Didn't you see the news? Thousands of people went.
I had no interst in either rally and I don't believe conservatives should ban themselves from rallying on days that special civil rights events occurred. Even if Beck was trying to be delibrately provocative by choosing that date and location, the best strategy is to not make a big deal out of it, which is what most people seemed to do (save Al Sharpton, who is a real fringe actor).
I do have a question about what "Take Back America's Honor" means?
Has the US lost its honor somewhere that I am not aware of?
I understand conservatives don't like the way government is expanding and spending, but what does that have to do with honor?
ODH: I believe it was called "Restoring Honor". I would say that America has lost it's honor in my lifetime. I can remember as a kid that we never locked our door. Now, I always lock my door whenever I leave my house.
As far as you locking your door...what is that truly in response to?
Until the last recession crime has been on a steady downward trend since the early 70s. Most of the belief the crime is so much worse now than it used to be is a product of better media coverage and more sensationalism.
America's honor was probably at an all time low during the controversial Vietnam era and subsequent poor reception of the returning troops.
Regarding crime, things are no worse today than the ever were, the information is just more available.
I figured restoring honor might also mean less secularism.
Beck was talking about God and redistribution along with what is taught in school. He is pretty far right but he does have some good points.