Kevin J. “Seamus” Hasson is founder, chairman of the board, and president of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, a bipartisan, interfaith public-interest law firm that protects the free expression of all religious traditions. He is also the author of The Right to Be Wrong: Ending the Culture War Over Religion in America (Encounter Books, 2005). This essay is the first in a new ten-part series being published in successive issues of The American Spectator under the general title, “The Future of Individual Liberty: Elevating the Human Condition and Overcoming the Challenges to Free Societies.” The series is supported by a grant from the John Templeton Foundation. The opinions expressed in this series are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the John Templeton Foundation.