Sending in the troops might be the spark to strengthen our weak border

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The wall is finally coming up… well sort of. 5,000 active duty military have been called to the Southwest border. They're coming in waves with 800 on the way right now. The emergency deployment will join over 2,000 National Guard troops that are already on the ground. On top of all that, another 7,000 troops have been put on 24-hour emergency standby.

That means that if these migrant caravans are now the new norm, they could possibly run smack dab into a hardened U.S. border of 14,000 troops. And those troops won't be carrying wet noodles as weapons. The Secretary of Defense has given the go ahead for them to carry live ammunition. Mattis clearly means business here.

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So let's think through this — fairly — for a second. First of all, unusual situations call for emergency actions. Homeland Security has confirmed that the migrant caravan is still on it's way, albeit slowly, and is about four thousand strong. They also announced the existence of a second caravan forming in Guatemala of about three thousand. Homeland Security and Defense Secretary Mattis are obviously treating this very seriously.

Even though some have mocked calling these caravans an invasion, and I won't name who (cough CNN), our Department of Defense and law enforcement are very clearly treating it as one. Mattis is deploying troops along classic military doctrine. He's matching the caravan's numbers by a two to one ratio. Nearly 8,000 troops to match a four thousand strong caravan, and 14,000 if the second caravan links up with the first swelling their numbers to seven thousand.

So to any media magician trying to spin what this caravan really is — and I don't know how you can describe a potential force of seven thousand people approaching your border carrying a foreign flag anything at all besides an invasion — but all you have to do is look at how our Defense Department is preparing. It's classic military style doctrine preparing for an unconventional attack on the country.

It's classic military style doctrine preparing for an unconventional attack on the country.

But I said that I want to be fair here. Unexpected and irregular tactics call for emergency action, and I definitely feel safer knowing our men and women in green and blue are standing watch on the border. Quite frankly we don't know what to expect here, so it's good that they're on watch. But this can not be the new norm on the border. Build the wall if you have to… and actually these new developments have pretty much made that a necessity.

But after this new threat has been properly evaluated, come up with a plan for the future that better strengthens our border and get the military out of there. Local law enforcement protects our streets, and the border patrol protects our borders. The new standard can not be the military on our borders 100% of the time. Maybe this sounds like crazy talk, but emergency situations always give birth to emergency — and permanent — changes. The federal income tax and the Patriot Act are but two examples of many.

All of this is for nothing unless the Federal Government finally comes to their senses on our weak border. Maybe this will be the catalyst that changes all that.

On "Glenn TV" this week, Megyn Kelly, host of the "Megyn Kelly Show," told Glenn Beck she believes the Democrats' talk of unity is "all nonsense" and forecasted the "death of journalism" under a Biden administration.

Megyn cited President Joe Biden's unwillingness to make concessions that would help unify Democrats and Republicans as an example of how much he actually cares about unity, and added that, while she's all for lowering the political temperature in America, she also believes there are some personal freedoms that are worth fighting for.

"What's happening substantively is worth fighting for and it's not going to go away just because [Biden] gave a nice speech," Megyn said.

"I will object. I will protect my family and what I think is right over Joe Biden's need for unity, which is false anyway. 'Unify behind my agenda' is not a real call for unity," she added.

Megyn said she believes the Left has reached too far and "awakened a sleeping giant" in reference to the silent majority who should speak up, speak out, and refuse to be silenced any longer.

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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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