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The Brody File: Howdy From Texas

The Brody File goes on the road as we travel to Texas to explore whether or not the Tea Party is dead. Also, we visit with high school cheerleaders in East Texas who are at the center of a big political controversy. And The Brody File sits down ... Read Transcript


David: THIS WEEK ON

"THE BRODY FILE," HOWDY,

Y'ALL, WE'RE IN TEXAS TO

ANSWER A SIMPLE QUESTION

WITH A COMPLICATED ANSWER:

IS THE TEA PARTY MOVEMENT

DEAD?

NO, THE TEA PARTY IS NOT

DEAD.

YOU KNOW, I THINK THEY'RE

RESTING.

David: ALSO, WE SIT

DOWN, ONE-ON-ONE, WITH ONE

OF THE TEA PARTY'S MAIN MEN

FROM RIGHT HERE IN TEXAS,

SENATOR TED CRUZ.

AT THE END OF THE DAY,

FAITH IS NOT ORGANIZED

RELIGION.

IT'S NOT GOING TO A CHURCH.

IT IS A PERSONAL

RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS

CHRIST.

David: AND WHY IS "THE

BRODY FILE" DOING THIS?

WE EXPLAIN WHY "THE BRODY

FILE" PAID THE BIBLE

BELIEVING CHEERLEADERS A

VISIT OUT IN EAST TEXAS.

"THE BRODY FILE," ALL DECKED

OUT IN TEXAS GEAR.

LEAVE THOSE BACK IN D.C.,

WE'RE ON THE SAN ANTONIO

RIVER WALK.

"THE BRODY FILE," NEXT.

*

David: AND WELCOME,

EVERYBODY, TO "THE BRODY

FILE" HERE IN BEAUTIFUL SAN

ANTONIO, TEXAS, ALONG THE

RIVER WALK.

SO WHY DID WE COME TO

TEXAS?

LET'S BE HONEST, WE CAME

HERE BECAUSE WE'RE LOOKING

FOR SOME REALLY GOOD MEXICAN

FOOD.

THAT'S NUMBER ONE.

THEN WE DECIDED, YOU KNOW

WHAT, MAYBE WE SHOULD SHOOT

A SHOW.

SO WE DID.

WHAT BETTER STATE TO SHOOT A

SHOW THEN WHEN WE'RE TALKING

GOD, CONSERVATIVE POLITICS,

AND GUNS.

THEY HAVE IT ALL HERE IN

TEXAS.

AND WE'VE BEEN AROUND THIS

STATE, THERE IS NO DOUBT

ABOUT IT.

ALL OVER.

WE'VE BEEN IN HOUSTON, SAN

ANTONIO, RIGHT HERE, AND IN

BEAUMONT.

THE QUESTION WE WANT TO

KNOW: IS THE TEA PARTY

DEAD?

SO FOR ANSWERS TO THAT

QUESTION, WE WENT TO A PLACE

THAT IS FULL OF TEA

PARTIERS.

FOLKS, WELCOME TO BEAUMONT

TEXAS, AND THE HOME TO THE

TEA PARTY OF SOUTHEAST

TEXAS.

THEY ARE AN ACTIVE BUNCH,

AND WE WENT OVER TO ONE OF

THEIR MEETINGS TO DISCUSS

THE FUTURE OF THE TEA PARTY

WITH THEM.

THE TEA PARTY IS NOT

DEAD.

I THINK THEY'RE RESTING.

THERE IS NOTHING TO DO RIGHT

NOW, EXCEPT LOOK AT YOUR

PAYCHECK AND SEE HOW MUCH

YOUR TAXES ARE GOING UP.

AND, YOU KNOW, BE CONCERNED

ABOUT SECURING YOUR SECOND

AMENDMENT RIGHTS.

THEY'RE STRONG AS EVER IN

TEXAS.

AND, OF COURSE, I KNOW THE

LIBERALS WOULD LIKE TO THINK

THEY'RE NOT STRONG BECAUSE

THEY DON'T HEAR.

THEY DON'T HAVE EARS.

THE TEA PARTY IS THE NAME

ON OUR NAME TAG RIGHT NOW.

