Glenn talks with Judge Napolitano



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GLENN: Let me just real quick, a minute and a half, let's do this. I know we disagree on Arizona. I happen to believe that they are only quoting federal law and the Constitution is not a suicide pact. If the government won't enforce their own laws and they are killing my state, I mean, I'm sorry but there's got to be some remedy here. There's got to be some way I can get out of the contract with the government or force them to enforce it themselves. There's got to be some remedy. And you disagree with that?

NAPOLITANO: Well, I disagree, I disagree because — and I don't know how much time we have.

GLENN: We have about a minute.

NAPOLITANO: In 1939 when the State of Pennsylvania was looking for Nazi sympathizers amongst aliens, it required all immigrants to register in the state capital and the Supreme Court said — and this is coming from a staunch defender of state sovereignty, Glenn, as are you, that when the Constitutional Convention came together and the states formed the union, one area they legitimately gave away to the central government for good and forever, unless they leave the union, is foreign relations and the ability to regulate aliens.

GLENN: Okay. So I've got to take a break and we'll come back and I want to ask you Part 2 of that question on Arizona. Hang on.

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GLENN: All right. In front of the Supreme Court now in Washington D.C. is Judge Napolitano. I grabbed him on his cellphone and I'm sorry to make you, Judge, sorry to make you wait here and talk to us but are —

NAPOLITANO: Are you kidding, my friend? I've been looking forward to when I can appear on your radio show.

GLENN: I have to tell you, I am — you're a guy who really, really gets it and there are very few things that we disagree on.

NAPOLITANO: There are.

GLENN: But I so respect you and your opinion. The —

NAPOLITANO: You have put me in front of some of your largest audiences. That's the respect that I know you have for me and believe me, it's mutual.

GLENN: Well, thank you, sir. Judge, I want to ask you the question that I have not heard anybody ask. And when the president said this in the press conference about the boycott of California, of Arizona, and the president in the press conference said this.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: I've indicated that I don't approve of the Arizona law. I think it's the wrong approach. I understand the frustrations of the people of Arizona. And a lot of folks along the border that that border has not been entirely secured in a way that is both true to our traditions as a nation of law and as a nation of immigrants. I'm president of the United States. I don't endorse boycotts or not endorse boycotts. That's something that —

GLENN: Okay. Stop, stop. Do you see that? Did he endorse boycotts or not endorse boycotts. Isn't, isn't this what the commerce clause is really about? Shouldn't the president take a stand against state sponsored boycotts of each other?

NAPOLITANO: Yes. Yes, he absolutely should. You and I have made this argument together on the Glenn Beck program, on the Fox News Channel and we have made this argument in front of the huge audiences to which you have taken me with you around the country. When the states formed the federal government and the Constitution gave the power to the federal government to regulate interstate commerce, it meant then and if you are an originalist like justice Scalia as you and I are, it still means today to keep commerce regular, to assure individuals who want to move or trade over interstate lines that they can do so. So if an individual living in Los Angeles decides that he doesn't want to go to Phoenix on vacation because did he like this legislation in Arizona, that is his right and his privilege. But if the State of California or Orange County or the City of Los Angeles is preventing him from engaging in interstate commerce with Arizona, that is exactly the thing that the federal government came into existence to prevent from happening because the right to engage in interstate commerce is a personal, individual right that cannot be interfered with by the federal government and cannot be restrained by the states.

STU: So essentially, you know, a government couldn't — like, for example, Los Angeles saying that they are not going to do business with Arizona, doesn't that mean, though, that that would be okay under that definition because it's all right for them to say — for them to make their own decision on it. As long as the state isn't barring someone from doing business with Arizona that is

NAPOLITANO: Correct. Correct. Could the City of Los Angeles say that we as a city will not do business with Phoenix? Yes. Could the City of Los Angeles say someone subject to our jurisdiction, a person living in Brentwood, can't go to Phoenix? Of course they can't do that. And if they attempted to do it, then under the commerce clause and the cases interpreting it, it's the affirmative obligation of the federal government to stop the city, in this case the state, from interfering.

GLENN: But doesn't this violate, for the president to say, "But I don't take a stand for or against," doesn't that violate the spirit of what the president and what the federal government should be doing?

