Our Founders always wondered about how long it would last. The price of liberty is everlasting vigilance. You've got to be on your guard every minute or you will lose it.
Individual freedom is a Jewish idea, but it's one of the functions of Christianity to make this idea universal.
Our political institutions work remarkably well. They are designed to clang against each other. The noise is democracy at work.
In God's eyes, there's not before and after. Every moment of time is simultaneous to God.
Atheists in our midst are proof that all consciences can be accommodated here, even those that have no ground for holding that conscience is sacred, inalienable, and prior to civil society.
To know oneself is to disbelieve utopia.