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Submitted by Ray Boyden (United States), Jul 4, 2002 at 10:55

All the trouble we, as Americans, have given ourselves in the name of 'religion' or the separation of Church and State, will pale in insignificance if we allow this travesty to continue. Although the 'wall of separation' so highly touted by the press and others, does not actually exist in the Constitution, it does exist in legal opinions and in other documents. We must insist on the strict interpretation of the first Amendment. The State can not foster or encourage any religion. This is the true meaning of separation of Church and State. There can be no State sponsored religion, favoring one over the other. We currently have a workable solution and should maintain this status or a more conservative posture. The Constitution has worked very well for the last 226 years. Let us preserve it and live by this 'basic' law and all of its Amendments. Let us mount a 'Crusade' to preserve our American way of life. If we do not do it now, we will surely lose the very freedoms we value so much.
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