The $55k commercial for God: A moment of faith, hope, and charity

by Sara J.

“This was a $55,000 Commercial for God”

If you listen to Glenn’s radio show (and aren’t paid by George Soros) you are most likely an advocate for small government. Monday, on his program, Glenn provided an overwhelmingly generous example of what it means to be a small government conservative and a man of faith.

After reading an article on TheBlaze.com about two women’s shelters that lost federal funding due to “mandatory Bible study” programs (Liza’s Place and Hope’s Home), Glenn spoke with Marilyn Vyzourek, founder and executive director of both shelters. Marilyn explained that she was told to “cut down on her Bible studies, and stop mandating them, or they [the feds] would cut their funding.” Marilyn stood firm and did not comply and, as a result, lost funding. Hope’s Home and Liza’s Place lost $55,000 combined in federal funds. As a woman of faith, Marilyn trusted that the Lord would replace those lost dollars. Well, He did.

Glenn, then made a choice that the mainstream media and the Obama administration would like you to believe never occurs. Glenn and his wife, Tania, replaced the lost funding of $55,000 with their own, hard-earned money. The Obama administration, mainstream media, and MSNBC would like you to believe is that conservatives are greedy capitalists, only caring about where their next dollar is coming from and how to keep it out of the hands of the less fortunate. What they don’t want you to know is that conservatives give substantially more to charity and non-profits than the average big government liberal (insert one of Stu’s statistics).

Through a private donation, Glenn helped keep a facility alive that gives women a place to go and receive real help, not an easy hand out. According to Marilyn, many of these women are recovering addicts, and their program has a 60% success rate. That is quite impressive. Their program requires the women to work on a daily basis, take classes, and, YES, attend Bible study. As a Christian, I know that had Marilyn complied with the request to end these mandatory Bible studies, the success rate of her programs would have taken a hit.

How many addicts have overcome addiction with a check from the government? How many homeless people have become gainfully employed and off the dole thanks to Uncle Sam?

…Still thinking?

Personally, I cannot think of a single success story, not one. And, don’t doubt for one minute if they did exist, that the Obama camp would be reading the letters in the press room every day. Why do you think they read email after email about the “failures” of the private healthcare system? To give you the impression that Obamacare has to be a better option—history shows us that it is not.

I’m a new employee at Mercury, and just moved to NYC from Marietta, GA (pray for me). This is the only company on the planet that I could even consider moving to this city [NYC] for. There’s only one reason, they practice what they preach. There is only one way to change the public opinion of small government conservatives when we are up against the megaphone of the mainstream media—prove them wrong. It is important to emphasize the responsibilities that come with reducing the size of government.

People who voted for Obama in the last election really believe that reducing the size of government means letting Granny go without healthcare, and watching sick underprivileged kids die in the streets …which is totally rational considering Obama’s stance on late term abortions.

The only way to reduce the size of government is to remove the chains of government money. As Marilyn quickly learned, when the government writes the check, the government controls what you do with the money. The programs at the women’s shelters however, teach freedom and self-reliance, and more importantly, where this new found freedom comes from. The volunteers and employees of these women’s shelters work hard get women off the streets, and learn the skills they need to be successful outside of the shelter.

Through my faith and my understanding of politics; private charity, personal responsibility, and self-reliance can put big government out of business. The more we are able to do for ourselves and each other, the less we will notice the things the government does or does not provide. The government has tried hard to replace God with itself, but they will never succeed at that because of one fundamental difference. God gave man free will, government sets limits. Even when the government tries to control your decisions (like in Marilyn’s situation) they can’t. But, as a nation, we have to decide who we are going to let dictate or decisions; God or a big government system.

Hand up or hand out? Freedom to fail, or a ceiling that limits your success? Do you want the freedom to pursue happiness or not? It’s time to practice what we preach. If you are on the front lines of getting our government back down to size, it’s time to step up and really help those that the government claims massive entitlements will help.

Last winter my church started a service ministry for the homeless. When the temperatures drop below freezing in Atlanta we send out buses to pick up as many homeless people as we can find. We take them back to the church, where they are greeted with heat, smiles and a warm meal. Word got out pretty quickly about what we were doing last year, and the groups kept getting bigger. More people inside the church means less people out in the cold or a public shelter. A lot of lives on both sides of that ministry have been changed, and all it took was a few volunteers, food donations and compassion.

How many lives do you think will be bettered from Glenn’s donation yesterday? It will be far beyond the women who are in these Colorado shelters. Glenn’s donation was heard by 8 million listeners across the country. Who knows that kind of an impact it had? I saw someone on twitter send out tweets for others to make donations to the shelters in an effort to match the one Glenn made.

This is what it’s really all about. It’s not about right or left, Republicans or Democrats, it’s about turning back to our values, and focusing on what matters. When we stop serving God and each other, we leave a void that the government gladly steps in to fill. You don’t have to be able to give away $55,000 to do something; service in volunteering is equally important. Whether it’s through service or donations, these are the solutions.

Like Glenn said yesterday, “This was a $55,000 commercial for God. He works in amazing and mysterious ways, and he connects people together in ways that you would have never seen coming. Praise Him, celebrate Him, serve Him.” Make investments in people – the entire human condition. If we can’t fix ourselves, we can’t fix our government.

Sara manages the social media accounts for Mercury Radio Arts and GBTV. She independently runs the blog http://www.generation912.com.

TRUMP: The twilight hour of socialism has arrived

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The other day, at Florida International University in Miami, facing large American and Venezuelan flags, President Trump gave a rousing speech in Miami, including this line, the "twilight hour of socialism has arrived."

