Even the non-Christian knows morality, Jon. The law is written on our hearts, per Christ himself.
I’m cool with that, but secular governance cannot endorse a specific faith over another. Apropos, the American government could never be specifically beholden to Catechism or the Sharia. The constitution explicitly bars it.
My dictionary gives “liberal” as a synonym for “progressive”. I imagine yours does too. We certainly see it in the common parlance.
And my dictionary gives “open to new behavior or opinions and willing to discard traditional values.” for “liberal”.
For those interested in what “progressivism” really is, please do enjoy “Progressivism” from Britanica.
Sure. But the more people you have living in a fixed space, the more rules you must have to regulate interactions.
The founders were actually aiming for generic deism in their capacity as founders. If you HAD to be more specific, Episcopal.
And as we have a secular government, so too can any other culture. For good or bad.