The Tundra Tabloids confesses to a bit of ignorance over the exact details surrounding the reasons why Thomas Jefferson -one of the original Founding Fathers of the United States, as well as its 3rd president- wrote these famous words:
Mark Levin “Men in Black“: “I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should “make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting free exercise thereof,” thus building a wall of separation between Church & State.”
They were written to a Baptist community in Danbury Connecticut in 1802 in response to their congratulating him on assuming his duties as President. Jefferson was calling attention to the recognition of their status as a state church of Connecticut that was protected by the US Constitution from being usurped by the Federal government, that had no authority to instill a state religion of its own.
Ironically, Jefferson intended for his letter to the Danbury Baptists to reassure them that the new federal government would not endanger the free expression of their religion. This is widely known. But what is not well known is that Jefferson did not actually coin the phrase “separation of church and state.” (The Marketing of Evil by David Kupelian, p 56, 2005).
That is what Thomas Jefferson was alluding to in his letter to the Baptist community of Connecticut, only some 150 years later would a Supreme Court Justice, Hugo Black, a Democrat, and a member of the Klu Klux Klan, would turn the well known understanding of the 1st Amendment at the time to mean something completely different than what the Framers of the US Constitution originally intended.
Christine O’Donnell is right, and Chris Coons is a babbling idiot, as well as the main stream media that keep regurgitating sound bites from other idiots who don’t know what in the hell they are talking about. To add insult to injury, the ruling (Everson v. Board of Education) in which the KKK’er Hugo Black wrote those infamous words: “The ‘establishment of religion’ clause of the First Amendment means at least this: Neither a state nor the Federal Government can set up a church,…” went in favor of the township that wanted to provide reimbursement to the parents of children attending private religious schools. In other words, Everson lost.
As Mark Levin, long time Constitutional scholar has said, (paraphrase) “are those people like Chris Coons, and Harry Reid and others who are saying that Christine O’Donnell is a moron, now on board for ending tax exempt status for religious denominations, placing them “on equal footing with all other organizations within the US?” I think not, not even the more Leftist/progressive politicians within Congress would be willing to go that far, their own congregations would be in an uproar if they lost their tax exempt status, but taking their logic to its actual conclusion, that’s exactly what they should be calling for.
Once US society becomes unmoored from its constitution, it exists within an environment of arbitrary law and confusion. The judiciary has been abused by countless administrations and congresses, most notably from the Democrats, who believe in big government and wish to circumvent the people’s will through a manipulation of the court system to grant them changes in society that they couldn’t do through congress.
The fact that Christine O’Donnell has been laughed at and derided as a fool for accurately reading the Constitution the way it reads, there’s no “wall of separation clause” there in the 1st Amendment, goes to show just how far the twisting of the Constitution and the distance between it and the people have gone. KGS
Read the 42 or so pages of Mark Levin’s Men in Black” viewable here.