Glenn Beck: Better to be tried by 12 than carried by 6

GLENN: A story that we have followed for a very, very long time when George Bush, this is really, I mean, the prescription drug thing with George W. Bush was staggering to me. And then when he did nothing on the border; in fact, he did the opposite on the border of what he should have done, it made no sense and that's when I began to question absolutely everything I believed about the Republicans and about George W. Bush. That was my "Come to Jesus" moment and I said wait, wait, wait. Because of what was happening on the border, I believe I even called for the impeachment of George W. Bush. It is criminal what we have done on the border. We have missing Americans. We now have murdered Americans. And over the weekend I heard this audio from Sheriff Arvin West from Hudspeth County in Texas. This is what he told ranchers in his county.

SHERIFF WEST: You farmers, I'm telling you right now, arm yourselves. As they say, the old story is it's better to be tried by twelve than carried by six, and I don't want to see six people carrying you.

GLENN: Now, when I first heard that, I thought the media is going to go crazy and they are going to say, here it is, an outlaw sheriff saying take matters in your own hands, yada, yada, yada, look at these gun toting Texan hicks. Thought for sure that was coming. It didn't. You have to ask yourself why. I believe because the violence on the border is so bad, it's indefensible, and the left can't bring this up. They are going to have to wait for something else to happen, but if you bring up this statement, it leads you to ask the question, why would a sheriff say that? Sheriff Arvin West is on the phone with me now. Can you bring him up?

Sheriff?

SHERIFF WEST: Good morning, Glenn, how are you?

GLENN: Good, sir, how are you?

SHERIFF WEST: I'm wonderful.

GLENN: Can you tell us the story? What led you to say this to the people in your county?

SHERIFF WEST: Well, Glenn, it was a multiple of things. The icing on the cake, though, was when they killed that rancher in Arizona. I mean, enough's enough. The town across the border there, they come over there and threaten them and pretty well vacated about 6,000 people, made them leave, the drug dealers did, and in doing so we had a bunch of them running to our side of the border looking for safety and, you know, we have no idea what's coming across.

GLENN: Sheriff, things seem to be you'd never know this by watching TV, but seem to be escalating in a way that the drug cartels have never, they've pretty much stayed on their side and tried to leave America alone. Is that true? And is it changing?

SHERIFF WEST: Well, years ago it used to be, like I said, it used to be a cat and mouse game. It's no longer that anymore. It's a domination game between the cartels on that side, but as time progresses, they're getting they're joining forces. Four years ago I made mention to congress that, you know, you hadn't seen anything in Nuevo Laredo like you are going to see in Juarez, and it turned out to be true. Wait until these cartels join forces and start just getting bigger and bigger fighting each other and go across the northern border of Mexico to fight for territory. It's going to get nasty. It's going to get a lot worse before it gets better, and it's going to affect us drastically.

GLENN: What is the story about the elder gentleman that went across the border and had his eyes gouged out?

SHERIFF WEST: That was they were after one of his relatives, I believe maybe grandson or somewhere, you know, nephew or something like that and pretty much told him if you don't have him here at such and such time, we're going to kill one of your family members and sure enough, they got a hold of the old man. He was 90 years old and they gouged his eyes out with icepicks.

PAT: Wow. Sheriff, I think the thing that almost nobody

GLENN: Hold on just a second. That was an American citizen that that happened to. Correct? The grandfather was an American citizen?

SHERIFF WEST: I believe he was. If not, he was a border crosser. I think he could be able to cross back and forth.

GLENN: All right.

PAT: Nobody realizes the sheer enormity, I don't think, of the area that you have to cover. It's, what is it, like something like 5,000 square miles?

SHERIFF WEST: Right at 5,000 square miles, yes, sir.

PAT: And you have how many deputies to patrol that area?

SHERIFF WEST: Well, because of Governor Perry, I'm up to 17 now.

PAT: 17 from, where were you before?

SHERIFF WEST: We had six.

PAT: Oh, okay. So he got you eleven more?

SHERIFF WEST: Right.

PAT: So everything's fixed? I mean, surely 17's enough to cover 5,000 square miles.

SHERIFF WEST: You know, the I've had to move all the resources out away from every else in the county and move them to Fort Hancock. We've had a big influx in students coming across and getting in the school systems and just for safety. And like I said, the people that have come across there in that little old town, we have no idea if they are good people or bad people.

