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Friday, December 15, 2006

Ed Koch Is Dead Wrong

We heard this interview yesterday between Dennis Prager and Hugh Hewitt. It seems that yestewrday former NY mayor Ed Koch called Dennis a bigot, and has called for his ouster from the Holocaust Memorial Commission. And this all stems from the controversial column Dennis wrote regarding his opinion about Keith Ellison. See, Rep. Ellison refused to take his oath of office with his hand on a Bible. Now, the official ceremony where new elected officials are sworn in is a mass one; that is every member is on the floor of their respective Hoiuse, and they are sworn in.

But Keith Ellison apparently had a private ceremony where he was "sworn in" with his hand on a Koran rather than a Bible. Dennis wrote a piece stating his opinion that if he's not going to take tyhe oath on a Bible, he shouldn't be in Congress. Marcie disagrees with Dennis, and I don't really have a dog in the fight either way. Personally speaking, I berate the idiots in Michigan for even putting him in office to begin with. He's not even officially a representative yet, and he's already involved in a controverisal issue surrounding the flying imams.

On one hand, I agree with Dennis. This is America, founded on Judeo-Christian beliefs, and our elected representatives have always had a Bible present at swearing in ceremonies. On the other hand, we have the First Amendment, which guarantees the right to practice and adhere to our religions freely, without intervention on the part of the government. And it alos allows for the same free speech that Dennis is exercising. It is his opinion that he is stating. Ed Koch did the same thing, only his ideas are a bit whacked.

Dennis Prager isn't a bigot. He's not a racist. He stated his opinion regarding Keith Ellison, and he's entitled to it. If Ed Koch wants him off of the Holocaust Memorial committee, then lobby the president to remove him. As Hugh stated yesterday, the president won't because this is a stupid controversy. It's petty, and both sides need to get over it.

Publius II


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