Glenn: You cannot remain silent. One way or another, you will be counted.

Remember when Glenn said that Valerie Jarrett's family had an FBI file? He was called a hate monger, a conspiracy theorist, and a racist. It turns out he was right, but the progressives don’t even care. The radical pasts are being whitewashed, the country fundamentally transformed. It may feel like it’s too late, but you must take a stand. Glenn believes this audience will play a role in saving the country, and the time to unite is now.

Below is a rush transcript of this segment, it may contain errors.

GLENN: Years ago, we told you the story of Barack Obama and Valerie Jarrett. We told you how they came together. We told you that Barack Obama, everybody in his family had an FBI file. And everybody in Valerie Jarrett's family had an FBI file. We were called hatemongers. We were called racists.

PAT: Conspiracy theorists.

GLENN: All these kinds of names. It has now been verified --

PAT: Yeah, but just by the FBI.

GLENN: Yeah, just by the FBI, that Valerie Jarrett's family -- her father, her grandfather, and father-in-law all had an active FBI file because they were hard-core communists.

PAT: Under investigation by the US government.

GLENN: Uh-huh. Uh-huh.

PAT: Her dad, pathologist and geneticist, James Bowman, extensive ties to communist associations and individuals, according to his lengthy FBI file.

GLENN: Uh-huh.

PAT: In 1950, he was in communication with a paid Soviet agent named Alfred Stern, who fled to Prague after getting charged with espionage. Bowman Was also a member of a communist sympathizing group called the Association of Interns and Medical Students.

He moved to Iran to work, according to the FBI. And we all know that.

Also, her father-in-law, Vernon Jarrett, also another big-time Chicago communist, he's the one that had all the association with Frank Marshall Davis, right? Who was Obama's --

GLENN: Uh-huh. Communist friend and mentor.

PAT: -- community friend and mentor.

GLENN: Uh-huh. So we have -- we have all of this. Now it doesn't matter. We have been tainted as conspiracy theorists. They have been white-washed. They're communists.

And, you know, you cannot -- again, I'd like to hear the turnaround story of the president. Okay. So you have communists in your life. Okay, you grew up with a mom and dad that hated America. Grandparents that hated America. Frank Marshall Davis, who is -- is really one of the spookiest guys you'll ever meet.

And that's knowing that Jeremiah Wright is down the line. You have all these people. Tell me your turning point. Because you could have a turning point. You could have all these people in your life. You could grow up hating America and then you could go, you know what, I was wrong about all of that. He's never had a turning point. Nobody's ever asked him. Same thing with Valerie Jarrett.

So what does this mean? Nothing at this point. Nothing. Nothing. Except the people that are leading you in Washington do not view this country the same way. The fundamental transformation of America is something that has been planned for decades. Decades.

It started with Woodrow Wilson. It was -- it was picked up by radicals in the 1950s and 1960s. Communist radicals. Those communist radicals had children, and they are currently in power. This is why the government of the United States makes no sense to most Americans.

It's why we're violating our Constitution. Because they do not recognize that Constitution as something sacred as we do.

I want to talk to you here. And I want you to listen to me. And maybe only 10 percent of this audience will hear this.

But it's that 10 percent I'm counting on. I have told you from the very beginning that I've had a feeling, probably starting in 2005 or 2006, I've had a feeling, this audience is going to play a role in the saving of this republic. Now, I don't know how it's saved. I can't tell you how it's saved.

We passed all the exits. I begged America to get off all the exits. We passed them all. Next stop: Cliff.

The bottom of the canyon. I don't know how we save it. Maybe we save it in remnants in pieces. Maybe our children hold it in their hearts. I don't know. Maybe we turn things around so dramatically, that we do save it intact as it is.

But I felt that for a very long time. I have told you that I have had promptings. And if you don't believe in promptings, that's fine. Whatever. I believe that God speaks to all of us. All of us. He's speaking to you.

But it's all hands on deck. And I've said for a long time, I don't even know how to do any of that stuff, and it doesn't make any sense.

