Glenn Beck: Montana here we come


Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer

Glenn: From Radio City in Midtown Manhattan, third most listened to show in all of America. Hello, you sick, twisted freak. Welcome to the program. I'm glad you're here. I told you last week that Montana, somebody was drawing up a bill or -- I don't know if it has been introduced into the Capitol yet, but this is not a movement of secession. This is a movement that says if the Supreme Court says that gun ownership is a collective right, it would violate the State's compact with the United States government and Montana wouldn't have to be a state anymore. It would declare their status as a state as null and void because it would be a violation of the contract that they made when they came into the union.

Now, I talked about this and I got more mail on this than anything I've talked about in I don't know how long and I'm telling you, if this would be true -- and I don't if it -- we'll find out in a second -- if this would be true, profit values in Montana will sky rocket because it will be known as a state that takes the Constitution seriously. This is also the state where we've talked to the governor of couple of times and they want to move coal to oil but he says the United States government is blocking their way. The governor is on with us now. Governor Schweitzer, how are you?

Governor Schweitzer: I'm all right. Listen, gun control in Montana means hitting what you've been shooting at. I'm endorsed by the ERA and I own more guns than I need and fewer than I want.

Glenn: You're a governor at my own heart when it comes to guns. So, have you heard about this?

Governor Schweitzer: Oh, yeah. You people get to lawyering -- as soon as some words come up, you've got lawyers coming out of the woodwork. We're not interested in secession here in Montana. The bottom line is --

Glenn: Wait a minute. You're lowering the property values.

Governor Schweitzer: You know, we've got too many big shots coming here, like you, from the East Coast and West Coast. All right. We're just trying to take care of the beautiful state on the planet.

Glenn: So, in other words, you don't want people like me living in your state?

Governor Schweitzer: Well, if you cozy up to me, I might get you a ranch and fix it up with a few goats and chickens.

Glenn: Because I have to tell you, my family, we are looking at Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana, and Utah. We're looking at possibly find, someplace in that part of the country and when I heard about the gun -- when I heard that Montana would actually take the government taking away gun rights as a serious offense and say, do you know what? We're not playing that game, you know, it was No. 1 on my list and a lot of people's list of saying, wait a minute. There's a state after my own heart.

Governor Schweitzer: Well, we're not going to lose our gun rights in Montana. You can bet on that, but I can assure you of this: Montana will continue to take the lead to make America energy independent. We're not going to allow dictators to push us around anymore. We have an infinite supply of energy in this country. We just have a finite supply of resolve to get it right.

Glenn: So, Governor, they are today debating cap and trade and all three of the presidential candidates want cap and trade. You know and I know EPA estimate says it will increase gas by $1.50 a gallon. Two weeks ago Congress decided they were going to put the polar bear or the administration decided to put the polar bear and threatened species list. They're not doing anything. They're not doing anything to help on this energy front.

Governor Schweitzer: We're already giving $2 a gallon to dictators who are trying to destroy our way of life. Look, I support the concerns that people world have with carbon dioxide but we have the technology right now to produce all of our energy domestically, to drive all of your cars, run of all trains and plains, light all of your light bulbs without importing oil from them and we can sequester our CO2.

Glenn: Governor, we're not doing it. What are you -- what are we to do? The people are looking for someone to lead. So, what is it that we can do because we're with you?

Governor Schweitzer: Here's what I'd say to you. We don't ask much from Congress and they don't deliver much. Most of us as governors are building our own energy proposals. We're putting together our own energy independence because God help us if Congress was the only ones responsible to save this country. Here's a couple of things that we would need from Congress. There are some certain things that have to be passed at a Federal level. Otherwise, you create problems with competition between states in a bad way. In other words, people will just run over the border to do something because you can't do it in another state.

Glenn: Sure.

