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GLENN: We were just talking about Stupak on the air. He is not going to run for reelection because, you know, he doesn't have a chance of winning. You can't have such a staunch, "I'm going to be the guy and I will not compromise my values on abortion" and then, "Oh, well, he promised me that it would... no, he's..." I mean, come on.

PAT: And you know full well an executive order, when everybody in this country who knows anything about the process knows that an executive order does not trump law.

GLENN: Okay. So Stu said there's no way this guy actually believed these things because here's the party platform of the DNC.

STU: The Democratic Party strongly and unequivocally supports Roe versus Wade in a woman's right to choose a safe and legal abortion regardless of ability to pay. So I mean, that's public funding. I mean, they are saying they are going to get it either way. And we oppose any and all efforts to weaken or undermine that right. Even weakening it is against their platform. And they are saying I mean, that is pretty clear language there of the government will help you pay.

GLENN: We could go to the RNC platform and I could find things that vehemently disagree with somebody like Ron Paul, okay?

STU: Yes.

GLENN: Ron Paul would tell you it's better to be in the system and infect the system or affect the system than it is third party.

STU: Right. I just feel like when you're at a point like it's one thing, there's a lot of policies that I agree with that I vehemently disagree with but when you are talking about like an abortion is murder type belief, that is a core belief if you're murdering children.

GLENN: Right. But if you agreed with, if you agreed with their stance on, hey, let's not, you know, let's not question anybody on an airplane, you know, and all the other things the Democrats stand for, you know, let's get rid of all nuclear weapons, wouldn't it be better, if that was your thing, wouldn't it be better to say, you know what, I'm going to get in there and I'm going to be a force of change inside that party.

STU: I'm sure this would be his argument but the bottom line is his actions don't hold that out. I mean, you know, he folded on this belief. This belief was not a core belief and I think that the leading indication of that is that he joined this party in the first place. That's just an indication. It's not I think it's not impossible to say, you know what, I don't want kids to cross state lines to get abortions, or whatever, one of these sort of beliefs. And you want to maybe restrict it a little bit in certain areas. But when it's the it's a core to your being that abortion is murder and you're killing babies, I can't see how you'd be part of that party.

PAT: And one of the most amazing things about this is that Bart Stupak went in one week, seven days. The weekend he was still holding out and they were getting he was getting all kinds of pressure and he said his family was getting threats from the left. They couldn't answer the phone, they were being harassed, it was awful for him. Remember that? It was, his life was a living hell because of the left, because of his stand on abortion.

STU: Right.

PAT: And then he made the statement that you can't it's gotten to the point and it's a sad state of affairs when it's gotten to the point where you cannot be pro life in the Democratic Party. He said I'm not going to change parties but that's the fact. You can't be pro life in this party anymore.

GLENN: Well, there's your sign. There's your sign.

PAT: He went from that to caving.

GLENN: When he says I'm not going to change parties, that's your sign.

PAT: Yeah.

STU: Yeah?

GLENN: Because once you realize you cannot make a difference in that party and that party is dead set against, is saying we're for more killing the babies, you've got to get out of there.

PAT: And that's a make or break issue for you? Yeah. Yeah.

GLENN: Not just a for instance, not a, "Hey, I really believe in border security." I'm trying to think of something that's not a moral issue. But this one, this one's a God issue.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: We're talking murder. We're talking murder. If you believe it like Bart Stupak says he believes it, you can't I mean, let's say this. Let's say this. If you were part of a party that said, you know what, all tea partygoers are dangerous, we have to round them up and kill their children, you

STU: Right.

GLENN: I mean, you can say I agree with them on a whole bunch of other things.

STU: But I'm not joining that party.

GLENN: Unless I thought, okay, I'm going to go in and I'm going to try to change that because I am staunchly against that, so I'm going to try to infect that system and stop it from the inside. But once you realize they're not going to stop doing that, you've got to get out of there. For your soul sake.

STU: Right. And I mean, like, look. Like Ben Steyn is an example. Like he is an economist who we agree with on a lot of stuff. But he said on the air with us that he would like to see the, you know, the taxes for rich people be hiked a little bit. He thinks they are not quite enough. Now, I completely disagree with him, but it's a policy difference and he's a Republican and he can certainly exist as a Republican.

GLENN: It's not a sole issue.

STU: It's not a soul I shall.

GLENN: Yeah.

STU: When you talk about, he says over and over again protecting the life of the unborn. Think of the statement. That is a core belief of keeping a child alive.

GLENN: It's not even waterboarding. It's not even waterboarding. Waterboarding is torture and if you believe that waterboarding is torture and we shouldn't be doing it, well, then what do you you know, what

STU: Yeah.

GLENN: But it's not even, it's not even that. It's not even that. This is murder. Cold blooded killing.

STU: Like Ron Paul is completely opposed to wars but it's not in the Republican platform to go to war. You know what I mean? They believe in certain wars, they don't believe in others. And they go to

GLENN: It's a misinterpretation of him. He does believe in going to war. But declare the war.

STU: I don't think I got that from him.

PAT: Only when we, I think pretty much when we've been directly attacked, if directly attacked, get a declaration from congress, then go to war.

GLENN: Yeah, his version of war is almost the same. He will agree to use the nukes when Obama does.

PAT: Yeah. And his position would be, his position would be if we just get out of the Middle East, we wouldn't ever have to.

GLENN: And that's not

PAT: That's just not reasonable.

STU: He vehemently disagrees with the Republicans' view on foreign policy but it's not like this is it's like in the Republican Party their platform was we're going to go to war and kill as many people as possible. I mean, we want everyone to have the right to bomb any country for no reason. I mean, that's if you believe abortion is murder, that's essentially the policy.