Trump went on to say:

Socialism is about one thing only—power for the ruling class. They want the power to decide who wins and who loses, who's up and who's down…and even who lives and who dies.

He then repeated a phrase that helped define his State of the Union address this year:

America will never be a socialist country.

Fittingly, Fox News posted an article yesterday exposing the overlooked evils of Che dangers of socialism that all too often disappear behind a flashy design on a t-shirt.

  1. Guevara said he killed people without regard to guilt or innocence. In an interview, Guevara said, "in times of excessive tension we cannot proceed weakly. At the Sierra Maestra, we executed many people by firing squad without knowing if they were fully guilty. At times, the Revolution cannot stop to conduct much investigation; it has the obligation to triumph."
  2. Humberto Fontova, author of "Exposing the Real Che Guevara," told Fox that Guevara created system that put gay people in labor camps. "The regime that Che Guevara co-founded is the only one in modern history in the Western Hemisphere to have herded gays into forced labor camps."
  3. Guevara opposed a free press: "In 1959, leftist journalist José Pardo Llada reported that Guevara told him: 'We must eliminate all newspapers; we cannot make a revolution with free press. Newspapers are instruments of the oligarchy.'"
  4. Guevara made racist statements: Guevara went on to write: "the black is indolent and a dreamer; spending his meager wage on frivolity or drink; the European has a tradition of work and saving."

These are just some of the many historical examples of the failure of socialism. President Trump is right. If the frivolities of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Bernie Saunders catch on and spread, we could have an unbelievable problem on our hands.

Poor Jussie: His narrative is falling apart completely

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Here's how the media works now: Find a story that confirms their narrative, run it constantly and relentlessly. When the real story comes out, minimize exposure of the correction. Repeat.

We're seeing this pattern play out over and over again.

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Here are some of the knee-jerk reactions that the media had to this Jessie Smollett hoax, from Insider Edition, CNN, E! News, Headline News, CNBC, TMZ, to name a few:


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And those are just the reactions on TV. It was just as bad, at times worse, in print and online. I'll give you one special example, however. Because, you know the situation is bad when TMZ is connecting the dots and seeing through this guy's story:

The sources say there were red flags from the get go. Cops were extremely suspicious when Jussie took them out to the area where he said he was attacked and pointed to an obscure camera saying how happy he was that the attack was on video. Turns out the camera was pointing in the wrong direction. Cops thought it was weird he knew the location of that camera. And there's this. We're told investigators didn't believe the 2 alleged attackers screamed 'This is MAGA country' because 'Not a single Trump supporter watches 'Empire.''

Here's the man himself, in an interview just days after the alleged beating…I'm sorry, the alleged "modern day lynching." Here he is in an interview with ABC News, complaining about people making up stuff:



Strong words, spoken by a man who, allegedly, created the whole narrative to begin with.

This compromise is an abomination

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Three decades ago, "The Art of the Deal" made Donald Trump a household name. A lot has happened since then. But you can trace many of Trump's actions back to that book.

Art of the Deal:

In the end, you're measured not by how much you undertake but by what you finally accomplish.

People laughed when he announced that he was running for President. And I mean that literally. Remember the 2011 White House Correspondents' Dinner when Obama roasted Trump, viciously, mocking the very idea that Trump could ever be President. Now, he's President.

You can't con people, at least not for long. You can create excitement, you can do wonderful promotion and get all kinds of press, and you can throw in a little hyperbole. But if you don't deliver the goods, people will eventually catch on.

This empire-building is a mark of Trump.

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The most recent example is the border wall. Yesterday, congress reached a compromise on funding for the border wall. Weeks of tense back-and-forth built up to that moment. At times, it seemed like neither side would budge. Trump stuck to his guns, the government shut down, Trump refused to budge, then, miraculously, the lights came back on again. The result was a compromise. Or at least that's how it appeared.

But really, Trump got what he wanted -- exactly what he wanted. He used the techniques he wrote about in The Art of the Deal:

My style of deal-making is quite simple and straightforward. I aim very high, and then I just keep pushing and pushing and pushing to get what I'm after.

From the start, he demanded $5.7 billion for construction of a border wall. It was a months' long tug-of-war that eventually resulted in yesterday's legislation, which would dedicate $1.4 billion. It would appear that that was what he was after all along. Moments before the vote, he did some last-minute pushing. A national emergency declaration, and suddenly the number is $8 billion.

Art of the Deal:

People think I'm a gambler. I've never gambled in my life. To me, a gambler is someone who plays slot machines. I prefer to own slot machines. It's a very good business being the house.

In a rare show of bipartisanship, Senate passed the legislation 83-16, and the House followed with 300-128. Today, Trump will sign the bill.

It's not even fair to call that a deal, really. A deal is what happens when you go to a car dealership, fully ready to buy a car, and the salesman says the right things. What Trump did is more like a car dealer selling an entire row of cars to someone who doesn't even have a licence. When Trump started, Democrats wouldn't even consider a wall, let alone pay for it.

Art of the Deal:

The final key to the way I promote is bravado. I play to people's fantasies. People may not always think big themselves, but they can still get very excited by those who do. That's why a little hyperbole never hurts. People want to believe that something is the biggest and the greatest and the most spectacular. I call it truthful hyperbole. It's an innocent form of exaggeration—and a very effective form of promotion.

He started the wall on a chant, "Build the wall!" until he got what he wanted. He maneuvered like Don Draper, selling people something that they didn't even know they wanted, and convincing them that it is exactly what they've always needed.