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GLENN: A GlennBeck.com update.

VOICE: Do you want to stop playing a game? No more partisan politics, just common sense. This is the 9/12 Project.

GLENN: Well, the Web traffic is an onslaught on The9/12Project.com. A lot of 9/12ers now. Our special interest group is now 162,652 strong, and it's growing every day. 95% of the traffic is coming from the U.S. and Canada. We do get Web traffic now from 123 different countries, and France actually has 74 people checking it out. Oh, the nerve, huh? Aside from the ground swell of local groups starting to form, there is much concern regarding a couple of bills and we are going to look into them for you. And Stu, can you make sure everybody knows that I want to have answers on this on Monday's show. H.R. 875 and H.R. 1388. One is the national service law which, there's a lot of stuff going around the Internet saying they are going to force people to volunteer their time and stuff. Don't buy into this stuff until we know for sure. I will give you the full detail on it on Monday. Then there's also the Food Safety Modernization Act. I mean, who doesn't want food saf! e and modern? But apparently this one has -- there's a lot of farmers that are upset about this one because there are seed laws. And I told you about genetic seeds. Look, there's a lot of great stuff about hybrid foods, but there's also a lot of really, really bad stuff about hybrid foods and here's the bad stuff. Because it costs, for instance, Dow Chemical a lot to make a hybrid plant and it does give a lot more corn let's say, you know, per acre, because it costs so much money, it doesn't reproduce because Dow needed to find a way to make sure that you couldn't just buy seeds once; you had to buy them every year to pay for all of the research to make the corn like this. Well, the other problem with it is that it doesn't reproduce; when you cross-pollenate, it kills the reproductive cycles of the other corn that is heirloom corn, you know, the natural "Not screwed up by man" kind of corn. Well, this bill apparently has some things to do with buying genetic seeds! and everything else and what you have to do, and I'm telling you, you know, I believe in genetic food. I believe in making sure that we can grow as much food on each crop, but I certainly don't believe in forcing people to use that, and there should be zones to keep that kind of food from cross-pollenating with the other kind of food. What farmer is with me?

So anyway, we'll find out all the details on all of these here coming up.

There is a digital tea party happening and more information is coming, I guess on the website. A national clog Washington day. The 9/12ers are saying great idea about the tea bags. Don't mail them into Washington, though. Instead of mailing the actual tea bag, take a photo of one and send it in or empty the tea bag and send it in. If you do anything in an envelope, they are not going to see I. If you send it on their servers, they will see it. You clog their servers and they will see that. They will get the message that there's a lot of people there. The post office must deliver the mail, no weird substance in it, though. Actually since 9/11 the mail doesn't go -- it's going to be a bunch of people off site in a warehouse in Virginia that actually sees everything.

Also July 4th, 2009, surround your state capitols. The mall in D.C. and so on. Marchforliberty.org has been on our website at the912Project.com. Also April there is the Second Amendment Martha people are trying to put together. And I wanted to leave you with this one letter that came in. Said, dear 9/12ers, I'm a 52-year-old African-American who was a staunch Democrat until President Bush gave his speech after 9/11. He won my heart and my mind on that evening and I still get choked up whenever I remember his inspired words. He spent the rest of his presidency keeping those promises to us, whether or not it was popular. I hope he goes down as one of our greatest presidents in history. Now you see the Democrats attempt to destroy the morals and work ethic of our great country breaks my heart and strengthens my resolve to fight for the greatness of our history and the will of most of our citizens. I want to express a deep gratitude to all those who will come tog! ether. You know what? This comes from Las Vegas, and I think -- I appreciate the sentiment of this letter, but I want you to know the 9/12 Project is not about Republicans and Democrats. And while George Bush, while he kept us safe, he really did at least from Islamic terror, there were also some other things that he did that were really not so good that we're paying for today. Let's stop those things. Let's stop arguing about the Republicans and the Democrats. Let's stop tearing George Bush apart or putting him on a pedestal. Let's stop doing the same thing to Barack Obama. Let's talk about the principles that built this nation. Let's talk about the principles that when they're rediscovered and applied every day by individuals in this country, we will then know who to vote for and who to give our power to in Washington because we'll know and they'll know. They'll stand for those twelve values and those nine principles that make most of us, whether we know it or n! ot, a 9/12er.

