Thanks for the thought provocking comments.
My thought would be if the majority of people - who came to this country back in the 1700's were followers of Budda - Shiva - Mohammend or of other religions seeking a better way of life and founded the country on the principals of those religions - then the monuments would most likely reflect that.
It's kind of like a group of people starting up a new organization and laying down the ground rules. Does that mean that with in the next 300 years or so that there can't be some changes here or there? No. That in it'self was part of the original plan - that we adapt to each others life styles.
When you make a pot of vegtable soup - when does the potatos have the right to declare it potato soup in stead of vegtable soup and people enjoying all the flavors as one?
Sort of the "Melting Pot Idea". You take what works and add to it - not dicect it into millions of pieces. In that case - if that would be the plan we would no longer be one "UNITED " country. We would be a million different countries on one contenent.
It's like the people from Mexico comming in to the United states ( wanting the fredom that we have ) and yet wanting to change our national anthem to their words and language so they can feel more at home.
To continue the comment on that issue? No we are not so UNITED at this particular time. We've got red states fighting blue states,etc. It's all one big mess. What we desperetely need is someone to step up and be the hero and bring us all back together iregardless if they are Democrat, Republican or Indpendant. Someone who can see value on both sides.