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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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YOU will be RESPONSIBLE for loss of rights if you riot

A new poster is circulating social media, calling for a record-breaking armed protest to take place across America on Inauguration Day. Here's Glenn's advice for those considering attendance: DON'T GO. No matter who is responsible for the poster or for any possible future chaos that may take place, the far left and the media WILL blame Trump supporters regardless of the facts. And because of that, if you attend and partake in rioting, you WILL be responsible for the loss of our rights that will come as a result. Don't go. But, listen to this clip to find out what Glenn thinks you SHOULD do on Inauguration Day instead…

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Parler exec speaks out against ‘unfair’ Big Tech throttle

Big Tech isn't making it easy for organizations outside of the left's coalition to survive. Amy Peikoff is the Chief Policy Officer for Parler — the social media platform now throttled by Amazon, Apple, and Google. She joins Glenn to discuss the recent moves made against Parler and how the company is fighting to move forward: "We're doing everything we can to save civil discourse on the Internet. I promise: We're on it."

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Can Frustrated Conservatives Learn from the Tea Party? | Matt Kibbe | Ep 92

The nation was shocked as the "Save America" rally in Washington, D.C., devolved into a siege of the U.S. Capitol. The day after, as heads were still spinning, Glenn sits down with Matt Kibbe, host of BlazeTV's "Kibbe on Liberty," to look at what led to this: Woke authoritarianism is in power, lockdowns are unending, and the Left has finally found out how to weaponize fear. The media is all too happy to watch the country burn, as long as the Left is holding the torch. But Glenn and Matt remember the lessons learned from the Tea Party, Martin Luther King Jr., and other movements that found success through peace. Conservatives and libertarians must find a path forward so we have more 9-12 marches, fewer stormings of the Capitol, and real change from those who believe they rule over us.

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Here's how the left used COVID-19 to DESTROY us & our kids

COVID 19 was used to not only destroy businesses, morale, and education but to destroy us and our kids, too. The left is in control of nearly everything now, and they've used that power to make us feel alone. Glenn says he believes a miracle could happen to turn this great nation back towards the principles on which it was founded — BUT, we must turn back towards God first. Life DOES have meaning and tomorrow WILL be better.