BUT THE VALUES THAT FOCUS US

ARE THE SAME ONES THAT

CREATED THIS COUNTRY.

SO THE NAME WILL BE

DIFFERENT LATER.

IT WAS DIFFERENT BEFORE.

BUT OUR NORTH STAR HAS TO DO

WITH CONSTITUTIONALLY

LIMITED GOVERNMENT,

RESPONSIBLE SPENDING, AND

THE USE OF MARKETS TO SOLVE

OUR PROBLEMS, RATHER THAN

GOVERNMENT.

IT IS AS SIMPLE AS THAT, AND

IT IS NOT GOING TO GO AWAY.

BECAUSE IT IS PART OF US.

IT IS OUR HERITAGE.

Sandy: WHE.

David: WHEN WE THINK

OF THE TEA PARTY AND PEOPLE,

OBVIOUS PEOPLE COME TO MIND,

RICK PERRY, AND THE OBVIOUS

IS TED CRUZ.

THE NEWLY ELECTED SENATOR IS

FROM HOUSTON.

WE CAME DOWN HERE TO SPEND

SOME TIME WITH HIM, TO GET

TO KNOW WHAT MAKES HIM

TICK.

THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA IS IN

INFATUATED WITH HIM, AND HE,

ALONG WITH MARCO RUBIO AND

RAND PAUL, REALLY DO HAVE AN

OPPORTUNITY TO LEAD A NEW

GENERATION OF CONSTITUTIONAL

CONSERVATIVES UP ON CAPITOL

HILL.

SO WITHOUT FURTHER ADIEU,

HERE IS SOME OF OUR

INTERVIEW WITH TED CRUZ.

SENATOR CRUZ, THANKS FOR

JOINING US.

I WANT TO ASK YOU WHAT THIS

LAST MONTH HAS BEEN LIKE?

YOU WON NOVEMBER, AND NOW

YOU'VE HAD A FEW WEEKS HERE

IN D.C., WHAT HAS IT BEEN

LIKE FOR YOU?

IT HAS BEEN REALLY

MAGICAL.

THIS ENTIRE JOURNEY STARTED

OVER TWO YEARS AGO.

AND WE HAVE GONE FROM --

WHEN WE STARTED IN JANUARY

OF 2011, WE WERE LITERALLY

AT 2% AT THE POLLS.

AS I'VE OFTEN JOKED, THE

MARGIN OF ERROR WAS 3%.

NOBODY GAVE US A PRAYER.

WE ENDED UP GOING THROUGH A

$50 MILLION PRIMARY, THE

MOST EXPENSIVE PRIMARY IN

THE ENTIRE COUNTRY.

WE WERE OUTSPENT THREE TO

ONE.

WE WEREN'T SUPPOSED TO HAVE

A CHANCE.

WHAT WE SAW WAS

BREATHTAKING.

David: YOU SAID BEFORE

HOW YOU'RE NOT TOO MUCH INTO

POLITICIANS SAYING GOD

CALLED ME INTO A RACE OR

ANYTHING LIKE THIS, BUT YOU

CLEARLY HAVE TO SEE GOD'S

HAND IN ALL OF THIS FOR YOUR

LIFE?

NO DOUBT.

NO DOUBT.

BUT I THINK THAT IS

ULTIMATELY -- I WOULD RATHER

THAT BE DEMONSTRATED BY ITS

FRUIT, THAN NECESSARILY ME

PROCLAIMING THAT TO OTHERS.

I THINK ANYONE IN POLITICS,

YOU'VE GOT A SPECIAL

OBLIGATION TO AVOID BEING A

AS FAPHAROSY.

BECAUSE IN POLITICS, IT IS

TOO EASY FOR THAT TO BECOME

A CRUTCH, FOR THAT TO BE

POLITICALLY USEFUL.

ULTIMATELY, THAT UNDERMINES

THE MESSAGE.

I THINK YOU SHOULD LIVE YOUR

LIFE CONSISTENT WITH YOUR

FAITH, CONSISTENT WITH YOUR

PRINCIPLES, AND LET YOUR

ACTIONS SPEAK FOR

THEMSELVES.

