In The Marketplace: How one family business is changing America with Constitutional passion

Editor’s note: This article was written by Colin Balfe, director of The Marketplace by TheBlaze, and is part of an ad hoc series highlighting businesses in TheBlaze’s eCommerce channel.

Not everyone in America grows up learning the Constitution. Whether caused by growing immigration or declining education, constitutional literacy is at an all-time low. Despite the opposition, one family has refused to allow these trends to dictate the nation’s future.

Joel, David and Pam Barret (left to right in photo below) are like many Americans who have discovered the widening gap between societal norms and the values America’s Founding Fathers fought to establish, and they’re doing something about it. And since today is Constitution Day, it’s a great time to celebrate our freedoms and study the principles from the founding document of America.

“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction,” Ronald Reagan once said. “We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream.”

The Barrets take this quote seriously, and they understand that America’s freedom stems from the Constitution. Many Americans don’t even know what the Constitution is, let alone what’s in it. This leaves little hope for the next generation’s ability to perpetuate the principles of the Constitution in tomorrow’s America.

For the Barret family, the Constitution isn’t just some old dusty document that’s taught about once in a dry middle school social studies class.

So what did they do? Understanding the power inherent in the phrase, “We the People,” they did not underestimate their own ability to make a difference in their country. As a family of teachers, the Barrets developed a board game to teach the principles of the Constitution. The game, The Constitution Quest, incorporates research-based learning principles to make it engaging and fun for everyone, whether they’re a Constitution expert or not.

 From the artistic design of the game board, to the element of chance, to the abstract concepts of the Constitution made simple, this game allows the genius of the Constitution to be accessible to everyone. The Constitution Quest joined The Marketplace by TheBlaze in 2012, hoping to reach a greater audience and increase exposure and Constitutional Literacy across America. The goal of The Marketplace by TheBlaze is to assemble the world’s finest collection of unique small businesses.

“We’re thrilled at the national exposure and reach the Marketplace has immediately provided us,” Pam Barret said. “The Marketplace has proved the naysayers wrong: you don’t have to make your product in China, compromise on quality, dumb-down your content or sell out your principles to be successful.”

And so far, the impact has been tremendous. Barret emphasized, “We hear all the time from people who tell us Constitution Quest helped them ace the AP US Government Exam, pass their US Citizenship test and brought their family together for precious moments around the dinner table. We feel so tremendously blessed that The Marketplace has helped us make that happen.”

David, Pam and Joel Barret have quit standing idly by watching their country drift away from its founding values. By creating The Constitution Quest, they are bringing the Constitution to life for Americans and elevating constitutional literacy in this country, thereby preserving this Republic, “one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”

As the Senate prepares for former President Trump's second impeachment trial, many are asking whether it's constitutional to try a president after leaving office. Alan Dershowitz, lawyer and host of the of "The Dershow," joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to talk about the legal battles Trump still faces.

Dershowitz said he believes the Senate doesn't have the authority to convict Trump, now that he's a private citizen again, and thus can't use impeachment to bar him from running for office again.

"The Constitution says the purpose of impeachment is to remove somebody. He [Trump] is out of office. There's nothing left to do.
It doesn't say you can impeach him to disqualify him for the future. It says, if you remove him you can then add disqualification, but you can't just impeach somebody to disqualify them," Dershowitz said.

"The Senate can't try ordinary citizens. So once you're an ordinary citizen, you get tried only in the courts, not in the Senate. So it's clearly unconstitutional," he added.

Dershowitz, who served on Trump's legal team during the first impeachment trial, also discussed whether he thinks Trump is legally (or even just ethically) responsible for the Capitol riot earlier this month, and whether those engaging in violence could be considered "domestic terrorists."

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A new, shocking CBS News poll shows that the majority of Americans believe they're facing a new enemy: other Americans.

More than two-thirds of poll respondents said they believe democracy in the U.S. is "threatened," and 54% said "other people in America" are the "biggest threat to the American way of life," rather than economic factors, viruses, natural disasters, or foreign actors.

Will it be possible to unite our nation with statistics like that? On "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn and Stu discussed the poll numbers and what they mean for our future.

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Countless leaders on the left are now arguing that removing President Donald Trump from office won't be enough — they're now calling for the president's "cult-like" supporters to be "deprogrammed." And it's not just fringe politicians.

During an appearance on "Real Time with Bill Maher" last week, former NBC anchor Katie Couric said, "The question is, how are we going to really almost deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump."

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi questioned whether the nation needs "a 9/11-type commission" to determine whether President Trump was colluding with Russian President Vladimir Putin "the day that the insurgents invaded our Capitol." Clinton also made sure to include her favorite "deplorables" in her unsubstantiated conspiracy theory:

"But we now know that not just [Trump] but his enablers, his accomplices, his cult members, have the same disregard for democracy," Clinton said to Pelosi.

Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson and New York Times Magazine's Nikole Hannah-Jones agreed that there is a need for "millions of Americans, almost all white, almost all Republicans" to be deprogrammed and punished, during an MSNBC interview last week.

Now, a story from the Washington Post is also preaching that narrative and even added that we need more restrictions for conservatives on social media and in the broadcast industry.

"So now we have to be deprogrammed? We've heard this over and over and over and over again, for months," said Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday. He read through the shocking details of the Washington Post op-ed and discussed the extraordinary dangers of the latest anti-conservative movement in America.

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As calls for censorship and restrictions against conservative voices get louder, Glenn Beck said he feels an "awesome responsibility" to speak, not the words he'd personally like to say, but those he believes the Lord would want him to share.

"It's an awesome responsibility, and one that I am not worthy of," Glenn said. "I want to say ... what He wants me to say. And I have to listen very carefully, because I feel the same way you do. But that will get us nowhere."

Glenn said it's time for Americans who are awake — not woke — to come together, no matter which side of the political aisle you're on, and stand with the truth.

"We are the Alamo, we will stand. But we desperately, desperately need you," Glenn said. "We need the people who are awake — not woke — awake. You may disagree with us. We are your allies, not your enemies. And if you will not stand with us in our hour of need, there will be no one left to stand with you in your hour of need. We must all come together, anyone who is awake."

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