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Separtaion of Church and State: No such thing

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Submitted by R. Foster (United States), Jul 10, 2002 at 12:05

Separation of Church and State is NOT a constitutional idea, but rather a phrase that came from a leter Thomas Jefferson once wrote.

In fact, the constitution provides for the freedom of religion without interference from the government - not the operation of government without the influence of religion.

The founding forefothers intended that God be a part of our everyday gevernment and that our government be constrained by a fear of God, etc. It was NEVER intended to protect the government from the influence of religion, but the other way around.
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