By The Right Scoop


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Watch all 3 hours of Glenn Beck’s Restoring Honor rally that happend on 8/28/2010. It was an amazing event that left me in tears more than I though it would. It was not about politics, but about honoring God, honoring those who have fought and currently fight for our freedom, and restoring honor and integrity to our great nation that we call America. A special thanks to CSPAN for covering the event.

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  • KeninMontana

    Here it is folks! Fantastic,amazing event.Kudos to Scoop for a first rate job on bringing this to us.

  • Leel004

    THANKS!!!!!! As I am watching this….it makes me now ask for the ‘whole cake’…do you also have anything from last night??????
    Mahalo NUI LOA….means thank you in the BIGGEST way. Aloha and God bless

  • http://www.therightscoop.com/ therightscoop

    no, nothing from last night. sorry.

    • Seth Root

      Do you have any MP3 audio of the Restoring Honor Rally? I would love that!!!

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        theres great software 2 get that,get mozila firefox,then get the add on download helper,then you can rip is from the eyeblast,and u have the video 2 keep.if u want 2 rip the audio then get a program called Xilisoft Video Converter Ultimate,it wil rip the audio out of it,,that wil convert it in 2 anyyyyyyyyyyyything u want

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  • MattyFos

    I can’t wait to watch this. Thank you Scoop. I missed it because of work (BOO!) But you hooked me up with the vid. I’ll have to watch it tonight. I got the Browns coming on at 5, haha.

  • MattyFos

    I can’t wait to watch this. Thank you Scoop. I missed it because of work (BOO!) But you hooked me up with the vid. I’ll have to watch it tonight. I got the Browns coming on at 5, haha.

  • MattyFos

    I can’t wait to watch this. Thank you Scoop. I missed it because of work (BOO!) But you hooked me up with the vid. I’ll have to watch it tonight. I got the Browns coming on at 5, haha.

  • MattyFos

    I can’t wait to watch this. Thank you Scoop. I missed it because of work (BOO!) But you hooked me up with the vid. I’ll have to watch it tonight. I got the Browns coming on at 5, haha.

  • MattyFos

    I can’t wait to watch this. Thank you Scoop. I missed it because of work (BOO!) But you hooked me up with the vid. I’ll have to watch it tonight. I got the Browns coming on at 5, haha.

  • Ugh

    it froze and then I had to restart from the first frame. ugh frustrating.

  • Sam Freedom

    hey, thanks for posting this!

  • Anonymous

    I admire the idea of restoring honor to our governance and likely with that personal responsibility and self-respect in our daily lives.

    And I fully admit that I may be a little oversensitive to the whole resemblance to the Billy Graham et al days…..

    But am I really the only one put off by just how heavy handed and overly pounded in your face the religiosity of this was? Not just religious but specifically christian as well.

    I wholeheartedly agree with shrinking government and empowering the individual and a sense of honor…but I would have felt so out of place there, as would my religious family members…

  • Anonymous

    I admire the idea of restoring honor to our governance and likely with that personal responsibility and self-respect in our daily lives.

    And I fully admit that I may be a little oversensitive to the whole resemblance to the Billy Graham et al days…..

    But am I really the only one put off by just how heavy handed and overly pounded in your face the religiosity of this was? Not just religious but specifically christian as well.

    I wholeheartedly agree with shrinking government and empowering the individual and a sense of honor…but I would have felt so out of place there, as would my religious family members…

  • Anonymous

    I admire the idea of restoring honor to our governance and likely with that personal responsibility and self-respect in our daily lives.

    And I fully admit that I may be a little oversensitive to the whole resemblance to the Billy Graham et al days…..

    But am I really the only one put off by just how heavy handed and overly pounded in your face the religiosity of this was? Not just religious but specifically christian as well.

    I wholeheartedly agree with shrinking government and empowering the individual and a sense of honor…but I would have felt so out of place there, as would my religious family members…

  • Anonymous

    I admire the idea of restoring honor to our governance and likely with that personal responsibility and self-respect in our daily lives.

    And I fully admit that I may be a little oversensitive to the whole resemblance to the Billy Graham et al days…..

    But am I really the only one put off by just how heavy handed and overly pounded in your face the religiosity of this was? Not just religious but specifically christian as well.

    I wholeheartedly agree with shrinking government and empowering the individual and a sense of honor…but I would have felt so out of place there, as would my religious family members…

    • David

      If a man/woman looks for GOD as if looking for a treasure, you will find GOD and only then will you know why Beck has a passion to get the message out that GOD is the only answer to better our Nation. And that means, GOD the Father, GOD the SON…Jesus, and GOD the Holy Spirit…Comforter. Our founding fathers knew this…We to need to know this.

  • christopher

    People that don’t get it…don’t get it, bless their hearts. It was a powerful day this country needed. Dr. King is right we MUST unite, under god. If you can watch that and question what is taking place, you should be at the huff.

  • Anonymous

    So if we aren’t falling in line and totally in on taking part in something more akin to an Evangelical Revival than anything else, then we’re lefties of the sort found on huffpo? Really?