GLENN: Right. And you couldn't be a part of that.

STU: No.

GLENN: So gee, we're going to miss you, Stupak, we really, really are. Here's our number, 888 727 BECK, 888 727 BECK.

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On Monday, Biden exercised his veto powers for the first time to strike down a bill that would ban states from taking ESG into consideration when investing state pension funds. In his veto message, Biden said:

Retirement plan fiduciaries should be able to consider any factor that maximizes financial returns for retirees across the country. That's not controversial — that's common sense.

At the risk of using the loaded word "gaslit," it continues to be the operative word in describing the policies coming out of the Biden White House. It is painfully obvious that ESG itself inhibits investors from "maximizing financial returns." That was never ESG's goal in the first place. Yet Biden said the opposite.

ESG aims to incentivize investors to make "socially conscious" (a.k.a woke) investments, even if they are at odds with the greatest return on investment. It has enabled state governments and investment firms to use their monopoly over the investment space to force companies to choose between adopting their woke ESG standards and losing critical investment. Isn't there a word for that? Extortion? Or modern-day politics?

ESG enables state governments to force companies to choose between adopting their woke ESG standards and losing critical investment.

That is the sole reason why Republicans brought the bill to his desk in the first place: As Glenn said, "ESG poses a clear and present danger to the American way of life, the soul of our nation and every sector of our economy. ESG was never about ROI. It was always about pushing a leftist agenda.

And Biden knows this.

Why would he want to give up something that enables his political party and corporate elites to control and manipulate the political affiliations of their people? Who would want to give up that power? Biden certainly doesn't.

And he didn't.

Instead, he boldly asserts the exact opposite: that ESG itself "maximizes financial returns," relying on the divided American people to debate the policy into oblivion, while he gets exactly what he wants: the retention of power over the American consumer. Dare I say again that "gaslit" is the operative word here?

If one thing is clear, it is that we cannot rely on the federal government to act in the best interests of the American people. However, in this critical moment, the state governments are stepping up to do what the federal government refuses to: protecting the rights of the American consumer.

In a joint resolution led by Florida Governor Ron Desantis, 19 states have pledged “to protect individuals from the ESG movement" at the state level. This is critical.

We cannot rely on the federal government to act in the best interests of the American people.

Florida leads Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, West Virginia and Wyoming in signing the historic policy agreement among all 19 states, pledging to ban ESG practices within their jurisdictions.

The anti-ESG alliance calls ESG what it is:

A direct threat to the American economy, individual economic freedom, and our way of life, putting investment decisions in the hands of the woke mob to bypass the ballot box and inject political ideology into investment decisions, corporate governance, and the everyday economy.

This alliance takes aim at two specific practices used by left-leaning states to force companies to adopt ESG-approved practices.

First, the alliance promises to protect "taxpayers from ESG influences across state systems."

While other states are using YOUR taxpayer dollars to fund pro-ESG corporations, these states pledge to BAN this practice to ensure "that only financial factors are considered to maximize the return on investment."

The chief factor behind any investment should be determining whether that investment yields the maximum return on their investment. However, many states are using YOUR taxpayer-funded pension and retirement funds to invest in ESG-approved businesses. This not only forces businesses to consider adopting ESG standards in hopes of obtaining investment. Moreover, states are using YOUR taxpayer dollars to fund them! Would you want your government to invest your hard-earned money for partisan purposes?

The anti-ESG alliance is taking the politics out of investment and putting consumer power back in the hands of the American people. These state governments pledged to make investment decisions based solely on maximizing the return on investment, not in using your taxpayer dollars to fund their political agendas.

Second, the alliance promises to protect "citizens from ESG influences in the financial sector."

ESG standards force businesses to consider the political leanings of their customer base. For example, Discover announced they will begin tracking its customers' gun-related purchases. One of the leaders behind this push is Amalgamated Bank, which boasts on their website that their institution "supports sustainable organizations, progressive causes, and social justice." Amalgamated Bank CEO Priscilla Sims Brown said:

We all have to do our part to stop gun violence and it sometimes starts with illegal purchases of guns and ammunition The new code will allow us to fully comply with our duty to report suspicious activity and illegal gun sales to authorities without blocking or impeding legal gun sales.

This virtue signaling at the cost of your privacy is earning both Discover and Amalgamated ESG brownie points.

There are countless stories of Americans, like YOU, getting locked out of their bank accounts, dropped as clients, tracked and targeted, all because their personal political beliefs don't align with big corporations' ESG goals. Their individual privacy and dignity as a consumer aren't worth the risk of lowering the company's ESG score.

That's why the anti-ESG alliance is pledging to protect the residents in their states from this corrupt ESG exploitation. The alliance promised to ban "so-called social Credit Scores' in banking and lending practices aimed to prevent citizens from obtaining financial services like loans, lines of credit, and bank accounts."

They also promised to stop "financial institutions from discriminating against customers for their religious, political, or social beliefs, such as owning a firearm, securing the border, or increasing our energy independence."

In short, they have targeted the political extortion hidden behind the virtuous ESG veil to protect citizens from being discriminated against based on political affiliation.

It's time to step up.

Biden may have struck down the effort to restore the freedom of the American consumer at the federal level. However, these states are taking it upon themselves to do what they ought: to ban practices that threaten the freedoms and privacy of their citizens.

If your state did not joining the anti-ESG alliance, it's time to demand that they step up and do their job to protect you and the rest of your fellow citizens from corrupt ESG practices. As Glenn said, "The conservative movement is best when it moves in unison." We must act and unison and push our states to protect our economic freedom and our way of life.

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