Glenn: I have never taken a position more right than this

Did you cry at the fireworks this year? That is the question Glenn asked the audience to open Tuesday’s Glenn Beck Program. He said, for the first time in a long time, he did not.

Why?

There is a lot going on in this country today, and the race to fundamental transformation – the type Van Jones once described as top down, bottom up, inside out – is well underway. With so-called “comprehensive immigration reform” on the agenda in Washington, D.C., Glenn believes a dramatic change is on the horizon.

So what comes next? Do Americans turn to violence, or do we do what is right – what is good?

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Glenn has spoken at length about the importance of a peaceful approach. Just a few weeks ago, he asked the audience to consider donating to Mercury One, so they could begin to provide basic clothing and supplies to the droves of unaccompanied illegal immigrant children who have crossed the border. While these children unquestionably must be returned to their native countries, Glenn maintained that we must care for them by giving them basic needs while they are here. At the time, Glenn described that monologue as “the hardest thing” he has ever asked of his audience.

On Tuesday’s radio program, Glenn further explained that amnesty is simply not an option, which is why it is time to get the government to focus on the “border crisis,” while the American people focus on the “humanitarian crisis.” While this position may be controversial – detrimental, even, to his career – he reiterated he is not backing down.

“I have never taken a position more right than this,” Glenn said emphatically.

In the coming weeks, Glenn will be traveling with Mercury One to the border town of McAllen, Texas to start distributing some of the goods donations to the Mercury One Children and Family Border Relief Fund has yielded. Mercury One has already been in contact with local churches and charities in the area to ensure they bring the most needed and necessary items. Glenn plans to bring a team of cameras with him to chronicle the conditions.

You can learn more about the work Mercury One is doing at the border HERE.

  • Anonymous

    Stick to “your guns” Glenn… and the rest of us will stick to ours.
    This latest bleeding heart speech for more donations “for The children” is so transparent… You’ve become a deceiver.. a fraud to your many of your ardent
    supporters. The “real news” that drew millions to you has been
    replaced.. so be it. Follow your dream…the fusion of ENTERTAINMENT and
    enlightenment. You got the first part right… With your help, my eyes
    are open, and I’ve moved on quite some time ago due to that snarky and condescending attitude of yours towards those who “helped you build that”… and your attacks on other alternate media. I’ve so outgrown you… but thanks for the start. BTW, did you really fire AndrewWilkow? Really?

  • Lucas Forde

    The world needs no help, only America needs the help to rebuilt. Feeding and helping would be incentives for illegals to stay. Deport them all, send the message come legally. Central American countries don’t treat thier illegals this nice. No open borders.

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  • Debbie

    Glenn I have been a supporter of yours for many years. You are getting attacks from supporters and non. I don’t know what is going on in your life and I pray all is well. You keep asking people to donate for the intentionally crisis at the border. I for one cannot do that. Those children are being used as ponds and I don’t want to be a part of the scheme, all I will do is pray for them. I’m really confused on what the “New Glenn” is really all about, but you need to search a little deeper in your soul and make sure this is not the voice of Satan but truly the voice of Yehovah. It’s nothing wrong with trying to unite but you must understand it cannot be one sided. You seem to be going way out of your way to unite even if it means losing the ones that help you build your network. You may not care, but believe me it will eat at you. So I pray that the voice of the Lord is the voice you are truly hearing. May Yeshua bless you.

  • Craig

    I don’t know what’s up with glenn but he preaches isolation then he blames America for the issues in Central America then he wants us to donate to his origination. He says he wants immigrants but why does he want immigrants that most are illiterate or will not provide anything for America more likely they will be on welfare as soon as possible but he says he wants immigrants. I don’t know what’s happend with beck but he’s gone off the deep end on this one.

  • Crassus

    I’m always wary of individuals who bring along cameras to chronicle their good deeds.

  • Deb D Verdad

    I can’t decide whether I agree with you or not, because I have no idea what you even stand for anymore… It seems you’ve stopped standing and consequently have fallen… Maybe you could be clear? Why have you done a 180 on pretty much every topic??? I don’t know that I agreed with you before, but at least I thought I knew what you stood for. Now, not at all…..