  • Leel004

    Glenn has been saying for quite awhile that the way to get our country back to it’s principles is by getting on our knees asking God to help us get back on His side. That is what this whole rally was about. And I undstand that is what Christopher was saying. The whole point is God, so in that sense is it would ‘be a bit Evangeical Revival’ kind of thing.

    • Anonymous

      Eh, guess I made a mistake basing my assumption purely on the name and Lincoln location. Oh well.

    • Anonymous

      Eh, guess I made a mistake basing my assumption purely on the name and Lincoln location. Oh well.

    • Anonymous

      Eh, guess I made a mistake basing my assumption purely on the name and Lincoln location. Oh well.

    • Anonymous

      Eh, guess I made a mistake basing my assumption purely on the name and Lincoln location. Oh well.

  • Anonymous

    Let’s count how many times you can make stupid comments. I was there today, and you are entitled to make your comments. So my question to you would be: What are you doing to restore Honor ?

  • MariAnnIdaho

    MariAnnIdaho, this really brought tears to my eye’s! We are just begining! God will give us the strenght to fight the good fight; but mostly to stand up for our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ who in the begining and the end, the alpha and the omega,the first and the last. Thank you all who made this another great event!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bob-Zee/1060674129 Bob Zee

    People on the left keep asking what the point of this rally was etc. It really is quite simple. Glenn Beck believes that we are headed downward as a nation. The polls show that most Americans feel the same way….Now, Glenn Beck also thinks that before we can even begin to elect leaders who can turn it around we must first get back to basics as citizens and as individuals. To him this means focusing on God and how our freedom comes from him and not government. It also focuses on what our founders intended the nation to be in regards to individual freedom and liberty with limited government, but also with respect for our defenders IE the military.

    Pretty simple, unless you are on the left. All they ever see is RACE RACE RACE. What a shame.

  • Anonymous

    I agree. I like what Beck is doing, but I get uncomfortable with the religious stuff. I have nothing against him doing it, I’d just rather not go down that road with him. I’ll gladly walk hand in hand with him towards shrinking government, though.

    When he said this wasn’t going to be about politics, I kind of had a feeling it was going to be heavily religious. People know what they’re getting when they go out or tune in. I did like when he talked about the monuments having scars. He knows how to tell a good story.

  • Anonymous

    Such a hostile response, was that really what you ended up getting out of the rally today?

    I had things to do so I haven’t watched the entire thing straight through yet, so it very well could have been a message of “Go forth ye and confront they who express cautionary, skeptical or otherwise minimally contrary and critical opinions with regards to evangelizing our religiosity blended with our politics and love of freedom, for one cannot have the latter 2 without the former.”

    If this was indeed the case then I was rightly worried, and you are indeed a very good missionary for the new pseudo-political faith that will drive the new Christian Coalition methodology of confrontational approaches.

    Just because I do not initiate rallies appealing to the lowest common denominator of the American populace (a sense of spirituality) for an espoused ideal while touting sensibly oriented libertarian economics does not mean I have no right or standing to critique a presentation that I feel may have been excessively off-putting and may have been achieved in a way that appeals to more believers likely to agree but aren’t the type to “preach it” and nonbelievers.

    That said, when I hear the word “honor” I think “integrity,” not “Christianity/Jesus.” Any person who knows me in every day life knows that if the subject of values/principles comes up, I absolutely “evangelize” the importance of personal responsibility and integrity are in the sound functioning of a society based on the interactions of individuals.

    Having kept my honor (integrity) through several situations which have cost me immensely I feel I can advocate this with no hypocrisy and a first-hand example that it is indeed possible.

    Simply having people in (and out of) government stand by their word and and respecting to rights found innately part of our humanity, I feel would go just as in restoring America, if not farther than demanding a return to jesus.

    The end result in actions would likely be similar if not better because it wouldn’t encourage strident and divisive religious/denominational rhetoric amongst natural ideological allies as I’ve already seen on other conservative blogs.

    Examples would be religious people having their denominations attacked for not liking the heavy-handed delivery.
    Christians calling other Christians not “true Christians” because they felt it was too much Evangelical Revivalism for their tastes.
    Nonbeliever conservatives being labeled and vehemently scorned as liberal, god-hating, anti-christian, anti-American, nihilistic, marxist plants, even when they have been longtime members with demonstrated conservative track records.

    (For me, Integrity is honesty/sincerity and the adhering to civil interactions, differing or opposing personal values may apply depending on the person)

  • Anonymous

    Yeah, too bad too, if he had stuck to the way he was when he founded the 9/12 project I likely would have gone to this, as I also went to the 9/12 rally last year.

    God was mentioned in the principles and values held dear by the 9/12 Project idea but they weren’t the core of it, as he often said not all had to apply, and god was only part of 1, if I remember correctly.

    Oh well, I love what he has done for the charity though and for veterans, my only other concern would be some of the characters he’s using as sources for some of his cases. Still nonetheless heartening to see that many people still active and motivated enough to travel so far.

  • Anonymous

    Ok. Not trying to be a downer here, but this is not what I had hoped.

