First and foremost, I am not against theology. Please, do not raise a flag off offense, this is simply me clearing up a rampant myth that the US is a Christian nation, and with that I will do this on one line from the Treaty of Tripoli.
Unanimously Ratified by senate, from article 11:
Now, with that said; America should not be a secular nation devoid of any spirituality and aggressively against theological beliefs. Today however, there are those amongst us who believe that the US is in a holy war against Islam, Homosexuals, Abortion, and 'Marxism'. From the home, to the front lines the militarism of the Judo-Christian for 'traditional values' that, aren't traditional from any stand point. Just a century and a half ago forced marriage, slavery, and sentences to death were common place in this country. Just sixty years ago it was "traditional" to disallow marriage between blacks and whites.As the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion; as it has in itself no character of enmity against the laws, religion, or tranquility, of Mussulmen; and, as the said States never entered into any war, or act of hostility against any Mahometan nation, it is declared by the parties, that no pretext arising from religious opinions, shall ever produce an interruption of the harmony existing between the two countries.
In today's world, where do we stand? It seems that, the most venerated, and hated politicans out there use Christianity as a means of being elected: Rick Santorm, Christine O'Donnell, Sara Palin to name a few. Getting people riled up about issues of faith is their path to veneration, and power. Keep America, American, distrust any candidate who sells themselves with a theological hook. Look what Bush did for us... Look at the Tea Party candidates. The war in Iraq, the war in Afghanistan... How much more can we do to delude ourselves from America's true purpose?