PAT: And many of them are bad. They are bringing drugs, they are criminals, and they just I mean, it can't be stopped when you have 17 deputies to patrol 5,000 square miles and very little border patrol agent interference in that area. I mean, what do you do? Are you getting any help from the federal government at this point?

SHERIFF WEST: Well, we had Congressman Rodriguez come out last week and talk to a group of folks up there and, of course, he's like the rest of these congressmen on the border. They got their head in the sand saying that there's no spillover violence, you know, although we've had you know, of course we all know about the Arizona rancher that got killed and then we've had, in Horizon City between Hudspeth County and El Paso County, or on the east side of El Paso County, there was a man kidnapped, his head cut off and arms cut off.

GLENN: Jeez.

SHERIFF WEST: Obviously drug related or drug cartel type.

GLENN: Killing.

SHERIFF WEST: Right, type killing. I mean, somewhere along the line between American folks and congressmen, we've got two different dictionaries when it comes to getting the definition of spillover. You know, any American loss to stuff like that in my books is a spillover.

PAT: And I know this isn't your area, but are the kidnappings still going on in El Paso?

SHERIFF WEST: You know, I'm going to say yes. There's hardly any of them reported anymore because, you know, I've talked to some folks up there that have been victimized to stuff like this and they are saying, you know, why report it? Nobody cares on this side.

GLENN: Gosh, that's amazing.

PAT: Wow.

GLENN: I was just talking to Rudy Giuliani, I don't know, when was that, Pat, about a week ago?

PAT: Mmm hmmm.

GLENN: Ran into him in the hallway and he had just come back from Texas and I said to him, how did you find Texas? I said, that's a different place, isn't it? And he said, holy cow, is it a different place. It is, it is in a different place, and he alluded to something along the lines that, you know, it's in a different time. It's ahead. And did you would you say that's an accurate description of what he was saying?

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: And I said, we're in trouble. He agreed. Texas is feeling pressure that the rest of the country is not yet. They're witnessing things that the rest of the country is not, and you also have the understanding of what a constitutional republic really is that many places in America New York certainly doesn't have an idea of that. What are you sensing from Texans, sheriff?

SHERIFF WEST: Well, Texas stands out. There's not a red blooded Texan that won't stand up and fight. And, you know, the issue about me telling the farmers and ranchers to arm themselves, I meant every word of it and they know I meant every word of it. And from the same token 99% of them are already armed.

GLENN: I was going to say is there anyone that doesn't have a gun down there?

SHERIFF WEST: Probably not.

GLENN: I mean, I can't imagine living in Texas and not having a gun, especially if you're a rancher.

SHERIFF WEST: You know, that whole concept of telling them to get armed is just putting them on high alert. You know, these guys are out there working. They've got their backs to Mexico. These fields are close to Mexico. They are trying to make a living and they've got their families they need to take care of and feed. They don't have time to be worrying about who's coming across there with a backpack of dope and armed to the gills with a machine gun. So yes, I encourage them to stay armed and I mean, if you get shot at, a pitchfork or a grubbing hoe's not going to work. You've got to have something to defend yourself.

GLENN: Are you are they experiencing worry? Do you I mean, do you sense increased worry?

SHERIFF WEST: You know, it's kind of a mixed feeling with these folks. There's some of them are worried, yes, but they're mad. These people are mad, you know. I've had ranchers tell me this is the United States and we feel like the government has given up our part of, well, everything from I 10 which runs east and west in the southern part of the country, everything south of I 10 has been just given up to Mexico or no man's land.

GLENN: What about Rick Perry? What is he

SHERIFF WEST: Like I said, he's really the only one that has stepped up as far as when it comes to any kind of government officials, he the federal government has not stepped in.

GLENN: You know, let me ask you this, Sheriff. Pat and I were talking. I like Rick as a person. I think he's a nice guy. I have seen him do some things that I really like. I've also seen him, to me from a distance, fold. Pat is a Texan and he thinks that Rick has folded on a lot of stuff, but he now seems to get it again.

PAT: He does.

GLENN: He does, you know, during a campaign. Do you think he has had a "Come to Jesus" you know because we all I was just talking about it. You know, back in the Bush administration it took me about four years before I figured it out and then I realized I was being duped. You can change. Do you think Rick Perry has had a fundamental realignment of some of the things that he believes?