    The heavy handed christian and massive pro-militaristic neocon stuff pretty much was over the top.

    We:
    a) Don’t need to be worried about fighting more wars and glorifying wars anymore, we don’t have the money. No one will deny those that volunteer their honor and appreciation, but we have more things to worry about right now.
    b) Having so much talk about God, frankly ruins any chance of making any realistic political statement here because its just a big christian revival at that point and leaves out a huge chunk of the population.
    c) A day simply about MLK might have been nice and I would have appreciated it myself just because it makes libs mad when you try to take away their bread and butter that they use to make the payments on their Race Card(tm).

    I feel that simply, our country is headed towards total destruction and bankruptcy, and is being led by Marxists who want to change us to a totalitarian socialist state as fast as they can. If we don’t make massive changes fast, then it is pretty much over and we will have to follow that path until it self-destructs. And electing more pro-war big government neo-cons is not going to fix a damn thing.

    I just think that those problems are what we should be focusing on.

  • sodizzy

    what religious family members?

  • Goldni007

    Daniel, Politically I am with you (firmly ensconced on the right). But myself being a Christian, you and I obviously are apart. Just curious…do you consider yourself atheist or agnostic? Would you happen to be a ‘know so’ or a ‘think so’? What I am getting at; Are you willing to leave it open ended? Don’t worry, I’m not interested in trying to trap you.

    • Anonymous

      Ok, please don’t take this as being snobbish or overly long-winded, I just see this come up a lot and it’s a personal compulsion to point out.Atheism (A-Theism) by its definition alone is merely an intuitive negation of theism, it’s the lack of theistic beliefs (in an intelligent intervening deity). By that definition, I apply. “strong” atheists make the positive assertion that no god(s) exist, this is hubris in my point of view, and philosophically incorrect.As atheism and theism are 2 positions in regard to the (non)belief.Agnostic (as opposed to Gnostic) is a position in regards to epistemology, knowledge.Belief and knowledge are 2 different beasts, one can still believe something without KNOWING it definitively.So from this, I say that I am an Agnostic Atheist, of the weak variety. I simply have not been convinced for the belief in god(s), nor do I feel it is humanly possible to know the nature or existence of the metaphysical.I feel some scriptural claims of events taking place in religions’ scriptures can be empirically refuted if they take place in the natural world, but that only applies to literal readings of them. When it’s open to metaphor or interpretation, I routinely get trounced by people more familiar with it, so I try to avoid that.Did that help, or did I just muddy the waters even worse?

      EDIT: I’m using the Bertrand Russell use of “agnostic,” the term was first coined by Thomas Henry Huxley (Darwin’s Bulldog)

  • http://www.envisionliberty.weebly.com/ Mike Leavitt

    So hold your own rally. Beck is who he is and he is a religious guy. The rally wasn’t a pure political statement. (Don’t bring political signs) It was a statement for those who believe in God to awake and arise and reclaim liberty from godless men who hate the principles our country was founded on. (and yes, that includes God and religion)

    I agree with you we cannot elect big government RINOs anymore. (You won’t see me voting for the big faker, John McCain.) But this rally wasn’t about elections. It was about restoring in each of us the where-with-all to take back our God-given rights and liberties. The truth is anyone who believes in fundamental,individual liberty must believe these principles come some higher source than man or man can, by definition, take them away.

    These are fundamentals and I think that what this rally and what Beck, right now, is all about.

  • Anonymous

    My father is Catholic, my mother, aunt, uncle and cousin are all Methodist…the cousin I’m not sure about, to be honest, we don’t discuss theology as it can get heated, but if not Methodist then one of the other protestant denominations.

    Several religious friends as well. I’m assuming your question was not just snark.

  • http://www.envisionliberty.weebly.com/ Mike Leavitt

    On behalf of everyone who couldn’t make this event. Thanks Scoop for making it accessable!

  • IHeartLucyHarris

    What I find odd is that Glenn chooses to worship George Whitfield.Jonathan Edwards is credited with starting the First Great Awakening.Edwards was a president of Princeton,Aaron Burr’s grandfather,believed science and education could prove a rational belief in God,did not own not a single slave and never forced Georgia to bring slavery back,and believed that man and woman were equal and should be seen as equals by the churches and governments.

  • Malfustheone

    I can understand that someone would feel uncomfortable with Beck preaching about God with such vigor (especially since Beck is a Mormon, still considered cultish by some). However, I do believe in making his points on honor and integrity, as well as connections to our founding fathers, it was also necessary to emphasize the “divine origins” of the concept of virtues. As stated in another of your replies:
    “Integrity is honesty/sincerity and the adhering to civil interactions, differing or opposing personal values may apply depending on the person”
    I would argue that Beck used God to enforce the idea that honor and integrity are concrete ideals that are not in fact subject to the capricious personal values present in all advanced societies.

    In essence, I do believe that Beck’s intensely religious rhetoric was used as a matter of necessity to ensure his point got across. To paraphrase Beck, if our
    rights and values are not decided by a higher power, then who decides them?

    I hope this helps you understand why Beck simply had to bring people together under the banner of God. If not, I apologize for misinterpreting your concerns.

