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Glenn Beck Tea Party Movement Anger Civil Rights Groups

Washington, D.C. (Aug 27) – Glenn Beck has raised the hackles of many as he and other Tea Party organizers prepared to hold a weekend rally, August 28, 2010, on the site used by Martin Luther King to deliver his now-famous “I Have A Dream” speech on August 28, 1963. King stood in the very spot Beck and the Tea Party plan to use, angering those who well remember King’s stirring address 47 years ago.

Beck, claiming the rally was intended to support and thank American military families, has many questioning his motives and those of the Tea Party. Sarah Palin, John McCain’s running mate in 2008, was set to appear as a drawing card for the ill-conceived event.

Civil rights activists, among them African-Americans, are incensed at Glenn Beck and the Tea Party movements insensitivity to a location long associated as a turning point in American history. Using such an occasion in a blatant political format is fooling no one.

However, Beck claims he picked this weekend by “pure chance”, which would indicate, yet again, his total ignorance regarding American history. In addition, this is not the first time that the Tea Party, composed primarily of white, ultra-conservative individuals, has plowed ahead, choosing to create hostility over civility.

Taking advantage of a date and location set firmly in the annals of American history, associated directly with Martin Luther King’s immortalized speech, for political exposure, displays, once again Glenn Beck’s ignorance, along with a clear Glenn Beck/Tea Party Movement disregard for American citizens nationwide. It is a step, in the wrong direction, and outrageous to boot.

By: T. Cahill – WorldNewsVine

Posted by on August 27, 2010. Filed under News,Opinion Editorial,Politics,RNC,RNC - Issues,US Politics,WorldNewsVine. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

3 Responses to Glenn Beck Tea Party Movement Anger Civil Rights Groups

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  2. Scott W.

    August 28, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    Glenn Beck and that other idiot Palin…. can you just imagine….

    IF the choice came down to the GOP/TEA Party or the North Korean government taking control of the nation, it would be a toss-up since I do believe they are one and the same…. terrorists/anti-amerikans

  3. Jamie

    September 5, 2010 at 12:03 pm

    While I dont watch Beck and I didnt vote for Palin, I would suggest they had every right to be there. The event was peaceful, and overall supportive of America as a whole, not just Black America )the more appropriate term since African-Americans rarely exist- its a dual citizenship term). You can usually tell who has never read MLKJ speech by the comments they make regarding the direction of that speech.
    If you want to see a divisive event, a racist event, go on over to Al’s.

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