AND LET YOUR WALK SPEAK FOR

ITSELF.

David: YOU TALKED

ABOUT YOUR BAPTIST FAITH,

AND SO WHAT HAS THAT BEEN

LIKE?

THIS HAS BEEN QUITE A

PROCESS FOR YOU TO BECOME A

BAPTIST, IF YOU WILL?

I'M CUBAN, IRISH AND

ITALIAN, AND YET SOMEHOW I

ENDED UP SOUTHERN BAPTIST.

David: BAPTISTS TALK

ABOUT A PERSONAL

RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD.

WHAT DOES THAT MEAN TO YOU?

WELL, I THINK IT IS

EXACTLY THAT.

AT THE END OF THE DAY, FAITH

IS NOT ORGANIZED RELIGION.

IT IS NOT GOING TO A

CHURCH.

IT IS A PERSONAL

RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS

CHRIST AS YOUR LORD AND

SAVIOR.

AND THAT IS -- THAT

RELATIONSHIP GIVES ONE A

STRENGTH, A CONFIDENCE.

NOT JUST IN SALVATION,

ULTIMATELY, BUT DAY TO DAY

AS YOU GO THROUGH THE SLINGS

AND ARROWS OF DAILY LIFE.

David: SO WHAT DO YOU

MAKE OF ALL OF THIS

MAINSTREAM MEDIA ATTENTION

YOU'VE BEEN GETTING?

YOU'VE SEEN THE HEADLINES.

SOME ARE A LITTLE DIFFERENT

ON MSNBC OR MAYBE FOX, BUT

THEY'RE CALLING YOU A G.O.P.

ROCK STAR.

I TRY TO PAY VERY LITTLE

ATTENTION TO THE MEDIA.

IT IS, AS YOU KNOW, A FICKLE

CREATURE.

THEY CAN SAY ANYTHING TODAY,

AND TOMORROW IT CAN CHANGE

DRAMATICALLY.

SO I JUST TRY TO LAUGH IT

ALL OFF, AND NOT WORRY ABOUT

IT.

AT THE END OF THE DAY, MY

FOCUS IS ON TRYING TO MAKE A

DIFFERENCE FOR THE

PRINCIPLES THAT MAKE THIS

COUNTRY STRONG.

FOR THE PRINCIPLES OF FREE

MARKETS.

FOR THE PRINCIPLES OF THE

CONSTITUTION.

FOR THE PRINCIPLES THAT HAVE

MADE THIS COUNTRY A LAND OF

SUCH INCREDIBLE

OPPORTUNITY.

David: SO WITH ALL OF

THAT MEDIA ATTENTION THAT

YOU'RE RECEIVING, SOME OF

THOSE ARTICLES HAVE TO DO

WITH TED CRUZ RUNNING FOR

PRESIDENT IN 2016.

IT COULD HAPPEN.

THIS IS WHAT THEY'RE

SAYING.

WHEN YOU READ THOSE

ARTICLES, WHAT GOES THROUGH

YOUR MIND?

I TRY NOT TO PAY

ATTENTION TO IT.

THERE ARE BIG CHALLENGES

FACING THIS COUNTRY.

I MEAN, WE'RE GOING BROKE.

OUR NATIONAL DEBT IS LARGER

THAN THE SIZE OF OUR

ECONOMY.

AND MILLIONS OF AMERICANS

ARE, FOR VERY GOOD REASON,

CONCERNED FOR THE FUTURE OF

OUR COUNTRY.

David: THAT IS TED

CRUZ HERE ON "THE BRODY

FILE."

TIME FOR NOW, THE

THOUGHT-PROVOKING, DEEPLY

ENTHRALLING "BRODY FILE"

COMMENTARY.

THERE ARE A LOT OF FOLKS

THAT SAY THE TEA PARTY IS

DEAD.

THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA SAYS

THAT IS DEFINITELY

HAPPENING.

THE PROBLEM IS THEY'RE

LOOKING IN THE WRONG PLACE.

THEY'RE LOOKING AT THE

NATIONAL LEVEL.

HOLD ON FOR A MOMENT,

FOLKS.

