Texans do NOT want Civil War II. We want our Constitution back.

Editor's note: This article was originally published on TheBlaze.com.

Texas and the Biden administration are at loggerheads, and now we have 25 governors who are saying, “Governor Greg Abbott's fight to secure the border is constitutional, and we support Texas.” Arkansas Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders (R) said, "If President Biden won't defend us, states will have to defend themselves. Arkansas stands with Texas." Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin (R) likewise said, "The Biden administration continues to refuse to secure the border. Virginia supports Abbott and Texas' constitutional right to defend itself."

Twenty-five states support Texas. Twenty-five through their words or their silence do not. This is a constitutional crisis that we haven’t had since the 1860s.

What Greg Abbott is doing is absolutely right. We use the tools that the Constitution has given us. We don't compromise. We don't back down.

Now, there are always crazy people. We have people on the left who want violence, and we have those who claim to be on the right who want violence. They want another civil war. They say, "We could Balkanize the country!" Have you been to the Balkans? You don't want to do that. That’s foolish.

Then there are the people in the middle. They are peaceful, but they’re also angry. They’re saying, “Someone must do something. We have to stand up.” That is what Abbott has done, and he has done it the right way. He's done it with Ken Paxton, one of the best attorneys general in the country. They know the Constitution inside and out, and they are taking the constitutional route.

Keep the republic together

Remember when our founding fathers said that governments are “instituted among men" to protect these rights, and when a government becomes hostile to those rights, it’s the right of the people to “throw off such government” and form a new government? A lot of people are calling for that right now.

Let’s think for a moment.

First, let’s remember that the new government must be more likely to protect those rights than the one you currently have. Sorry, leftists, you would be in violation, just like the South was in violation in the 1860s. At the time of the Civil War, our government hadn’t been protecting everybody's rights as it should have. But when the South wanted to abolish the current government to increase slavery, to deprive more people of more rights, when we should have been protecting the rights of those people, we said, “No. That is not a legitimate government.”

This is a constitutional crisis that we haven’t had since the 1860s.

Second, remember when Abraham Lincoln came in, he said the most important thing is to save the Union. Why? Because a house divided against itself cannot stand. We know that to be true. So the most important thing we need to do is hold the republic together. We must hold the republic together. But realize that Lincoln was also right in predicting that if we were ever to fall, the threat would come from the inside. The threat is among us. The threat is from the system.

Constitutional rights and wrongs

America’s founders gave us all kinds of tools we can use to fight against this threat for the sake of our republic.

Greg Abbott’s decision to call out the National Guard to address the border crisis was clearly constitutional. We are under an invasion. The federal government is not fulfilling its duty. We should celebrate that we have the constitutional ability to defend ourselves when the federal government fails to do so. The founders foresaw this.

Some Democrats have come out and said that Joe Biden must nationalize the National Guard, which would give control to the president and not to the governor. Technically, Biden does have that ability, which might also involve deploying federal troops to the border to take charge. People are afraid this could go south. I don't think our National Guard would fire on federal troops. They wouldn't. Now, somebody could be stupid. The Boston Massacre started with a single shot fired in anger.

Greg Abbott’s decision to call out the National Guard to address the border crisis was clearly constitutional.

But I do not believe that the Texas National Guard would turn on Texas with the Constitution being so clear. I don't think Greg Abbott wants that. I don't think anyone else wants that. What Texas does want is a challenge in the Supreme Court. “We disagree. Now the government has taken extra steps to harm Texas, and we’re just following the Constitution. Who is right?"

The November election matters

We also have something exciting happening right now: an election in November. We need to watch how all of this plays out. If you have “checked out” and you’re not paying attention because you don’t want to be part of that system, then how are you going to complain? We have a duty to make sure this election is as safe as possible.

This is vital. Even if there was a chance the founding fathers could have voted King George III out without overthrowing the government — which they couldn't have, but stick with me. If the American colonists had had proper representation, they would have had recourse to the ballot and might not have needed the bullet. If an election was happening in November 1776, they might have been pessimistic about their chances, but they wouldn’t have written the Declaration of Independence in July.

