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'Our Doors Are Open': New Orleans Sends a Powerful Message to Houston

Texas will be dealing with the effects of Tropical Storm Harvey for a long time. The storm peaked as a Category 4 hurricane to flood tens of thousands of homes and claim dozens of lives. In its wake, the city of New Orleans has signed an open letter to the state of Texas remembering how Texans pitched in to help after Hurricane Katrina and vowing to offer assistance in any way needed.

“Twelve years ago, you took in hundreds of thousands of us,” read the letter, which was published Sunday in the Houston Chronicle. “You opened your homes, closets, and kitchens. You found schools for our kids and jobs to tide us over.”

On radio Monday, Glenn took a moment to read the letter and admire New Orleans’ example of Americans coming together.

“The enormous loss of property and livelihood provides us an opportunity to wrap our arms around American neighbors who need our help,” Glenn said.

“Our doors are open,” New Orleans wrote in the letter. “Our clothes come in every size. There’s hot food on the stove, and our cabinets are well-stocked. We promise to always share what we have.”

This article provided courtesy of TheBlaze.

GLENN: Why is a horrific tragedy the price we have to pay?

Hurricane Irma slammed into the Florida Keys Sunday morning. Then it made its way west, up the coast of Florida. Weakening for a while to a category two, but by the time it hit Tampa overnight, it felt anything, but a category two. Irma's eye didn't strike Miami directly, but the city along with the most of the southern and west coast of Florida were hit with storm surges and widespread flooding. And it's not over yet.

We still don't know the overall damage, but it's safe to say, it's already one of the worst storms in Florida's history. Followed by one of the worst storms in American history.

Half of the state of Florida is out of power today. The combination, one-two punch of Harvey and Irma, come just as we are reminded today of the 16th anniversary of one of the most tragic days in American history, certainly the most tragic day of my lifetime. The human toll of these hurricanes, thank God, does not believe anywhere close in America to the horror of September 11th, 2001.

But the enormous loss of property and livelihood provides us an opportunity to wrap our arms around American neighbors who need our help.

Do you remember how we all felt? It's September 11th. Do you remember how we all felt that night? I remember that night after working late, we all went to an Outback Steakhouse. And we -- we shook our heads and couldn't believe what our day was like. And we talked about how America was about to change. But we listened to each other.

We helped one another. We were on the same team for a while. You could feel it in the air.

I think we felt that same thing with Hurricane Harvey. We have the opportunity to rally again, to get back on the same page about something other than ourselves.

After Katrina, the city of Houston opened their arms to the people of New Orleans. And now, New Orleans wants to return the favor. The city captured the spirit in a heartfelt message to Houston, I'll share later. It's amazing.

The way of life you love will carry on, they wrote. You taught us that. Your courage and your care continues to inspire our whole city. We couldn't be more proud to call you our neighbors, our friends, and our family. Texas forever. We're with you.

The attitude of service is what made America great. Why do we keep forgetting that?

America is great because America is good. And we have seen it on display.

My question is: Why does it always seem to take a horrific tragedy? Why is that always the price we have to pay to get there?

During World War II, FDR called America the arsenal of democracy. Today, what we're seeing in Houston, what we're going to see in Florida, is America as the arsenal of generosity.

You want to make America great again, let's just continue to be known for that.

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'HARMFUL CONTENT': How King Biden Is KILLING the Constitution

On "Glenn TV" tonight, Glenn Beck heads to the chalkboard to reveal how the fundamental transformation of America has already begun by turning the Declaration of Independence upside down.

If Donald Trump was a dictator, then what do we call President Biden? In Biden's first nine months in office, he has already issued 64 executive orders – that's more than Trump, Obama, W. Bush, Clinton, Bush, and Reagan each issued in their entire first years in office.

You never hear the Left talk about the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, or the Bill of Rights any more, unless it's to "reimagine" the Constitution or slap a "harmful content" warning on our founding documents. Seriously. The National Archives said while its website label wasn't targeting the Constitution specifically, "some of the materials presented here may reflect outdated, biased, offensive, and possibly violent views and opinions." The Left finds basic, guaranteed rights so offensive they now spend all of their time on workarounds to deal with America's annoying founding documents.

Watch the full episode of "Glenn TV" below to see Glenn outline the aggressive unconstitutional abuses "King Biden" is jamming down our throats and teaches Americans how we can defend against presidential tyranny.

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Why it’s time for Dr. Fauci to STOP DOING INTERVIEWS!

Dr. Fauci was at it again over the weekend, this time declaring during a CBS News interview that it's 'too soon to tell' if Americans can safely gather with family this Christmas season. But the main issue isn't necessarily Fauci's crazy statement, Stu explains to Glenn. Rather, it's Fauci doing TV interviews at all. The left will support anything he says and the right will call him an idiot no matter what. He no longer has the ability to sway minds, so why is he on television more than Glenn is?!

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If the Deep State Can Ruin Gen. Flynn's Life, It Can Ruin Yours | Ep 119

Donald Trump famously tweeted, "They're not after me, they're after you. I'm just in the way." General Michael Flynn was also in the way, apparently, because the deep state has definitely gone after him, on every front. He's been hounded by the Department of Justice, the FBI, the Democrat Party, and the media. But the hounding didn't stop there. Chase Bank canceled accounts because he was "a reputational risk." Meanwhile, the real problems of our country go unchecked. Glenn and Gen. Flynn talk about all of it and more: The immigration crisis in Del Rio, the opioid crisis, the impact of critical race theory, the threat of radical Islamism, the corruption of the media, the persecution of Brett Kavanaugh, the incompetence of Biden, the tragedy of Afghanistan, the hypocrisy of Gen. Milley. And Russia. It's is all we heard for the last six years. But as details emerge, we see the truth. Gen. Flynn is very clear: "I didn't lie to the FBI." And yet, Gen. Flynn still believes in the American people to save the country.

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Biden’s Border CRISIS: The Threat to America

One of the largest immediate threats to the safety of this nation is going down right NOW at the southern border. It's a massive threat to our national security, and a disastrous humanitarian crisis curiously engineered by the supposed "humanitarian" Left. In 2020, as Trump's immigration and border policies were running full speed, there were 345,000 encounters between Border Patrol and illegal immigrants. As of August, under Biden, the number of encounters was 1.4 MILLION … and we're not even finished with the year.

On "Glenn TV" tonight, Glenn asks the Biden admin: If the goal isn't to destroy America, then what IS the goal? "Fox Nation" host Lara Logan has been reporting on the border and tells Glenn the immigration system has been so dismantled by Democrats and the United Nations that effectively "there is no southern border." When the crisis dies down, the media moves on. No one really learns anything from the experience, and no practical changes are made to our border policy. We're set up to repeat the cycle all over again in a few months.

National security expert Todd Bensman hopes to end the cycle by exposing the reality beyond the headlines. He's the author of "America's Covert Border War: The Untold Story of the Nation's Battle to Prevent Jihadist Infiltration," and reveals what he saw in Del Rio, Texas. "The 50,000 coming across the border every week DWARFS the 15k" Haitian "refugees" that temporarily camped out.

And while press secretary Jen Psaki complains that Republicans are only interested in giving speeches at the border, one GOP congresswoman from New Mexico is providing solutions. Rep. Yvette Herrell has teamed up with Rep. Chip Roy on the PAUSE Act to keep COVID-19 border restrictions in place. She asks, "If Covid is that serious, then why aren't we securing our border?"

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