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PAT: That's right. And Chris Matthews explained that I think night before last. He came out with this new poll and he showed how stupid people really are.

MATTHEWS: We finished tonight with a stunning new poll that shows only a minority of Americans, 42% believe the president of the United States was born in this country and therefore eligible for the office. The new CNN survey released today found that just 23% of Republicans believe Obama is a native born American.

PAT: Wow.

MATTHEWS: This means that most Americans and three quarters of Republicans harbor either the belief or suspicion that the president is an illegal alien, that he was not born here, never went through a naturalization process and therefore is a potential subject for deportation. Well, this will strike many listening to me now as crazy. Do people really mean it when they tell pollsters that they do not believe President Obama was definitely born in the U.S.? Do people really believe he was born in Kenya and if so, to a Kenyan mother or in Indonesia? Do they really believe that the announcement of his birth in the Honolulu newspapers in August of 1961 was part of some long term, well executed conspiracy to create the appearance of Barack Obama's birth on that day which is what it says in this standard certificate you are looking at you are looking at released by the State of Hawaii you see now.

PAT: What we brought up yesterday on the Fourth Hour when we talked about this and by the way, you can listen to the Fourth Hour immediately following the show every day on the Internet Extreme.

STU: Insider Extreme, yes.

PAT: Insider Extreme. I did the same thing Glenn does, didn't I?

STU: Yes, it is on the Internet which is where you might have got that thought but, yes, it is Insider Extreme.

PAT: But the point is he I forgot the point. What was the point?

STU: Was the point potentially is that Chris Matthews speaks as if he has a train to catch in three minutes?

PAT: At one point, yeah.

STU: Why what is wrong with him?

PAT: I know.

STU: Why he's breathless throughout this entire commentary. The word "President" has more than two presidents. Not precedent. It's President Obama has a lot

PAT: That's a bunch.

STU: President Obama, where we're up to like six syllables, he does it in two.

PAT: He's got a lot to say. He has to get it in, you know.

STU: And he's so breathlessly attacking evil tea party members that he can't even stop to speak correctly which I guess is understandable. And that's the least of his offenses there. I mean, it's the typical response. They run these polls and they try to build them up to prove that the typical Republican or the person on the right is just this racist hate monger who doesn't have any actual policy concerns with this president. He is somebody who just can't take the fact that we have a black president.

PAT: Yes.

STU: And he looks different than you, and I can't take it; I don't think he was born here.

PAT: And the only people talking about this Birther nonsense are Chris Matthews, Keith Olbermann and Alex Jones. I mean, they are playing right into Alex Jones, the father of all conspiracy theories, right into his hands.

STU: Right.

PAT: They are the ones who are keeping this going, they and the administration because it helps the administration.

STU: Right.

PAT: To paint people as crazy. And look, if you are a Birther, leave it alone! Please.

STU: Yeah.

PAT: You don't need it.

STU: Yeah.

PAT: There's so much real stuff here to get our teeth into. You don't need to worry about this Birther nonsense.

STU: Right. The vast majority of people haven't thought about whether President Obama was born here or not because it's not an issue.

PAT: Yeah.

STU: The guy was born in Hawaii. You've got to get over that. And MSNBC just keeps bringing it up constantly because it's the only issue Obama wins on right now.

PAT: Yeah.

STU: It's the only thing he could he has to convince everyone that the people opposing him, the 65% of people who want to repeal his stupid healthcare plan must all be racist Birthers. That's all he has.

PAT: It's ridiculous.

STU: And that's why they bring it up constantly. And they do it with these polls which are completely ridiculous. The bottom line is most people haven't thought of these issues. So when you get this happens in polling all the time. When you get an issue that's unfamiliar to you, people answering a poll will essentially look at the context of the question and guess at it. Many times it's because they either like the guy mentioned or don't like him. For example, 10% about 10% of people think Barack Obama is the Antichrist.

PAT: 10%?

