"The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: 'I'm from the government and I'm here to help.'"And perhaps a surprise for everyone the sentiments in this quotation from the exact same gentleman:
"We establish no religion in this country, we command no worship, we mandate no belief, nor will we ever. Church and state are, and must remain, separate.Amen.
All are free to believe or not believe, all are free to practice a faith or not, and those who believe are free, and should be free, to to speak of and act on their belief.
At the same time that our Constitution prohibits state establishment of religion, it protects the free exercise of all religions. And walking this fine line requires government to be strictly neutral."