America has always had a civil religion that included a Protestant and a deist perspective. Clearly there was separation of Church and State, but a civil religion did develop with Judeo Christian principles, but clearly not Catholic.
Today there is a developing new civil religion, purely secular, purely atheistic but a religion nonetheless. This godless, secular civil religion, though, still has as its underpinnings puritantical ideologies, not in the arena of sex, normally associated with Puritans, but in the area of a lack of an ability to forgive the wrongs of the past, culturally defined and applied to individuals who are far from pure, sexually maybe, but that is unimportant, racial prejudices are the unforgivable sins now.
Thus, any figure from the past that did what the law allowed, buy and sell slaves, seperate but equal and a failed revolution to create a new country, a confederate country, all of it and all of them must be cleansed from the history of the country as the new puritanical, secular, godless civil religion of the land will not tolerate the imperfect from the past or present.
Which political party supports best this new secular, godless, puritantical civil religion? I will give you one guess.
Should Catholics be forbidden, in a puritanical way, from being a part of this anti-Catholic religion and the political party that supports it?
And when these same puritans become enlightened enough to recognize the horror that happens when all lives don't really matter, especially the unborn, will they do the same to those in that party who supported abortion on demand and the laws that enabled it and those who have abortions and provide them?