  • 13citizen13

    Glenn, I used to watch you to learn. I’ll never forget how you connected all the players (Jones, Jarrett, Ayers, etc) and the organizations they belonged to and what the organizations were responsible for. I loved learning from your blackboard. I don’t get you any more. I get the feeling that your holding back a lot, not telling us a lot, with the belief that your protecting us, that we can’t handle knowing everything that you know. Ignorance is bliss only for those who choose to be ignorant. Your viewers/listeners want to know what’s going on. We want to know everything. Stop underestimating us.

  • John

    Glenn makes perfect sense — take care of the kids until we can send the home, where they need to go. This is consistent with being a good Christian.

  • Margaret Lauer

    Glenn, unlike the others here, I can see what you are trying to say and do. This situation is very complicated and no simple answers can solve this crisis. Keep knowing that, basically, most Americans are very good and caring people; however, there are only so many times we can be expected to put up with someone else’s idiocy. Our own president doesn’t really care about this situation. It’s just another thing he has messed up immensely. I contributed to Mercury One to help whoever needs help at the time. But it’s becoming harder and harder to be the world’s savers.
    These poor kids haven’t done anything but want a better way of life or to be reunited with their parents. They’re pawns in a very nasty game. However, our president is now asking for $2B for this situation. This country is so far in debt now, our kids, their kids, etc., etc. will never see the top again. It boils down to this: do we send them back immediately without feeding, housing, or taking care of their medical needs? No can do because we are Americans. This whole mess could have been avoided if we had a president with the fortitude necessary to do the right thing and nip this in the bud the moment the first kids crossed the border. But we don’t. He won’t even go to see the mess he has created. We must keep the faith that the Lord knows what our country is doing for these children and he has a plan to help this country out of its current situation.

  • Kristine Ruff

    Matthew 25:45
    He will reply, ‘I tell you the truth, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.’ (NIV)

  • Jeff Strange

    I don’t see anything wrong with helping to care for fellow human beings like Glenn is asking. Sometimes the truth stings. I think Glenn is right on this issue and is asking that we as conservatives/Americans engage in true social justice. The President is currently engaging in the left’s version of social justice that Glenn warned us about. The Presidents version of Social Justice is lawlessness. A version where the rule of law is replaced by the rule of a man.

  • Anonymous

    IF i was a terrorist i would have my followers to learn fluent spanish then have them make their way to the southern border of America. From their i would let Glenn Beck feed and nurture them. After they have regained their strength and released i would then have them travel north to every major city in America and await my orders

  • Guest

    I check my “smile amazon” donations to go to Mercury One. The government has taken, and will continue to take too much of our tax money to support illegal aliens. I’ve given enough to illegals, and I’ve since switched my “smile Amazon” donations to the Wounded Warrior Project.

  • Anonymous

    It pains me to say this. Beck is moving to the left for only one reason. To get his network on the major cable channels. But possibly losing his entire base audience

  • Raven

    Well, at 10 bucks a pop thats 10 guys an hour, not bad

  • Raven

    how do you propse to send them home? Once fed, clothed and housed, do you really think they will turn around and leave/ Or that President Jarrett (lets be honest, folks) will send them home? HA!

  • Toby M.

    I think anybody that listens to Glenn wants, more than anything, to get on the Peace Train and hope that the government listens to us at some point and does the right thing. But where does this place exist where we keep giving and the government releases its boot on our throat?

  • Debbie

    I agree….

  • Debbie

    I agree

  • Karla

    We donated, for the first time, to Mercury One, for the boarder crisis. Despite Obama asking for a bunch more money, it is yet another attempt to have the source of the problem try to define the solution. It won’t work. But the American people can and must rise to the occasion, or we will continue to fall. Thank you for being a leader in this, despite inner turmoil.

  • Michael Espinoza

    I can’t believe we have gotten to the point as a country where we treae those that want the same blessings as us with such disdain. I understand they shouldn’t necessarily be given a free ride but maybe we should try to make legal immigration easier. When did the United States close and stop accepting new immigrants? Isn’t that how America was built? I try to imagine Christ seeing an illegal immigrant coming to the nation and turning them away with anger in his heart and thats when I realize that’s not how he would handle it. In order to be Christ like we must always serve our fellow man, forgive and bring peace.

  • Debbie

    Good points

  • Michael Espinoza

    Sounds to me like you see immigrants as nothing more than stray animals. It’s attitudes like that that let slavery endure for so long.

