Video of the Day - September 22, 2009

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Glenn Beck's Arguing with Idiots - Available September 22, 2009.

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President Joe Biden said “This MAGA crowd is really the most extreme political organization that’s existed in American history, in recent American history,” during a speech from the White House on Wednesday.

BlazeTV host Glenn Beck took to Twitter to respond to Biden's outrageous assertion by sharing 50 incidents of far-left violence from 2016 to 2020.

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In addition to those 50 relatively recent incidents, Glenn also brought up a few earlier examples of far-left violence that, no doubt, our president would rather forget.

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On the radio program Wednesday, Glenn Beck had words for any of the unhinged pro-abortion advocates who've lost their minds over the leaked draft majority opinion, which indicates that the U.S. Supreme Court plans to overturn Roe v. Wade, the controversial 1973 decision to legalize abortion nationwide.

Glenn said that people in this country who lament that "just five people are going to make the decision for the rest of us" in reference to the five Supreme Court Justices who are in favor of overturning Roe v. Wade, should actually welcome the idea of having duly elected state officials making decisions instead of Supreme Court justices who are appointed by the president.

"What the Supreme Court did yesterday was very clear. It did not ban abortion. It didn't. What it did was return the power to the people," Glenn stated.

"These five people should not be making the decision on something so personal," he said of the Supreme Court justices. "That is up to the people themselves to decide. It's empowering for the average person [to turn abortion laws over to state legislature.]"

"It's amazing how dumb Americans have become, because of our teachers' unions, because of our media, and, quite honestly, because of our political parties," Glenn added. "America, you're an idiot. Now, do you want to stop being an idiot? Then maybe you should educate yourself."

Glenn went on to review the latest examples of "leftist short-term memory loss," as pundits use the same arguments in support of Roe v. Wade that would have kept in place other terrible Supreme Court decisions, like "separate but equal." Do they know their fearmongering completely contradicts everything they've been saying prior to this? Or is it that they just don't care?

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The leak heard ‘round the world over the Supreme Court case Dobbs v. Jackson is about to set the country on fire — both figuratively and literally. While some may be rejoicing with hope, the Left is preparing an outbreak of something else. Some activists are calling for a “revolution” and to “burn this place down.”

The Mississippi governor at the center of the Supreme Court controversy, Tate Reeves, said his legislation to stop abortion at 15 weeks was strategic — he wanted this to go all the way to the Supreme Court. “Nowhere in the Constitution does it preclude states from putting restrictions on abortion,” Reeves says, “nor does it provide an automatic right to abortion.”

Author of “The New Right” Michael Malice explains why he is for some legal abortion but against Roe. He calls the leaked decision “a bigger gut punch than the Trump election” for the pro-choice movement and corporate media, and he says, “overturning Roe would be a massive, if not the most massive, step towards national divorce.”

Finally, Shemeka Michelle, a regular contributor for BlazeTV’s “Fearless with Jason Whitlock” shares a gut-wrenching story about her own abortion despite being pro-life. “I was a product of rape … but a doctor told me there was nothing to see in my ultrasound.” She argues the black population might not be a minority group if black women didn’t have the highest abortion rate in the nation. “Stop shouting your abortion and stop telling lies about life!”

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This is big.

Like, tectonic shift big.

The leak of the draft opinion by Justice Alito on Roe v. Wade is big enough to be the Watergate scandal of our era, let alone the ramifications of what it could mean for the unborn.

The modern pro-life movement has never had the momentum it does today and we cannot afford to let this divine intervention pass us by.

The time for slogans and platitudes has passed and good men and women of faith need to take courage and not shrink in the face of the monumental work ahead. The road ahead is long and the work is hard but if we rise to this challenge and are victorious, the blessings bestowed by our Creator will be more powerful than anything we can imagine.

The odds were not in our favor that this day would ever come, especially in the face of the dominating Spirit of the Age — but the opportunity is here and we must seize the reigns and never look back.

“Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”

We are all granted the gift of life, blessed with liberty, and given the opportunity to pursue happiness — all bestowed by a loving God who created us. As believers, we are charged with multiplying and replenishing the Earth, protecting the life we help cultivate and produce, and to fight to preserve the God-given rights of all.

The Declaration of Independence clearly spells out these rights and the truths are plain and simple. It seems straightforward in its messaging and language but its still waters run deep and are anything but simple. Like the United States Constitution, it was penned by mere mortals, yet they were mortals who were divinely inspired by God. This divine inspiration is the key that unlocked the miracle of America and is vital to its continued survival.

So how are we doing in all facets of our charge and stewardship?

Think of all the restrictions imposed on us over the past couple of years. We couldn’t do much of anything for a while without wearing a mask or proof of vaccination. Has providing for your family faced any challenges or roadblocks as of late with rising inflation and shortages? Or — heaven forbid — have you lost your job or had your hours reduced?

Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness have all been on lockdown thanks to politicians who just couldn’t let a good crisis go to waste. But did we do our part to fight them or did we sit back silently while muttering under our breath and doing little else?

