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.

Presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) may say he's all about advocating for the common good, but during his more than 30 years in "public service," the socialist senator has been more adept at promoting his own bottom line.

Investigative journalist and best-selling author, Peter Schweizer, joined Glenn Beck in the studio Friday to discuss his new book, "Profiles in Corruption: Abuse of Power by America's Political Elite," and to break downs how Sanders has become the very model of the corrupt socialist leader who becomes wealthy at the expense of the citizens they are elected to serve.

"It's a major problem for Bernie Sanders," Schweizer said. "He's turned socialism into a profession that has generated a lot of money to his family."

"Isn't that what always happens?" Glenn asked. "I mean, everybody in charge of a socialist country, they walk away with billions, in some cases, and the people are left starving."

"Yes, that's exactly right," agreed Schweizer. "It is a racket for Bernie Sanders. And the sort of austere image that he presents —kind of the John the Baptist of the progressive movement — it's simply not true."

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By now you've probably heard all about former Vice President Joe Biden's alleged corruption in Ukraine with his son, Hunter, and the Ukrainian energy company, Burisma. But as it turns out, the Biden family's dubious dealings weren't limited to Ukraine, but extended to China as well.

In this clip, Glenn Beck explains Hunter Biden's four primary "problems" in China, including partnering with criminals, working with Chinese companies accused of stealing and spying on the U.S. military, as well as some very sketchy investments.

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Bill O'Reilly joined the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" on Friday for his weekly take on the 2020 presidential race.

O'Reilly emphasized what a dangerous candidate socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) really is, and how the media is working to mislead voters by depicting other Democratic candidates, such as former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, as "moderate."

"The Democratic Party has been hijacked -- and this is no breaking news -- by the progressive left. Which is now being enabled by the national media," said O'Reilly.

"Bernie Sanders is a dangerous man. In any sane time, media time, that would be clear to everybody. But it's not," he added. "It's like, 'Oh, there's uncle Bernie and he just wants to give stuff away. What a great guy.' [He's] not a great guy, all right? He's a totalitarian. He'll take your freedom, in every area, away. Every area. There isn't one area, that Bernie Sanders wouldn't intrude upon, in your personal freedom. Yet, that's not reported. You don't know it unless you pay attention. It's all a bunch of dishonest blather that has obliterated the so-called moderate Democrat. And there are millions of those people. They don't know what to do because they have no voice in the media."

Glenn pointed out that the media has been "trying to make Pete Buttigieg into a moderate" ever since his strong showing in the Iowa caucuses last week.

"So, Pete Buttigieg: Harvard grad. Rhodes Scholar. Brilliant man, he is brilliant. Great speaker. Almost as good as Beck and I. Not quite, but almost," O'Reilly said. "He's only 38, all right? So, the guy goes out and runs for president after being the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, for eight years, and almost destroying that city. The city is in chaos, yet he's re-elected with 80% of the vote the second time. That's what a good BS'er Pete Buttigieg is.

The two went on to break down Buttegieg's radical policy plans on immigration, abortion, gun control, and more.

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On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck and his chief researcher, Jason Buttrill, have uncovered new evidence that suggests the coronavirus death toll numbers coming from China are grossly inaccurate.

After vetting several deep-fake videos circulating on social media, Jason unearthed shocking whistleblower-videos released by citizens of the communist state that show entire warehouses filled with body bags, along with other atrocities.

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