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Some of Elected Officials are either really dumb or ignorant- Separation of Church and State


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I try, I really try, NOT to read anything about Lauren Boebert, who seems like an exceptionally terrible Republican. And that's saying something. But she apparently is clueless about not only the constitution but the history of this country. She thinks the *church is supposed to direct the government". Oh, yeah, which church? Which sect? Which flavor? Does that mean Jews? which Jews? Muslims? Buddhists? Even within the bounds of the general term christianity, which she is probably referring to, there is not one standard for the religion. Plus, the constitution is godless. 

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The concept of a separation between church and state is derived from the establishment clause in the Bill of Rights, which says, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion.”

Roger Williams, who founded Rhode Island, was the first to decipher the clause as “a wall or hedge of separation” between the “wilderness of the world” and “the garden of the church.”

In 1802, then-President Thomas Jefferson penned a letter to the Danbury Baptist Association in Connecticut, in which he wrote the American public had built “a wall of separation between Church and State.”

States have long adhered to the principle since Jefferson’s letter. The Supreme Court applied the clause to states with the 14th Amendment and has used the doctrine to uphold such a wall.

 

 

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