‘They are missing the entire point’: Dana Loesch rips critics of Mercury One relief efforts

TheBlaze’s Dana Loesch joined Glenn and Mercury One in McAllen, Texas on Saturday to distribute food, clothing, and other necessities to the people and organizations in need. On radio this morning, Dana joined Glenn to discuss the backlash she has faced for drawing the distinction, like Glenn, between the border crisis and humanitarian crisis and why she refuses to back down.

Much like Glenn, Dana has been criticized for the position she has taken on the immigration crisis. In an article published Monday on AmericanThinker.com, she is accused of being “out of touch with the very people and issues she purports to champion.” As Dana explained, those being critical of the Mercury One relief efforts are “missing the entire point.”

“The people who are being overly critical are reactionary. In their effort to be expedient with their reaction, they are missing the entire point,” Dana said. “[W]hat they didn't get is all these people have been volunteering their time, been on the frontline, doing it privately. The president just a week ago said he wants to pass a $3.7 billion fund to do and spend our tax dollars on what these people and Mercury One are already doing.”

“You could be hardcore against amnesty, but the government will not allow the people to be deported,” she continued. “In the meantime, this is the choice… It is either public money, tax dollars, and we bankrupt border towns. Or it's private charity. These people are on the side of government – that's not conservative.”

As Glenn explained earlier in the radio program, the ‘care’ being offered at the FEMA detention centers along the border is subpar at best. After meeting with Sister Norma Pimentel, executive director of Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley, Glenn realized it is the private charities, not the government, that is offering the vital medical treatment and nutrition for these people.

“You were with me when Sister Norma, who I don't agree with politically, but I thought she was a really compassionate and great woman,” Glenn said. “And she said, you know, ‘Some of these women are coming in here after a week in detention, and they are still dehydrated.’ They have had to put them on IV bags and try to get their systems back in order, before they get back on the bus… The government is not doing that. Private charity should be doing that.”

“You made the point… [the government is] doing a horrible job because they are arriving at these centers already super-dehydrated,” Dana responded. “That's what happens when government tries to be charitable.”

Ultimately, Dana does not believe there is any merit to the argument that offering food and basic necessities to those who have already entered the U.S. illegally is going to encourage similar behavior. Instead, it is the government’s lack of law enforcement that is enabling these individuals to continue to risk their lives and cross the border.

“For those people saying, ‘Well, going down there and giving someone a sandwich is a welcome wagon,’ no,” Dana concluded. “Let's take two steps back here. The welcoming party is this Administration creating this problem. The welcoming party is [Rep.] Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) going to the border and saying she's for amnesty. The welcoming party is Congressman John Lewis (D-GA), who said last week he doesn't believe in borders. If people want to have frustration, I'm mad too… but… sandwiches didn't cause the problem. It's the false beacon of amnesty that caused the problem.”

It seems the Left wants a civil war and some on the Right want a national divorce. The country is split right now unlike anything Glenn Beck has ever witnessed. There are two sides: Those who want to fundamentally change this country and those who believe in KEEPING the experiment of liberty that the Founding Founders intended.

The ideological gap seems impossible to cross, but Glenn explains why he won't secede. David Reaboi, Claremont Institute senior fellow and author of "National Divorce Is Expensive, but It's Worth Every Penny," tells Glenn why a national breakup is not an impossibility just because it will be difficult.

What can we do to fight back … peacefully? How can the states that still believe in the Constitution create pockets of freedom in the shadow of tyranny? On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn answers that and provides a road map to preserving what the Left is trying to destroy.

Finally, James Simpson, author of "Who Was Karl Marx? The Men, the Motives and the Menace Behind Today's Rampaging American Left," provides solutions on the issues the "red states" must unite around before Left and Right America officially call it quits.

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An Afghan interpreter who helped save then-Sen. Joe Biden's life in 2008 was among those stranded in Afghanistan after Biden's troop withdrawal. He has now escaped the country with his family, but not with President Biden's help.

Thanks to private organizations, including The Nazarene Fund, the interpreter and his family have now been rescued.

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A shocking new report by The Daily Wire reveals that the furious father whose arrest at a school board meeting likely sparked the call for the FBI to investigate anti-CRT parents like domestic terrorists was furious for good reasons: The Loudoun County School Board allegedly tried to cover up his daughter's rape.

Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to discuss the incident and explain why he joined 60 lawmakers in a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland demanding answers for why the FBI is targeting parents.

"We want to know ... what kind of coordination took place between the White House, activist groups and teachers unions, and the Department of Justice," Stewart told Glenn. "Because we have evidence that there was [coordination] and, in fact, that the White House are the ones who initiated this. They asked for these activist groups to write this inflammatory letter to the Department of Justice saying they were 'intimidated' and that they 'felt threatened', giving the Department of Justice Attorney General Garland, the excuse to say, 'Okay, well, we have to respond'."

Stewart went on to say he believes the federal government would only involve the FBI in such an issue if its purpose is to silence and intimidate parents concerned about the "poison" being taught to their kids in school. So, what can he and the other representatives who disagree with the Biden administration's overreach of power do to stop it?

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Taiwan's Foreign Minister Joseph Wu is now warning that his nation is preparing for war with China after Beijing flew a record number of warplanes over Taiwanese territory. Wu reached out to another country for help, but it wasn't the United States.

In a video, Wu urged Australia to help prepare for a possible invasion, but gave the U.S. no mention.

"The defense of Taiwan is in our own hands, and we are absolutely committed to that. And if China is going to launch a war against Taiwan, we will fight until the end. And that is our commitment. And, of course, during this period of time, we would like to exchange with other countries for security cooperation," Wu said on ABC News In-depth's China Tonight program. "We would like to engage in security or intelligence exchanges with other like-minded partners, Australia included, so that Taiwan is better prepared to deal with the war situation. And so far, our relations with Australia is very good. And that is what we appreciate it for."

On "The Glenn Beck Program," Glenn, Pat Gray, and Stu Burguiere discussed whether or not America would do anything during such a conflict — because it sure seems like President Joe Biden is more focused on working with China to fight climate change. Plus, why did China just cut off all cryptocurrency?

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