STU: 10%. About 10% of people think George W. Bush is the Antichrist. It's the same people. If you really hate Barack Obama and someone's asked you a question about Barack Obama and when you're asked a question by a pollster, you internalize the fact that it must be an actual debate. So there's a certain amount of people who go, yeah, I hate Obama, yeah, him, he's the Antichrist. It's why 35% of Democrats thought George W. Bush was involved in the 9/11 attacks. It's because they didn't like George W. Bush. So they will say anything that will hurt the guy. That is what happens. There's a certain segment of our population that goes down that road every single time. But when you actually look at the poll and break it down, it tells a completely different story. The only headline you are getting from this poll is that 41% of Republicans are Birthers. That is what is repeated constantly by, you know, everybody on the left right now. But what it really says, if you really look at the numbers, is if you were to talk to a random person in America, if you were to walk up to any random person in America, you would have about an 11% chance that they think Obama was born outside of the U.S. About 11% of people think he's definitely born in the U.S., he's not a U.S. citizen, but 11% is a great estimate of any wacky question that you ask a poll. As I said, 10% think George W. Bush was the Antichrist. About 10, 11% will say anything to any poll. So it's really not significant. But so if you go, random person on the street, 11% chance that they believe he was born outside the United States. But if you were to gather all the Birthers, all the people in the world, that are in America who think that he was born outside the United States and you gathered them all in a room and you went up to one random one and you asked them, hey, what party are you in, 35% would say that they are Republicans. 35% of Birthers are Republicans. 42% of them are independents.

PAT: Wow.

STU: 23% are Democrats. So if you walk up to summarize that in case you missed it, 65% of Birthers are not Republicans.

PAT: Jeez.

STU: 65% are not Republicans. I mean, and they try to, like you know, they fool with these numbers, they try to add leaners to it and everything else. But even when you add leaners, you can add all the leaners you want and you still get to the point that 59% of Birthers are not Republicans. So this is not I mean, Birtherism is bipartisan. I mean, more accurately, opposition to Birtherism is bipartisan. There's not a lot of people who believe it, and as they believe it, it's just a random grouping of people with a slight edge to the right just because they don't like Obama, but this is not something that you could come out and prove anything on. It's a really vague question that does not it does not illustrate anything other than people don't know how to read polls in the media.

This week on the Glenn Beck Podcast, Glenn spoke with Vox co-founder Matthew Yglesias about his new book, "One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger."

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'A convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists': Why is the New York Times defending George Soros?

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn discussed the details of a recent New York Times article that claims left-wing billionaire financier George Soros "has become a convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists who have falsely claimed that he funds spontaneous Black Lives Matter protests as well as antifa, the decentralized and largely online, far-left activist network that opposes President Trump."

The Times article followed last week's bizarre Fox News segment in which former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appeared to be censored for criticizing Soros (read more here). The article also labeled Glenn a "conspiracy theorist" for his tweet supporting Gingrich.

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The former ambassador to Russia under the Obama Administration, Michael McFaul, came up with "7 Pillars of Color Revolution," a list of seven steps needed to incite the type of revolution used to upend Eastern European countries like Ukraine and Georgia in the past two decades. On his TV special this week, Glenn Beck broke down the seven steps and showed how they're happening right now in America.

Here are McFaul's seven steps:

1. Semi-autocratic regime (not fully autocratic) – provides opportunity to call incumbent leader "fascist"

2. Appearance of unpopular president or incumbent leader

3. United and organized opposition – Antifa, BLM

4. Effective system to convince the public (well before the election) of voter fraud

5. Compliant media to push voter fraud narrative

6. Political opposition organization able to mobilize "thousands to millions in the streets"

7. Division among military and police


Glenn explained each "pillar," offering examples and evidence of how the Obama administration laid out the plan for an Eastern European style revolution in order to completely upend the American system.

Last month, McFaul made a obvious attempt to downplay his "color revolutions" plan with the following tweet:

Two weeks later, he appeared to celebrate step seven of his plan in this now-deleted tweet:



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Modern eugenics: Will Christians fight this deadly movement?

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Last month, without much fanfare, a new research paper disclosed that 94 percent of Belgian physicians support the killing of new-born babies after birth if they are diagnosed with a disability.

A shocking revelation indeed that did not receive the attention it demanded. Consider this along with parents who believe that if their unborn babies are pre-diagnosed with a disability, they would choose to abort their child. Upwards of 70 percent of mothers whose children are given a prenatal disability diagnosis, such as Down Syndrome, abort to avoid the possibility of being burdened with caring for a disabled child.

This disdain for the disabled hits close to home for me. In 1997, my family received a letter from Michael Schiavo, the husband of my sister, Terri Schiavo, informing us that he intended to petition a court to withdraw Terri's feeding tube.

For those who do not remember, in 1990, at the age of 26, Terri experienced a still-unexplained collapse while at home with Michael, who subsequently became her legal guardian. Terri required only love and care, food and water via feeding tube since she had difficulty swallowing as a result of her brain injury. Nonetheless, Michael's petition was successful, and Terri's life was intentionally ended in 2005 by depriving her of food and water, causing her to die from dehydration and starvation. It took almost two excruciating weeks.

