RESTORING HONOR TO AMERICA ON 8/28

Update: Restoring Honor rally:

Restoring Honor rally (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

By Bridgette

Glenn Beck’s Rally, “Restoring Honor” Washington, D.C.

The Reflecting Pool leading up to the Lincoln Memorial.


Glenn Beck knew that the media will under-report those in attendance, so he showed the photo above on his show. He also intends to take a real count and would tell how that was being done on Saturday.  Additionally,  they did not issue any Press passes!  Why have them there since they wouldn’t report with any accuracy!   No doubt they will be in the audience, but they will be treated equally.

The center strip, leading to the reflecting pool, holds about 200,000 people. He said that was the person count for MLK’s, “I Have a Dream” speech.  The open grassy area to the left, will hold another 150,000 patriots.

Free Republic is running a thread for Live Reports from Glenn Beck’s Restoring Honor Rally. This thread is the place for your reactions to what you are reading or seeing as well.

From Glenn’s email alert:

The Restoring Honor Rally will air live on Facebook on Saturday from 10: 00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Eastern.

See information here:
http://www.glennbeck.com/content/articles/article/198/44796/

Prayer Thread for the Rally

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-religion/2578359/posts

The information about C-Span was reported on Free Republic, I don’t know if it is true.  When I checked Glenn’s site, he had only stated that Facebook would be streaming live.

C-SPAN will be covering Glenn Beck’s “Restoring Honor” rally at the Lincoln Memorial this Saturday, with Sarah Palin among those expected to attend. Coverage begins 10:00 a.m. ET.

Glenn Beck addresses thousands of supporters at his Restoring Honor rally on the US National Mall in Washington, August 28, 2010. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

In case you are interested, C-SPAN also will cover Rev. Al Sharpton’s “Reclaim the Dream” rally at Dunbar High School in Washington, DC. That event will be shown on C-SPAN later on Saturday.

Live Coverage Reporting on Free Republic

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2578493/posts

Say prayers for all attendees and may God watch over them. Pray that there are no Lefties there who will try to disrupt this affair by doing something stupid. The New Black Panthers said several months ago, that they will attend. If you recall they were the ones that intimidated voters in Philadelphia, and one of their “esteemed members” called whites, “Crackers, and suggested that all white babies should be killed.

For those of us who can’t be there in person, we’ll be there in Spirit!  God Bless America!

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60 responses to “RESTORING HONOR TO AMERICA ON 8/28

  1. Pray that there are no Lefties there…
    How inclusive you guys are.

    • K,
      Dishonesty will get you banned. I just checked your blog, and you complain:

      I’ve already been blocked by nearly all conservative WordPress blogs. So much for an honest open discussion. Big surprise.

      Somehow, I’m not surprised that you’ve been blocked by nearly all conservative WordPress blogs.

      If you claim to seek “honest open discussion”, then tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.

      The whole truth is that you took a quote out of context to smear us as uninclusive.

      The whole truth is that the whole quote is: (emphasis mine)

      Pray that there are no Lefties there who will try to disrupt this affair by doing something stupid. The New Black Panthers said several months ago, that they will attend. If you recall they were the ones that intimidated voters in Philadelphia [with night sticks], and one of their “esteemed members” called whites, “Crackers”, and suggested that all white babies should be killed.

      There will be people of every background there. We don’t “Pray that there are no Lefties there”, we “Pray that there are no Lefties there who will try to disrupt this affair by doing something stupid“. There’s a big difference between those two statements.

      If you continue to post dishonest comments, you should expect to be banned.

      I pray that the Lefties who come with ill intent are touched by the hand of God, and that their hearts turn toward Him.

      The Revival in this country is growing.

      • I sincerely apologize. The … was used in the punctuation, meaning: continues. I really wasn’t trying to be dishonest. I was just lazy.

        • Apology sincerely accepted.

          And I thank God that there were no acts of violence from anyone who opposed the Restoring Honor event.

        • Well, yes, but then you followed with the snide, “how inclusive you guys are,” so what else are we to assume than that you are implying that because we hope there are no violence-prone disrupters, we aren’t “inclusive.”

