Nice job at twisting not only my comments, but the truth. How is Glenn Beck bilking people out of their money?I believe that Beck has even less character and is nothing more than a charlatan taking people's money the same way Jimmy Swaggert bilked religious people for millions. I've still said he deserves the right to do that since it's technically not illegal.
So, your way of "restoring honor" in America is rounding up those you disagree with and throwing them in jail?
Sounds about like what a Beck believer would say.
Are you saying that the CRM was all about making things worse for blacks? Because that's all it's done.
My understanding of the CRM didn't mean more welfare, more racial quotas, more hate crimes legislation, more racial gerrymandering so that more black politicians could get elected, more public housing and the, "you owe me something", attitude.
I sure as hell don't recall the CRM saying anything about extorting money from large coporations to fund Rainbow PUSH.
I take back what I said about staining the memories of Lincoln and MLK. GB and Palin aren't capable of doing that on their best (worst) days. Their lackluster exercise in kitchen sink generalities was like watching a flea circus at the Coliseum. "Louder, we can't hear you." Don't worry, they're not really saying anything.
Thought for the day: *Yawn* What time does our bus leave, do we have time to catch an Imax movie?
I swear I saw Lincoln smirking down at the pudgy little man at the podium. "You lost, son?"
Note to TeaPeople: W/O your signs, you're not as interesting to watch.
How did Beck advocate segregation in that speech Dan?There was a lot of talk about getting the government out of people's lives, and I liked that to quite an extent. However, this is where the irony kicks in. I remember Selma Alabama and Jackson Mississippi in the 1960's, when blacks were murdered and churches blown up because people wanted to exercise their constitutional right to vote, to get served at lunch counters, and to ride in the front of the bus. It was in that context that Martin Luther King made that famous speech, and in that speech, he was not advocating for less government, but for more government, in order to protect the rights of those who were being murdered and their churches blown up.
The civil rights movement was not about expanding government but for equal rights for all races. Those are not synonymousOn this day in history, I very much respect the fact that Beck and Palin ran a good and peaceful show, and put out a great message of Americans coming together. I think Dr. King would have liked that. But let us also remember that, no matter how much we are against the government controlling our lives, there are pivotal times in history when government intervention is absolutely vital, in order to protect the rights of ALL Americans. Let us never forget what the civil rights struggle was really all about.
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Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.