Huntsman Cancer Institute Fundraiser


 


Listen to Glenn's interview with Jon Huntsman here...

GLENN: One of my good friends and a man I look up to and try to model myself after is Jon Huntsman, Sr. He is the founder of the Huntsman Cancer Institute. The Huntsman Cancer Institute is a thing that Jon Huntsman is a guy who is going to die broke. If you want to know how to fix America, Jon, instead of during the state of the union last night, you know, in reading little letters from kids who didn't understand Wall Street, you should read the life of Jon Huntsman, a man who grew up poor, is now a billionaire because of the things he invented and created and set up in his company. I mean, if you are driving really pretty much any car, the interior of that car most likely is made by Huntsman Industries. Your egg carton is Huntsman Industries. Now he is giving all of his money away and he started the Huntsman Cancer Institute. This institute houses and manages the largest, most comprehensive genetics database in the world. More cancer genes have been identified by the scientists at the Huntsman Cancer Institute than any other institute. They have received one of the doctors there, a Nobel Prize but I mean, they are giving those things out like candy. A Nobel Prize in medicine for gene targeting. He is one of the top investors in cancer research in the world. I will tell you that as a guy who currently has three people on staff that are fighting cancer, there is no place that I would rather be than the cancer institute if I was fighting cancer. It is an amazing place. This week, Jon, you guys are holding a fundraiser. Things tough for fundraisers right now?

HUNTSMAN: Absolutely, Glenn. You know, one out of two men and one out of three women will have cancer in their lives. That affects every single family in America. 550,000 people will die of cancer, literally a person every minute, if you want to be honest about it. 1500 a day. And with the increase of expenditures, with war, with Iraq, with Afghanistan, with this crazy budget that we've got, they have cut back the basic ingredients of healthcare, which is healthcare in the positive sense. That is, research, the National Institutes of Health, to where when we go in now to do cancer research, Glenn, and we're doing cancer research on children's cancer, on breast cancer, on multiple myelomas, on sarcomas, on pancreatic cancers. We have to end this horrifying disease that impacts every family but almost all of our fundraising, Glenn, is private now. It's scary.

GLENN: I will tell I just want you to know as a listener, I don't tell you to I didn't tell you to call up and give money to the Red Cross or whatever. What I said was, give money to Haiti, help Haiti out. I didn't tell you an institution to go, and the reason why I don't is because I don't, I don't feel comfortable with a lot of these institutions. I don't know them. I look at how much money is, you know, in overhead. With the Huntsman Cancer Institute, because of Jon and Karen Huntsman, there is no overhead on your donation. So if you give a dollar, one dollar goes to the research. There's no overhead. Nobody's there's no limousines being purchased with it, nothing. Goes directly to cancer, cancer research. And because of that, not only can I recommend it highly, and I will tell you you have never seen a hospital like this before. It is the model. You want to change healthcare? You build every hospital in America and model it after the Huntsman Cancer Institute, and healthcare would change overnight. Not only do I can I recommend it, Jon, Tania and I would like to make, which we hope is a first installment this year, but we would like to start your fundraiser out with a check for $100,000.

HUNTSMAN: Oh, Glenn, for heaven sakes. Oh, Glenn, thank you very, very much. I don't even know what to say to you and

GLENN: Well, there is a caveat.

HUNTSMAN: Okay.

GLENN: I want a microwave oven named after us in one of the kitchens on the floor for the patient. So if somebody is there and they've got a person in the hospital and they say, I want a Hot Pocket, they go into that microwave oven and they see the Glenn and Tania Beck microwave oven and that Hot Pocket is theirs, courtesy of us!

PAT: Because obviously that wasn't enough for a wing, right?

HUNTSMAN: Well, Glenn, how about one of the family washing machines.

GLENN: No, I want when they're hungry, clothes, you can live with dirty clothes. Hot Pockets you cannot live without.

HUNTSMAN: Well, as you know we have washing machines, we have family, we have everything for the family because if one is ill and their loved one has to be next to them, they have to have a bed next to them. They have to have washing machines. They have to have businesses to operate. They can't be there, be encouraging a loved one who has cancer because the greatest antidote we have as a cancer sell is love from the family, is hope, is inspiration. That's why I'm so excited, Glenn, restoring hope on the Washington mall. That's it. That's the whole cure for cancer.

GLENN: I know.

