Glenn Beck: P.C. parents!

GLENN: One thing that we all have to promise ourselves is that we're going to now get involved and we're not going to take it anymore. We're not going to sit idly by and say, I'm not going to cause any trouble. We have to speak our mind. We have to stand up for what is right. We also have to change our own lives personally. We all have to say, I'm not going to tell on a lie to myself, to my family, to any business. I'm going to be honest in all of my business dealings. I'm going to pay my taxes fairly. I'm going to do I'm going to do all the things that will keep me on the right side of things, but then I am going to speak out and I'm not going to take it anymore. Pat's had this decision to make. He's just recently moved from Texas to the New York area where things are slightly different in the New York area than they are in Texas.



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STU: Slightly.

GLENN: Yeah.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: Especially when it comes to raising kids and standards of what you do. For instance, competition.

PAT: Yeah. I've got my kids in baseball and they've been in baseball for a really long time and I went to a Little League meeting. This was about I don't know a month and a half ago. It was before the season started. The season is going on now, but before the season started, they had a parents meeting. The kids weren't invited and we just got together in this high school auditorium and get the baseball season and lay it all out. And I couldn't wait because, you know, it's been a while since we've been able to play baseball, between the move and getting settled here and it's just been a hassle. So, I was really psyched about it and here's our first baseball meeting and then they laid out the season. Now, keep in mind my son who's 12 plays in the highest level of Little League. He's in the majors division.

GLENN: So, he's an elitist.

PAT: He's an elitist.

GLENN: He's had opportunity others haven't had.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: I understand that.

PAT: To some of the kids on the team, but that's kind of their mind set. When I got the call, I was a little I was a little perplexed pause they said, Now, your son wasn't here for tryouts. So, how would you describe his playing ability? And I told them and I said, Why? Isn't there a draft? Oh, no. There's no draft. We're just trying to make sure all the teams are as equal as possible. Okay. I just let that one slide.

Glenn: Uh huh. Well, you didn't know for sure.

PAT: I didn't know. I didn't know for sure. I just thought, well, they just want good competition. That's fine. So, I'm there in the auditorium. There's probably 150, 200 parents and he lays out the whole season and in the majors, in the highest division of Little League baseball, they're not going to keep track of standings for anybody's record during the course of the whole regular season. I think we play 16 games. They're not keeping track and they're going on and on and on. Nobody is saying anything. I'm looking around thinking, what?

GLENN: Am I alone? The answer is Yes.

PAT: So, then they finally get to the question and answer session and they any questions? I'm way up at the top and they call on me and I stand up and I said, Did I misunderstand? Are you saying there are no standings kept during the entire regular season in the majors division? Yes. Uh huh. Why? Like, well, I that's my question. Why?

GLENN: (Laughter.)

PAT: Why wouldn't you keep track?

GLENN: What did she say?

PAT: Her actual answer to me, one of the other officials stood up and said, Well, we want to make sure that at the end of the season, all of our teams are basically 500. Wait a minute. So, wait a minute. Your goal for everybody during the course of the year, for my son included, at the end of the year is total mediocrity? You want them all to be 500 on the season? That's your goal? Well, no. We don't put it like that.

GLENN: I know you don't put it that way.

PAT: I'm sure you don't, but that's what our striving for, complete and utter mediocrity. Well, that's what the playoffs are for. Well, whose the regular season for? What are you doing all year, by teaching them that competition is not important, that they shouldn't be striving for excellence, that they're not supposed to get better?

GLENN: Did you say all of this?

PAT: I said up to the point of, yeah, what's the rest of the regular season for. And then I'm looking around for help and I'm thinking, Okay, somebody's going to join me. Not one parent stood up and supported me on that. Not one. They're all okay with it. They're all, like, yeah, this is what we do here. What's your problem? What? Are you from Texas? Well, yes. In Texas, where we have lesion that keep track of the scores and the standings during tee ball games! Tee gall, five year olds. I walked by a tee ball you know, they have a separate little field in Texas, in Houston, for tee ball fields and I walk by the I walk by that field and the scoreboard, 32 29. I mean, they just they keep score and they keep track. It's the only place in the world that I know of that keeps track of tee ball.

