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Ben Shapiro: ‘Nikki Haley at the UN Is Basically My Spirit Animal’

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikky Haley, once again, proved why she’s a woman you just don’t mess with. As the U.N. General Assembly defiled the U.S.’s sovereign right to declare Jerusalem the capital of Israel and its decision to move the U.S.

Embassy to the recognized capital, 128 U.N. members, unashamed, voted against the move on Thursday. Fortunately, their decision has no impact on the matter but our favorite ambassador made note of who voted against it threatening to strip aid from those who did so. On Friday’s episode of “The Glenn Beck Radio Program,” Ben Shapiro filled in for Glenn and celebrated Nikki Haley’s courage in the face of adversity. He also suggested that we pull funding from a useless organization whose ideals are the antithesis of U.S. interests.

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This article provided courtesy of TheBlaze.

BEN: This is Ben Shapiro in for Glenn Beck. Glenn is on vacation. A well-earned vacation. And it's an honor to sit behind the microphone for the Glenn Beck Program. A lot of news here as the year wanes. Still, a lot going on out there.

And The news begins today with Nikki Haley just going off at the UN. She did this yesterday. And as I said at the time, Nikki Haley at the UN is basically my spirit animal. It's just spectacular. So the UN votes yesterday, 128 to nine, for the proposition that the United States ought to be condemned from moving our own embassy to Jerusalem and Israel.

Now, there are some Americans who think that this is a terrible idea. Not only is it a terrible idea, but President Trump's threats to retaliate against countries that vote against us in the UN, those are bullying.

John Brennan, the former DIA, director of intelligence agencies, under Barack Obama, he came out and he said it was dictatorial for President Trump and Nikki Haley to threaten funding for countries that don't our way in the UN, which is sort of amazing. Since we are the ones with a sovereign right to put our embassy wherever we damn well please.

But one of the amazing things about how the left has responded to the international community condemning Trump is that they hate Trump so much, they dislike Israel as a general matter so much, that they're fine with the international community pandemic.

It's always been weird to me how so many folks on the left are interested in what the international community has to say, as though the Europeans actually have any moral leverage with which to shame us. Or the UN, which is filled with dictatorial, tyrannical countries that oppress their own citizens. Like we're supposed to sit around listening and waiting for their moral guidance. It's the United States that has saved civilization time and time again. It's the United States that has ensured that morality prevails in war after war over the last century and a half.

It's the United States that has stood up when standing needed to be done, and yet there are the people on the left in the United States who think we should look for our cues to places like Germany. Germany voted against the United States, putting its embassy in Jerusalem, as though the Germans have anything to say about it.

And the Germans should just sit down and shut up when it comes to Israel overall. But the Germans should certainly sit down and shut up when it comes to the US putting our embassy where we please.

If they don't like it, we can always remove our -- our bases from Germany. I mean, this notion that the international community owes us nothing and that they shouldn't follow our lead, if the international community followed the United States' lead, the world would be a much better place. If the opposite occurred, the world would be a much worse place.

Here's Nikkei Haley yesterday, at the United Nations, going off on all these countries that were voting against the United States and trying to shame the United States into moving its embassy back to Tel Aviv in Israel.

VOICE: The United States is by far the single largest contributor to the United Nations and its agencies. When a nation is singled out for attack in this organization, that nation is disrespected. What's more, that nation is asked to pay for the privilege of being disrespected. The United States will remember this day in which it was singled out for attack in the general assembly for the very act of exercising our right as a sovereign nation. We will remember it when we are called upon to once again make the world's largest contribution to the United Nations. And it will remember it when so many countries come calling on us, as they so often do, to pay even more, and to use our influence for their benefit.

BEN: Yes. Yes, Nikki Haley. Nikki Haley is just fantastic over at the United Nations.

And naturally, you're seeing the usual suspects suggest that there will be violence over Jerusalem.

