Andrew Sullivan makes another point that I firmly agree with, whether or not I have actually blogged on it before.
Technically, a reader of his made it, and he concurred.
In essence, the statement is that secular government, that is, government that wants to be neutral on religion, must by necessity be limited government. The bigger government is, the more it must ultimately be imposing one person's values on another. "Separation of church and state" cannot exist with big government. What people who want "separation of church and state" and also want big government actually want is not separation byt active hostility between church and state, such as those who want to force Catholic hospitals to provide birth control.
That is all.