A young member of Glenn's studio audience yesterday asked Glenn how to get people her age more involved in making America a better place.
"Don’t ask permission," Glenn said. "You just do it."
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AUDIENCE MEMBER: I 100% agree that we need to have a president that takes that executive power and puts it back into legislation and ultimately the American people. So, my question is I deal with people my age who have no interest in politics whatsoever, so when we give that power back to the American people, are they actually going to come together and work together to make a better America? And what do we do to help that along?
GLENN: Here is the key, here’s the key, and that’s what this weekend in Birmingham really is all about—do it yourself. People are convinced now they can’t do it themselves. You don’t have anything to say over your healthcare. You don’t have anything to say over your retirement funds. You don’t have anything to say about anything anymore. More and more you can’t do things you want to do to your yard. So, people don’t look and say I can fix that problem.
You know all of the problems that we have in America can be fixed. When I said on the air two weeks ago we’re going to raise $2 million, and I don’t care if I have to take those Christians from the Middle East, and I will walk them across this open, porous border myself. The mail came in from thousands of people all across the country, said you tell me when and where, I’ll meet you in Mexico. Okay?
We’re people who don’t believe in an open border, but when it comes to righteous things, we’ll take care of it. What the hell do we need the State Department for? I can raise the money. I know we’re raising the money. I know we have ex-CIA guys who can vet all of these people. We know exactly who they are. I can pay for their airplane ticket. I can go on the air and say, “Who’s a church that wants to adopt this Christian family?” and I’ll have hundreds of churches all over the country, they’ll say I’ll take this church—thousands of them, thousands of them. What the hell do we need the government for? Why do I have to ask permission for anything?
That’s your generation. Don’t ask permission. You just do it. All the entrepreneurs—correct me if I’m wrong—everybody in Silicon Valley says the same thing. The winners all walk in to ask for money from the hedge funds, and they all start, the winners all start like this: “Okay, we’re not sure this is entirely legal, but…”
Why is that important? Because the people who built the train to go across the United States of America said the same thing—I’m not sure we could even do this, I don’t even know if it’s legal, but we want to build a train from the East Coast to the West Coast. And they did it without any interference from the government. They just did it because they could. That’s what we have to excite in your generation, and that will work. That will work.