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Glen Beck's Kindler, Gentler Exploitation of the Border Crisis
American Thinker ^ | 07/28/2014 | John Bennett

Posted on 07/28/2014 5:45:04 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Glen Beck’s “charity” charade is neither conservative nor, in my opinion, Christian.  This nation’s charitable impulses have already been exploited beyond belief through decades’ worth of lax immigration enforcement.  The most likely outcome of Beck’s “charity” act is that it will diminish the rule of law and undermine conservative goals.

With his flippant gift-giving, Beck (and his colleagues like Dana Loesch) will make it harder for America to reduce illegal immigration, maintain our sovereignty, and restrain the welfare state.  How could teddy bears and soccer balls have such an impact?  The short answer is that giving door prizes to illegal aliens will have the unintended consequence of encouraging further illegal entry.

For starters, true Christian charity is not supposed to go along with self-promotion.  On this point, Breitbart’s John Nolte very aptly points to Matthew 6:1-4:

Beware of practicing your righteousness before men to be noticed by them; otherwise you have no reward with your Father who is in heaven. “So when you give to the poor, do not sound a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, so that they may be honored by men.”

Beck is sounding his trumpet in the most obnoxious and self-serving manner imaginable.  Proof positive: in speaking of The Blaze’s coverage of the Glen Beck's charity charade, Beck actually said, “That should be the number-one retweeted story.”  Beck has forfeited his claim to charity; he is engaged in ostensibly altruistic self-promotion.  


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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Mexico; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2016election; aliens; bloggers; bordercrisis; election2016; glennbeck; hillaryclinton; hitlery; illegals; immigration

1 posted on 07/28/2014 5:45:04 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Beck certainly does look like he is trying to be the story, the way he has interjected himself into this orchestrated nightmare.


2 posted on 07/28/2014 5:56:14 AM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Who is this Glen Beck? Are you referring to the movie actor Glen J. Beck?
3 posted on 07/28/2014 6:04:04 AM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: SeekAndFind

BULLSHITE!

Beck is advocating the feeding and clothing of PAWNS being used and abused illegally by 0bama...

He has consistently been on the side of the rule of law and to SEND THEM HOME...

I guess American Thinker doesn’t actually listen do they?


4 posted on 07/28/2014 6:04:57 AM PDT by bfh333 ("We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality.")
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To: SeekAndFind

Glen Beck is a complete idiot. . . . . .


5 posted on 07/28/2014 6:06:05 AM PDT by DeaconRed (I see why they want our guns. Thank you founding fathers for the second amendment.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Guess GB never heard of “But when you give to the poor, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing”


6 posted on 07/28/2014 6:08:15 AM PDT by MNDude
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To: SeekAndFind

To use ‘humanitarian concerns’ and religious motivation to sustain and/or enlarge this border invasion is certainly anything else BUT Christian.

He should just go back to the bottle.


7 posted on 07/28/2014 6:09:28 AM PDT by Gaffer
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8 posted on 07/28/2014 6:09:48 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: SeekAndFind

A crying, womanly Teddy Bear distributor.

He’s our anniying goyish Geraldo Rivera.


9 posted on 07/28/2014 6:10:18 AM PDT by gaijin
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To: SeekAndFind

It has been interesting and disappointing for me to see how Dana Loesch has followed Beck’s lead on this.


10 posted on 07/28/2014 6:10:57 AM PDT by IamConservative (If fighting fire with fire is a good idea, why do the pros use water?)
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To: SeekAndFind

Kindler? As in helping to start a fire?


11 posted on 07/28/2014 6:14:31 AM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To win the country back, we need to be as mean as the libs say we are.)
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To: SeekAndFind; All
Glenn's name has TWO "n"s in it.

Leni

12 posted on 07/28/2014 6:15:43 AM PDT by MinuteGal (Combined US Senate & House has completely lost its voice, its compass, its patriotism & its soul!)
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To: bfh333

I agree. While I am not in any way a lockstep beck follower, I think he is doing overall good here. Am I convinced this had to be done? No. But I think leading the way in providing proactive care (by people, not bureaucracy) is a reasonable thing to do. Beck’ mission now is clearly changed to break through the traditional left/right lines of debate and look to do things that cross that divide. He thinks the only way to alter the course in our nations decline is to think differently and bring people together who otherwise would be at odds. In that sense, this action makes perfect sense. Big picture, he sees helping these people is good and still stand for deportation back home and stronger border defense in the long run. He thinks this action is a better step to get the right actions underway as opposed to letting the left demagogue their way to open borders.

As said, I can’t say he’s right or wrong. I do think it is done for the right reasons, and I don’t think his actions in a vacuum have any impact on more or less people coming over the border in the future.


13 posted on 07/28/2014 6:15:51 AM PDT by ilgipper
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To: ilgipper

Beck is like Ted Baxter. Both say things against their grain-gets them noticed. George Will on Fox caved also.


14 posted on 07/28/2014 6:25:01 AM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: DIRTYSECRET

He needs to take attention away from his views on rape.