          When you attend a rally, do you hope for violent people to attend, in order to be sure there’s adequate inclusiveness, in the form of criminals as well as law-abiding people being represented?

  2. Hello America!

    Build it and they will come!

    They are now across the street approaching the Washington Monument..they have filled both sections in the photo. The media says there are 1,000 there.

    Yes, it is on C-Span.
    C-span showing it live (with audio):

    http://www.c-span.org/Watch/C-SPAN.aspx

  3. Native Americans, descendants of those that met the original pilgrims, are there. One man is is giving the opening prayer.

    God Bless America!

  4. Sarah Palin is now speaking.

    “We must not transform America as some would want, we must restore America.”

    Sarah honors the military and introduces wounded warriors.

    Sarah Palin Speech at Glenn Beck’s “Restoring Honor” Rally – Part 1

  5. The representative for the Yuchi tribe said that “Honor is like a precious stone.” Honor is keeping one’s word or keeping one’s promise. It is well known among his tribe that one must always go forward, never look back.

    A member of the Yuchi tribe introduced Pastor C. L. Jackson, Pleasant Grove Miissionary Baptist Church, Houston, TX, who is given the first Medal of Honor for Faith. The black pastor rode and walked with MLK to Washington for MLK’s, “I Have a Dream” speech.

    The Yuchi, also spelled Euchee and Uchee, are a Native American Indian tribe who traditionally lived in the eastern Tennessee River valley in Tennessee in the 16th century. During the 17th century, they moved south to Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina.[2][1] After suffering many fatalities due to epidemic disease and warfare in the eighteenth century, surviving Yuchi were removed to Indian Territory in the 1830s, together with their allies the Muscogee Creek. Some remnant groups migrated to Florida, where they became part of the recently formed Seminole tribe.

    Today the Yuchi live primarily in the northeastern Oklahoma area, where many are enrolled as citizens in the federally recognized Muscogee Creek Nation. Some Yuchi are enrolled as members of other federally recognized tribes, such as the Absentee Shawnee Tribe and the Cherokee Nation.

    Yuchi is commonly interpreted to mean “over there sit/live” or “situated yonder.” Their autonym, or name for themselves, is Coyaha or Tsoyaha, meaning “Children of the Sun.” The Shawnee call them Tahokale, and the Cherokee call them Aniyutsi.[3]

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuchi

  6. Tony La Russa, St. Louis Cardinals Manager is on stage. He is giving the Hope Medal. The Recipient.. will have honesty, integrity and truth and those qualities are exemplified in his life. He is a real life hero, an example of excellence.

    Albert Pujols, a baseball player, was the recipient of the Hope Medal. What separates Alfred, is his commitment to family, faith, and his tireless commitment to community in St. Louis. He goes back and forth to his home in the Dominican Republic to spread the Word. His family is involved in the Pujols Foundation.

  7. The true meaning of Charity is opening your heart to another person in their time of need. The real meaning of charity has been lost.

    The Medal of Honor for Charity was given to Jon M. Huntsman, Sr., of Salt Lake City, Utah. He has been married for 50 years. He is a cancer survivor. He had given millions to universities, and cancer research. He is one of the nation’s most generous philanthropists. He will give all of his wealth over 2 billion dollars to charity. Emma Houston received the honor for him as he was unable to be at the event. His grand daughter is getting married at the same time. She said that Mr. Huntsman’s goal is to die broke.

    He wrote the book “Winners Never Cheat.”

    Jon Meade Huntsman, Sr. (born 1937) is an American businessman and philanthropist. He is the founder of Huntsman Corporation. He is the father of current United States Ambassador to China and former Governor of Utah Jon Huntsman Jr.

    One of his most notable causes is the Huntsman Cancer Institute, of which Mr. Huntsman is Founder and principal benefactor. Mr. Huntsman and his wife, Karen, founded the Huntsman Cancer Institute in 1995 to accelerate the work of curing cancer through human genetics. The Institute is now one of America’s major cancer research centers dedicated to finding a cure for cancer with a state-of-the-art cancer specialty hospital. The HCI building holds this quote “Selfless giving unto others represents one’s true wealth.”
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jon_Huntsman,_Sr.

