Conservative commentator Glenn Beck and former vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin attracted some 300,000 supporters to a right-wing rally in Washington to call for a return of religious and traditional values. The rally, named “Restoring Honor” and controversially timed to coincide with the anniversary of Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, “has nothing to do with politics,” Beck told the crowd. “It has everything to do with God, turning our faith back to the values and principles that made us great.” Palin, meanwhile, was less reluctant to address politics, albeit obliquely and without naming U.S. President Barack Obama. “We must not fundamentally transform America, as some would want,” she said. “We must restore America and restore her honour.”
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