Dog victory: Florida Greyhound racing will soon be a thing of the past

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The midterms are the gift that keeps on giving. They're so much more than one day in November. For weeks to come, we'll be unpacking all the policy changes that were enacted yesterday.

One slightly odd, though generally heartwarming, amendment that passed yesterday was Amendment 13 in Florida, which will end greyhound racing in the state by 2020, and greyhound racing tracks have until 2021 to close. Presently, Florida has 11 of the 17 dog tracks remaining in the country.

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The amendment passed with a 69-31 percent victory, which the Committee to Protect Dogs described as "a knock-out blow to a cruel industry that has been hurting and killing dogs for nearly a century."

The fight that resulted in the bill's passing was in part led by Laura Trump, daughter-in-law of president Donald Trump—President Trump himself lobbied in favor of the amendment.

"These dogs are in cages 23 hours a day," Laura Trump said in a recent interview with the Palm Beach Post. "As a Republican and as a dog lover, I said here's something you can do that's great for business, great for taxpayers... and you're giving a chance to all these dogs here who otherwise are going to be in really sad, deplorable conditions."

Alongside Laura Trump was Republican Attorney General Pam Bondi, who you will remember was harassed by protestors when she went to see the Mister Rogers movie.

The historical consequences of this are incredibly significant.

Bondi had previously described dog racing as "a black eye" on the state, adding "that 419 greyhounds have tested positive for illegal drugs, including cocaine, over the last decade."

The amendment marked an interesting bipartisan accord.

Among the amendment's largest advocates was Carey Theil, executive director of GREY2K USA, a non-profit organization devoted to passing stronger greyhound protection laws and ending dog racing in the U.S.

"The historical consequences of this are incredibly significant," Theil said. "We're seeing one of the highest approvals of any animal welfare measure in the nation."

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."

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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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As calls for censorship and restrictions against conservative voices get louder, Glenn Beck said he feels an "awesome responsibility" to speak, not the words he'd personally like to say, but those he believes the Lord would want him to share.

"It's an awesome responsibility, and one that I am not worthy of," Glenn said. "I want to say ... what He wants me to say. And I have to listen very carefully, because I feel the same way you do. But that will get us nowhere."

Glenn said it's time for Americans who are awake — not woke — to come together, no matter which side of the political aisle you're on, and stand with the truth.

"We are the Alamo, we will stand. But we desperately, desperately need you," Glenn said. "We need the people who are awake — not woke — awake. You may disagree with us. We are your allies, not your enemies. And if you will not stand with us in our hour of need, there will be no one left to stand with you in your hour of need. We must all come together, anyone who is awake."

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