HUNTSMAN: I mean, we've got tremendous radiation programs, tremendous chemotherapy programs, surgical programs. But at the end of the day, Glenn, that $100,000, by the way, is still ringing around in my mind. I'm so grateful for you, Glenn. But at the end of the day hope, hope is our best dream in America for individuals, for cancer, for everything that ails us.

GLENN: Jon, when I say hope to you, to me hope can only be found where there's truth. If you're being lied to, if it's not. I mean, if you know what the truth is, there's hope because you can accomplish anything. You can deal with it in one way or another if you really know what the truth is. Do you find that valid?

HUNTSMAN: Oh, absolutely. Because let's take the antithesis of that, the opposite of that, and that's false hope. Most people crumble in their lives because they have believed in somebody or something or some product or some process or some government or some politician and they've let them down. And they crumble. Truth is a response to anything good and worthwhile, and it allows us to believe in ourselves, Glenn, in a remarkable way. And that's what we do with the Huntsman Cancer Institute is we let people believe in themselves. We have great views of it. We let them eat anytime they would like day or night. We build up their emotions and their feelings and their thoughts. We let them believe that they are going to live, they are going to make it. They are going to do it. And then we bring in and we've got 1700 of the best scientists, the best doctors, the finest people to attend to them. But without that hope, Glenn, nothing, nothing can happen in our life, in America or in the rest of the world.

GLENN: All right. Jon, we're going to put a link on our website. If anybody wants to I mean, you are going to be touched. Again when it rains, it pours with cancer. You are going to be affected by cancer at one point and the best dollar you could do to invest in a cure, I'm telling you, is the Huntsman Cancer Institute. We'll put a link for your fundraiser up on our website at GlennBeck.com. Just Google search. You want some more information, Google search Huntsman Cancer Institute. Jon Huntsman, it is an honor, sir, and best of luck to you.

HUNTSMAN: Glenn, I'm always grateful to you and best of luck to you, dear friend, and keep doing what you're doing. You are one of my heroes, Glenn. Thank you.

Far away fields are always greener.

It is easy to look at someone else's life or another country and wish you were more like them.

Americans can be guilty of this. It could be Bernie Sanders wishing America was politically more like Sweden or other European socialist countries. It could be an American who finds out I'm Irish, been trying to move to America for over 17 years, and thinks, "Oh Jonathon, Ireland is a lovely free country - stay there. America has problems right now. You would not like it here."

Today, I want to take you on a journey and compare our nations' attitudes toward Coronavirus and the policies currently in place for "our protection."

I would also ask you to imagine you were in my shoes. Ask yourself which country you would want to live in.

Role of Government

Before discussing restrictions, it is critical to understand the very different governmental systems within our two countries. America is blessed to have a federalist system where states have considerable control over what happens in their states. DC, in theory, holds very little power.

Ireland is the exact opposite. We are a democracy with a big centralized government. The vast majority of power lies with our Taoiseach (Prime Minister) and his cabinet. Local states have no control, as our restrictions are countrywide.

America
  • America's restrictions vary from state to state. You will find the majority of businesses are open but operating with some restrictions.
  • Churches, malls, retail, gyms, cinemas are mostly all open.
  • Bars and restaurants are open but usually at a reduced capacity.
  • Schools have moved to online learning.
  • No travel limits.
  • Travel between states is allowed, but some states like Alaska require a negative Covid test.
  • Guests are allowed in homes, but some states have a limit (but not enforced).
  • Masks are either advised or mandatory in different states.
  • Social distancing is required.

When researching this article, the most prominent complaints were restrictions on visiting loved ones in hospitals and nursing homes. These restrictions have upset many people because you have a proud history of believing in individual freedoms. The government is not your parent and does not have a right to tell you how to live.

Now let me introduce you to Ireland.

Ireland

Ireland is currently on the highest level of lockdown possible and has been since Christmas Eve. We are officially on lockdown until March 5th, and our lockdown is getting more severe. Our government has already confirmed lockdown will be extended until After Easter.

Ireland has a stay-at-home order in place, and you are to work from home where possible.

