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Let Us Prey

Sean245 Wrote: Feb 12, 2013 10:25 AM
Normally in cases of propriety we can use the “well how would you like it if someone used the prayer breakfast to expose a progressive point of view?” reversal argument and it might be valid. In this case, however, Dr. Carson expressed the values that every American in that room should hold, and values that all those elected officials swore to uphold. He expressed the principles carved into stone on monuments all over Washington, values expressed in the speeches and writings of the founders. Isn’t fidelity to those values what we pray to God for the strength to defend? It would have been hypocritical to not speak out in that venue in the company of that President.

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...