On Monday, an article in Rare — a news site “built by conservatives for conservatives” — praised Glenn Beck for making the “really awesome” decision to bring food, water, and toys to the countless underage illegal immigrants at the border in McAllen, Texas.
I don’t pretend to know all of Beck’s views on immigration. But I do know that what he’s doing here is absolutely fantastic. Beck is using his own resources to bring real help to people in need regardless of what the government does or what the children’s legal situation is.
I love it on a political level as a libertarian who doesn’t have much faith in DC to fix this mess—and I love it on a theological level as a Christian who has been called to care for “the least of these.”
This willingness to step up to the plate regardless of what government does or doesn’t do is a practice we can apply in so many other areas of life and politics.
By Tuesday morning, Glenn Beck had raised $1.9 million through Mercury One’s Children and Family Border Relief Fund to help those in need at the border.
“Our job is to provide relief,” Beck said on his radio program Tuesday. “This is not political. We are there to provide relief by anybody who is truly affected.”