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Glenn Beck’s “Never Again Is Now” Strikes The Right Chords

I don’t follow Glenn Beck closely and am late to this story. That said, as I sat down this morning to figure out what #NeverAgainIsNow was all about, I was struck by the glorious realization that Americans were participating in action without requiring the government to do it for them. Such thinking should and must be encouraged!

What is Glenn Beck up to? Glenn Beck has established something called the Nazarene Fund, aiming to raise 10 Million Dollars to rescue Christian families from the jaws of ISIS.

The Nazarene Fund will rescue the persecuted Christians and minority groups in the Middle East. Between now and December 2015 our goal is to raise $10 million dollars to save over 400 families from regions ISIS has taken over. ISIS has used the Nazarene sign to symbolize death – we will use it to symbolize life. –NeverAgainIsNow

This is fantastic. We cannot trust our government, especially our current regime, to help Christians in the Near East – and it would be an act of sheer stupidity to wait around for this US Government to do something good in the world. If you want something good done in this world, you better band together and get it done yourselves.

While I fully support this effort and encourage everyone to give charitably to this cause, I cannot help but to be encouraged by the independent action of average Americans trying to add their voice, money, and effort to address real problems facing our world. This is simply beautiful. Could you imagine if Americans began just cutting governments out of their lives by banding together to solve their own problems?

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I live in a development whose roads aren’t paid for or regulated by the state. We, as a community, pay for and care for our own roads. While difficult in rural areas, could you imagine if the majority of communities decided that their roads were their own and took responsibility for them? I’ve heard a lot of people complain about HOA’s, but like any organization, an HOA will be as effective as the people running it. You’ve got a lot more power and influence as a homeowner in an HOA than you do as a citizen of the State of Virginia. The more local something is, the more efficient and effective it will be. Fewer middle men, fewer pay offs, less graft, waste, and fraud.

If you want to help save Christian Families overseas, here’s the Nazarene Fund link one more time. While our government refuses to help, there are still steps we can take without them. Just remember, this isn’t only true in this circumstance. It’s almost always true. We don’t need to wait on our governments for everything. We’ve got to get out of that toxic mindset and remember that we are free, we are sovereign, and there are few things we can’t accomplish on our own together.

 


Article written by: Steven Brodie Tucker