  • Malfustheone

    I can understand that someone would feel uncomfortable with Beck preaching about God with such vigor (especially since Beck is a Mormon, still considered cultish by some). However, I do believe in making his points on honor and integrity, as well as connections to our founding fathers, it was also necessary to emphasize the “divine origins” of the concept of virtues. As stated in another of your replies:
    “Integrity is honesty/sincerity and the adhering to civil interactions, differing or opposing personal values may apply depending on the person”
    I would argue that Beck used God to enforce the idea that honor and integrity are concrete ideals that are not in fact subject to the capricious personal values present in all advanced societies.

    In essence, I do believe that Beck’s intensely religious rhetoric was used as a matter of necessity to ensure his point got across. To paraphrase Beck, if our
    rights and values are not decided by a higher power, then who decides them?

    I hope this helps you understand why Beck simply had to bring people together under the banner of God. If not, I apologize for misinterpreting your concerns.

  • KeninMontana

    Pro-Militaristic neocon stuff? Since when is it wrong to honor the fallen? To honor those among them the died fighting to defend your rights or your country? Those who serve do not get to choose the reasons why a war is fought,honoring and remembering their sacrifice is the very least the citizens of this nation can do. I heard nothing that was pro-war today, not a wit. If that’s how you see honoring our Servicemen and women then you really don’t get at all what today’ event was about.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JJQNMD5WPASNV2Z2T7LZYA6XYY Steve

    Being raised Roman Catholic and having many differences of opinion with my Father about the Catholic church. I have come to the conclusion over many years, that it isn’t a specific religion one believes in that achieves personal greatness. But, it is their chosen religion that gives peace of mind, inner strength, and moral guidance daily that helps good people become great.

    Every religion, that I know of, teaches someday your deeds will be judged by a power greater than mankind. And asks how do you want to be evaluated on that day?

    We all have a common interest in the future of the United States of America.

    It’s not about a specific God or belief. It’s about having the inner strength and courage from your beliefs to fight for our common interests, which happens to include the freedom to believe in what ever religion you want.

    Uniting people with different religious beliefs, but with a common interest in the future of America, is the first step in changing the direction we are headed as a country.

    Conservative and Liberal (Progressive) are political agendas.

    Conservatives divided by religion, race, or any other means, are weakened from achieving their common goals. We need to unite to move forward in the political direction we believe in.

    Hmmm. Kind of sounds abit like a speech by REVEREND Dr. Martin Luther King.
    I capitalize “Reverend” because most everything I have been watching on TV or reading on the internet in the recent past leaves out “Reverend”. Almost always, he is mentioned as Dr. Martin Luther King.

    Why would that be? Could it have anything to do with why churches needed to be burned and preachers eliminated several hundred years ago in America? Or even 60 years ago?

    Free thinking individuals, living their lives to a higher being than man, are a controlling powers worst nightmare.

  • sodizzy

    Lots of religious people have no spiritual relation at all with God or Jesus, just with their rituals and laws. Love in the heart is what moves people to desperation. Not snark. Too big a subject and I am wildly working to pay my bills while I read about this important milestone in our history. I should probably have read yours more thoroughly.

    I guess I am saying let’s try and unite and not look for the divisive points. Let’s see what we agree on and go from there. Jews, Christians, people who call themselves Christians, atheists, truthseekers, all to be welcome as we rescue our great country from the evil dividers and spoilers. Make sense?

  • sodizzy

    So?

  • Joefboschsr

    when you have finished watching, you will see you are correct. That maybe because when this country was founded the founding fathers where Christians. Without getting back to God this country will be lost as we know it today. You can believe it or not, but about 500,000 Americans believe it.

  • Anonymous

    And I apologize if any of my words seemed inappropriately strident.

    To start, I’ll use the example I see a lot of the “moral majority” throw out. “If an atheist believes in no god watching over him/her, how can he/she be trusted to faithfully hold to the oath of office?” or something to that effect. The answer is that there is a separate nonreligious oath, and if I were to take it (for President, let’s say) I would be responsible to every citizen of the country, the people I have to face after I left office, to faithfully hold to my responsibilities as outlined in the constitution. It doesn’t even end “so help me Dawkins.” lol

    I’m glad you did not try and claim those rights and values as objective, that always just goes around in a circle.

    When I was examining which, if any, faith I would adopt I considered the major religions in several ways, one was purely from the perspective of practicality and as a system of ethics. In my opinion the major religions (without the assumption of divine authority) ethics are simplistic or shallow, or in some cases (like the example of Muhammad in the Hadiths) are contrary to my intuitive morality, putting aside whether Paul was right or not in Romans about the law being written on my heart.

    The 10 Commandments (the first few ignored because they’re all about worshiping god) are nice, but they generally come up in other legal systems independently, before and after.

    The golden rule is generally good, but it justifies horrible actions for those are are self-destructive, one of the Columbine shooters being depressed felt he deserved death, this rule would uphold his shooting spree.

    So in my opinion, their truth value aside, the aged ethics of religions aren’t as fleshed out and relevant as secular systems in regards to the varying and complex problems encountered in real life or are counter-intuitive.

