In the Marketplace: Honoring our veterans

Editor’s note: The following is a message from The Marketplace by TheBlaze.

Every U.S. citizen has a part to play in building up and preserving the nation to which we belong. On November 11, we honor the veterans who have risked their lives so that others may be able to live in peace and freedom.

By that same token, we acknowledge the many people, including the families of veterans as well as patriotic entrepreneurs, who dedicate their lives and livelihoods to supporting and upholding our nation’s heroes. At The Marketplace by TheBlaze, we have the privilege of teaming up with entrepreneurs who are committed to doing just that—and not just on Veterans Day, but all year round.

Minuteman is a watch brand that puts honoring our military and veterans at the forefront of their mission. The company’s goal is to raise funds for our wounded war heroes and to provide work for Americans who would otherwise be out of a job. Minuteman Watches are designed, assembled and tested in the U.S.

Thomas Carey, who founded the company, has always had a soft spot for active and former military, law enforcement and other civic duty servicemen and women.

“My father who is our CFO is a disabled Vietnam vet,” Thomas says. “As such, we are very respectful of those who serve.”

Just like the Minutemen who responded to the call of freedom during the American Revolution, Minuteman Watches represents the same passion, sacrifice and pride that gave birth to our nation.

For every watch sold, Minuteman donates 25 percent of the profit to a charity that assists veterans and their families.

“We do realize what we can contribute is but a drop in the bucket,” Thomas says. “But we do hope it can have a positive impact that is greater than the actual dollar amount donated.”

Another veteran-supporting Marketplace shop owner is Paul Pachmayer, otherwise known as Paracord Paul. This nickname came about when he started making the paracord military accessories he’s now famous for, including braceletskeychainsneck lanyards, and more.

A former member of the U.S. Air Force, Paul believes that quality and service exist best “in the unbeatable USA!” He doesn’t just talk about “supporting the troops.” He walked the walk, and continues to do so.

Paul proudly supports nonprofit organizations dedicated to helping our nation’s veterans, including the Wounded Warrior Project, Mississippi National Gaurd, Paralyzed Veterans of America and Veterans of Foreign Wars.

With Paul and Thomas, we encourage you to support our nation’s heroes, not just on Veterans Day, but at every opportunity. Here are a few ways you might try:

  1. Say “thank you” to a veteran. It’s simple, but goes a long way.
  2. Visit a veteran’s grave and honor it with flowers or flags.
  3. Hang up your American flag and proudly let it wave.
  4. Teach your children about what Veterans Day means.
  5. Have a moment of silence to ponder about those who gave their lives to protect our liberty.
  6. Tie a yellow ribbon around a tree or on your house.
  7. Do a good deed.

Please share any other ways you’ve been able to show your support for our nation’s heroes.

Discover more American-made products in The Marketplace by TheBlaze.

How does a sports writer know how to fix America, and America's racial dilemma?

In a special edition of the "Glenn Beck Radio Program," Outkick sports columnist Jason Whitlock filled in Tuesday for Glenn to explain how we can bring America back together, lean into racial harmony, and restore the values of our Founding Fathers. Because if not us, then who will?

Jason started out by explaining how, during a recent appearance on the program, he felt a spiritual connection with Glenn, regardless of physical differences, as both share a common passion for God and country.

"Glenn and I share a kindred spirit. A kindred passion," Jason said. "We have two things that we love and are passionate about: God and country. I am not a minister. I'm a flawed sinner just like Glenn and just like you. But I am a believer. Believers share an energy that connects them, that cuts through our physical differences and makes those differences irrelevant relevant. That's what I felt when I met Glenn, an energy and a spirit that connects us. We are broadcasters, media personalities, operating in separate spaces, trying to talk to Americans, who share our passion."

Jason went on to say that he believes there are forces operating, both outside of and inside America, that are working to separate America from God, and that much of what we've witnessed in 2020 — from the racial division stirred by the mainstream and social media, to the rioting and looting by Antifa and Black Lives Matter, to the "remaking of the sports world into a shrine that celebrates resisting criminal suspects and denigrates this great country at every turn" — are symptoms and consequences of America's enemies separating God and country.

"We are one nation under God. We are nothing without Him," Jason continued. "The flawed sinners who founded this nation baked God into this country with their Declaration of Independence. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal. That they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights. That among those, are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The foreign and domestic enemies of this nation are baking a new American cake. God isn't an essential ingredient in this new cake. He isn't an ingredient at all. The removal of faith is sewing the disharmony that is terrorizing and destroying the United States of America.

"Why am I here today? I'm here to tell you how we take our country back, how we restore the freedoms and the liberties our enemies seek to remove in their remaking of a godless America."

Watch the video below to hear more from Jason Whitlock:

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One of the most shocking things British journalist, political commentator, and author of "The Madness of Crowds," Douglas Murray witnessed during his recent stay in America, was how many Americans are acting as if they live in 1930s Germany or behind the Iron Curtain, afraid to stand up and speak out because they're afraid of the consequences.

Murray joined the "Glenn Beck Podcast" this week to explain why he believes the state of America is actually worse than we realize, and how the Left's obsession with rewriting history has ushered in guilt, fear, and a "silent majority."

Murray said he's particularly "fed up" with those on the Right who are afraid to voice their opinion because they don't want to become the target of leftist mobs on social media.

"Do you think anyone in history who told the truth had an easy time? You've got the easiest time that any opposition movement ever did in history," Murray said.

"You cannot have these people in America living in a free society — which is for the time being free — pretending that they live under the circumstances of Jews in 1930s Germany," he added. "Speak up. Speak out. Don't be a silent majority; be a very damn noisy majority. And don't put up with the oppression of people who are totally insincere ... they want to make money. They want to win. Nothing more. Call them out ... and get back to what you should be doing as a nation."

Watch the full interview with Douglas Murray below:

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New York City shut down its schools over the coronavirus with barely any notice. But even before that, Governor Andrew Cuomo apparently wasn't in the mood to be asked about it, and he made that very clear to reporters.

Asked on Wednesday whether parents could expect schools to be closed as soon as Thursday, Cuomo mocked reporters for their "obnoxious and offensive" questions and accused them of not paying attention. Watch the testy exchange for yourself here.

On Thursday's radio program, Glenn Beck and producer Stu Burguiere had plenty to say about Stu's least favorite governor and the decision to close schools. But Glenn also offered his own theory on why coronavirus restrictions have become so political: Americans refuse to be forced into submission.

Watch the video below to catch the conversation:

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Everything comes down to the two Senate runoffs in Georgia. If we lose both races, we lose the country. Democrats know this and are pouring in millions to usher in a Marxist agenda.

As the Left tries to hide how radical the two candidates really are, Glenn takes us inside the Democrat war room to expose the wolf in pastor's clothing, Raphael Warnock, and America's Justin Trudeau, Jon Ossoff. Socialism, the Green New Deal, and "defund the police" are all on the table. And Glenn warns of what's to come if conservatives don't activate: Chuck Schumer will weaponize the Senate, and the radical Left will launch an all-out assault to ravage the Constitution.

Watch the full special below:

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