Email comment submitted in response to a NYTimes column by David Brooks.
When Romney speaks of the American religious community, he in fact is referring to a particular religious community and thereby excludes many of the religious of America. He hardly speaks for me, a self-described Quaker pacifist revolutionary. Nor does he speak for millions of Americans of other faiths. As a principled member of a religious community, I find myself unable to recite the Pledge of Allegiance until that day comes when “liberty and justice for all” has indeed become the rule of the land. Only at that point could it be meaningful to consider the use of the phrase “under God” when speaking of this nation.