I just had to follow up quickly on Shawn’s post, below. On CNN’s program “Reliable Sources”, Bill Press was continuing his criticism of Glenn Beck’s Restoring Honor rally in Washington, D.C. As noted by Ed Morrissey over at Hot Air, his arguments border on lunacy.
Press continued his objection, noting that the Lincoln Memorial and its “sacred” location was no place to talk about either God or politics. Er, it’s too “sacred” for God? Maybe Bill should check his thesaurus.
Follow the link above for video of the comments. Morrissey continues to destroy Press’s argument, noting that speeches by Lincoln, on the walls of said memorial, mention God quite frequently. He goes on to quote the Reverend Martin Luther King:
And when this happens, when we allow freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual:
Free at last! Free at last!
Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!This whole exchange exemplifies what is wrong with political discourse in America. If you have arguments against something or some opponent express them. But don’t let the whole “red state versus blue state” game enrapture you so much that you leave logic by the wayside.
The ironic thing of me posting this is that religion doesn’t play a role in my life–I’m just not a religious person. This is perhaps disquieting to the typical Wizbang reader but such as it is. My focus in the coming months is laser focused on issues of fiscal responsibility and sanity. But when someone is pushing talking points so absurd as to say that some place is “too sacred for talk of God” and that it is an affront to the memories of people who talked of God quite frequently–well they deserve to be called out and ridiculed for such asinine behavior.