And I know that what we're supposed to do is things like we did last Friday. It's why we're kicking things off in Birmingham, Alabama. I think Birmingham, Alabama is going to be a place that restarts the country. It's known for all of the bad things that happened in the '50s. I think Birmingham, Alabama, is going to be known for all of the good things that happen here on out, just like Charleston, South Carolina. Charleston is forever going to be known for its good people, and I think Birmingham is going to be next on that list.

The South will rise again, and this time it will save the country, not divide the country.

But I've told you for a while, and many people have not understood. And I'm begging you now to try to understand. I'm begging you now to take your life and your time seriously now. Far more seriously than you've ever taken anything before. I am -- I am issuing a call. Please, please, I beg of you, this is far more serious now than anything when we started the Tea Parties or anything else. This is it.

The gay marriage ruling is about to happen. We told you last hour what that means. You could lose your job. The world will change. Now, the other one won't happen overnight. But your First Amendment right is going to go away. Possibly your job. My job.

And the world also will change overnight if we have a massive terror attack. If Greece collapses, I don't know how that happens, but that's the beginning domino of what sets the European theater on fire.

At some point, the last domino falls, and we've got nothing. We have to be men and women of character. We have to stand.

You know, there's a symbol now that is being spray-painted over in the Middle East, and it basically looks like a U with a dot over the center of the U. Do you know what that means?

They spray paint it -- they're now spray painting it on doorways. A U with a dot over it. That means Nazarene. That means somebody who worships the Nazarene is in this house. That means, if you're spray-painted, that means they're coming to kill you and your family and burn down that house.

That's what's happening in the world. These guys are so sick over in the Middle East, they have now built cages and put GoPro cameras on the cages. And they're putting them down and sinking them with people in it in the pools. They're drowning them and then watching them. And putting them online. They have now taken explosive cord and wrapped it around eight people's necks and blown their heads off.

Evil has been unleashed.

Last night, I posted on Facebook, I posted that I was going to be speaking at a church here locally. And it's a megachurch. This is a big church. It's a great church.

Ed Young is the pastor there. Good man. They do a lot of really great stuff. People started posting: Wait a minute. You're a Mormon. You can't talk there. I would never go to a church if a Mormon was talking. Then somebody else started posting: Well, that's a megachurch. Don't ever walk into megachurches, because those megachurches, they're in it only for the money.

Somebody else posted: Well, it's you Christians -- what are you? Crazy? Are we insane? Have we lost all perspective? Do we not know what time it is?

We better come together. We better come together for reconciliation and not winning. Just reconciliation. Put our differences aside. Love over revenge. Charity over restitution. Hope over fear. Courage over apathy and cowardice.

If I were to be hit by a bus today, I could at least go to my grave saying, I did my best to prepare this audience. I did my best. I didn't know how to do it any better.

There's a reason we're all together. There's a reason you're listening now.

I think we're still a little early. We still have time to prepare. But my gut says the world is going to catch up. It's going to catch up to us before we're ready and before we want it to. But I still tell you and I believe this, this is the audience that can and will change the course of history. We can bend the arc of history towards justice and reconciliation and love. Away from hate. Away from discord.

Charleston changed the course. There are many that want to bend the arc of history towards hate and violence and race wars and civil war and destruction.

Those who want to stoke the fires of hatred, they lost! Because people stood together. People of all different color. Of all different faith. From all over the world. They stood in Charleston.

And so what happened? The people who wanted to stoke hate, they didn't know what to do. They didn't know how to deal with you.

Darkness does not understand the light. And so they went for something else that could divide us: The Confederate flag. Let's go there. Well, Governor Haley disrupted their plan.

Because, really, is a flag -- even the American flag -- I'm sorry, even the American flag -- it's the principles. It's not the symbol. And there are far too many important things -- when you looked at that, I don't care what side of that argument you were on, when you looked at that, did you not say, really?

This is what's -- this is the problem? The flag, that's the problem? That's going to solve our issues?

No.

But this is what they do. They are not honest brokers, and they want to discourage you, and they want to break you. They need the bottom to rise up and cry out: Somebody do something! Because they are prepared to do something. They are prepared to squash the violence.

We must stand in the gap. That's our job. To stand in the gap where no one else will stand because they're too afraid. Courage is contagious.

