Some of the slogans and buttons seen around town this past weekend simply do not represent the truth. How do we break these sort of misconceptions and report history accurately?
George Washington never said it or wrote it, accordingn to most sources.
How about redefining what some of the founding fathers were?
Right Wing Radicals? There was nothing right wing about these guys. If one defines radical as: One who advocates fundamental or revolutionary changes in current practices, conditions, or institutions, then most definitely radical, just not right wing radical. I used to think that expression was an oxymoron. Not any more.
Glenn Beck gave a post mortem on his Restoring Honor rally. He was very concerned about the crowd size numbers being reported. Every organization is always concerned with numbers. It is going home with the most marbles on a grand scale. He did bring in a huge crowd. Good for him. It was peaceful and no one carried offensive signs.
Beck seemed to be much calmer. Perhaps he has had time to reflect on being the kind of person he wants to be and he challenged others to be. I listen to Beck a lot. I figure if I am going to rail on him, I need to have some first hand knowledge and information. He has said some very horrible things in the past; things that have served to stir up the masses, regardless of who it hurt or whether what he said was true. He played real loose with the truth.
Hopefully, Beck has decided to live up to that which he preaches. If that happens, then I take my hat off to his rally. If those in attendance are kind to their fellow man, discuss their politics without hating and sputtering, and try to work with others rather than practice the politics of personal destruction, then it will have all been worth it.
Hopefully he will start always telling the truth.