Some have noticed there is a newly formed local chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church and State. People have the right to be concerned about societal changes, and those feelings are to be respected. But do we really want to see theocracy be a part of governance?
The Constitution ensures every American can observe his or her religion, but clearly states it will not seek to establish any particular faith. This has served our country well for more than 200 years. No one is seeking to interfere with an individual’s private and personal choice of faith. But it seems unfortunate when a candidate running for the highest office in our land does not appear to appreciate America’s long-standing principle to separate the two.
Hopefully individuals and groups will think carefully about this question. It could promote a dialogue we need to have.