Oh yes, you've all heard it. Separation of Church and State. Michele Bachmann had enough guts to challenge this, and was laughed at across the country. She still gets laughed at to this day. But wait! What if she was RIGHT?????
Let's examine this objectively for just a moment. We have a freedom of speech. Very very few people will argue that point. Bear with me, at least through the fourth paragraph. The Constitution gives us rights; it does not take them away. With this in mind, I propose that the Constituion built upon the freedom of speech to ensure that freedom of religion was included. Let's examine what the Constitution ACTUALLY says:
Amendment 1 - Freedom of Religion, Press, Expression. Ratified 12/15/1791.
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the
free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of
the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of
Ok, here's the fourth paragraph. Let's put your money where your mouth is: I will pay anybody $1,000 for EVERY instance of the word "separation" found in a valid copy of our constitution. I don't care what context it is used in. It could be talking about the separation of State and Federal laws. Go digging people, because as of this date, it does NOT exist. Also, to top that, I'll pay anybody $1,000 for EVERY instance of the word "Church" in the Constitution. Want more money? I'll pay you $25,000 if you can show me those two words in the SAME PARAGRAPH, and $100,000 if you can show them to me in the SAME SENTENCE. Someone should be RICH now. To show me one instance in the same sentence would be $127,000.
Ok, here comes the scholars...."Well Jefferson MEANT...." No, and he even wrote books describing what he meant. You must look at the total of what was written, what was said, and what context it was used in. EVERYTIME a court makes a decision against prayer in school in the name of "separtion of Church and State" they are breaking the law. Basic English tells you that Congress can make no law prohibiting the freedom of religion, so why do they do it? (BTW, don't argue that too much, it was nearly a direct quote...)
Thanks for reading this, for those of you who did.