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Al Sharpton’s ‘Reclaim The Dream’ Rally Shockingly Not About States’ Rights, Taxes

A rally of thousands of Americans coming together to honor those that fought for them in Washington, DC is logistically problematic for many reasons. Having two just sounds like a nightmare, but, amazingly, they managed to coexist successfully. While most of the spotlight was on Glenn Beck‘s “Restoring Honor” rally, at its rival, Al Sharpton‘s “Reclaim the Dream,” Sharpton addressed issues he believed were closer to Martin Luther King‘s message.

These issues were diametrically opposed to many that the Tea Party movement is defined by in the mainstream: states’ rights, lower taxes, and less politically definable issues like religion and family values. Sharpton directly addressed states’ rights as incongruous with Dr. King’s teachings and instead focused on education, poverty, and immigration reform. As for those other guys congregating in DC? “They may have the mall, but we have the message. They may have the platform, but we have the dream!”

We’ll have Sharpton’s full speech when it airs in its entirely. Until then, here are snippets via Fox News & CNN:


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