GLENN: Here's the thing. When my daughters were playing tee ball, I had this conversation: Why, why are we going to tee ball? And my wife said, Well, so the kids can go play baseball. Uh huh. I don't know much about sports, but this doesn't resemble baseball at all.

PAT: You're exactly right.

GLENN: And she said, what are you talking about?

PAT: It's worthless.

GLENN: And I said, the first time, the first time I went, everybody gets a home run. In the tee ball, the way it was structured, everyone gets to home.

PAT: Uh huh, yeah. If you get thrown out at first, which is rare, but if you do, you can still stay on base.

GLENN: Yeah. And I said

STU: What?

Pat: Oh, yeah. You didn't know that. Oh, yeah, if you get thrown out at first, they leave you there because they don't want to hurt your feelings.

GLENN: I said, this is the most ridiculous well, it's teaching them how to play. Kids don't need to be taught how to play! Do you want to do this? Let's go outside and play! This is structured nonsense.

PAT: Yes

STU: Yes, but if you don't have tee ball for really small kids, they'll never hit the ball and the game will last forever. It's, like, you don't put a kid on a fast motorcycle. You put them on training wheels for a little while.

GLENN: I have no problem with the tee ball. I get that.

PAT: But go by the rules of the game. That was always my thing.

GLENN: Yeah. Somebody puts it you're playing you're a five year old, but you're playing against other five year olds.

PAT: Yes, yes.

Glenn: So, everybody's skill sucks. You know? If I'm going up to even I could get a home run every time if my skill level oh, no. I can't use that. Okay. If you're going in to play against the five year olds, then we balance the game maybe.

PAT: Right.

GLENN: Because the five year olds are going to go, What are we doing?

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: But there's no sense in any of this. I don't understand how we are we are teaching our children from the beginning that competition is bad.

PAT: Exactly right. And that's you know, it's somewhat understandable because you can make the case, well, they're five and you don't want to get them too excited about the competition right away, but these are 11 and 12 years old in the major division of the highest level of Little League and you're still giving them that nonsense?

GLENN: Hang on. I just want you to I just wanted you to know a couple of things. When I was at the first game of tee ball and I'm complaining that it was this is ridiculous, this is ridiculous, that's when a parent stood up and was, like, screaming at their five year old, hurry up. Don't drop the ball! And I heard this about three times and I finally looked at the guy and I said, Jack, the score's going to end tied. I don't know if you figured that one out yet. Relax. I mean, you know, there's something to be said for competition and then it's also there's a few of the parents that you're, like, relax.

Pat: Very true.

GLENN: And that's the balance. Everything is about balance. It really is. Are unions bad? No. Are companies bad? No. Are there bad unions? Yes. Bad companies? Yes. When do they usually go bad? When they've lost all balance, when they're just in it for themselves and that's it.

STU: But this is to typical about how we've decided as a society to handle these problems. Here is the central government, essentially, the league management, trying to legislate out bad parents. You can't do that by changing the score and removing that stuff. The people are still there.

GLENN: I know that you you need to start a you need to find some like minded parents.

PAT: I know. I know. I've been thinking about that.

GLENN: You need to write a letter in the editor in the paper and say, What's the deal? Don't use your real name. But what's the deal? Anybody want to contact me? This P. O. box. (Laughter.)

PAT: (Laughter.)

Many members of the far-left already are calling for a ‘Night of Rage’ after the Supreme Court’s 6-3 decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, and the White House has been discussing plans to defy the ruling too. In fact, one idea floated by Biden Administration officials, according to the New York Times, includes providing abortions on military bases. So, will America experience another summer of riots? Are YOUR taxpayer dollars at risk? And what does this mean for deep-blue states? Josh Hammer, legal expert and opinion editor for Newsweek, joins Glenn to discuss what may come next...

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GLENN: Josh Hammer, he's the opinion editor of Newsweek. He's the host of the Josh Hammer show. He is really quite brilliant. One of the leading minds in the conservative movement, I think. Josh Hammer joins us now.

To tell us, what did you find in this decision?

