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OGerry will probably call me a liberal, but by Karl(1of1)

I'll post anyway. I've been reading about the incredible number of "nones" in America, somewhere around 20% who have no attachment to organized religion. That's an amazing stat for this country, which has always been reliably, albeit minimally, religious. Wow.

My question: as the Nones take their ascendancy, and the culture moves ever further from its religious roots, where will be found even a conceptual basis for unalienable human rights? It used to be God or the idea of God, over whose bounds the state would fear to tread. In other words, as was asked of the Honorable Elena Kagan, is there any limit at all to government power? What is it?

Something will slouch toward Bethlehem, waiting to be born; what do you think it will be?