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Illegal alien granted state post in California: ‘Undocumented students’ ‘more visible in our state’

Of course, California. We’re not surprised. The rogue state, already experiencing a mass exodus, just appointed its first illegal immigrant to statewide office. Lizbeth Mateo, backed by Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León’s office, is a 33-year-old immigrant rights activist who will now serve on the California Student Opportunity and Access Program Project Grant Advisory Committee.

What’s the committee do exactly?

It advises the California Student Aid Commission. According to the Sacramento Bee, this office is tasked with increasing “college access for California students from low-income or underserved communities.”

“While Donald Trump fixates on walls, California will continue to concentrate on opportunities,” the office of de León said.

“Ms. Mateo is a courageous, determined and intelligent young woman who at great personal risk has dedicated herself to fight for those seeking their rightful place in this country.”

“While undocumented students have become more visible in our state, they remain underrepresented in places where decisions that affect them are being made,” added Mateo in a statement.

Mateo was born in Oaxaca, Mexico, and arrived in the United States when she was 14.

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GLENN: So here's this: Wednesday, first illegal immigrant ever to serve in state office in California, was appointed by the California Senate Rules Committee.

STU: Hmm.

GLENN: Lizabeth Mateo, 33, who attended Santa Clara University Law School in 2016, passed the California bar last year, is going to serve as the California student opportunity and access program grant advisory committee, which advises the California student aid commission on ways to make it easier for students from low-income or underserved communities to attend. What are those underserved communities?

STU: I could guess.

GLENN: Yes, I bet you do.

Senate president Kevin de Leon, who announced the decision, took the opportunity to slam President Trump. He released a statement that read, while Donald Trump fixates on walls, California will ton concentrate on opportunities. Ms. Mateo is a courageous -- how dare him use Miss. Is that the proper pronoun? I hope to God so.

STU: Is that an assumption of gender?

GLENN: I think it is. Ms. Mateo is courageous, determined, and an intelligent young woman who at great personal risk has dedicated herself to fight for those seeking their rightful place in this -- in this country.

Now, Mateo followed that up with, while undocumented students -- in my day, we used to call them illegally here. Illegal aliens.

While undocumented students had become more visible in our state, they remain unrepresented in places where decisions that affect them are made.

So, in other words, in the House and the Senate. You can't legally vote, but now you can serve in the Senate.

STU: If you're Donald Trump -- let me run this by you. You're sitting in the White House.

GLENN: I'm Donald Trump. Okay. Got it.

STU: You are Donald Trump. You're sitting in the White House right now. You are a guy who occasionally likes the jousting of a good conflict.

GLENN: Yes. I like conflict. I'm Donald Trump. I like conflict.

STU: You kind of like it. It's kind of what you like about the gig.

GLENN: Yes. That's what life is all about.

STU: And you like to send the message that you're very tough --

GLENN: Yes. He likes that too.

STU: -- on illegal immigration. Right?

GLENN: Uh-huh. Yeah.

STU: You have to be tempted --

GLENN: Uh-huh.

STU: -- mid-speech to send a crew in there from ICE, and to remove her from this country, in the middle of a sentence.

GLENN: So, in other words, Ms. Mateo, assuming that is her proper pronoun, she is giving a speech, and all of a sudden the doors are kicked in on each side. And ICE maybe grapples down from the ceiling. And grabs her and flies her to Mexico.

STU: There's no reason to damage a door in this process.

GLENN: I think Donald Trump might say, you know, I kicked the door open. Even if it's open, lock it and knock it down.

STU: It's one thing, that we've talked about -- the Dreamers. We've talked about all these groups with all these wonderful names. All these wonderful people from other countries, who just couldn't make it in their own. And have made it -- no -- no issue of their own. No fault of their own. They're just here.

Look, that is one thing. And obviously, Donald Trump has supported DACA. He's a guy who has been -- he's had some sympathies for those arguments. Right? When you are -- when you are flaunting it so badly, that you have broken the law, that you're doing something illegal, that you would enter a -- the first ever state representative or whatever it is, to go into an actual state government role and then have it publicized in multiple news stories and tell everyone on earth where you're going to be every minute of the day. That is really a finger in the face of the president, of the border guard.

GLENN: Oh, my. Of the United States of America.

STU: Of the United States of America. And the legal system.

GLENN: So just one more thing, just to point out that, you know, not only is she here illegally and she's now serving as an illegal in the state government, she is -- she's also the one who played a key role in helping a group of people known as the Dream Nine. Do you know the Dream Nine?

STU: I don't know the Dream Nine. I know Ocean's 8, I don't know the Dream Nine.

GLENN: I didn't watch one through eight, but the Dream Nine were nine people that were returned to the US after being deported to Mexico.

