"Last night, the Constitution of the United States of America went on hiatus," Glenn Beck said on his radio program Friday. "I don't know if it ever comes back. But last night it was declared that we no longer have to live under the shadow of the Constitution."
Beck said that with President Barack Obama's announcement that he is taking executive action to stop the deportation of millions of illegal immigrants -- something he stated for years that he does not have the authority to do -- America lost the rule of law and with it, any sense of justice.
"What kind of world do you want to live in?" Beck asked. "Do you want one that makes sense, is predictable, that praises those people who do right and punishes those people who do wrong? ... Because once we officially extinguish the rule of law, something that we can all believe in ... the simple documents that say, 'All men are created equal and endowed by their creator with certain inalienable rights, among them life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.' Once we take that simple idea and wash it out, how many billions of people will suffer?"
Beck said when there is no rule of law, chaos begins and people "cry out for a strong man." People start to feel like "suckers" for following the rules, and a system of self-governance no longer works.
Beck said Americans must strive to be "completely filled with love and completely filled with law," because without love and the law, there is no justice.
"If you weren't filled, as a spouse, with 100 percent love and 100 percent law in your own home, tell me how that would work out," Beck said. "'Honey, I love you. Okay, that marriage contract -- I wasn't paying attention to that with Susan. But you don't understand how hurt Susan is. You don't understand what was happening in Susan's life. Honey, I was just giving her a little love.'"
"No. There's a marriage contract," Beck said. "There is the rule of law in our marriage, and I have to be filled 100 percent with the rule of law in my marriage, and 100 percent with love, no matter what's happening."
Beck and his co-hosts ran down the arguments President Obama used to justify taking executive action to stop the deportation of illegals, one of which is that many of the illegals have been here for years.
"They've been breaking the law longer, so that makes it better?" Pat Gray asked. "If this woman who has entered our marriage as a third party, if she's been hitting on me for more than five years, that makes it okay?"
Beck said Americans have forgotten who they are, and have begun "praising those who do wrong and prosecuting those who do right." While Americans once believed in "law over king," Beck said Obama's announcement heralds the beginning of "king over law."
"If we're not filled 100 percent with love and 100 percent with law, then there is no justice, and there is no United States of America," Beck said. "That torch that the Lady Liberty holds, we have extinguished it. In a nutshell, that is what happened last night."
Beck said President Obama will likely continue to break the law, but what is far more troubling is the door he has opened for his successors.
"We are now living in the shadow of a king," Beck concluded, "the biggest shadow of them all."
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