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There's a CPAC panel called 'If Heaven has a gate, a wall, and extreme vetting, why can't America?'

On Saturday morning, the final day of the annual Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C., a group of Republican congressmen and conservative media figures will sit down to suss out why Heaven has a better vetting system than the United States does. The pressing question of the 35-minute discussion: "If Heaven has a gate, a wall, and extreme vetting, why can't America?" Former Rep. Bob Beauprez (R-Colo.) will moderate, and Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.), Rep. Ken Buck (R-Colo.), the Heritage Foundation's Mike Gonzales, and the Vernon K. Krieble Foundation's Helen Krieble will weigh in.

In addition to this discussion equating a border wall blocking immigrants from entering the U.S. with Heaven's pearly gates, CPAC will feature a talk later Saturday titled "Facts, not feelings: Snowflakes, safe spaces, and trigger warnings." Rounding out the CPAC agenda are a Thursday talk entitled "Black Lives Matter, so why does the Left not support Law Enforcement?" as well as scheduled appearances throughout the weekend from President Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon, and counselor Kellyanne Conway.

The four-day conference marks the largest annual gathering of conservatives, drawing thousands from across the country.