Radio host and founder of The Blaze, Glenn Beck, sat down for an interview with Ginni Thomas of the Daily Caller, where he said he wants his audience to help him raise money to smuggle Syrian Christian refugees to the U.S. through Mexico.
Beck nearly breaks down into tears reciting the Emma Lazarus poem inscribed on the Statue of Liberty, "The Colossus," and then he explains his plan."
"When we don’t welcome in ‘the tempest-tost,’ when we can watch them and see a boy laying face down in the sand and we don’t accept them into our country, we don’t have a light that we’re holding by that door anymore."
"Stop asking for permission!" he said. "Stop thinking we need permission… We started "The Nazerene Fund... if my audience could raise $10 million to bring the Christians in from Syria..."
"We will vet them ourselves. I have former CIA people that are going over and they’re vetting everybody right now. We can save more people by Christmas than Oscar Schindler saved, okay?"
"State Dept. says we're not allowed? I know some bridges over a river in Texas that doesn’t seem to matter. And if they say now you're not allowed to bring those people in, that's somehow illegal, I will so gladly grace a jail for justice. For the cause of saving people’s lives."
"I don’t need your permission at all to do the right thing! he said. "That’s who we need to be now. Forget about Washington. You don’t need permission to do the right thing."
"This is the time we were born for, it's remarkable and I feel it happening."