The Spleen is making my day! "Strange Sermons From The Bully Pulpit"
"By positing God as the force "behind all of history" the President invites us to look upon him as simply His humble instrument, to feel the hand of God as it works through the President. The problem with this, of course, is that part of "the liberty we prize" is the concept of freedom of religion and the recognition of the primacy of individual conscience that underlies our legal system. By offering the ringing endorsement, if not outright authorship, of the Almighty for his policies, the President is casting his opponents and critics as heretics and his policies as beyond debate.
This is not the way things work in a democratic society. Many people of good conscience disagree with the President on a great many issues, particularly his unprecedented preparations to make war on a foreign power that has not attacked us in any way ..."