It begins with raising your hand right now and saying, never again is right now. We said this insanity would not take place again. Not while I was on alive. Raise your hand and be counted because I warn you, you will be counted. Silence in the face of silence is itself evil. Silence in the face of evil is in itself evil.

You cannot remain silent. You will be counted.

Do something. Stand together.

I will be counted. I'm thinking about spray painting on my own house the symbol of the Nazarene. If that's what makes me a target, so be it. Target me first.

We must love all men. How Hillary Clinton can be getting the hate that she is getting online right now from the left because she said in a black church, all lives matter, and they are saying to her, no, they don't. It is black lives that matter!

You know what side is right. It is not black lives. It is not white lives. It is not blue lives. It is not unborn lives. It's not old lives. Young lives. Special lives. Rich lives. Poor lives. It's all lives matter!

Life is what sets us apart. We are a people of life! Other cultures are a culture of death. We are of life!

All lives matter.

Get your hotel room and join me 8/28 and 8/29 at Birmingham, Alabama. It's time we stand. Get your church to come. Get a bus organized and come. And it's time for all of us to stand together, and then leave that place with new friends and so when there is a -- when there is something that happens like it did in Charleston, we don't have to put out a call. We're already there. We're standing in the gap. When Ferguson happens, we're already there. When Baltimore happens, we're in the gap.

We stand. We say, enough! We say there are true eternal principles, and we will follow them, even to the jailhouses, even to the death, because I worship the Nazarene.

Never again is now. If you'd like to contribute, you can do it at mercuryone.org. If you'd like to join us, more details coming up. But get your hotel room, 8/28 and 8/29, in Birmingham, Alabama.

It's never too early to start your Christmas, Hanukah, or Kwanzaa shopping. Or even birthday gift shopping. Especially if that special someone in your life is a Democrat. Because at last count, pretty much all the Democrats are now running for president. And that means there has never been a wider selection of official candidate merchandise to choose from. Whether you're into environmentalism, feminism, classism, socialism, or just plain love, there is a smorgasbord of classy items that you and yours will treasure forever... or at least until the next presidential election.

We have browsed each of the candidates' online stores, so you don't have to (it only took us three months). We have curated only the finest items from each of the Democrats running for president of the United States of America. Without further ado, here is your handy progressive gift guide – or maybe your what-not-to-gift guide.

First, the bargain basement options. Hurry! Time is running out to grab your Beto bandana, or your Delaney pack of golf balls, because at this point Stu has as much of a chance as these guys of getting the nomination.

Tom Steyer, for example – is he still in the race?


https://shop.tomsteyer.com/collections/frontpage/products/tom-2020-pattern-tee


There's way too much Tom here. That shirt's got more Toms than a Caucasian dentists' convention.

For the slightly more moderate Democrat in your life, perhaps they'd like to join the "Yang Gang"…

https://shop.yang2020.com/collections/bumper-stickers/products/yanggang-decal


Andrew Yang is a lock for Math Club president…


https://shop.yang2020.com/collections/apparel/products/math-hat


But for actual president? Well, I wouldn't make plans for how you're going to spend your $1,000-per-month Yang allowance just yet.

If you happen to be shopping for your dog, may I suggest this lovely "Dogs for Delaney" dog collar…


https://store.johndelaney.com/products/dogs-for-delaney-collar


John Delaney's definitely going to secure the canine vote with this kind of outreach. As for any human votes, that's another question entirely.

How 'bout this tastefully understated "Natural Canvas" Michael Bennet tote to remind you he's also still here?...


https://store.michaelbennet.com/michael-bennet-for-america-natural-canvas-tote/


Then again, it's a tote. So, it'll end up on the floor of your closet and you won't have it with you until that one random moment when you're out somewhere and you really need a tote bag. Just like Democrats will really wish they had a moderate when we're in the middle of the socialist nightmare of their creation.

Captain Planet himself, Jay Inslee recently dropped out of the race, but don't let that stop you from picking up what may be the greatest single item sold by anyone in this race…


https://store.jayinslee.com/elvis-the-elves-the-mystery-of-the-melting-snow-by-jay-inslee/


A children's book called Elvis & the Elves: the Mystery of the Melting Snow. Written and illustrated by Governor Jay Inslee. Talk about a whodunnit – how could that snow possibly be melting? Spoiler alert: it's because of evil, white, patriarchal capitalism. And Donald Trump.