  • "Essential" retail is open but with stupid rules. Some of our shops are half-open and half-closed. Imagine a Walmart that is allowed to sell food, but large parts of the clothing section are closed because they are not deemed essential.
  • Non-essential retail is now fully closed. At the start of lockdown, outlets were allowed to offer a click-and-collect service – but that has now been banned.
  • Gyms and cinemas are all closed. Ø Bars and restaurants are closed and unlikely to re-open until mid-summer.
  • Schools have moved to online learning.
  • No guests are allowed in homes or gardens.
  • Masks are mandatory and with fines.
  • Social distancing is required.
  • Churches are allowed to open for private prayer, but the mass is strictly online. This has caused a lot of distress for families. Ireland is a Catholic country. I know many older people who have not received communion since last March. My mother is a funeral director and has witnessed the pain caused to families, as only ten people are allowed to attend a funeral, regardless of the Church's size. Imagine a large family deciding what ten people can attend? How do you choose that? Sadly, the Irish Church is spineless and accepts every rule the government passes.
Additional Tyranny

Very few businesses are open right now, but that is not the end of the restrictions. There are limits on how far you can travel. I am currently off my work because of Coronavirus restrictions. There are two legal reasons I can leave my house: personal exercise/walk the dog and to purchase food/essential items from the store. These activities must be completed within three miles of my house.

My human right to privacy has also been crushed. If I decided to get in my car tomorrow and just drive, I would encounter several police checkpoints where I would have to disclose where I live, where I am going, and the purpose of my trip. If the trip is not essential, I will be told to return home and likely given a fine.

Tyranny North Korea Style!

Most countries have border controls, all with similar intent: control who enters the nation, set how long they can stay, and mandate what they can do.

The one exception to this rule is North Korea. Their intent is not to control who enters. Instead, they seek to ensure no one leaves and defects to the South.

As you can imagine, life in Ireland is not exactly pleasurable with the above restrictions. This is especially the case for people like me who suffer from severe depression and are desperate to escape.

If tomorrow I woke up and decided I want out (which I very much do) and found a country I could enter legally, I AM NOT ALLOWED TO LEAVE.

The Irish government has deemed all international travel is not essential and has placed police at all our ports and our airports. If I attempt to go to the airport, I would be greeted at a police checkpoint outside the airport, told my journey is not essential, and sent home with a fine. Currently, the fine is €500 ($600). New legislation is being discussed in parliament to increase the penalty to €2,000.

The police have new powers for people who get past the checkpoints and continue to travel overseas. When they return to Ireland, they can be sent to jail for a month. They will also have a criminal record – that record would likely disqualify the person traveling to countries like America and Australia.

Irish People

I could talk to you all day long about why America is unique and exceptional. There are so many different reasons. One of the reasons is your people, and I highlight Alexis de Tocqueville's sentiments, who said, "America is great because Americans are good." Americans have this rebellious streak in their soul, and it can be traced all the way back to the Pilgrims on the Mayflower. This great spirit is based on being an independent sovereign individual and wanting to live life to the fullest and not be stopped or controlled by ANY government.

Irish people are good and decent. However, they do not share the same characteristics. They believe and support government control because it is all they have ever known.

If you ask the average Irish person about the current government, he will likely tell you he dislikes one of the parties involved or an individual leader. Yet, ask that same person what he thinks about the restrictions, and he will defend them. I hear some say they believe the government has not done enough.

On the rare occasions that people break restrictions, the most significant backlash will likely come from the community, as they brand those people selfish and irresponsible.

Going Forward

The damage from Covid is going to be around forever. Our actions have caused damage to our mental health and the economy (with businesses closing and jobs lost). This will cause poverty. This is made worse by governments' reckless spending and borrowing of money we simply do not have.

However, I would argue we have a much bigger problem stemming from Covid: social acceptance of governmental control in a "crisis."

When a government is powerful enough to compel someone not to leave their house, define their job as non-essential, or tell someone they can't hug their grandparent, what exactly is off-limits? What control or power is a line government won't cross for the "common good"?

Most importantly, do you think governments worldwide will fix this issue and give back the powers they have taken? Or is it more likely we will just move onto a new crisis – maybe climate change or the Great Reset?

This is why the world needs America. We don't need the American military to intervene and save us.

We NEED America to rediscover why you are an exceptional nation. We NEED you to be the statue of liberty shining out the beacon of light, hope, and freedom for the world where your actions remind all of us what is possible when we unleash the energy and individual genius of mankind. If we work hard to reapply these principles, we can take another 5,000-year leap forward together.

Writers note: The policies listed here are based solely on Ireland. However, you see very similar restrictions in England and throughout Europe.

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Crenshaw called the military's efforts to rid their ranks of extremism, "so obviously and clearly politically motivated," as the entire premise is based on reports that some active service members and veterans participated in the Jan. 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol.

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