Glenn Beck Addresses Tomi Lahren’s Controversial Comments

Tomi Lahren appeared on “The View” last week and explained why she’s pro-choice. Now, I’m not saying you can’t be a pro-choice conservative. This isn’t about that. This is about Tomi exhibiting her stunning inability to articulate conservatism without a script. I mean, she basically defended her stance by calling pro-life conservatives giant hypocrites, and that really irked me.

“I’m pro choice, and here’s why. I am a constitutional, you know, someone that loves the Constitution,” Lahren said. “I’m someone that’s for limited government. So I can’t sit here and be a hypocrite and say I’m for limited government but I think the government should decide what women do with their bodies. I can sit here and say that, as a Republican and I can say, you know what, I’m for limited government, so stay out of my guns, and you can stay out of my body as well.”

Preserving innocent life is inconsistent with the values of our founding documents? No. That’s absurd. The government’s sole purpose is to protect our unalienable rights.  One individual’s actions can’t infringe on the rights of another human being. In this case, that human being is an unborn child. One could argue that the government has the duty to protect the rights of an unborn child.

But sure. We’re the hypocrites.

By the way, Tomi tweeted out this defense, and it’s kind of ridiculous.

There is no such thing as “my truth.” There’s just truth. You can’t have your own. That defies the very definition of truth.

There are more tweets where that came from. Tomi basically argues that conservatives don’t all fit into one mold (which is true) and complains that the “conservative police” are after her. Also, there’s this.

Kaitlyn Schallhorn is a reporter at The Blaze.

Again, this isn’t about Tomi being pro-choice. This is about her supposedly representing the next generation of millennial conservatives. I take issue with that. She’s too inconsistent. Case in point.

That was just three months ago.

Tomi either 1.) Lacks true understanding and/or principle or 2.) Caved to the pressure on “The View.” Either way, it’s not good. Abortion is either murder or it’s not. You can’t have it both ways. And for the record, Glenn Beck retweeted that video.

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Needless to say, he’s not incredibly happy with her.

He even took it a step further and explained how Tomi’s inference– that pro-life conservatives are hypocrites– is flawed.

Here are a few excerpts from his explanation

The founders were really, really clear. The preamble of the constitution clearly states to secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity. Well, who are our posterity, if not our unborn children and grandchildren and great grandchildren. Our descendants and future generation, that’s who the constitution is securing the blessings of liberty for. Not just us. The founders wrote endlessly about things that they wanted to change about British common law.

 

Comparatively, they didn’t talk about abortion often, but they did talk about it. And that’s because abortion was already illegal under British common law. The context of the comments made in the era shows this really clearly. James Wilson, one of the only six people who signed both the decoration and the constitution, he was also an original judge on the Supreme Court. He said, and I quote, “Human life from its commencement to its close is protected by common law. Life begins when the infant is first able to stir in the womb.”

 

 

So I would disagree that you’re a hypocrite if you want limited government and yet you want the government to protect life of the unborn. It’s very, very clear. But it takes intellectual honesty, and it takes a willingness to actually think these things through and to do more than just read Twitter or Facebook to get your news and your political opinions. You actually have to study things — these things out in your mind. Especially at a time period like today. Bomb throwing is — bomb throwing in today’s world is dangerous. Freedom of speech, it’s not free. Speech isn’t free. It comes with a very high price tag. First, being intellectually honest and intellectually curious. Speech is not free. It comes with another cost and usually to the other people at the other end of your argument. The pen is mightier than the sword, and it can destroy people if your aim is clicks, views, and ratings.

That being said, there are rumors Tomi’s leaving The Blaze later this year. Guess we’ll see.

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