Park Service Approves Glenn Beck's DC Rally
It's on the anniversary of MLK's 'I Have a Dream' speech
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Aug 19, 2010 7:14 PM CDT
Glenn Beck is interviewed on the "Fox & Friends" in May.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

(Newser) – Glenn Beck's controversial DC rally is a go. The National Park Service has approved a permit to stage his "Restoring Honor" event at the National Mall on Aug. 28, the anniversary of Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech at the same location, reports the Washington Post. Sarah Palin will be one of the featured speakers. The agency is considering a permit for a counter-rally planned by Al Sharpton.

Beck's enemies are in full roar over the date, but Cynthia Tucker of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (who calls Beck an "amoral huckster") is OK with giving him the right to rally. "Why? He is protected by the very same Bill of Rights he would deny to others." She agrees with Beck's assertion that "blacks don't own" MLK. "He belongs to America—an America much better because of the life he lived. Beck doesn’t seem to believe in that America, but I don’t believe King would have tried to deny him his rally on Aug. 28."

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mcauleysworld
Aug 27, 2010 11:24 AM CDT
I guess freedom of speech and freedom of assembly only exist if you agree with Yahoo, the AP and the far left MSM ... The shameful article also implies that Beck & Palin are the only speakers, when in fact; Dr. Alveda King and Marcus Luttrell will also speak. Dr. Alveda King is the niece of Martin Luther King, Jr. and daughter of the late civil rights activist Rev. A. D. King, Martin Luther King's younger brother. Alfred Daniel Williams King (known as A.D.) was arrested with his older brother and 70 others while participating in the October, 1960 lunch counter sit-in in Atlanta. On 11 May 1963, A.D. King’s family home was bombed.... Marcus Luttrell is a former Petty Officer First Class and United States Navy SEAL, He received the Navy Cross for his actions in 2005 facing Taliban fighters during Operation Red Wings. In 2010, Luttrell established the Lone Survivor Foundation. The foundation's mission is to "Go to extraordinary lengths to Welcome Home, Empower and Restore American Wounded Warriors, their Families and Surviving Families” … Strange that there would be no mention of these speakers or these "facts" in the article...
Bartmaeus
Aug 20, 2010 6:30 PM CDT
I wonder what the jabbering taunters of Christian belief, who write on these pages such shit like only a moron believes in a sky wizard, think about Rev Martin Luther King?
Shawn_The_Bohn
Aug 20, 2010 5:14 PM CDT
Glenn Beck quotes, from the mormons greatest talking head: "I'm thinking about killing Michael Moore...I could kill him myself, or if I would need to hire somebody to do it,...No, I think I could. I think he could be looking me in the eye, you know, and I could just be choking the life out. Is this wrong? I stopped wearing my What Would Jesus — band — Do, and I've lost all sense of right and wrong now. I used to be able to say, 'Yeah, I'd kill Michael Moore,' and then I'd see the little band: What Would Jesus Do? And then I'd realize, 'Oh, you wouldn't kill Michael Moore. Or at least you wouldn't choke him to death.' And you know, well, I'm not sure." —The Glenn Beck Program, May 17, 2005 ''I fear a Reichstag moment. God forbid, another 9/11. Something that will turn this machine on, and power will be seized and voices will be silenced.'' —Glenn Beck, comparing actions by Washington elitists to the 1933 burning of Germany's parliament building in Berlin, which the Nazis blamed on communists and Hitler used as an excuse to suspend constitutional liberties and consolidate power, Newsmax interview, Sept. 29, 2009 ''This is what Hitler did with the SS. He had his own people. He had the brownshirts and then the SS. This is what Saddam Hussein — so — but you are comparing that. And I — I mean, I think America would have a really hard time getting their arms around that.'' —Glenn Beck, claiming Obama's 'civilian national security force' is the same as what Hitler and Saddam Hussein did, Glenn Beck, FOX News' Glenn Beck show, Aug. 27, 2009 ''Roosevelt...Am I wrong by saying there was a good portion of people that thought, 'Holy cow, I'm glad he's dead. He was turning into a dictator.''' —Glenn Beck, on FDR, who was wildly popular after being elected four times, bringing America back from economic collapse, and leading the Allied powers to victory in World War II (May 21, 2010) ''Al Gore's not going to be rounding up Jews and exterminating them. It is the same tactic, however. The goal is different. The goal is globalization...And you must silence all dissenting voices. That's what Hitler did. That's what Al Gore, the U.N., and everybody on the global warming bandwagon [are doing].'' —Glenn Beck on his radio show, May 1, 2007 ''You got to have an enemy to fight. And when you have an enemy to fight, then you can unite the entire world behind you, and you seize power. That was Hitler's plan. His enemy: the Jew. Al Gore's enemy, the U.N.'s enemy: global warming. Then you get the scientists — eugenics. You get the scientists — global warming. Then you have to discredit the scientists who say, 'That's not right.' And you must silence all dissenting voices. That's what Hitler did.'' —Glenn Beck, linking Al Gore's campaign against global warming to Hitler's campaign against the Jews, 'The Glenn Beck Program,' April 30, 2007 Now, who is the psychotic over the edge lunatic?? Any person who fucking hates Glenn Beck for being a Mormon terrorist fuck? Or the person who said the above PSYCHOTIC BULLSHIT??? No Mormons have come out to publicly denounce glenn beck, and until they do, all Mormons are terrorists, Glenn Beck and mormonism are trying to destroy america...