Then there's the candidate who thinks you're a moron that can't pronounce his last name: Steve Bullock...


https://shop.stevebullock.com/collections/apparel/products/emoji-t-shirt


Get it? Bull. Lock. Oh, so that's how you say the name that sounds exactly how it's spelled.

There's another candidate who also thinks you need help pronouncing his last name…


https://store.peteforamerica.com/collections/apparel/products/boot-edge-edge-t-shirt


And he is definitely right about that. So, thank you, Pete "Boot Edge Edge." That helps.

Just outside the bargain bin section, but just barely, are candidates like Julian Castro and his "El Presidente" t-shirt…


https://store.julianforthefuture.com/julian-castro-loteria-card-white-tee/


When your last name's Castro, do you really want to go with a weird drawing of yourself as if you're a classic Latin American dictator on a postage stamp?

If you prefer a little "dark psychic forces" battling in your candidates, you'll love Marianne Williamson's "Turn Love Into a Political Force" rally sign…


https://store.marianne2020.com/collections/signs/products/love-rally-sign


"Turn Love Into a Political Force" would be an even better title for a Marianne Williamson album of 80s cover songs. And if you think I'm joking, then you haven't heard Bernie Sanders' classic 1987 folk album, We Shall Overcome. That's not a joke. Well, it is a joke, but it's also a very real thing.

Now, just a quick pause to consider the peculiar baby-wear that way too many candidates are selling…

…including Elizabeth Warren's trans-pride flag onesie. Let me get this straight – we can't force any gender on a child, because that's just cruel. But we can force a political advertisement on a baby? How do we know that baby is actually a Biden or Warren fan? The child may not even be a Democrat or a Socialist at all. That baby might self-identify as a Libertarian, or Republican, or even worse – a moderate Democrat.

Now to the premium items from the premium candidates. Elizabeth Warren – the candidate with the most honesty in her advertising…


https://shop.elizabethwarren.com/collections/apparel/products/impolite-arrogant-women-make-history-unisex-t-shirt

-AND-

https://shop.elizabethwarren.com/collections/drinkware/products/strong-american-unions-mug


Warren's merchandise reflects the woman herself – cold and humorless (watch her "This isn't funny" clip from the last debate here at the 4:27 mark). I'm sure she's really fun once you get to know her. Then again, maybe not.

Speaking of serious women, Kamala Harris wants to be president very badly for you, the people, as you can tell from her "For the People" poster…


https://store.kamalaharris.org/poster-for-the-people/


At $29.99 though, she's sure not charging "people's" prices. Of course, she might be having to pay royalties to a certain someone for riffing on their poster. Just saying.

For the race's number one socialist, there's a whole lot of capitalism going on in Bernie Sanders' campaign. He sells so many delightful items that it's hard to choose. But we did anyway. The most random item is this hundred-dollar, black, "Art of a Political Revolution – Artists for Bernie Sanders Coaches Jacket"…


https://store.berniesanders.com/collections/apparel/products/artists-for-bernie-coaches-jacket


Coaches across the land will be clamoring for this one. You know, since coaches are such a strong Bernie-socialist demographic.

If that's a little over your budget you might consider a "Feel the Bern" fanny pack, to help store all those government freebies you'll get from Bernie…


https://store.berniesanders.com/collections/apparel/products/feel-the-bern-fanny-pack


This is the only context in which you'll ever want to hear "feel the burn" and "fanny" in the same sentence.

And finally, from front-runner Joe Biden, we have this fine "Women's Fitted Biden Polo." Which is just about the best polo description ever…


https://store.joebiden.com/collections/apparel/products/biden-polo-womens-fit


It promises the kind of snug approach that Biden loves to provide women. Even when they don't ask.

This was one of the first homesteads in the area in the 1880's and was just begging to be brought back to its original glory — with a touch of modern. When we first purchased the property, it was full of old stuff without any running water, central heat or AC, so needless to say, we had a huge project ahead of us. It took some vision and a whole lot of trust, but the mess we started with seven years ago is now a place we hope the original owners would be proud of.

