J. KARL MILLER: Controversy over mosque shows failure to lead

Wednesday, September 22, 2010 | 12:01 a.m. CDT

Dominating the news in recent weeks has been the proposed building of a mosque near 9/11's ground zero, further fueled by the threatened burning of the Quran by a fundamentalist Florida preacher. Among cries of bigotry, much of the battle has invoked the rights of freedom of speech and expression as enumerated in the First Amendment.