There is no such thing as the ‘separation of church and state’ in the US Constitution, no matter how many times the term is bandied around by supporters of the notion and those judges who are intent on enforcing it.
You will not find that statement anywhere in the US Constitution, and used only in few rare occasions by Thomas Jefferson where it was taken out of context, to mean something that it was never meant to. Here’s the actually wording in the First Amendment to the Constitution which states that
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.”
The issue was the fear the Founding Fathers of the US had over the powers of the newly created federal government, that it would not subject the states to the same kind of tyranny the British Crown, and other European states exacted upon people of faith, forcing them to subject themselves to one religion or another.
Many of the original colonies that became states already had “state religions”, where people paid taxes to support the state church of their choosing, they were ensuring that the peoples’ right to religion of their choice was being upheld. That’s the reason for the 1st Amendment to the US Constitution, to ensure that the Federal Government would not set up its own “federal religion” and then demand the states to adhere to it.
What the Leftists and their hack judges on the 9th circuit court of appeals (which should be dissolved altogether for all the harm its caused to the US) have done is to rip out the heart and soul of the US Constitution. The people are being denied their rights to express their religion openly and if the overwhelming support is there for it, the right to a state religion if they choose.
Read the following article in light of what the TT just wrote, and see how the will of the people is being trampled on due to arbitrary, and superficial reading of present day law. It’s sickening to see. For more on it click here. KGS
Judges rule cross at Calif. park unconstitutional
By JULIE WATSON
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A war memorial cross in a San Diego public park is unconstitutional because it conveys a message of government endorsement of religion, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday in a two decade old case.
A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued the unanimous decision in the dispute over the 29-foot cross, which was dedicated in 1954 in honor of Korean War veterans.
The court said modifications could be made to make it constitutional, but it didn’t specify what those changes would be.
“In no way is this decision meant to undermine the importance of honoring our veterans,” the three judges said in their ruling. “Indeed, there are countless ways that we can and should honor them, but without the imprimatur of state-endorsed religion.”
Federal courts are reviewing several cases of crosses on public lands being challenged as unconstitutional, including a cross erected on a remote Mojave Desert outcropping to honor American war dead. Tuesday’s ruling could influence future cases involving the separation of church and state.