  8. Martin Luther King, “Look at the content of a man’s character, not at the color of his skin.” Let Freedom ring. He gave his speech on August 28, 1963 at the Lincoln Memorial.

    Dr. Alveda King is introduced. Alveda is the grateful mother of eight children and she is a doting grandmother.

    Alveda Celeste King is an American politician, author, minister, and activist. She is a niece of the civil rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr. and daughter of the late civil rights activist Rev. A. D. King and his wife Naomi Barber King. She is the director of African-American Outreach at the Roman Catholic pro-life group Priests for Life.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alveda_King

    Restoring Honor Rally – Alveda King Interview

    “We’ve Got to Rebuild” is sung by Angelica Tucker. “America we’ve got to rebuilt, home by home, stone by stone.”

  9. A woman sings, “Unity, Let’s walk together, in unity. Unity, that’s what we need is more unity. Let’s walk together, in unity.”

    The motto of the USA is e pluribus unum which means From Many, One.”

    A zoom of the throng of people lining the Reflection Pool, Amazing.

    Says Alveda, “Faith, Hope and Love are not lost. I, too, have a dream, it is in my genes. Let us move from moral turpitude. I have a dream that white privilege will become human privilege. “

  10. Ustream is now over 118,000 viewers at 10:53 am

    Glenn says, according to media Estimates, tens of thousands of people are here. From other media sources, over 300,000 and another says 500,000 was heard, and if coming from the media, who knows how many people are here!

  11. Words of America are our scriptures. Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address is read by Glenn.

    The Gettysburg Address is a speech by U.S. President Abraham Lincoln and is one of the best-known speeches in United States history. It was delivered by Lincoln during the American Civil War, on the afternoon of Thursday, November 19, 1863, at the dedication of the Soldiers’ National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, four and a half months after the Union armies defeated those of the Confederacy at the decisive Battle of Gettysburg.

    Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address

    “ Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

    Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation, so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.

    But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate, we can not consecrate, we can not hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us—that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion—that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain—that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom—and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gettysburg_Address

    Who are we, what do we believe? America awakens again.

  12. Glenn’s Speech – Snips as I listened.

    Man makes the difference. George Washington or Abraham Lincoln were no different than you and me. America is what we choose her to be. America is at a crossroads, there is a choice. Look to the heavens, look to God and make your choice.

    One man can change the world. That man or woman is you. Do not look to someone else. Pick up your stick and stand!

    Do not give them fish, but teach them how to fish.

    Our principles can unite us and we must discover them again. The Lord will always send us “Wake Up” calls. 9-11 woke us up. Politics didn’t matter. Color didn’t matter. Rich and poor. We stood together. Fear only wakes us up for a very short time.

    “We as a people must strengthen our spirit.”

    40 Days ago, he gave three challenges.

    1. Pray on your knees. Let your children see you being humbled by God.

    2. America, is crying out for the truth. Tell the truth in your own life.

    3. Charity, connect with your wife, children and family. Give them extra attention. Charity begins at home first.

    Have firm reliance on divine providence. If you know who God is, it will be a blessing in your life. Know who he is, and know who you are.

    We must take on the sacrifices so that our children will live free.

    Sacred honor, to tell the whole truth and nothing but the truth so help you God. The truth will set you free. It will make you miserable first, then you will be set free.

    We must go to God’s boot camp first. We must strengthen ourselves before we can go elsewhere to save others.

    The Black Robe Regiment is back home today;there are 240 Ministers of all faiths standing here today. They represent thousands who could not come today. They stand with American and with God. They represent 80 million people. There are thousands that are willing to do the right thing. They agree that God is the answer.

    If you agree today to root your lives in Faith, Hope and Charity, we will change the world.

    John Newton, a slave ship owner, wrote Amazing Grace for the bagpipes. He was blind and couldn’t see what he was doing. “I once was lost but now am found. ” Bag pipes playing and a man with a magnificent voice is singing.

    Amazing Grace
    Lyrics by John Newton (1725-1807)

    Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound,
    That saved a wretch like me.
    I once was lost but now am found,
    Was blind, but now I see.

