"Freedom requires religion just as religion requires freedom. Freedom opens the windows of the soul so that man can discover his most profound beliefs and commune with God. Freedom and religion endure together, or perish alone. ...
We are a nation under God, and in God we do indeed trust. We should acknowledge the Creator, as did the founders, in ceremony and word. He should remain on our currency, in the Pledge, in the teaching of our history."
- Delivered at the George Herbert Walker Bush Presidential Library, Texas
If freedom requires religion, how is it that so many nonreligious nations free — and not only free, but among the freest and happiest nations on earth? If religion requires freedom, how is it that the most religious nations, both now and in the past, have been the least free on earth?
If America is a nation under the God of Mitt Romney, are non-Mormons, non-Christians, and/or non-theists still Americans? If Americans "should acknowledge" Romney's god, how is it that they can still remain completely free?