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Governor Bobby Jindal, State of Louisiana

GLENN: Well, we're about to see if Obama can predict the court and what is constitutional as well as he can judge friends. In a story entitled Court to Hear Gun Case, Chicago Tribune quoted Barack Obama as saying he believes the D.C. handgun law is constitutional. We'll see. The Court is currently announcing the latest. I'm just looking. I've got a -- I'm looking and I've got a -- I have a live blog on from somebody who is sitting in the courtroom. They just did the Morgan Stanley opinion and Justice Scalia is reading this. Heller decision is just a couple of minutes away. Let's go to Governor Jindal, the governor of Louisiana. Governor, how are you, sir?

GOVERNOR JINDAL: Glenn, I'm doing so well. I wish I had Obama's confidence in predicting what this court would do or not do. I hope he's wrong, by the way, but they had an amazing decision yesterday. I never would have predicted. I'm no attorney but it just shocked me and the people of Louisiana, the decision they made in a death penalty case yesterday. You may be familiar with this decision.

GLENN: Oh, yeah. You know what, and I have to tell you, that's why we have you on because I just, I -- in my house I applauded you yesterday with the new bills that you say you're going to -- that you signed in, the chemical castration bill. You're taking care of business down in Louisiana. Tell me what you've done.

GOVERNOR JINDAL: Let's tell your listeners what happened yesterday. Louisiana has a law, had a law that says those monsters that violently rape our children should be put to death. No question about it. Obviously to go to a jury, has to have a unanimous jury verdict. An awful case got its way to the court. You had this child who literally was in a garage sorting outline Girl Scout cookies that was violently raped. It went to jury, the jury heard the case, convicted the man, gave him the death penalty. The judge -- this was an 8-year-old child, 8-year-old little girl. The Court yesterday overturned our law. I want to quote for you from this case. One of the justices said, quote: The death penalty is not a proportional punishment for the rape of a child. That is absurd. That is dead wrong. If there's any crime other than murder that deserves death, clearly it is those monsters that violate our children. And here's what's really scary. When you read -- and again I'm no attorney, but read the reasoning, the rationale behind what the Court was saying. They talked about an emerging consensus. And again I'm going to quote this, a national consensus against capital punishment for the crime of child rape, end quote, that sounds to me like a legislative debate. How is that a constitutional analysis? I thought their job was to figure out what the founding fathers intended, to interpret the Constitution, not to take an opinion poll and say, well, the country seems to be for this or against this. The rationale was shoddy, the decision was shoddy. You just -- again I am so mad at what they've done here. You read this ruling and just, you can't -- as a father of three, as a governor, I can't help but be angry. And you read this. It makes no sense. It talks about --

GLENN: Well, no, no, no. Go ahead. It talks about the evolving look at morality in our country. They are doing exactly what, you know, we in talk radio have been saying they are doing for quite some time. We are no longer looking at the intention of the founding fathers. They are looking at where we're headed, where we should be as a society, and they are evolving the law.

GOVERNOR JINDAL: And you know what's scary? This is the same court that many of the justices looked at international precedent, they looked now to this quote, national consensus, whatever that means. I mean, I don't know. Did they hire the Gallup opinion polls? They certainly didn't come and talk to the people of Louisiana who overwhelmingly support this law in this legislature. This past session we passed several laws to park these monsters. For example, just yesterday I signed into law a bill that authorizes the chemical castration of sex offenders in Louisiana. What is says is those monsters convicted of aggravated rape, forceful rape, second degree sexual battery, aggravated incest, molestation of a juvenile of victims under the age of 13, aggravated crime against nature, the Court can order the offender to undergo chemical castration. On a second conviction they are required to sentence the offender to undergo chemical castration. The Court can instead order physical castration and this does not buy them leniency. They must still serve their full sentences. This is not in lieu of going to jail. They still have to go to jail. We passed other bills to double the sentences on those that molest our juveniles, that use the computers to go after our children. We prohibited these monsters from wearing masks around holidays, from giving out candy during Halloween. We also prevented them from using text messages to go after our children. We increased the minimum sentence for molestation by fivefold. We closed several loopholes. We're going to give the Courts the ability to require lifetime registration. You know, these crimes have lifetime consequences for their victims. That's what was so shocking about the court decision yesterday. You look at these crimes. These are such heinous crimes. I had -- as governor I get to meet amazing people every day. I had a young boy that came to meet with me. He was the victim of one of these crimes and his parents are working so hard to teach him that he did nothing wrong, that it wasn't his fault. And you just look in the eyes of these victims and I pledged to his parents I would do anything I could to protect our children from the kinds of monsters that victimized their little boy. And that's what offends me so deeply about what the Court has done yesterday. I've already told my attorneys, find a way, read the decision, read the ruling. We're going to come back with a new law applying the death penalty to these monsters. We're going to keep going back to the Court until they get it right. You just, this is what angers the American people. When this branch of government decides they are going to overturn the will of the people, it's supposed to be a separate but equal branch of government. They are not supposed to write the laws. They are not supposed to take opinion polls. They are not supposed to look to international precedent or evolving national consensus. They are supposed to apply the intent of the founding fathers. And you are exactly right. It's what talk show hosts like you and others have been warning about for so long. Now they are not even hiding. They are admitting it. In the opinion themselves, itself, they actually say there's this emerging national consensus as if that's the basis to write constitutional law.

