WELCOME - Fusion Magazine, July/August 2010




To say that I’m “involved” in every aspect of my business would be a pretty dramatic understatement. I don’t just like to know what is going on, I need to know. The thing is, when your business and your name are one in the same, you really have to keep your eye on things. So while keeping my eye on Fusion, I also get the pleasure of having the first and last word (and all of the other ones in between). You can write things and then rewrite them until you get it just right… making sure the ideas ring true and accurately represent your point of view. The reason I bring all this up is because Fusion has always been my baby, and you know you don’t hand your baby over to just anybody. This month though, I have handed it over, but not to just anybody.

First and foremost, David Barton is a friend. Lucky for me, he also happens to be a brilliant writer. When I say that, I don’t mean brilliant in the sense that someone writes something you don’t really understand, but they did it in such a fancy pants way that you think they must be super smart. No, David’s brilliance comes from the clarity of his writing. He never lets his expertise get in the way of concise ideas and simple explanations. But more than that, it’s not so much how David says things, but what it is he says.

I believe David Barton may be the most important writer on spirituality for this time in our nation’s history. Ironic- ally, it’s a message that’s hundreds of years old. Officially speaking, "David Barton is the Founder and President of WallBuilders, a national pro-family organization that presents America’s forgotten history and heroes with an emphasis on our moral, religious and constitutional heritage." OK, you caught me; that’s from the WallBuilders web site but I couldn’t say it any better.

You should also know that David holds the largest private collection of papers from the Founding Era, and a good deal of those writings deal with matters of faith. David has a profound understanding of divine inspiration. The Founders knew we wouldn’t stand a chance without the tenets of their abiding faith as the cornerstones of their new nation.

Too many have forgotten the role that God and His teachings had on the creation of our nation. During a recent appearance on my radio show, David relayed the following story:

Well, this is where it’s really fun to go back with those old documents, because we have thousands and thousands of those pages of sermons that shaped the American Revolution. One was a great sermon on taxes from 1766 after the Stamp Act. The Stamp Act came down. Charles Taltsy said, "Okay, what does the Bible say about taxes? Because here’s what scripture says about tax policy." They did the same thing on governments. They did the same thing on military. We have a lot of their sermons… they would talk about any- thing that was in the newspaper, they would comment from a scriptural perspective. And so I’ve got sermons of theirs on architecture. I’ve got sermons of theirs on earthquakes and fires and floods and railroads. You name it.

These days, the government seems to think it’s their job to silence the voices coming from spiritual leaders across America, trying to tell them exactly what is and isn’t appropriate for them to talk about from the pulpit.

Washington has forgotten (or they’ve chosen to ignore) that you cannot discuss the past, present and future of America without also discussing God and faith. Our Founding Fathers knew we’d never make it unless we were a nation of faith, and you need only look at the absence of those ideas to see how our great nation has stumbled. But we have not fallen, and it is the renewal of our faith that shall strengthen our footing! David Barton knows what he’s talking about, and he’s got something important to say. So this issue is all his, and you and I are all the better for it. Read every word.


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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" to explain how mail-in ballots are typically disqualified during recounts at a far higher rate than in-person, Election Day ballots, and why this is "good news" for President Donald Trump's legal battle over the election.

"One of the things that gives the greatest cause for optimism is, this election ... there's a pretty marked disparity in terms of how the votes were distributed. On Election Day, with in-person voting, Donald Trump won a significant majority of the votes cast on in-person voting on Election Day. Of mail-in voting, Joe Biden won a significant majority of the votes cast early on mail-in voting," Cruz explained.

"Now, here's the good news: If you look historically to recounts, if you look historically to election litigation, the votes cast in person on Election Day tend to stand. It's sort of hard to screw that up. Those votes are generally legal, and they're not set aside. Mail-in votes historically have a much higher rate of rejection … when they're examined, there are a whole series of legal requirements that vary state by state, but mail-in votes consistently have a higher rate of rejection, which suggests that as these votes begin being examined and subjected to scrutiny, that you're going to see Joe Biden's vote tallies go down. That's a good thing," he added. "The challenge is, for President Trump to prevail, he's got to run the table. He's got to win, not just in one state but in several states. That makes it a lot harder to prevail in the litigation. I hope that he does so, but it is a real challenge and we shouldn't try to convince ourselves otherwise."

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Fox News senior meteorologist Janice Dean is perhaps even more disgusted with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) for his coronavirus response than BlazeTV's Stu Burguiere (read what Stu has to say on the subject here), and for a good reason.

She lost both of her in-laws to COVID-19 in New York's nursing homes after Gov. Cuomo's infamous nursing home mandate, which Cuomo has since had scrubbed from the state's website and blamed everyone from the New York Post to nursing care workers to (every leftist's favorite scapegoat) President Donald Trump.

Janice joined Glenn and Stu on the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday to ask why mainstream media is not holding Gov. Cuomo — who recently published a book about his leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic — accountable?

"I'm vocal because I have not seen the mainstream media ask these questions or demand accountability of their leaders. [Cuomo] really has been ruling with an iron fist, and every time he does get asked a question, he blames everybody else except the person that signed that order," Janice said.

"In my mind, he's profiting off the over 30 thousand New Yorkers, including my in-laws, that died by publishing a book on 'leadership' of New York," she added. "His order has helped kill thousands of relatives of New York state. And this is not political, Glenn. This is not about Republican or Democrat. My in-laws were registered Democrats. This is not about politics. This is about accountability for something that went wrong, and it's because of your [Cuomo's] leadership that we're put into this situation."

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As America grows divided and afraid to disagree with the Democrats' woke plan for America, Megyn Kelly is ready to fight back for the truth. For nearly two decades, she navigated the volatile and broken world of the media. But as America leans on independent voices more than ever, she's breaking new ground with "The Megyn Kelly Show."

She joined the latest Glenn Beck Podcast to break down what's coming next after the election: Black Lives Matter is mainstream, leftists are making lists of Trump supporters, and the Hunter Biden scandal is on the back burner.

Megyn and Glenn reminisce about their cable news days (including her infamous run-in with then-presidential candidate Donald Trump) and to look into the chaotic and shady world of journalism and the growing entitlement it's bred. For example, many conservatives have been shocked by how Fox News handled the election.

Megyn defended Fox News, saying she believes Fox News' mission "is a good one," but also didn't hold back on hosts like Neil Cavuto, who cut off a White House briefing to fact check it — something she never would have done, even while covering President Obama.

Megyn also shared this insightful takeaway from her time at NBC: "Jane Fonda was an ass."

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Glenn Beck has had enough of exposing scandal after scandal, just to have everyone look the other way: Benghazi, Hillary Clinton's emails, Joe and Hunter Biden's dealings in Ukraine and China … the list goes on, but no consequences are paid. Now, the media have called the election for Joe Biden and insist no one can question it. But for many of the more than 71 million people who voted for President Trump, our search for the truth isn't over yet.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn called out the left's long list of alleged corruption that has gone unchecked and stressed that Donald Trump's legal team must be allowed to go through the process of investigating the multiple allegations of election fraud to ensure our voting systems are fair.

"I don't know about you, but I'm tired. I am worn out. I am fed up!" Glenn said during his opening monologue. "I've had enough. I am tired of exposing corruption, doing our homework, even going overseas and having documents translated to make sure they're exactly right, [and] presenting the evidence ... except, once we expose it, nothing happens. Nobody goes to jail. Nobody pays for a damn thing any more!"

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