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GLENN: I want you to hear the words of your representative. What is the meaning of that word, your representative? Somebody that represents you.

PAT: That means there are masters, right? A representative, that means they control every aspect of our lives and they rule over us?

GLENN: A representative generally is not defined as someone who knows better than you and so they will tell you to sit down and shut up.

PAT: What, really?

GLENN: If you have a representative go and do business for you, they represent your values, your ideas and they are in charge, they are empowered by you to make decisions for you but in a way that reflects your values, your ideas, your thought process.

PAT: So like, if you were to send a representative let's say to a meeting on 8/28 or whatever and they came back, then they would tell you exactly from that meeting, they would come back and they would tell you exactly what they're going to do and what you're going to do now with the information.

GLENN: No, that's not the way it works. But apparently in Washington this is your representative, Nancy Pelosi and what she now says about those who question the 9/11 mosque.

PELOSI: But there is no question that there is a concerted effort to make this a political issue by some, and I join those who have called for looking into how is this opposition to the mosque being funded. How is this being ginned up that we are talking about Treasure Island, something we've been working on for a decade, something of great interest to our community as we go forward to an election about the future of our country and two of the first three questions are about a zoning issue in New York City.

PAT: So she has joined with those who are calling for an investigation.

GLENN: For an investigation on those who question the mosque.

PAT: She's not calling for an investigation or joining with those who wonder where the money's coming from for the mosque.



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GLENN: No.

PAT: And there's plenty of questions about that.

GLENN: Stu, do you want to give just a preview of something I shared with you last night.

PAT: Wow.

GLENN: And Stu is looking into this. This is for next week, I'm doing a special on Fox on Sharia law and the role that Sharia law is playing in the rest of the world and the role that it is about to play here, I am convinced.

PAT: We just had that ruling in New Jersey.

GLENN: Exactly right. Is there any role with this mosque and Sharia law? Listen to what we found.

STU: Well --

GLENN: You don't have to outline it all because we're not prepared to outline all of it. Just give a general look at what one of the things that this mosque is intrigued with.

STU: There is something called the Sharia index project that they are working with and have actually created. It's sort of a way to look at what government is the most Islamic and how would you create or implement that sort of government.

GLENN: Their words, create or implement Sharia law or, no, they say --

STU: Concept of the Islamic state.

GLENN: Islamic state.

PAT: And that's the Cordoba project?

GLENN: That's one of the things the Cordoba project appears to be involved with at this point.

STU: And so, talking about a perfectly Islamic state and

GLENN: And let's let's just do this. Pat, give me the history of Cordoba.

PAT: Cordoba is a city in Spain that became the Muslim capital basically of the Western world when Islam conquered it and then it became a symbol of Islam's victory over Christianity.

GLENN: They took a church, a giant cathedral.

PAT: And built the third largest mosque in the world there in Cordoba.

GLENN: Is it reasonable to ask to see if the terrorist, the Muslims that are extreme and extreme American haters, is it unreasonable to ask the question, do they believe that we are a wildly decadent society, that we are a society that is corrupting the world. They call us the Great Satan for a reason. Is it possible that that is it? And that it is possible that the World Trade Center was looked at in the Muslim world by some as our temple to our god, money and power. Is it possible that it is viewed by some in the Muslim world as that temple. Just like, or our cathedral, just like in Cordoba they take the cathedral of Christianity, conquer Christianity and then take that cathedral and make it into a mosque, the third largest mosque in the world. And that was a statement to the rest of the world that we have conquered their god and we are now leading. We have conquered them. Now, why would this mosque be called the Cordoba project? Well, as somebody who names things in organizations, as somebody who has named a project the 9/12 project, why did I call it the 9/12 project? Because I wanted to make sure that we understood what we were like at that time, understood that day. Not 9/11. Don't focus on 9/11. Don't focus on the bad. Focus on the good. We came together. We had values and principles, and we had things in order on 9/12. So the 9/12 project is to try to teach us how we can be like that as we were without the fear on 9/12 every day of our lives because if we're like that, we will cure our country. What project is Cordoba project trying to do? What is the project? What is it they are trying to say? What is it they are trying to remember? What is it they are trying to teach with the Cordoba project? Is that unreasonable to ask? Does that sound like something that should, should be a federal investigation? Not on what the Cordoba project is and who's involved and is Sharia law involved at all. None of that, no, no, no. Me asking the question. Now our government is saying Nancy Pelosi, there should be an investigation on the critics of this mosque.

