While freedom to practice individual spiritual belief was one of the motivations in establishing some early American colonies, this intent includes a corollary: That of not forcing ones faith, or ones agnosticism or ones atheism on another person.
Representatives in government service from local boards to state and federal offices shall not, however, be without a mindful moment as they gather to plan and legislate on behalf of all the society. The county of San Luis Obispo has it right. It has established as its motto: Not for ourselves alone.
Those who meet in the role of public servant have a duty to remember their responsibility to serve the community in greater good. A mindful moment beginning each meeting could be held establishing that they are gathered with the considerate intent to conduct public business not for ourselves alone.