For the past few years, I’ve gone on tour for a handful of weeks, twice a year. In the summer I usually keep things light, sharing funny stories about my family or discussing whatever craziness is going on in Washington. At Christmas, my shows are usually more reflective. This year, though, I decided not only to hit the road earlier (I hope to see you all this month) but I also decided to take my tours in another direction.
First, let's start with the broad strokes. I'm a "big picture" kind of guy, so let me lay it all out for you before we go into the details. I'm calling it my American Revival: Faith, Hope and Charity tour. Catchy, right? Wait, it gets better.
You know how past shows have lasted about 2 hours? Not this one — try 8 hours. Yes, this is going to be a daylong event, at every stop I make. And instead of it being just me on the stage, this year I'm bringing along some friends — three special guests. But don't worry; I'll be participating throughout the entire day.
As far as "what" I'll be talking about, I'm going back to the source:
• The Founding Fathers were divinely inspired, and they created a spiritual country rooted in a firm belief in God. Today, we're told that God has no place in public life, and the devout are too often dismissed and ridiculed.
• When the Founders were literally inventing America, they knew that if the people didn't trust them, they'd never have the necessary support they'd need to lead. Honestly, do you trust the government today? Hope is truth, and, as I look around, there's far too little of both for me.
• And then there's the idea of charity—from barn raisings to natural disasters, Americans are the first to roll up their sleeves and lend a hand. They always have been. But today, the government is mandating charity through handouts; even though private citizens have always given more each year than any organized charity could dream of.
The fundamental ideas of Faith, Hope and Charity are an American bedrock. They sustained and supported us for hundreds of years and, by returning to these core values, we can restart the heart of America and revive our spirit individually, and as a nation.
At every city I'll be joined by the incredible spiritual writer David Barton, who'll further address the idea of Faith. The noted economist David Buckner will discuss Hope, and how our economy can come back from the brink. And Judge Andrew Napolitano will talk about Charity, the Constitution and how we can strengthen our dedication to both.
Everyone who attends this event will be given a binder full of incredibly practical, diverse information. I want you to think of the binder as a "living" growing collection of information that you and your family can use and share.
What I've saved for last is without question the most important part of the program. You.
When people get informed, they get empowered. When people get empowered, they take action. And when people take action, things change and anything is possible. Come out and join me and your neighbors for a day like no other. Politicians love to say that America needs to be a "big tent" with plenty of room inside for all kinds of ideas (that is, as long as those ideas line their own pockets and serve their special interests). Well, I'm not feeling the ideas that we care about are being discussed enough and I'm fed up. So I'm packing a "tent" of my own and taking it on the road. It's an American Revival through Faith, Hope and Charity. Head over to www.glennbeck.com for details and tickets, and I'll see you there.