GLENN: They don't -- they are not even listening to the founding fathers, the voice of the founding fathers anymore. They are just moving on in any direction that they want to. I'm just getting a note here, Heller affirmed. So what does that mean, Heller affirmed? Does that mean that the Heller case, the win -- hang on. Justice Scalia wrote the opinion, Breyer dissented, joined by Justices Stevens, Suitor, Ginsburg. (Mumbling). It does violate the Second Amendment. The ruling struck down the provisions in question and it is affirmed.

GOVERNOR JINDAL: Good for them.

GLENN: Yeah. That's great news.

GOVERNOR JINDAL: You know, one right doesn't erase one wrong, but clearly --

GLENN: No, I know. Okay, so let me ask you this. Governor, you are a guy who, you know, a lot of people I talked to will say, oh, jeez, you know, I hope he runs for national office someday. You must feel the frustration of the average person. People are starting to live on the edge in America where they feel helpless, they feel hopeless, they see their country being hijacked by radicals and nut jobs, and environmentalists, I don't hate the environment. I want my kids to have clean air and clean water but I don't want to -- I don't want to live in the Dark Ages to be able to do that. I think we use technology to get us there in a sane sort of way. What advice do you give to the average person who looks at these candidates and says, "I can't vote for any of them"?

GOVERNOR JINDAL: Well, first of all, I absolutely agree with your premise. We had a federal judge last year in Louisiana that ruled pastors couldn't pray before school board meetings in part because some folks were worried that children would be accidentally exposed to prayer. And it's crazy rulings like that. Watching congress, they want us to beg the Middle East to drill for oil. They don't want us to drill for oil. They don't want nuclear power, they don't want clean coal. Look, I'm all for renewables and all those other things and alternative energy. We have to do that. We also have to have a rational energy policy. You see the same folks in congress saying raise taxes on gasoline as if that's going to lower our energy prices. I think the important thing for frustrated voters out there is we can't give up, we've got to go out -- that's why elections are so important because you know what? It results in judicial appointments, it results in decisions like yesterday's and today's. Now, look, we've sometimes been disappointed. No party has been perfect on this score. You look at the appointment of Souter, Justice Souter under the first President Bush, a great disappointment to many of us. That leads me to believe many things. One, we've got to be engaged and involved and we've got to ask tough questions. It's not enough to vote for somebody because they are in one party or another or in general they say the right things. We have to ask specific questions. When it comes to presidential candidates, what kind of justices are you going to appoint. Do they really understand what it means to truly just go back to the interpreting the Constitution, not rewriting laws from the bench. I don't want any more justices that are looking at international precedent. I don't want any more justices looking for a national consensus. They are saying the shifting national opinion polls. I want justices that understand the Second Amendment is black letter law. I want justices that understand states have the right to pass death penalty statutes for monsters like those that go after our children. So I think it's important for us to do two things, to stay engaged but to ask the tough questions and to vote based on principle. Don't be fooled just by rhetoric or things that sound good. Make sure, ask them the specific, tough, hard questions. And it's not just presidential candidates. It goes down to a local, the congressional, the local races as well.

