VOTE: You decide who gets a Badge of Merit (Round 2)

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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. Bill, the Reliable

Bill is a 70 year old man living in the hills of West Virginia. He was nominated by his neighbor, a paraplegic combat veteran, who says, because he likes to stay active, he gets himself into “all kinds of troubles.” Anytime he finds himself in one of these situations, Bill is his first call.

His nominator wrote:

Bill will check on me at least once a day, sometimes twice, and even more if he knows my wife is gone or he hears me tinkering around outside or in the garage… If he hears me banging, grinding, welding, or whatever, he will walk over to see if I am ok, or need any help…all I need to do is make a phone call and Bill comes running to help. Oftentimes, he hears me coming, and is in the driveway or field waiting on me before I even get the chance to call.

Bill tends to his neighbors’ farm free of charge, and even lets his neighbors’ cattle graze on his property. If Bill hears his neighbor mowing the grass, he gets right out there on his mower to help him. He even walks his neighbor's 11-year-old dog on the mile hike to pick up the mail for him. His nominator said he can always count on Bill for anything he needs. All of this while having a family of his own to care for, and being 70 years old himself.

His nominator said:

Bill is a living example of what I believe Jesus intended when He said "You should Love your Neighbor as yourself!"

'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.' This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments. (Matthew 22:34)

2. Heather, the Selfless

Heather was nominated for her service to the homeless community of Anchorage, Alaska. Her nominator described her, saying:

She knows hundreds of the homeless by name, and knows their stories too, and they love her. She has invited them into her home, clothed them, fed them, lovingly washed maggots out of their hair, de-escalated fights and disarmed them. She plans sober outings with them to encourage them to stop drinking, and celebrates with them when they do.

Heather has even sustained injuries from the people she serves, yet she forgives and loves anyway. Heather has a heart for the people that most forget about. Her nominator wrote:

While the rest of us only see a brief mention in the news of a body found, or the number of homeless that didn't survive the dip in temperatures, she worries for them on cold nights, and grieves for them when they pass away. … She walks this life like Jesus more than anyone I have ever know.

Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me. (Matthew 25:40)

3. Conley, the Good

Conley is an eleven year old boy from North Carolina.

His father describes him as "the most intelligent, trustworthy, reliable, kind hearted, and remarkable 11-year-old I know.”

Conley holds doors open for everyone, and makes sure to say “ma’am,” “sir,” “please,” and “thank you.” At his Little League game, one of his teammates hit a line drive, and the ball hit a player on the opposite team right in the chest. The umpires, coaches, and Conley all instinctively ran over to him to help. He’s become a fan favorite at the ballpark.

At home, his Dad says:

We can ask him to do something, and with little to no grumbling at all he does it. He takes the dog out, he takes the trash out, he carries the mail up to my dad's house next door, he helps me outside, he helps his mom cook, and helps with the garden.

But most importantly, in his Dad’s view, is that he takes care of his little brother.

Jamie (his little brother) can call for him, and Conley will stop whatever he's doing to go help him. Conley fixes lunch everyday for Jamie, then fixes his own lunch. Conley changed Jamie's diapers when he was still wearing diapers.

On top of all that, Conley loves U.S. history, and knows that all of his blessings come from God. We can only pray the next generation is made up of kids like Conley.

Even children are known by the way they act, whether their conduct is pure, and whether it is right. (Proverbs 20:11)

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

The Left and their lapdog media are STILL busy looking for anyone and anything to blame for January 6. Their goal is to make "extremists" out of half of America, and Christians are next in line.

Faith is now on trial in the media, which dramatically reports lies like “a rise in a white Christian nationalist movement,” “The GOP: A party of Christian nationalists,” “It’s a radically anti-democratic ideology,” “Stamp the entire Republican Party as fans of this white Christian nationalism,” and “When they envision ‘one nation under God,’ it is a White Christian Nation.”

WRONG.

On "Glenn TV" Wednesday, Glenn Beck brings the definitive proof that America’s heritage is NOT “white Christian nationalism.” It’s important to understand – and be able to explain why – acknowledging the historical reality of America’s Christian heritage is NOT the same thing as “white Christian nationalism.”

The attacks to smear any recognition of Christian influence in America’s founding as a dangerous threat to democracy do not hold up to honest scrutiny. Do not accept this dangerous smear campaign, and share this fact-filled rebuttal with your friends.