If you are like me, you probably could have done better. But, our failures in protecting these rights pale in comparison to the epic failure in our efforts to protect and preserve the life of the unborn for nearly five decades.

Overturning Roe v. Wade is a win beyond description but we're not done...

Forget abolishing the Fed or I.C.E. or defunding the police, it’s time God-fearing Americans took a stand and demanded the defunding of Planned Parenthood and ABOLISH ABORTION — once and for all!

Overturning Roe v. Wade would be a win beyond description but even if it does indeed happen — we still have a lot more to accomplish. This would completely remove the federal government from the process (which feels so freaking good to say!) but it does NOT eliminate the majority of abortions. It merely passes jurisdiction on to the states where they can decide. Federalism and decentralization are the answer for so much of what ails us and they are amazing — if not underutilized — tools that we must incorporate at any opportunity.

Letting the states govern themselves with the ability to decide their own abortion legislation is an excellent if not surprising first step. Those are the judicial and legislative aspects of a very moral problem. Just because it's the state government and not the feds doesn't mean that the moral problem has been solved. With the bureaucratic red tape sorted, let's dig into the morality of the issue.

While there are some instances where the death of the fetus is inevitable, abortion is NOT. To be clear, abortion is a wanton act of terminating a life, regardless of the reason. In the extremely rare event of the pregnancy putting the life of the mother at risk, of course, you prioritize her life above all else. The termination of a pregnancy may be necessary for some instances but the intentional act of killing a viable fetus, for the most part, is not.

We MUST NOT let the Left continue to define the argument and control the language any longer. We have been playing their game on their terms, by their rules, for far too long. Finding a way to put the genie back in the bottle will be hard enough but trying to do it with their ever-changing word games is darn-near impossible. In order to flip the script in this debate, we must become the people God put us on this planet to be. But the key is making the changes a part of us, not just as a manipulative tool to get what we want.

This may sound counterintuitive but bear with me for a moment. It's time to throw winning and losing out the window along with all the tactics that have failed completely. We cannot change people’s hearts and minds if all we are trying to do is change the scoreboard. This issue is about people, love, and compassion — and loving someone doesn't include keeping score.

We will all be held to account for what we've made of the life granted to us by our Creator, but we are never meant to be the judge of another. I can’t imagine what it would feel like to be a pregnant 14-year-old girl who just found out she was “punished with a baby". You can’t fault her for being completely terrified and at least considering ALL of her options — abortion included.

We have been playing... on their terms, by their rules, for far too long.

We must FORGIVE those who have chosen to abort. It's not only the compassionate thing to do but also what is required of us as Christians. Forgiveness always edifies and uplifts all parties while allowing reconciliation to flourish.

Find ways to show LOVE to those who have already made this choice as well as those who are now facing this gut-wrenching decision. However, this must be authentic, with genuine love and concern, or it will be exposed for all to see.

STRENGTHEN those who are in this situation and EDUCATE them on all the options available. This is a huge part of the solution. So many times the choice seems so black and white, either it will "ruin your life" or "abort". But there are so many other options available and knowing these are key.

We must TAKE A STAND and refuse to let the forces of darkness win. Refuse to give in and help people shake the apathy from their slumbering eyes. If you feel this call, I urge you to follow through and become the Fredrick Douglas or Harriet Tubman figure within your sphere of influence and help abolish this plague once and for all.

Always remember, hate and love are not opposites. The two emotions are quite intense but they operate on the same spectrum, while the enemy of both is apathy. Sparking the passion for the cause of life is contagious and has the potential to spread like a wildfire. It can breathe life into a stagnant soul. If we stoke the flames and feed the fires of righteousness, there’s no telling what good can be accomplished and who will join us.

Politically the focus needs to be on waking the sleeping masses. Believe it or not, the Left and the abortion racket do not have public opinion in their favor. By and large, people tolerate abortion up to a point, but very few fully embrace the choice. In fact, a lot of those who support abortion do so with conditions attached. Also, a large number of women who have had abortions deeply regret it at some point.

The Left has owned this debate for the past 30 years and now is the time we take it back. Up until now, the possibility of reversing this abhorrent ruling has been a pipedream and many conservatives in Congress have relegated their passion for the subject to the back burner and have backed down at every turn.

Do not shrink in the face of history.

But change is in the air.

Abolishing abortion altogether is a huge undertaking, make no mistake about it — but making these changes helps us become a people worthy of God’s divine providence and intervention. With the current shift in the political winds providing some much-needed momentum, we are about to see miracles unfold the likes of which the world has never seen!

Today, I call on all those who hold life sacred — on either side of the aisle — to join with me in this fight. Do not shrink in the face of history. Step up to the plate and fulfill your divinely appointed charge.

We may have wilted in the intense heat of this fight up until now, but let today be the day that we forge a battalion of abortion abolitionists and affirm and protect the lives of our most vulnerable!

Take courage and remember that God put you on this Earth at this time for a purpose and you have everything within you to accomplish what He expects from you.

Is today the day abortion finally goes by the wayside? There's only one way to know for sure: let's mess around and find out.