GLENN: Governor, I know you don't feel this way because you're a supporter of John McCain, but a lot of us who are conservatives, we can't vote for John McCain. I mean, I don't know how to vote for John McCain. He is for cap and trade. He is all in on the global warming thing. Good God in heaven, this is insanity to do to our country and to do no business. When we are in the shape that we're in, we need somebody that understands low taxes, even a flat tax, not cap and trade, not taking away the profits from oil companies but going in and drilling. He says he's for -- he says he's for drilling offshore, now he is but what about ANWR?

GOVERNOR JINDAL: I voted every time I was in congress to drill in ANWR. Look, I don't always agree with the senators' positions but the reason I support is it comes down to two major decisions for President. I look at Senator Obama and I look at the types of justices he would appoint and I know he's further from my values when it comes to being pro life, against Second Amendment, against legal immigration, when it comes to new technologies and the other things we need to do and so I would encourage every voter. And, you know, there's so much focus on the national presidential election, that's a very important election. But I want your listeners to pay attention to the congressional elections, too, because if you look at what goes on in the Senate, they confirmed these judges, these judges that are increasingly taking more and more power away from the people, more and more power away from the legislators, more and more power away from the congress so those elections are important as well. We need -- you know, I'm grateful that Scalia's on the bench today. I don't know that he would be confirmed in today's Senate. I'm pretty sure he wouldn't be. And so it is important. Let's focus on the presidential election to get involved in other elections as well, including congressional and local elections as well.

GLENN: You know, I was thinking, because, you know, people call me in all the time and say, Glenn, I can't vote for John McCain, I can't vote for Barack Obama and the thing that keeps coming to mind is you've got to stay involved. If you don't stay engaged, if you don't go out and vote -- I don't care if you vote for Winnie the Pooh, if you don't go out and vote and stay involved, there's only one answer left in the meantime, you know, in the long term and that is violence because voting replaces violence, and you can't go down the violence road. You've got to stay engaged. And I was thinking about maybe the advice should just be kind of what you're saying here is just make sure your local elections go right. Just keep it local, put the right people in, in congress. Don't try to send any messages. If you are a Democrat -- or if you are a Republican and you happen to have a blue dog Democrat who really is a blue dog Democrat, vote for the blue dog Democrat over the wimpy Republican.

GOVERNOR JINDAL: Well, and you hit something extremely important. It is so important that we stay engaged and vote. If we don't, we automatically lose. You know, if we get so frustrated we stay at home looking, letting the enemy, I guarantee you there will be more liberal justices, more frustrating rulings. But you also said something which is right as well. Don't vote for a candidate just because they have the right party label, don't vote for somebody just because they scare you about the other guy because it is important. It is important we find candidates we can support, we can go out and volunteer for. And they can be at every level. I mean, they can be at the local level. They can be at the state or the national level. You know, we always focus only on one election but there are so many important elections this year. Your local school board may decide what books your sons and daughters see in school. They may decide what gets taught in those classrooms, who serves in congress may decide what judges get confirmed, what kind of rulings we get on the Second Amendment, on pro life issues or on so many other important property right issues. And so it is so important. My dad would always tell me growing up, you can't complain if you don't go vote. So we cannot disengage. As frustrated as we are, things would be a lot worse if we weren't actively participating. This is the great thing about America. We get to hire and fire these guys. Some of these justices, some of these judges, I think they are greatly exceeding their power but we need members in congress to stand up and rein them in.

GLENN: Have you at all -- has it been hinted that you might be asked to run?

GOVERNOR JINDAL: No. And look, I've got the job that I want.

GLENN: No, no, I know you have the job that you want, but if he asked you, would you run as vice president?

GOVERNOR JINDAL: He is not going to ask me. We've never talked about it and I've made it very clear, look, I'm six months into this job, five months into this job. We've got six taxes, our largest income tax cut in the state's history just this past week. We've got thousands of new jobs coming into our state including a new Fortune 1000 company, Fortune 500 company may be investing $2 billion, $3 billion here. So we've got a lot, lot more work to do in Louisiana. We've got more taxes to cut, more jobs to create.

GLENN: I understand this. But what I'm asking you is if he asks, will you say no?

