FOOD FOR THOUGHT

From: Hank Ashmore
The Deplorable Infidel

 

 

THE “WALL” BETWEEN CHURCH AND THE FEDERAL STATE

When Thomas Jefferson was serving in the Virginia legislature, he introduced a bill to have a day of fasting and prayer; but when he became President, Jefferson said there was no authority in the federal government to proclaim religious holidays. In a letter to the Danbury Baptists Association dated January 1, 1802, he explained his position and said the constitution had created “a wall of separation between church and State”.

In recent years the Supreme Court has used this metaphor as an excuse for meddling in the religious issues arising within the various states. As we shall see later, it has not only presumed to take jurisidiction in these disputes, but has actually forced the states to take the same hands-off position toward religious matters, even though this restriction originally applied to the federal government. This obvious distortion of the original intent of Jefferson (when he used the metaphor of a “wall” separating church and state) becomes entirely apparent when the statements and actions of Jefferson are examined in their historical context.

It will be recalled that Jefferson and Madison were anxious that the states intervene in religious matters until there was equality among all religions and that all churches or religions assigned preferential treatment should be disestablished from such preferment. They further joined with the other Founders in expressing an anxiety that ALL religions be encouraged in order to promote the moral fiber and religious tone of the people . This of course, would be impossible if there were an impenetrable “wall” between church and state on the state level. Jefferson’s “wall’ was obviously intended only for the federal government, and the Supreme Court application of this metaphor to the states has come under severe criticism.

 

WAKE UP AMERICA BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE!

“If our country is to survive and prosper, we must summon the courage to condemn and reject the liberal agenda, and we had better do it soon.” 

-Walter Williams-

 

AN OPINION FROM THE DEPLORABLE INFIDEL

Obama gave $150 billion to our enemy Iran, which is giving aid and comfort to the enemy, and nobody said anything. Obama gave weapons to the drug cartels in Mexico resulting in a depth of an American border agent and nobody said anything. Obama used the IRS to attack his political enemies and nobody said anything. Obama lied before the United Nations when he stated the attack on Benghazi was the result of a video and nobody said anything. Obama gave billions of dollars to solar energy companies which all went bankrupt and nobody said anything. And so on.

President Trump makes a phone call to another world leader and the moron America hating Democrats want him impeached.

 

A SIMPLE TRUTH FOR TODAY

Men are most apt to believe what they least understand.

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