How Well Do You Really Understand Civil Rights?
Here’s A Crash Course

Glenn Beck has begun to make the case that pushing back against big government is not a political issue, but a matter of civil rights.

When the IRS targets and intimidates Americans or when the NSA records every phone call you make, those are examples of civil rights being infringed, he says.

When many people think of civil rights, they think of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the 1960s. But speaking with David Barton, Rabbi Daniel Lapin, Pastor Ken Hutcherson, Beck said the civil rights movement “started with Moses, and it never ended.”

Barton proceeded to explain civil rights from a constitutional and religious perspective, saying they “only work if you have absolute standards for what they are, and those absolute standards have always been – particularly for America, most of western civilization – the laws of nature and nature’s God.”

He gave an example: you have a right to life, and the government exists to protect your right to life. But today’s government appears to think equally that it protects your right to abortion, to take a life.

“That’s a violation of civil rights,” Barton said.

Watch his complete explanation, below:

But even if you see the matter as a civil rights issue, what does that mean? What can be done about it?

Pastor Hutcherson, a black man who grew up during the civil rights fight of the 1960s, said that if blacks were being targeted and intimidated by the IRS “There would be an uproar! We would already be marching!”

“What are you doing…allowing the government, allowing our president to allow others to take your rights away?” he asked.

The group agreed that religious leaders will be key in reasserting constitutional principles and rights.

“[We need to] help them find their courage again and if need be, we train the sheep to kick the shepherd down the path,” Hutcherson said.

3 Comments Posted

  1. Just watched The Blaze video with the four of you. Just wanted to write and let you know that I am with you all! Very moving video! Keeping pushing forward gentlemen…i’m right next to you pushing forward with you! This is one conservative Christian woman who loves Jesus with all her heart and wants to help turn this country/world back to Him!

  2. Our hearts are heavy tonight as we learned of Ken’s passing. We loved him dearly and going to miss listening to his podcast sermons. We met him on The Blaze TV and he deeply inspired and touched our lives. Although we know he is in the arms of the Lord and the heavenlys are having a big party right now… the loss is tremendous for those left behind. We will be praying for all his loved ones. Asking God to give you peace and hope until you meet again. May the thought of someday rejoicing with Ken, bring you peace, may the love of those who remain with you give you comfort. Blessings from Doug and Christine Stickelmeyer

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