‘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.”

During his campaign, President Joe Biden survived scandal after scandal involving his son Hunter — the Ukraine/Burisma scandal, the laptop scandal, the one involving a stripper from Arkansas and a long-lost child. And yet, after it all appeared to have been swept under the rug, Hunter has now released a memoir — "Beautiful Things."

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere discussed Hunter's "horrible" response when asked on "CBS This Morning" if the laptop seized by the FBI in 2019 belonged to him and reviewed a few segments from his new book, which they agreed raises the question: Is Hunter trying to sabotage his father's career?

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Countless corporations — from Delta Air Lines, Coca-Cola, and Porsche to UPS and LinkedIn — are calling out the Georgia voting laws, calling them "restrictive," "racist," and "discriminative." Meanwhile, words like "stakeholder" and "equitable" are starting to show up in their arguments.

On the radio program, Glenn Beck gave the "decoder ring" for what's really going on here, because our society is being completely redesigned in front of our eyes.

There's a reason why all these big businesses are speaking out now, and it has very little to do with genuine ideology, Glenn explained. It's all about ESG scores and forcing "compliance" through the monetization of social justice.

Glenn went on to detail exactly what ESG scores are, how they're calculated, and why these social credit scores explain the latest moves from "woke" companies.

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Dallas Jenkins is a storyteller — and he's telling the most important story of all time in a way that many believed was impossible.

Jenkins is the creator of "The Chosen," a free, crowdfunded series about the life of Jesus that rivals Hollywood productions. And Season 2 could not have arrived at a better time — on Easter weekend 2021. Church attendance has dropped, people are hungry for something bigger than all of us, and many are choosing social justice activism, political parties, or even the climate change movement as "religions" over God.

This Easter weekend, Jenkins joined Glenn on the "Glenn Beck Podcast" to discuss the aspects of Jesus that often get overlooked and break through the misconceptions about who Jesus really is to paint a clear picture of why America needs Emmanuel, "God with us," now more than ever.

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Award-winning investigative journalist Lara Logan joined Glenn Beck on the radio program this week to argue the Biden administration's border crisis is "enabling" drug cartels, allowing them to exploit migrants, use border wall construction roads, and cross the border much more easily.

Lara, who has witnessed and experienced firsthand some of the worst violence around the world as a war correspondent for CBS News, told Glenn it's "not an overstatement" to call the cartels in Mexico "the most violent and powerful criminal organizations on the face of the earth." And while they're "at war with us, we've been asleep at the wheel."

But Lara also offers solutions that the U.S. can enact to stop these horrific atrocities.

"There's more than 30,000 Mexican civilians who are massacred every year in Mexico by the cartels. And that's just the bodies that the Mexican government owns up to or knows about, right?" Lara said. "There's Mexicans buried in unmarked mass graves all across the country. I mean, everyone knows that the violence of the cartels is not like anything anyone has ever seen before. It even pales in comparison to, at times, to what terrorist groups like ISIS have done."

Lara went on to explain some of the unspeakable acts of violence and murder that occur at the hands of the Mexican cartels — 98% of which go uninvestigated.

"That's not unprosecuted, Glenn. That's uninvestigated," Lara emphasized. "[Cartels] operate with impunity. So the law enforcement guy, the policemen, the marine, the National Guardsmen, who are trying to do the right thing, who are not in the pocket of the cartels — what chance do those guys have? They've got no chance. You know where they end up? In one of those unmarked graves."

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