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Glenn may have been the keynote speaker, but he was much more interested in introducing the world to the global Tea Party movement during the FreePAC event in Dallas, TX on Wednesday, July 26th. FreePAC was the first event to be broadcast as part of the Restoring Love coverage on GBTV this week, and saw speakers converge on Dallas to show the establishment in politics and the media that “We the people” were no longer going to be silent.
When Glenn first took the stage, he made a point to greet Tea Party members from across the globe who came to FreePAC to learn about freedom and liberty. They came from countries all over the globe including Japan, Australia, Austria, and Greece. Many of the countries have never known true freedom in the same way America has, and some have known it and lost it. These ordinary citizens want to bring the lessons of FreePAC and Restoring Love back to their own countries so they can change things the way the Tea Party here in America has changed things over the past few years.
Glenn the read “The Gods of the Copybook Headings” by Rudyard Kipling, which can be read in full below.
“Every generation there has been someone like Rudyard Kipling crying out in warning,” Glenn said. “The good news is the people in this generation are crying out and waking people up!”
“Here’s what I want you to know: I believe this is the largest gathering of independent-minded conservatives ever in the history of America. I believe that tomorrow with over 30,000 volunteers doing service in the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex it is the largest collection of volunteers doing service ever in America. And I hear there’s a few people coming to the stadium as well. This shouldn’t freak out the people in power not only in Washington but all around the world. It should make them wet their pets.”
“If we stick together. If we build on this. If we never, ever engage in hate – everything they say about us is a lie,” he added.
“You’re here and you’re witnessing something that happens every so often. It is rare. Even in this country. These progressives in this country have awakened a sleeping giant again. ”
“You’ve already won – just finish the game. With malice towards none and charity for all. God Bless!”
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“The Gods of the Copybook Headings” by Rudyard Kipling:
AS I PASS through my incarnations in every age and race,
I make my proper prostrations to the Gods of the Market Place.
Peering through reverent fingers I watch them flourish and fall,
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings, I notice, outlast them all.
We were living in trees when they met us. They showed us each in turn
That Water would certainly wet us, as Fire would certainly burn:
But we found them lacking in Uplift, Vision and Breadth of Mind,
So we left them to teach the Gorillas while we followed the March of Mankind.
We moved as the Spirit listed. They never altered their pace,
Being neither cloud nor wind-borne like the Gods of the Market Place,
But they always caught up with our progress, and presently word would come
That a tribe had been wiped off its icefield, or the lights had gone out in Rome.
With the Hopes that our World is built on they were utterly out of touch,
They denied that the Moon was Stilton; they denied she was even Dutch;
They denied that Wishes were Horses; they denied that a Pig had Wings;
So we worshipped the Gods of the Market Who promised these beautiful things.
When the Cambrian measures were forming, They promised perpetual peace.
They swore, if we gave them our weapons, that the wars of the tribes would cease.
But when we disarmed They sold us and delivered us bound to our foe,
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: “Stick to the Devil you know.”
On the first Feminian Sandstones we were promised the Fuller Life
(Which started by loving our neighbour and ended by loving his wife)
Till our women had no more children and the men lost reason and faith,
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: “The Wages of Sin is Death.”
In the Carboniferous Epoch we were promised abundance for all,
By robbing selected Peter to pay for collective Paul;
But, though we had plenty of money, there was nothing our money could buy,
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: “If you don’t work you die.”
Then the Gods of the Market tumbled, and their smooth-tongued wizards withdrew
And the hearts of the meanest were humbled and began to believe it was true
That All is not Gold that Glitters, and Two and Two make Four
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings limped up to explain it once more.
As it will be in the future, it was at the birth of Man
There are only four things certain since Social Progress began.
That the Dog returns to his Vomit and the Sow returns to her Mire,
And the burnt Fool’s bandaged finger goes wabbling back to the Fire;
And that after this is accomplished, and the brave new world begins
When all men are paid for existing and no man must pay for his sins,
As surely as Water will wet us, as surely as Fire will burn,
The Gods of the Copybook Headings with terror and slaughter return!