PAT: And who's funding them? What sinister method of funding do you think they are getting? And what are they spending it on? I haven't seen any ads.

GLENN: Have you noticed, though, that they are starting to go after people and saying, who's funding this

PAT: Oh, yeah.

GLENN: vast rightwing? Who's doing that? You don't need to fund this! This is grassroots. It's common sense!

PAT: That's all you should understand.

GLENN: You don't need to fund an outrage over a mosque that was going to be dedicated on the anniversary, the tenth anniversary of 9/11. You don't need a dime to have that spread, not a dime.

PAT: No. But that's all Nancy Pelosi understands is funding for Astroturf projects.

GLENN: The Tides Foundation.

PAT: That's all she gets.

GLENN: And by the way, what does the Tides Foundation mean? Why the Tides Foundation? Because it was founded during the time of Ronald Reagan and they knew, progressives knew. This is why they named it that. They had to change the tide. That's the Tides Foundation. Why ACORN, from something small grows a mighty oak. ACORN. Why do they call it the Apollo Alliance, the Apollo Alliance that wrote the stimulus package? Because it had to be big, bold and brash and once it launched, you couldn't stop it. There are reasons behind every name. Let's ask the reason behind the Cordoba project. Could we possibly do that?

PAT: Who's funding you now ? Ask that question.

GLENN: Americans For Prosperity. But who funds Americans For Prosperity? Can you play that clip? Americans For Prosperity. Now, I don't really know anything except these guys have always been, at least in my head, good guys. Good guys. Listen to what the president said about these guys.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Right now all around this country, there are groups with harmless sounding names like Americans For Prosperity who are running millions of dollars of ads against Democratic candidates, all across the country. And they don't have to say who exactly the Americans For Prosperity are. You don't know if it's a foreign controlled, you don't know if it's a big oil company.

GLENN: Okay.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Or a big bank.

GLENN: Okay, stop. Why is it that Jim Wallis, isn't anybody looking into who funds Jim Wallis?

PAT: Oh, he is really denying that any money is coming from George Soros.

GLENN: I'm sure enough money is coming from George Soros directly, I'm sure. George Soros has made it a tangled web that he weaves.

Let me ask you this: Who is funding the counter Glenn Beck Martin Luther King thing right now? Who's funding that? Do you know? Do you know who's the other 98%? Do you know anything about this?

STU: What a conspiracy theorist! Glenn Beck baselessly thinks someone's funding these organizations. What a crazy person! Americans For Prosperity, we've got to look into that. But jeez, Glenn's nuts!

GLENN: Isn't it weird, isn't it weird that the other 98%, have you seen who's I don't even remember the name of this Jewish rabbi or something that was so dead set against me on social justice? Remember, he came out and he caused a whole bunch of stink, and I don't remember what it is. He's involved. Isn't that weird. Isn't that weird. This organization seems to just come out of nowhere all of a sudden. Has all this funding. Well, that's weird. That's weird, I think you could safely say on the left, you don't know how much is federally funded. You don't know how much is funded from foreign entities or foreign governments. But mark my words. If you don't think Iran through Hamas is being funded here in the United States, if you don't think that there is foreign money trying to tear this country apart and trying to tear this country down and trying to pit us against each other, you are out of your mind. You are out of your mind. You look for things that are uniting, and I'm sorry, but the Cordoba project is not uniting. If you wanted to unite people, you don't spit in their face. You don't spit in their face. You on a tenth anniversary of after you've killed 3,000 people, you're going to now build your mosque? On -- Really? If you were a clean organization where there was no doubt in anybody's mind that you were the moderate Muslim, there wouldn't be a problem. But there's too many questions here. You are the Cordoba project. Hmmm. Too many questions. And Nancy Pelosi, investigate this. I’d love to testify. I'd love to. I don't fear you. You work for us.

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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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