What have you given up for that free email?

Today, TheBlaze is excited to announce a new feature for TheBlaze TV annual subscribers: 1791 email.  Click here to get started.

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What is 1791?

When we decided to launch our new email service for TheBlaze TV annual subscribers using the name of a completely different division of the company that sold clothes and didn’t appear to have anything to do with news or television, many on my staff were left scratching their heads. What does a clothing company have to do with a private e-mail provider and an online subscription network? The answer, like so much of what we do as a broader company, lies with the story of America.

I’ve built Mercury Radio Arts, TheBlaze, American Dream Labs, and 1791 around one very simple truth: we are American storytellers. We are telling the story of this country that no one else will. Some days, that means TheBlaze is exposing some of the darkest areas of corruption I’ve seen in recent memory. But more often than not, we are telling stories of good, of inspiration, and the struggle for man’s freedom.  We seek to preserve the principles and values – like hard work, fair play, respect, and charity – etched into the soul of our country by the Founders and the essence of which is found in the Constitution.

In the year 1791, The Bill of Rights was ratified by the states making up the infant United States of America. With those first ten amendments, Americans were guaranteed individual freedoms and a limited federal government. We were going to be something different than the monarchies and empires that had come before us. America, from it’s very beginning, was going to blaze a new path – one that centuries later would bring us to the stars.

Somewhere in the last one hundred years or so, we started to lose our way. We gave up some of those individual powers in exchange for comfort and security. Our once limited federal government has grown wildly out of control. The government can now listen in on your phone calls, read your emails, and record your movements on public streets. Millions of Americans vote to expand those powers even more, and if we don’t take a minute to look at where we are headed we will never be able to return to where we came from.

Through 1791, we seek to preserve and demonstrate what it means to live an authentic life with value.

One of the first products launched under the 1791 name was 1791 Denim. We saw that an iconic piece of American history, the blue jean, was no longer being Made in America. It no longer represented hard work, ingenuity, and rugged individualism. Instead, blue jeans had become the “uniform of progress” with advertisements glorifying the kind of revolutionary violence that has disrupted the Middle East and Europe.

In response, members of my team set out to create an alternative; a jean that celebrated the American values that other clothing manufactures had chosen to leave behind in the pursuit of profit. Values like hard work and authenticity. And I insisted they were made in America with the best material, from the selvedge denim to the copper rivets. 1791 Jeans are built to last, to be worn whether you were just working around the house or out getting dirty on the farm.

1791 was never just about jeans; it’s always been about celebrating those core values that make America great. It’s about remembering the way we used to be, returning to a time when Americans built railroads, cars, and rockets. When we looked up at the stars and dreamed of adventures. We turned imagination into reality. We dreamed.

When you put on a pair of 1791 Jeans, we hope you tap into that great American dream that lies within each of us. That you proudly say “I am an American”, and through your words and your actions you inspire others to dream again.

1791 now offers another way to share the spirit of America with 1791 email.

Much like clothing manufacturers have shrugged off the dream of “Made in America”, giant software companies are abandoning the principles of individual privacy and personal liberty. They’ve invaded your Inbox, scanned your personal emails, and targeted advertisements based on the content. They’ve allowed backdoors and warrantless searches. Does it feel like your privacy is being respected?

We’ve decided that Americans deserve a choice, and with 1791 email you can have a private email account that will never be scanned by us. We will never sell your email address or use the contents of your emails to sell something to you. And if the government feels like you are a threat, then the government will need to follow The Constitution and serve us with a warrant. We believe in a little thing called “the rule of law”.

It says a lot about where America is today that something like “privacy” has become a foreign concept to businesses that handle your personal information.

With a @1791.com address, you are also making a statement. You are showing every person that you communicate with that you believe in individual freedom and that you are part of an ever-growing community that wants to work hard and dream big. YOU are living the story of America.

We pledge never to follow the rest of the herd. Like America in it’s earliest days, 1791 is blazing a new path, one that we hope inspires others to wake up and remember what made this country great.

We live and breathe the values and principles set forth by the Founders in 1791. It’s not a catchy name, a fad, or a meaningless brand. It’s enough not to say you believe in something. You have to embody those things you say you believe in. You have to live it.

