POWER GRAB: Here’s how US presidents use ‘moments of crisis’ to override Constitutional law

According to the Constitution of the United States, Congress has more legislative power than the president (learn more about this here.) But just try telling that to a modern-day president. Case in point: President Barack Obama's imperious warning to Republican members of Congress regarding attempts to defund Obama-care:

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“We've got to have something … to sell our caucus, and I said to them, I said let me tell you something, I spent a year and a half getting healthcare passed. I had to take that issue across the country and I paid significant political costs to get it done," said President Obama. “The notion that I'm going to let you guys undo that in a six-month spending bill?' I said, you wanna repeal health care? Go at it. We'll have that debate. But, you're not going to be able to do that by nickel-and-diming me in the budget. You think we're stupid?"

“Unbelievable arrogance," said Glenn Beck of the former president's closed-door candor with donors. “But he's not the only one. They're all like that. This is the attitude now, that the president is somehow or another equal to or even more powerful than Congress when it comes to legislation. But that thinking is totally upside down compared to the Constitution."

So how did we get here?

Our founders designed a remarkable government, carefully spelled out in the Constitution. But it didn't take long before vying political party's worked out a way to use crisis as the catalyst for change. In fact, the second president of the United States, John Adams, was the first to use a moment of crisis to step outside of the Constitutional boundary.

Prompted by an undeclared naval war between the U.S. and France in 1798, Adams signed the Alien and Sedition Acts, which gave the government powers to deport “enemy aliens" and to arrest anyone who disagreed with the government. Fortunately, they didn't last.

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As politicians and the mainstream media continue to insist that America is divided and at each other's throats, Dr. Ben Carson has a different message. He joined the "Glenn Beck Podcast" this week to discuss his time in the Trump administration and how we move forward and heal America. Overall, he says, we must realize "Americans are NOT each other's enemies."

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Does parody even exist anymore? Filmmaker Ami Horowitz recently went to Yale University to ask students to sign his 'petition' to repeal the U.S. Constitution — and they actually did it!

Ami joined Glenn Beck on "Glenn TV" recently to describe how this wasn't just a few people — this was 65 percent of those he asked, and NO ONE seemed to think it was a bad idea.

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The far left is tearing apart the social fabric of our country in the name of "progress." From its emphasis on government dependency, to the $15 minimum wage, to the embrace of Marxist Critical Race Theory in our schools, the Left is destroying our culture and way of life.

On Glenn TV this week, Glenn Beck spoke with Christopher Rufo, director of the Center on Wealth and Poverty, about the latest insane example of the Marxist lies destroying the minds of our kids: A New York school sent parents a "white identities" chart advocating for "white traitors" and "white abolitionists."

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There is an all-out assault on the social fabric of our country. The kids are NOT all right. In the name of "progress," we're destroying their minds with Marxist lies. In the name of "safety," we're destroying their souls by keeping them locked down.

On his Glenn TV special this week, Glenn Beck takes on the national suicide that the Left is committing by destroying our culture and way of life and how it's also leading to actual suicide of our kids. Experts on the front lines expose how the lies of critical race theory are crippling our children's future and provide tools for parents to fight back.

Finally, Glenn hears from a parent who tragically lost his teen son, who took his own life due to COVID isolation. He has a powerful message for parents, teachers, and politicians who he says are failing our kids.

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