Palin criticised for ‘hijacking’ Martin Luther King’s democratic values

August 29th, 2010 - 6:11 pm ICT by ANI  

Sarah Palin Edinburgh, Aug 29 (ANI): Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has been criticised for espousing democratic values previously projected and promoted by civil rights leader Martin Luther King and former President Abraham Lincoln at a right-wing rally in Washington last night.

Civil rights leaders accused white conservative activists of attempting to hijack King’s legacy at the Lincoln memorial site.

Glenn Beck, a controversial TV and radio talk show host, who organised the rally, insisted that it was just a coincidence that his “Restoring Honour” rally on the Lincoln Memorial steps overlapped the 47th anniversary of King’s speech, The Scotsman reports.

Beck, known for his extreme views, described Barack Obama, the first black US president, as a racist.

Palin said: “Calls to transform the country weren’t enough. We must restore America and restore her honour.”

Palin also sought to establish similarities between rally participants and civil rights activists from 1963.

“We are worried about what we face. Sometimes, our challenges seem insurmountable,” Palin said. “Look around you. You’re not alone,” she added. (ANI)

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