GLENN: But I found a story today that I want to share with you, new story about a couple that is doing some things that some would say is racist. You tell me, you tell me how you feel about this story. This is from the Associated Press. Dateline, Atlanta. Maggie and John Anderson of Chicago vowed four months ago that for one year they would try to patronize only Caucasian‑owned businesses. And remember, this is in Atlanta. The white empowerment experiment is the reason John had to suffer for hours with a stomach ache and Maggie no longer gets that brand‑name lather when she washes her hair. A grocery store trip now is a 14‑mile odyssey. We kind of enjoy the sacrifice because we get to make a point. So far the Andersons have spent hundreds of dollars with Caucasian‑owned businesses from grocery stores to dry cleaners. The couple has established a foundation to raise funds for Caucasian businesses and an annual Caucasian convention. We have the real power to do something, to use the money we spend every day to solve our problems and empower the white race, Maggie Anderson said recently at a meet‑and‑greet in Atlanta.
May I just stop here for a second? I know everybody's going to call me a racist for saying this, but if they want to shop at a white‑only store and it's their money, I don't have a problem with it. They can do whatever they want. So they are white people wanting to shop at a white store. A white‑owned store, a white‑run store, a store with all white people in it, that's fine. I think, you know, you're idiots. Why don't you look for value. You know, why don't you look for something. But they have the right to be that idiot. They are not racist. They have a right to do it. I have a right to disagree.
There are one million Caucasian businesses in the United States accounting for more than $100 billion in annual sales according to the national Caucasian Chamber of Commerce. The latest U.S. census numbers report that Caucasians have more than $800 billion in expendable income every year. One of the businesses highlighted ‑‑ I would think that number by higher ‑‑ by the white empowerment experiment is Brenda Brown's Atlanta Wine Boutique shop with a growing Caucasian clientele. She said the project can help overcome the problems many Caucasian consumers lament. Lewis Peeples, 45, lives in a Caucasian neighborhood in southwest Atlanta but didn't think to spend his money with Caucasian businesses only until a friend told him about the project. Quote: So often we make purchases and decisions and aren't even mindful that there's a need to support our own white businesses, said Peeples. Now I'm reaching out, making sure that I know I have an option when I look to make a purchase. Two months ago he committed to patronizing Caucasian‑only businesses and found a Caucasian dry cleaner just ten minutes from his home. Even when he was dissatisfied with his Caucasian doctor, he was able to find a new one.
Okay, this obviously is not, this obviously is not about a couple shopping in only Caucasian stores. This is a story from the AP in Atlanta about black couples that are only shopping in black stores. I'd like to file this one under "Imagine if this story were about a white person." You're a racist because you want tighter border security. I'm somehow or another a racist for wanting tighter border security on our northern and southern border. I'm somehow a racist for wanting tighter border security on the southern border, the northern border, and asking for our ports to be secured and asking for tighter security with our Coast Guard. That makes me a racist.
But here's a couple that the media can hold up and say, look, look what they're doing. Daddy had a tummy ache. Mommy had to drive a long, long, long, long, long way because they won't buy medicine from white people. And nowhere in the story from the AP do they have anyone saying, well, wait a minute. Do you think this story would have the same vibe to it if it were about daddy had a tummy ache but he wouldn't buy any kind of medicine from a black man? That person would be tarred and feathered. Now, this isn't about double standards in the media. We get the double standards in the media. We either believe in an integrated community, we either believe that there is no difference between people, or we don't. I suppose ‑‑ and again you have the right to do whatever you want. You have a right to shop at places where you think they reflect your values, but are our values dependent on our skin color? I mean, I don't care what the color of the skin, what the nationality is, what their creed is, what their religion is. I don't really care what it is. If they give me the best value and the best product and they treat people right.
We just made these posters that say this business is a 9/12 business, we believe in these values and these principles, that you could post them in your place of business. But I have to tell you, I guarantee you ‑‑ this is the first time I've told you that they were even available. I don't even know, are they available on the website? See if they're available yet. I can guarantee you, because I wrestled in my head: Should we make these available? Should we have these? I guarantee you they're going to be saying ‑‑ people are going to say that's code language, that's code language, that's for tea partiers. Are they? They are available? Where are they? Under what? The story? Do you know?
STU: I don't know. I will try to get that answer here. I'm just getting a yes from our person.
GLENN: So they are available, I'm sure in the studio store at GlennBeck.com.
GLENN: But there are things, there's one for your family, for your house and there's one for your business, you know, one that says our family believes in these nine principles and these twelve values. I think it's great for the kids. And then there's one for the business. Because I would use my money to frequent a store more often. If I went into a dry cleaner and there were two of them there and one of them said this is the value, these are the values and the principles that we have and we commit ourselves to those and live there, we do these things and this is how we believe our business and our lives will be more successful and our country will be more successful, I will go and I'll visit that business. And if they indeed are those people and they are offering me the best value, I will shop there. But that's about, dare I say it, content of character and not the color of the skin. But maybe that's just me and it's old‑fashioned, what is it, the politics of the past? I thought it was pretty universal, but what do I know. I'm no Martin Luther King. I'm just a thinker.