LET'S GO TO THE LOCAL

LEVEL.

THAT'S WHERE IT IS REALLY

HAPPENING.

THE TEA PARTY IS ALIVE AND

WELL IN MANY STATES ACROSS

THE COUNTRY.

WHAT THE TEA PARTY IS DOING

NOW, IN THE FUTURE -- AND

THAT'S THE KEY -- IS TO LOOK

TO THE LOCAL LEVELS.

IN OTHER WORDS, THEY'RE

RUNNING FOR SCHOOL BOARDS.

THEY'RE RUNNING FOR COUNTY

COMMISSIONER.

THEY'RE RUNNING IN THE STATE

CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS.

THEY'RE TRYING TO CHANGE THE

REPUBLICAN PARTY FROM THE

GROUND UP, NOT FROM THE TOP

DOWN.

THAT'S THE KEY.

SO WHEN THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA@O

KEEPS LOOKING AT U.S. SENATE

RACES OR A PRESIDENTIAL

RACE, THEY'RE MISSING THE

POINT.

THEY'VE GOT TO GET DOWN AND

DIRTY, LITERALLY, IN SOME OF

THESE KEY LOCAL RACES.

THAT'S WHERE THE ACTION IS

HAPPENING, AND THAT'S WHERE

THE TEA PARTY IS ALIVE AND

WELL.

ALL RIGHT, ONE FINAL NOTE

ABOUT THE TEA PARTY BEFORE

WE WRAP UP THIS SEGMENT.

LOOK, HOW COULD "THE BRODY

FILE" NOT MENTION HIS BOOK,

MY BOOK, "THE BRODY FILE'S"

BOOK.

THE TEAVANGELICALS.

YOU CAN BUY IT ON

amazon.com, OR GO TO MY

MOM'S HOUSE, I'M SURE SHE

HAS PLENTY.

IT ALSO MAKES FOR A GREAT

VALENTINE'S GIFT.

TIME TO MOVE ON TO THE 2016

PRESIDENTIAL RACE.

WHO CARES?

WE'RE COUNTS DOWN, AND HERE

IS THE ANIMATION TO PROVE

IT.

SINCE WE'RE IN TEXAS, LET'S

START WITH THE GOVERNOR DOWN

HERE.

WE ALL KNOW THE DISASTEROUS

RUN BY RICK PERRY IN 2012.

WELL, HE IS THINKING ABOUT

RUNNING AGAIN IN 2016.

HOWEVER,, HE MAY WANT TO

CHECK OUT A NEW POLL ABOUT

THE 2016 RACE, IT SHOWS HIM

WITH SUPPORT IN THE SINGLE

DIGITS, AND A 19%

FAVORABLITIY RATING.

OOPS.

THE NEWS IS BETTER FOR MARCO

RUBIO.

IN THE SAME POLL, THE

SENATOR FROM FLORIDA LEADS

THE FIELD WITH 21%.

RUBIO IS STARTING TO PUT OUT

HIS PLAN FOR IMMIGRATION

REFORM.

HE BELIEVES ILLEGALS

SHOULDN'T BE KICKED OUT OF

THE COUNTRY AS LONG AS THEY

GO THROUGH A SERIES OF STEPS

TO GAIN LEGAL STATUS.

AND WHEN IT COMES TO THE

2016 RACE, HE SAYS HE

HAS, QUOTE,"DECIDED NOT TO

DECIDE."

CUTE.

IF RYAN RUNS, WE'RE GOING TO

SEE HOW MUCH HIS VOTE FOR

THE FISCAL CLIFF COMPROMISE

COMES BACK TO HAUNT HIM.

HE VOTED FOR THE

COMPROMISE.

AND FINALLY, THERE IS A

GREAT NEW WEBSITE, WHERE YOU

CAN GET ALL OF THE LATEST ON

THE 2016 PRESIDENTIAL

ELECTION.

IT IS CALLED PREZ16.COM."ú 

CHECK IT OUT.

IT IS RUN BY CHRIS HEINZ

OVER AT THE HILL NEWSPAPER.

