Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Constitution: Separation of Church And State

The constitution states, "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof." 

It restricts Congress, the federal government, got that part? Our Bill of Rights, and our Constitution restricts things the Federal Government may not do to you, or for you. It limits the federal government. And after the 13th 14th and 15th Amendments, the Constitution and it's Bill of Rights was made to bind the States to observing the US Constitution.

Both the free exercise clause and the establishment clause place restrictions on the federal government concerning laws they pass or interfering with religion. No restrictions are placed on religions except perhaps that a religious denomination cannot become the state religion. 

But by reversing the meaning, religion cannot interfere with the State, ergo separation of chgurch nad State.

But in the context of the meaning at the time, the State was unable to interfere with religion. Got it? But now it's taken to mean that religion cannot interfere with the States of the Federal Government. Twisted reasoning, and not reading the words.

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