NRO Senior Editor Jay Nordlinger gets it exactly right:
the Founders wanted to protect religion from the state, not the state from religion.
Which brings me to Gibson’s interview with Governor Palin, where she catches him misquoting her. She corrects him, saying:
But the reference there is a repeat of Abraham Lincoln’s words when he said — first, he suggested never presume to know what God’s will is, and I would never presume to know God’s will or to speak God’s words.
But what Abraham Lincoln had said, and that’s a repeat in my comments, was let us not pray that God is on our side in a war or any other time, but let us pray that we are on God’s side.
As someone who doesn’t believe in God, I find Lincoln and Palin’s view of God comforting. To be on God’s side is to fight evil.