Immigrant Blocked by Obama, Praised by Trump Attests to American Greatness

Nick Adams, author and founder of FLAG, the Foundation for Liberty and American Greatness, joined Glenn on radio for an inspiring interview about his new non-profit foundation that is reaching students across America about the greatness of the country they live in.

"I go and tell these kids that the day they were born in the United States of America is the day that they won the lottery of life, and they got a head start on everyone. And I beg them, I beseech them to never, ever bind to this false narrative by the left that America is this bigoted and awful place. This is a country of unlimited opportunities," Adams said.

In addition to the success he's having with FLAG, Adams also experienced a surge in book sales thanks to the president of the United States who tweeted that Green Card Warrior

is a must-read.

The tweet boosted Green Card Warrior into the top 100 books in the world in sales.

Listen to this segment from The Glenn Beck Program:

GLENN: We have Nick Adams, I'm in Austin at South by Southwest, we have Nick who is a green card warrior, which is a book of a days ago, the President of the United States tweeted out Nick Adams' new book green card warrior is a must read. The merit-based system is a way to go. Canada, Australia at Fox and Friends.

So how did that work out for you, Nick?

STU: A little boost in sales?

NICK: Absolutely. The last week or so has been incredible. We cracked the top 100 in the world for book sales.

JEFFY: Wow.

NICK: I was on the front page of every newspaper in the country. I had an opportunity to spar with Pierce Morgan over gun rights on good morning Britain television.

GLENN: So, Nick, you're the guy who tried to get into the United States for a very long time, you were blocked because you were anti-Obama. At least that's what I would take from it, and I think you kind of took that from it as well. You came here, you're very patriotic, for some strange reason you fell in love with America in Australia. And now you have founded something, you're the executive director of FLAG. The foundation for liberty and American greatness.

NICK: Yeah, that's exactly right, Glenn. I've come to America to make sure that America doesn't turn out like the country I had to leave. Doesn't turn out like every other country in the world, that we preserve everything that is special and different and amazing about the United States about the United States of America and almost 5,000 years of history we've never seen. And it's really disturbing to me that for several generations now we have not passed on what it means to be an American. What Americanism is. So I have come over here and set up a 501(c)(3) a nonprofit called the FLAG, and we go into elementary and high schools talking to students about what makes America special, what makes America different. Why is the constitution the best political document ever written. What would the world look like without the United States of America? What would the world be like today, had it not been for American leadership in the 20th century? Why is it an unparalleled force in the world? What has America given the world?

GLENN: I would imagine that you're very popular in Christian schools, some private schools, how are you doing with the public schools with that message?

NICK: Glenn, FLAG has been into 35 school. 31 which have been public schools.

PAT: Wow.

GLENN: Out of Texas?

NICK: In California, in Florida.

PAT: He's been all over the place.

NICK: We've already trained more than 4,000 students across eight different states, and we are one of the fastest growing nonprofits right now in America. We are absolutely killing it. In terms of push back, you know, when I first started this, people said to me, Nick, this is a fantastic idea but there's no way in the world that you are ever going to get any public schools to let you in. Well, I'm here to tell you that we are 35-0. The push back has been very limited. We've had a couple of isolated incidents where a teacher has made a remark or a student has pushed back. But we take that in our stride, and I am sure that there's going to be more push back in the future, but we welcome that because that just means that we're being remarkably effective.

GLENN: If you want your school to get involved, I guess you will just go to FlagUSA.org?

NICK: That's exactly right.

GLENN: So tell me how did this tweet from President Obama happen? Or sorry President Trump happen?

NICK: Well, thankfully President Obama never tweeted about me. It wouldn't be too positive. But, no, look, President Trump watched me on television. He had already had a copy of green card warrior that we had furnished for him some time ago, and he saw me on Fox and Friends talking about a merit-based immigration system. And basically saying that we need to bring the best people to America if we're going to make sure that America remains the best country in the world.

GLENN: Does Australia do that?

NICK: We do. We do. Australia does, Canada does, there are a number of countries around the world that employs a particular grading system, which means if you have a proficiency in English, you have certain skills, job prospects, you get a certain amount of weighting for that, and that elevates you.

PAT: How is it, Nick, that it became fashionable to believe that America's the only country on earth that can't do that? Why do we get such vitreal directed towards us when we try to control our borders? That we ask that you at least come here legally, then we're haters, we're races, all of those things when almost every country in the world asks something of the people who emigrate there.

NICK: That's exactly right. There are has been a war on security going back at least 30 years. There's nothing more normal, nothing more logical. Every country has the right to determine who comes into our country.

PAT: It's our home. Do you let any stranger come into our home? I don't know who they are.

GLENN: No. No. They're not just here now. They're family. You're not somebody who broke into the house. You're family.

PAT: I have 68 people down in the basement. It's a new family of ours. It is ridiculous.

NICK: It is. The left is capturing the narrative, all the institutions that shape the culture and the messaging and, unfortunately, the messaging is now that if you just demand that, you know, we make sure that we vet people coming from dangerous countries to the United States, all of a sudden that makes you racist and bigoted and you're defaming the character of those people. So, unfortunately, political correctness is causing there to be a lack of clear mindedness, a lack of right thinking in the culture and in the country, and that's really why we need to fight as hard as we possibly can.

