Truth Through Artifacts: Mercury One Unveils Summer Apprentice Program

College students face an onslaught of liberal propaganda on most college campuses. How will they defend their beliefs and avoid revisionist history from liberal professors and fellow students? In order to arm them with facts based on original, historical documents and artifacts, Mercury One and Wallbuilders have combined forces for a training experience like none other.

Mercury One will be holding two-week programs this summer --- one in June and one in July --- for a hands-on experience to research original historical documents from their incredible collection, providing specialized teaching and instruction to learn the truth about America's astonishing history. Participants will have the opportunity to to hear from from speakers and guest lecturers.

Coursework will include:

  • A Biblical Worldview
  • The Truth in History
  • America’s Godly Heritage
  • Early Education in America
  • How the Bible Influenced America
  • American Exceptionalism
  • God and the Constitution
  • Reclaiming the Land

If you know someone 18-25 years old who would be interested in this specialized training, please have them visit the Mercury One website to learn more and apply.

Listen to this segment about the Mercury One summer program from The Glenn Beck Program:

Welcome to the program. We started this hour -- and if you didn't listen at the beginning, please go back to the podcast at GlennBeck.com. Or you can watch the show at TheBlaze.com/TV. But go back to the beginning. Because I'm trying -- I'm trying to figure out the ways to best serve you and help you.

And first, we have to understand each other. I have to -- I have to understand you. And you have to understand where I'm coming from. And where I'm coming from is, this is a time of chaos. And what we're really feeling -- and nobody is identifying it this way. They're identifying it as rule of law, or they're identifying it as political correctness. But rule of law isn't the same for everybody. Political correctness, what's politically incorrect for you to say is perfectly fine for somebody else to say. It doesn't make any sense.

That causes chaos and friction. And so what we need is consistency. But you can't find consistency without truth. And we're now being taught and told there is no universal truth.

Well, I got news for you, there's no culture, there's nothing but chaos if we can't agree on truth.

So one of the things that David Barton and I have been working on for a while is a -- is a museum, et cetera, et cetera. But that comes later.

Gathering the documents and gathering these things to be able to put together the true story of America and, more importantly, the principles that allowed us to be free, was our first step. David is here, along with his son Tim, who is heading something new for Mercury One, that is happening this summer.

We have decided because of the number of people who have applied and the scramble for it, that we have decided to expand it this summer.

JEFFY: Nice.

GLENN: David, welcome. And can you guys explain exactly what we're doing this summer?

DAVID: Yeah, we've had kind of a -- I don't want to call it an intern program because that's the wrong concept.

GLENN: Yeah.

DAVID: But it's a training program for young people, 18 to 25, that are going into college, in college, or just out of college. And it really is --

GLENN: We should call it an apprentice program, a historic apprentice program.

DAVID: Yeah. It is.

GLENN: Because it's learning at the side of someone who knows history and then actually putting it into practice by their side so you can repeat it.

DAVID: We know what they're going to get taught in colleges and schools. We know it's out there. We know what the profs say. Tim, all the time, is engaging profs and debates. And it's really fun to watch them have to back down on things.

And so we know what they're going to get thrown at them, but the kids don't know how to respond to that. But with all the stuff we've collected over the years, they get to come in and actually handle that stuff. And we say, here's what's coming at you. And so when the prof says -- no, no, I held the document. I know that that's not true.

And it does go back to, there is truth in history. Now, whether you like it or not, there's truth. And you can decide what you want to do with that. But kids right now aren't even being taught the basic truth, and that's what Tim does.

GLENN: So, Tim, first of all, how old are you? Twenty-five?

TIM: Thirty-four.

GLENN: Thirty-four! And they say black don't crack. What is your secret? Thirty-four years old, wow, okay.

You went to school to be a teacher, if I'm not mistaken.

TIM: I was a business major. But I got very involved --

GLENN: Business major, I'm sorry.

His microphone is not on, I don't think.

JEFFY: I don't think so either.

GLENN: Yeah.

TIM: I don't know if it's safe for Jeffy to be in that part of --

GLENN: No.

JEFFY: If it's not on, use mine.

GLENN: Just talk into Jeffy's chest here.

JEFFY: See, that's even better.

GLENN: This is a trick. Okay. So you went to business school.

TIM: Hi.

Yeah.

