Would You Like To Borrow My Compass, Congressman?

Posted Friday, 23 June 2006, 4:27 pm

I love this video. I just love it. I happen to have no objections at all to the expression of religion in public and private spaces – the whole concept of a ‘wall of separation’ between church and state has become a mantra with no basis. It’s been turned on it’s head to change ‘separation’ into ‘exclusion’, and they simply are not the same. Forbidding people from any religious display or utterance at work is, in a word, idiotic. This notion that someone might be offended is ‘PC’ gone awry.  If the fellow in the next cubicle over wants to kneel towards Mecca three times a day, so what? If I want to hang a copy of Raphael’s Madonna next to my computer, so what? People need to get over this ‘offended’ crap.

But I digress. this video is really an indictment of demagoguery more than anything else.  

(Followup – there’s a longer edit of this on youtube, and it’s pretty clear that the congressman is ‘playing along’ with colbert to some degree – so I’ll give him a little slack)

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