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.
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?
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.