Now, what's funny is that Hamas yesterday announced that there would be days of blood over this. Which, for Hamas, the terrorist group that occupies the Gaza strip, for Hamas, that's basically any day ending in Y. Any day ending ending in Y is a day of blood for Hamas, which is a terror group that has sought to murder Jews and dissenters in like quantities for the last 20 years, minimum. They were founded in 1998, I believe. And as part of their founding document, the Hamas charter specifically talks about the murder of Jews everywhere, not just in Israel, but the murder of Jews everywhere.

And why exactly why they would riot after a resolution that went in their favor is beyond me, right? The UNGA votes in favor of Hamas and Islamic jihad and the Palestinian authority in this resolution. And they're threatening to riot anyway. And then they suggest that Israel is the one that's breaching the peace? They suggest that Israel is the group here participating in extortion, or the United States is participating in distortion.

The entire Palestinian strategy in the Middle East has been extortion for nigh on 50 years at this point. Give us what we want, or we will murder your children. That's pretty much definitionally extortion.

Also, worth pointing out. They're saying there's going to be another day of rage. This would make literally the eighth day of rage, inside the Palestinian Occupy territories in the last year. Since last year.

So over the course of a year, they have eight days of rage. As I say, they don't really need a reason. The toilet doesn't flush properly. Day of rage.

Actually, I wish that were true. I wish if their toilet didn't flush properly, there would be a day of rage because then maybe they would spend their money on fixing the toilet, instead of terror tunnels.

But a Jew in Israel sneezes, day of rage.

That's -- I want to go through the history briefly of Jerusalem, just so that folks understand that the supposed violence that's going to occur, because of President Trump, has nothing to do with President Trump. The supposed violence that is going to occur because Israel is in charge of Israel is not because Israel is in charge of Jerusalem. Jerusalem has long been a point of contention for Muslims.

In 1929, before there was a state of Israel, before there was even a glimmer of a notion of a state of Palestine that would come anywhere close to Jerusalem, in 1929, while -- while the area was called Palestine, but it was a British mandate Palestine, there were riots by Arabs against Jews in 1929. Right?

Again, long before the United States had any position on this because Israel didn't exist. Why?

Because Jews made the provocative move of bringing chairs for the elderly and the infirmed to the Western wall for prayer purposes.

In October 1928, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem decided to build on top of the Temple Mount, and purposefully led mules through the Western Wall area, excreting in the holy area, despite the Jews, Which led to a Jewish march to the wall, in August 1929, a non-violent march.

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The next day, Muslims marched to the wall, to show their sovereignty, even though the western wall isn't even holy to Muslims. And the day after that, the Arab stabbed a Jew to death in the city. By August 23rd of 1929, Muslims were rioting across Jerusalem. Seventeen Jews murdered. A hospital attacked in Hebron. Hebron. Arabs massacred more than 60 Jews.

Here's the British Shah report: Again, the reason I'm doing this is because I want to show you that when people say that violence is being caused by Trump or violence is being caused by America's policy on Jerusalem, or violence is being caused by the Israeli's because of Jerusalem, it's just nonsense.

Again, this is 1929. No, Israel didn't exist yet. No Jewish occupation of Jerusalem, that doesn't exist yet. No United States policy.

No US embassy there. All right. The British Shah report described what happened. Quote, Arabs in Hebron made the most ferocious attack on the Jewish ghetto and on isolated Jewish houses lying outside the crowded quarters of the town.

More than 60 Jews, including many women and children, were murdered. More than 50 were wounded.

There were also anti-Jewish riots in the '20s and in the 1930s. In 1948, Israel's existence was supposed to create a peaceful barrier with regard to Jerusalem. Instead, if you had cautioned in the 1947 UN partition plan, Jerusalem was supposed to be an international city.

Instead, Arabs cut off all roads to Jerusalem, preventing Jews from reaching the city, and blockaded the Jews who were living inside. Thousands of Israelis had to be sacrificed or killed, trying to to reach their brethren in Jerusalem.