PAT: By the way, we're talking to Nick Adams, the founder and executive director of FLAG. Have you seen any evidence of some students having a realization while you're there? Do you think you're having an impact?

NICK: Absolutely. We were back N St. Louis, Missouri back in December, and this was one of four private schools we spoke at, a Catholic school, and there were six African-American students and I'm here to report to you that race relations in Missouri are at an all-time low of course after eight years of the Obama administration.

PAT: And the Ferguson stuff.

NICK: To break open that chasm. But it was an after school event and these six African-American students came and sat in the second row, and they pushed back hard because I said this is the best country in the world for a black person to live and America is the least most racial country in the world and this is the only place where they're free to color between the lines where they can fall down 5,000 times and get up 5,001 and, unfortunately, they were brain washed thinking because they were black, America was a terrible place. Anyway, I asked them if they knew any black people in their community that had ever left America to go anywhere else? And the answer was no. And then I asked them if they were aware that more black Africans that emigrated voluntarily to the United States became slaves. They again told me no. Anyway, it was some very heated discussion back and forth for the next two hours because this was a.

JEFFY: Good.

NICK: And at the very conclusion, those six African-American students came up to me and said Mr. Adams, we want to say thank you for coming to our school. We're not sure yet whether or not we agree with you, but we want to tell you that you put things in a way that we hadn't previously seen. And, for me, that was a victory. Because I'm going to go back.

PAT: That is a victory.

NICK: I'm going to go back. That's how we win back the future. Transform a generation.

GLENN: What is it like to be an African-American -- what is it like to be an African Australian?

NICK: Look, we don't have too many Africans in Australia. But, look, this is the -- this is the only place where anybody can rise above the circumstances of their birth to go and achieve whatever they want to achieve. And I told those students.

GLENN: People don't believe that, Nick.

NICK: I know.

GLENN: They think that Australia -- it's just like the United States. What is the difference?

NICK: The difference is massive, Glenn. In Australia, success is resented. In Australia, you can't color outside of the lines, you can't blaze a trail, you can't leave a legacy. People are rooting for your failure, rather than your success.

PAT: Sadly, that's starting to take root here.

NICK: I go and tell these kids that the day they were born in the United States of America is the day that they won the lottery of life.

PAT: It's true.

NICK: And they got a Head Start on everyone. And I beg them, I beseech them to never, ever bind to this false narrative by the left that America is this bigoted and awful place. This is a country of unlimited opportunities. You can do anything. And so FLAG is doing this uplifting motivational patriotic talks at these schools. We have the world's first U.S. constitution translated by Scalia interns in plane English that even an 8-year-old can understand.

GLENN: I love that. Is it available online?

NICK: Not yet. We're about six weeks away. But I want to come back on the show and tell you about it. But I can tell you this is the worlds first kid friendly constitution. We respond. The kids were saying we love the constitution but we're turned off by it because it's hard to understand.

GLENN: Can you do the decoration of independence as well?

NICK: Yes, sir. We have. That's right up next.

GLENN: Great.

NICK: And we want to get that in the hands of as many kids in America.

STU: You have it for 8-year-old levels. If you can get it to 4-year-olds --

NICK: That's right. We want to make it relatable. So we have images, we have graphic designs, we have cartoons, and we're going to do it in a nice, big format, not the usual size of the constitution. It's going to be for kids all the way from 8 years old up until 18. And because we want our kids tethered to the values and the virtues that emanate from the constitution, that catapulted America to the pinnacle nation of this earth.

JEFFY: Any way they get it is great. Instead of telling them we know it's difficult. Butch up, dummy, read it anyway.

NICK: That's right and it's not going to be a substitute for the real thing. There are indispensable phrases in the constitution that we want them to know. But small things like saying to form a more perfect union, to form a more perfect country. It's just small things like that that will hopefully make sure that kids will be really drawn and magnetized to the constitution because that's the greatest political document ever written, and we want kids, we want the next generation of Americans to understand the centrality of that document to America's continued prosperity and success.

GLENN: Nick Adams, so glad that you're here. Glad that you're a friend of ours and god bless you on all of the work that you're doing. Founder and executive director of FLAG. The foundation for liberty and American greatness. Nick Adams. You can find more information, and I would imagine make a donation to help his 501C3 out.

NICK: We would love that.

GLENN: FlagUSA.org. If it's something you want to be involved with, go to FlagUSA.org. Thanks, Nick, we'll talk to you again later.

Would Glenn make a better bounty hunter or a Jedi? You'll have to find out in a new episode of the Beltway Banthas Podcast, where Glenn goes deep on Star Wars with host Stephen Kent. In this 45 minute discussion, Stephen and Glenn explore the political themes of the Star Wars franchise, Darth Vader's redemption from Return of the Jedi, Glenn's earliest memories of seeing the films and even debate elements of the latest Star Wars films.

If you enjoy the pop culture and nerdy discussions that Glenn, Pat and Stu get into on the radio show, you'll love this! After you're through, you can also check out Stu Burguiere's appearance on Beltway Banthas to talk Star Wars. You can find that here.


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.