GLENN: And then tell me about what -- tell me about what changed you.

TIM: I actually got involved -- very involved in my church. I got involved in ministry. I loved working with young people. So there was a local school --

PAT: Your mic just came on.

GLENN: So you don't need to touch him anymore.

TIM: Thank you. That's the best part of this morning so far. Don't ever --

JEFFY: Wait.

GLENN: Anyway, go ahead.

TIM: Anyway, I loved working with young people, and one of the things --

GLENN: Now your mic is off.

What the hell, guys? Can we please figure this out? No, don't worry, a professional radio program.

TIM: Yes.

I loved working with young people, and so one of the things I enjoyed -- I was a high school teacher and coach, but I had the opportunities throughout the summer, since I was off from teaching, to start traveling, doing things for Wall Builders.

And I saw a big gap of knowledge, with a -- still a big desire of interest from young people, who wanted to know how to -- to answer problems.

How do we solve -- as you mentioned in the monologue, you know, the whole chaos situation going on.

Well, it really can --

GLENN: Go ahead.

TIM: It really can be answered with a foundation of truth. And we just don't have a foundation of truth and culture to know how to answer these problems.

As you were talking about, whether it's courage or integrity, there is a definition for courage and integrity, we don't know anymore. But because we've changed the definition of words, because there's not truth, college students are being taught mixed messages about even what truth is of history.

But they want to know. What are the solutions to problems? What are the solutions to even history? And so that's one of the things we try to do. And that's really where I got involved in Wall Builders, is how do we help the next generation know what truth is?

GLENN: So the real secret is -- the amazing thing is, there is truth. There are answers to these things. And they're not being taught in colleges. And I really believe you're right, that the young people that I -- I meet. You know, the 20-somethings. When they hear this, their whole mind just turns on.

TIM: Yeah.

GLENN: And it's exciting -- all of a sudden, they're like, "Wait a minute." And the whole thing starts to make sense.

So what we've done is we've taken the Mercury One library and the Wall Builders library, which is extensive. How many documents together do you think we have? How many --

DAVID: Well, we've got 120,000 from before 1812. And then Mercury One has another 8-, 10,000.

GLENN: Okay. So we have this huge library of documents. And what we're doing is bringing in these apprentices -- they have to be 18 to 25 years old. And what we're doing is we've having you come in, work by the side of David, myself, and Tim, this summer. And we're going to help you answer the questions of who these guys are. Is America a Christian nation? Is -- were we founded on Judeo-Christian principles? Were the founders Christians themselves? You know --

DAVID: Are they racist, bigot slave owners?

TIM: Yeah, were they all rich white guys? Were they separation of church and state kind of guys, or what did that really mean? When we say they were atheists, agnostics, and deists, well, who were the guys that were? Or even the thought of them being slave owners. Well, the Founding Fathers were also the ones that started the first abolitionist societies of America.

GLENN: Right. And what does the three-fifths clause mean in all of this? And what we're doing is we're having you go back to the original source.

TIM: Right.

GLENN: And then you will -- you will be responsible for documenting, footnoting, and using all -- using the library and going to original sources only.

Then we're going to put that work -- after it's been checked and verified, we'll put that work online for others to be able to use, along with those original documents.

So not only will these apprentices be able to come in and learn everything and have hands on experience with these unbelievable, you know, first copy of the documents, but they will also be able to help us propagate this all throughout the world.

TIM: Right. Yeah, with the first original sources -- these primary documents, it's something that will certainly diffuse a lot of the confusion that's being communicated at universities and give them a foundation to where, when someone says something, they can go, wait a second. No, I held the actual original document. I know what it said, and it's not what my professor tells me.

GLENN: Right. Okay.

DAVID: And it also answers the question of, does it make any difference what that believed and what they said? Does any of that stuff 200 years ago apply today? We'll get into that.

GLENN: So what are we asking for? Because I know we shut off applications because we filled up. How many -- how many spaces are you opening up?

DAVID: Essentially, about 15 for each session that we're opening up, to bring in 15 more apprentices.

GLENN: How many sessions?

TIM: There's two sessions. There's one in June. There's one in July. They can get the information on MercuryOne.com. The website. I think it's mercuryone.com/intern.

GLENN: It's mercury.org/intern. So this is not really an intern program. This is working side by side with Tim, with David. I will also be working. And we will show you -- you will handle the original documents.