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After getting WALLOPED in Wyoming, Liz Cheney thinks she could win the White House in 2024

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Wyoming Republicans have sent Rep. Liz Cheney — and the Republican Party — a "massive message" by voting her out of Congress, but it now looks like Cheney is trying to turn this into an Abraham Lincoln moment.

After seeming to compare herself to former President Abraham Lincoln, who "was defeated in elections for the Senate and the House before he won the most important election of all" during a speech Tuesday night, Cheney appeared on NBC's "TODAY" show Wednesday and told host Savannah Guthrie that she's "thinking about" a White House run.

Is it possible she didn't get the message?

On the radio program Wednesday, Glenn Beck and producer Stu Burguiere marveled at Cheney's tone-deaf response to Tuesday's devastating defeat, which, surprisingly, was not even the weirdest thing about this election.

"I think a humiliating and devastating loss puts you right where you need to be to launch a presidential campaign. Don't you think?" Glenn asked.

"Let me ask Beto O'Rourke. Hold on one second. I'll get him on the phone," Stu joked. "I mean, really, what is the constituency for a Liz Cheney presidency? She basically runs the state of Wyoming, and her family runs the state of Wyoming, and she got 29% of the vote there. So what is the constituency, other than the possibility of running as an independent candidate to shave votes from Donald Trump?"

"She's going to be brave and she's going to take that stage with Donald Trump ... She's going to be the one that takes him on and she will last all of about 45 seconds," Glenn said. "He will pummel her."

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'Bye bye Liz Cheney': Donald Trump Jr. EASILY triggers liberals​​​​​​ with just one silly tweet

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Donald Trump Jr. celebrated Wyoming Republican Rep. Liz Cheney's humiliating defeat in her state's GOP primary by releasing a 30-second video that was clearly intended to trigger the Trump-hating liberals on Twitter — and, naturally, it worked like a charm.

Rep. Cheney was defeated by Trump-backed challenger Harriet Hageman on Tuesday in the Republican primary for Wyoming's at-large congressional district.

Don Jr. took to Twitter to poke fun at Cheney's loss by posting a video montage of his father, former President Donald Trump, dancing with the caption, "Bye bye @Liz_Cheney. On the bright side at least you won’t have to pretend to be from Wyoming anymore."

Hoo boy, talk about kicking the hornets' nest. The reactions on Twitter were so predictably full of vulgarity, name-calling, and low-brow insults that we can't share most of them here, but you've seen it all before.

Don Jr. has had an interesting couple of days on Twitter. Just yesterday he was actually vindicated by fact-checkers (yes, you read that right) who called BS on a widely circulated but completely fabricated tweet that made it look like he was bashing his father's supporters.

Don Jr. joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to weigh in on the FBI’s Mar-a-Lago raid and explain why he believes the Justice Department targeted his father and pedaled lies to justify it. He also gave his advice on what conservatives can do to peacefully and lawfully stand up against a system that's ignoring their rights.

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ATF agent caught taking photos of gun-buyer personal info — insists she's definitely NOT 'creating a registry'

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Black Metal Firearms owner David Nagel originally recorded on video an ATF inspector taking pictures of his company’s documents to show what the gun industry is up against in the current political climate, but what he caught on camera has now gone viral.

Nagel joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to reveal exactly what happened the day he captured the shocking video, the threats made by that ATF inspector against his regular customers, and the insults she hurled toward all gun owners.

According to Nagel, Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives Industry Operations Inspector Pamela Scott began conducting a routine review, but things quickly went sideways when she started taking photos of the shop's detailed sales records — including the identities of every gun buyer.

Nagel said he confronted Scott and even asked if she was "creating a registry," by collecting the personal information of his customers.

"No, that would be illegal," she allegedly answered.

That's when Nagel decided it was time to capture Scott's actions on video.

"We had quite a bit of recording," he told Glenn. "But a lot of it, we were not able to share because there was personal information visible in it, you know, contact numbers and things of that sort. So, we didn't want to put [all of the video] on blast."

The little bit he did "blast" out on Instagram garnered tens of thousands of views and received a wide range of both outrage and support.

Nagel went on to explain how Scott responded when he told her his customers would not be comfortable with her collecting their information.

"She said, 'well, it sounds like your customers are just being paranoid. Maybe I should look into them a little bit more.' Which I thought was really creepy," Nagel said.

"That's a threat," Glenn stated.

"And she said, 'you have a few gun nuts in there.' And I politely corrected her. I prefer gun enthusiasts. And she said, 'no, they're nuts,'" Nagel told Glenn. "That was a kind of backhanded way of describing the average American. Because, if we're all nuts, then what are you governing us for?"

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