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'One of Washington's principal supporters of the Tea Party movement, former GOP Majority Leader D*** Armey's FreedomWorks, has been receiving death threats and profanity-laced phone calls as it gets involved in the fall elections. The number and intensity have reached such heights that the organization is leaving its downtown location near the FBI and moving to a high-security building near the U.S. Capitol.
'"FreedomWorks and D*** Armey receive dozens of threatening and harassing calls and E-mails each day. Many imply violence and use of weapons," spokesman Adam Brandon tells Whispers. "As we get closer to the election we expect the harassment to increase."'
Yet another indication of the growing violence is that gun shots were fired at a GOP office in Salisbury, Maryland on Wedn...
The gathering tomorrow in the nation's capital is spearheaded by Fox News personality Glenn Beck. Billed as the 'Restoring Honor' event, Beck maintains that the intent of the gathering is non-political and will focus on traditional American values as encapsulated by the nation's Founders--honor, liberty, faith, and truth.
Yet Beck himself has been the recipient of direct threats from those who oppose the rally.
New Black Panther Party leader Malik Zulu Shabazz threatened to confront Beck and "Restoring Honor" attendees at the Lincoln Memorial.
Meanwhile, a civil rights leader has compared the Tea Party Movement to the KKK, although the movement began in response to reckless government spending and high taxes during the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression. In addition, numerous African-Americans have come forward to state that they themselves are members of various Tea Party groups across the nation.
Further, the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.--Dr. Alveda King--is one of the speakers at the Beck rally tomorrow in Washington and defended the gathering against charges of racism.
In an eloquent op-ed in the Christian Science Monitor, Dr. Alveda King stated the following:
"Americans are hungry to reclaim the symbols of our liberty, hard won by an unlikely group of outnumbered, outgunned, underfunded patriots determined not to live in servitude to the British Empire. If we want to sing the national anthem at a memorial to the man who led this fledgling nation out of slavery, and made my people free, we should be able to send our voices soaring to the heavens.
"Glenn Beck’s “Rally to Restore Honor” this Saturday will give us that chance, and that’s why I feel it’s important for me to be there.
"Before the words were out of Mr. Beck’s mouth announcing the Aug. 28 rally, The New York Times noted that it would be at the same place and 47 years to the day since my Uncle Martin gave his “I Have a Dream Speech.” When asked why he chose that date in particular, Beck said he had not realized its significance, but in thinking about it, he saw it is an auspicious day to rally for the honor of the American people. He has said, and he’s right, that Martin Luther King didn’t speak only for African-Americans. He spoke for all Americans, and his words still ring true.
"Other groups are planning rallies and demonstrations in Washington that day, and freedom of speech gives them the right to do so – and to criticize me for not jumping on their bandwagon. But Uncle Martin’s legacy is big enough to go around."
The growing threat of violence and acts of violence are becoming more common the closer the nation edges to the all-important November mid-term elections. Some of the groups mentioned above, such as the New Black Panther Party, are known for using intimidation tactics to keep conservatives from gaining access to voting places.
These are acts of sheer desperation. The Leftwing sees the handwriting on the wall and is increasingly cognizant of the fact that a political tsunami is approaching in November. Thus, the charges of racism and the threats of violence.
Prudent Americans must not allow these tactics to thwart their efforts to take the nation back from extremist Leftwing operatives who have demonstrated a clear disdain for our Constitution. Dr. Alveda King's words are thus words to the wise.