The outcome was a split of the city, between West Jerusalem, which is under Jewish rule, and did not include the western wall or any of the Old Testament areas, really, and east Jerusalem, controlled by Jordan.

While it was under Muslim rule, Jews were not allowed to visit Jewish holy sites.

Under Jewish rule, Muslims always have been. Muslims actually used gravestones from the Jewish cementary, the Mount of Olive. Which, if you've ever been to Israel, overlooks the Western Wall and the Temple Mount. They used those gravestones to pave their roads.

And, by the way, between 1948 and 1967, during that period, while East Jerusalem, all the holy sites were controlled by Jordanians, the Palestine liberation authority, which is the Palestinian authority, the Asar Arafat group, (?) which is run by Hamas. It was formed in 1964, while Jerusalem was not occupied by the Jews, at least the old city. They openly said what their goal was. The destruction of the state of Israel. Before Israel controlled Jerusalem. In 1967, (?) and not only did they grant Muslims access to holy sights, they actually handed full control of the Temple Mount over to the Islamic with a. A huge mistake (?) on the temperature mount. You're talking about intolerance in Jerusalem. You're talking about repercussions for rule in Jerusalem.

The fact is, just on a moral basis on who who will allow (?) the Jews should be in charge over there.

In 1993, Israel agreed to negotiate with those terrorists and the Palestinian Authority over a future (?) the PA said it would acknowledge -- (?) and cease violence. Which it never has. It never made any statement about transferring Jerusalem to Muslim rule. Despite that fact, the number of terrorist attacks on Israel dramatically increased in the aftermath of that.

In 2000, (?) Yasser Arafat of the Temple Mount itself. The Muslims reject it. Then they started with the violence that ended with the murder of hundreds of Jews. Again, (?) a leader of the Palestinian Authority and a man who works with Hamas, international control of Jerusalem's old city, including the holy sites. (?) it will be 50 years before there will be another Israeli prime minister that will offer you what I'm offering you now. Omar (?) from Judea and summary I can't. Launched another round of violence. So when people are saying that Trump is to blame (?) Nikki Haley is to blame. When they say this sort of nonsense, they're just historically inaccurate. What they're saying is not historically accurate. As we continue, I want to talk about the European response. (?) why it makes no sense whatsoever. I'm Ben Shapiro in for Glenn Beck.

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Glenn: I didn't think Roe v Wade would end in my lifetime

GLENN: We just have to take a minute, and just think of the miracle we just witnessed.

There isn't a soul, not one soul, in this audience that thought that this would happen. Like this. This fast.

I didn't think it would happen in my lifetime.

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'This is how I spend my vacation': Glenn gives behind-the-scenes look at new radio theme recording

If you have ever wondered where Glenn gets the music for his radio show or assumed he used pre-made stock music or cheap computer software, now you know, it’s the real deal. Glenn's vacation technically started this week, but that couldn't keep him away from his natural habitat—the recording studio—where he spent several hours working on an updated radio theme track with pro composer Sam Cardon and Millennial Choirs & Orchestras (MCO).

Glenn was looking for something that sounded more urgent, and from the preview Glenn shared, it sounds like the creative team nailed it. The epic score sounds like it would easily feel at home in a Lord of the Rings or Star Wars film.

The new theme will be on air at a future date, but if you can’t wait, make sure to watch the video for a sneak peak!

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Glenn's message to his son's birth mom: THANK YOU

‘I truly thank God for living in these times,’ Glenn says. ‘Look at the miracles that are happening,’ he adds, just moments after the Supreme Court ruled to overturn Roe v. Wade. No matter how much America changes, it’s still the greatest place on earth…and the Supreme Court victories we’ve witnessed in the last week — by justices who truly value the Constitution — prove it, Glenn explains. But there’s still work to be done. Glenn shares a story about his son’s birth mom — a teenager who decided to give her baby a chance to live — and he gives a message for us all: Now is a time for compassion toward ALL pregnant women, no matter the decisions they make...