NAPOLITANO: Absolutely. And I'm saying this as someone who — well, I don't know exactly why he's opposed to it, but shares his general observation that there are constitutional problems with the Arizona statute. Put that aside. When he took an oath to uphold the Constitution, he took an oath to uphold all of it, whether it happens to be convenient to his political goals or inconvenient to his political goals. And the commerce clause was written to assure that the federal government would guarantee that there would be the freeflow of commerce between the states. That means the movement of human beings and the movement of goods unimpeded by a jealous state that doesn't want business to come from or go to another state, for whatever reason. In the old days it was tariffs. Now it's politics. It doesn't matter the reason. The job of the federal government is to keep the channels of interstate commerce open and freely flowing so that anybody who wants to engage in those channels can do so.

GLENN: Okay. Judge, best of luck. Thank you so much.

NAPOLITANO: Good to see you, my friend, thanks for having me.

GLENN: You bet. Bye bye. Judge Andrew Napolitano.

Bill O'Reilly: Adam Schiff is in 'wonderland' during the Senate impeachment trial

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Friday, Bill O'Reilly gave his latest take on the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, and explained why he thinks House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) is like "Alice in Wonderland."

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Friday to discuss the latest developments in the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.

According to Cruz, Thursday was a "very consequential day" in the otherwise tedious and redundant impeachment proceedings.

"Yesterday, the House managers effectively threw Joe Biden under the bus," Cruz said. "They doubled down on what they started doing on the first day of arguments, which was making their entire case ... based on the proposition that there was zero evidence to justify investigating Burisma [the Ukrainian natural gas company that paid then-Vice President Joe Biden's son, Hunter, $50,000 a month to sit on the board]."

Cruz went on to explain that every time the Democrats, namely House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), rehash the "zero-evidence" argument, they open the door for Republicans to present the overwhelming evidence that contradicts those claims.

"That proposition, that there's zero evidence to investigate Burisma, is utterly and completely absurd. So, I'm looking forward to Saturday when the president's lawyers will begin presenting his case. Because what the Democrats have done, is they have opened the door to this. And I hope the president's lawyers will stand up and systematically lay out the case," Cruz said.

"They've been arguing that Hunter Biden is completely irrelevant to this case. Well, the House managers have now, through their arguments, made Hunter Biden not only relevant — he was always relevant — but critical now," he continued. "They built the entire case, like a house of cards, on the proposition that there was no reasonable basis to investigate Burisma. And that's just absurd."

The two also discussed Cruz's new podcast, "Verdict with Ted Cruz," which he records with Daily Wire host Michael Knowles each night following the Senate trial.

"Last night's podcast went through systematically ... all of the overwhelming evidence of corruption from Burisma that any president, not only had the authority to investigate, but the responsibility to investigate," Cruz said. "And that, ultimately, is why President Trump is going to be acquitted at the end of this process."

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The violent crime rate in the United States has continued to decline every year since 1991 and last year the violent crime rate nationwide was down another 3% from the previous year.

Unfortunately for the people living in Minnesota's 5th Congressional District, represented by Ilhan Omar (D), this trend toward a safer and more secure America does not apply in Minneapolis. In fact, Minneapolis police report a 53% increase in robberies since the controversial congresswoman took office in January 2019.

Minneapolis has also become the terrorist recruitment capital of the U.S. More people in Rep. Omar's district have either joined or attempted to join terrorist organizations, including Al Qaeda, al-Shabab, and ISIS, than any other place in the nation.

So, how is Rep. Omar addressing these issues? Is it just a coincidence that Minneapolis' representative in Congress is known for sowing division and hatred?

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Glenn Beck: Adam Schiff is a LIAR — and we have the proof

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On the radio program Wednesday, Glenn Beck didn't hold back when discussing the latest in a long list of lies issued by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) during the Democrats' ongoing endeavor to remove President Donald Trump from office.

"I'm going to just come out and say, Adam Schiff is a liar. And he intentionally lied. And we have the proof. The media being his little lapdog, but I'll explain what's really going on, and call the man a liar to his face," Glenn asserted. "No, I'm not suggesting he's a liar. No, I'm telling you, he's a liar. ... Adam Schiff is a lying dirtbag."

A recent report in Politico claimed Schiff "mischaracterized" the content of a document sent to House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) as evidence against President Trump in the Senate impeachment trial. Read more on this here.

"Let me translate [for Politico]," Glenn said. "House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff lied about a text message exchange between two players in the Ukrainian saga. And we know it, because of the documents that were obtained by Politico."

A few of the other lies on Schiff's list include his repeated false claims that there was "significant evidence of collusion" between the Trump campaign and Russia leading up to the 2016 presidential election, his phony version of President Trump's phone call with the president of Ukraine, and his retracted claim that neither he nor his committee ever had contact with the Trump-Ukraine whistleblower. And the list just keeps getting longer.

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