"We're not here to curse the darkness, we're here to turn on light," Glenn Beck told the crowd.
“This is the beginning of the end of darkness. We have been in darkness for a long time,” Beck told followers in a preview of his “Restoring Honor” rally, on the 47th anniversary of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. “I Have a Dream” speech.
"Something beyond imagination is happening," he said. "America today begins to turn back to God."
We have in fact been wandering in a wildnerness, or as Beck said we have "wandered in darkness." In the years since the death of Ronald Reagan, our country has been on a steady decline politcally, economically and spiritually. With the emergence of Sarah Palin, who also spoke at the rally, and Glenn Beck to build our spirit back, Americans have awoken from a slumber and have shed the "silent majority" label to take to the streets and town halls to make their opposition to this decline heard.
We may have felt isolated as we watched the despair and cynicism that always comes with a political decline, but Sarah Palin explained why we feel that no more as she pumped us up and encouraged us to restore our great country.
Look around you. You’re not alone. You are Americans!That's right Sarah, we are not alone.
You have the same steel spine and the moral courage of Washington and Lincoln and Martin Luther King. It is in you. It will sustain you as it sustained them.
So with pride in the red, white, and blue; with gratitude to our men and women in uniform; let’s stand together! Let’s stand with honor! Let’s restore America!