The far-left’s power and influence spreads to every sector of American society — and that includes the economy. Conservatives MUST find ways to create a ‘parallel economy,’ Glenn says, especially now with ESG and new developments within the banking community. Rob Collins, the founder of Coign, joins Glenn to explain how his new credit card — ‘the conservative credit card’ — helps U.S. citizens further American freedom every time they swipe…
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GLENN: Now, I have been talking to you about a parallel economy. And I want to bring to you, different things that people are doing to help. And we are playing a -- a nasty game of catchup. I talked about the Tides Foundation, what? Fifteen years ago. The Tides Foundation, this network of money, has just -- is astounding, as you will see tonight, on what the left is doing. And it's all shady. I don't want to be involved in anything shady. But I do want to stop giving my money to places that are not helping. There is a new credit card, that is coming out. And I want to make sure that I understand it. The credit card -- it's a credit card for conservatives. It's called Coign. C-O-I-G-N. And Rob Collins is the guy who is launching this. He's the founder. Rob, how are you, sir?
ROB: I'm good. Thanks for having me on. I'm a long time listener, so really appreciate being on your show.
GLENN: So people -- so they know who you are. They founded the American Action Network. You ran the National Republican Senatorial Campaign in 2014, which was a good year. You also were the confirmation Sherpa for Neil Gorsuch. With Donald Trump. Okay. So you've been around. You know the game that everybody is playing. Tell me what's happening here, with Coign.
ROB: Well, as you just described, I spent a lot of time of my 20s, 30s, in politics. And, you know, invested a lot of that energy I had, to have the elections, I loved it. And it was great. But I just started to see, while politics are critical, and that's how we make our policy. We have to start innovating in the private sector. You know, we have to start disrupting the model. Because it is so skewed against 40, 50 million Americans. That if we don't innovate in the private sector, we're never going to be able to catch up. The Tides Foundation, as you said, the top ten credit cards have given over a million and a half dollars. And let me assure you, there is no analogous contribution for thinking differently. And conservatives have just been left out. And our voices, you know, sometimes they rise up, and we've seen that in the last week. But genuinely, it's just a dull murmur. Because we're spread throughout the credit system. You know, we talk about it. We complain to one another. But for the largest ideological group in America, we're out of the public square. You know, we have to whisper even amongst ourselves, about things that we don't like. And this is just a way for folks who like to talk about it. And folks who are just quiet, and want to give back to know two things. One, with Coign, you'll get a great credit card. You make one percent cashback. All the protection. Visa. All the stuff you expect from every other credit card you have. But every time you swipe Coign, our company will take a piece of the merchant fee, and contribute it to conservatory. And we'll have a system where folks will be able to vote and feel like, hey. They asked me to do something. I got my card. I used it. And once a quarter, we'll have. Four or five charities, we'll put up for vote. And I voted for a charity. And then got 40, $50 to do good things that I really support. And next time, I'll have different charities. But, you know, our biggest thing is trying to hen people, find that voice again. And find that collective action, that says, hey. You know, I'll listen to us. And also feel good, that their commerce is investing in things that they believe in.
GLENN: I think that's really important. I'm very concerned about the ESG standards and the banking community. And this is still tied to the banking community. Right? You're using MasterCard and Visa, as your back bone, right?
ROB: Well, yes. Disrupting is hard.
GLENN: Yeah, I know. Believe me. I know.
ROB: Yeah, you can't cede 50 years of control, to the left. And say, we would like it back.
GLENN: Right. Right. ERIC: I can tell you -- I mean, we have true patriots, as investors, who -- because we went to the respectable places. We went to the venture funds, and they say -- we start by saying, hey, we have 40 percent of the American public, that's looking for something. We have the market research. And they say great. And we say conservative, and they say, not interested. GLENN: That's crazy.
ROB: Yeah. I mean, these are conservatives, own their own home, own their own car, married. You know, they are the cream of the credit crop. And yet, we -- we would get the door slammed in our face. Because we would say the C-word. So we would -- we had to go to -- to really people who -- who understand the movement. And are willing to invest in a parallel economy.
ROB: Styles. And if it wasn't for them, I wouldn't be on your show today. And that's just the reality of where we are.
GLENN: What is the main goal? You see this in five years. What is your hope that this turns into?
ROB: A, we can -- we can donate tens of millions. Hundreds of millions of dollars, to conservative charities.
GLENN: Now, wait hang on just a second. When you say conservative charities, what kind of -- I know it's going to be up for a vote. But are you thinking, for instance, First Liberty, ones that are defending things in the court? Or, you know, like something that is going to rescue people?
ROB: I think there are two ways to look at it. Which is we'd love to have people from -- we've launched yesterday, and we've already had probably 30 to 40 emails, of people saying, hey, consider this. So we would like to have a rotation.
ROB: And we would like to have broad categories. You know -- you know, like inched earlier, you were talking about Tunnel2Towers. I mean, we would love to partner with great veteran charities that aren't afraid of conservatives. Education.
ROB: Religious freedom. The smaller and smarter government. Conservation. Kind of offer folks --
GLENN: Got it.
ROB: You know, we want to have a broad spectrum. But we want to rotate out the charities. You know, we would love to find smaller charities that are starting up, and giving them a little boost. But also support bigger ones. You know, we really. The biggest thing for us, we want to make sure they're conservative. And we want to make sure that if our folks -- there are customer's money, that they deliver. They're transparent. You know, they have their charity rating firms. That these are good charities. And that they really, that the ROI for folks, is tangible. That's really important.
GLENN: So how do people get involved with Coign?
ROB: You can go to our website. COIGN.com. And like us on, you know, whatever social media, you know, Facebook. You know, we're all over the place. Just try to -- and then just tell your friends. Instead of saying, you know, under -- behind closed doors. Is this so terrible? Tell your friends to join this. Let's have an open conversation. And let's get back to kind of where we've always been in the country. Which is, A, you can speak your mind. But also, you don't have the corporation, funding causes that -- it's not enough, that they pushed their own worldview. They don't like us. And they're trying to push us out.
ROB: And indoctrinate our kids. And tell us what to think, and how to act. It should be, you know what, you're a customer of ours, and we respect you. Not you should respect us.
GLENN: Yeah. I know that we have a sponsor of Patriot Mobile, and they've done the same thing. They're on the same cell tower, so they're -- they're renting space from these big guys. So they can provide the coverage. But I know I'm a member, because I don't want to give the big cell companies, any of my money. I know I have to, you know -- Patriot Mobile is paying them a little bit for the space on the tower. But at this point, that's the best option we have. I want to stop giving these people money. And this is a -- just like Patriot Mobile. This is another way to do it. With your credit card. So if you have Visa, MasterCard, or anything. You might want to consider today, going to Coign.com. That's C-O-I-G-N. Any reason you spelled it that way, other than because you couldn't get coin.com?
ROB: You nailed it. We wanted a short, clean website. We wanted a short, clean name. We know we'll have a little -- we have name building to do, but just we like the alliteration for Coign card for conservatives.
GLENN: Yeah. Coign.com. C-O-I-G-N.com. Coign.com. Rob, thank you very much, let us know how it's going.
ROB: We love it. Thanks, appreciate it.
GLENN: You bet. Buh-bye.