But Vermont senator isn’t stupid, conservative talk show host explains during Burlington visit
by Guy Page
Iconic conservative national talk show host, author and theologian Dennis Prager doesn’t mince words.
During his visit to Burlington as the keynote speaker at the Restoring Our Faith Summit yesterday at the DoubleTree conference center, the California resident was asking during a break what he thinks of first when he thinks of Vermont.
“Bernie Sanders,” he said in response to a Vermont Daily Chronicle question. His answer elicited the obvious follow-up: “What do you think about Bernie Sanders?”
“I think he’s a gigantic fool,” Prager said.
Prager, who is also a well-published Jewish theologian (just finished his commentary on the Book of Deuteronomy), clarified that he doesn’t think Bernie’s a fool in the sense that he’s stupid or acts like a court jester. In fact he’s probably pretty smart, he added.
But Bernie, Prager said, is a fool because lacks understanding. “Sanders got hold of one idea when he was young, and has learned nothing since,” he said. The Old Testament prophet Jeremiah said: “For my people are foolish, they have not known me; they are foolish children, and they have no understanding; they are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge.”
Or, as Prager quoted Proverbs 9:10 during his keynote speech, “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.”
One thing Prager clearly understands is that the ‘Good American’ who went along with pandemic response government restrictions on religious practice compares unfavorably to the ‘Good German’ who did and said nothing about the Holocaust.
“As a Jew, who is a member of the U.S. Holocaust Museum Board, and has written a major book on anti-semitism, I have rethought my view of Germans,” he told the audience. “The Good American went along, and there was no Gestapo to send him to Dachau.” See video below…..
Vermont Daily Chronicle videotaped several other participants (see below) and plans to publish more about them in the coming days.
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