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Keep on Trucking: One Man’s Journey from Driving Trucks to Crafting Trunks

1Photo courtesy: Antique Trunks & Chests

“I have created something I love, that supports our economy and country.”

— Matt Douthit, Antique Trunks & Chests

After seven years of driving long-haul trucks from coast to coast, Matt Douthit was ready for a change. First, he set his sights on the oilfields of Oklahoma. Soon after arriving, the company he was working for closed its doors―then another one did the same, leaving him stranded without a job. Undeterred, Matt moved to Texas to work for a large semi-truck manufacturer. Nine months later, that company moved to Mexico.

While others might have called Matt’s situation “bad luck,” Matt never saw it that way. Instead, he considered this an opportunity to start out on his own.

“I decided to stop the madness and take control of my own destiny,” Matt said.

Having a keen interest in antique trunks, Matt started researching to learn as much as he could about them from every source he could find. He soon taught himself how to restore and preserve old trunks, selling each one he completed. When he ran out of trunks to restore, Matt started making them from scratch, using the same materials, hardware and construction methods used in the late 1800s.

2Photo courtesy: Antique Trunks & Chests

As an independent self-starter, Matt enjoyed the adventure and challenge of doing something unique with his life. While admitting he works harder now than ever before, Matt says he also feels freer since he doesn’t have someone looking over his shoulder telling him what to do. Matt makes all of his classy and unique trunks with painstaking craftsmanship one by one, right here in America.

3Photo courtesy Antique Trunks & Chests

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A new, shocking CBS News poll shows that the majority of Americans believe they're facing a new enemy: other Americans.

More than two-thirds of poll respondents said they believe democracy in the U.S. is "threatened," and 54% said "other people in America" are the "biggest threat to the American way of life," rather than economic factors, viruses, natural disasters, or foreign actors.

Will it be possible to unite our nation with statistics like that? On "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn and Stu discussed the poll numbers and what they mean for our future.

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Countless leaders on the left are now arguing that removing President Donald Trump from office won't be enough — they're now calling for the president's "cult-like" supporters to be "deprogrammed." And it's not just fringe politicians.

During an appearance on "Real Time with Bill Maher" last week, former NBC anchor Katie Couric said, "The question is, how are we going to really almost deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump."

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi questioned whether the nation needs "a 9/11-type commission" to determine whether President Trump was colluding with Russian President Vladimir Putin "the day that the insurgents invaded our Capitol." Clinton also made sure to include her favorite "deplorables" in her unsubstantiated conspiracy theory:

"But we now know that not just [Trump] but his enablers, his accomplices, his cult members, have the same disregard for democracy," Clinton said to Pelosi.

Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson and New York Times Magazine's Nikole Hannah-Jones agreed that there is a need for "millions of Americans, almost all white, almost all Republicans" to be deprogrammed and punished, during an MSNBC interview last week.

Now, a story from the Washington Post is also preaching that narrative and even added that we need more restrictions for conservatives on social media and in the broadcast industry.

"So now we have to be deprogrammed? We've heard this over and over and over and over again, for months," said Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday. He read through the shocking details of the Washington Post op-ed and discussed the extraordinary dangers of the latest anti-conservative movement in America.

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As calls for censorship and restrictions against conservative voices get louder, Glenn Beck said he feels an "awesome responsibility" to speak, not the words he'd personally like to say, but those he believes the Lord would want him to share.

"It's an awesome responsibility, and one that I am not worthy of," Glenn said. "I want to say ... what He wants me to say. And I have to listen very carefully, because I feel the same way you do. But that will get us nowhere."

Glenn said it's time for Americans who are awake — not woke — to come together, no matter which side of the political aisle you're on, and stand with the truth.

"We are the Alamo, we will stand. But we desperately, desperately need you," Glenn said. "We need the people who are awake — not woke — awake. You may disagree with us. We are your allies, not your enemies. And if you will not stand with us in our hour of need, there will be no one left to stand with you in your hour of need. We must all come together, anyone who is awake."

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The incoming Biden administration plans to waste no time in overturning much of the progress achieved by President Donald Trump.

On his radio program Monday, Glenn Beck ran through 10 executive orders President Joe Biden plans to announce on "day one" of his time in office — including rejoining the Paris climate accord, canceling the Keystone pipeline, mask mandates on federal land and during interstate travel, and a proposed federal minimum wage of $15 an hour.

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