Tuesday, November 23, 2004

What the hell do you mean there is no Seperation of Church and State?

I was just watching Hardball and some dumb bitch claimed there is no seperation of church and state. Both Chris Matthews and the other guest then claimed there was, so the dumb bitch said "I'll give you 1 million dollars if you can find the words seperation of church and state in the constitution". Of course she said this knowing that the EXACT phrase of "Seperation of Church and State" isn't in the Constitution but what she obviously doesn't know is that it is CLEARLY implied. Anyone who actually READS the first amendment can see that there is a COMPLETE seperation of Church and State.

The first amendment reads...

Amendment I

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 grievances.

Notice the FIRST WORDS on this amendment. It states : "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion." That means there shouldn't be ANY law that respects ANY establishment of religion. Many argue that this means only that there should be no state religion, unfortunately for them, they are wrong.

If that is what the founding fathers meant then they would have wrote "no law respecting THE establishment of A religion." It does not say that however, and thus clearly the word "establishment" is synonomous with the word "institution". Therefore the amendment means: "Congress shall make no law respecting an institution of religion" That means, not one single law that derives from a religious institution.

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