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Restoring Honor: Gathering in D.C.

| Friday, Aug. 27, 2010

It's a huge weekend in the nation's capital for patriotic Americans.

Tonight, it's the "Take America Back Convention" at the DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, sponsored by FreedomWorks. Participants will learn of the hottest congressional races of the year and learn how to get out the vote in November.

And Saturday, it's the "Restoring Honor" rally at the Lincoln Memorial, co-hosted by Fox News host Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin, the former Alaska governor, the Republicans' vice-presidential nominee in 2008.

Organizers for the latter event, beginning at 10 a.m., are projecting attendance of up to 300,000. A counter-rally, led by the Rev. Al Sharpton, is expected to draw 3,000.

The "Restoring Honor" rally "will honor the troops, unite the American people under the principles of integrity and truth and make a pledge to restore honor within ourselves and our country," says Mr. Beck.

"There will be absolutely no politics involved," he said.

But that hasn't stopped the usual pimps of progressivism from trying to discredit both the message and the messenger. Many on the left have criticized the rally coming on the anniversary of Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech 47 years ago to the day.

Choosing that date (Beck says it was happenstance) "is insulting," says Marc Morial, president of the National Urban League. Which is a pretty bizarre thing to say considering what Dr. King stood for.

Here's hoping the "Restoring Honor" rally becomes one for the record books.

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