15 posted on 07/28/2014 6:26:02 AM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: ilgipper

“Do Not Feed the Bears”.

There is a reason such behavior is prohibited.

Beck is busy feeding the bears.


16 posted on 07/28/2014 6:41:07 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle (If America falls, darkness will cover the earth for a thousand years.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Glen Beck has a good thing going, its not in his interests that things improve or change in any way.


17 posted on 07/28/2014 6:43:59 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: SeekAndFind

Soccer balls and teddy bears as “door prizes” for illegal alien invaders. ROTFL!


18 posted on 07/28/2014 6:51:05 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (America is not a refugee camp! It is my home!!!)
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To: MinuteGal

RE: Glenn’s name has TWO “n”s in it.

Don’t blame me, blame the author. I’m just copying and pasting the title AS IS.


19 posted on 07/28/2014 6:52:14 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (If at first you don't succeed, put it out for beta test.)
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To: bfh333

American Thinker seems much clearer on the subject than some of Beck’s adoring fans.

With Beck, it ALWAYS has to be about him. He actually told people to take note that HE, the person who was so maligned and misunderstood, was the person spearheading that misguided effort. He is driven by emotion and by ego.

Then he condemned conservatives for not falling into line with his stunt, calling them judgmental and “pusses.” (Pretty rich from someone who bawls like a woman and says he’s the most feminine man on earth).

As for the foolishness of his actions, Rick Perry noted that the invaders are calling their relatives, describing the wonderful treatment they’re receiving, and urging them to come on up. Beck, with his desire to play Santa Claus, shares part of the blame.


20 posted on 07/28/2014 6:53:00 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: SeekAndFind

Glenn needs another drink.


21 posted on 07/28/2014 6:57:18 AM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: SeekAndFind

Glenn learned the business from watching Elmer Gantry and A Face in the Crowd double feature.


22 posted on 07/28/2014 7:01:31 AM PDT by glyptol
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To: Fiji Hill

And...’Kindler’?


23 posted on 07/28/2014 7:03:13 AM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Please $upport Free Republic.)
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To: CatherineofAragon

Listen to the lyrics in his theme music, fed cry in out loud.


24 posted on 07/28/2014 7:08:13 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: skeeter

Do I have to? Please don’t make me, LOL.


25 posted on 07/28/2014 7:16:18 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: bfh333

Teddy Bears and Soccor ball are not edible. We all pay taxes so the US govt can house and feed these illegals til we send them back.

Glenn Beck always has his own creepy agenda no matter what he is up to. He’s a nut with a messianic complex.


26 posted on 07/28/2014 7:29:43 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Beck is a guy who cain’t say NO,
He’s in a terrible fix!
Just when he should say NO,
He says “Come on let’s GO!”


27 posted on 07/28/2014 7:36:29 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Contestant:
I will take ‘Salesmanship’ for 1000 Alex

Alex Trebek:
One who uses aggressive, showy, and sometimes devious methods to promote or sell a product.

Contestant:
What is a huckster

Alex Trebek:
I’m sorry, the correct answer is ‘Who is Glenn Beck?’


28 posted on 07/28/2014 7:48:18 AM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: Protect the Bill of Rights

*snicker*


29 posted on 07/28/2014 8:33:50 AM PDT by hummingbird (Mark Levin and Article 5. Period.)
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To: bfh333; All

Agreed Glen Beck has consistently advocated that the illegal alien children be sent home. However while they are in the custody of the US govt. they must be treated in a humane & professional manner.

The folks at American Thinker don’t care about that they want only to scream/yell about how tough they are on illegal immigration.


30 posted on 07/28/2014 8:36:07 AM PDT by Nebr FAL owner
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To: Georgia Girl 2

Your “statist” slip is showing...

We pay taxes to secure the border. THAT is what is in the constitution. I’m not sure about YOUR faith, but mine teaches me that we are to care for our fellow man... NOT the US gov’t...

If we are simply caring for them before they are deported, I can sleep well knowing that A PRIVATE CITIZEN & CHARITY helped to do that...

I can’t speak on Glenn Beck’s agenda or “complex”... In this case, he’s doing good work...


31 posted on 07/28/2014 9:21:15 AM PDT by bfh333 ("We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality.")
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To: Protect the Bill of Rights

No one forces you to watch, listen, support, etc Glenn Beck... If he is a huckster, then buyer beware...

Would you advocate stopping a private citizen from doing charitable work?

Your contribution (or lack thereof) is duly noted...


32 posted on 07/28/2014 9:26:37 AM PDT by bfh333 ("We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality.")
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To: bfh333

You can’t eat teddy bears and soccer balls. That’s called theatrics. That’s Beck.


33 posted on 07/28/2014 9:47:27 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

Strangely enough, you and I agree on some of Beck’s tactics... I can look past the “theatrics” and see that PRIVATE, DONATED MONEY is being used for teddy bears & soccer balls...