    We come to the same conclusion (those of us on the right) more or less, just by different means.
    There are also some interesting arguments for altruism, cooperation and the like being evolutionarily advantageous as an innate predisposition.

  • Anonymous

    I completely agree, if it weren’t so late (caffeine will be the end of me) I would shout it, and I would have nearly wept in joy if that has been the “vibe” I got today. Suppose I’m just a little disillusioned, another Billy Graham would be counter-productive in my opinion these days.

  • Anonymous

    Many more than 500,000 I would wager, but the amount of people who believe something has no bearing on the truth value of a proposition.

    And let’s not get into the battle of dueling founder’s quotes. Many of them were devoutly religious, some fanatically, but several still (especially later in life) were deeply skeptical of jesus and the theistic god or were extremely critical of organized religion, if we’re going to go by quotes alone.

    But at this point if it all leads to having a government again that will get out of my life, so be it.

  • sodizzy

    I appreciate your humility. I think we are pretty riled up, and that’s a good thing. We haven’t had this much hope for years!! I feel sure that with the ideals of restoring honor, personal responsibility and humility as you are displaying in your first paragraph that with God’s help we can actually turn this barge around.

    Sorry I can’t read the whole thing right now. Need to turn in a job and go to sleep.

  • Joefboschsr

    Ok, for all those who care. Here is how my trip to Washington went.
    First, I am glad I got to go. I would have regretted it if I had not gone.
    Second, The amount of people there was remarkable. The crowd was more behaved Then a at a church service. One side note, it was warm, the sun was out, but surprisingly, the Male population there, all kept there shirts on.
    Third, We got there at about 9a.m. the reflection pool and in front of the stage was already packed. So I did not actually see the stage or Glenn Beck. The Jumbo Trons where great as was the sound system.
    Fourth, In my Personal opinion, It was a Glenn Beck show on steroids. He had guests, he told some puns (not many) and talked of restoring our nation.
    He did take it one step farther by explaining through his speech and others who spoke, That the only real way to restore our country to the greatness it was,
    Is to restore honesty, and restoring God into our country and our lives.
    You may hear some good reviews and some bad reviews, all I shall say is that it is up to you whether you believe Glenn Beck Is doing this with Honor and believes what he says or if he is just doing this for ratings or an ego boost. I Believe he is and Honorable man, And with God as the most important Goal in our lives We can Restore the United States to the greatness it once was.

    Thanks 3 dogs and 2 kids.

  • Anonymous

    Ok, I’m sorry but I have to respond here, there are several points I’d like to ask you about in your reply.

    You speak as though a belief in god is a preventative measure to tyrants stealing our liberties, but where in history can you point for me to a situation where rights are not seized by autocrats due to the piety of their populations?

    We are the most religious of the predominantly 1st world christian nations, and a vast majority christian, yet our liberties are still being stripped from us by this government, hence the outrage and need to reverse this tide. In the sentiment of that great quote, it is the eternal vigilance of MEN that will pay the price of liberty.

    Your statement also about “godless men” piqued my curiosity, if a candidate were completely otherwise qualified (treated Friedman and Hayek as gospel, revered the constitution all of that) but godless, would you vote for him?

    I revere what our constitution and secular law lay out as “natural” and “fundamental” rights as much as anyone, but I do not need to affirm a belief in a diety to fight for them.

    Thank you.

  • Malfustheone

    I will start by agreeing on your point about historical religious ethics being… for lack of a better term inadequate when it comes to dealing with many modern day dilemmas. Much interpretation is required to attempt to apply them in all situations, and many times such interpretations fall short of their original intent. Indeed, error is quite the condition overreaching “powers” find themselves in, regardless of original intent.

    That brings me to a point I take very seriously. I must take issue with the notion that a “Christian” candidate is somehow better suited to keeping an oath more-so than his non-Christian counterpart. I as well most other Christians(I would hope) do not believe for an instant that we, as Christians, are somehow morally superior to those that are not. I personally feel that any Christian that thinks he is less prone to err simply because he professes faith needs to re-evaluate him/herself. No anger is directed at you, just at that old notion that will forever be perpetuated by too many in prominence.

    As I side note, I was browsing Media Matters. Posters report that CBS News estimates 87,000 +/- 9k people showed at the rally. Just thought I would share that lulzy tidbit.

  • Goldni007

    Good response..it was’nt snobbish or long-winded.

    Your comment: “Belief and knowledge are 2 different beasts, one can still believe something without KNOWING it definitively.”

    Correct. {But/however/comma} I’m finding the opposite being increasingly the stumbling block for ALOT of people.
    Here in Huntsville, Alabama we have the highest population of engineers per capita, than any city in the world. While I’m not one, I have always considered myself a thinker…just not an OVER-thinker (you may already guess where I’m going with this ;) I’m finding people (not just here) who cannot grasp/accept or believe in something till they COMPLETELY wrap their ‘head’ around it..notice I said ‘head’.

    Simply introducing them to something requires….