JOSH: Glenn, great to be back with you, on such a momentous, and really such an emotional day, honestly. So, you know, look, as you said, this dropped recently. Funny enough, I was in the middle of getting a guest lecture from an organization on the advisory board as to when it drops. So I barely had any time to kind of skim through, let alone guess the concerning dissenting opinions. But it looks like this looks very similar, to the draft opinion that was leaked, by the Politico story, a month and a half ago, in early May. And I think those of us who were praying that the five justices from this leaked draft opinion, would have the fortitude to stiffen their spines against this unprecedented assault. Now knows that our prayers were answered, Glenn. That's really my takeaway right now.

This looks a lot like the leaked opinion. Justice Thomas and Justice Kavanaugh have some reconcurring opinions.

But unbelievable. And really just holding aside the constitutional law stuff for a second hear. Just speaking as pro-lifers, on a day like today, I think we really just need to pause. And I tweeted this out earlier. We need to just be grateful for our half century of pro-life activist forbearers. You know, this -- Glenn, this issue could have gone away after 1973. That was a long time ago. 1973. I mean, this issue could have just gone away. We owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to the pro-life moral activist. Political activist. And, of course, yes. Legal activist. Who fought day in and day out, that makes sure this great injustice stayed front and center of our national, political conscience. And in many days, the culmination of a half century of fighting for truth and justice. But in many ways, it's also a new beginning for the pro-life fight as well, interestingly.

STU: How do you mean a new beginning for the fight? I just it's going to turn, I think we're going to see abortion turn even darker in those states that allow it. Is that -- is that what you're meaning by this?

JOSH: Well, look, for a half century now, Roe vs. Wade, and its project any, specifically, the Planned Parenthood versus Casey case of 1992.

They took away from the states obviously. They arrogated authority away from the states, the ability to attempt to nationally codify one view of the morality of abortion.

It happened to be a profoundly immoral view. So these -- the fight now shifts to the states. And the pro-life activists. And all the 50 states. Especially, obviously in red states. Purple states. I mean, admittedly some blue states like New York and California, probably won't be able to touch them there.

But we have to make sure that our side is well positioned in the state Capitols for every red, purplish, probably even light blue state, to make sure we fight for successful, cogent, and morally consistent pro-life legislation. The state of Oklahoma, actually, just north of Texas. Right where you are now, Glenn. They have been leading on this actually. Governor Kevin Stitt signed into law, a fantastic pro-life bill there in Oklahoma. A few weeks ago. Maybe a month ago or so at this point, that basically just bans abortion straightforward from conception. And there are some -- you know, obviously, likable the mother. So forth. But we really need to start thinking about trying to craft legislation now, at the state level. But to your point, I do fear that the blue states will only double down in their radicalism. Unfortunately within that will only lead to an ever greater divide, in our country, that we have today. But obviously, at the end of the day. We're going to save at the end of the day, millions and millions of unborn children. We are going to save human beings who can grow up to cure cancer, who can win Nobel prices.

I mean, this is just a tremendous win for the human species. I don't know how to say it other than that.

GLENN: I will tell you, I saw the stat, that I think it was last year or the year before. 20 percent of all pregnancies ended in abortion. 20 percent.

JOSH: Wow.

GLENN: That is -- that is a shocking number. And we do have our -- our work cut out for us. Because I -- I think that these states are going to double down. But I think, you know -- God doesn't waste anything. You know, there is no waste with God. Even the -- even the worst things that could possibly happen, turn out to be something good. You know what I mean? You're like, holy cow, how did that just happen.

And I think that evil is going to fully come unmasked. I'm telling you, Josh. I don't know how you feel about this. I think this could be the day of America's Kristallnacht. I can see these pro-life centers being burned to the ground today. They're calling for a night of rage around the country. I think evil is going to show itself. And that will scare the American people, hopefully.

JOSH: You know, I've been thinking about this a lot this week, actually. Because I've been bracing for a new kind of George Floyd summer of love, happening this summer. Coming to a city or suburb near you. Unfortunately, myself. Look, I live in Florida. I know, Glenn, you live in Texas. It is in moments like this, where I do think that where you live matters. And who your mayor is. Who your governor is, matters.

Because law and order and rioting and anarchy is not really a federal issue. It is to a limited extent. June 2020, Tom Cotton wrote this op-ed that was pretty controversial at the time.

I happen to agree with it. Where he said, quote, unquote, send in the troops. And there is some federal legislation from the reconstruction era that would justify that.