AND WE HAVE MORE WHEN WE

COME BACK, INCLUDING, GET

READY, THE STORY OF THE

TEXAS HIGH SCHOOL

CHEERLEADERS WHO ARE

STANDING UP FOR GOD IN EAST

TEXAS.

THEIR COMPELLING STORY IS

COMING UP.

[CHEERING]

[CHEERING]

David: ALL RIGHT,

WELCOME BACK, EVERYBODY, TO

THE BRODY FILE HERE IN

BEAUTIFUL SAN ANTONIO,

TEXAS, ALONG THE RIVER

WALK.

BACK IN WASHINGTON, YOU

PROBABLY HEARD SOMETHING

ABOUT AN INAUGURATION, A

PRESIDENT, SOMETHING ALONG

THOSE LINES.

OY-GEVALT, ACCORDING TO

CONSERVATIVES.

I KNOW YOU DON'T LIKE IT.

TAKE AN EXCEDRIN, I GET IT.

HOWEVER, IT IS BIG NEWS.

AND ESPECIALLY WHEN WE GOT

BIG NEWS FROM THE WHITE

HOUSE, YOU KNOW WHO WE TURN

TO, DON'T YOU?

YOU GO, GIRL!

David: THAT'S RIGHT,

JENNY AND THE "B" BLOCK.

JENNIFER WISHON IS NOT JUST

DANCING.

SHE IS WORKING HARD AT THE

WHITE HOUSE AND SHE HAS THE

LOWDOWN ON WHAT WENT DON ON

THE INAUGURATION.

JENNY?

DAVID, FAITH HAS

HISTORICALLY PLAYED A MAJOR

ROLE IN PRESIDENTIAL

INAUGURATIONS, AND THIS TIME

WAS NO DIFFERENT.

IN FACT, BY THE TIME THE

COMMANDER IN CHIEF WAS SWORN

IN FOR HIS SECOND TERM, HE

PLACED HIS HAND ON THREE

DIFFERENT BIBLES.

FIRST IT WAS MICHELLE

OBAMA'S FAMILY BIBLE FOR HIS

OFFICIAL SWEARING IN AT THE

WHITE HOUSE.

PRESERVE, PROTECT AND

DEFEND THE CONSTITUTION OF

THE UNITED STATES.

Reporter: THEN TWO

HISTORIC BIBLES, A WELL-WORN

TRAVEL BIBLE USED BY MARTIN

LUTHER KING, AND THE BIBLE

UIST BY ABRAHAM LINCOLN FOR

HIS FIRST INAUGURATION.

TWO OF THE SEVEN MUSIC

PERFORMANCES WERE BY

EVANGELICAL GROUPS,

INCLUDING THE GRAMMY

AWARD-WINNING BROOKLYN

TABERNACLE CHOIR.

AND A BILLION PEOPLE ARE

GOING TO BE SEEING THIS.

IT IS A MOMEN MONUMENTAL

THING WE'RE STEPPING INTO.

* GLORY

Reporter: THERE WAS AN

ATMOSPHERE OF PRAYER ON THE

NATIONAL MALL.

IN THE NAME OF JESUS, NOT

ANYBODY ELSE, BUT IN THE

NAME OF JESUS.

I PRAY FOR BARACK OBAMA

EVERY TIME I PRAY.

I PRAY FOR THE DIRECTION

OF OUR COUNTRY, FOR ECONOMIC

PROGRESS.

Reporter: THE FIRST DAY

OF THE PRESIDENT'S SECOND

TERM BEGAN WITH PRAYERS FROM

DIFFERENT FAITHS AT THE

NATIONAL PRAYER SERVICE.

[CHANTING]

AND WE CAN EXPECT FAITH

TO STAY IN THE HEADLINES AS

IT RELATES TO THE

PRESIDENT'S SIGNATURE

ACCOMPLISHMENT OF HIS FIRST

TERM, OBAMACARE.

THE SUPREME COURT IS

EXPECTED TO CONSIDER THE

CONSTITUTIONALITY OF THE

ABORTION MANDATE.

David: THE PARTICULARS

PRESIDENT HAS TALKED ABOUT

THE GUN CONTROL ORDERS,

THERE ARE 23 OF THEM.