Governor Schweitzer: So, a couple of things. Now, just give me two minutes and I'll explain how we'll do it. No. 1, Congress passes two pieces of legislation. The first one would be a 15 percent tax credit for any consumer that buys a plug in hybrid car SUV or pickup that gets a minimum of 40 miles on a charge and runs on electricity for the first 40 miles. Let me tell you what that would do. Pacific Northwest Labs, a primary contractor of the Department of Energy, has already studied this. They found that we could decrease the consumption of oil in all of our transportation fleet by 83 percent if we had plug-in hybrids the first 40 miles. 93 percent of all the cars in America drive less than 40 miles a day. That means we could run the whole fleet on electricity 93 percent of the time.


Second, every utility in America, they must buy electricity from anybody on the system that they sell electricity to, so that when you drive home from work, you plug your car in, you walk in, you turn on your light and the electricity comes from the charge power in your car. You make your meal with your battery in your car and in the middle of the night when we have excess electricity three times as much electricity grid capacity as we actually need because we build this grid for today, your car recharges. The next day, if you don't need a full 40 miles, you start selling electricity right back into the grid for three or four times what you paid for it. We make every consumer a better consumer, a bar capitalist. We couldn't have to put up one copper wire. Northwest, this same lab, they found that we have the grid capacity to level the electrons and then, with coal gasification, places like Montana, with wind power, solar power, we can tell the dictators to boil in their own oil.

Glenn: Okay. Here's the thing. You are sitting there on a butt load of coal. Cap and trade, if it doesn't pass this time, which it won't, it's going to pass the next time because there is $3 trillion -- I'm sorry -- $7 trillion in spending that the Congress wants to do according to the "New York Times" and $3 trillion in gravy on cap and trade that the Congress can't wait to get their hands on. So, they're going to do it. What's happening on this is states like yours, which will be producing energy through coal, estates like West Virginia, Utah, and -- will be paying butt loads of money in cap and trade costs. Meanwhile, states that don't produce their own energy, like California, will be living off the fat of the land. They will -- you guys will be taking your money and transferring it to California. How are you going to produce electricity when the government won't allow you to use the coal that we have?

Governor Schweitzer: Here's the deal. I don't agree with cap and trade. I have a better idea, one that's better for this country, better for the world, and it's simply this: I wouldn't give another nickel to the Federal government because they'll find some play to pee it away. What I would do is I would say instead of a cap and trade system, folks, I want you to understand what cap and trade means. If you're a big utility that's been using coal over the last 100 years, Congress is going to franchise you to produce that quantity of CO2. You could turn around and sell out of the business and put a trillion dollars in your pocket. What we're doing is we're shifting wealth from the population as a whole to a few utilities and it's not going to do a dang thing about developing new technology. Here's what I would do: Those of us who produce carbon dioxide, I would put a technology fee of $12.50 per ton. I would use 100 percent of that money as a technology fee. I wouldn't give it to the Federal government. We would create a quasi-private corporation that would do all the research and development. Those of us who pay in will own the intellectual property and we'll be able to sell this technology all over the world in China, in India, and other places that are producing great quantities of CO2 and the consumer, the consumer will not see their energy prices go up because that $12.50 a ton, we can start decreasing the carbon dioxide emissions by at least 5 percent per year. It won't increase the cost of your energy, and we'll develop the technologies that the be giving the greatest boom to America's industry since the industrial revolution. What's wrong with that?

Glenn: By the way, in case you don't know, Governor Schweitzer is a Democrat. Governor, that sounds great, but nobody will do that because nobody in Washington will be able to get fat off of it. It doesn't give them a dividend.

Governor Schweitzer: There's 60 politicians in Washington DC and their job is to keep their front feet and nose in the feed trough. What we need is people to rise up and say we've had enough. We're in an oil war. I don't want my kids to go to another one. There is no reason we ought to be dependent on a fuel that we can't produce in this country. Enough is enough and we need a change.

Glenn: Here's the thing. Germany now plans to build 27 coal fired stations by 2020. Did you catch that? 27 coal fire electrical plants by 2020. They are building them again in Europe because they know that they're in trouble with oil. The people who invented coal to oil are doing it again and they're going to start burning coal.

Governor Schweitzer: You've got it wrong. We don't burn coil when we use that technology.

Glenn: No, but they are. They are.

