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Wall of separation?

For 150 years, the wording in the Bill of Rights that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion …” meant that a national church of particular denomination should not be imposed on states by the federal government. “A wall of separation” is not in the Constitution. It was taken out of context from a private letter of Thomas Jefferson in 1802 to Danbury Baptists.

“The metaphor of a ‘wall of separation’ is bad history and worse law. It has made a positive chaos out of court rulings. It should be frankly and explicitly abandoned,” says the Chief Justice Renquist.

Today, “establishment of religion” is fraudulently interpreted by the ACLU and some activist judges to mean any public mention of God, the Bible, Christ, prayer, Christian traditions or a tiny cross on a city’s seal.

Congress never intended the establishment clause to be used for intimidation and extortion of cities, schools and libraries by the ACLU, which now claims even a “civil right not to see a cross or the Ten Commandments.” The pretense of “fairness” and “tolerance” of the ACLU is exposed by their own greed and obvious hate of God. Their real agenda appears to be a state-imposed and enforced official atheism.

Georgie A. Coulter

Grass Valley

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