The March to Restore Honor

A week from tomorrow, Saturday the 28th of August there will be a rally entitled "Restoring Honor" at the Lincoln Memorial.  It comes on the 47th anniversary of Martin Luther King's "I have a Dream" speech and without a doubt one of the seminal moments in American history.

I was one of 200,000 in attendance on that historic day and in my mind's eye I can still see Reverend King and hear his words.  The "March on Washington" began a long overdue process, one in which I was privileged to participate, to once and for all put an end to institutionalized racism.

I have never met nor do I know Glenn Beck, the organizer of the "Restoring Honor" march.  I have rarely watched his show due to the press of business and travel, but he has seized upon an issue that is paramount if the United States is to survive as it was founded: the restoration of honor and integrity throughout our society.

This country is sinking under a burden of debt, malfeasance by our governing class, and unfounded expectations of the populace as a whole.  All these issues have overtaken the nation because of a fundamental erosion in the moral and religious nature of the citizenry.

By focusing on these factors this march may well rival in importance and be as pivotal as the original "March on Washington" so many years ago.  Yet many on the Left and the once-mainstream media are denigrating the motives of those who plan to attend and are viewing the proceedings through a political prism in order to protect the interests of the current ruling class.

They have also invoked the name of Martin Luther King in order to intimidate those who will attend.  However as he said in the "I have a Dream" speech:

"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character."

I believe he would wholeheartedly support the aim of the "Restoring Honor" march as the United States while it has made great strides in ceasing to judge by the color of skin must now focus on the content of character.

I will be there on the 28th of August 2010 as I was on the 28th of August 1963.