Faith is the belief in something GREATER than man.
To begin with : greater than ONESELF - he/she who believes - but no one should feel forced to.
Encompassing MANKIND as much as the universe itself.
What is government ? (Or what it should be)
A building and men sitting in it, chosen by others to (presumably) protect the texts ALL have agreed upon.
Government is NOTHING but AN ARTIFACT of MAN AS A "SOCIAL CREATURE" - for whom a MINIMUM AMOUNT OF ORDER is necessary, to not degenerate in TOTAL CHAOS when there is NO order at all.
And I insist on MINIMUM amount.
Because, at the opposite end, a MAXIMUM ORDER becomes synonym for TOTAL ENSLAVEMENT of the many by a few, at the very top, with enough of critical mass of minions to coerce, subject everybody else.
ALL MEN being corruptible you REALLY, REALLY DO NOT WANT Reed's Law to apply to their CORRUPTION WEIGHT POTENTIAL :
Indeed you REALLY, REALLY DO NOT WANT it to apply to BIG GOVERNMENT AND ITS FLOODING OF UNJUST, PERVERTED LAWS.
The SIMPLE, LIMITED Constitutional Texts = the Foundations. That is, ALL that really matters for the people living upon these.
Example of such texts : the U.S. Constitution and the first 13 amendments. While the 14th and up are MUCH QUESTIONABLE.
Faith in god = faith in government (???)
is like saying :
A man's entire life = his daily opening the fridge in the morning.
Rather far fetched, isn't it ? Well, that's on purpose.
But it is obvious enough, I believe, that nobody in their sane mind would want - ANYWAY - THEIR DAILY OPENING THE FRIDGE to define their entire life. Especially when opening the fridge has become synonym for abiding to laws enforced by (too big) government.
My name is pronounced like "see real". I code stuff for a living and for pleasure. I care quite a bit about language.
I think America should consider doing the same, and... ASAP!