  • Debbie

    Folks we must face the fact this is about collapsing the system and I’m not going to be a part of this corruption and tearing down America even further. We have folks out here trying to say if we don’t support the children then we are racist, not compassionte and all of this other junk. It’s all a LIE. This is a trap and you all are falling for it!! You know what I will do for these chidren is PRAY. I’m good at doing that.

  • Toby M.

    This Jesus argument is getting so tiresome. These kids are in government custody. The government will dictate how they are treated. They will dictate how we will be able to care for them. Would Jesus negotiate with Caesar for the terms of how to care for children in a Roman jail? Completely separate issue from what Jesus would think of our immigration policy, legal or otherwise.

  • Debbie

    Isaiah 31:2

    2 Yet he also is wise, and will bring evil, and will not call back his words:
    but will arise against the house of the evildoers, and against the help
    of them that work iniquity.

    Impressed by Military Mathematics
    Doom to those who go off to Egypt
    thinking that horses can help them,
    Impressed by military mathematics,
    awed by sheer numbers of chariots and riders—
    And to The Holy of Israel, not even a glance,
    not so much as a prayer to God.
    Still, he must be reckoned with,
    a most wise God who knows what he’s doing.
    He can call down catastrophe.
    He’s a God who does what he says.
    He intervenes in the work of those who do wrong,
    stands up against interfering evildoers.
    Egyptians are mortal, not God,
    and their horses are flesh, not Spirit.
    When God gives the signal, helpers and helped alike
    will fall in a heap and share the same dirt grave.

  • Deborah Woolley

    I have no problem donating because I KNOW where my money is going! God Bless you Glenn Beck and God Bless the children

  • Anonymous

    I have followed Glenn for a long time and I can see his struggle here to do the right thing.

    It’s not a black and white issue and is only a huge part of what is going on in the USA. Your country is being torn apart by a rogue president who is waging the worst kind of division within your borders and it reminds me of what the US was like before the Civil War.

    Presently, Washington is spiritually, morally, ethically and financially bankrupt. There’s no desire from leaders to stand up to what is happening at the borders. the President does not care, the Democrats don’t care and the GOP is spineless and gutless.

    As it stands, I see that is is going to be up to the American people and to God to do the right thing here. It’s not going to be easy, but if we lose faith, then, the progressives have won.

  • Robert Starkand

    Glenn, you are doing a Cloward and Pivin on us. You’re overwhelming us. If you want to feed, bathe, and cure every poor child in the world, do like Danny Kaye and become an ambassador for UNICEF. We want to save America, and it is manipulative of you to call us hard hearted if we don’t wish to drain our resources on treating the children from Central America that Obama is bringing into our country. There has been no recent change in these countries that made their situation worse. There are no spikes in violence in these countries. There was a change in American policy to bring these children here and herding the children from there and bringing them here is not the answer. We must send these children back to their families and defend our borders. We must sustain ourselves until we are rid of this lawless president who I am sure is very happy you are trying to lead your audience to finance the welfare of all these children he is bringing here. I don’t like what you are doing or saying one bit. Jim Wallace would have been proud to have spoken your monologue.

  • Debbie
  • Debbie

    Good points

  • http://www.debbittybears.blogspot.com debbie nicholas

    pawns not ponds.

  • http://www.debbittybears.blogspot.com debbie nicholas

    organization not origination

  • http://www.debbittybears.blogspot.com debbie nicholas

    “Who is my neighbor?”

  • David

    While I agree that we should help to take care of those less fortunate, this is part of as strategy to take advantage of our compassion and charity and use it as a weapon against us. One can be compassionate WITHOUT contributing to the problem. Just blindly supporting those coming illegally across the boarder only helps to encourage the problem. Prior to the Civil War, some abolitionists would purchase slaves to set them free. Unfortunately, this only helped to prolong the practice and actually promoted that horrendous practice. Likewise, we should not fall into the emotional trap where our compassion can be exploited to perpetuate the problems.

    I will further point out that if we destroy ourselves trying to save others, then we are of no help to anyone. As they say, if you can’t swim, don’t jump into the pool to try to save someone who is drowning for you will now have two drowning casualties. If we cannot save ourselves, how can we save anyone else?

  • Debbie

    Very well said.

  • Mudpie

    Oh, I don’t know Glenn. Think I will use my disposable income to pay my taxes and take care of my child. Thanks though.

  • Chris Layton

    Glenn, you are not helping and I will not support Mercury One in this effort.

