In the past few years, it would seem that America is having a tug of war over morals vs. freedom...to give examples: gay marriage cloning stem cell research discussion of evolution in schools the pledge of allegiance in schools abortion legalization of marijuana prostitution topless female statues in government buildings (this one makes me laugh) the list goes on...perhaps you can name more the real question is, where do we draw the line? is there a happy medium for all? originally america was based on freedom of beliefs, however due to the ever changing pace of society, that borderline of freedom of beliefs has been pushed and continues to move way beyond the perimeters of the church... they say that church and state shouldn't be mixed, but some would argue that without some kind of moral code, american society will go downhill (ironically, the capital building in salem oregon is at the corner of Church and State street!)...personally, i don't believe this is true...just look at what has happened recently within the catholic church! so what do we base american morality on in order to mandate laws of controversial subjects?