Believe me, there is an extensive screening process to go through. You want to talk a little about that?

TIM: Yeah. It will be application -- we'll look through applications.

Then there's an actual face-to-face interview, which usually is through Skype or FaceTime or something. And then there's background checks. And because it's very limited. You know, we just can't take everybody. Now, we're going to start hopefully doing this over the summer, maybe even increase it in future summers. So if someone doesn't make it this summer, for sure try to apply next summer. But there is a lot of process going through. Because if we can only take 15, it's going to be pretty elite whoever makes it in.

DAVID: Yeah. We'll have about 50 in each session this time. So we were at about 35. We're going to 50 with it.

GLENN: Okay. And we hope to be able to eventually year-round, not only just for kids, but also, not this particular program, but younger kids. And older kids.

TIM: Sure. Families.

GLENN: And, quite honestly, families and adults. We hope to provide this service eventually year-round.

DAVID: That's right.

GLENN: This is the first time we're kicking it off this summer. And we would love to have you involved, but it is a rigorous screening process.

Again, you are -- you will be knee-deep in millions of dollars of worth of documents, original documents. And so we just have to make sure we have the right people in, who have the right attitude and right ethics and everything else. And so join us. Mercuryone.org/intern. You can do that now.

Guys, thank you very much. God bless.

'The Handmaid's Tale' got it right, just with the wrong religion

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Just in case The Handmaid's Tale's heavy-handed message wasn't already heavy-handed enough, a recent episode made it clear there's always room for further hysteria. Particularly, in relation to depictions of a “patriarchal society" run by Christian doctrine and determined by men — oh those dastardly men.

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The show appropriates Margaret Atwood of the same name, depicting a totalitarian society led by Christian doctrine in which women's bodies are controlled, and they have no rights. The story sounds familiar, but not in the same way Atwood and the show's creators have so smugly assumed.

Just as tone-deaf as 4th wave feminism itself, and tone-deaf in all the exact same places. Most notably, the show's heavy-handed indignation toward Christianity. Toward the patriarchy. Toward conservatives and traditional values. And just like 4th wave feminism, the show completely overlooks the irony at play. Because there is a part of the world where women and children are being raped and mutilated. In fact, in this very real place, the women or girls are often imprisoned, even executed, for being raped, and they are mutilated in unspeakable ways.

Theirs is a cruel, bloody, colorless life.

There is a place, a very real place, where women are forced to cover their entire bodies with giant tarp-like blankets, which is all the more brutal given the endless heat of this place. There is a place where women literally have one-third of the rights of men, a place where women are legally, socially and culturally worth less than men.

They cannot drive cars. They cannot be outside alone. They cannot divorce, they cannot even choose who they marry and often, they are forcibly married at a young age.

They are raped. A lot. Theirs is a cruel, bloody, colorless life. This is the life of tens, perhaps hundreds of millions of women. And, I'll tell you, their religion isn't Christianity.

Science did it again. It only took 270 million years, but this week, scientists finally solved the mystery that has kept the world up at night. We finally know where octopuses come from: outer space. That explains why they look like the aliens in just about every alien movie ever made.

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It turns out octopuses were aliens that evolved on another planet. Scientists haven't determined which one yet, but they've definitely narrowed it down to one of the planets in one of the galaxies. Hundreds of millions of years ago (give or take a hundred), these evolved octopus aliens arrived on Earth in the form of cryopreserved eggs. Now, this part is just speculation, but it's possible their alien planet was on the verge of destruction, so Mom and Dad Octopus self-sacrificially placed Junior in one of these cryopreserved eggs and blasted him off the planet to save their kind.

This alien-octopus research, co-authored by a group of 33 scientists, was published in the Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology journal. I'm sure you keep that on your nightstand like I do.

Anyway, these scientists say octopuses evolved very rapidly over 270 million years. Which sounds slow, but in evolutionary terms, 270 million years is like light speed. And the only explanation for their breakneck evolution is that they're aliens. The report says, “The genome of the Octopus shows a staggering level of complexity with 33,000 protein-coding genes — more than is present in Homo sapiens."

Lucky for us, they landed in the water. Otherwise, we might be octopus pets.

