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Beck, Palin Stress 'Honor' at Rally

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The organizers did not appear to have planned for a crowd so large. Thousands sat on patches of lawn out of sight of the few Jumbo-trons that displayed the action on the stage. Several times, portions of the crowd, unable to hear the speakers, chanted "louder, louder." Many people wore shirts with American flags and faces of heroes from the American Revolution. People followed the instructions to bring no political signs. "These are just totally normal, go-to-work, Honey-can-I-do-the-dishes people -- who are fed up," said David McGregor, a real-estate developer who had flown to Washington from Orlando, Fla.

After the rally, a number of people said they took as the main message of the gathering that they had to get their own houses in order. "This is about each of us individually," said John Houck, a Vietnam War veteran who had come from Raleigh, N.C. The gathering was also his first-ever political event. "We are not rally people," he said, standing beside his wife, Louise.


No fighting, no guns, no riots. Just well behaved ordinary people who believe this country has taken a wrong turn.

Fantastic :)

Beck, Palin Stress 'Honor' at Rally - WSJ.com
 
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Woot second post!

While I disagree with conservatives politically, it's nice to see folks coming out for stuff like this. In the end, we are all Americans, we just disagree about the issues. Politics aside, I think most of us could find common ground somewhere, especially if a few good beers are involved. Which, incidentally, I have to give you conservatives credit. One of my pals leans to the right, and his homebrews are pretty spectacular this year. ;)
 

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That's good and all... I support people doing this kind of demonstration if it's what they believe in. The thing I don't understand is why call it a "restoring honour" rally, especially when you are talking about military values? It suggests that honour has been lost, which is kind of insulting. Also, I don't believe the timing of it being on the same day as MLK is a coincidence, even though Beck claimed it was. Those kinds of things never happen by accident.

Also, I think what this rally showed the people in power is just how easily the masses are controlled by the media, and I really wish people would shy away from this kind of thing. Organize yourselves and have a big demonstration, but don't do it at the behest of a t.v pundit. Their hearts may be in the right place, but the fact that they came because Beck told them to is... somewhat disturbing to me.
 

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That's good and all... I support people doing this kind of demonstration if it's what they believe in. The thing I don't understand is why call it a "restoring honour" rally, especially when you are talking about military values? It suggests that honour has been lost, which is kind of insulting. Also, I don't believe the timing of it being on the same day as MLK is a coincidence, even though Beck claimed it was. Those kinds of things never happen by accident.

Also, I think what this rally showed the people in power is just how easily the masses are controlled by the media, and I really wish people would shy away from this kind of thing. Organize yourselves and have a big demonstration, but don't do it at the behest of a t.v pundit. Their hearts may be in the right place, but the fact that they came because Beck told them to is... somewhat disturbing to me.

It's coming back on C-Span right now. Check it out.
I watched it earlier.
The honor part, the way I took it was restoring our own individual honor (integrity)
 

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The honor part, the way I took it was restoring our own individual honor (integrity)

I haven't lost my honour though. Does that mean people who attended the rally felt they didn't have enough honour?

I still don't get it.
 

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Yes it was a nice peaceful rally, still Beck and Palin are so stupid it makes my head hurt.
 

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IMHO, there was quite a lot of irony in Beck's rally being held on the day of King's "I have a dream speech", and on the very spot he gave that speech. There was a lot of talk about getting the government out of people's lives, and I liked that to quite an extent. However, this is where the irony kicks in. I remember Selma Alabama and Jackson Mississippi in the 1960's, when blacks were murdered and churches blown up because people wanted to exercise their constitutional right to vote, to get served at lunch counters, and to ride in the front of the bus. It was in that context that Martin Luther King made that famous speech, and in that speech, he was not advocating for less government, but for more government, in order to protect the rights of those who were being murdered and their churches blown up.

On this day in history, I very much respect the fact that Beck and Palin ran a good and peaceful show, and put out a great message of Americans coming together. I think Dr. King would have liked that. But let us also remember that, no matter how much we are against the government controlling our lives, there are pivotal times in history when government intervention is absolutely vital, in order to protect the rights of ALL Americans. Let us never forget what the civil rights struggle was really all about.
 
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The sheer mass of that rally is telling. Probably about .001 percent of the people that wanted to go were able to show up.

I've never seen people this pissed off in this country, or this embarassed by its government and lack of badic integrity.

And next week, Olbermann, Maddow, HuffPo, and the rest of the media will spend their time and energy making fun of this rally....which will blow up in their faces even further.

Meanwhile, Obama golfs and dines and ignores.
 
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That's good and all... I support people doing this kind of demonstration if it's what they believe in. The thing I don't understand is why call it a "restoring honour" rally, especially when you are talking about military values? It suggests that honour has been lost, which is kind of insulting. Also, I don't believe the timing of it being on the same day as MLK is a coincidence, even though Beck claimed it was. Those kinds of things never happen by accident.