GOVERNOR JINDAL: He's not going to ask and I don't want to be presumptuous enough to turn down something that's not going to be offered to me. It's kind of silly of these guys to say I will never be there, although we'll never be asked. I'm not going to be asked. I love being governor. He will get his first choice whoever he asks and that's great. Again I'll continue to support him and do what I can. I don't want Senator Obama to be President. I think he's a very articulate man. Don't get me wrong. I think he speaks better than probably any politician in quite a few years but he's also a very, very liberal senator. And make no mistake about it. He doesn't try to mask it. I mean, you actually look at his policies, listen to him when he speaks. Don't just listen to the rhetoric. Listen to what he actually says. Respect, respect Senator Obama enough to listen to what he stands for. It's a very different agenda for our country. I mean, it is higher taxes and it is -- it's not the same respect for the Second Amendment or the other things that are so important.

GLENN: Are you at all surprised that America has embraced Barack Obama? Being as liberal as he is, this is the equivalent on the other side of I guess getting, what, Pat Robertson as a candidate? I mean, this guy's as liberal as you can get, and America doesn't seem to wrap their arms around that yet. They don't seem to really get that. Are you surprised?

GOVERNOR JINDAL: I am a little bit but you've got to give him his due. He is extremely articulate. I think he's sincere in his beliefs, I really do. I think there has been some exhaustion after eight years of the current administration. I think people are looking for new faces. I do hope, though, that people start focusing more, as we get closer to the general election on substance, on policies, look at the contrast between these two candidates because his positions aren't -- I mean, the national journal said he was the most liberal senator. Now, think about that. That means he's more liberal than Ted Kennedy. That means he was more liberal than Hillary Clinton. He was more liberal than Chuck Schumer. I mean, he was the most liberal. I want a reporter to ask him just one time when he thought his party was wrong, one time when he didn't vote with his party, when he thought his party was -- when he thought the Republicans got it right, the Democrats got it wrong. And maybe his answer is he thinks that never happened. Maybe he thinks his party was always right. But I mean, here is a guy that on every issue, every major issue I've seen, has always been on the left of it in the Senate. There really weren't any issues I can find, major issues where he was trying to work across party lines, where he took a conservative position. And I think that voters need to pay attention to that, and I do hope -- you know, we still are months away from the election. I do hope they will look beyond personality, beyond the ability to speak and really look at the positions he's talking about. He is unapologetic about wanting to raise taxes. He is unapologetic about his views on gun control. He is unapologetic on his views on life. He's unapologetic on his views on energy and I just think that's a very different vision from where America wants to go. I still believe this is a center right, a conservative industry.

GLENN: Yes.

GOVERNOR JINDAL: And I think if people will look for closely at his policy and substantive position, I don't think he will get a majority of the vote but it's going to require people to look very hard at the actual issues, not just listen to the speeches but look at the substance.

GLENN: Governor Bobby Jindal, thank you so much, sir, and we'll talk to you again.

GOVERNOR JINDAL: Great talking to you, Glenn.

GLENN: All right, bye-bye. The governor of Louisiana, the great state of Louisiana.

I want to talk to you about something that probably didn't make a lot of sense a long time ago. In fact, I can't tell you how many program directors and how many stations threatened to cancel. Or how many calls I got from the average listener saying; What the hell are you even talking about when I talked about, the leadership of Martin Luther King.

I have done everything I can — as much as I possibly can — to teach you about Martin Luther King and nonviolent protests. And I don't think there's anybody in the media who has talked about nonviolence longer and more in-depth on commercial airwaves than me. Preachers, certainly. But commercial airwaves — I don't think anybody has.

Now I think many are beginning to understand why I tried to lay that foundation. I have told you since September 11th that I have this feeling you are going to be the group of people that will, in the end, save the republic.

I've always believed that. I don't know how it's saved. It might just be preserved in our hearts, I don't know. But I believe it now.

I never wanted us to get to this point — everything I've done is to prevent us from getting here. But everybody is so politically tied to their side that no one will let their shields down and actually listen to one another.

And we're at that desperate point now.

You are equipped to save the republic because you at least hopefully have a fundamental understanding of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. And you have at least a basic understanding of American history. More importantly, what makes this audience so phenomenal is that it is the most generous and service-minded audience of any show in America and perhaps the world.

That's part of what continues to be so frustrating about the Capitol invasion last week. Because you're being maligned.

You.

I know who you are. This is the most peaceful, generous, loving, God-fearing, authentic and patriotic audience in America. And you are frustrated and you are tired of being hit in the face and being called bigot and everything else no matter what you do.