Should I care how the money is used if I donated to Mercury One as long as it is being used for good?

You seem to have a problem with children (pawns) being happy and cared for... Your anger is misdirected...


34 posted on 07/28/2014 11:55:32 AM PDT by bfh333 ("We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality.")
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To: bfh333
No one forces you to watch, listen, support, etc Glenn Beck

I don't.

Would you advocate stopping a private citizen from doing charitable work?

Nope. Never even suggested it.

Your contribution (or lack thereof) is duly noted...

Not sure if you mean :

1. contribution (or lack thereof) to the thread?
This is mild. I have posted much more mindless thoughts on one or 2 threads in my years at FR.

2. contribution (or lack thereof) to society in general
How would you know?

35 posted on 07/28/2014 12:24:47 PM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: bfh333

“Your anger is misdirected”

No my anger if you want to call it that is directed at Glenn Beck. He’s a charlatan IMO and I stopped paying any attention to him awhile ago. I am not alone in this line of thinking. So don’t cry for me.

In addition these “children” are for the most part 16 and up gang tatted males who are being held shoulder to shoulder in detention centers. They are not going to appreciate a teddy bear and its hard to play soccer in 20X30 holding cell. The money would have been better used to buy plane tickets back to the country they came from.

These kids need to be housed humanely and fed and kept the minimal amount of time it takes to turn them around and send them back. That’s it.


36 posted on 07/28/2014 1:42:38 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

I’m no Beck apologist... Your mileage may vary -and- buyer beware...

No one is advocating allowing them to stay including Beck. I’m pretty sure that for the most part there ARE children who could benefit from some charity from private citizens...

I’m sure you have links as to the photos or eye witness accounts of all the gang members lined in the cells...

Just admit you don’t like Beck and jumped on the thread for some good ole Beck Bashing...

By the way, he supports an Article V convention as well... You can hate him for that too....


37 posted on 07/28/2014 4:24:09 PM PDT by bfh333 ("We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality.")
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To: SeekAndFind

38 posted on 07/28/2014 4:40:27 PM PDT by lonevoice (Life is short. Make fun of it.)
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To: bfh333

Look you are a Beck bot and that’s OK. Everybody has a hero. He’s just not one of mine. Everytime I look at the guy hidden agenda comes to mind.

If Beck is so religious then why isn’t he following the teachings of Jesus and giving his charity in a quiet way instead of blowing his trumpet over it?


39 posted on 07/28/2014 5:15:19 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

Thanks for those links... I see you’ve avoided it as usual... More hyperbole about the gang members I see...

Beck has a UNIQUE opportunity to raise money by “trumpeting”... He has raised I believe north of 2 million... Have you helped keyboard cowgirl other than bitch the government should be doing it?

But alas, we’ll wait for the government to handle things as you indicated in your earlier post... Who’s the bot, statist?

You should read my tagline... You are one of the reasons I have it... The REALITY is the invasion is on... Helping to feed and cloth children (and give them a teddy bear or soccer ball) is the least we can do before deporting them...


40 posted on 07/28/2014 7:16:38 PM PDT by bfh333 ("We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality.")
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To: bfh333

I just was smart enough not to join the Beck cult.

I’m a constitutionalist. What that means is that I expect the Constitution to be followed. One of the enumerated powers of the US govt is to secure our borders and protect our sovereignty. Its not statist genius its the Constitution. These illegals need to be forcibly stopped at the border and not even let across. If they cross they need to be detained given food, water and sent right back not Teddy Bears and soccer balls.


41 posted on 07/29/2014 8:12:38 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

The border is a separate issue. That is in fact a power that the government SHOULD exercise with force... That’s not the discussion or what is being debated...

Private citizens & charities who want to feed, cloth & comfort CHILDREN (still waiting for those links) while they are waiting to be deported should be OK in your mind and that of American Thinker...

Oh wait... “That’s what we pay taxes for”...

Those were your words... I don’t believe caring for detainees is enumerated... Private charity does it much better...

You should look into Mercury One’s charitable endeavors... No cult member here... lol


42 posted on 07/29/2014 10:16:13 AM PDT by bfh333 ("We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality.")
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To: bfh333

Well since you seem like a person who keeps up I’m sure you have looked at Drudge today and seen the article about the militia on the border. And since I’m sure you have read that article and looked at the 69 photos then you have seen at least 20 or more photos that show almost all the “children” are teenagers and male. I’m sure you noticed that the pics of smaller children show them with their mothers. I’m also sure you noticed that they are all in detention holding cells jammed in like sardines and it would take an act of God to get a good soccer game going. Try handing Teddy Bears out to that bunch. What a joke!


43 posted on 07/29/2014 10:21:24 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Glen Beck is the wingnut cuckold of the left. He sold out to someone on the left. The more time that passes the nuttier he gets.


44 posted on 08/03/2014 6:59:31 PM PDT by ColdSteelTalon (Light is fading to shadow, and casting its shroud over all we have known...)
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