Governor Schweitzer: You put the coal in a pressurized chamber. You remove the gas, the CH4. The CO2 can be pumped right back into the earth. It's zero pollution. The methane case will be used to make recollect, even fertilizer out of it and we have enough coal in this country to fuel all of America for 200 years.

Glenn: All right. Governor, be straight. Why hasn't this happened?

Governor Schweitzer: Insecurity in the energy business. Here's what -- if you're in the business of building these plants or you own the coal and you've got Congress back there in Washington DC deciding who's going to pay and who's going to get and it hasn't been determined who's the getters and the who's the givers, if it hasn't been decided whether you're going to get screwed by this technology or you're going to be the one who profits, I can't move forward. Everybody wants certainty. Do you know what? Even if they pass a bad CO2 law, we're going to start building these plants all across the Rocky Mountain west but we need some kind of certainty. You know, when they pass laws in Washington DC something that started out as an easy proposition one paragraph long, suddenly it's 7,000 pages long. What we need in the energy business is certainly. I want a level playing field. We can beat the rest of the world here in Montana with wind four, can cowl gas fix. With solar power. We've just got to know what the rules are.

Glenn: Do you think you're going to get any rules?

Governor Schweitzer: Not this year. Hell, nothing is going to happen between now and the political election but a lot of talk.

Glenn: You're closer to the people than most politicians. Those in Washington don't get it. What are you paying in your state for gasoline?

Governor Schweitzer: $3.87 for regular. Worse yet, keys sell is $4.58 a gallon.

Glenn: How much longer do you think the people of F your state are going to set around with these politicians doing?

Governor Schweitzer: We're not going to take it any longer. That's why we're developing wind power. We just discovered the biggest onshore oil government in the last 20 years in Montana and western North Dakota. We could produce the energy in this country. Infinite possibilities, finite ideas.

Glenn: This is exactly why I called you about the gun thing, because people are tired of it and they just want to go -- did you read Atlas Shrug by any chance?

Governor Schweitzer: No.

Glenn: You should read at lag shrug. People are at the point of atlas shrug. They want to find a place where they can be unleashed. I talked to a guy about an hour ago in Seattle. He said, Glenn, I love my country. I can't take it anymore. I've been offered a job to go build house over in Russia and I'm going to take it because I'm a contractor and I can't do my work here gym.

Governor Schweitzer: Glenn, let me tell you something. The Federal government told us, all 50 states, that you have to have an identification program so that it's a Federal ID that's issued by every state. It will have a data street on the back of it so when you get on the plane, they swipe that, they know where weather when you got on the plane, where you went and how you got home. 46 governors sent a letter to home land security that said, oh, yeah, we agree. We're going to do it. Four of us told them to go to hell. In fact, we are not in Montana. We will never implement the real ID. We will never allow the Federal government to possess the data that tells them where we've been, how we got there, who we visited with, and how we got home. In Montana we live free.

Glenn: So, if they say that guns are a collective right and not an individual, what Montana do?

Governor Schweitzer: I'm not a lawyer, but we're not going to allow the Federal government or anybody else to come in here and infringe on our second amendment rights. Everybody in Montana has a gun. Every one of us like guns and we don't think the Federal government has the right. We believe the Constitution is very clear and we're just not going to allow the government toe come in here and force us to register our guns or tell us we have to get an insurance policy if you own a pistol.

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Glenn: Property values will sky rocket, if they are wishy-washy on the gun rights and you really mean that in Montana, you will see your property values sky rocket because there are people all over the country that are sick and tired of the Federal government telling them how to live.

Governor Schweitzer: Oh, Glenn. I make a living owning ranches. You're a guy that talks on the radio.

Glenn: You watch. Governor, bye bye. I don't think he understands. I don't think he gets that they're going to sky rocket, not go down.

Stu: He's saying they're fine as they are. You know, I mean, when you're in Montana, you don't want lots of people coming in there.

Glenn: No, you don't.

Stu: You want to maintain the second amendment rights but not tell anyone.

Glenn: Yeah, you do. You want to say -- you want a sign on the border that says, we believe in the second amendment. I would turn around if I were you.

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.