CHECK YOUR SHEET MUSIC
The post below this one was mentioned on CPR today. Mark Vance discussed the post and stood firm that Prager is wrong. To support his argument, Mark went on to quote from the U.S. Constitution, which, btw, has nothing whatsoever to do with this.
Mark either misses the point or was being deliberately contrary for purposes of creating some controversy. Alan Colmes makes a living taking the controversial (wrong) side of an issue and Mark is no Alan Colmes--not by a long shot--so I think he just flat-out missed the point. It happens. Decide for yourselves.
Here's Prager's original column.
Here's Prager's column in response to the controversy.
I think Prager explains the situation very well:
"America derives its laws from its Constitution. It derives its values from the Bible. We don't get inalienable rights from the Constitution; we get them from God Â which is exactly what the signers of the Declaration of Independence wrote: We are endowed with inalienable rights by our Creator, not by government and not by any man-made document. And that Creator and those inalienable rights emanate from the Bible. Keith Ellison's freedom to openly believe and practice Islam and to run for elective office as a Muslim is a direct result of a society molded by the Bible and the people who believed in it, a fact he should be willing to honor as he is sworn in."
If you don't get it, don't think it's important, then I think you're singin' the wrong tune....
Love ya, Mark!!