    T’was Grace that taught my heart to fear.
    And Grace, my fears relieved.
    How precious did that Grace appear
    The hour I first believed.

    http://www.constitution.org/col/amazing_grace.htm

  13. They have raised $5 1/2 million dollars for the Special Operations Warriors Foundation.

    Dave Reever, Viet Nam vet. A phosphorus grenade went off in his hands. His face was left in a pillow when he tried to cover his screams from the pain while in the hospital. He was disfigured terribly from his ordeal. God Bless You for you rule our nation.

    America, Make your choice. God Bless.

  14. Jo Dee Massina sings

    America, The Beautiful
    by Katharine Lee Bates – 1913

    O beautiful for spacious skies,
    For amber waves of grain,
    For purple mountain majesties
    Above the fruited plain!
    America! America! God shed His grace on thee,
    And crown thy good with brotherhood
    From sea to shining sea!

    http://www.usa-flag-site.org/song-lyrics/america.shtml

  15. Thanks to Glenn Beck, all of the organizers and participants. What a great job. Pride in America can’t be stopped and We the People will not be muzzled by the likes of the anti-Americans. It was a huge coming together of patriots and lovers of America. We appreciate all those that spoke for freedom, liberty and upholding our principles. Thanks to all our soldiers, and warriors who have put their lives on the line to protect our freedom and liberties in the USA and everywhere in the world. May all be blessed.

    Also, thanks to C-span and Facebook for covering the rally.

  16. What a great moment in time !!! Thanks Bridgette, for outlining this remarkable coming together of our patriots! I cried most of the way thru it, not only by the words spoken, but the thought of all great Americans there in DC and around the nation were feeling those same thoughts in their hearts! Glenn Beck is a true and faithful servant and God will surely bless his life. My sis and bro-in-law were there with his fellow VietNam group who had planned this trip a year ago before knowing of 8/28 gathering. I am soooo grateful that acknowledgment of their sacrifice was shared to all who were listening! (Hope they bring home videos)

    Thanks to all the great patriots here at We the People for the sacrifice and persistence in keeping us all well informed and inspired so that our light will shine on the problems that abound and cause US to regain that “shining city on a hill”!

    God Bless the United States of America and Israel

    P.S. C-Span will re-show the 8/28 rally again this evening and also on Monday. Times have not been released as yet.

    Last, but definitely not least, as RedPill so appropriately says:
    Three simple words……..
    Jesus is Lord !!!

    • Just wanted to add that we should have an aerial picture of the crowd since the airspace was violated shortly after the half-point of the rally; or will we?

      • I just updated the post with a picture taken from the same vantage point as the previous picture… i.e., taken from the top of the Washington Monument. The new picture is currently at the top, but Bridgette, if you don’t like it there, please change the post as you see fit…

        …I’ll also include it here:

        • Thanks Pill, it looks great. I had just found one from Reuters, but they look alike, I think. The citation for Reuters said,

          “This aerial handout image, taken August 28, 2010, shows the crowds gathered around the Reflecting Pool for Glenn Beck’s ‘Restore America’ Rally in Washington. The Lincoln Memorial is at the top of the photo, the National WWII Veterans Memorial at the bottom.”

  17. I love how one of the final speakers (I think it was Dave Roever but I’m not 100% sure) talked about how “eight twenty-eight” does not just refer to today’s date, but also to a passage from Romans:

    And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.

    Romans 8:28

  18. I cried too Peach…touched my heart deeply.

  19. America is in the midst of a spiritual awakening and a moral renewal.

    President Ronald Reagan, March 8, 1983

    True then.

    And true again now.

  20. THIS IS THE REAL AMERICA!!!!

    God Bless Glenn Beck, just wow…amazing, powerful!!

  21. I can’t stop laughing, folks ! Unbelievable junk! For the first time in over 2 years, I watched the 1st part of CBS news just for their reaction to 8/28, and there was no surprise! Their count is 87,000 !!! LOL And they called Beck the ringmaster ! Looked at yahoo news earlier, they are also reporting tens of thousands and even had one article stating that Beck was borrowing some of O’s speech lines !!!!!! LMBO !!!!!! They can’t handle the truth !

