Tuesday, August 31, 2010

  • The Wall Street Journal

Glenn Beck's Happy Warriors

You probably couldn't have found a more polite crowd at the opera.

Washington, D.C.

Pundits will debate whether the crowd at Glenn Beck's Saturday rally in Washington was the largest in recent political history, but it was certainly among the most impressive.

Mr. Beck is a television host and radio broadcaster with a checkered past and a penchant for incendiary remarks. But if he's judged by the quality of people of all colors that he attracted to the Lincoln Memorial, his stock can't help but rise.

Jason Riley discusses Glenn Beck's rally at the Lincoln Memorial.

One would not be able to find a more polite crowd at a political convention, certainly not at a professional sporting event, probably not even at an opera. In fact, judging by the behavior of the attendees following the event, you'd have a tough time finding churches in which people display more patience as others make their way to the exits.

This army of well-mannered folks that marched into Washington seemed comprised mainly of people who had once marched in the U.S. Army or other military branch, or at least had a family member who had. Perhaps that's not surprising, given that the event was a fund-raiser for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation, which provides scholarships to the children of elite troops killed in the performance of their duty. The day was largely devoted to expressions of gratitude for the sacrifices of U.S. soldiers, for great men of American history like the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., and for God.

But it didn't end there. Dave Roever, a Vietnam veteran, offered a closing prayer in which he thanked the Lord for the president and for the Congress. Despite the unpopularity of the latter two, no booing or catcalls could be heard.

Perhaps feeling defensive about how they would be portrayed in media reports, various attendees wore t-shirts noting that they were "Not violent" or "Non-violent." For other participants, there was no need for an explicit message. Relaxed young parents felt comfortable enough to push toddlers in strollers through the crowded areas along the memorial's reflecting pool.

Not only was the rally akin to a "huge church picnic" (in one Journal reporter's description), but one had to wonder if the over-achievers in this crowd actually left the area in better shape than they found it.

After the event, walking from the Lincoln Memorial's reflecting pool through Constitution Gardens, this reporter scanned 360 degrees and could not see a scrap of trash anywhere. Participants and volunteers had collected all their refuse and left it piled neatly in bags around the public garbage cans. Near Constitution Avenue, I did encounter one stray piece of paper—but too old and faded to have been left that day.

Given the huge representation of military families at the event, maybe it's not surprising the grounds were left ship-shape. A principal theme of the day was that attendees should restore the country by making improvements in their own lives—be the change you wish to see in the world, as Gandhi once put it.

Most of the participants were strictly amateurs in the business of activism. For many, it was their first appearance at a public demonstration. Their strikingly mild-mannered nature might inspire even Mr. Beck to acknowledge that in a crowd estimated at 300,000, the craziest person at the event might have been the one with the microphone. While he admits that he's part entertainer and prone to over-the-top comments, his followers appear to be sincerely responding to his message that Americans need to cling to their best traditions. (Mr. Beck's program appears on the Fox News Channel, which is owned by News Corp., which also owns this newspaper.)

The conservative Mr. Beck's ability to draw this many people to Washington may suggest enormous gains for Republicans come the fall. But the GOP shouldn't expect voters to simply hand them a congressional majority without making them earn it. If pregame chatter and off-season optimism translated into victory, the New York Jets and the Washington Redskins would meet in the Super Bowl every year.

Between Saturday's crowd in Washington and the tea partiers agitating for limited government, we may be witnessing the rebuilding of the Reagan coalition, the "fusion" of religious and economic conservatives that political theorist Frank Meyer once endorsed. Reagan always believed that the Republican Party was the natural home for this movement, but GOP leaders in Washington need to prove they are worthy of it.

Mr. Freeman is assistant editor of the Journal's editorial page.

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Monday, August 30, 2010

President Obama's top education official urged government employees to attend a rally that the Rev. Al Sharpton organized to counter a larger conservative event on the Mall.

Read more at the Washington Examiner: http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/local/Education-secretary-urged-his-employees-to-go-to-Sharpton_s-rally-651280-101839293.html#ixzz0y98dABzG

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Restoring Honor 8/28

August 28, 2010 - 13:44 ET

Thank you to all those that attended 8/28 both in person and online

With your support and help we were able to raise more than $5-milliondollars for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation.

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The document that should stop the Islamic “Victory Mosque”

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Islam in Muhammad's Own Words
Prophet of Doom is the best-documented, most comprehensive, presentation of Islam's five oldest and most reliable scriptural sources. Ishaq's Biography of Muhammad, Tabari's History of Islam, and Bukhari's and Muslim's Hadith, were used to reorder the Qur'an chronologically and to set its surahs into the context of Muhammad's life. When this evidence is evaluated systematically, the only rational conclusion is that Islam's lone prophet was a ruthless terrorist, a mass-murderer, a thief, slave trader, rapist and pedophile.

Islam's Dark Past
Consider what is actually known about the Qur'an (Koran), its origin and content, and learn how we came to possess Muhammad's recital in its present form. Evaluate the veracity of Islam's foundational texts and discover when and where they were written.

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LaredoGate: How High Does The Cover-up Go?
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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

This is a moving story.

The Barack Hussein Obama regime doesn't just dislike the American Flag, judging by the Park Police actions at the Lincoln Memorial. I was absolutely revolted to hear about this.

Not only is this censorship of the most neutral form of freedom of expression (thankfully, these high school children, in their first time in Washington, D.C. - they actually chose civil disobedience over being silenced, and continued singing the National Anthem), but it is a horrible example to teach school children. Imagine if YOUR child were to be instructed to stop singing the National Anthem at the Lincoln Memorial? What would they do, and what would you do?

These kids who were on a trip sponsored by the Young America's Foundation were brave, and I'm immensely proud of them. I admire their courage to sing the National Anthem despite a police officer demanding that their singing be censored. What could be MORE neutral and INOFFENSIVE than the beautiful voices of high school students echoing in the Lincoln Memorial? The other tourists there reportedly joined in, and the Park Police made no arrests this time. Here are the YouTube video clips documenting this inspiring civil disobedience:

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Sunday, August 8, 2010

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Does Obama’s anti-democratic ideology result from his dysfunctional childhood? An intriguing book, Faith of the Fatherless: The Psychology of Atheism, by Paul Vitz, argues this type background is a common precursor to the classic tyrant’s personality. This suggests Barack’s beef with America might result from his own deficient past......MORE AT http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/26329

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Semper Fidelis: Jerry McConnell at Guadalcanal
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