A philosopher has the sight to understand that government cannot rule individuals' religion. Yet our political leaders have not come to the same conclusion. Worldwide there are millions of people who must adhere, at least outwardly, to the religious dictates of their political leaders. The U.S. is not an exception. Are the right and left not leaning toward one religion or another? By virtue of the politics the individuals in government endorse, they are sending a message to the country about values and morals; therefore, they are indirectly addressing religion.
Our forefathers left their homes to escape the English government's control. People flee their homes in our day to escape similar entrapment. Will there be a time that government thinks like Locke and allows us to be free to pick our own path. As Locke stated, there is no suggestion in Christianity that we were to be herded like the flocks we tend.