America, with its secular constitution became the worlds first “Liberal Democracy” where under the law every man was equal no matter what religion he belonged to. Paine, Jefferson and Franklin were Deists quite well aware of the carnage in Europe created by competing Faiths. In particular the Constitution was meant to block Christian churches from seizing control of government and governing by tyranny. Since that time the “Equality” theme has expanded to include the “Equality of Races” and most recently the “Equality of the Sexes” even though the ERA has still not been ratified.
A Liberal Democracy then by promoting equality by constitutional decree is intended to provide a safe platform for a pluralistic society to live in peace and harmony.
With Trump and his racially and religiously motivated claims of ownership is threatening the dissolution of Liberal Democracy replacing it with yet an anachronism of an ethnic-theological unilateral tyranny. If there is anything “Un-American” it’s the attempt by Trump and his Core Support to destroy Liberalism! Liberalism is what made America great, not religious extremism, sexism and religious tyrany! And Pain’s revolutionary “The a Rights of Man” is currently being threatened by re-establishing ” The Divine Rights of Billionaires/Kings!”