    OH I have to go. My wife is yelling. Time to get ready for band practice before church (I play the drums). Sorry, I will be on later to finish my thought.
    “Simply introducing them to something requires…”

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sonny-Ertsgaard/100000352913294 Sonny Ertsgaard

    I missed it ,but I know Glenn and all his speaker’s hit the nail on the head. I watch Glenn each day, at 5 o’clock, when I get home from my job, from which I still have. Go America, go with GOD and bring our country back to the people.——laterSONNY

  • Mshaw21

    Like well fed sheep, we allowed Secular Progressives to push God out of His rightful place in our country. We can Tea Party all we want, but until God takes us back and resumes His place, we will continue to decline.
    We must beg God to take us back and also have the courage and determination to ridicule those who want Him removed.

  • Mshaw21

    I will not go down the Mormon road with him as I do not believe the things they do. But God needs to be asked back. All Christians and Jews can do this. God is the main part of the equation, without Him there will be no balance or move forward.

  • Anonymous

    I’m glad we’re in so much agreement then, and I agree also that most Christian’s I’ve spoken to don’t accept the idea that the belief instantaneously makes you good.

    The idea seems to be often, from the “values voters” (as if we don’t all vote our values) that if the belief isn’t there, then there isn’t even the chance of it. If you look up the story of the North Carolina atheist who won an election for a state office and the NAACP tried to contest this over a state constitution clause requiring an affirmation of “Almighty God.”

    The conservative blogs seemed to very full people like yourself, thankfully, and those I’m talking about.

    In 2007 there was an interesting Gallup poll about the electability in America of otherwise qualified individuals who happen to fall into 1 label/category. I hate Balkanizing Americans, but it was interesting nonetheless.

  • Anonymous

    I respectfully disagree, vehemently.

    Secular is NOT, despite the popular misconcpetion, anti-religious or anti-god. Secularism is the fancy word which is used for NEUTRALITY between all religions. The government is not allowed to play favorites.

    This is why the Constitution itself is secular, there are zero mentions of God, Him, Jehovah or any other name he goes by in the constitution. The attempts to insert him into the wording at the framing of the document were soundly rejected, multiple times.

    America is by far the most religious of all the predominantly Christian 1st world nations, as demonstrated in part by this gathering itself.

  • IHeartLucyHarris

    Exactly.So sad to see that reason and logic have clocked out

  • Jeromeennis

    Restoring Honor and Integrity in Government is a must if we are to survive as a free and sovereign Republic. We cannot allow the Liberal Fascists to remain in power. 50 years of their policies and mis-leadership has almost brought us to the brink of disaster and they will complete this destruction if allowed to remain in office past November 2, 2010. This is a turning point and may be the point of no return for We, The People to Take A Stand, Get out and Vote Them All Out and Demand Responsible and Representative Government as intended by our Founders.

  • Anonymous

    I look forward to your finishing your thought.

  • Scott Grooters

    I was there with Glen far away in between the World War Two Memorail And the Lincoln Memorail. As The scriptures say, if your house isn’t clean the we will not be able to clean up or Country & if it is then things aren’t right with us!

  • Goldni007

    OK where was I? Yes. I have found that just simply introducing a concept, ideal or viewpoint to some people requires them (they feel) to instantly devise a process in which to take said ideal/concept apart. Examining it piece by piece. Putting it back together only to take it apart again..repeat the process over till they form a complex flow chart describing why they can or can’t “wrap their head around it.” The end result is usually an over analytical dissenting opinion that ended up over complicating the very simplistic ideal/concept in the first place.

    What I’m getting at is this: As I type these words I have no idea how this laptop works. The code, the 1’s and 0’s that make up the binary coding. The chipset..just how does it hold ‘memory’ with power off? A computer programmer I am not. But I do know how to operate this thing pretty well. Likewise, I can drive my vehicle with great skills (don’t ask my wife that) but, I am not a mechanic. Thing is, I don’t have to be! There are soooo many questions about these two inventions that I will never be able to answer. But I am here using them..as is everyone else. Someone created them for lil ole us!

    I am not an expert Process Engineer. I could not tell you with 100% certainty how we all got here. But I CAN tell you how I believe in my heart (remember not ‘head’) how we all got here..and what our meaning in this special place/time in history is. It’s absolutely okay to have questions no matter what faith one has..be it Atheism, Muslim, Wiccan, Buddhism or Christian. As a Christian, are all of my questions answered? Not hardly! Do I often have doubts? Yep. That’s the beauty of it! He will take me in with all of my doubts and questions. And although I am still learning answers, my pursuit of knowledge has grown (moreover transformed) into something far more ambitious yet (for me) something easier to measure. The pursuit of growing my faith. There I go, introducing that concept again.

