To the editor:
On the last weekend of August, we joined almost 100 Kentuckians from Lexington (12 buses altogether from Kentucky), on a trip to Washington DC to attend the Glenn Beck “Restore Honor” rally at the Lincoln Monument. It coincided with the 47th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech at the same location.
It was an invigorating and uplifting experience. The crowd of some 500,000 or more was orderly, polite and very engaged. Beck’s message was that we must restore, not transform, America by a return to God. We must awaken and turn around our own lives in order to make America a better country. He based his entire rally on faith, hope and charity.
The rally was not about politics. Beck emphasized that we, as citizens, should always seek the truth – we have been lied to by both political parties for far too long. We should seek the truth first from ourselves then from the politicians.
We intend to hold our elected officials accountable in November and in subsequent year elections and we ask that you do the same.
David and Paulette Klein