But, often, that's the way that we choose to interpret the Bible. We define a word, or a phrase in the manner in which best suits our own interests (regardless of how nonsensical or obscure that definition might be).
Many times we'll insert our own contextual understanding because we did not realize that there is a cultural context that suggests something different. It could be arguable that the commemoration quarters that represent each State are a direct violation of Article 1, Section 10. But... everyone knows that's not what the section is talking about.
The point is that, without context, you can create confusion from the most carefully articulated writ of order.
Take a look at what the Bible, itself says about this:
And this voice which came from heaven we heard, when we were with him in the holy mount. We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts: Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.
(2 Peter 1:18-21)
But, this is not what Peter is saying, in context. He cites "prophecy of old time" as proof: that Biblical interpretation must stand consistent with original Texts and following prophetic writings that support the Original Texts.
Modern Christianity, then, has a problem. The original Texts of the Bible, (The Torah, or five books of Moses) are abrogated (no longer valid) according to many scholars today. Essentially, they demand that people must not believe what the Bible says except within the context of modern Christian teaching. In other words, "Don't believe the Bible. Instead, believe what I tell you about the Bible."
But, then, we have another problem. Because, sure, I can undermine the authority of modern biblical scholarship; but all I am doing then is saying, "Don't believe them, believe me." The problem becomes circular.
In Jeremiah 29:13, the prophet quotes God as saying, "And you shall seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart."
I think we need to stop focusing on what we believe about the Bible, and who we listen to as an authority about God, and start seeking a personal, intimate relationship with God, Himself. Sure, that means walking closely together with people who are walking with God. But, it means that we identify them by what we come to know about God, not determine what we know about God simply by what we learn from them.
I think God reveals Himself plainly when we look for Him. I think He doesn't bother if we're just looking for some emotional stimulation for ourselves.
If we're looking for the fit for ourselves, for the group that interprets the Bible the way that we want to understand it, there's certainly no shortage of distinctive opportunities. But, if we treated our country like that, well, we wouldn't be the United States of America. And in the same way, we cease to be the One True Church of God Above.