I've been called an anti-Semite just in the last 24 hours by everybody, unjustly.

I get it.

You are now being tainted by the actions of complete imbeciles who do not represent you and me. It's not fair. But that's the hand that we're being dealt and God is in charge and He is not surprised.

We know the left's current tactics fail in the long run. Silencing. Canceling. Taking away rights.

We know the left's current tactics fail in the long run. Silencing. Canceling. Taking away rights. These are the hallmarks of regime, after regime, after Marxist regime on the ash heaps of history. Now China is still there because they've taken the so-called free market and took the capitalist system and they combined it with their Marxist utopia.

I don't know what's going to happen to the people over there. Especially seeing that our high-tech has joined them to weed out the dissidents. But it's not inevitable that we join them.

And it is going to require us to take a stand. Just not in the way that most people — especially if they're angry — think is most effective. Look at the ratings of BLM. 78 percent of Americans, at the beginning of the summer, thought that they were swell.

That number is in the low 20s now. Why? Because violence doesn't work.

I don't know if you saw the fellowship of the ring, but if you did, do you remember when Frodo said: "I don't want to do this!"

He's lamenting having to face down the evil and he's just one guy. I'll never forget it because it was right after 9/11, that the movie came out. I'll never forget Gandalf's reply. He said: "So do we all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what we're going to do with the time that is given us."

We can't decide what others are going to do. We can't control the dangerous Orwellian darkness that seems to be descending on America. All we can control is our response and strive to lead by example. If you know anyone in your sphere of influence who might be planning to attend one of these armed rallies in the coming days, beg them not to go. Do everything you can to stop them.

That's not a way to take a stand and it will not protect anything you hold dear and it will endanger the republic. It is what the other side wants.

So how do we take a stand?

The first thing I need you to do today is to help lower the temperature. It has been so hard for me not to respond to people on Twitter who have called me every name under the sun because I quoted the leading Holocaust historian last night on Tucker Carlson.

But see, that wasn't an attack on me, that was an attack on Tucker. If you can scare the guests from coming on to Tucker, you destroy Tucker. That's what they're doing.

Do not vent your anger on social media. At this point, it is probably just going to get your account shut down.

I want you to write this down and I want you to keep this in front of you.

Blessed are the peacemakers. For they will be called the children of God.

That means something today, much more than it did six months ago.

Blessed be the peacemakers.

Be a peacemaker.

And this is the hard part, you can't disconnect. Because things are moving too rapidly. You must stay plugged in.

But I want you to reach out to someone in kindness on social media. Encourage someone. Do not engage with the darkness. Be the light in the corner of your world.

You need to be a leader for what is to come.

And I know I'm asking you almost the impossible. I know you're angry and frustrated and it is gut-wrenching to feel that you're powerless to stop your nation from what you believe is sliding into the abyss.

You are not powerless. You are not voiceless.

I believe it too, with everything in me. I wish I was wrong. I hope that I am. I pray that I am. But know this: You are not powerless. You are not voiceless. You may be the only voice that anyone hears. Voices like mine will go away. I am trying to think of what I need to share with you before, God forbid, that ever happens. Because I cannot live with myself if I talked about something stupid politically and I find my voice silenced and then saying, I wish I would have said this or I wish I would have told them that.

You wield more power than you know. Not because of your voice or being able to call your congressman. You're more powerful than you know because you understand the real problem in America. The real problem in America is not political.

It is spiritual.

If you're like me when you get angry, you think that you are going to take on this challenge on your own — you are not being humble. You think you'll fix it. Everything that is happening to us is because we are an arrogant, out of control people.

We must humble ourselves. Please, you have the skill and the strength to endure the fiery darts that are going to come your way or already are. But this is a problem with our hearts.

You cannot reach someone's head without capturing their heart and no one is going to capture anyone's heart through violence.

Start in your own home and then reach out and if you're able, serve your neighbor. If you can, serve your local community. You must be a beacon of light in a very dark place. I'm going to ask you to do something you're really not going to like. And that's how I know things are from God. When I hear something or I think something and I'm like — oh crap, I don't want to do that — and you just know it it's right. You just know it's what God wants. And you're hoping that maybe you didn't hear it.

And it's so horrible. Because it's the last thing you want to do. But God is unlike many of our churches and preachers, He doesn't tell us what we want to hear. He doesn't have to pay for the church or get collection. Or be judged by how many people go.