    Proverbs 3:5

    • Anonymous

      Well, I don’t see anything wrong really with thoroughly examining/scrutinizing and trying to assess the truth value of any given concept, if the idea has truth to it then it will only be revealed upon closer inspection. The greater the claims or implicit ramifications of the concept being put forward, the greater and more strict the examination needs to be, in our mindset anyway. Credulity is not a virtue in my humble opinion.Not to mention that if god wants his creation to know him, wouldn’t it be better if we are able to deconstruct and cast aside any potential imitators seeking to usurp his place in our hearts?You may have no understanding of the workings of the computer and internet you are using, but the information IS easily accessible should you so desire to learn, the same goes for the car. We can even (if we’re really persistent about it) go and actually find and speak to the designers and manufacturers of these items to know how they came to be.But I’ve gone pretty far afield, my point is it’s a simple difference of mindsets, I hope I’ve perhaps shed some light on this one, which tends to get a bad rap sometimes.

      Null Hypothesis and I are very good friends.

    • Anonymous

      Well, I don’t see anything wrong really with thoroughly examining/scrutinizing and trying to assess the truth value of any given concept, if the idea has truth to it then it will only be revealed upon closer inspection. The greater the claims or implicit ramifications of the concept being put forward, the greater and more strict the examination needs to be, in our mindset anyway. Credulity is not a virtue in my humble opinion.Not to mention that if god wants his creation to know him, wouldn’t it be better if we are able to deconstruct and cast aside any potential imitators seeking to usurp his place in our hearts?You may have no understanding of the workings of the computer and internet you are using, but the information IS easily accessible should you so desire to learn, the same goes for the car. We can even (if we’re really persistent about it) go and actually find and speak to the designers and manufacturers of these items to know how they came to be.But I’ve gone pretty far afield, my point is it’s a simple difference of mindsets, I hope I’ve perhaps shed some light on this one, which tends to get a bad rap sometimes.

      Null Hypothesis and I are very good friends.

  • http://twitter.com/ozziecastillo Ozzie Castillo

    My favorite part of the whole event was the singing- Maybe it’s that I wasn’t there to experience it, but it really seemed that the singing set the mood.

  • Lindamay

    “So hold your own rally. Beck is who he is and he is a religious guy.”

    Amen Mike!!! My sentiments exactly.

    Who are these people that didn’t like “the heavy handidness”, thought it was “pro militaristic neocon stuff”, or it “wasn’t what I thought it would be”? I guess they just woke up one day and heard there was going to be a rally and toodled on out and found Surprise, Surprise!!! (say it like Gomer Pyle would)

    I guess they just stumbled in here the way they stumbled onto the rally and don’t have a clue who Glenn is or what he’s been talking about for over a year now.

  • Lindamay

    “So hold your own rally. Beck is who he is and he is a religious guy.”

    Amen Mike!!! My sentiments exactly.

    Who are these people that didn’t like “the heavy handidness”, thought it was “pro militaristic neocon stuff”, or it “wasn’t what I thought it would be”? I guess they just woke up one day and heard there was going to be a rally and toodled on out and found Surprise, Surprise!!! (say it like Gomer Pyle would)

    I guess they just stumbled in here the way they stumbled onto the rally and don’t have a clue who Glenn is or what he’s been talking about for over a year now.

  • Lindamay

    Beautifully put!

    I especially like the analogy of the workings of the car and computer.I had never heard faith put so simply.

  • Anonymous

    This requires the assumption that I never truly searched for god, which would not be accurate at all. Since the Christian conception of god is the most familiar to me it was the one I searched for first. I called out to him, and I heard nothing, nor felt anything.

    But if that is the case with this movement coalescing around Beck then I will just have to find another place where I can work for ultimately the same political goals (very similar, at least).

    And don’t make me go digging for the James Madison, Ben Franklin and Jefferson quotes about religion mixing with politics, it won’t end well. Adams too, to an extent later in his life.

  • Sovereign Mary

    Thanks “The Right Scoop” you are doing a fantastic work!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lisa-Gapero/100000418162420 Lisa Gapero

    It was wonderful. I even cried watching it/ How can true Americans critcize this?

  • Goldni007

    Fair enough. Look I don’t want to preach to you. I believe you are somewhat open minded..which is in contrast to some I have conversed with on the subject. An honest skeptic can assess, examine and scrutinize all they want..it’d be no different than any of the other detailed inspections the rest of us have already performed. Those who don’t get their answers/signs over night display an unwise incredulity.

    There are a myriad of things I want to say but we have said enough. I just want to leave you with this thought: You mentioned ‘mindset’ a couple of times. That is integral. When I see that big beautiful tree in my back yard I don’t just see ‘nature’ or ‘eco’ or the environment. I see Him. I see His handywork! And it’s not that I see then believe. Sometimes you have to believe to see! There’s that foreign concept again. I know..I know..it flies in the face of the natural. Then again we are not talking about what’s merely in the natural. We also are talking about the supernatural.

  • ConcernedYouth

    Just a question, where do “natural” and “fundamental” rights come from, if not from a deity?

    • Anonymous

      My internet is down and I’m on my phone so this will be brief, but my email showed your response and I felt I should clarify.

      “fundamental rights” are a classification in Constitutional law. When due process declares, among other things that no law, unless in the case of overriding circumstance, shall inhibit one’s exercise of Liberty, what is encompassed by the word liberty are a series of rights, the most “sacred” rights are called fundamental rights. An example would be the right to marry, as defined by sever supreme court cases/precedents, so don’t let anyone get away saying it isn’t a fundamental right.

