VOTE: You decide who gets a Badge of Merit (Round 1)

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The Purple Heart in George Washington's time was not given for being wounded. This award went to ordinary soldiers for doing something of merit—something that would find favor in the eyes of God. Washington knew they couldn't win if they weren't on God's side. And if they were on God's side, God would bless them.

I've been looking for people who deserve a George Washington badge of merit. Many of you have submitted nominations. Thank you for the love, respect, and consideration you have shown in doing so.

From your hundreds of nominations, we have narrowed it down to three finalists. Now, it's up to you to decide who gets this honor.

Here are this week's candidates:

1. Terry ("The General")

Terry, a Vietnam Veteran, is the man behind a nonprofit recovery home called My Brother's House in Muenster, Texas. His nominator lived in the home for six years, went through his recovery program, and is now 7.5 years sober. He said the facility, which houses up to 40 men, "requires no money to get in. You must convince Terry and his assistants that you are ready to quit drinking and drugging. That's it."

Residents of the home may stay there as long as they need—as long as they commit to sobriety, follow the rules, do their chores, and, for those who are able, work with My Brother's House to find a job.

From his nominator:

Terry is a very fair man but he doesn’t put up with BS. He was one of us. He sees a con game a mile away. He has lots of love in his heart. He is hard on guys at times because he cares. He’s like a father figure to many.

I have seen well over 600 men of all ages including teens come and go. Many have made it and gone on to live and prosper. Some have died. But all of them have been forever touched. I can’t think of anything more meritorious than walking with Grace with God, saving lives, giving back to the community, and feeding the hungry. Terry leads these men. I call him "The General" because he has had the vision and continues to have what it takes to carry this recovery program forward one day at a time!

2. Jenny ("The Resilient Mom")

Jenny is mother of seven, a servant in her community, and a Gold Star Widow. Her husband, Major Brent Taylor, was killed while serving in Afghanistan in 2018. Not only has she raised her seven children with faith, love, and integrity, but, in the midst of tragedy, she dedicated herself to the service of others.

After her husband’s death, on the day that would have been his 40th birthday, Jenny founded the Major Brent Taylor Foundation, based in North Ogden, Utah. The foundation honors military members and their families, trains up service-oriented leaders, provides scholarships for the next generation, and performs meaningful acts of service.

Beyond her work in the foundation, Jenny is an ambassador for the Tunnel to Towers Foundation, serves in her local community, and co-hosts the Relentlessly Resilient Podcast, where she brings on guests who share stories of their most difficult struggles, and how, instead of quitting, they became more resilient.

She has dedicated her life to honoring her husband’s legacy, and in doing so, has created a legacy of her own.

From her nominator:

Anytime I need something she is there. If I don't feel well, she keeps her cell phone on all night in case I need help.

3. Kim ("The Good Neighbor")

Kim “loves her neighbor as herself." She is the one person that comes to her nominator's mind when thinking of honor, merit, integrity, and selflessness.

The message from her nominator says it all:

I lost my husband to suicide in 2015 and my neighbor who lives across the street is always there when I need anything. I am 70 years old. When Covid happened, Kim would get me things I needed at the grocery store and wouldn't let me pay her for them. When I needed a colonoscopy, she took off work to take me. She mowed my lawn one time when I was trying to mow it myself and it was too hot out for me and I was trying to do it after work. She finished mowing it. She has put my trash barrels out for me when the weather is bad. She took me to eat on my birthday. Anytime I need something she is there. If I don't feel well, she keeps her cell phone on all night in case I need help.

Who do you think deserves a badge of merit? Cast your vote below:

COVID is back! Or that is what we’re being told anyway...

A recent spike in COVID cases has triggered the left's alarm bells, and the following institutions have begun to reinstate COVID-era mandates. You might want to avoid them if you enjoy breathing freely...

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There was a time when both the Left and the Right agreed that parents have the final say in raising their children... Not anymore.

In the People's Republic of California, the STATE, not parents, will determine whether children should undergo transgender treatments. The California state legislature just passed a law that will require judges in child custody cases to consider whether parents support a child’s gender transition. According to the law, the state now thinks total affirmation is an integral part of a child’s “health, safety, and welfare.”