To restore something like this is really does take a village. It doesn't take much money to make it cozy inside, if like me you are willing to take time and gather things here and there from thrift shops and little antique shops in the middle of nowhere.

But finding the right craftsman is a different story.

Matt Jensen and his assistant Rob did this entire job from sketches I made. Because he built this in his off hours it took just over a year, but so worth the wait. It wasn't easy as it was 18"out of square. He had to build around that as the entire thing we felt would collapse. Matt just reinforced the structure and we love its imperfections.

Here are a few pictures of the process and the transformation from where we started to where we are now:

​How it was

It doesn't look like much yet, but just you wait and see!

By request a photo tour of the restored cabin. I start doing the interior design in earnest tomorrow after the show, but all of the construction guys are now done. So I mopped the floors, washed the sheets, some friends helped by washing the windows. And now the unofficial / official tour.

The Property

The views are absolutely stunning and completely peaceful.

The Hong Kong protesters flocking to the streets in opposition to the Chinese government have a new symbol to display their defiance: the Stars and Stripes. Upset over the looming threat to their freedom, the American flag symbolizes everything they cherish and are fighting to preserve.

But it seems our president isn't returning the love.

Trump recently doubled down on the United States' indifference to the conflict, after initially commenting that whatever happens is between Hong Kong and China alone. But he's wrong — what happens is crucial in spreading the liberal values that America wants to accompany us on the world stage. After all, "America First" doesn't mean merely focusing on our own domestic problems. It means supporting liberal democracy everywhere.

The protests have been raging on the streets since April, when the government of Hong Kong proposed an extradition bill that would have allowed them to send accused criminals to be tried in mainland China. Of course, when dealing with a communist regime, that's a terrifying prospect — and one that threatens the judicial independence of the city. Thankfully, the protesters succeeded in getting Hong Kong's leaders to suspend the bill from consideration. But everyone knew that the bill was a blatant attempt by the Chinese government to encroach on Hong Kong's autonomy. And now Hong Kong's people are demanding full-on democratic reforms to halt any similar moves in the future.

After a generation under the "one country, two systems" policy, the people of Hong Kong are accustomed to much greater political and economic freedom relative to the rest of China. For the protesters, it's about more than a single bill. Resisting Xi Jinping and the Communist Party means the survival of a liberal democracy within distance of China's totalitarian grasp — a goal that should be shared by the United States. Instead, President Trump has retreated to his administration's flawed "America First" mindset.

This is an ideal opportunity for the United States to assert our strength by supporting democratic values abroad. In his inaugural address, Trump said he wanted "friendship and goodwill with the nations of the world" while "understanding that it is the right of all nations to put their interests first." But at what point is respecting sovereignty enabling dictatorships? American interests are shaped by the principles of our founding: political freedom, free markets, and human rights. Conversely, the interests of China's Communist Party are the exact opposite. When these values come into conflict, as they have in Hong Kong, it's our responsibility to take a stand for freedom — even if those who need it aren't within our country's borders.

Of course, that's not a call for military action. Putting pressure on Hong Kong is a matter of rhetoric and positioning — vital tenets of effective diplomacy. When it comes to heavy-handed world powers, it's an approach that can really work. When the Solidarity movement began organizing against communism in Poland, President Reagan openly condemned the Soviet military's imposition of martial law. His administration's support for the pro-democracy movement helped the Polish people gain liberal reforms from the Soviet regime. Similarly, President Trump doesn't need to be overly cautious about retribution from Xi Jinping and the Chinese government. Open, strong support for democracy in Hong Kong not only advances America's governing principles, but also weakens China's brand of authoritarianism.

After creating a commission to study the role of human rights in U.S. foreign policy, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo wrote last month that the principles of our Constitution are central "not only to Americans," but to the rest of the world. He was right — putting "America First" means being the first advocate for freedom across the globe. Nothing shows the strength of our country more than when, in crucial moments of their own history, other nations find inspiration in our flag.

Let's join the people of Hong Kong in their defiance of tyranny.

Matt Liles is a writer and Young Voices contributor from Austin, Texas.