"We are a Christian nation."
I've heard this statement a lot over the past ten years, from otherwise rational people who I can only assume are products of the American public school system.
The Constitution of the United States makes the case quite plain - this nation derives its sovereignty from the People who live in it, from its citizenry. The Founders wanted it that way, drawing upon philosophers such as Locke, Montesquieu and others who believed in natural law.
This constant mindless yammering about bringing religion into the political sphere is odious to any real American. If you yoke religion and government together you create the same conditions that exist in such sterling democracies as Iran.
The theocrats in the United States want to create a Christian Iran, right here in America.
And we can't have that.