  22. From the Socialists/Communists/ Marxists
    PA Political affairs.net – Marxist Thought Online

    Beck, Palin, and the Desecration of History
    by Norman Markowitz
    Saturday, August 28, 2010

    The purpose of this rally is to try to unite the secular and religious right of the last decades of the 20th century to attack the first African American president in U.S. history and the first President since the 1960s who was identified with progressive policies. The political themes of this march are in reality much closer to the Klu Klux Klan march on Washington in 1924 during the Coolidge administration(Coolidge made sure to leave town so as not to be seen as for or anti-Klan).

    It is easy to laugh at Beck, Palin and their Tea bagger friends, the way German intellectuals and large numbers of urban Germans laughed at the Nazis in the 1920s. It is easy to use reason and to refute them.

    But they are not about logic and reason, but emotion, fear, and hatred. And they use the American flag and their disreputable definitions of “Americanism” to advance political agendas which can only lead to catastrophe for the American people–that is, a restoration of the Reagan-Bush policies at a time when such policies can only lead to economic and social breakdown.

    But we can’t wait for the Obama administration, liberals and Democrats, to fight back against these forces. We must begin as a left that is a vital part of this country to do with Communists especially did in the late 1930s–to take the flag away from reactionaries and fascists by identifying ourselves and our ideas with the democratic, egalitarian values and accomplishments, from Roger Williams to Martin Luther King, that is “our America” internationalist and pluralist culturally, an America represented by its working people building cooperatively a great civilization.

    http://paeditorsblog.blogspot.com/2010/08/beck-palin-and-desescration-of-history.html

  23. Beck rally calls US back to faith
    ‘It has nothing to do with politics; it has everything to do with God’
    Posted: August 28, 2010

    Beck focused on faith from the beginning of the rally, declaring, “America today begins to turn back to God.”

    Crowd members gathered from across the nation echoed the speaker’s pride in America, as well as their concern that the nation has been drifting from its Founders’ intent.

    http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.printable&pageId=196633

  24. Google Maps Misplaces Lincoln Memorial
    Sarah Jacobsson Purewal, PC World
    Aug 28, 2010 6:38 am SNIPS

    A curious thing has been happening on Google Maps — the Lincoln Memorial is being misplaced in favor of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial, which is a good half a mile south of the more famous memorial.

    Is this a Google Maps glitch, or could this have anything to do with the fact that conservative radio and TV host Glenn Beck is holding a controversial “non-political” rally at the Lincoln Memorial on Saturday?

    Playing with Searches?

    If the misplacement of the Lincoln Memorial on Google Maps is, in fact, an example of Google censoring search results, then it’s not the first time.

    As the Geographic Travels blog points out, this is probably not so much an attempt to have nobody show up for the rally (after all, the Roosevelt Memorial is only a half a mile from the Lincoln Memorial–if the estimated 300,000 people show up, there’s no doubt that you’ll be able to see the crowd from the Roosevelt Memorial), but more an attempt to show Glenn Beck who’s boss (of the search engines).
    http://www.pcworld.com/article/204373/google_maps_misplaces_lincoln_memorial.html?tk=hp_new

  25. Chris Wallace, FOX, is on interviewing Glenn Beck about the Rally today. It is showing at 1:00 pm Central and 5 Central.

    Aerial views of the numbers attending will be on Glenn’s website shortly.

  26. Restoring Honor Rally – Total views: 669,838

    Those 669,838 views were just those who watched live on Facebook/USTREAM, and does not include those who have watched it on C-SPAN live TV, nor those who watched it on C-SPAN’s web site.

    Add in the 300,000 to 500,000+ who were there in person, and well over 1 Million people watched this event live.

    In our household, we had 5 people watching the USTREAM feed, so if the average number of people watching the USTREAM feed was 3 people per view, then those 669,838 views probably means that over 2 Million people watched the USTREAM feed alone.

    Since the C-SPAN video is still available on their web site, new people will continue to go there and watch it.

    Millions have already been impacted, and millions more will be impacted as time goes on.

    LAUS DEO!
    Praise be to God!