But most kind of quelling and quashing of anarchy does happen. Constitutionally speaking, at the state and local level. So at a moment like this, where I fear that you're probably not wrong. I take some solace. That Governor DeSantis is my governor. I think Texans should take some solace, that they are represented by -- by a Republican governor. The legislature there as well. So I -- I fear that you are right. I pray obviously, that no one -- it's hard.

I fear that it's something -- that something bad is happening. At the end of the day, of course. It does not mean that justices cannot do what they are supposed to do. So thank God they did that.

GLENN: So, Josh, have you looked into what the White House has been saying? The White House yesterday. In fact, do we have a clip of -- of this?

What the White House said yesterday, about the guns. And then they were turned to the -- the Scott us ruling, for Roe vs. Wade. Do we have that, please?

JOSH: Will the president accept this decision, even if he disagrees with it?

VOICE: I think it's going to come from the Supreme Court. So it's a decision we certainly are going to respond to. I'll leave it at that. Just like any other Supreme Court decision. Just like the one they did today on guns.

GLENN: So the White House won't say that they're going to accept it.

Which I don't think they will. They're talking now about taking doctors and moving them into places like Oklahoma or Texas, where abortions will be outlawed. And putting doctors on our military bases to perform abortions.

I mean, where does this go, when you have a government, that is in defiance of -- of one branch of the government?

JOSH: So there's a lot to unpack here. So we should start from first principles. The idea of judicial supremacy, and this is a peculiar thing, to say on a day like today, where such a pro-life victory has happened in Italy. But if we're going to be consistent here, the idea of judicial supremacy. The idea that the justices, have the sole and exclusive ability to interpret the Constitution for themselves. And no other Constitutional actor, in article one or article two, let alone the state. Has the ability to tentatively interpret it. That is erroneous. In fact, actually it was really Abraham Lincoln actually, who in the Dred Scott case, famously opposed judicial supremacy and flouted the Dred Scott ruling, at least as it pertains to everybody other than Dred Scott himself. I have actually argued, a former legal scholarship, in a law review article actually, that the Laconian view of how each branch of government should interpret the Constitution for itself, is correct.

Having said that. Having said that, there is a thing called prudence. And there is a thing called comedy. And in a moment like today, when it really does look like -- and I agree with you, that we are now bracing for riots through the streets. When the political rhetoric is at DEFCON one. When people are trying to assassinate Supreme Court justices. I think it would be -- at its bare minimum, a profoundly imprudent act. For the Biden administration, to try to undermine this ruling.

Now, what they might do, is they might try to kind of issue some kind of executive orders, or issue some regulations, that might try to kind of undermine it, at the edges here. But at the end of the day, the idea that this returns to the state. There's not really a whole lot they can do about that. Basically, at this point, throughout the country. Kentucky within West Virginia. Kansas. Whatever. If they want to go ahead and ban abortion, what can the Biden administration literally do about that? I mean, short of sending in the National Guard, to protect Planned Parenthood, if the state legislature of Kentucky goes ahead and bans it. There's not a whole lot they can do. And it's very difficult to envision a world, in which the Biden administration literally sends in troops to red states, to protect Planned Parenthood, if that state legislature goes ahead and bans it. So for practically speaking. This is a lot of tough talk and rhetoric. Obviously the campaign here in 2022. There's not really a whole lot that practically speaking, they can do to actually prevent red and purple states from enacting pro-life legislation.

GLENN: I'm glad to -- I'm glad to hear that. I know that they have been working on things. I mean, he has said, you know, there's executive orders, that I can employ. There are things that I can do. He's talked about a national public health emergency. Which I think is just -- is crazy. But I would hope, that the president would come out and say, we strongly disagree with this. And you're right. The court is not the end all. But the court did not end abortion. It just said, the people should decide. I think that's the best kind of court ruling, on any of it. The people should decide what this is. And send it back to the states. Josh, I thank you very much. Appreciate your time. Was there -- there was another ruling, that came out today. Was it important?

JOSH: Oh, no. In comparison to this. A total nothing burger. A 5-4 decision on Medicare reimbursement related. So nothing, honestly.

