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Will you be protesting the Restoring Honor Rally in D.C. on 8/28?

Will you be protesting the Restoring Honor Rally?

  • Yes! I'll be there protesting!

    Votes: 1 4.8%
  • No! I'll be an audience member of the rally.

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • No. I wish I could go!

    Votes: 12 57.1%
  • Yes! I can't go, but I'll speak out online or other ways.

    Votes: 8 38.1%

  • Total voters
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Either online or in person, will you be speaking out against this rally. Please explain why or why not. (Obviously if you don't care either way you won't vote.)

Restoring Honor - 8.28.10
 
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Why am I not surprised that you're shilling for Glenn Beck's latest enterprise?

p.s. You forgot a poll option for those of us who think Glenn Beck is an idiot and don't care what his latest brain fart is, because he's completely irrelevant.
 

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"Restoring" honor?

I think there are some doctors in the middle east who specialize in that sort of thing.
 

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They'll be doing hymenectomies at this rally? I guess that's why Sarah Palin will be speaking. She knows a lot about that subject.
 
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Why am I not surprised that you're shilling for Glenn Beck's latest enterprise?

p.s. You forgot a poll option for those of us who think Glenn Beck is an idiot and don't care what his latest brain fart is, because he's completely irrelevant.
Obviously you didn't read the OP.

But it's not surprising that you would comment on something you supposedly don't care about.
 

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What does "Restoring Honor" have to do with Freedom of Speech and our troops that fought for it?
 

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What's to protest? The Rally is to Honor Free Speech and the profits are going to a worthy charity. Got something against free speech and charity? I guess you ca freely speak against those who are celebrating free speech if that's what you want to do with your time.
 

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What's to protest? The Rally is to Honor Free Speech and the profits are going to a worthy charity. Got something against free speech and charity? I guess you ca freely speak against those who are celebrating free speech if that's what you want to do with your time.
But what does any of this have to do with "restoring honor"?
 

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I find it amusing that people are planning on protesting it when they have absolutely no idea what's going to happen there. They're all insisting that it's going to be political "hate speech". I guess honoring our troops is hate speech. *shrug*
 

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I find it amusing that people are planning on protesting it when they have absolutely no idea what's going to happen there. They're all insisting that it's going to be political "hate speech". I guess honoring our troops is hate speech. *shrug*
What people? All three people who have voted in the poll wish they could go.
 

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But what does any of this have to do with "restoring honor"?
Restoring honor to our country. Getting back to the basics of what a GOOD country is. Stop the corruption, stop the political games, stop treating citizens like they're morons who deserve to be mocked (*cough* Rep. Stark *cough*), honor our children by not leaving them with trillions of dollars in debt....

What is wrong with that?
 

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Restoring honor to our country. Getting back to the basics of what a GOOD country is. Stop the corruption, stop the political games, stop treating citizens like they're morons who deserve to be mocked (*cough* Rep. Stark *cough*), honor our children by not leaving them with trillions of dollars in debt....

What is wrong with that?
Well, it starts off with the supposition that our country has lost its honor. Corruption, political games, and treating the citizenry like morons is something that has existed in politics forever. Yes, it's nice to want to fight against it, but to pretend it's something new or something that our country has ever been without is naive.

What's funny to me is on one hand this is an innocent charity event yet the name of the event is charged with partisanship. Your explanation of the name says it all.
 

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Well, it starts off with the supposition that our country has lost its honor. Corruption, political games, and treating the citizenry like morons is something that has existed in politics forever. Yes, it's nice to want to fight against it, but to pretend it's something new or something that our country has ever been without is naive.

What's funny to me is on one hand this is an innocent charity event yet the name of the event is charged with partisanship. Your explanation of the name says it all.
What's partisan about honoring our troops and being against corruption?
 

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Any noteworthy ones?
Not sure. Daily Kos and HuffPo have several articles against the rally (they ignorantly believe it's going to be racist *eyeroll*). Many people are calling SOWF asking them to not sponsor the event, emailing Glenn with the same letter (someone created on the DailyKos so everyone could copy/paste it in email as if they actually wrote it themselves), organizing protests (not sure what they're going to be protesting....), etc. etc.
 

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What's partisan about honoring our troops and being against corruption?
Don't you think our troops deserve our undivided attention while at war?

There are certain topics that everyone is always for but nothing ever gets done about it. Education, reducing our oil dependence, immigration, and fighting corruption are always talked about every damn election and people gobble it up like this time they are really going to fix it. They won't though. It's simply campaign fodder. I don't see how corruption should be on the same stage at the same time as honoring our troops during wartime.
 

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January 25, 2010 - Glenn's radio show:

We must do two things. And really it's just this one. Remember, remember who we are. If we remember who we are, where we came from, why we came here, who let us, who wrote those documents, why did they write them, if we remember the mistakes we've made, and we made a lot, but I ain't going on a European apology tour for it. Every country has made mistakes, some bigger than others. I think in the balance we've been pretty good. But if we remember our mistakes, we'll be able to fix them. So remember.

