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Editor’s Note – As a participant in the Restoring Honor Rally in Washington, D.C. this weekend, I can attest that there were hundreds of thousands of patriots at the event.  The attendance came close, but did not match. the 9/12 Rally of last year, of which, I also attended.

Regardless of the numbers that get tossed around in the media over the next few days, what will not be focused on is the intense hunger for truth and honor in America that was on display at the Lincoln Memorial.  From our elected officials, from the media and from ourselves.

Ultimately, we each have a choice to make.  Seldom is knowing what’s the right thing to do the challenge…it is making the personal choice to do the right thing that we struggle with.  As Glenn Beck so accurately pointed out this past Saturday, heroes are usually ordinary people who made the conscience decision to do what was right, regardless of the cost.

We can avoid making the decision to do the right things in life, we cannot avoid the consequences of that choice. 

 

How Many Attended The Glenn Beck Rally?

By Nancy Morgan
RightBias.com

The question on the minds of millions of Americans this morning: How many people attended Glenn Beck’s ‘Restoring Honor’ rally yesterday in our nations’ capitol?

The answer to this question has ramifications far beyond mere crowd size. It is one of the few concrete indicators of the popularity and viability of the Tea Party and their message of traditional values, less government and a return to our Founders’ vision of America.

The New York Times described the crowd merely as “enormous and impassioned.” ABC was more specific, estimating the attendance at Beck’s Restoring Honor Rally in the “hundreds of thousands.” AP chimed in at “tens of thousands.”

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Whether the attendance was 300,000 or one million, (you decide) the huge crowd gathered to hear conservative commentator Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin and other notables, offered a compelling contrast to another rally being held across town held by Al Sharpton.

An estimated 3,000, most of whom were African-Americans, attended a rally/march hosted by Al Sharpton to commemorate the 47th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s famous “I Have A Dream” speech. Sharpton railed against the Tea Party as he informed the crowd that MLK’s dream “has not been achieved.”

The fact that America has elected a black president didn’t seem to faze Sharpton as he trotted out his familiar message of black oppression. Sharpton’s solution? Support Obama’s latest money grab, appealingly entitled a “jobs bill.’ Yawn.

The times, they are a changin’. For years, race hustlers have tried to keep the race card alive. After all, white guilt has proved very lucrative for Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson and the segment of the black population that seek to divide Americans by race.

What does it say about Sharpton’s message when one contrasts the 3,000 attendees to the hundreds of thousands of people across town at the Beck rally who were focused on honor as opposed to the color of one’s skin?

This is good news, America. Good news that may signal a death knell for racial and grievance politics and, hopefully, a return to basic American values that are shared by all Americans, regardless of their color.

Who knows, maybe one day soon Al Sharpton may have to go out and get a real job. And maybe one day soon, our elected officials will recognize that America is still a Christian nation. Hope springs eternal.

Tom Tillison

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