ONE GUY ACTUALLY HAS

TAKEN

IT A BIT FURTHER IS A 

CONGRESSMAN FROM RIGHT HERE

IN TEXAS.

HIS NAME, STEVE STOCKMAN.

STOCKMAN SAYS HE MAY FILE

ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT

AGAINST THE PRESIDENT

BECAUSE THESE EXECUTIVE

ORDERS ARE AN ABUSIVE OF

POWER, ACCORDING TO

STOCKMAN, AND THEY INFRINGE

UPON THE SECOND AMENDMENT.

AND HE TALKED ABOUT EFFORTS

TO DEFUND THE WHITE HOUSE.

WE WANT ALL TOOLS

AVAILABLE TO USE, INCLUDING

THE IMPEACHMENT, BUT I THINK

THE LIMELIGHT FOCUSED ON

THAT.

BUT WE ALSO TALKED ABOUT

LAWSUITS, STOPPING THE

FUNDING.

THE REASON WE'RE DOING THIS

IS BECAUSE WE HAVE A

PRESIDENT WHO STEPPED OVER

THE LINE.

MOST EXECUTIVE ORDERS ARE

MEANT FOR SECRETARY BRANCH.

HE IS USUAL IT FOR

LEGISLATIVE AND SKIPPING THE

CONGRESS.

David: YOU KNOW A LONE

CONGRESSMAN UP ON CAPITOL

HILL IS NOT GOING TO GET

MUCH DONE, BYTE IT SPEAKS TO

THE ANGER THE CONSTITUTIONAL

CONSERVATIVES HAVE WITH THIS

PRESIDENT.

WHEN WE ROLE ON, FROM TEXAS,

WE'RE GOING OUT TO CUNTZ

TEXAS HIGH SCHOOL.

BACK IN A MOMENT.

David: AND WELCOME

BACK, EVERYBODY, TO "THE

BRODY FILE," HERE IN

BEAUTIFUL SAN ANTONIO,

TEXAS, ALONG THE RIVER

WALK.

ALL RIGHT, LOOK, THIS NEXT

SEGMENT, QUINTESSENTIAL

TEXAS, GOD AND GUNS,

PERFECT.

AND WHERE DO WE BEGIN?

OUT IN KUNTZ HIGH SCHOOL IN

EAST TEXAS.

WE PAID A VISIT OUT THERE TO

THE CHEERLEADING TEAM.

THEY ARE CAUSING QUITE A

STORM OUT THERE.

HERE IS WHAT THEY DID: THEY

WROTE BIBLE VERSES ON THE

BANNERS THAT THE FOOTBALL

TEAM RUNS THROUGH AT THE

BEGINNING OF THEIR GAME.

THEN THE LEGAL TROUBLE

BEGAN.

A FREEDOM FROM RELIGION

GROUP THREATENED TO SUE THE

SCHOOL DISTRICT, SO THE

SCHOOL DISTRICT TOLD THE

GIRLS, STOP WITH THE BIBLE

VERSES -- I DON'T KNOW IF

THAT'S A DIRECT QUOTE.

AND THEY SAID FORGET ABOUT

IT, BUT THEY SAID NO AND

TOOK THE SCHOOL DISTRICT TO

COURT.

THEY WON A TEMPORARY

INJUNCTION TO CONTINUE WITH

THE BIBLE VERSES.

HOWEVER, A FINAL DECISION

WILL BE MADE THIS JUNE.

IN THE MEANTIME, THE GIRLS

HAVE BECOME NATIONAL HEROS

IN THE CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY.

WE ARE STILL THE SAME

PEOPLE WE ALWAYS WERE.

THIS HASN'T -- THIS HAS JUST

HELPED OUR FOOTBALL BOYS AND

US COME CLOSER TO EACH

OTHER.

BUT, I MEAN, EVERYTHING IS

STILL THE SAME.

David: YOU GUYS PUT

BIBLE VERSES.

WHY DID YOU GUYS REALLY WANT

TO DO THAT?

WHAT WAS IT ABOUT YOUR

FAITH?

ANYBODY?

EVERYBODY IS POINTING AT

YOU.