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GLENN: You know, I -- I just walked outside. I have a barn here on the ranch. And it's where my broadcast studio is. And I just walked out to get some fresh air a few minutes ago. And it's -- this is a day that you will remember where you were. Whatever side you were on, you will remember this day. And I walk outside, and my son and another guy standing by this enormous tractor. And he is hitching it up to a trailer. Because they're moving a bunch of logs from one field to another, because they're building a corral. And I don't have my glasses on. And I'm looking. And I'm like, is that Raphe? And I can't -- I'm not sure. Because he's a man. This is the first summer, where he's up here. And he is a man. And it was an interesting thought to have about my son. Who now, in a couple months. Eighteen years ago. A very brave young teenager decided not to have an abortion. Decided that he had nothing to do with her mistake, or whatever happened.

And I remember we prayed so hard for a baby. And I felt almost from the beginning. That we were supposed to adopt.
And this is really hard for moms. Really hard. Baby not from her body. And I think as guys we don't understand that. Because I don't want anything coming out of my body. And if something comes out of my body, I'm not putting it in swaddling clothes, I'm telling you that. And we both wanted her -- how is this going to work? And there is something about God, that he is my son. And there is no difference between him and any of my other children. None. Zero. Not even a shadow.
Just by chance. If his birth mother happens to be listening or his birth grandparents happen to be listening, thank you. Thank you for giving this young man a chance to live. He is -- well, he's been a pain in the ass. But he's also my greatest joy.
We have to look at the things that we do now. Because there's a lot of -- she was 14, I think. Imagine being a 14-year-old. I remember she called her mom, because she -- she went to school. And she had to tell her mom. But she couldn't look her in the eye and tell her. So she called. Didn't know what her mom would say. And her mom was so great. She immediately said, come home, sweetheart. Come home. And they worked it out together what was going to happen.
People who fight for the right to abort children say, you know, who is going to take care of them? There's lots of us. Lots of us. Millions of us. Millions. Millions of us.
You know, today, Roe vs. Wade was -- it came to an end. Catholics would point out on the -- on the feast of the sacred heart of Jesus. And I doubt that they think that's just a coincidence. Because we know that the heart of Christ, I mean, the only thing he really got smoked at, was children. Being abused. It was clear, he liked children, much more, you know, than us adults. But then, again, I don't blame him. I do too. But we can't just think of the children today that are going to be saved, and then say, that's a good thing.
We have to think of the moms. And, you know, I'm like this with Christians who just really want to get people baptized. They don't really care. It's all about the number. You want to bring somebody closer to God, in baptism, that is a fantastic gift. Not from you. But from God. Fantastic. But no one is going to do that. If you don't actually love them. The people who -- the people who need salvation. They don't think anybody loves them. The women who are pregnant, most, not all. But most, who are pregnant. They feel trapped. They don't know what they're going to do. We have to be there for them. Not just during the time they're pregnant. But if they choose to keep the child. To help them. To support them.
You know, it's so funny. I guess we both give up on, you know, once the baby is aborted. Or the baby is saved. Then society auto both sides kind of just turns away. Planned Parenthood, are they concerned about the mental health? Because they deny it. No, no, no. People are celebrating their abortions. I don't think so. I don't think you can do that. And you may have felt like there was absolutely no way out. But at some point, that's going to -- it will haunt you. What could have been. Think about just the mistakes you will make in your life. And how they bother you. I shouldn't have said that. I mean, there were times in my life, where I said things to my mom, or whatever. I carried those things around for 25 years.
We have to have compassion for -- for all of these women. Now, if you're going to use this for contraception. I don't really -- I don't know how to talk to you. I'll try. But I don't know how I can relate. Because -- but I'm hoping most people aren't like that. I'm hoping that's the anomaly in our society. That just thinks, this is the way to have birth control. And one more thing on birth control.
Why is that still a prescription? I would like to say I'm not a doctor. But technically I am. But I'm not sure why that's still a prescription. Don't we know what that does? I mean, are we pretty sure? Yeah. That's what -- that's what happens. This is all it does. It's a pretty safe drug. Do we not just trust people to use only as directed?
I mean, we -- we trust people. I mean, I see stuff all the time. That says, do not drink. Okay. Well, it's turpentine, so I'm not going to drink it. But thank you for trusting me to know I'm smart enough not to do that. Don't put in eyes. Okay. I'm going to make sure that I don't put that -- you know, that cream in my eyes. Thank you. Good safety tip.
I mean, just making contraception over-the-counter. The pill over-the-counter. Would be helpful. Wouldn't it?
It's a lot better to have them get a pill over-the-counter, like that, than have our daughters or anybody else think about the abortion drug, that the FDA now will make sure that everybody can get. That thing is brutal. That is -- that's brutal.
Anyway, I truly -- as I go on vacation in a minute, I truly thank God for living in these times. It's -- would you live at any other time? I mean, I'm a little selfish. Because I'm a whiner. Absolutely, positively nothing before air-conditioning. Nothing before air-conditioning. I even would say, I want to still live in a time where all my meat comes from a counter on a little plastic, Styrofoam tray. Really, that's about as roughing it, as I want to go. I don't want to go past those two things. Indoor toilets. Yeah. But look at the times we live it in now. The miracles that are happening. The miracles of science. The freedoms that we do have.
I have a guy who is on my staff. He's from Scotland. And once in a while, he gets tired of me hearing, this country is just -- and he's like, come to Scotland. Come to England. He's like, I know it's not what it was. But it's still the greatest place on earth. And it is.
And just the victories, just this week. There's going to be more I think next week. Just the victories in the Supreme Court. And it's not -- it's not because of ideology. It's because the people who are put on the court now, actually respect the Constitution of the United States.
You know, Clarence Thomas and Kagan ruled together, on -- I don't know. Something with Medicare today.
What! I don't think they could agree on a dinner menu. But that's not because Thomas sold out. Or Kagan sold out. I know with Thomas, at least, that's because he believes that's what the Constitution says. And that's what is so great about it.
It doesn't cut your way every time.
You don't always win. You don't always get your way. Today is a great day. Praise God. Praise good we have taken this huge step today.
Lord, see your people. And keep them safe. And keep the people who are actually working in these pro-life clinics. Our judges. Our police. Our cities.
Please, keep them safe.

