“A Separation of Church and State”
So where would you find the phrase, "A wall of separation between church and state," in any official government document?
Try the Soviet Constitution of 1977:
Part I Principles of Social Structure and Policy, Chapter 7, Article 52 [Religion],
“(2) In the USSR, the church is separated from the state, and the school from the church.”
This phrase has been in all the Soviet Constitutions since 1918.
In 1947, our Supreme Court found that phrase, not in a legal, controlling, or founding document, but in a letter written by Thomas Jefferson in 1802, 13 years after the Constitution was ratified by the states. The letter was written to the Danbury Baptist ministers to relieve their anxiety over a potential national denomination.
Jefferson used that phrase in the context of the 1st Amendment preventing a national denomination. Remember, the 1st Amendment is a prohibition against Federal Government intrusion into religion. It says, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; …” In this context Jefferson was correct as the 1st Amendment creates “A wall of separation between Church and State” in order to prevent a national denomination.
Why did the Supreme Court use Jefferson’s words out of context in 1947? Jefferson had nothing to do with the writing of the Constitution and Bill of Rights because he was the Ambassador France when these founding documents were written. It is because this was as close as the judges could come to supporting their own agenda since there were no precedents for this decision and no foundations for it in our Constitution.
Jefferson’s actions speak volumes in this area. As president and acting D.C. School Board Chairman he chose the Holy Bible and Watts Hymnal to be used in the D.C. public schools. He also attended church at the U.S. Capitol building for the majority of his eight-year tenure as President. He had no understanding of the concept of “Separation of Church and State” as the courts are applying it today.
In the next few POC Newsletters we will give you irrefutable proof that “The Separation of Church and State,” as it is being applied today, is one of the most egregious lies ever perpetrated against our nation by the courts.
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