Who rules?

It seems that many people believe that their religious proscriptions and prescriptions apply to all of us. That belief is not only wrong, but arrogant.

Though the American people generally are religious, the American nation was intended to be secular, based on secular laws and institutions that apply to everyone. Like it or not, we are Americans first.

Thus, if religious activists are against birth control, abortion, or gay marriage, they should advise and monitor the behaviors of their own adherents. They should not expect to impress their beliefs onto the rest of us.

America’s freedom of religion includes freedom from everyone else’s religion.

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