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28 August 1963: "I have a dream"

Today in Washington D.C. Glenn Beck is holding a rally at the Lincoln Memorial where 47 years ago Martin Luther King stood and delivered one of the most powerful speeches in this nation’s history.  His “I have a dream” resonated with people from all walks of life and softened the hardened hearts of those that sought to impose a type of tyranny on a segment of society based on skin color.  Today the faces are different and the issues are just as divisive, but make no mistake there are those in power who seek to impose a type of tyranny on all of us regardless of the color of our skin or the faiths we embrace.

Below is the video of that incredible speech delivered 47 years ago today.

Every time I watch this speech I am reminded that we are indeed a great people.  We have faced many beasts in our nation’s history and we have prevailed.  These beasts came in many different forms.  They have worn crowns, enslaved a people, segregated a nation, marched on Europe, and built a concrete wall to separate and imprison a city.  And yet by the grace of God we have prevailed.  Today we face a different beast in a different form.  This is a clever beast disregards the limitations placed upon it by our Constitution and tramples all over our basic rights; rights granted by God. It encroaches on our liberties and desires to manage every aspect of our lives. It makes a mockery of our faiths and shows little tolerance towards political dissent.  And finally it deceives the masses by implementing bad policy that leads to a culture of dependency. 

Yes times are turbulent and unpredictable just as they were 47 years ago; however we are a great people and once again must stand up, face the beast, and prevail.  The times demand it from us.

Liberty forever, freedom forever


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  • Randy-g August 28, 2010 at 4:11 AM

    The beast is the leftist in this country, and they need to be destroyed(politically)….Nov. 2, 2010.

  • The Born Again American August 28, 2010 at 6:06 AM

    Randy certainly has a good point, however I think one of the heads of the beast is lack of honor (can you have a double negative as a head) and that is precisely what Glenn is trying to restore… The day we get our hearts and souls back in line is the day we will start the restoration of this great country…

  • John Carey August 28, 2010 at 4:49 PM

    It is this time around Randy. Thanks for the comments.

  • John Carey August 28, 2010 at 4:53 PM

    Well said Born Again. I believe it is one of the key components we must again find. Thanks for the comments.