Say what you will about religion, but America was founded upon it, and upon the belief that man’s fundamental rights are derived not from man, but from the Creator himself. Call Americans stupid, naieve and simplistic, but nothing else can explain its unique human experiment that set generations upon generations of people free, domestically and abroad, while developing into the world’s only super power. KGS
UPDATE: A surprisingly good article about the event at the NYT
NBC News said it was closer to 300,000, but by any measure it was a large turnout. The crowd stretched from the Lincoln Memorial to the Washington Monument.
NOTE: From the comments: jackndc:
“I attended MLK’s rally 47 years ago, and many many since then and this was far bigger than the “million man march” which the media hyped as a great event even as racist after racist took to the podium to spread their poison of racial discord and separation, in complete opposition to the speech of Dr. King.
Beck did a great job, and Dr. King’s niece delivered a wonderful reminder of her uncle’s call for healing and love instead of the words of hate from the poverty pimps and a small group of their followers a mile away. Beck chose this part of the Mall where great men are honored instead of the other end of the mall where small men spend the country into oblivion. It was a call to the strength of the country where individual deeds can accomplish great things while the socialists spread the poverty to all.”