I am very proud at times to be an American citizen. I believe all that our Founding Fathers set out to do. They wrote the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution to protect our rights as citizens. These rights are not limited to or contingent upon practicing some certain religion. On the contrary, they set up these documents so that America is a free society where the minority is protected.
The United States is a republic and not a traditional democracy. A republic is a state or nation in which the supreme power rests in all the citizens entitled to vote and this power is exercised by representatives elected, directly or indirectly, by them and responsible to them - all of them. Furthermore, no matter what class you are, what religion you practice, or whom you decide to love, you are given a vote. Yes, the majority vote wins. The Constitution, however, ensures that the rights of the minority are protected.