Rise above the fray, with service and love, with malice toward none and charity toward all.

He'll say the same thing and he'll lose whole flocks. And they'll eventually start to go — oh wait, where is the Shepherd again?

But I have to tell you now some things that I want you to do. And they're not new. But I need you to hear me. I am asking you if you want to stand for the republic, I need you first to pray.

Pray like you've never prayed before. Pray for humility. Pray for guidance. Pray for peace. Pray for those people who you think you hate. Because you don't. Because hatred does not come from any good place.

Then I want you go out and serve someone in any way possible. On inauguration day especially, get your family and your children involved. Volunteer somewhere, take someone a meal. Do something to lift the spirits of hospital workers or your local police department.

Help a stranger mow a lawn, fix someone's car, pick up trash on the side of the highway. Do what you can do. But the most important thing is to do it with a sincere heart. And if someone asks you, why are you doing this? Just say, because I love my country.

Rise above the fray with service and love, with malice toward none and charity toward all.

Watch how the conversation went on radio HERE:

A pre-Inauguration Day plea: You wield MUCH more power than you know youtu.be


Early Monday morning, Amazon Web Services removed social networking platform Parler from its cloud servers. This comes just after Apple and Google removed the Parler app from their app stores over the weekend.

"You can't find them on the internet anymore. They're gone," Glenn Beck said on his radio program Monday.

"This is something I warned you of four years ago ... because a profound technological change is coming," he continued. "I told you, at the time, high tech will need the government, and the government will need high tech. And they will work together to preserve their power and their position. This is what's happening, today."

Glenn said he believes the "far left" has been talking about breaking up companies like Parler for years, and that the Capitol riots provided the opportunity they needed.

"This is not the end of this. This is where the Left is starting," he warned. "Those who persist in standing for freedom of speech, freedom of expression, freedom to assemble, freedom to keep and bear arms, those people will be targeted for deletion. You will be hounded, boycotted, fired, ostracized, and de-platformed. And the louder and the more significant and effective your voice is, the bigger the target is on your back.

"But, let me say this: I will never stop standing for freedom of speech, freedom of expression, freedom to assemble, freedom to keep and bear arms, and all of the rest of the Bill of Rights. That is the American thing to do."

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Glenn Beck: This is the REAL Raphael Warnock and our new 'national religion'

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Multiple news outlets have called one of Georgia's Senate runoff elections for the Rev. Raphael Warnock, the Democrat who defeated Republican incumbent Sen. Kelly Loeffler.

So, on the radio show Wednesday, Glenn Beck looked into what this "radical preacher" has been saying in the past — and what he'll likely bring to the U.S. Senate in the future.

"Warnock is in one of the most influential and powerful stages of the country. And I use the word 'stage' intentionally," Glenn said. "It's the pulpit. He's the guy who says, if you voted for Donald Trump, well, you're a sinner."

Glenn introduced a video clip in which Warnock asserts:

If it is true that a man who has dominated the news and poisoned the discussion for months needs to repent, then it is doubly true that a nation that can produce such a man and make his vitriol go viral, needs to repent. I know, no matter what happens next month, more than a third of the nation that would go along with this, has reason to be afraid. America needs to repent for its worship of whiteness!

"So, (according to Warnock) you should be afraid," Glenn said. "Oh, and whiteness is evil. And, somehow or another, America has been worshiping whiteness ... see, critical race theory is now our new national religion."

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Nancy Pelosi and her growing ensemble of radical leftists are making sure that 2021 will be just as terrible as 2020 — terrible, and forcefully gender-neutral. The 117th Congress convened on Sunday, and on Monday, they shifted the goalposts by approving a 45-pages rules package, "H. Res 7," in a 217 to 206 vote. The Rules Package is the brainchild of Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Rules Committee Chairman James McGovern (D-MA).

Yesterday, in a speech to the House, Republican Rep. Tom Cole described the proposals as "some of the harshest and most cynical that I've experienced during my time in Congress." Congressman Steve Scalise accurately called it a "Soviet-Style rules package. ... designed to take away the voice of 48% of this chamber."

Some of the many wild rule changes include a continuation of proxy voting during the coronavirus pandemic, a ban on lawmakers convicted of certain crimes from visiting the House floor, and of course what would Democrats be without their hatred for Donald Trump? With the rule changes, they've found a way to attack Trump even after he's left office. They've added provisions that allow them to send subpoenas to former Presidents, former VPs, and former White House staff long after their administration has left the White House.

