Myth of Separation of Church and State

One might ask just why the present administration as well as the Democratic Party in general is so much against the influence of Christianity in the Federal government as well as the military. Many people might be surprised to know that as opposed to the intentionally deceptive narrative of the White House and the left, our forefathers intended very much for the influence of the church to remain within the government, but they did not want government to dictate to the church as it had in England.

Church services on Capitol Hill

Thomas Jefferson and his contemporaries regularly attended church services in the White House. Atop the Washington monument, the highest point on Capitol Hill, is an aluminum cap with a Latin inscription that reads “Laus Deo” Praise To God. Yet, the National Park Service has censored the word “God” from appearing on a ground level reproduction of the aluminum cap stone that is unreadable from it’s 555 foot perch atop the Washington Monument obelisk. This illustrates one of many examples of the federal government removing references to God, trying to prevent Christian burial ceremonies at military funerals, and ordering the removal of the Ten Commandments that were once clearly visible in front of every state and federal court house in America. Why?

A world without Christian morality?

When there have been Muslim led prayer breakfasts in front of Congress, still the incredible opposition to Christian faith within the federal government becomes more and more blatant and self righteous when the very principles of morality guided this nation historically into greatness. It is clear if one samples the pages of history that without America’s observance of the Ten Commandments the world never would have been liberated from fascism twice in one century by the military might of the United States. That Christian missionaries through out the third world nations and vast uncivilized cultures across the globe have not only ministered to, but have discontinued the deplorable practices of ritual sacrifice, cannibalism, slavery, and genocide though some of these practices are still resurrected politically by some brutal regimes.

Vilifying the Church

In 2013 alone Muslim sanctioned acts of terrorism amounted to 70% of the more than twelve thousand acts of murder and violence around the world. Yet, at a national prayer breakfast Feb. 5, 2015 President Obama compared the Crusades undertaken by militant Christians in Europe hundreds of years ago in comparing the recent horrible acts of terrorism being carried out all over the world by Islamists. So, not only do we have a concerted effort by the White House to expunge all mention of the Christian God in government affairs, but we have a president who favors Islam while equating ancient history with the present in trying to condemn Christianity!

The core of the question

Once again, the question must be addressed-why? Why the opposition to the influence of the American church in the federal government? The answer demonstrates what is at the core of oppression and power when it comes to ruling people. Governments of the past such as the Soviets, the Red Chinese, and Nazi Germany used intimidation, violence, and censorship to delegitamize faith in good within their societies and now we see that in America. Governments know that in order to rule people against their will they must establish themselves as the ultimate authority. They know that people dedicated to God and moral principal will object to immoral treatment and will not recognize government rule.

A question of absolutes

When a government cannot dictate to the minds of its people that they are the only authority responsible for granting rights to its citizens and that God in the minds of the faithful is the ultimate authority who grants those inalienable rights, this presents a problem for fascists and collectivists. These political ideologies must crush all competing forms of allegiance! They must dispel all faith in anything else but the supremacy of the government. For this type of government, the belief in a power beyond man’s frail, and incompetent nature is viewed as a threat that must be suppressed. People driven by faith and a strong sense of right and wrong will not long tolerate a leftist, statist, dictatorial form of government that steals their rights, intervenes in their personal affairs, and controls their society through fear and force. Yet, we see this promised transformation of America at the hands of President Obama most assuredly morphing into the unthinkable.

Church the threat!

Big intrusive, government, cannot co-exist with a public who know that a power beyond mankind that stands for right, stands for mercy, stands for moral conduct, will not tolerate for long the heavy handed rule of an unjust administration! Leaders like President Obama are well aware of the conflict of interest that exists between imposing their will upon people who know the difference between ethical performance of duties and the corruption of due process of law by those who arrogantly force others to adhere to their form of reality! The church in America represents a threat to the federal government as it informs, it educates, and it affirms the right of all people as being that which comes from God, not the dictatorial presumptions of those in power who tax us, bully us, threaten us, and make laws that are a subjugation the free will of the people.

Historic proof

Were it not for Christian values the Bill of Rights, the US Constitution, and the Declaration of Independence would never have been written in response to the brutal rule of King George of Great Britain. Christian guideposts were instrumental in establishing the rationale used by our founding fathers in the War of Independence that would ensue, to free Americans, and establish this great nation as a world leader and a shining light of freedom for those seeking asylum from the forces of oppression all over the world. Yet, in the span of 6 years the Obama administration has conducted a war of its own against the Church in this country under the many false narratives perpetrated by the Democrats and all those adverse to freedom the deceptively declare as “Separation of Church and State”.

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  1. Separation of church and state is a bedrock principle of our Constitution, much like the principles of separation of powers and checks and balances. In the first place, the Supreme Court has thoughtfully, authoritatively, and repeatedly decided as much; it is long since established law. In the second place, the Court is right. In the Constitution, the founders did not simply say in so many words that there should be separation of powers and checks and balances; rather, they actually separated the powers of government among three branches and established checks and balances. Similarly, they did not merely say there should be separation of church and state; rather, they actually separated them by (1) establishing a secular government on the power of “We the people” (not a deity), (2) according that government limited, enumerated powers, (3) saying nothing to connect that government to god(s) or religion, (4) saying nothing to give that government power over matters of god(s) or religion, and (5), indeed, saying nothing substantive about god(s) or religion at all except in a provision precluding any religious test for public office. Given the norms of the day (by which governments generally were grounded in some appeal to god(s)), the founders’ avoidance of any expression in the Constitution suggesting that the government is somehow based on any religious belief was quite a remarkable and plainly intentional choice. They later buttressed this separation of government and religion with the First Amendment, which affirmatively constrains the government from undertaking to establish religion or prohibit individuals from freely exercising their religions.

    To the extent that some would like confirmation–in those very words–of the founders’ intent to separate government and religion, Madison and Jefferson supplied it. Madison, who had a central role in drafting the Constitution and the First Amendment, confirmed that he understood them to “[s]trongly guard[] . . . the separation between Religion and Government.” Madison, Detached Memoranda (~1820). Indeed, he understood the original Constitution–without the First Amendment–to separate religion and government. He made plain, too, that they guarded against more than just laws creating state sponsored churches or imposing a state religion. Mindful that even as new principles are proclaimed, old habits die hard and citizens and politicians could tend to entangle government and religion (e.g., “the appointment of chaplains to the two houses of Congress” and “for the army and navy” and “[r]eligious proclamations by the Executive recommending thanksgivings and fasts”), he considered the question whether these actions were “consistent with the Constitution, and with the pure principle of religious freedom” and responded: “In strictness the answer on both points must be in the negative. The Constitution of the United States forbids everything like an establishment of a national religion.”

    The Constitution, including particularly the First Amendment, embodies the simple, just idea that each of us should be free to exercise his or her religious views without expecting that the government will endorse or promote those views and without fearing that the government will endorse or promote the religious views of others. By keeping government and religion separate, the Constitution serves to protect the freedom of all to exercise their religion. Reasonable people may differ, of course, on how these principles should be applied in particular situations, but the principles are hardly to be doubted. Moreover, they are good, sound principles that should be nurtured and defended, not attacked. Efforts to undercut our secular government by somehow merging or infusing it with religion should be resisted by every patriot.

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