WE'RE, UM, JUST ALL

CHRISTIANS, AND WE, UM,

BELIEVE THAT THE BIBLE IS

FROM GOD.

AND SO IF IT'S FROM GOD, WHY

NOT?

THAT'S WHAT WE WERE

THINKING.

IT IS A POSITIVE MESSAGE AND

IT IS UPLIFTING, AND WE

THOUGHT THAT WOULD BE THE

BEST IDEA.

David: CHECK THIS OUT,

SOME OF THE CHEERLEADERS

RECENTLY MET WITH THE

ATTORNEY-GENERAL AT A TEA

PARTY MEETING IN BEAUMONT,

TEXAS.

THE ATTORNEY-GENERAL JUST

WANTED TO THANK THEM FOR

THEIR BOLD STAND.

WE HAVE SOME TEENAGED

GIRLS HERE WHO STOOD UP TO

SOME POWERFUL FORCES.

AND WHAT THEY BELIEVED IN,

AND THEY DIDN'T BACK DOWN.

THEY STOOD ON PRINCIPLE AND

VALUES, THE VALUES AND

PRINCIPLES THIS COUNTRY WAS

BASED ON.

AND THEY WON.

BUT THE SECOND THING IS THAT

IT SHOWS THAT WHEN YOU HAVE

THE COURAGE OF YOUR

CONVICTIONS, YOU CAN BE A

MESSENGER FOR THE ENTIRE

WORLD.

THESE ARE GIRLS WHO ONE DAY

WERE CHEERLEADERS, AND THEY

WERE TRANSFORMED INTO

COMMUNITY LEADERS.

TEXAS AND THIS COUNTRY ARE

BETTER AND PROUDER BECAUSE

OF THEM.

David: YOU KNOW THOSE

CHEERLEADERS OUT IN EAST

TEXAS AREN'T THE ONLY ONES

COMING UNDER FIRE BECAUSE OF

THE BIBLICAL THEMES THEY'RE

PROMOTING AT SCHOOL.

CHECK THIS OUT, IN WESTERN

NEW YORK, A SCHOOL TEACHER

IS FILING A CIVIL RIGHTS

LAWSUIT AGAINST HER SCHOOL

DISTRICT, AFTER THEY TOLD

HER TO REMOVE ALL RELIGIOUS

CONTENT FROM HER CLASSROOM.

EVEN A QUOTE FROM RONALD

REAGAN THAT SAID THIS: "IF

WE EVER FORGET WE ARE ONE

NATION UNDERGONE, THEN WE

WILL BE A NATION GONE

UNDER."

AND SHE HAD TO REMOVE THAT.

AND SHE HAD TO REMOVE A

PRAYER REQUEST BOX FROM HER

CLASSROOM.

THIS WAS A STRONG NOMINEE

FOR THE OY-VEY MOMENT OF THE

WEEK.

BUT

WE'VE GOT SOMETHING EVEN

A BIT

BETTER.

WHEN IT

COMES FROM

SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND

STATE, FROM

A CHRISTIAN

PERSPECTIVE, THERE IS NO ONE

BETTER THAN THIS GUY.

DAVID BARTON IS THE FOUNDER

OF WALL BUILDERS, LOCATED

OUTSIDE OF DALLAS, A LITTLE

TO THE WEST THERE.

HE DETAILS THE TRUE

CHRISTIAN FOUNDING OF HIS

COUNTRY, AND HAS PROVIDED

KEEN IN SIGHT INTO WHAT

PEOPLE NEED TO KEEP IN MIND

WHEN LIBERALS TRY AT EVERY

TERM TO IN VOTE THOMAS

JEFFERSON'S FAMOUS LETTER

ABOUT SEPARATION OF CHURCH

AND STATE.

WHEN JEFFERSON WROTE THE

FAMOUS LETTER IN 1802, IT

WAS IN RESPONSE TO A GROUP

OF BAPTIST IN CONNECTICUT,

SAYING WE'RE THE MINORITY

RELIGION, AND WE'RE AFRAID

THAT GOVERNMENT WILL STOP US

FROM EXPRESSING OUR STATE.

