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Hans Calmeyer Righteous Gentile 1903-1972

“Dutch Schindler”

 Lawyer for Life



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National Honor Events

2009 and 2010

sponsored by Tea Party

“Restoring Honor” on August 28, 2010 was sponsored by Glenn Beck and cost his backers $3.6 million. It was attended by at least 500,000 yet reported by the press to have been in the 10’s of thousands when numbers were named, and “huge” when no numbers were used. While attended by a great number of tea party patriots, it was not in fact a political protest at all, but a genuine attempt to get Americans together to put God first, lead Godly lives, and promote racial unity, as well as honor American troops.

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8-28-10 “Restoring Honor” 500,000+  at left. Micah Hentschel at first Tea Party 9-12-09 among also 500,000+ attendees below.

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Glenn Beck produced many moving tributes to military heroes and patriots through history, including America’s Founding Fathers. A particular emphasis was placed on the role of Mothers of soldiers and heroes in American history. He also instituted a Faith / Hope / Charity annual award that celebrates America’s current heroes, and made the point repeatedly that some of America’s future heroes and even Presidents might well come from the crowd assembled here.

A large portion of the program was dedicated to the great contribution to human dignity and equality of Martin Luther King, whose niece Dr. Alveda made a moving speech followed by rousing songs of how we cannot make progress on our serious issues without uniting, under God, in the pursuit of personal holiness and in the ethical business of the Nation.

Special mention was made of children and new generations, and their diminished prospects if freedom and capitalism were not restored to their prior importance: “we do not want to transform, we need to restore.”

Lincoln Monument above: The “presence” of Lincoln here was quite important to this event, particularly because the event coincided with Republican Martin Luther King’s “I have a Dream” speech at the same exact location and date 47 years ago, and Alveda King, his niece reiterated that dream and added a few important notes of her own. It is not an unfounded stretch of the imagination to compare the legacy of a Martin Luther King to the legacy of a Hans Calmeyer, clearly not in magnitude of impact, and not in any absolute number of lives impacted directly or indirectly, but rather in the manner of personal life-risk taken in order to take people they did not even directly know, out of bondage. This exposure cost Martin Luther King his life, and could easily have done so for Calmeyer. It cost Lincoln his life as well, another poignant meaning to the event. Calmeyer was a small contributor and did not change the world for Jews as Kink and Lincoln changed the world for Blacks, but the legacy is that each individual has the capacity to act in courage and honor, and thus contribute.

What joins the Martin Luther King and Calmeyer legacies, and the legacies of other Holocaust Heroes, and the legacies of other heroes elsewhere, is the sense of “Honor” that spurs the fight and resistance against evil no matter what the consequences, just as the military heroes honored at this event. That spirit of unbreakable honor in otherwise fallible human beings is ultimately inspired in people who want to be Godly, as both ML King and Calmeyer publicly expressed as desires for themselves.

That sense of Honor is what should be inspired in future generations by events such as this, not that this is likely to occur in any massive way even from 500,000-700,000 individuals showing their support and their dream on this 28th day of August 2010. But an inspiration is the beginning of a legacy, and that legacy, when properly reported in truth and perspective and meaning, can have a lasting and spreading influence for good and against continually gathering evil in the world.

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Sarah Palin (at left) made an excellent speech honoring our fallen heroes, and about honor and God in our individual lives. An important element of her closing remarks was the observation that through such a massive gathering (which no one expected to be this big) those of us dedicated to the restoration of honor, faith, hope, and charity to this country can be confident that truly,      “we are never alone.”

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Dr. Alveda King, niece of Martin Luther King, speaking to the crowd.

Comment from an attendee of this event and the previous night’s Pastors’ Conference at the Kennedy Center:

I haven't seen one media mention of Beck's 'in your face'  defiance to the powers that be at the Kennedy Center Friday night  concerning their edict "NO OPENING PRAYER!" He, basically told 'em to stuff it and sicked his lawyers on 'em. He said there was nothing in the contract that said "no prayer." (I'm guessing because they know it's  unconstitutional to forbid prayer. Ditto at the Washington mall - Park police had even forbid some young girls from saying a prayer that a week or so ago.

Beck was told no prayer and no singing the anthem. They did both - in spades.

It was like calling the schoolyard bully's bluff: What could the park  police do? Can you imagine if they had marched up there and tried to stop them? This country would have exploded.

Hopefully, more people will take heart and defy the prayer police.

From Martin Luther King’s speech 47 years ago:

 I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every  hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made  plain, and the crooked places will be made straight, and the glory of  the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together.

 This is our hope. This is the faith with which I return to the South.  With this faith we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a  stone of hope. With this faith we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood. With  this faith we will be able to work together, to pray together, to  struggle together, to go to jail together, to stand up for freedom  together, knowing that we will be free one day.

 This will be the day when all of God's children will be able to sing with a new  meaning, "My country, 'tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I  sing. Land where my fathers died, land of the pilgrim's pride, from  every mountainside, let freedom ring."

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 When we let freedom ring, when we let it  ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every  city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children,  black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics,  will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro  spiritual, "Free at last! free at last! thank God Almighty, we are free at last!"