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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Restoring Honor

This weekend I was at the Restoring Honor rally in Washington DC. As many know, the media is missing the point or skewing the facts. From what I saw, there was no politics discussed. There were no fights or arrests. There were no arguments. There was only people coming together for one common cause, God.

The crowd was enormous and it was packed with people. You were getting close to someone didn't know. It was fairly hot and you basically had to give a little nudge to move the line. Now you would expect arguments and fights to break out. For people to have bad attitudes and make comments. The fact is, everyone was very polite and even helped each other to get through the crowd.

One story from some people on our bus was that they had sat back by the Washington Monument and that it was just grass between them and the World War II Memorial. By the end of the event, the grass had disappeared and it was all people. As an eye-witness, I have to say that there was at least a million people at the event.

Another story was that some people met some foreigners from France who had no idea about the event, what was going on, or even who Glenn Beck was. The people had to explain in about 5 minutes what was going on in the country, who Glenn Beck was, and what the rally was about. The foreigners understood since their country is very much in the same state.

The event was about coming back to God and to restore the honor within ourselves and by doing so, within our country. The event wasn't about politics or even about Glenn Beck. It was about individuals looking within themselves and coming back to the realization that it all starts with us. As John Adams said:

"We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge, or gallantry, would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution was made only for a religious and moral people. It is wholly inadequate for the government of any other."


The reason we face the out of control government, the Progressive agenda, and the elitist politicians is because we have gotten away from that religious and moral people. We've lost sight of God and what is important. We've focused on money, power, and corruption for far to long. The point of this weekend was to come to together and get back focused on God and our principles. To get our country back not by political means but through moral and virtuous means.

We can continue to focus politics and work through the Constitution, but all of that work will be for nothing if we don't focus on God. Thomas Jefferson and the founders gave us the clue at the end of the Declaration of Independence:

"With a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor."


They told us that we must look to God. That we must stake our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor on him. That if we ever stray away, that all we have to do is look back to him and come to the realization that through him all things are possible. That if we look to him and within ourselves, that our country and government will restore its honor.

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