Glenn Beck: Arguing with Idiots - 3/5 human



Arguing with Idiots: How to Stop Small Minds and Big Government


by Glenn Beck

GLENN: Yes, that's right. It is Arguing With Idiots, New York Times number one best seller along with New York Times number one best selling book now for how many weeks? Sixteen weeks? Common Sense. Arguing With Idiots. If common sense is the cancer, the cure is Arguing With Idiots. It's for when your idiot friend says something like this:

PAT: Okay, Mr. Racist, I know why you love the founding fathers so much. Because they love slavery.

GLENN: Really? Actually many of our founding fathers opposed slavery see, this is in the book. Many of our founding fathers opposed slavery and said so outwardly.

PAT: Really? I bet you can't name one.

GLENN: Well, I can

PAT: Not one.

GLENN: 271, that's Page 271 of Arguing With Idiots if you well, I got James Madison right there. Quote: Great as the evil of slavery is, a dismemberment of the union would be worse.

PAT: I bet you can't name two, though.

GLENN: All right, George Washington: There is not a man living who wishes more sincerely than I do to see a plan adopted for the abolition of slavery.

PAT: Oh, big deal. A couple of quotes out of context.

GLENN: Hang on a second. I'm not finished here. How about John Adams: Every measure of prudence therefore ought to be assumed for the eventual total extirpation of slavery from the United States. I have, throughout my whole life, held that the practice of slavery is an abhorrence.

PAT: All right, I

GLENN: And Benjamin Franklin said

PAT: I get it!

GLENN: Franklin said slavery, an atrocious debasement of human nature.

PAT: Yes, but...

GLENN: And Alexander Hamilton said, quote, slaves, by the laws of God and nature, were capable of acquiring liberty. And when the captor in war threw a fit to give them liberty, the gift was not only valid but irrevocable.

PAT: I understand, but

GLENN: And James Madison again, we have seen the mere distinction of color and what it has made in the most enlightened period of time. A ground of the most oppressive dominion ever exercised by man over man.

PAT: Okay, okay! But you can't deny that they made slaves only 3/5ths of a person! You can't deny that! It's in the Constitution!

GLENN: Yeah, I love this one.

PAT: Why did they wrote in, they wrote their racism in!

GLENN: Even Condoleezza rice said this just the other day!

PAT: Right, they wrote it into the Constitution.

GLENN: Right, now why did they do that? Why did they do that?

PAT: Because they didn't like them?

GLENN: No, no.

PAT: They didn't like them?

GLENN: They didn't read the book. May I?

PAT: They didn't like them, slaves.

GLENN: Well, because they saw it as the only way possible to eventually end slavery. 3/5ths a person was not the value of their life. It was the value in the census. Think ACORN. If slaves counted as full citizens, the South would have so much more representation that slavery would never ever be able to be stopped. For example, Governor Morris who assisted James Madison in the drafting of the Constitution described slavery as a nefarious institution, the curse of heaven on states where it prevailed, end quote. Yet he argued that congressional representation should be based on one for every 40,000 free inhabitants. In fact, he opposed the 3/5ths compromise because he felt that it would still allow the southern states enough representation to keep slavery going indefinitely.

PAT: Oh, yeah?

GLENN: Yeah.

PAT: Well, let me tell you something. I saw you on TV last night.

GLENN: Oh, boy.

PAT: In your giant suit jacket.

GLENN: See, here we go.

PAT: Who was that originally purchased for? The entire offensive line of the New York jets? I would say you were about 3/5ths the size of a gigantic hippo that jacket was designed for, or should I say 5/3rds, meaning 55 thirds? Meaning 500 hippos? Or more!

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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