They mention that the octopus' large brain, sophisticated nervous system, camera-like eyes, flexible bodies and ability to change color and shape all point to its alien nature. Octopuses developed those capabilities rather suddenly in evolution, whereas we're still trying to figure out the TV remote.

These biological enhancements are so far ahead of regular evolution that the octopuses must have either time-traveled from the future, or “more realistically" according to scientists, crash-landed on earth in those cryopreserved egg thingies. The report says the eggs arrived here in “icy bolides." I had to look up what a “bolide" is, and turns out it's a fancy word for a meteor.

So, to recap: a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, an alien race of octopuses packed their sperm-bank samples in some meteors and shot them toward Earth. Lucky for us, they landed in the water. Otherwise, we might be octopus pets.

President Trump's approval rating is rising, and Democrats — hilariously — can't seem to figure out what's going on. A few months ago Democrats enjoyed a sixteen point lead over Republicans, but now — according to CNN's recent national survey — that lead is down to just THREE points. National data from Reuters shows it as being even worse.

The Democratic advantage moving towards the halfway mark into 2018 shows that Republicans are only ONE point behind. The president's public approval rating is rising, and Democrats are nervously looking at each other like… “umm guys, what are we doing wrong here?"

I'm going to give Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi a little hint. We know that the Left has enjoyed a “special relationship" with the media, but they might want to have a sit down with their propaganda machine. The mainstream media is completely out of control, and Americans are sick of it. We're DONE with the media.

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Look what has been going on just this week. The president called MS-13 gang members animals, but that's not the story the media jumped on. They thought it was more clickable to say that Trump was calling all immigrants animals instead. In the Middle East, the media rushed to vilify Israel instead of Hamas. They chose to defend a terror organization rather than one of our oldest allies.

Think about that. The media is so anti-Trump that they've chosen a violent street gang AND A GLOBAL TERROR ORGANIZATION as their torch-bearing heroes. Come on, Democrats. Are you seriously baffled why the American people are turning their backs on you?

Still not enough evidence? Here's the New York Times just yesterday. Charles Blow wrote a piece called "A Blue Wave of Moral Restoration" where he tried to make the case that the president and Republicans were the enemy, but — fear not — Democrat morality was here to save the day.

Here are some of these cases Blow tries to make for why Trump is unfit to be President:

No person who treats women the way Trump does and brags on tape about sexually assaulting them should be president.

Ok, fine. You can make that argument if you want to, but why weren't you making this same argument for Bill Clinton? Never mind, I actually know the reason. Because you were too busy trying to bury the Juanita Broaddrick story.

Let's move on:

No person who has demonstrated himself to be a pathological liar should be president.

Do the words, “You can keep your doctor" mean anything to the New York Times or Charles Blow? I might have saved the best for last:

No person enveloped by a cloud of corruption should be president.

I can only think of three words for a response to this: Hillary Frigging Clinton.

Try displaying a little consistency.

If the media really wants Donald Trump gone and the Democrats to take over, they might want to try displaying a little consistency. But hey, maybe that's just too much to ask.

How about starting with not glorifying terrorist organizations and murderous street gangs. Could we at least begin there?

If not… good luck in the midterms.

In the weeks following President Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, the mainstream media was quick to criticize the president's pro-Israel stance and make dire predictions of violent backlash in the Middle East. Fast forward to this week's opening of the US Embassy in Jerusalem and the simultaneous Palestinian “protests" in Gaza.

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Predictably, the mainstream media chastised Israel for what they called “state-sanctioned terrorism" when the IDF stepped in to protect their country from so-called peaceful Palestinian protesters. Hamas leaders later admitted that at least 50 of the 62 Palestinians killed in the clashes were Hamas terrorists.

“In our post-modern media age, there is no truth and nobody even seems to be looking for it …. This is shamefully clear in the media especially this week with their coverage of the conflict between the border of Israel and the Gaza strip," said Glenn on today's show. He added, “The main media narrative this week is about how the IDF is just killing innocent protesters, while Hamas officials have confirmed on TV that 50 of the 62 people killed were working for Hamas."

The mainstream media views the Palestinians as the oppressed people who just want to share the land and peacefully coexist with the people of Israel. “They can't seem to comprehend that in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, only one side is actively trying to destroy the other," surmised Glenn.

Watch the video above to hear Glenn debunk the “peaceful Palestinian protest" fallacy.