Glenn Beck: March to socialism - regulating church



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VOICE: The Glenn Beck program presents more truth behind America's march to socialism.

GLENN: That's right, our march to socialism. We told you yesterday about the Democratic co-chairs of the judiciary committee, Representative Michael Lawlor and Senator Andrew McDonald. They introduced a bill that would allow the finances of the local Catholic parishes in Connecticut to be run by lay councils. Basically what it would do is remove the power from the Catholic pastors and the bishops and they could only advise. They didn't have any control. The bishops wouldn't have control of their land or anything else. The government controlling the hierarchy of the Catholic church, I mean, I'm going out on a limb here. Call me crazy. Call me whacky. Call me Stalin. But isn't that a tad unconstitutional? Nah, just call me Andrew McDonald. It's a hunch. I'm not really sure if it's unconstitutional, but I thought I remembered something about the First Amendment and the freedom of religion. But I'm not a politician. I'm just an average everyday American. So what do I know? I'm not too big to fail. Today's update to the story is after we and others talked about this yesterday, the hearing that was scheduled on this bill suddenly cancelled, but the group of people assembling today in Hartford at noon to protect the freedom of religion, and I hope that there are a lot of people from other -- I know our cameras are going to be there today. I hope that people from other religions are there as well. This isn't a Catholic thing. But they cancelled this hearing suddenly. It's almost like somebody got their hands in the cookie jar. It's like, uh-oh. They had to run for the hills and the public spotlight was shined directly on their little scheme and they scurried and scampered under the refrigerator like a bunch of little cockroaches.

So what explanation did our fearless soldiers for socialism give for the obvious affront to the Constitution of free speech? Well, it originally came from some concerned constituents in lower Fairfield County: You know, we were just doing the work of the people. That's what they said. Really? Work of the people? Let me get this straight. Anytime somebody is a constituent and, you know, they voice a concern, you just go ahead and just propose a bill? Sounds like a good policy. You guys are on top of it. Let me ask you this: If the local chapter of, like, NAMBLA voiced some concerns, you know, about the rights of child molesters, would you guys just go ahead and just write up a bill for that? When the media firestorm hit Lawlor and McDonald's doorstep, they admitted the law was unconstitutional but they blamed Connecticut for the mistake. These politicians, man, they are the worst.

Quote: For reasons that are unclear, Connecticut has some generations-old laws on the books singling out particular religions and treating them differently from other religions and their statutes. That doesn't seem right. Wait a minute. What? I mean, it's so bizarre now with a public uproar over this that you notice that isn't right. Quote: In fact, many of our existing corporate laws dealing with particular religion groups appears to us to be unconstitutional under the rights guaranteed by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. If that's correct, any changes to that law would likely also be unconstitutional, end quote.

So wait, wait, wait. And so you guys did what any constitutional-loving lawmaker would do when they come across an unconstitutional law that's really, really generations old? You expand the unconstitutional law a little bit more? Don't worry, though. I mean, the meeting's been postponed. There's no way these guys are going to come back and try to bring something back after the people have rejected it. There's no way they are going to just tuck this in some way or another, you know, in the cover of darkness. It's just, there's no way, I tell you. There's no way.

VOICE: That was even more overwhelming evidence that we are destined to be a bunch of socialist pigs very, very soon on the Glenn Beck program.

On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Monday, Harvard Law professor and lawyer on President Donald Trump's impeachment defense team Alan Dershowitz explains the history of impeachment and its process, why the framers did not include abuse of power as criteria for a Constitutional impeachment, why the Democrats are framing their case the way they are, and what to look for in the upcoming Senate trial.

Dershowitz argued that "abuse of power" -- one of two articles of impeachment against Trump approved by House Democrats last month -- is not an impeachable act.

"There are two articles of impeachment. The second is 'obstruction of Congress.' That's just a false accusation," said Dershowitz. "But they also charge him, in the Ukraine matter, with abuse of power. But abuse of power was discussed by the framers (of the U.S. Constitution) ... the framers refused to include abuse of power because it was too broad, too open-ended.

