Whenever people talk about morality in relation to government, someone always seems ready to ask, “What about separation of Church and State?”
“After all,” the argument goes, “that’s what the First Amendment is all about, isn’t it?”
The First Amendment:
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances,”
Absent are the words ‘separation,’ ‘church,’ and ‘state.’
The myth that the First Amendment separates church and state has grown to such ridiculous proportions that it must be debunked before it contributes further to the moral breakdown of our country.
In his farewell speech, our first president said, “Of all the dispostitions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable…
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