Also, I think what this rally showed the people in power is just how easily the masses are controlled by the media, and I really wish people would shy away from this kind of thing. Organize yourselves and have a big demonstration, but don't do it at the behest of a t.v pundit. Their hearts may be in the right place, but the fact that they came because Beck told them to is... somewhat disturbing to me.

I recall Beck saying that holding the rally on the anniversary of MLK's speech was very intentional. Beck says that the Leftists have taken the meaning of the I have a dream Speech and morphadited it to hell-n-gone and he's right. MLK said he dreamed of a day when people were judged, "by the content of their character and not the color of their skin" and the Left has totally screwed that up. If people were judged by the content of their character, Jackson and Sharpton would be in prison, by now.
 

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I recall Beck saying that holding the rally on the anniversary of MLK's speech was very intentional. Beck says that the Leftists have taken the meaning of the I have a dream Speech and morphadited it to hell-n-gone and he's right. MLK said he dreamed of a day when people were judged, "by the content of their character and not the color of their skin" and the Left has totally screwed that up. If people were judged by the content of their character, Jackson and Sharpton would be in prison, by now.

Wow...so you're judging Jesse Jackson and throwing him in jail, why? Because you find his character lacking? Who gets the right to throw people in jail just because of they lack character? What crimes can you prove that these two men committed so that you may throw them in jail?

I believe that Beck has even less character and is nothing more than a charlatan taking people's money the same way Jimmy Swaggert bilked religious people for millions. I've still said he deserves the right to do that since it's technically not illegal.

So, your way of "restoring honor" in America is rounding up those you disagree with and throwing them in jail?

Sounds about like what a Beck believer would say.
 

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IMHO, there was quite a lot of irony in Beck's rally being held on the day of King's "I have a dream speech", and on the very spot he gave that speech. There was a lot of talk about getting the government out of people's lives, and I liked that to quite an extent. However, this is where the irony kicks in. I remember Selma Alabama and Jackson Mississippi in the 1960's, when blacks were murdered and churches blown up because people wanted to exercise their constitutional right to vote, to get served at lunch counters, and to ride in the front of the bus. It was in that context that Martin Luther King made that famous speech, and in that speech, he was not advocating for less government, but for more government, in order to protect the rights of those who were being murdered and their churches blown up.

On this day in history, I very much respect the fact that Beck and Palin ran a good and peaceful show, and put out a great message of Americans coming together. I think Dr. King would have liked that. But let us also remember that, no matter how much we are against the government controlling our lives, there are pivotal times in history when government intervention is absolutely vital, in order to protect the rights of ALL Americans. Let us never forget what the civil rights struggle was really all about.

Very true, but the Left has FUBAR'ed the Civil Rights Movement. It's been turned into the Civil Rights Industry and led to not just the physical oppression of blacks, but the economic oppression, as well. The Left has twisted the meaning of the CRM from, everyone having the same rights and equal protection of those rights into, it's ok to take away the rights of some Americans, so we can turn around and give those rights to other Americans.
 

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Very true, but the Left has FUBAR'ed the Civil Rights Movement. It's been turned into the Civil Rights Industry and led to not just the physical oppression of blacks, but the economic oppression, as well. The Left has twisted the meaning of the CRM from, everyone having the same rights and equal protection of those rights into, it's ok to take away the rights of some Americans, so we can turn around and give those rights to other Americans.

Wow. More generalizations from you?!??! What a surprise!??!?
 

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Wow...so you're judging Jesse Jackson and throwing him in jail, why? Because you find his character lacking? Who gets the right to throw people in jail just because of they lack character? What crimes can you prove that these two men committed so that you may throw them in jail?

Jackson extorted $700 million from Toyota a few years ago. I think extortion is a crime; is it not? Al Sharpton was involved in a drug deal back in day. Dealing drugs is a crime, too; I think. That's just the stuff we know about.

I believe that Beck has even less character and is nothing more than a charlatan taking people's money the same way Jimmy Swaggert bilked religious people for millions. I've still said he deserves the right to do that since it's technically not illegal.

So, your way of "restoring honor" in America is rounding up those you disagree with and throwing them in jail?

Sounds about like what a Beck believer would say.

Nice job at twisting not only my comments, but the truth. How is Glenn Beck bilking people out of their money?
 

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Wow. More generalizations from you?!??! What a surprise!??!?

No generalization. It would cause the financial ruin of Jackson, Sharpton and the NAACP if black folks pulled themselves up by their boot straps one day. As long as blacks are poor, on welfare, drug addicts, alcoholics and killing each other over tennis shoes, the Civil Rights Industry can make millions of dollars off that, every year.
 

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It's coming back on C-Span right now. Check it out.
I watched it earlier.
The honor part, the way I took it was restoring our own individual honor (integrity)

GB should start with himself.
 

