One can sympathize with CNN’s Lou Dobbs over his anger at some Catholic officials who want a totally open-ended immigration policy, but this doesn’t justify his remark of January 3rd taking the Catholic Church to task for talking about “a very secular matter.” The First Amendment protects freedom of speech and religious liberty, two rights that all members of the clergy enjoy, independent of the content of their speech. Looks like Lou needs a refresher course in Civics 101.

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