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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Blaze TV hosts Glenn Beck , Chad Prather, and Steven Crowder weighed-in with similar but different thoughts on the fascism associated with canceling Dr. Seuss.

Glenn Beck can't help but wonder, "What is wrong with us?" in light of the Dr. Seuss books that have been cancelled due to "hurtful and wrong" illustrations — that takes America one step closer to complete insanity.

Chad Prather approached the issue from a comedic perspective, stating that "Dr. Seuss is dead and could not be reached for comment."

Steven Crowder explained that Dr. Seuss books were banned for being offensive and insensitive to some. So Steven decided to parody the six banned children's books with progressively titled and hilariously inappropriate versions.

Read the full story from TheBlaze News here.

'We DON'T destroy books'

"They are banning Dr. Seuss books. How much more do you need to see before all of America wakes up? ... This is fascism!" Glenn said. "We don't destroy books. What is wrong with us, America?" - Glenn Beck. Download the podcast here.

Chad Prather's comedic take on why Dr. Seuss got canceled

"Dr. Seuss is dead and could not be reached for comment'"- Chad Prather. Download the podcast here.

Dr. Seuss BANNING Bonanza! New Progressive Book Titles Revealed! 

In this 7+1 segment-- Crowder uncovers, new, unreleased Dr. Seuss titles that will be released in the near future (parody). Download the podcast here.

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"What's your climate credit score?" That's a question Americans may have to answer if the green global elites get their way.

While the media has distracted us with Orange Man Bad! and Russia, Russia, Russia!, the Left has been busy working on the fundamental transformation of America with a primary pressure point — YOUR money through YOUR bank. Democrats, forgetting the words of MLK, like to group people into categories. They judge you based on what skin color you have, your religion, occupation, your ideology, and now … your carbon footprint.

On his Wednesday night TV special this week, Glenn Beck exposes how they're now planning, not only to categorize you, but to give you a score. It'll determine everything for you: whether you can buy a home, get a new car, open a business … EVERYTHING. And if you don't bend the knee? You'll be blacklisted. But this isn't some far-off conspiracy theory. Multiple big U.S. banks are part of a private U.S. financial group enacting these policies now. It's here, and we're ALL at risk.

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Unlike the mainstream media, we at the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" decided to actually do the research and get to the bottom of CPAC's controversial stage design, which many on the Left have suggested was purposefully shaped like an obscure Nazi symbol. We got our answers straight from the source — and it's not what the media is suggesting.

American Conservative Union chairman Matt Schlapp joined Glenn on Wednesday to share the real story of the stage design, who designed it, and why he's taking legal options against those smearing the Conservative Political Action Conference's name seriously.

Matt told Glenn he'd never heard of the alleged Nazi insignia, noting that even a staff member who "studied anti-Semitism in college" did not recognize the obscure symbol. He went on to explain how the stage designing firm, Design Foundry, and Hyatt Hotels worked collaboratively with CPAC event organizers for months throughout the designing and construction of the stage. However, when pressured by the cancel culture mob on social media, both companies "ran for the tall grass."

"Both the Hyatt and [Design Foundry] looked to CPAC and said [they] had nothing to do with this stage. That's outrageous," Matt stated. "This whole process takes months ... everybody saw this. Everybody had to figure out how to construct this. Everybody had eyes on it from every angle. And nobody in that process ever raised their hand and said, 'Oh, you know, I took a European history class, and I noticed [that the stage design looked like a Nazi symbol.] Nobody."

Matt went on to add that, while CPAC expects attacks from the Left, they also have every intention of standing up for themselves, the conservative community, the Jewish community, and all the people who love America.

"We're fine with taking the hits. We always take the hits, it's part of being a prominent conservative group. We'll take the hits, but we won't let people lie," Matt said.

"I can't tell you how many people have called me during the course of this most tumultuous of years and said, at what point does the conservative community, do the 74 million Americans who voted for Donald Trump, do the people who love America, and think it's okay to read Dr. Seuss, and love Thomas Jefferson and Mount Rushmore, at what point do they start pushing back on the cancel culture? At what point do they say, this is a line you can't cross? I think we're at that line," he added.

"We called our conference, 'America Uncanceled.' The whole thing became about them canceling us. At what point do we not have the right to say,' you can't treat us this way'? You're disparaging us. You're destroying our reputation. You're destroying our ability to be respected members of our community. So, I'm taking your challenge of pursuing our legal options very seriously. And I think we have to go broader. We can't let these companies just follow the woke mob. We can't do it."

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CNN reporter Jim Acosta was confronted at CPAC by The Federalist reporter David Marcus with a valid question: "When are you guys going to start covering Cuomo?" His answer — or, really, lack of an answer — perfectly demonstrates why he was earlier surrounded by CPAC attendees chanting, "CNN sucks!"

On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn and producer Stu Burguiere react to a video clip of the exchange with Acosta, as well as the mainstream media's double standards when it comes to Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

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