February 16, 2016

I've heard some bizarre things since the news of Justice Scalia's death broke on Saturday, but Glenn Beck's little rant here surpasses many of them.

"I just woke the American people up," Beck said, explaining the wonders of God's plan. "I took them out of the game show moment and woke enough of them up to say, look at how close your liberty is to being lost. You now have lost your liberty. You replace one guy and you now have 5-4 decisions in the other direction. Just with this one guy, you've lost your liberty so you'd better elect somebody that is going to be somebody on [the court] because for the next 30 years, if you don't, the Constitution as you know it [is gone]."

"The Constitution is hanging by a thread," he declared. "That thread has just been cut and the only way that we survive now is if we have a true constitutionalist."

It's important to note that Beck is speaking solely for men here, because a "true constitutionalist" in the mold of Antonin Scalia would see to it that women, minorities, LGBTQ people, and others lose their liberty forever.

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