Dr. Alveda King — the courageous niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. — explains in this powerful article why she’ll be standing beside Glenn Beck and speaking at the Restoring Honor Rally. Here’s an excerpt:
In front of the Lincoln Memorial in June, a group of students caught up in a moment of spontaneous patriotism broke into song. But the US Park Police were quick to shush the members of the Young America’s Foundation, saying singing is not allowed at the memorial. The song that was stifled? “The Star-Spangled Banner.”
So much for freedom of speech.
Americans are hungry to reclaim the symbols of our liberty, hard won by an unlikely group of outnumbered, outgunned, underfunded patriots determined not to live in servitude to the British Empire. If we want to sing the national anthem at a memorial to the man who led this fledgling nation out of slavery, and made my people free, we should be able to send our voices soaring to the heavens.
Glenn Beck’s “Rally to Restore Honor” this Saturday will give us that chance, and that’s why I feel it’s important for me to be there.
Dr. King understands the incredible challenges America faces and how imperative it is to restore our founding principles. Please join her and your fellow Americans for an uplifting and historic event at the Lincoln Memorial tomorrow.
I hope to see you there.