It was recently reported that Obama stated that “Whatever we once were, we’re no longer a Christian nation; we are also a Jewish nation, a Muslim nation, a Buddhist nation, and a nation of non-believers.” While I am certainly not an Obama supporter and welcome legitimate critiques of his politics and policies, I do not believe taking this quote out of context is constructive. I happen to believe that Obama is technically correct in this instance. While our nation was founded on Judeo-Christian values, we have now become a nation that welcomes people of all faith. To read more into these comments is simply insincere. I think we should go back to debating legitimate issues of policy rather than taking relatively benign comments out of context.