Immigration policy 100% aside, I’ve got to give Beck kudos for this. He’s organizing a significant effort to bring food, water, and toys to churches and other organizations caring for the undocumented immigrant children who have been such a regular feature of the news cycle lately.
I’ve not been a fan of Glenn Beck in the past, particularly during his time on Fox News. His style was hysterical; he was often misinformed; and he was hardly a voice for sensible and peaceful foreign policy.
In recent years, however, Beck seems to have swung toward a more libertarian position. He’s been honest about the fact that he’s still learning, which I appreciate.
And while many libertarians remain suspicious of him because of his past views, to the extent that Beck becomes more consistently pro-liberty, I applaud him. It’s not an easy thing to make such a dramatic philosophical shift with such a large audience watching. Nonetheless, I’m not big on talk radio, so I don’t really follow his work.
Now, back to this quote. I’m not fully informed on Glenn Beck’s immigration policy. It’s probably not the same as my own preferences. And I can’t know all his exact motives for this plan to help. But what he’s doing here is fantastic. Beck is using his enormous network to bring real help to people in need regardless of what the government does or what their legal situation is. I love it on a political and theological level both.
It’s voluntarism. It’s serving the “least of these.” It’s awesome.hipsterlibertarian)