Jillian Bandes

Glenn Beck says that this Saturday’s 8/28 rally “Restoring Honor” is about far more than just politics.

“This isn’t a rah-rah USA kind of thing. This is a sacred reflective spot in our nation… the Reflecting Pool,” said Glenn Beck, in an exclusive interview with Townhall.com and Townhall Magazine. “I think if you stand between Lincoln and Washington, spiritually, mentally, morally, we will heal our country.”

Healing his country is at the top of the agenda for the media mogul, who has recently introduced a prayer to his daytime radio show and frequently touches on his spiritual background during his top-ranked cable program. Restoring Honor rally is one way to propel his talk into action, and to provide a platform for agenda items that he plans on releasing at the rally.

“We have worked very, very hard on something that is extraordinarily delicate and fragile. It will be announced at the end of this, as the beginning of something that I believe will have restorative change as a result,” said Glenn Beck. “I don’t mean restore it back 2000, or George Bush, I mean restore us back to where we belong and where we should be as a nation and where we have been very few times in our nation’s history.”

Whatever it is has not been done in 240 years, according to Beck. He did not say if that was a reference to the Badge of Military Merit, issued in 1780, or has something to do with our nation’s founding, in 1776.

The Glenn Beck rally will take place between 10 and 2pm, and will include a number of key figures, such as Sarah Palin, singer Jo Dee Messina, and Marcus Luttrell, who was awarded the Navy Cross in 2005. Dr. Alveda King and other African-American leaders will also be in attendance, flying in the face of criticism that Beck is hijacking the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have A Dream" speech, which took place on the same day and location in 1963.

“There is a revolution coming, whether you like it or not, whether that be a hot revolution or a cold revolution. A revolution is already underway in America,” said Beck. “Now who’s going to win? Is it going to be those who understand the Constitution and our founding principles and know that we have gone off those principles decades ago? Or are we going to throw this baby out with the bath water and say “we have got to try something entirely new”? That’s the question of our age and we better decide which side you are on.”


Jillian Bandes

Jillian Bandes is the National Political Reporter for Townhall.com