Saturday, August 28, 2010

Alveda King, Niece of Martin Luther King Jr., Speaks on Anniversary of 'I Have a Dream' Speech

This is going to explode leftist heads like a nuclear detonation.

At Gateway Pundit, "
CROWD ROARS at Restoring Honor Rally as MLK’s Niece Alveda King Declares: “I Too Have a Dream!” (Video)."

And at ABC News, "Alveda King Speaks at Glenn Beck's DC Rally":
On the 47th anniversary of her uncle's historic "I Have a Dream" speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, politician and activist Alveda King has joined conservative commentator Glenn Beck at the same spot to bring people together in paying tribute to America's soldiers and "restoring honor" to America.

King, the niece of civil rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr. and daughter of his brother activist A. D. King, is currently the director of African-American outreach at the pro-life group Priests for Life and has recently stepped into the spotlight after several appearances on Beck's radio program.

"I am attending this rally to help reclaim America," she told "Good Morning America's" Ron Claiborne today from Capitol Hill. "I'm joining Glenn to talk about faith, hope, charity, honor. Those are things that America needs to reclaim. Our children need to remember to love each other how to honor each other, their parents, God and their neighbors. I agree with Glenn on all of those principles. So that's why I'm here. For me it's principles over politics."

King, who served as a Democrat in the Georgia House of Representatives from 1979 to 1981, was a keynote speaker at today's non-partisan rally, which also featured speeches from Beck and Sarah Palin.

Throughout her career King has courted controversy as an advocate for the pro-life movement. After having two abortions herself, King began speaking publicly, often at college campuses, about abortion issues. In 1996 she publicly condemned her aunt Coretta Scott King's support of abortion rights.

Earlier this month King grabbed headlines when she equated gay marriage with genocide.

"It is statistically proven that the strongest institution that guarantees procreation and continuity of the generations is marriage between one man and one woman," King said at an Atlanta rally. "We don't want genocide. We don't want to destroy the sacred institution of marriage."

King brushed off criticism that Beck was dishonoring her uncle's legacy by hosting a rally on the anniversary of his most famous speech, stating that the rally is about faith, honor and love, principles that her family has supported.

"My daddy, Rev. A.D. King, my granddaddy, Martin Luther King, Senior -- we are a family of faith, hope and love. And that's why I'm here today," King said. "Glenn says there is one human race, I agree with him. We are not here to divide. I'm about unity. That's why I'm here, and I want to honor my uncle today."

While speaking in front of tens of thousands today in DC, King said that she hopes that white privilege will become human privilege and that America will soon repent of the sin of racism and return itself to honor.
Related: The low-ball crowd estimates are coming in, "Glenn Beck Rally Attracts Estimated 87,000" (via Memeorandum). But see Glenn Reynolds, who reports much larger turnout.


Reliapundit said...

nbc - 300,000

AmPowerBlog said...

That's cool! Thanks Relia!

Dennis said...

She is one smart classy lady. A true peacemaker who epitomizes MLK's dream. What a beautiful person.

JBW said...

Hmmm, gay marriage=genocide. Yes Dennis, a beautiful sentiment. I'm sure her uncle would be proud of her for that.

Dennis said...

I was struck at the differences between Alveda King and Sharton last night on FOX. She was calm, intelligent and had the aura of a person who knows they are carrying on the work of MLK and doing the work of GOD. Whereas Sharpton looked uncomfortable, anxiety ridden, defensive and, I believe, very cognizant of the fact that he and his ilk are an anathema to MLK's dream.
What one saw was the Peacemaker and the Race hustling divider. It did not go well for Sharpton.
An interesting aside is the fact that the MSM tried so very hard to use the Race card, but failed miserably. I would bet there were far more minorities at Beck's rally than showed at Sharpton's and the number of whites there.
If any one on the Left had any real knowledge of America's history they would recognize what Beck is trying to do. One only needs to look at the Revolutionary period. (Clue) It is not as if he hasn't left big enough hints.

dave in boca said...

Yeah, 87K, that's the ticket.

Isn't CBS the net that had Obama's approval at 48% & disapproval at 44% while rcp & TEN other polls have an average of Commandante Zero at around 40% positive & 50% negative---including that latest Gallup.

CBS in this case is again an outlier and an outliar...!

The MSM simply lies all the time and Matthew Yglesias says it's okay because like that '60's song "it's my party [line] and I'll lie if I want to..."