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'Open Our Hearts' to Illegals

Glenn Beck's plan to show compassion.

Jul. 10, 2014

Radio and TV personality Glenn Beck is doing something about the influx of illegal aliens – he’s bringing food and toys to illegal minors who’ve been detained. On July 19, Beck plans to spend his own money to bring tractor-trailers full of goods to illegal children in McAllen, Texas. “Through no fault of their own, they are caught in political crossfire,” Beck said. “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.” Red State’s Eric Erickson thinks Beck is doing the right thing: “I do not think the government should be helping these people stay here. I do not think the government should be bussing them to other places. I do not think we should let these people stay here. But I think while here we should, in private charity, show mercy and give comfort where we can.” That compassion is exactly what government can never provide. More…

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