GLENN: Great. Thank you very much. Appreciate it, Josh. Josh Hammer, opinion editor for Newsweek. And the host of the Josh Hammer show.

GLENN: There are two things trending on twitter right now.

Number one is praise God.

Number two trend is Night of Rage.

Good verses evil.

Build up or tear down.

'Lord, we are SORRY it has taken us this long': BlazeTV hosts react to historic Roe v. Wade decision

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The Supreme Court of the United States officially overturned Roe V. Wade, and the debate over abortion rights has been given back to the states. On this historic day, BlazeTV hosts celebrate the Supreme Court's incredible decision and take a look at some of the insane reactions as the left comes completely undone.

Jason Whitlock: Today will forever stand as a pivotal moment in our nation’s history

The Supreme Court of the United States overturned Roe v. Wade. The decision and the reaction to it have already revealed a lot about our people and politics. Pro-life groups celebrate, pro-choice groups call for “a night of rage,” and Nancy Pelosi just seems completely confused by the United States Constitution.

Glenn Beck reacts LIVE to Roe v. Wade ruling: 'Lord, we are SORRY it has taken us this long'

I never thought that in my lifetime, I would see Roe v. Wade be overturned. But today, that day has come. The Supreme Court has voted 6 to 3 to return decisions about abortion to the states. But this fight isn't over. We are about to see good versus evil side by side. Many states will stand with the unborn. But others will become abortion mills. It's your turn to choose now, America!

Allie Beth Stuckey: 'Praise God, Roe v. Wade is overturned!'

I don't know about you, but I just had the most euphoric feelings. It almost seems too good to be true. I didn't think there was any way that this would actually happen, especially with all the backlash, intimidation, and violence toward the Supreme Court justices. And yet, here we are. Roe v. Wade has been overturned. This is an amazing day!

Dave Rubin: Big disagreement on what happens next now that Roe v. Wade is overturned

Dave Rubin, Libby Emmons, Jeffrey A. Tucker, and David Reaboi debate what will happen in the wake of the Supreme Court’s breaking decision on Roe v. Wade. Now that abortion rights have been pushed back to the states, will there be a summer of massive riots or not? Will the Roe v. Wade ruling make America’s political polarization significantly worse?

Stu Burguiere: Here are the reasons SCOTUS overturned Roe v. Wade

I never thought this would happen. I never thought I would see this day. I just never ever ever ever never ever believed that Roe v. Wade would actually be overturned. I really didn't. But let's take a look at the reasons this day has finally come ...

The Rick & Bubba Show: 'This is history! Unfortunately we're 60 million lives too late'

We were live on the air when news broke of the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.

Today, the Supreme Court of the United States overturned its controversial 1973 Roe v. Wadeopinion, concluding that there is no constitutional right to an abortion.

"The Constitution does not confer a right to abortion; Roe and Casey are overruled; and the authority to regulate abortion is returned to the people and their elected representatives," the syllabus of the decision reads.

As expected, the leftist outrage erupted instantaneously, fueled largely by the misinformed idea that overturning Roe v. Wade means abortion will be banned nationwide. But, as stated in the above-mentioned Supreme Court syllabus, the authority has actually been returned to individual states and their duly elected lawmakers.

One such misinformed leftist, Parkland shooting survivor Cameron Kasky, was infuriated that those awful Supreme Court justices "just voted to kill women." So he took to Twitter to urge people to go to the homes of said Supreme Court justices to "let them know how you feel."

"Go to the home of every Supreme Court justice who just voted to kill women. Let them know how you feel," Kasky tweeted.

The backlash was immediate:

Kasky decided to delete his original tweet because he is apparently "sick of republicans talking to [him]." But, unfortunately for Kasky, the internet is indeed forever:

Speaking from the White House, President Joe Biden dutifully helped spread the misinformation about the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, and took the opportunity to prompt voters to elect more Democrats in November so that Congress can write abortion protections into law. Did the president just let slip the real reason Congress hasn't made any effort to start writing such laws in the nearly two months since Justice Samuel Alito's draft opinion was "leaked" in early May?

Watch Glenn Beck and producer Stu Burguere discuss how Biden's speech reveals that Democrats are absolutely terrified of the upcoming midterm elections. Can't watch? Download the podcast here.

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