Base government on reality

February 23, 2014 

It was not a surprise for me to see John Miller, the publicly pious mayor of Collinsville, on the front page of your paper denying that there should be any separation between church and state.

Yet as a citizen, I would prefer to see a city government that was based on reality rather than faith.

Instead of having a prayer at a public meeting, perhaps if the Collinsville City Council feels the need, it could pray at a nearby church prior to the meeting. I would also suggest to the mayor that, judging by his and the council's performance, their invocations to the Christian deity appear to be falling on deaf ears.

Kevin Kious


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