President Obama speaks out in favor of the Islam Center near ground zero. While many of us have criticized this White House for being too cautious, this is a counter-example. I hope that this is not like the Henry Louis Gates incident where the President spoke out and then had to backtrack. The President is right to remind us of our values as a country. If a Democrat cannot defend religious freedom and anti-religious bigotry, then we are really in trouble as a country.