are getting crushed by healthcare costs. In 2018 alone, we spent $3.6 trillion on healthcare — that's more than $11,000 per American and nearly a fifth of the national Gross Domestic Product (GDP). It's on everyone's minds, which is why it has taken center stage in the Democratic party's primary. Of course, the solutions offered by the current crop of presidential candidates would do nothing to help alleviate that enormous spending. In fact, it would only add to it — what with Bernie Sanders' Medicare for All and Joe Biden's proposed ObamaCare expansion.

However, what also deserves attention in discussions about plans that increase the government's role in health care is how religious organizations would be affected. Faith-based hospitals and health care sharing ministries (HCSMs) play an important role in America, often serving as a critical provider and/or facilitator of payments for medical services in many states. If plans like Medicare for All were implemented, these groups would be at risk of going bankrupt or being severely curtailed due to the elimination of choice that comes with these proposals.

Instead of imposing a top-down and expensive health care system overhaul, faith-based providers and groups should be allowed to continue offering a variety of plans that work as high-quality, often cheaper alternatives. And more Americans should consider them.

Instead of imposing a top-down and expensive health care system overhaul, faith-based providers and groups should be allowed to continue offering a variety of plans that work as high-quality, often cheaper alternatives.

As mentioned, one such option is a health care sharing ministry. In this model, individuals contribute money into a pool managed by a religiously or ethically-affiliated organization, and costs for medical treatment are shared by people who adhere to that organization's belief system. Typically, applicants are required to sign a statement of faith in order to be accepted. It's basically like a subscription service: consumers pay a set amount of money into the ministry every month. Then, when they have a medical need or incident, they submit a claim to the ministry. Members whose claims are approved are reimbursed by the ministry from that pool of funds. Note, these ministries don't cover procedures they deem immoral.

Because providers are often getting paid in cash under this model — and typically within 90 days — patients are able to negotiate significant discounts, in some cases slicing procedures' costs to a fraction of the initial price. Insurance companies, by comparison, tend to not pay dollar for dollar on claims, and certainly not in cash. Additionally, insurance companies usually have onerous paperwork requirements, forcing doctors to spend half of their time on electronic health records and desk work. This increase in demand for administrative work is partly responsible for the United States leading the world in administrative costs in healthcare.

There are various types of HCSMs, each offering different benefits depending on what the individual needs — and a lot of savings on monthly plans. Take Christian Healthcare Ministries, for example. It's resulted in enormous savings for its members. Whereas the average healthcare plan can cost about $400 a month on the low end (with high deductibles), CHM plans can run between $78-172 a month for a single person. These kinds of plans are particularly great options for people who are relatively healthy and young, where the need for doctors and prescription drugs is less likely.

HCSMs have seen explosive growth in popularity recently. In 2014, there were only approximately 160,000 members. By 2018, membership ballooned to about 1 million HCSM members around the United States who have shared over $1 billion in medical expenses. But unfortunately, many people still feel locked into the traditional — and expensive — health care insurance model. HCSMs provide a way out, and, depending on their belief system, people should research them and see if there's one that best suit their needs. If more people deviate away from the traditional health care insurance market, insurance companies would be incentivized to adjust their pricing. That won't be possible, of course, if plans like Medicare for All are implemented.

Health care is one of life's biggest expenses, and voters are understandably desperate for a plan that cuts costs without compromising quality of care or access to it. Alternative options to health care insurance such as HCSMs are practical, free-market solutions that saves money. Americans should sift through these options before subscribing to plans that will only break the bank.

James Czerniawski is a Young Voices contributor. Follow him on Twitter @JamesCz19.

Bill O'Reilly: Adam Schiff is in 'wonderland' during the Senate impeachment trial

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Friday, Bill O'Reilly gave his latest take on the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, and explained why he thinks House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) is like "Alice in Wonderland."

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Friday to discuss the latest developments in the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.

According to Cruz, Thursday was a "very consequential day" in the otherwise tedious and redundant impeachment proceedings.

"Yesterday, the House managers effectively threw Joe Biden under the bus," Cruz said. "They doubled down on what they started doing on the first day of arguments, which was making their entire case ... based on the proposition that there was zero evidence to justify investigating Burisma [the Ukrainian natural gas company that paid then-Vice President Joe Biden's son, Hunter, $50,000 a month to sit on the board]."

Cruz went on to explain that every time the Democrats, namely House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), rehash the "zero-evidence" argument, they open the door for Republicans to present the overwhelming evidence that contradicts those claims.

"That proposition, that there's zero evidence to investigate Burisma, is utterly and completely absurd. So, I'm looking forward to Saturday when the president's lawyers will begin presenting his case. Because what the Democrats have done, is they have opened the door to this. And I hope the president's lawyers will stand up and systematically lay out the case," Cruz said.

"They've been arguing that Hunter Biden is completely irrelevant to this case. Well, the House managers have now, through their arguments, made Hunter Biden not only relevant — he was always relevant — but critical now," he continued. "They built the entire case, like a house of cards, on the proposition that there was no reasonable basis to investigate Burisma. And that's just absurd."

The two also discussed Cruz's new podcast, "Verdict with Ted Cruz," which he records with Daily Wire host Michael Knowles each night following the Senate trial.

"Last night's podcast went through systematically ... all of the overwhelming evidence of corruption from Burisma that any president, not only had the authority to investigate, but the responsibility to investigate," Cruz said. "And that, ultimately, is why President Trump is going to be acquitted at the end of this process."

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