As I sat on the National Mall this weekend looking over the thousands of people at the Capitol, I couldn't help but think that the people who gave birth to the United States had this in mind when they talked about freedom of speech.
Jon Stewart did not ask to be the leader of the free world and never claimed that he was. But history has a way serving up opportunities when we least expect it. Saturday's rally was one of those moments.
You came, you rallied, you restored sanity -- almost. There's still some crazy out there, and that's why grassroots volunteers with Organizing for America are stepping it up to get voters to the polls in the elections just three days from now.
Religious people should look at ourselves to make sure that our own behavior fits sane standards of productive engagement with the "other" and represents a profound search of the best wisdom our traditions have to offer.