They've added provisions that allow them to send subpoenas to former Presidents, former VPs, and former White House...

Pelosi called the plan a "visionary rules package" which "reflects the values of her diverse Democratic majority," framing the proposal as a departure from ignorance, with that elitist under-handed way of condescending to non-woke Americans. She called them "future-focused proposals," as if conservatives and Republicans aren't worried about the future. Democrats honestly believe this. Believe that we pray to God for the destruction of the future, whatever it means. Although, Democrats are certainly not the authority on prayer: They can't even say one without jamming it full of woke inanity. And "inanity" is the word for it. Because the Democrats have devolved into utter nonsense.

In the news cycle, stories get buried. It feels like we're all constantly putting out fires. Politicians love this: Just about every controversy vanishes quickly. Shady legislation goes unnoticed. The mainstream media isn't going to report on this, not with any semblance of honesty or critical thought. As always, they're more interested in attacking Donald Trump. So it's up to us to ask, "Wait a minute, you're doing what now?"

You may be thinking, "How do the rules for the House of Representatives affect me?" Because you can tell a lot about a person by the way they run their house, or in this case their workplace. If this is how they want to conduct their workplace, I'm terrified to see how they'll run the country. Because, even though it will require ethical breaches and severe overreach, that's exactly what they're about to do, including a rule that keeps the House Minority from amending legislation on the floor.

In true leftist fashion, Democrats have projected their own injustices on Republicans. Like how the bill refers to the new rules as "sweeping ethics reforms," the implication being that there were ethical violations that demanded reforming.

Yesterday, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said it best, delivered a scathing rebuke of House Democrats. I recommend watching the whole thing. In particular, he took umbrage with the way the rules violate our freedom of speech, the most important right that we have as Americans.

He's right: This hatred for free speech began in academia. Specifically, from the Marxist radicals who promote and adhere to Critical Theory. We conservatives have spent so much time on Critical Race Theory, but we're missing the bigger picture. Critical Race Theory is just a wart on the looming monster known as Critical Theory. If you think the riots were bad, if you thought sports had become overrun by woke politics, if you thought colleges were bad already — you better get ready for the ideological tidal wave, because it's so about to be much worse. The whole thing is Critical Theory gone wild. I'll tell you why in a moment. First, let's look through the details.

Gender

The resolution aims to "make this House of Representatives the most inclusive in history," and opens by formally establishing the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. An entire department within the lower house of Congress devoted to bringing Critical Theory to life."Inclusion and diversity," two concepts entrenched in Critical Theory inanity. The left would call them "dog whistles," seemingly innocuous words that signal something evil. Apparently, inclusion and diversity are the reason House Democrats felt the need to change the name of the Office of the Whistleblower Ombudsman, "to the gender-neutral Office of the Whistleblower Ombuds."

Then they really lose it in subsection e: "Gender-Inclusive Language." This section "modernizes the use of pronouns, familial relationship terminology, and other references to gender in order to be inclusive of all members, delegates, resident commissioners, employees of the House, and their families."

In other words, the standing rules will now be gender-inclusive. ''Seamen'' will now be ''seafarers." ''Chairman'' is ''Chair." And one clause of House rules removed the terms father, mother, son, daughter, brother, sister, uncle, aunt, first cousin, nephew, niece, husband, wife, father-in-law, mother-in-law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, stepfather, stepmother, stepson, stepdaughter, stepbrother" — you get the idea.

The new rules also require "standing committees to include in their oversight plans a discussion of how committee work over the forthcoming Congress will address issues of inequities on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, or national origin; honor all gender identities by changing pronouns and familial relationships in the House rules to be gender-neutral."

Free Speech

One of the most egregious parts of the rules changes is the way they'll compromise free speech. Democrats want to protect free speech only if it's something they agree with. They've taken this to villainous extremes.

Deep Fake Media

●The Democrat rules package also made it an ethics violation for members to knowingly distribute "deep fake" media.

●The wording is vague, and could easily encompass conservative media. What do they mean by fake media? Memes? Articles? Jokes? Op-eds? "regulations addressing the dissemination by electronic means of any image, video, or audio file that has been distorted or manipulated with the intent to mislead the public.

