Sarah Palin: Support MLK Jr., back Tea Party

Former Alaska Governor speaks on the anniversary of Dr. King's "Dream," speech, tells audience to "restore America"

Published August 28, 2010 3:27PM (EDT)

Sarah Palin says the way to honor Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy is to honor those men and women in the military who protect the United States.

The potential 2012 presidential candidate says those who fought at Bunker Hill and Gettysburg protected the freedoms that allowed thousands of people gather on the National Mall in Washington on the 47th anniversary of King's "I Have a Dream" speech.

While broadcaster Glenn Beck's rally isn't billed as a political event, Palin says voters must reject calls to "fundamentally transform America." Instead, she says "we must restore America."

Palin, whose son served in Iraq, says the country is at a perilous moment.

By Associated Press

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