VOICE: Do you want to stop playing a game? It's our country. Be part of standing up and taking it back. This is the 9/12 Project. Visit the912project.com for more.

GLENN: Let me go to Nancy on WTAM. Hi, Nancy, welcome to the Glenn Beck program.

CALLER: Hello. God bless you for waking up the silent majority. Before I ask my question, could I make a comment?

GLENN: Sure.

CALLER: I get my children and my grandchildren an Easter gift every year and it's always hard for the adults what to get them and it's usually a shirt or something. This year I ordered from the National Center For Constitution Studies each of them a set of the Glenn Beck special which I urge everybody to get and give for birthday or whatever. They're fabulous.

GLENN: You know, I didn't know there was a Glenn Beck special. What is that?

CALLER: It's the Real George Washington, Real Thomas Jefferson, Real Benjamin Franklin, 5,000 Year Leap, a copy of the Constitution and a DVD about liberty.

GLENN: And it's -- how much is it?

CALLER: $50 plus shipping.

GLENN: That's unbelievable. That's great. Thank you so much. Hang on, Nancy. We don't have time for your question. We'll come back and get your question. By the way, number one at Amazon.com, the 5,000 Year Leap. Number one, Amazon.com. Read it.

 

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.

The Hong Kong protesters flocking to the streets in opposition to the Chinese government have a new symbol to display their defiance: the Stars and Stripes. Upset over the looming threat to their freedom, the American flag symbolizes everything they cherish and are fighting to preserve.

But it seems our president isn't returning the love.

Trump recently doubled down on the United States' indifference to the conflict, after initially commenting that whatever happens is between Hong Kong and China alone. But he's wrong — what happens is crucial in spreading the liberal values that America wants to accompany us on the world stage. After all, "America First" doesn't mean merely focusing on our own domestic problems. It means supporting liberal democracy everywhere.

The protests have been raging on the streets since April, when the government of Hong Kong proposed an extradition bill that would have allowed them to send accused criminals to be tried in mainland China. Of course, when dealing with a communist regime, that's a terrifying prospect — and one that threatens the judicial independence of the city. Thankfully, the protesters succeeded in getting Hong Kong's leaders to suspend the bill from consideration. But everyone knew that the bill was a blatant attempt by the Chinese government to encroach on Hong Kong's autonomy. And now Hong Kong's people are demanding full-on democratic reforms to halt any similar moves in the future.

After a generation under the "one country, two systems" policy, the people of Hong Kong are accustomed to much greater political and economic freedom relative to the rest of China. For the protesters, it's about more than a single bill. Resisting Xi Jinping and the Communist Party means the survival of a liberal democracy within distance of China's totalitarian grasp — a goal that should be shared by the United States. Instead, President Trump has retreated to his administration's flawed "America First" mindset.

This is an ideal opportunity for the United States to assert our strength by supporting democratic values abroad. In his inaugural address, Trump said he wanted "friendship and goodwill with the nations of the world" while "understanding that it is the right of all nations to put their interests first." But at what point is respecting sovereignty enabling dictatorships? American interests are shaped by the principles of our founding: political freedom, free markets, and human rights. Conversely, the interests of China's Communist Party are the exact opposite. When these values come into conflict, as they have in Hong Kong, it's our responsibility to take a stand for freedom — even if those who need it aren't within our country's borders.

Of course, that's not a call for military action. Putting pressure on Hong Kong is a matter of rhetoric and positioning — vital tenets of effective diplomacy. When it comes to heavy-handed world powers, it's an approach that can really work. When the Solidarity movement began organizing against communism in Poland, President Reagan openly condemned the Soviet military's imposition of martial law. His administration's support for the pro-democracy movement helped the Polish people gain liberal reforms from the Soviet regime. Similarly, President Trump doesn't need to be overly cautious about retribution from Xi Jinping and the Chinese government. Open, strong support for democracy in Hong Kong not only advances America's governing principles, but also weakens China's brand of authoritarianism.

After creating a commission to study the role of human rights in U.S. foreign policy, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo wrote last month that the principles of our Constitution are central "not only to Americans," but to the rest of the world. He was right — putting "America First" means being the first advocate for freedom across the globe. Nothing shows the strength of our country more than when, in crucial moments of their own history, other nations find inspiration in our flag.

Let's join the people of Hong Kong in their defiance of tyranny.

Matt Liles is a writer and Young Voices contributor from Austin, Texas.

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