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Riots & White House defiance: What may come AFTER Roe ruling

Many members of the far-left already are calling for a ‘Night of Rage’ after the Supreme Court’s 6-3 decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, and the White House has been discussing plans to defy the ruling too. In fact, one idea floated by Biden Administration officials, according to the New York Times, includes providing abortions on military bases. So, will America experience another summer of riots? Are YOUR taxpayer dollars at risk? And what does this mean for deep-blue states? Josh Hammer, legal expert and opinion editor for Newsweek, joins Glenn to discuss what may come next...

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GLENN: Josh Hammer, he's the opinion editor of Newsweek. He's the host of the Josh Hammer show. He is really quite brilliant. One of the leading minds in the conservative movement, I think. Josh Hammer joins us now.

To tell us, what did you find in this decision?

JOSH: Glenn, great to be back with you, on such a momentous, and really such an emotional day, honestly. So, you know, look, as you said, this dropped recently. Funny enough, I was in the middle of getting a guest lecture from an organization on the advisory board as to when it drops. So I barely had any time to kind of skim through, let alone guess the concerning dissenting opinions. But it looks like this looks very similar, to the draft opinion that was leaked, by the Politico story, a month and a half ago, in early May. And I think those of us who were praying that the five justices from this leaked draft opinion, would have the fortitude to stiffen their spines against this unprecedented assault. Now knows that our prayers were answered, Glenn. That's really my takeaway right now.

This looks a lot like the leaked opinion. Justice Thomas and Justice Kavanaugh have some reconcurring opinions.

