Is there nothing sacred anymore? Apparently not.
And certainly not the Lincoln Memorial or the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
In a slap at both President Lincoln and Dr. King, not to mention the American people, the National Park Service has given Glenn Beck permission to hold a Tea Party rally on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on August 28 – 47 years to the day after Martin Luther King gave his magnificent “I Have A Dream” speech.
If you ask me, that’s like granting al Qaeda permission to hold a rally on September 11 – at Ground Zero.
What the hell were those bureaucrats at the Park Service thinking?
This has nothing to do with freedom of speech. Glenn Beck has every right to spew his poison on radio, on television, and at every political rally he organizes across the country.
This has to do with recognizing the special significance of some of our most sacred sites – the Jefferson Memorial, the White House, the Lincoln Memorial – and not letting them be used for political circuses – by anybody, of any political persuasion.
Glenn Beck’s August 28 Tea Party rally at the Lincoln Memorial is an abomination. It should be cancelled – immediately.
That’s my parting shot for today.
(Reposted from June 16, 2010)