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No generalization. It would cause the financial ruin of Jackson, Sharpton and the NAACP if black folks pulled themselves up by their boot straps one day. As long as blacks are poor, on welfare, drug addicts, alcoholics and killing each other over tennis shoes, the Civil Rights Industry can make millions of dollars off that, every year.

You just painted an entire race out to be poor, on welfare, drug addicts, alcoholics, and murderers and claim that you support and understand the Civil Rights Movement? Really?

This discussion is pretty much done.
 

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You just painted an entire race out to be poor, on welfare, drug addicts, alcoholics, and murderers and claim that you support and understand the Civil Rights Movement? Really?

This discussion is pretty much done.

For the most part, that described the Black Community in America. It's just a fact, denial isn't going to change it. It's the reason that the NAACP and The Rainbow Coalition exist. Jackson and Charpton make millions off the plight of black in America.

Are you saying that the CRM was all about making things worse for blacks? Because that's all it's done.

My understanding of the CRM didn't mean more welfare, more racial quotas, more hate crimes legislation, more racial gerrymandering so that more black politicians could get elected, more public housing and the, "you owe me something", attitude.

I sure as hell don't recall the CRM saying anything about extorting money from large coporations to fund Rainbow PUSH.
 
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No fighting, no guns, no riots. Just well behaved ordinary people who believe this country has taken a wrong turn.

No point. No coherent message. No real issues. Just a bunch of people who still haven't gotten over the outcome of the 2008 election.

I take back what I said about staining the memories of Lincoln and MLK. GB and Palin aren't capable of doing that on their best (worst) days. Their lackluster exercise in kitchen sink generalities was like watching a flea circus at the Coliseum. "Louder, we can't hear you." Don't worry, they're not really saying anything.

Thought for the day: *Yawn* What time does our bus leave, do we have time to catch an Imax movie?

I swear I saw Lincoln smirking down at the pudgy little man at the podium. "You lost, son?"

Note to TeaPeople: W/O your signs, you're not as interesting to watch.
 

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No point. No coherent message. No real issues. Just a bunch of people who still haven't gotten over the outcome of the 2008 election.

I take back what I said about staining the memories of Lincoln and MLK. GB and Palin aren't capable of doing that on their best (worst) days. Their lackluster exercise in kitchen sink generalities was like watching a flea circus at the Coliseum. "Louder, we can't hear you." Don't worry, they're not really saying anything.

Thought for the day: *Yawn* What time does our bus leave, do we have time to catch an Imax movie?

I swear I saw Lincoln smirking down at the pudgy little man at the podium. "You lost, son?"

Note to TeaPeople: W/O your signs, you're not as interesting to watch.

We know what you think about the black Americans that attended the rally, too. Buncha, "token niggers", eh?
 

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IMHO, there was quite a lot of irony in Beck's rally being held on the day of King's "I have a dream speech", and on the very spot he gave that speech.

Wrong again Dan. He said specifically the speech would take place steps down from where MLK stood out of respect. God I wish you would research the basic facts just once. He made that point very clear.

There was a lot of talk about getting the government out of people's lives, and I liked that to quite an extent. However, this is where the irony kicks in. I remember Selma Alabama and Jackson Mississippi in the 1960's, when blacks were murdered and churches blown up because people wanted to exercise their constitutional right to vote, to get served at lunch counters, and to ride in the front of the bus. It was in that context that Martin Luther King made that famous speech, and in that speech, he was not advocating for less government, but for more government, in order to protect the rights of those who were being murdered and their churches blown up.

How did Beck advocate segregation in that speech Dan?

On this day in history, I very much respect the fact that Beck and Palin ran a good and peaceful show, and put out a great message of Americans coming together. I think Dr. King would have liked that. But let us also remember that, no matter how much we are against the government controlling our lives, there are pivotal times in history when government intervention is absolutely vital, in order to protect the rights of ALL Americans. Let us never forget what the civil rights struggle was really all about.

The civil rights movement was not about expanding government but for equal rights for all races. Those are not synonymous
 
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No point. No coherent message. No real issues. Just a bunch of people who still haven't gotten over the outcome of the 2008 election.

You obviously didn't listen. Color me shocked.
 

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People keep asking about the honor. Doctor Zero, at Hotair.com, has done an extraordinary job of answering that question.

Three hundred thousand people gathered in the Washington Mall on August 28, at the invitation of radio and TV host Glenn Beck, to discuss restoring the honor of the American people. How did a great people come to lose their honor?

It certainly hasn’t been lost by all of us. Individuals, families, and communities across America never broke faith with the noble traditions of self-reliance, responsibility, and adventure that forged this honorable nation. Such people can be found in every neighborhood of every city… but the nation as a whole has lost its way.



The Greenroom » The Honor of a Great People
 
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