So ICE came in, deported them, and she helped them come back into the country.

STU: Wait. How do you --

GLENN: I don't know if it happened in the middle of the night. I don't know how it happened. But I think I'm more and more inclined to enjoy someone grappling down during the middle of her speech.

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Let’s thank the Pilgrims for defeating Socialism this Thanksgiving

This year marks the four hundredth anniversary of the first Thanksgiving celebrated by the Pilgrims and their Wampanoag allies in 1621. Tragically, nearly half of the Pilgrims had died by famine and disease during their first year. However, they had been met by native Americans such as Samoset and Squanto who miraculously spoke English and taught the Pilgrims how to survive in the New World. That fall the Pilgrims, despite all the hardships, found much to praise God for and they were joined by Chief Massasoit and his ninety braves came who feasted and celebrated for three days with the fifty or so surviving Pilgrims.

It is often forgotten, however, that after the first Thanksgiving everything was not smooth sailing for the Pilgrims. Indeed, shortly thereafter they endured a time of crop failure and extreme difficulties including starvation and general lack. But why did this happen? Well, at that time the Pilgrims operated under what is called the "common storehouse" system. In its essence it was basically socialism. People were assigned jobs and the fruits of their labor would be redistributed throughout the people not based on how much work you did but how much you supposedly needed.

The problem with this mode of economics is that it only fails every time. Even the Pilgrims, who were a small group with relatively homogeneous beliefs were unable to successfully operate under a socialistic system without starvation and death being only moments away. Governor William Bradford explained that under the common storehouse the people began to "allege weakness and inability" because no matter how much or how little work someone did they still were given the same amount of food. Unsurprisingly this, "was found to breed much confusion and discontent."[1]

The Pilgrims, however, were not the type of people to keep doing what does not work. And so, "they began to think how they might raise as much corn as they could, and obtain a better crop than they had done, that they might not still thus languish in misery."[2] And, "after much debate of things" the Pilgrims under the direction of William Bradford, decided that each family ought to "trust to themselves" and keep what they produced instead of putting it into a common storehouse.[3] In essence, the Pilgrims decided to abandon the socialism which had led them to starvation and instead adopt the tenants of the free market.

And what was the result of this change? Well, according to Bradford, this change of course, "had very good success; for it made all hands very industrious, so as much more corn was planted than otherwise would have been."[4] Eventually, the Pilgrims became a fiscally successful colony, paid off their enormous debt, and founded some of the earliest trading posts with the surrounding Indian tribes including the Aptucxet, Metteneque, and Cushnoc locations. In short, it represented one of the most significant economic revolutions which determined the early characteristics of the American nation.

The Pilgrims, of course, did not simply invent these ideas out of thin air but they instead grew out of the intimate familiarity the Pilgrims had with the Bible. The Scriptures provide clear principles for establishing a successful economic system which the Pilgrims looked to. For example, Proverbs 12:11 says, "He that tills his land shall be satisfied with bread." So the Pilgrims purchased land from the Indians and designated lots for every family to individually grow food for themselves. After all, 1 Timothy 5:8 declares, "If anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever."

We often think that the battle against Socialism is a new fight sprouting out of the writings of Karl Marx which are so blindly and foolishly followed today by those deceived by leftist irrationality. However, America's fight against the evil of socialism goes back even to our very founding during the colonial period. Thankfully, our forefathers decided to reject the tenants of socialism and instead build their new colony upon the ideology of freedom, liberty, hard work, and individual responsibility.

So, this Thanksgiving, let's thank the Pilgrims for defeating socialism and let us look to their example today in our ongoing struggle for freedom.

[1] William Bradford, History of Plymouth Plantation (Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1856), 135.

[2] William Bradford, History of Plymouth Plantation (Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1856), 134.

[3] William Bradford, History of Plymouth Plantation (Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1856), 134.

[4] William Bradford, History of Plymouth Plantation (Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1856), 135.

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Like most people, science journalist Matt Ridley just wants the truth. When it comes to the origin of COVID-19, that is a tall order. Was it human-made? Did it leak from a laboratory? What is the role of gain-of-function research? Why China, why now? Ridley's latest book, "Viral: The Search for the Origin of COVID-19," is a scientific quest to answer these questions and more. A year ago, you would have been kicked off Facebook for suggesting COVID originated in a lab. For most of the pandemic, the Left practically worshipped Anthony Fauci. But lately, people have been poking around. And one of the names that appears again and again is Peter Daszak, president of EcoHealth Alliance and a longtime collaborator and funder of the virus-hunting work at Wuhan Institute of Virology. In this episode of the Glenn Beck Podcast, Matt reveals the whole tangled web.

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