Thanks, Rick!

The senator from Pennsylvania has had some success in the latest Gallup poll. Money quote:

"The public is divided ... on whether the federal government should be involved in promoting moral values, with 48% saying it should and 48% saying it should not. In 1996, Americans took a very different view on this matter, with 60% saying the government should be involved and 38% saying it should not... That change appears to be a fairly recent phenomenon." From 1993 until recently, majorities of at least 10 percentage points chose "Government should promote traditional values" over "should not favor any values."

It's a lovely conservative truth that some things have unintended consequences. Perhaps the rise of Christianism has achieved the opposite of its intent: it has made us more aware of the need to keep government out of our private lives and moral choices. Yay!