Saturday, August 28, 2010

Thousands Gather in D.C. for Beck's

Aerial view of the National Mall in Washington...Image via Wikipedia
As Tea Party activists and other conservatives began converging on Washington, D.C. this morning for Glenn Beck's "Restoring Honor" rally, the war of words between liberals and conservatives continued to broil.

Americans For Prosperity tell ABC News why they are going to Glenn Beck rally.Today at the National Mall, the rally has attracted more than 100,000 people gathered to see speeches by both Beck and Sarah Palin. Security was beefed up amid concerns of a clash because Beck's rally coincides with the 47th anniversary of Martin Luther King's speech, to be commemorated by various marches and rallies on the capitol."Something that is beyond man is happening," Beck told his supporters as the rally opened. "America today begins to turn back to God. For too long, this country has wandered in darkness."Beck has shunned criticism from some civil rights leaders that holding his rally on this historic day tarnishes King's legacy.

Beck: America Is Turning "Back to God"

AssociatedPress | August 28, 2010
From the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, broadcaster Glenn Beck has told a crowd of tens of thousands of people gathering on the National Mall that their country has "wandered in darkness" for too long. (Aug. 28)

Palin: "We Must Restore America"

AssociatedPress | August 28, 2010
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, greeted by chants of "USA, USA, USA" from many in the crowd, told the gathering, "It is so humbling to get to be here with you today, patriots. You who are motivated and engaged ... and knowing never to retreat." (Aug. 28)
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