So let's stop throwing around the idea of civil war. Civil war is very bad idea, and I think everybody agrees.

What should we do? What Greg Abbott is doing is absolutely right. We use the tools that the Constitution has given us. We don't compromise. We don't back down.

Soros is trying to elect MORE TEXAS RINOs. Here's how YOU can stop him.

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Texas is under threat of a George Soros-backed takeover.

Soros-funded RINO judges have been elected in some of the highest courts in Texas. These judges implemented restrictions that have blocked nearly a thousand cases of voter fraud from being investigated or prosecuted from across the state. These new restrictions are similar to ones in place in states like George, Arizona, and Wisconsin, leaving Texas more susceptible to election corruption than ever. If Texas falls to corruption, America will lose its largest bastion of conservative electoral power in the nation. Without Texas, Republicans WILL NOT be able to win national elections and liberal corruption will go unchecked across the country.

Fortunately, there is a way to stop this: YOU.

If you live in Texas you have a chance to stand up against corruption and to fight back! Starting Tuesday, February 20th, early voting for the primaries begins, where three of these judges are up for election. Go out and vote. If the right people are voted in, there's a good chance the restrictions will be lifted and election fraud can once again be prosecuted.

But remember, you can't just go in and vote for anyone who has an "R" next to their name. Sorors knows that a registered Democrat would never stand a chance in Texas, so his lackeys register as Republicans and ride the little "R" right into office. So who do you vote for?

Fortunately, Glenn had Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on his show today and Ken gave us his list of judges that he vouches for. His list is as follows:

  • Gina Parker
  • Lee Finley
  • David Schenck
The Primary Election runs from February 20th to March 5th. This is your chance to get out there and make a difference. It might be the most important election you ever participate in. If you need to know where your nearest polling location is, or any other information regarding the election, you can go to votetexas.gov to find out more.
It's time to stand up.

Hypocrisy EXPOSED: The 'Amazon Files' and what WE are doing about it

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Who is really banning books?

For years now, Conservatives have been taking flak from the left for supposed "book bans." The left likes to compare these "bans" to Nazi book burnings, accusing the right of sweeping authoritarian decrees designed to suppress information. In reality, this is a movement largely motivated by parents, who want to remove inappropriate books from children's libraries.

But if you want to discuss authoritarian book bans, look no further than the White House. As Glenn recently covered, the Biden administration has been pressuring the world's largest bookseller, Amazon, into suppressing books they disagree with.

On February 5th, 2024, Ohio Representative Jim Jordan released a slew of subpoenaed documents that exposed pressure placed on Amazon by the Biden Administration. The documents, which Jordan dubbed "The Amazon Files" after Elon Musk's "The Twitter Files," revealed an email conversation between Andrew Slavitt, a former White House senior adviser, and Amazon employees. In these emails, Slavitt complained that the top search results for books on "vaccines" were "concerning" and then requested that Amazon intervene. Amazon initially refused, not out of some altruistic concern for the free exchange of information. They thought any action taken would be "too visible" and would further exasperate the “Harry/Sally narrative,” referring to the outrage that followed Amazon's removal of Ryan T. Anderson’s book When Harry Became Sally.

Despite this initial refusal, Amazon agreed to meet with the White House a few days later. The number one item on their agenda was removing books from the website. An Amazon employee even admitted that the reason they even took this meeting was due to the pressure being placed on them by the Biden Administration.

What was the result of this meeting? Amazon caved. They began to implement ways of limiting the outreach of books that challenged the mainstream vaccine narrative and other books the White House might not like.

The White House was caught red-handed pressuring the world's largest bookseller to restrict the sale of books they consider in opposition to their narrative, and they have the gall to accuse conservatives of information suppression. This is just ONE of many actions committed by the Biden Administration that are more characteristic of a dictator than a president.

