No Separation Of Church And State

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Editor:

Church and state should not be separate.

In light of the recent Supreme Court ruling concerning the pledge of allegiance, I find it my spiritual responsibility to respond to all those misinformed that believe that church and state should be separate.

After more than 200 years, why now are the ACLU and the liberal judges in our federal government attempting to brainwash the American public into believing that church and state should be separate according to the Constitution of the United States?

Nowhere in the Constitution does it say that church and state are to be separate. The First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States says that, "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof..." This means that our founding fathers did not want government to endorse a national religion, nor was government to sponsor a church.

I do not believe in the separation of church and state, nor do I believe it was ever the intention of our founding fathers to keep church and state separate. I do believe, however, that our founding fathers did prefer a church sponsored government. They prayed for God's blessing. They had "In God We Trust" stamped on their money. They declared a day of thanksgiving as a national holiday so their children and grandchildren for generations would know what God did for them. They began every school day with a prayer and every session of congress began with a prayer (something still done to this day). But now we are turning our back on God because we would rather seek the world's opinion and favor more than the favor of our Creator.

We must stop voting for liberal politicians and judges who have hijacked our Constitution and have taken power from the American public just to impose their own Godless, anti-religious agenda.

The First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States is to guarantee us that we have the freedom of religion, not the freedom from religion.

David Wait, Payson

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