    You are making this situation much much worse. These south american illegals are being used and abused by the Mexican mafia and other dangerous gangs. They are going to say to their victims that we have people like Glenn beck that are giving away food and clothing and etc. Those victims are going to believe them and for a little while, they’ll be right but it’s not going to last.

    You are pushing the globalist agenda Glenn and it’s going to hurt the rest of us in the end. I honestly believe you are doing this with a belief that what you are doing is right. You appear to want to do good things.

    But you are naiive and you are helping to make one whale of a mess for all of us.

    You have the right to speak your mind as you’ve said in other blogs and you said that you don’t care if you loose your client base over it. So be it.
    Your base won’t be able to support you much longer anyhow because we’re all going to be flat broke.

    We’re simply going to remember how you contributed to the demise of this country and your refusal to listen to the many who are saying pretty much about the same thing as I am saying.

  • VigilanteCaregiver

    I’m with Glenn on this. We need to make it clear to Congress that we are going to handle the children; those kids were definitely abandoned by their parents – I think adoptions and English lessons would be best as our population numbers are in crisis anyway. And Congress must close the border: the States can make moves to do that (despite whatever president Napoleon XVI does), and Congressmen are constitutionally and legally able to alter Supreme Court rulings and Executive actions – Utah is proving this right now. The gangs must be dealt with. The diseases are another issue: scabies and lice are vulnerable to sulphide compounds, wash regularly; measles are best prevented with immunizations; TB, Hepatitis, Ebola are the scary ones.

  • Debbie

    I agree.

  • Lynne Holt Miller

    I did because I was thinking it may be the last year that we celebrate in that way, if we are allowed to celebrate at all.

  • Chris Layton

    I honestly wonder if Glenn is purposely trying to provoke his base just for the sake of getting them to view his blog pages and increase his site relevancy.
    Why else would a man set fire to his field unless he planned to cultivate an entirely different crop in the middle of the growing season?

  • Debbie

    I really don’t know what Glenn is doing. He needs to come clean!!

  • Shirley Ross Craig

    This is one time we have to back off of looking with political eyes, and ask God for His perspective. As I was reading Ps. 72, I was struck with how heaven see “the children of the needy.” They are precious to Him, and must be to us, as well. I am going to choose to see through the Word on this one. I think it is crucial that we do at this time.

  • stevo5000x

    How many times do I have tell you idiots that Glenn Beck is a false prophet. Glenn Beck does not listen to the voice of God but the wicked tongue of Satan. Most of these so called “children” are in fact young adults. MS-13 gang members that are going to loot and pillage. Some might even rape your own daughters. So.. stop acting like weak children and fight back against these monsters and gain some spiritual knowledge.

    Try reading “Spiritual Warfare”by Karl Paine to gain some expertise in this demonic world we live in. Just do not trust this man.

  • Chris Layton

    My guess is the misunderstanding of the word “charity”. Glenn’s interpretation is destructive as you can see from his blog that he thinks it means buying blankets, food, and supplies for south American refugees, pawns of an invading army. He’s trapped in a false paradigm. It’s the same ignorance he has with why Christ was crucifed. In his last article “3 Questions” he said that it was because the people of Jerusalem wanted to rebel against Rome but instead he taught peace and love and that’s why they wanted to kill him. That’s just pure ignorance. It demonstrates that either the man does not read his scriptures or he has an ignoramus intern write his monologues. The Pharisees and Sadducees went completely nuts when Jesus declared himself to be the Son of God. Any common bible thumper would know that from John 10:30-33
    If he’d just read his scriptures he would understand the definition of of charity is as follows:
    “But charity is the pure love of Christ, and it endureth forever; and whoso is found possessed of it at the last day, it shall be well with him.” (Moroni 7:47)
    Pair that up with John 14:15 and the answer is clear:
    “If ye love me, keep my commandments”
    That’s charity. It’s the pure love of Christ which is to keep God’s commandments.
    The title of his blog is “I have never taken a position more right than this”. That’s either arrogance or a potentially embarrassing admission.

  • landofaahs

    The peaceful separation is the right path. It is the only solution when people are so divided. I wish it would not come to that but we either live under the socialist tyranny of the left or we live under the original intent of the constitution. I do not believe in unity at any price. I also don’t want to leave the union but rather I want to kick the left out of it.