What can you do about it? Fortunately, you are not dependent on Amazon and its corrupted algorithm to help you find books. Every week right here on GlennBeck.com, we highlight books that Glenn is reading or talking about in our "Glenn's Bookshelf" series. Here you can find a wide selection of books free from Amazon's filters. Be sure to sign up for Glenn's newsletter to find out about new additions to "Glenn's Bookshelf" every week.

10 times Biden has acted like a DICTATOR

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The left-wing media's most recent tirade is accusing Trump of being a dictator. But, as Glenn said, "Everything they're accusing us of, they're doing."

Since day one, the Biden administration has overstepped the bounds placed on the executive branch set by the Constitution. In Glenn's most recent TV Special, he examined ten times Biden acted like a dictator, NOT a president. Here are 10 of Biden's Dictator Moves, and click HERE to get ALL of the research that went into this week's Glenn TV special:

5 ways to protect your First Amendment rights. Number 4 will surprise you.

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Every day it seems Glenn covers another story revealing how people across the world at all levels of power DESPISE the fact that YOU have rights, and they are actively trying to curtail them. Recently, there has been a string of attacks against the rights outlined in the First Amendment: the freedom of religion, the freedom of speech, the freedom of press, the freedom of assembly, and the freedom to petition.

As a refresher, the First Amendment reads as follows:

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

This is powerful stuff, there is a good reason the Founding Fathers made it the FIRST Amendment. It's also the reason why power-hungry elites are attacking it. These attacks are designed to control the way you think, speak, and believe, vote, what you read, and who holds your representatives responsible. The First Amendment is our strongest weapon against tyrants, and they know it.

So what can you do about it? Hope that some wig in Washinton will eventually do something? We know how well that works. The best thing to do is to stay active, engage in the issues you care about, and exercise your rights.

So where to start? Here are a few things YOU can do to protect your First Amendment rights:

Religion

The best way to flex your Freedom of Religion is to—you guessed it—practice your faith. Become an active member in your place of worship, go to scripture studies, invite your friends to that late afternoon event, and walk the life. This can impact the way you spend money as well. Shop the businesses and brands that share your values, and don't shop at the ones that scorn them. Keeping the community alive and healthy is the best way to ensure that generations to come will be able to experience the freedom you enjoy.

Speech

Much like religion, the best way to protect your freedom of speech is... to speak. Engage your friends and family in polite, civil conversation. Stand up for what you believe in, and make your case to your peers. Just remember to keep it friendly. No one ever won an argument by shouting down their opponent. The civil exchange of ideas is the cornerstone of our republic, and a dialogue where the participants are well-informed, considerate, compassionate, and open-minded can have permanent impacts on all involved.

Press

Freedom of the Press seems a little tricky at first. Unless you work for the media, what are you supposed to do? Quit your job and go work for the local newspaper? The good news is that exercising this right is not nearly that difficult. In fact, you are currently doing it. The best thing you can do is to read from outlets that produce informative content. Want to know what Glenn consumes to stay informed every day? Sign up for Glenn's Morning Brief newsletter to get all the stories Glenn gets sent to his desk every day sent straight to your inbox.

Assembly

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Freedom of assembly is one of the more impactful yet underutilized freedoms in the First Amendment. Peaceably assembling and protesting with like-minded individuals can hugely influence politicians and policies while simultaneously creating community and fellowship between attendees. It's understandable why more people don't turn out. We're all busy people with busy schedules, and flying out to D.C. for the weekend seems like a daunting task to many. Thankfully, you don't have to go out all the way to D.C. to make a difference. Gather some like-minded people in your town and bring awareness to issues that impact your community. Big change starts locally, and exercising your freedom to assemble can be the catalyst to lasting impact.

Petition

If you've been a long-time listener of Glenn, then you will have heard a few of his calls to action where he asks his audience to contact their representatives about a particular piece of policy. There is a good reason Glenn keeps on doing those: they work. Whether it's your local mayor or your senator, a call and an email go a long way. If you really want to make a change, convince your friends and family to reach out as well.