Glenn Beck Rally: Restoring Honor Rally Controversy
Glenn Beck Rally: Restoring Honor Rally Controversy – Glenn Beck has denied claims that his Restoring Honor Rally, which will be held on Saturday, has something to do with the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s historical “I Have a Dream” speech. Reportedly, the date was not chosen purposely, but he isn’t seeing it as a bad thing.
Beck said that he believed that his rally would be the jump-off point for people to “reclaim the civil rights movement.” His cheap story may be a little bit farfetched, and civil rights participants have been skeptical about the statements that Beck has made. Al Sharpton even expressed his skepticism, stating that he thought that his choice of date was “puzzling,” and also revealed that the message that Beck is sending “doesn’t gel with what Mr Beck or Mrs. Palin are representing.”
Beck has been at the forefront of the Tea Party movement, and has been a controversial right-wing figure throughout his career. Sarah Palin will also be taking part in the event as the featured speaker. This will be just another stop on the road for Palin as she gears up for a presumed run at the Presidential office in 2012, although she has made no formal announcement regarding her intentions.
The official website of the event states that the event is for America’s military, and to pay tribute to individuals who “embody our nation’s founding principles of integrity, truth and honor.”
Beck is a polarizing figure to say the least, and while his intentions behind the rally may be noble, there are certain individuals that will never see his actions to be without an ulterior motive.
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