Glenn Beck has made an announcement that’s sure to upset a lot of people who are tired with the steady, and increasing, flow of illegals over the U.S.-Mexico border. On July 19, he plans to bring soccer balls, teddy bears and warm meals to illegal immigrant children who have been detained in Texas.
Beck believes that we as Americans must “open our hearts” to the illegal children, so he’s going to travel to McAllen with tractor trailer loads of supplies and pass them out to those who have unlawfully entered America.
“I’ve never taken a position more deadly to my career than this – and I have never, ever taken a position that is more right than this,” Beck said, according to TheBlaze.
Beck said he’s going to be joined by Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Tex.) and Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah), along with a number of priests and rabbis. He also asked for the help of his listeners by donating to his charity, MercuryOne, but said that “If you don’t want to be involved in this, you don’t have to be,” and you can earmark your donations for other projects like building hospitals or “preserving American history.”
“Through no fault of their own, they are caught in political crossfire,” Beck said of the children. “And while we continue to put pressure on Washington and change its course of lawlessness, we must also help. It is not either, or. It is both. We have to be active in the political game, and we must open our hearts.”
Beck said that “everybody” told him not to do other things in the past like calling out radical Islam, but he ignored them and is glad he did. He said that he’s hearing the same types of protests in this situation and that people are accusing him of betraying the republic, but believes that it’s our obligation to help care for those children.
“We’re going to fill some tractor-trailers with food, with water,” Beck said. “The churches have asked us if we could bring teddy bears and soccer balls, so we’ve loaded up a whole tractor-trailer of nothing but teddy bears and soccer balls. And then I’m going to go serve breakfast and lunch, and I’m going to help unload these trucks, hot meals for 3,000. That’s what we’re doing.”
Many of the illegals crossing into America have been found to have deadly contagious diseases, and some have violent histories as gang members, but Beck remains undeterred. He emphasized that the United States should be accessible to “all those fleeing poverty and violence.”
“When America stops being good, we are no longer able to be great,” Beck concluded.