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.
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I would have listed God first in that final sentence. However, it is very nice to finally have a positive piece of journalistic opinion about this awesome event shared by a mainstream media source.
Also, Glenn launched a new website called The Blaze. Just began exploring the site this morning. Check back for more information and commentary later.
Hat tips to both links.
See the following blogs for comprehensive information, videos, photos, and opinions about the Restoring Honor Event:
Daily Thought Pad: 8.28 Not Accurately Reported… It Was All About Honor, Prayer and Saving America - Please Watch, Read and Decide for Yourself
New Zeal Blog: The Day Beck Shook America