But unbelievable. And really just holding aside the constitutional law stuff for a second hear. Just speaking as pro-lifers, on a day like today, I think we really just need to pause. And I tweeted this out earlier. We need to just be grateful for our half century of pro-life activist forbearers. You know, this -- Glenn, this issue could have gone away after 1973. That was a long time ago. 1973. I mean, this issue could have just gone away. We owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to the pro-life moral activist. Political activist. And, of course, yes. Legal activist. Who fought day in and day out, that makes sure this great injustice stayed front and center of our national, political conscience. And in many days, the culmination of a half century of fighting for truth and justice. But in many ways, it's also a new beginning for the pro-life fight as well, interestingly.

STU: How do you mean a new beginning for the fight? I just it's going to turn, I think we're going to see abortion turn even darker in those states that allow it. Is that -- is that what you're meaning by this?

JOSH: Well, look, for a half century now, Roe vs. Wade, and its project any, specifically, the Planned Parenthood versus Casey case of 1992.

They took away from the states obviously. They arrogated authority away from the states, the ability to attempt to nationally codify one view of the morality of abortion.

It happened to be a profoundly immoral view. So these -- the fight now shifts to the states. And the pro-life activists. And all the 50 states. Especially, obviously in red states. Purple states. I mean, admittedly some blue states like New York and California, probably won't be able to touch them there.

But we have to make sure that our side is well positioned in the state Capitols for every red, purplish, probably even light blue state, to make sure we fight for successful, cogent, and morally consistent pro-life legislation. The state of Oklahoma, actually, just north of Texas. Right where you are now, Glenn. They have been leading on this actually. Governor Kevin Stitt signed into law, a fantastic pro-life bill there in Oklahoma. A few weeks ago. Maybe a month ago or so at this point, that basically just bans abortion straightforward from conception. And there are some -- you know, obviously, likable the mother. So forth. But we really need to start thinking about trying to craft legislation now, at the state level. But to your point, I do fear that the blue states will only double down in their radicalism. Unfortunately within that will only lead to an ever greater divide, in our country, that we have today. But obviously, at the end of the day. We're going to save at the end of the day, millions and millions of unborn children. We are going to save human beings who can grow up to cure cancer, who can win Nobel prices.

I mean, this is just a tremendous win for the human species. I don't know how to say it other than that.

GLENN: I will tell you, I saw the stat, that I think it was last year or the year before. 20 percent of all pregnancies ended in abortion. 20 percent.

JOSH: Wow.

GLENN: That is -- that is a shocking number. And we do have our -- our work cut out for us. Because I -- I think that these states are going to double down. But I think, you know -- God doesn't waste anything. You know, there is no waste with God. Even the -- even the worst things that could possibly happen, turn out to be something good. You know what I mean? You're like, holy cow, how did that just happen.

And I think that evil is going to fully come unmasked. I'm telling you, Josh. I don't know how you feel about this. I think this could be the day of America's Kristallnacht. I can see these pro-life centers being burned to the ground today. They're calling for a night of rage around the country. I think evil is going to show itself. And that will scare the American people, hopefully.

JOSH: You know, I've been thinking about this a lot this week, actually. Because I've been bracing for a new kind of George Floyd summer of love, happening this summer. Coming to a city or suburb near you. Unfortunately, myself. Look, I live in Florida. I know, Glenn, you live in Texas. It is in moments like this, where I do think that where you live matters. And who your mayor is. Who your governor is, matters.

Because law and order and rioting and anarchy is not really a federal issue. It is to a limited extent. June 2020, Tom Cotton wrote this op-ed that was pretty controversial at the time.

I happen to agree with it. Where he said, quote, unquote, send in the troops. And there is some federal legislation from the reconstruction era that would justify that.

But most kind of quelling and quashing of anarchy does happen. Constitutionally speaking, at the state and local level. So at a moment like this, where I fear that you're probably not wrong. I take some solace. That Governor DeSantis is my governor. I think Texans should take some solace, that they are represented by -- by a Republican governor. The legislature there as well. So I -- I fear that you are right. I pray obviously, that no one -- it's hard.

