Why does it seem as though Americans have become a people who want to hold their constitution sacred only when it’s easy to do?

Religious freedom for all means exactly what it says. Muslims as well as Christians, Buddhists or Hindus have the right to practice their faith without government intervention. And for those horrified at the thought of a mosque near ground zero, I would suggest that given the headlines of the past decade or so, we should be more horrified at the thought of a Catholic Church within a mile of a grade or high school – unless you believe that pedophile priests no more represent the Catholic Church than Muslim extremist represent Islam.