      By “natural” it is somewhat axiomatic that these rights are defined by what is called “natural law,” In my case I derive then from mankind’s very nature as fully cognizant and self-aware individuals as well as other philosophical or evolutionary arguments.

      Judge Napolitano had a segment about exactly this on a recent Freedom Watch with a catholic priest and Michael Shermer as guests, the relevant clip is up on YouTube, the channel is AtheistMediaBlog, read the comments at your own peril, it’s open warfare between statist skeptics and libertarian skeptics like myself.

    • Anonymous

      My internet is down and I’m on my phone so this will be brief, but my email showed your response and I felt I should clarify.

      “fundamental rights” are a classification in Constitutional law. When due process declares, among other things that no law, unless in the case of overriding circumstance, shall inhibit one’s exercise of Liberty, what is encompassed by the word liberty are a series of rights, the most “sacred” rights are called fundamental rights. An example would be the right to marry, as defined by sever supreme court cases/precedents, so don’t let anyone get away saying it isn’t a fundamental right.

      By “natural” it is somewhat axiomatic that these rights are defined by what is called “natural law,” In my case I derive then from mankind’s very nature as fully cognizant and self-aware individuals as well as other philosophical or evolutionary arguments.

      Judge Napolitano had a segment about exactly this on a recent Freedom Watch with a catholic priest and Michael Shermer as guests, the relevant clip is up on YouTube, the channel is AtheistMediaBlog, read the comments at your own peril, it’s open warfare between statist skeptics and libertarian skeptics like myself.

  • http://www.facebook.com/francesca.padovese Francesca Padovese

    Seen trough Facebook! God Bless Glenn, all the speakers and attendees!
    There is still hope for America!

  • Ma659

    AMEN to that!

  • sodizzy

    I didn’t think the retort was the least bit hostile. It was simply a challenge to you to contribute something of value rather than pick from afar. You, too, can be included in this great effort.

  • sodizzy

    Yes, I would say There is hope again for America. It was just about lost before this.

  • Sjmwatson

    It is difficult as a christian, to comprehend the motivation/solution for this rally. I am grateful Glenn stands up and calls people together in the name of God, and I do believe God will share the answer to all who ask him for help. I add my testimony to this. However; I believe Glenn Beck may have missed the mark for which these people came to see him in Washington DC, particularly on precedence of honoring MLK famous speach.

    As christians we were fed milk, not meat. I believe that what people are searching for is more than a common thread of god to address the political stalemate rampant in our country. This murky water of finding common ground is difficult, as illustrated in all this commentary on the rally, lots of blah, blah, blah, which is also evident in National Political commentary. Nobody like being bamboozled by a Democrat, Republican, Christian, or Gentile, or any other group.

    Where can we go for answers to this question? Many horrible things were done in the name of god. How do we find this common thread, with so many who justifiably don’t believe? How do we change course together? Many who don’t believe in Jesus Christ have integrity, and morale fiber common to Christian beliefs. As a Christian, how to I bond myself in a common thread of non-Christians? I do not want stand divided by these issues. I want to rally like we did 9/11 style. Everyone found the courage and platform on which we could all stand.

    Is it not apparent, that politics in our day has corrupted much of our government? How do we undo this shroud of darkness that looms over us? I do pray for guidance, for our leaders, for humilty, for our military, for friends, for the sick, unemployed, and the homeless.

  • KeninMontana

    The whole point of the rally was to call each individual to restore honor in themselves and a return to the higher principles of faith,hope and charity and then to turn to restoring these virtues in our nation. It was not a political event it was not held to to mark MLK’s speech.The individual must be restored this leads to the people then to the healing of our nation.

  • Seth

    Is there a MP3 download of Glenn speech at the rally Mr. Scoop?

  • Anonymous

    1 Corinthians 13:13 – And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EETNCAGQMURC6O3KPAEJX76EQU Ilyas

    peace be upon to all dear brothers every body talking about 9/11 yes this is very strong condemnation whoever did this. second things Islam not teach any terrorism also not support all over Word we have seen whatever happen immediately without any investigation its comes to Muslim names its usually happen in the world in the name of 9/11 what they did million Muslims killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Israel they are killing Palestinian every day since 40 years who is going to condemn only they are protecting supporting the UN watching silently so what we understood no one care about Muslims whatever happen wherever happen it will be in the name of Muslims we will wait the day will come for Muslims the God will help us. Finally i inform to all Islam never support terrorism Islam is a peaceful religion in the World G

  • http://twitter.com/andrewbsheets andrew sheets

    when is this coming out on dvd,where is the video of his friday nite show at the kenedy center

  • Wayne Caulder

    I stand in awe!!! May God Bless America again. Lets Restore HONOR to America!

  • http://www.antiquesrepublic.com/ Antique shop

    ciao!,
    I wholeheartedly agree with shrinking government and empowering the individual and a sense of honor…but I would have felt so out of place there, as would my religious family members…
    Flag

    • C_daumer

      God bless you, Antique shop!

    • C_daumer

      God bless you, Antique shop!

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