  27. Interesting pictures of other rallies held on the other end of the mall…

    http://www.welovedc.com/2009/09/14/912-rally-crowd-estimates-two-million/

    http://www.math.unl.edu/~bharbourne1/M203JLessonPlans/Crowds/Crowds.html

    It’s interesting to me from the perspective of crowd size estimates…

  28. I don’t know how to describe what I felt, except awesome. My son took off work from his business, he owns a small business, and he and I flew from California to D.C. to attend this rally. It was more then I expected and will remember for the rest of my life. There were well over 500,000 people in attendance, all of us wanting honor and trust restored in our country. Everyone I talked to was kind, polite, cleancut and ready to do what they could to make a difference. Glenn encouraged us to get back to God and the let the change begin with us. I ony wish all the people who wanted to be could have, so that makes me feel very blessed for being there. Thank you God.

  29. Welcome, Liz. Glad you were able to attend. Continue to spread God’s Word !

    Just wanted to comment on the fact that Hannity (hugoego) did not even make mention of the 8/28 Rally. He has shown his true colors, and they are not pretty. Although I admire his courage in the beginning of speaking out against much that was covered up……he now shows us all that his jealousy of Beck is greater than his gratitude to a co-worker that has made tremendous sacrifice to bring this Nation back to their knees to Restore Honor and Love to our Creator, Healer and our Holy Father !

    Now what will Hannity have to say about “character”?
    God Bless the United States of America! The land that I love !

  30. Have you seen this yet? It is simply amazing. Made my eye’s well up with tear’s, it will move you for sure.

  31. Magnificent! I saw it on Beck’s show too. A direct flight path as if on cue! Could it be more symbolic?

  32. Education Secretary Urged his Employees to Attend Sharpton’s Rally
    By: Lisa Gartner
    August 30, 2010

    A Department of Education e-mail sent Wednesday encouraged workers to join Education Secretary Arne Duncan, above, at a rally led by the Rev. Al Sharpton.

    President Obama’s top education official urged government employees to attend a rally that the Rev. Al Sharpton organized to counter a larger conservative event on the Mall.

    “ED staff are invited to join Secretary Arne Duncan, the Reverend Al Sharpton, and other leaders on Saturday, Aug. 28, for the ‘Reclaim the Dream’ rally and march,” began an internal e-mail sent to more than 4,000 employees of the Department of Education on Wednesday.”

    Sharpton created the event after Glenn Beck announced a massive Tea Party “Restoring Honor” rally at the Lincoln Memorial, where King spoke in 1963.

    The Washington Examiner learned of the e-mail from a Department of Education employee who felt uncomfortable with Duncan’s request.

    Although the e-mail does not violate the Hatch Act, which forbids federal employees from participating in political campaigns, Education Department workers should feel uneasy, said David Boaz, executive vice president of the libertarian Cato Institute.

    “It sends a signal that activity on behalf of one side of a political debate is expected within a department. It’s highly inappropriate … even in the absence of a direct threat,” Boaz said. “If we think of a Bush cabinet official sending an e-mail to civil servants asking them to attend a Glenn Beck rally, there would be a lot of outrage over that.”

    Russ Whitehurst, director of the liberal-leaning Brookings Institution’s Brown Center of Education Policy, said nothing like this happened when he was a Department of Education program director from 2001 to 2008: “Only political appointees would have been made aware of such an event and encouraged to attend.”

    Officially, Sharpton’s event commemorated the 47th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech.

    “[Conservatives] think we showed up [to vote for Barack Obama] in 2008 and that we won’t show up again. But we know how to sucker-punch, and we’re coming out again in 2010,” Sharpton said.

    Obama avoided comment on Saturday’s dueling rallies, but Duncan took the podium alongside Sharpton and 30 other speakers on the football field of Dunbar High School. Thousands of mostly blacks listened — and a lone man booed — as Duncan called education “the civil rights issue of our generation.”

    “Educators, we have to stop thinking of [poor-performing children] as other people’s children,” he said.

    Speakers at the Sharpton rally praised Obama and took jabs at the Tea Party.

    “Dr. King gave us a miracle in 2008. He gave us the first African-American president, and we must let them know today that we support [Obama],” said John Boyd, Jr., president of the National Black Farmers Association.