●It applies not only to Representatives' official accounts but also to their personal accounts, a clear violation of free speech. "They would penalize any member who shares news or views that liberals and their allies in the media deem 'fake.' They actually make it an ethics violation, which is usually reserved for such unbecoming conduct as bribery and corruption."

Pay As You Go (PayGo) Exemptions

●The new rules also weaken PayGo, a budgetary-control measure that limits "Tax and Spend" policies and requires Congress to offset spending on bills that would increase the deficit.

●They are the payment rules on legislation related to the virus and climate change that previously required lawmakers to identify new revenue sources or spending cuts to fund their priorities.

●Democrats will now be able to force through any legislation regardless of the cost, and for legislation like the Green New Deal. Yet AOC actually had a problem with this caveat, but of course, her reason for opposing it is as asinine as you'd expect.

The Motion to Recommit (MTR)

Congress is a majoritarian institution. They govern themselves, as long as it doesn't violate the Constitution. Since Democrats regained the majority two years ago, they have treaded that line and I would say that they've been downright unconstitutional. For those entire two years, they boasted that in 2020 they'd sweep Congress, all of it, but especially The House of Representatives. They were wrong, and now they have the slimmest majority in years. And I'm positive that their hubris is largely responsible.

They were wrong, and now they have the slimmest majority in years.

Since the creation of the modern party system shortly before the Civil War, there have been 18 House majority changes, with Democrats in power the most.

●The motion to recommit provides one final opportunity for the House to debate and amend a measure, typically after the engrossment and third reading of the bill, before the Speaker orders the vote on final passage. ... The motion does not delay or kill the bill. MTR gives the Minority, and by extension their constituents, a voice by denying them the chance to debate a bill on the floor.

●It's been around since the House was founded, and in its present form since 1909. In 1919, Rep. Abraham Garrett said that "The Motion to Recommit is regarded as so sacred, it's one of the few rules protected against the Committee on Rules by the General Rules of the House."

●When Pelosi was in the Minority, she described the MTR as grounded in the Free Speech guaranteed by our constitution. Anytime the Republicans had the majority, they never even considered cutting off MTR.

Democrats shifted the goalposts by redefining words, by degrading the current meanings, and by trying to convince us that we are fundamentally immoral. It's textbook Critical Theory: attack our sense of reality, our understanding of knowledge, our guiding beliefs, and, now, our most fundamental rights.

We've entered the era of Critical Theory. Wokeness is the new law.

Literally.

The time for metaphors is over; the House of Representatives just instituted wokeness into policy. They're still not saying the quiet part aloud. Critical Theory allows for this. Saddle up to the new normal. The new authoritarianism. Just like how nobody took 20 seconds to hop on Wikipedia and check the etymology of "amen", none of the Democrats have really thought out their plan.

Article I, Section 8 of The Constitution delineates the powers granted to the Congress, one of which is "to provide for calling forth the militia to execute the laws of the Union, suppress insurrections and repel Invasions."

Well, lately, America has been overrun by insurrections and invasions and Congress can't do much about it because they're in on the insurrection. Significant factions within the legislative branch have encouraged these insurrections, they have validated the invasive radicals who threaten to destroy our country. And they've done it under the auspices of furtherance. Of being progressive. Of not being racist, or transphobic, or whatever insult is trendy on woke Twitter.

The time for metaphors is over; the House of Representatives just instituted wokeness into policy.

They're saying, "surrender some of your rights, some of your luxuries, some of your privileges — you have so many, you don't deserve them — and you'll make the world a smidge better." It's the kind of ideology that shreds through people like they're nothing and it is swallowing America whole. Once they change the rules and they change the words, you're living a real-life version of Orwell's 1984. What we need in a moment like this are strong people willing to face the wrath of a Leftist establishment that is all too happy to watch the world burn.

McCarthy talked about how people were feeling this indignation. Well, Kevin, I want you to know, it's not just you. I feel it. I think more than 70 million Americans feel it.


WATCH HIS FULL SPEECH HERE:

Leader McCarthy Slams Democrats' House Rules Package youtu.be


It's not going away any time soon.

And today, I ask that you just prepare mentally, for a rough road ahead. But one that we win in, in the end. And I can say it with confidence because I know the truth, will always set people free.

The truth will always prevail.