I notice (as does Elisa Sand) that included on Tuesday's Lake County Commission agenda is discussion of Vital Link and the 58th National Day of Prayer. I'm thinking, what's to discuss? You want to pray, pray. Local government has no necessary or proper role in that.
Ah, but this is the Dobsons at work again. Their faith apparently isn't strong enough to stand on its own. They must seek government support to enshrine their beliefs in laws and proclamations and legal assistance to maintain their connection to God. Government support—wouldn't that make their beliefs socialist?
All this insecurity from folks in a country where religionists still outnumber non-religionists more than 6 to 1. Funny: I don't need government to make proclamations supporting my religious beliefs. I don't need the county commission to grant me permission to stage a demonstration of my secular humanism on the courthouse steps. I don't need the State Legislature to invite me to offer an invocation declaring that we have no one to rely on but ourselves and our worldly powers to solve our problems so let's get to work (although that would be fun). I just need government, on this issue, to leave me the heck alone.
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