"In the words of James Madison, the father of our Constitution, it would lead presidents to serve at the will of Congress. And that's exactly what the framers didn't want, which is why they were very specific and said a president can be impeached only for treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors," he added.

"What's alleged against President Trump is not criminal," added Dershowitz. "If they had criminal issues to allege, you can be sure they would have done it. If they could establish bribery or treason, they would have done it already. But they didn't do it. They instead used this concept of abuse of power, which is so broad and general ... any president could be charged with it."

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On Friday's radio program, Bill O'Reilly joins Glenn Beck discuss the possible outcomes for the Democrats in 2020.

Why are former President Barack and First Lady Michelle Obama working overtime to convince Americans they're more moderate than most of the far-left Democratic presidential candidates? Is there a chance of a Michelle Obama vs. Donald Trump race this fall?

O'Reilly surmised that a post-primary nomination would probably be more of a "Bloomberg play." He said Michael Bloomberg might actually stand a chance at the Democratic nomination if there is a brokered convention, as many Democratic leaders are fearfully anticipating.

"Bloomberg knows he doesn't really have a chance to get enough delegates to win," O'Reilly said. "He's doing two things: If there's a brokered convention, there he is. And even if there is a nominee, it will probably be Biden, and Biden will give [him] Secretary of State or Secretary of Treasury. That's what Bloomberg wants."

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Friday, award-winning investigative reporter John Solomon, a central figure in the impeachment proceedings, explained his newly filed lawsuit, which seeks the records of contact between Ukraine prosecutors and the U.S. Embassy officials in Kiev during the 2016 election.

The records would provide valuable information on what really happened in Ukraine, including what then-Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter were doing with Ukrainian energy company, Burisma Holdings, Solomon explained.

The documents, which the State Department has withheld thus far despite repeated requests for release by Solomon, would likely shed light on the alleged corruption that President Donald Trump requested to be investigated during his phone call with the president of Ukraine last year.

With the help of Southeastern Legal Foundation, Solomon's lawsuit seeks to compel the State Department to release the critical records. Once released, the records are expected to reveal, once and for all, exactly why President Trump wanted to investigate the dealings in Ukraine, and finally expose the side of the story that Democrats are trying to hide in their push for impeachment.

"It's been a one-sided story so far, just like the beginning of the Russia collusion story, right? Everybody was certain on Jan. 9 of 2017 that the Christopher Steele dossier was gospel. And our president was an agent of Russia. Three years later, we learned that all of that turned out to be bunk, " Solomon said.

"The most important thing about politics, and about investigations, is that there are two sides to a story. There are two pieces of evidence. And right now, we've only seen one side of it," he continued. "I think we'll learn a lot about what the intelligence community, what the economic and Treasury Department community was telling the president. And I bet the story was way more complicated than the narrative that [House Intelligence Committee Chairman] Adam Schiff [D-Calif.] has woven so far."

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Carter Page, a former advisor to Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, found himself at the center of the Russia probe and had his reputation and career destroyed by what we now know were lies from our own intelligence system and the media.

On the TV show Thursday, Page joined Glenn Beck to speak out about how he became the subject of illegal electronic surveillance by the FBI for more than two years, and revealed the extent of the corruption that has infiltrated our legal systems and our country as a whole.

"To me, the bigger issue is how much damage this has done to our country," Page told Glenn. "I've been very patient in trying to ... find help with finding solutions and correcting this terrible thing which has happened to our country, our judicial system, DOJ, FBI -- these once-great institutions. And my bigger concern is the fact that, although we keep taking these steps forward in terms of these important findings, it really remains the tip of the iceberg."

Page was referencing the report by Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz, which revealed that the FBI made "at least 17 significant errors or omissions" in its Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) applications for warrants to spy on Page, a U.S. citizen.

"I think this needs to be attacked from all angles," Glenn said. "The one angle I'm interested in from you is, please tell me you have the biggest badass attorneys that are hungry, starving, maybe are a little low to pay their Mercedes payments right now, and are just gearing up to come after the government and the media. Are they?"

I can confirm that that is the case," Page replied.

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