I fear that it's something -- that something bad is happening. At the end of the day, of course. It does not mean that justices cannot do what they are supposed to do. So thank God they did that.

GLENN: So, Josh, have you looked into what the White House has been saying? The White House yesterday. In fact, do we have a clip of -- of this?

What the White House said yesterday, about the guns. And then they were turned to the -- the Scott us ruling, for Roe vs. Wade. Do we have that, please?

JOSH: Will the president accept this decision, even if he disagrees with it?

VOICE: I think it's going to come from the Supreme Court. So it's a decision we certainly are going to respond to. I'll leave it at that. Just like any other Supreme Court decision. Just like the one they did today on guns.

GLENN: So the White House won't say that they're going to accept it.

Which I don't think they will. They're talking now about taking doctors and moving them into places like Oklahoma or Texas, where abortions will be outlawed. And putting doctors on our military bases to perform abortions.

I mean, where does this go, when you have a government, that is in defiance of -- of one branch of the government?

JOSH: So there's a lot to unpack here. So we should start from first principles. The idea of judicial supremacy, and this is a peculiar thing, to say on a day like today, where such a pro-life victory has happened in Italy. But if we're going to be consistent here, the idea of judicial supremacy. The idea that the justices, have the sole and exclusive ability to interpret the Constitution for themselves. And no other Constitutional actor, in article one or article two, let alone the state. Has the ability to tentatively interpret it. That is erroneous. In fact, actually it was really Abraham Lincoln actually, who in the Dred Scott case, famously opposed judicial supremacy and flouted the Dred Scott ruling, at least as it pertains to everybody other than Dred Scott himself. I have actually argued, a former legal scholarship, in a law review article actually, that the Laconian view of how each branch of government should interpret the Constitution for itself, is correct.

Having said that. Having said that, there is a thing called prudence. And there is a thing called comedy. And in a moment like today, when it really does look like -- and I agree with you, that we are now bracing for riots through the streets. When the political rhetoric is at DEFCON one. When people are trying to assassinate Supreme Court justices. I think it would be -- at its bare minimum, a profoundly imprudent act. For the Biden administration, to try to undermine this ruling.

Now, what they might do, is they might try to kind of issue some kind of executive orders, or issue some regulations, that might try to kind of undermine it, at the edges here. But at the end of the day, the idea that this returns to the state. There's not really a whole lot they can do about that. Basically, at this point, throughout the country. Kentucky within West Virginia. Kansas. Whatever. If they want to go ahead and ban abortion, what can the Biden administration literally do about that? I mean, short of sending in the National Guard, to protect Planned Parenthood, if the state legislature of Kentucky goes ahead and bans it. There's not a whole lot they can do. And it's very difficult to envision a world, in which the Biden administration literally sends in troops to red states, to protect Planned Parenthood, if that state legislature goes ahead and bans it. So for practically speaking. This is a lot of tough talk and rhetoric. Obviously the campaign here in 2022. There's not really a whole lot that practically speaking, they can do to actually prevent red and purple states from enacting pro-life legislation.

GLENN: I'm glad to -- I'm glad to hear that. I know that they have been working on things. I mean, he has said, you know, there's executive orders, that I can employ. There are things that I can do. He's talked about a national public health emergency. Which I think is just -- is crazy. But I would hope, that the president would come out and say, we strongly disagree with this. And you're right. The court is not the end all. But the court did not end abortion. It just said, the people should decide. I think that's the best kind of court ruling, on any of it. The people should decide what this is. And send it back to the states. Josh, I thank you very much. Appreciate your time. Was there -- there was another ruling, that came out today. Was it important?

JOSH: Oh, no. In comparison to this. A total nothing burger. A 5-4 decision on Medicare reimbursement related. So nothing, honestly.

GLENN: Great. Thank you very much. Appreciate it, Josh. Josh Hammer, opinion editor for Newsweek. And the host of the Josh Hammer show.