Prior to my sister's predicament, the biases that existed towards persons with disabilities had been invisible to me. Since then, I have come to learn the dark history of deadly discrimination towards persons with disabilities.

Indeed, some 20 years prior to Germany's T4 eugenics movement, where upwards of 200,000 German citizens were targeted and killed because of their physical or mental disability, the United States was experiencing its own eugenics movement.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas documented some of this history in his concurring opinion in Box v. Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, Inc., Justice Thomas describes how eugenics became part of the academic curriculum being taught in upwards of 400 American universities and colleges.

It was not solely race that was the target of the U.S. eugenics movement. Eugenicists also targeted the institutionalized due to incurable illness, the physically and cognitively disabled, the elderly, and those with medical dependency.

In 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down Roe v. Wade, which wiped out pro-life laws in nearly every state and opened the floodgates to abortion throughout the entirety of pregnancy. Since then, 60 million children have been killed. Abortion as we know it today has become a vehicle for a modern-day eugenics program.

Since the Catholic Church was established, the Truth of Christ was the greatest shield against these types of attacks on the human person and the best weapon in the fight for equality and justice. Tragically, however, for several decades, the Church has been infiltrated by modernist clergy, creating disorder and confusion among the laity, perverting the teachings of the Church and pushing a reckless supposed “social justice" agenda.

My family witnessed this firsthand during Terri's case. Church teaching is clear: it is our moral obligation to provide care for the cognitively disabled like Terri. However, Bishop Robert Lynch, who was the bishop of the Diocese of St. Petersburg, Florida, during Terri's case, offered no support and was derelict in his duties during the fight for Terri's life.

Bishop Lynch had an obligation to use his position to protect Terri from the people trying to kill her and to uphold Church teaching. Indeed, it was not only the silence of Bishop Lynch but that of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), which also remained silent despite my family's pleas for help, that contributed to Terri being needlessly starved and dehydrated to death.

My family's experience, sadly, has turned out to be more of the rule than the exception. Consider what happened to Michael Hickson. Hickson was a 36-year-old, brain-injured person admitted to a Texas hospital after contracting COVID-19. Incredibly—and against the wishes of Michael's wife—the hospital decided not to treat Michael because they arbitrarily decided that his “quality of life" was “unacceptably low" due to his pre-existing disability. Michael died within a week once the decision not to treat him was imposed upon him despite the efforts of his wife to obtain basic care for her husband.

During my sister's case and our advocacy work with patients and their families, it would have been helpful to have a unified voice coming from our clergy consistently supporting the lives of our medically vulnerable. We desperately need to see faithful Catholic pastoral witness that confounds the expectations of the elite by pointing to Jesus Christ and the moral law.

A Church that appears more concerned with baptizing the latest social and political movements is a Church that may appear to be “relevant," but one that may also find itself swallowed up by the preoccupations of our time.

As Catholics, we know all too well the reluctance of priests to preach on issues of abortion, euthanasia, assisted suicide, and other pro-life issues. We have heard that the Church cannot risk becoming too political.

At the same time, some within the Church are now openly supporting Black Lives Matter, an organization that openly declares itself hostile to the family, to moral norms as taught by the Church, and whose founders embrace the deadly ideology of Marxism.

For example, Bishop Mark J. Seitz of El Paso, Texas, knelt in prayer with a cardboard sign asserting his support for this ideology.

Recently, during an online liturgy of the mass, Fr. Kenneth Boller at The Church of St. Francis Xavier in New York, led the congregation with what appears to sound like questions affirming the BLM agenda. Moreover, while reading these questions, pictures of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, assumed victims of racial injustice, were placed on the altar of St. Francis Xavier Church, a place typically reserved for Saints of the Catholic Church.

Contrast these two stories with what happened in the Diocese of Lafayette, Indiana, where Rev. Theodore Rothrock of St. Elizabeth Seton Church fell victim to the ire of Bishop Timothy Doherty. Fr. Rothrock used strong language in his weekly church bulletin criticizing the Black Lives Matter movement and its organizers. Consequently, Bishop Doherty suspended Fr. Rothrock from public ministry.

In 1972, Pope Pius VI said, “The smoke of Satan has entered the temple of God." It seems that too many of our clergy today are enjoying the smell.

I encourage all who are concerned about the human right to life and about Christ-centered reforms in our culture and our Church to raise your voices for pastoral leadership in every area of our shared lives as Christian people.

Bobby Schindler is a Senior Fellow with Americans United for Life, Associate Scholar at the Charlotte Lozier Institute, and President of the Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network.