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Let Us Prey

anonymous3218 Wrote: Feb 12, 2013 6:30 PM
Meet with the president back stage or in private at the White House? Just what good would that have done anybody? That implies that Obama respects others enough to listen to an opposing viewpoint. He doesn't. The only person for whom he has high regard is Obama. And he's a pro at blowing off what he doesn't want to hear. Look how he has treated foreign dignitaries with whom he disagrees on policies that directly affect their people and countries. By presenting his ideas very publicly, Dr. Carson has made it impossible for Obama to pretend that all the world loves and agrees with him (the important folk, anyway). The ideas were beautifully stated for all to hear, and Dr. Carson presented his thoughts as a Christian.

Our politics have become so polarized and corrupted that a president of the United States cannot even attend an event devoted to drawing people closer to God and bridge partisan and cultural divides without being lectured about his policies.

Last Thursday at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C., Dr. Ben Carson, director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, and a 2008 recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, broke with a 61-year-old tradition and publicly disagreed with some of the president's policies, such as "Obamacare," taxation and the national debt. Disclosure: I have attended this event since...