And what happens when we remember? Well, if we remember, then we have to choose. And here comes the second part. Then we have to choose. Are we going to be part of the solution or part of the problem? And really honestly the problem is two can play at that game. The solution is to just always tell the truth. I announced on that same stage that I was going to be holding an event, and I didn't tell you much about it. On August 28th, this coming August 28th, I told you it would be at the mall in Washington. A lot of people are going to think that this is a tea party. It is not. I hope it will be something much, much deeper than a tea party. I believe what we are creating is going to be something that will be one for the history books. There is not going to be one word of politics from the stage, not one. Because the way to fix Washington is not through politics but through each of us as individuals. Because when we fix ourselves and we are united on the principle of honor and honesty and integrity, they will fear us like they've never feared us before. Why can somebody go to Washington that you think is so strong and then all of a sudden turn? All of a sudden they become part of the problem? Well, I think it's because they've lost their honor. They may have lost their honor before they even got there. And when they lost that honor, when they cheated on their wife or they embezzled or they took this deal or they compromised here, whatever it is, that's when they become a tool. That's why I ask you to join me at the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on 8/28 in a program called Restoring Honor. The feet of Abraham Lincoln. I'm reading a book right now called Giants. It's fantastic. It's the things that Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln had in common. Amazing men. But you don't have to solve Washington. The tea parties have the backdrop of the capitol. The capitol could go into a giant sinkhole as far as I'm concerned. Doesn't matter to me. You are not going to be able to go in there and fix that, unless you start at the other end of the mall and you start by looking and reflecting at Abraham Lincoln. And then you look and reflect. That's what the reflecting pool means. Reflect. You look one way and you are looking at Abraham Lincoln and you can reflect on him. You look the other way and you see the Washington Monument and everything that Washington stood for and you reflect on him. Once you do that and then make your choice, two can play that game. Or I'm going to be like Abraham Lincoln and George Washington. When you do that, you'll fix the country. I'm convinced of it. Education, reflection and higher choices. I can't tell you who or what is going to be on the program at this point for a myriad of reasons. But just know we want to be there. It is going to be amazing.
 

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Not sure. Daily Kos and HuffPo have several articles against the rally (they ignorantly believe it's going to be racist *eyeroll*). Many people are calling SOWF asking them to not sponsor the event, emailing Glenn with the same letter (someone created on the DailyKos so everyone could copy/paste it in email as if they actually wrote it themselves), organizing protests (not sure what they're going to be protesting....), etc. etc.
I don't read those sites. I doubt it will amount to much of a protest. Maybe they will take up a street corner.
 

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Don't you think our troops deserve our undivided attention while at war?

There are certain topics that everyone is always for but nothing ever gets done about it. Education, reducing our oil dependence, immigration, and fighting corruption are always talked about every damn election and people gobble it up like this time they are really going to fix it. They won't though. It's simply campaign fodder. I don't see how corruption should be on the same stage at the same time as honoring our troops during wartime.
Our troops should always have our attention and admiration. They should be honored always.

This isn't a political event. It's more of an event discussing our principles. Integrity, honesty, ..... Glenn summarized it nicely in the above excerpt.
 

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Well, it starts off with the supposition that our country has lost its honor. Corruption, political games, and treating the citizenry like morons is something that has existed in politics forever. Yes, it's nice to want to fight against it, but to pretend it's something new or something that our country has ever been without is naive.

What's funny to me is on one hand this is an innocent charity event yet the name of the event is charged with partisanship. Your explanation of the name says it all.
You lost me. How is the name Restoring Honor somehow partisan? Glenn clearly states on his website that this is a non-partisan rally. On his radio show I've heard him say it is a non political rally and not a tea party. He says bring your kids and leave your signs behind. I realize he'll probably have very few liberals there. They have too much hate for him in their hearts but at least he is trying to bring people together for a good cause.
 

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I don't read those sites. I doubt it will amount to much of a protest. Maybe they will take up a street corner.
I tend to agree with you. I think they'll look pretty foolish protesting honesty and integrity and honoring our troops.
 

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Agreed, Barb. Just like they made fun of the 9/12 movement when it was all about bringing us back together like we were the day after 9/11. We were UNITED then. We were flying our flags proudly and shaking our fist at our enemies. Too soon we were back to bickering about trivial things, putting our flags away and patting our enemies on the head.

The 9 principles and 12 values aren't political at all. They're about our character.
 

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My vote was a mess up. I meant to vote "No. I wish I could go!" I support what is going on, but I can't make it... Or maybe I can if I stay with family up in that area. I would love to go.
 

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My vote was a mess up. I meant to vote "No. I wish I could go!" I support what is going on, but I can't make it... Or maybe I can if I stay with family up in that area. I would love to go.
LOL! You messed up the poll! Just kidding. :)
 
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