We are inching closer to a dystopia where the state, not the parents, have ultimate rights over their children, a history that people from former Soviet nations would feign repeating.

Glenn dove into the law AND MORE in this episode titled, "Parental Advisory: The EXPLICIT plot to control YOUR kids." To get all the research that went into this episode AND information on how YOU can fight back, enter your email address below:

If you didn't catch Wednesday night's Glenn TV special, be sure to check it out HERE!

The Biden admin has let in MORE illegal aliens than the populations of THESE 15 states

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There are currently an estimated 16.8 MILLION illegal aliens residing in the United States as of June 2023, according to the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR). This number is already 1.3 million higher than FAIR's January 2022 estimate of 15.5 million and a 2.3 million increase from its end-of-2020 estimate. Even Democrats like New York City's Mayor Adams Mayor Adams are waking up to what Conservatives have been warning for years: we are in a border CRISIS.

However, this isn't the same border crisis that Republicans were warning about back in 2010. In the first two years of the Biden administration alone, the illegal alien population increased by 16 PERCENT nationwide, imposing a whopping net cost of $150.6 BILLION PER YEAR on American taxpayers. That is nearly DOUBLE the total amount that the Biden administration has sent to Ukraine.

This isn't the same border crisis that Republicans were warning about back in 2010.

These large numbers often make it difficult to conceptualize the sheer impact of illegal immigration on the United States. To put it in perspective, we have listed ALL 15 states and the District of Colombia that have smaller populations than the 2.3 MILLION illegal immigrants, who have entered the U.S. under the Biden administration. That is more than the entire populations of Wyoming, Vermont, and South Dakota COMBINED—and the American taxpayers have to pay the price.

Here are all 16 states/districts that have FEWER people than the illegal immigrants who have entered the U.S. under the Biden administration.

1. New Mexico

Population: 2,110,011

2. Idaho

Population: 1,973,752

3. Nebraska

Population: 1,972,292

4. West Virginia

Population: 1,764,786

5. Hawaii

Population: 1,433,238

6. New Hampshire

Population: 1,402,957

7. Maine

Population: 1,393,442

8. Montana

Population: 1,139,507

9. Rhode Island

Population: 1,090,483

10. Delaware

Population: 1,031,985

11. South Dakota

Population: 923,484

12. North Dakota

Population: 780,588

13. Alaska

Population: 732,984

14. Washington DC

Population: 674,815

15. Vermont

Population: 647,156

16. Wyoming

Population: 583,279

POLL: Should the Government control the future of AI?

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Earlier this week, tech titans, lawmakers, and union leaders met on Capitol Hill to discuss the future of AI regulation. The three-hour meeting boasted an impressive roster of tech leaders including, Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Google CEO Sundar Pichai, OpenAI CEO Sam Altman, and others, along with more than 60 US Senators.

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The meeting was closed to the public, so what was exactly discussed is unknown. However, what we do know is that a majority of the CEOs support AI regulation, the most vocal of which is Elon Musk. During the meeting, Musk called AI "a double-edged sword" and strongly pushed for regulation in the interest of public safety.

A majority of the CEOs support AI regulation.

Many other related issues were discussed, including the disruption AI has caused to the job market. As Glenn has discussed on his program, the potential for AI to alter or destroy jobs is very real, and many have already felt the effects. From taxi drivers to Hollywood actors and writers, AI's presence can be felt everywhere and lawmakers are unsure how to respond.

The potential for AI to alter or destroy jobs is very real.

Ultimately, the meeting's conclusion was less than decisive, with several Senators making comments to the tune of "we need more time before we act." The White House is expected to release an executive order regarding AI regulation by the end of the year. But now it's YOUR turn to tell us what YOU think needs to be done!

Should A.I. be regulated?

Can the government be trusted with the power to regulate A.I.? 

Can Silicon Valley be trusted to regulate AI? 

Should AI development be slowed for safety, despite its potential advantages?

If a job can be done cheaper and better by AI, should it be taken away from a human?

Do you feel that your job is threatened by AI?