Let's save asylum for those who REALLY need it

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There's been a lot of talk lately about refugees and asylum. The Left and the mainstream media have used it as one of their flagship torch bearing issues to criticize the Trump Administration's border policies. More specifically with what's going on with the caravans coming up from South America. The New York Times' "The Daily" podcast yesterday compared the plight of South American refugees to that of the Jews being turned away during WW2. They didn't mention it might have had something to do with progressives and FDR, but I wouldn't expect them to say that anyway. Even Beto O'Rourke wrote a piece on how he would deal with this situation. Oh - and put on your shocked faces - he's reportedly reconsidering his comment on not running for president… I know I know… major shocker.

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But can you seriously compare what the Jews were facing in Nazi Germany to this migrant caravan? Can you compare them to Cubans escaping Castro, which the New York Times did as well. Filmmaker Ami Horowitz just released a video of his experience embedding with the caravan, and he asked them point blank why they had come. Every single one said they were coming for economic reasons or education. Now consider this. Mercury One and this audience helped relocate over fifteen thousand Christian refugees last year. You know how many of them got access to the United States? One - not one family - ONE PERSON! Where's the left and the mainstream media's outrage? Instead, they're directing it at migrants in South America that are trying to rush our border, assaulting the border patrol, and all because they want to go shopping in the United States.

We're not even talking about the plight of actual endangered refugees. People that need asylum as a matter of life and death. Did you know that over two million muslims are being detained in China right now in re-education concentration camps? 2 million! A member of the Chinese Muslim minority spoke in Washington yesterday to describe her experiences while in captivity. It is absolutely horrifying. Have you seen the movie V For Vendetta when Natalie Portman's character is tortured by the protagonist to show what the government's "re-education" experience looks like? This woman's account sounds almost as if the Chinese watched that scene and applied it in real life.

Have you heard this story anywhere in the media or from Democrats? Where is their outrage?

After her arrest, she had her head shaved and was interrogated for four straight days with no sleep. She was forced to abandon her native language, religion and cultural practices. Every day she was forced to memorize and sing songs praising the Communist Party. She was given electroshock treatment until she foamed at the mouth and passed out. The last phrase she heard before going unconscious was, "Being a Uigher is a crime." She was forced to take mysterious pills and white liquid that caused bleeding and disrupted menstruation. Were they forcibly sterilizing her? Keep in mind, over TWO MILLION people are enduring this… RIGHT NOW.

Have you heard this story anywhere in the media or from Democrats? Where is their outrage? Where's the oped from Beto O'Rourke? There are REAL people out there that need and deserve asylum. Mercury One is trying to help a lot of them. But the media and the Left don't appear to care or want to talk about it.

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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