In The Marketplace: Discover the Forgotten Heroes of America

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Before Ronald Reagan was president, the first space shuttle hadn’t launched, the Cold War was still smoldering and the closest thing to an iPhone was a clunky, cordless “brick.” It’s obvious many things have changed since Reagan took office, but some things, like the entrepreneurial spirit that has existed in the hearts of American small business owners since our nation’s founding, remain constant even today.

In a radio address to the nation on May 14, 1983, President Reagan commented on that very spirit:

“Entrepreneurs have always been leaders in America. They led the rebellion against excessive taxation and regulation. They and their offspring pushed back the frontier, transforming the wilderness into a land of plenty. Their knowledge and contributions have sustained us in wartime, brought us out of recessions, carried our astronauts to the moon, and led American industry to new frontiers of high technology.”

The Marketplace by TheBlaze is proud to partner with many such entrepreneurs. For many of them, each new day is a step into the darkness, as they take risks investing in their hopes and dreams for the future of our country.

With ever-increasing political and economic instability, world population growth and new technological advancements bringing uncertainty to every new day, it’s the small business entrepreneurs that are paving the road to our nation’s prosperous future.

In another speech delivered later that same year, Reagan discussed how small business character built this nation. Those “forgotten heroes,” he said, are the ones who create most of our new jobs.

They are “the owners of stores down the street; the faithfuls who support our churches, synagogues, schools and communities; the brave men and women everywhere who produce our goods, feed a hungry world and keep our families warm while they invest in the future to build a better America,” Reagan said.

To demonstrate how The Marketplace shop owners exemplify the qualities expressed in Reagan’s speech, we put together a video showing some of our shop owners with excerpts from Reagan’s words.

“We hear so much about the greed of business,” Reagan said. “Well, frankly, I’d like to hear a little more about the courage, generosity and creativity of business. … I believe business works best, creates the greatest wealth, and produces the most progress for all when we’re free to follow the teachings of scripture: Give and you will be given unto, search and you will find, cast your bread upon the waters and it will return to you many fold.”

Reagan said it’s in small businesses that miracles are made, not in Washington, D.C. At The Marketplace, we have to agree.

Visit The Marketplace to learn more about the small business owners who are keeping our nation alive. Shop our American-made line of small businesses to learn more about how these extraordinary entrepreneurs are rebuilding America.

On the radio program Friday, Glenn Beck discussed the recent news that a primary source for the Steele Dossier — the document on which much of the Trump-Russia collusion investigation was based — had been investigated by the FBI for contacts with suspected Russian spies. Glenn also shared several previously unpublished texts and emails from FBI agents have recently been released.

According to a letter sent by Attorney General William Barr to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Thursday, the FBI knew early on that the research compiled by ex-British intelligence agent Christopher Steele relied on a "Primary Sub-source" that had been "the subject of an FBI counterintelligence investigation from 2009 to 2011 that assessed his or her contacts with suspected Russian intelligence officers" — but still used it to obtain warrants to spy on former Trump campaign-aide Carter Page.

But, it gets even worse. Now, new leaked texts and communications from FBI agents within the department at the time of the entire Russian collusion effort were disclosed in federal court filings on Thursday. According to the court documents, FBI agents purchased "professional liability insurance" to protect themselves in January 2017, just weeks before Donald Trump was inaugurated president, because they were concerned about the agency's potentially illegal activity during the Russia collusion investigation.

"Trump was right," one FBI employee wrote in response to then-President-elect Trump's Jan 3, 2017 tweet which read: "The 'Intelligence' briefing on so-called 'Russian hacking' was delayed until Friday, perhaps more time needed to build a case. Very strange!"

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Chief researcher Jason Buttrill joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Thursday to discuss an "explosive" new report released Wednesday by Senate Republicans on Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's son, Hunter Biden, and the Ukrainian energy company Burisma.

Among other serious allegations, the 87-page report claims that "Hunter Biden received a $3.5 million wire transfer from Elena Baturina, the wife of the former mayor of Moscow," and the richest woman in Russia.

"The transactions discussed [in the report] are designed to illustrate the depth and extent of some questionable financial transactions. Moreover, the financial transactions illustrate serious counterintelligence and extortion concerns relating to Hunter Biden and his family," the report stated.

Jason suggested the Senate's findings provide additional evidence to back allegations of a money-laundering scheme, which Glenn detailed in a four-part series about Biden's shady connections to Ukraine. Learn more on this here.

"Laundered money is very hard to track to its finality," Jason explained. "I'm sure the Biden camp is really hoping that it just looks suspicious, but [investigators] don't ever find the eventual end point. But, if they do – and it's possible they already have – this is going to be explosive, very explosive."

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Revolutions rarely happen overnight. The Left started laying the groundwork for November 3, 2020, the moment Hillary Clinton had to concede the 2016 election to Donald Trump. It was always solely about getting rid of President Trump — and there's a playbook for that.

Last week, Glenn Beck showed you the "Seven Pillars of Color Revolution" written by a former U.S. diplomat, which are the conditions that must be in place for a successful Eastern European-style "Color Revolution." The left seems to be pushing for a Color Revolution this election because they are using the exact same playbook.

In part two of this series, Glenn peels back the layers on the first four of these Color Revolution pillars to show you how they work and what the end goal is. And he reveals one of the architects of the playbook – a Color Revolution specialist, former ambassador, and former Obama administration official who is one of the key masterminds of this revolution.

Joining Glenn is political campaign veteran and BlazeTV host Steve Deace who says the polls that claim Biden is leading the race "are trash." We're being set up to believe that if Trump wins in spite of the polls, it must be an invalid election.

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Sen. Ted Cruz: NOBODY should be afraid of Trump's Supreme Court justice pick

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to weigh in on President Donald Trump's potential Supreme Court nominees and talk about his timely new book, "One Vote Away: How a Single Supreme Court Seat Can Change History."

Sen. Cruz argued that, while Congressional Democrats are outraged over President Trump's chance at a third court appointment, no one on either side should be afraid of a Supreme Court justice being appointed if it's done according to the founding documents. That's why it's crucial that the GOP fills the vacant seat with a true constitutionalist.

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