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Let Us Prey

jsingletary Wrote: Feb 12, 2013 8:52 AM
Herod didn't take it too kindly when that rabid religious nut John the Baptist went from preaching to meddling, either. Come to think of it, his cousin had some rather harsh things to say in gatherings of religious leaders, too.

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...