Continued from page 1

This disregards the modern compromise we have made to preserve religious liberty in a world overrun with taxes and regulations. We have lately seen a number of reasons to oppose big government. Those who want more of it — if they have an eye on the next election — would do well to avoid adding another one.

John Garvey is president of the Catholic University of America and the co-author of “Religion and the Constitution” (Aspen Publishers, 2011).