AND HE SAYS IT WON'T HAPPEN,

AND SEPARATION MEANT THE

GOVERNMENT COULD NOT STOP A

PUBLIC RELIGIOUS ACTIVITY.

IT CHANGED IN 1947, AND THE

COURT SAID, YOU KNOW, WE

THINK JEFFERSON SCREWED IT

UP.

SEPARATION HE SAID MEANT THE

GOVERNMENT COULDN'T STOP

IT.

WE THINK IT SHOULD MEAN THAT

THE CHURCH CAN'T GET

INVOLVED IN PUBLIC STUFF.

SO WE'RE NOW AT THE POINT

WHERE CONGRESS WILL MAKE NO

LAW MEANS THAT A KID CAN'T

SAY GOD AT A GRADUATION.

THAT'S DAVID BARTON, A

WALKING ENCYCLOPEDIA.

WE'VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT THE

SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND

STATE, AND THE ORIGINAL

MEANING OF THE CONSTITUTION,

AND, OF COURSE, THE SECOND

AMENDMENT HAS BEEN IN THE

NEWS A LOT WITH GUN

CONTROL.

HERE IN TEXAS, DON'T MESS

NOT ONLY WITH TEXAS, BUT

DON'T MESS WITH THEIR GUNS

OR THE CONSTITUTION.

THERE IS A CONGRESSMAN

TRYING TO TAKE SOME ACTIONS

IN THAT REGARD.

HE IS A STATE CONGRESSMAN

AND STATE SENATOR, ACTUALLY,

AND HE INTRODUCED SOMETHING

CALLED "THE FIREARMS

PROTECTION ACT," HERE IN

TEXAS.

IT WOULD TAKE ANY LAW THAT

BANS FIREARMS OR LIMITING

THE SIZE OF MAGAZINES, IT

WOULD BE UNFORCIBLE IN

TEXAS.

THAT MEANS ANYONE TRYING TO

ENFORCE THE GUN BAN HERE IN

TEXAS COULD FACE FELONY

CHARGES.

CAN YOU MATCH THIS, U.S.

OFFICIALS VERSUS TEXAS

OFFICIALS ALL OVER THE

STATE.

OY-GEVALT.

WE'RE BACK WITH AN OY-VEY

MOMENT OF THE WEEK THAT IS

VERY DANCEABLE AND VERY

FORGETTABLE.

BACK IN A MOMENTCH

David: AND WELCOME

BACK, EVERYBODY, TO "THE

BRODY FILE," FROM SAN

ANTONIO, TEXAS.

BEFORE WE LEAVE YOU, WE HAVE

A VERY SPECIAL DANCE STEP.

IT IS THE TEXAS TWO-STEP, OR

BETTER KNOWN THIS WEEK AS

THE OY-VEY MOMENT OF THE

WEEK.

*

David: WE TOLD YOU

EARLIER IN THE SHOW HOW WE

WENT TO KUNTZ TEXAS TO

INTERVIEW THE CHEERLEADING

TEAM INVOLVED IN THIS

CONTROVERSY.

AFTERWARDS, WE ASKED THEM TO

SHOW US ONE OF THEIR

CHEERS.

HAVE A LOOK.

[CHEERING]

David: HERE IS THE EYE

WA OY-VEY PART.

"THE BRODY FILE" DECIDED TO

GET INTO A CHEERFUL, FESTIVE

MOVE WITH THE CHEERLEADERS.

[CHEERING]

[CHEERING]

[YELLING]

David: FOLKS, THAT'S

A AN OY-GEVALT MOMENT, BAD

CHEERING AND BAD DANCING,

BUT THE GOOD NEWS FOR "THE

BRODY FILE," "THE BRODY

FILE" WAS NOT INJURED IN THE

MAKING OF THAT VIDEO.

THAT DOES IT FOR HERE IN

TEXAS.

WE'RE BACK IN THE STUFFY OLD

STUDIO NEXT WEEK.

WE LOVE IT DOWN HERE AT IN

SAN ANTONIO AT THE RIVER

WALK.

UNTIL NEXT WEEK, GOD BLESS

YOU, EVERYBODY.

HAVE A GREAT WEEK.

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