Monday, August 30, 2010
Post-Restore Honor Rally, What Now?
There seems to be a great deal of fumbling among the American news media concerning what follows the "Restoring Honor" rally in Washington, D.C., this past weekend. If only they knew about Christians for Restoring America's Greatness right here on Facebook.
From Washington, D.C., President Barack Obama told NBC News he didn't watch the rally.
Also in Washington, D.C., AP's Philip Elliot wrote, "If Democrats had doubts about the voter unrest that threatens to rob them of their majority in Congress, they needed only look from the Capitol this weekend to the opposite end of the National Mall."
On the Takeaway, a national morning news program produced in partnership with The New York Times, the BBC World Service, WNYC, Public Radio International and WGBH Boston, the question was asked, "What Was The "Restoring Honor" Rally All About?" Was it to show support for the U.S. military, does it mean the Tea Party is taking a religious turn; what does it mean for U.S. politics, and "is this the start of a new religious movement?"
But why should we be surprised when the news media in New York City, with the facts about Islam at its fingertips, still insists on being PC about encroaching Sharia Law, why should we be surprised they are blind to the demands of the American public for more ethical, moral, common sense behavior by our legislators to bring honor back to the halls of the government?
Even though the estimated half a million in attendance heard Glen Beck, Sarah Palin and Dr. Alveda King -- the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. -- invoke Dr. King's speech and memory, while calling on God and American values to lead the way in their movement, still the media was compelled to publicize quotes from the NAACP and others saying that " Beck and like-minded conservative groups have co-opted the civil rights movement and King's memory."
It's been said, and is never more true than in this instance, that the news media's entire approach to news broadcasting is "let's you and him fight", otherwise without conflict there is no story, in their opinion.
Now, first I must say it just seems incredible that, to those on the left, conservatives are now the only ones who still believe in Dr. Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech about a color-blind society. Those of us dedicated to restoring honor and greatness to America know that a person should be judged on the content of their character, not by the color of their skin. All the conservatives I know are more concerned with what is right and what is wrong with America, with power being returned to the rugged individualism that made America great, with We the People and the states we live in making decisions about the important aspects of our lives. If anything, conservatives want less power concentrated in the hands of government, while those on the left, those of a progressive frame of mind, want more. And the latter is much more to be concerned about; to be feared.
Organizer Glen Beck himself billed the rally as a “nonpolitical” celebration of the military, patriotism and American heritage. And there was plenty of talk from the speakers regarding limits on government spending, taxes and debt. Beck did add in a Fox-TV interview, “There’s nothing we can do that will solve the problems that we have and keep the peace unless we solve it through God,”
So what is the mandate now for those dedicated to restoring honor, restoring greatness to America? Glen Beck and Sarah Palin both urged the crowd of fans and activists to embrace religion and the nation’s traditional values, while supporting the restoration of the constitutional foundation of the country.
There is a "Restoring Honor" Facebook page, but it is mainly filled with post-rally comments and photos.
One of the quotes many of the news media picked up on was Glen Beck's "One man can change the world." He told the crowd, "That man or woman is you. You make the difference." The news media took that as code to change the political party in power, but it can also be interpreted to change the individuals in power; to elect new blood, to put into office those individuals dedicated to fiscal responsibility, who also understand that We the People demand ethics and morals once more be the high water mark for politicians who represent us.
Empowering Christian pastors and other church leaders, those men and women who understand the absolute necessity of ethics and morals in everyday life, as well as in our legislatures, Christians for Restoring America's Greatness intends to provide the tools and resources for cleaning House and Senate in the November 2 election, the first step in putting America's greatness back among her historic trophies.
The entire world needs America to be great once again. Whenever famine, disease, disasters cripple the nations of the world, it is always America that comes to their aid. When a moral tone is needed in the world councils, America has always taken the high ground, helping to solve problems whether the solution required medicines, funding, organizational expertise, or military might, the United States of America was always there.
Now, however, under current government leadership, the United States of America is being driven over a socialist cliff. At a time when jobs are desperately needed, this administration has concentrated on a health care program that will only raise costs and limit the quality of care. Does not help the job market. At a time when small businesses are being driven out of business by rising costs and a frozen loan market, this administration has spent trillions of dollars disrupting the free market system by taking over educational loan programs, banks, auto industries. Instead of seeking passage of million dollar programs through the people's Congress, this President has repeatedly used his executive decision signature to sign away money to causes outside the United States when our own citizens are suffering. No jobs there.
At a time when jobs are at a premium, this administration has not only refused to stop the onslaught of illegal aliens crossing our southern border and taking jobs at wages lower than the American family can live on, but they have actually gone to court to cripple laws passed in Arizona, consistent with federal laws, aimed at protecting that state's citizens from murder, attack, robbery and rape by illegal aliens.
And still there is more.
But what can be done?
Consistent with the intent of the speakers at the Restoring Honor Rally, we can join together with Christians for Restoring America's Greatness, working through out local political organizations and individual churches to separate good candidates from bad, to support the return of ethics and morals to legislative processes, to hold politician's feet to the fire to make decisions that benefit We the People, and not their political party, or their particular industry of financial backers.
Glen Beck was absolutely correct when he said, "One man can change the world. That man or woman is you. You make the difference." Christians for Restoring America's Greatness intends to provide those tools; a viable combination of Christian activism and prayer.
You can make that difference at Christians for Restoring America's Greatness. Growing with 1,153 so far, join us at http://www.facebook.com/#!/group.php?gid=54161066926&ref=ts