1791 has meaning. It’s timeless. It’s exceptional.

It’s a way of life.

Laus Deo,

 

  • Anonymous

    Is the data encrypted? If not, I’m pretty sure it isn’t secure. Just because the email provider doesn’t hand data over to authorities without a warrant, that won’t protect you, since the ISP has access to it, as well as data hubs between you, 1791, and the recipient.

    Really, if you want security, avoid internet communication.

  • Rick Meyer

    Valid point as much of what the gov is collecting is intercepted before it even gets to your mail service.

  • Cristóbal Jorge Robles

    Maybe its because I grew up with the internet, but I never suffered any illusions that the internet was a private place, and have conducted my business accordingly

  • Jeff Meyers

    Agreed, it doesn’t matter as much from a “monitoring” perspective if the data on the server is encrypted since email that’s sent over the internet is sent unencrypted in a vast majority of cases. The only way it would protect you is if you were emailing someone on the same domain…since the email would never hit the internet.

  • Anonymous

    I like the idea, I just don’t like the notion of paying for email. I already pay Verizon alot of money for DSL. Now email?

    And similarly to the 1791 clothing line- I’d buy the jeans…but not at $100 a pair. It’s out of any market I know of (besides the “phoo-phoo, look at me, dahling” crowd). $30 for a Tshirt? $70 for a polo? And I don’t say this as a hater, as I actually own a Tshirt (bought on sale) and a polo (too expensive that I asked for it as a Christmas gift). The Tshirt is cool, but the polo shrunk to passing as just wearable (I really hate that).

    I support Glenn (buy all of the books), subscribe to The Blaze, etc. But the clothing line is just priced out of the market. Made in the USA or not. Be competitive.

    I refuse on principle to pay $100 for a pair of jeans.

  • Anonymous

    I used to think the US postal service was secure until some of our mail has been lost and so far, never recovered. They, and I say they because I don’t know whom to blame…but we are being monitored.

  • Anonymous

    I would absolutely give it a shot. Remember at one time, We had to pay for AOL.
    I would rather give Glenn my money than a stranger.

  • Elaine Lopez

    Oh, I don’t know if it’s encrypted or not, at this point “what difference does it make?” I have a 1791 address because of this:

    “Through 1791, we seek to preserve and demonstrate what it means to live an authentic life with value.

    “With a @1791.com address, you are also making a statement. You are showing every person that you communicate with that you believe in individual freedom and that you are part of an ever-growing community that wants to work hard and dream big. YOU are living the story of America.”

  • Elaine Lopez

    Thank you, Glenn, for the e-mail address.
    I’ll use it with dignity and pride. I will always respect it.

  • JamesJinSC

    Try gusset jeans dot com, about $65/pair – American made. Mine lasted over 10 years. Their $100 jeans even have kevlar reinforcement! I bought a 1791 shirt and was appalled at how thin it was.

    I have a shelf full of Glenn’s books as well and used to be an Inside Extreme/GBTV/Blaze TV subscriber but getting an answer from customer service for anything except technical issues or billing questions is a completely impossible task! I won’t resubscribe until the company opens up a little and discusses programming changes openly. My 2 favorite shows were cancelled, no announcements, no reply from FIFTEEN letters to customer service, Glenn, others in the network. My questions don’t matter, so my wallet has shut.

  • Anonymous

    Gotta keep it off the grid.

    People used to try to figure out how to rob banks: transportation, guards, floor plans, construction, schedules, etc.

    Now they do it in the comfort of their homes.

    Criminals are lazy and the internet has made it easy for them.

  • RobertMBailey

    comfort of their homes.
    my friend’s sister makes $70/hr on the internet. She has been laid off
    for 8 months but last month her payment was $13232 just working on the
    internet for a few hours. best site http://xurl.es/zeetm

  • Anonymous

    The real benefit is not having an email service that searches your email for keywords and sells your data to the government and third parties. Sure it’s not perfect, but it beats giving Microsoft or Google my business.

  • Anonymous

    Glenn, I appreciate you wanting to offer your audience more value, but be honest with them. The government can subpoena the emails on the servers in the data center you’ve contracted with without any notice to your subscribers. That’s a fact.

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