SHERIFF WEST: Well, let me tell you something about my experience with Governor Rick Perry. You know, it would appear to the media, it would appear to the general public that he's on and off again on border issues. He has not backed off of this since we started this, since we started our coalition, Texas sheriff's border coalition in 2005. He has always stood strong with us, he's always supported us and he's always been there. I mean, when issues change for us up and down the border, whether it be around Brownsville, whether it be around El Paso or parts in between, he's always stood there. He's just never grandstanded the issues that he's done. I'm telling you guys and I'm telling you with all sincerity he has always stood with us and he's always been there.

GLENN: Wow, that's quite an endorsement. All right, Sheriff, best of luck to you. You stay safe.

Following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, a transgender activist called for a "Supreme Court Assassination Challenge" on Twitter, according to screenshots captured of the now-deleted tweet.

Activist Eli Erlick, a founding member of Trans Student Educational Resources (TSER) and creator of the controversial "gender identity" teaching tool for children called the "Gender Unicorn," tweeted and later deleted the disturbing remark on Friday, according to the Washington Free Beacon.

Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) also caught a screenshot of the tweet before it was deleted.

"The unhinged radical left is calling for the assassination of our Supreme Court Justices. That's not the way to disagree with a decision in America. It is unacceptable, and Biden’s DOJ must immediately act," Blackburn responded on Twitter.

Erlich then tried to play off her call to assassinate Supreme Court justices as a hilarious joke only Gen Z and Millennials would understand, apparently not understanding the seriousness of the attempted assassination of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh just three weeks ago.

Erlick isn't the only Left-winger to make incendiary calls since the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision. Here are just a few examples:

  • Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) called on people to “defy" the Supreme Court.
  • Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) called for people to get “into the streets” alongside radical communist leader who wants to 'overthrow' the American system.
  • Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot (D) yelled "F*** Clarence Thomas" on a public stage for all to see and hear.
  • House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) suggested that Supreme Court Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh lied to Congress.
  • And of course, "TheView" host Whoopi Goldberg issued a disgusting racist threat toward Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.
Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program, BlazeTV hosts Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere took a look at these and other stunning examples of leftist lunacy over the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.
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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.

GLENN: There are two things trending on twitter right now.

Number one is praise God.

Number two trend is Night of Rage.

Good verses evil.

Build up or tear down.

'Lord, we are SORRY it has taken us this long': BlazeTV hosts react to historic Roe v. Wade decision

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The Supreme Court of the United States officially overturned Roe V. Wade, and the debate over abortion rights has been given back to the states. On this historic day, BlazeTV hosts celebrate the Supreme Court's incredible decision and take a look at some of the insane reactions as the left comes completely undone.

Jason Whitlock: Today will forever stand as a pivotal moment in our nation’s history

The Supreme Court of the United States overturned Roe v. Wade. The decision and the reaction to it have already revealed a lot about our people and politics. Pro-life groups celebrate, pro-choice groups call for “a night of rage,” and Nancy Pelosi just seems completely confused by the United States Constitution.

Glenn Beck reacts LIVE to Roe v. Wade ruling: 'Lord, we are SORRY it has taken us this long'

I never thought that in my lifetime, I would see Roe v. Wade be overturned. But today, that day has come. The Supreme Court has voted 6 to 3 to return decisions about abortion to the states. But this fight isn't over. We are about to see good versus evil side by side. Many states will stand with the unborn. But others will become abortion mills. It's your turn to choose now, America!

Allie Beth Stuckey: 'Praise God, Roe v. Wade is overturned!'

I don't know about you, but I just had the most euphoric feelings. It almost seems too good to be true. I didn't think there was any way that this would actually happen, especially with all the backlash, intimidation, and violence toward the Supreme Court justices. And yet, here we are. Roe v. Wade has been overturned. This is an amazing day!

Dave Rubin: Big disagreement on what happens next now that Roe v. Wade is overturned

Dave Rubin, Libby Emmons, Jeffrey A. Tucker, and David Reaboi debate what will happen in the wake of the Supreme Court’s breaking decision on Roe v. Wade. Now that abortion rights have been pushed back to the states, will there be a summer of massive riots or not? Will the Roe v. Wade ruling make America’s political polarization significantly worse?

Stu Burguiere: Here are the reasons SCOTUS overturned Roe v. Wade

I never thought this would happen. I never thought I would see this day. I just never ever ever ever never ever believed that Roe v. Wade would actually be overturned. I really didn't. But let's take a look at the reasons this day has finally come ...

The Rick & Bubba Show: 'This is history! Unfortunately we're 60 million lives too late'

We were live on the air when news broke of the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.