In early May, I had the honor of delivering the commencement address at Hillsdale College in Michigan. National Review has described Hillsdale as a "citadel of American conservatism," though the college wasn't founded by conservatives in the modern American sense, but by Christians.
So I used the opportunity afforded me to speak about the link between faith and freedom.
I noted the "unprecedented threat" to religious freedom we currently face. The threat isn't only to religious believers and their institutions-it threatens all of our liberties. You cannot redefine religious freedom and compromise this liberty without calling the entire idea of self-government into question.
To understand why, it helps to remember that when the Founders prohibited the establishment of religion by the national government, they were not being anti-religion.