In a recent letter to you, a Roundup reader tells us, in his theocratic wisdom, that First Amendment watchdog groups, atheists and others are ignorant that biblical principles and U.S. law are “basically one in the same.” He adds: “There is no separation of church and state for it is not found anywhere in the Declaration of Independence or the Constitution ...”
I agree with him. The phrase “separation of church and state” isn’t found in either document. What is very troubling, however, is the following (from the First Amendment to the Constitution): “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” This sounds dangerously like the separation of church and state that the evil atheists always point out. The First Amendment should therefore be removed from the Constitution. What I discovered upon closer examination (I actually read it) is that the words “God” and “Jesus” aren’t found anywhere in the U.S. Constitution.
Let us be honest — this is often interpreted by non-Christians, as being a “Godless” document. We need to return to good biblical principles in this country. Perhaps things started going wrong for us in 1865 with the 13th Amendment:
“Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.”
This is clearly contrary to biblical law, where (in Leviticus 25:44) it tells us: “As for your male and female slaves whom you may have: you may buy male and female slaves from among the nations that are round about you ...”
God clearly expects us to keep slaves.
Alan R. Hudson