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 "Glenn TV" this week, Megyn Kelly, host of the "Megyn Kelly Show," told Glenn Beck she believes the Democrats' talk of unity is "all nonsense" and forecasted the "death of journalism" under a Biden administration.

Megyn cited President Joe Biden's unwillingness to make concessions that would help unify Democrats and Republicans as an example of how much he actually cares about unity, and added that, while she's all for lowering the political temperature in America, she also believes there are some personal freedoms that are worth fighting for.

"What's happening substantively is worth fighting for and it's not going to go away just because [Biden] gave a nice speech," Megyn said.

"I will object. I will protect my family and what I think is right over Joe Biden's need for unity, which is false anyway. 'Unify behind my agenda' is not a real call for unity," she added.

Megyn said she believes the Left has reached too far and "awakened a sleeping giant" in reference to the silent majority who should speak up, speak out, and refuse to be silenced any longer.

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As the Senate prepares for former President Trump's second impeachment trial, many are asking whether it's constitutional to try a president after leaving office. Alan Dershowitz, lawyer and host of the of "The Dershow," joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to talk about the legal battles Trump still faces.

Dershowitz said he believes the Senate doesn't have the authority to convict Trump, now that he's a private citizen again, and thus can't use impeachment to bar him from running for office again.

"The Constitution says the purpose of impeachment is to remove somebody. He [Trump] is out of office. There's nothing left to do.
It doesn't say you can impeach him to disqualify him for the future. It says, if you remove him you can then add disqualification, but you can't just impeach somebody to disqualify them," Dershowitz said.

"The Senate can't try ordinary citizens. So once you're an ordinary citizen, you get tried only in the courts, not in the Senate. So it's clearly unconstitutional," he added.

Dershowitz, who served on Trump's legal team during the first impeachment trial, also discussed whether he thinks Trump is legally (or even just ethically) responsible for the Capitol riot earlier this month, and whether those engaging in violence could be considered "domestic terrorists."

Watch the video below to catch more of the conversation:

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A new, shocking CBS News poll shows that the majority of Americans believe they're facing a new enemy: other Americans.

More than two-thirds of poll respondents said they believe democracy in the U.S. is "threatened," and 54% said "other people in America" are the "biggest threat to the American way of life," rather than economic factors, viruses, natural disasters, or foreign actors.

Will it be possible to unite our nation with statistics like that? On "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn and Stu discussed the poll numbers and what they mean for our future.

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Countless leaders on the left are now arguing that removing President Donald Trump from office won't be enough — they're now calling for the president's "cult-like" supporters to be "deprogrammed." And it's not just fringe politicians.

During an appearance on "Real Time with Bill Maher" last week, former NBC anchor Katie Couric said, "The question is, how are we going to really almost deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump."

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi questioned whether the nation needs "a 9/11-type commission" to determine whether President Trump was colluding with Russian President Vladimir Putin "the day that the insurgents invaded our Capitol." Clinton also made sure to include her favorite "deplorables" in her unsubstantiated conspiracy theory:

"But we now know that not just [Trump] but his enablers, his accomplices, his cult members, have the same disregard for democracy," Clinton said to Pelosi.

Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson and New York Times Magazine's Nikole Hannah-Jones agreed that there is a need for "millions of Americans, almost all white, almost all Republicans" to be deprogrammed and punished, during an MSNBC interview last week.

Now, a story from the Washington Post is also preaching that narrative and even added that we need more restrictions for conservatives on social media and in the broadcast industry.

"So now we have to be deprogrammed? We've heard this over and over and over and over again, for months," said Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday. He read through the shocking details of the Washington Post op-ed and discussed the extraordinary dangers of the latest anti-conservative movement in America.

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