Skip to comments.Glenn Beck's plans for rally on a hallowed date and spot spurs countermarches
Posted on 08/17/2010 9:12:32 AM PDT by Bigtigermike
Social activists and civil rights leaders, among them the Rev. Al Sharpton, are planning marches and demonstrations -- including the unveiling of a nearly four-story-tall original sculpture on the Mall -- on Aug. 28 to coincide with a rally organized by Fox News personality Glenn Beck.
Beck's "Restoring Honor" rally, with former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin among the scheduled speakers, will take place on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, 47 years to the day after Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech there.
"There will be absolutely no politics involved," he said. "This rally will honor the troops, unite the American people under the principles of integrity and truth, and make a pledge to restore honor within ourselves and our country."
Civil rights leaders have denounced Beck's plans, questioning his motives for choosing the date and place, which they said are historically symbolic of the country's civil rights movement.
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And these are the same libs questioning what all the fuss is about the ground zero mosque. What hypocrites!
Watch for acts of provocation (violence?) from the peace-loving progressives.
Beck is walking them into a trap again. His event is non political but all the marxists are gathering to provide him with material enough to last a lifetime.
Jackson’s co conspiritors
Rainbow PUSH Coalition
Detroit Urban League
Metro Detroit AFL-CIO
USW District 2
Progressive Democrats of America
AFSCME Council 25
City Clerk Janice Winfrey
Jobs with Justice
Coalition of Black Trade Unionists-Detroit
Huntington Woods Peace, Citizenship and Education Project
Michigan Emergency Committee Against the War
Labor Council for Latin American Advancement
Rep. John Conyers
US Labor Against the War
Earth Day Network
United for Peace and Justice
Michigan State AFL-CIO
Teamsters Local 299
The United Communities of America
Michigan Welfare Rights Organization
11th Hour for Peace
Rep. John Dingell
Beck is not attacking the memory of MLK's speech; he is honoring those who give to the great country.
We live in Bizarro World, that’s all there is to it.
Do they object to Restoring Honor, uniting the country or Honoring the Troops?
Or are they just hoping for a fight.
I guess all of the above...
PS - How the heck can they get a permit for this. As I understand it, the parks dept. is very careful not to allow counter protest rallies because of the potential of violence etc.
Right you are. How many US flags will be burned or walked upon is the only question. And count on La Raza to be there with Mexican flags unfurled. Great photo ops.
King’s neice, Alveda King will actually speaking at the rally in DC. Jesse Jackson is relegated to Detroit with union thugs, marxists, and klan pink.
That’s exactly why I’m not going. I think the race pimps and their thugs will try to start something or try to pin something on us. I don’t want any part of it.
Thank you, WaPo and all you self-styled “civil rights leaders” for making up my mind for me about going to DC on 8-28 for GB’s massive reaffirmation of America’s bedrock principles.
I ... WILL ... BE ... THERE !
August 28, 2010 | 11:00 am | Dunbar High School | 1301 New Jersey Avenue Northwest | Washington, DC
47 years ago, the March on Washington took place where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his I Have a Dream speech at the March on Washington. 47 years later, Rev. Al Sharpton and the National Action Network invites you to reclaim the dream. Weve made progress but our struggle still continues. Please join us and register for the historic Reclaim the Dream Rally and March on Saturday, August 28th in Washington DC at Dunbar High School at 11 am. National Action Network will mobilize progressive leaders, clergy, activists and “Dream Keepers” for a mass rally. There are conservative groups and tea party members that are holding rallies the same day at the Lincoln Memorial and we want to show the world that THE DREAM LIVES ON.
Dunbar High School is 15 minutes away from the Lincoln Memorial.
Rallying on the Mall on August 28 is for liberal black people only, Glenn, didn’t you get the memo?
I’m not the world’s biggest Beck fan, and can’t make it up there that day, but I hope he draws a MASSIVE crowd. That date and that place belong to everyone, Revund Jackson, not just those of you from the 1960s.
We will be there. The Park Police and Metro Police are good at spotting trouble before it starts.
The Park Service grants permits for counter-demonstrations. Even ones in close quarters. There is plenty of security present.
Christmas is coming. I imagine Fat Al Sharpton is needing to raise a little money.
How can this NOT turn political. It may be a great gesture, I just don’t think you can keep politics out of it.
F.D. Washington, Pentecostal minister of the Washington Temple Church of God in Christ in Brooklyn personally ordained Sharpton a minister at age 9.
One idiot making another idiot.
Sharpton is about as legitamite a reverand as obooba is an American.
For those that go: Vet everyone in your party; bring camera's, Video recorders, sound recorders, use them; Loudly point out disruptors/trolls;
The Libs will DEFINATELY be agitating for a violent/hostile confrontation. Their friends in the MSM have an empty picture frame with a caption that reads "Tea Parties/Glenn Beck groups get violent". They are drooling over the prospect of filling the frame with pictures and video.
As Triv says,
“I’m living in a world I don’t understand!”
LOL. With that type of opposition the photos will do more to support the Honor Rally than any of Beck’s words ever could.
“Civil rights leaders have denounced Beck’s plans, questioning his motives for choosing the date and place, which they said are historically symbolic of the country’s civil rights movement.”
Did these liberals copyright the date?
Your thinking is exactly what liberals want. You’re not going because there may be trouble? Do you always allow liberals to dictate whether or not you’ll display public support for our cause?
Side Bar: Palin will be staying and speaking here in Hershey on the 27th at the Lodge.
Or, you know, he might’ve just picked the 28th of August because it’s a Saturday before school starts (in many parts of the country), and more people could come then?
There is no freedom without courage. We have been the home of the free BECAUSE of the brave.
Beck has been planning this thing even before the 9/12 event. It was his brain child. If anything the left is walking into his event. My point is the left is getting relied up as the date gets closer. Not Beck’s fault. Nobody expected the left would be up in arms, but they should have. Glenn should not back down. Plus at this point it is too late. It is the right thing to do.
Ah misread the post. So then I agree. The left is walking into his trap.
Beck was comparing numbers to the Bambi inauguration. That event had 3000 buses registered, and about 1 million attendance. 8/28 so far has about 1000 buses registered, so if the numbers match up, that would be about 333,000 attendance. The MSM will report no more than 10,500.
Maybe Beck should hold the rally on April 4th in Memphis, instead.
Mark my words—there will be violence. People will be hurt—the DC police will do nothing but watch. I just feel it in my bones that something bad will happen. I hope I am wrong and I wish that Beck would cancel the event. Lets hope my prediction is all wet and all goes well.