    D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton said Beck’s rally “would change nothing. … We will move right over you.”

    Education Department spokeswoman Sandra Abrevaya defended Duncan’s decision. “This was a back-to-school event,” she said.

    Duncan was chief executive officer of Chicago Public Schools for seven years before Obama nominated him in December 2008.

    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/local/Education-secretary-urged-his-employees-to-go-to-Sharpton_s-rally-651280-101839293.html#ixzz0yHsAZ1UP

  33. Thousands march to ‘Reclaim the Dream’ [ THOUSANDS????]
    Wednesday, September 1, 2010
    As reported on the PSL web.org website
    also known as the PARTY FOR SOCIALISM AND LIBERATION

    The event was called by Reverend Al Sharpton, President of the National Action Network, and included participation from numerous progressive organizations including members of the NAACP, National Urban League, SEIU and Teamsters National Black Caucus, as well as many individuals who came out to stand up for the dream that inspired so many 47 years ago.

    On Aug. 28, 1963, the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom became one of the pinnacle events of the civil rights movement. The “I Have a Dream” speech is arguably the most widely remembered moment of a movement that radically transformed society, but as thousands of people indicated at the anniversary march this past Saturday, it is a movement that has yet to see its complete fulfillment.

    So with chants of “Martin’s dream is under attack! What do we do? Stand up, fight back!” thousands filled the streets of D.C., undeterred even by the Tea Party counter demonstrators rallied by reactionary broadcaster Glen Beck.

    This counter rally included speeches by Beck and Sarah Palin on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, the same place from which Dr. King and other leaders spoke during the 1963 March on Washington, Although Beck has stated that coincidence of the date and location was merely “divine providence,” Reverend Sharpton expressed his doubt in this claim, saying that the “Restoring Honor” rally was “an effort to embarrass and poke a finger in the eye of the civil rights community.”

    http://www.pslweb.org/site/News2?page=NewsArticle&id=14425&news_iv_ctrl=1261

  34. We hadn’t heard about this! Leave it to the Left to attempt something, to incite others. It appears it did not work. Impressive that the Tea Party people involved didn’t bite!

    A Legend Fit for a King
    By Matt Purple on 9.3.10 @ 6:08AM

    On the warm Saturday morning that was Glenn Beck’s Restoring Honor rally, I was slowly squeezing my way through a dense crowd, trying to make my way past the World War II Memorial. The National Mall was covered in a sea of people; men, women, and children abuzz about a historical event, but dressed in short-sleeves and khaki shorts, as though they were just going to another youth baseball game. People were craning their necks, standing on their tiptoes, and shifting for a better view. Others had given up and were sitting on the marble memorial.

    It was in the midst of all this that five protesters suddenly appeared, worming their way through the crowd. Most were young, shaggy, wearing black; clearly born in the wrong decade. They had large poster board signs hoisted above their heads. “BECK IS A F’KIN RACIST!” one screamed. “FIGHT HATE! TURN OFF FOX NEWS!” another exclaimed. “I’M BROWN AND A U.S. CITIZEN! WHY ARE YOU SO SCARED OF ME?” another demanded.

    Actually it turned out the Tea Partiers weren’t that scared at all. As the wannabe rabble-rousers waved their signs and jeered, most of the Tea Partiers ignored them or offered a brief smile. A few stepped forward to calmly debate. One woman looked at me with a grin. “We should sing Amazing Grace,” she said……

    http://spectator.org/archives/2010/09/03/a-legend-fit-for-a-king

  35. What an inspirational article!

    A Black Man Goes To Glenn Beck’s Rally
    by Jerome Hudson
    08/31/2010

    To hear the mainstream media tell the story, you would have thought that I, a black man, had walked into a hornet’s nest of racists when I decided to attend Glenn Beck’s “Restoring Honor” rally. In reality, my experience was the complete opposite.

    Instead of hooded Klansman frothing with hate and venom, I made dozens of new Facebook friends and gained a hundred Twitter followers.

    http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=38767

  36. You Go Girl!

    Black Conservatives Blast Al Sharpton Protesters in DC 8/28

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