Against the Separation of Church and State

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Against the Separation of Church and State Without a God how do we know what is right from wrong. What is good or bad? The Ten Commandments tell us what is right or wrong and good or bad, but the constitution says the church has to be separate. If there is no God in our government we cannot have our Ten Commandments, how do we know what is right or wrong? The current opinion of courts is that the First Amendment bans religion in our government to protect the right to freedom of religion and freedom of expression from the government. The first amendment does not say church and state should be separate since our founders understood if church and state were completely separate, our government would fall apart. The First Amendment states “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.” The first amendment does not state that there was such a separation, but that there was a “wall of separation” which the government could not break. The misunderstood statement from Thomas Jefferson has resulted in Judges who ignore the Constitution and the original intent of the First Amendment of our Founding Fathers (Bonta). The first amendment did not state that there was such a separation, but that there was a “wall of separation” which the government could not break. The misunderstood statement from Thomas Jefferson has resulted in Judges who ignore the Constitution and the original intent of the First Amendment of our Founding Fathers (Thomas Jefferson’s’ letter). The First Amendment does not say “Separation of Ch... ... middle of paper ... ...re to totally eliminate all references what we would swear on, the latest issue of “Sports Illustrated” when nothing is more important to us than the Bible why are we trying to take it out of our government and schools? Works Cited Marzilli, Alan. Religion in Public Schools. Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishers, 2004. Lee, Francis, Church-State Relations. Westport: Greenwood Press, 2002. “The Ideal Church and Ideal State” 2004. 28 Feb. 2006 . McGarvie, Mark. “One Nation Under Law: America’s Early National Struggles to Separate Church and State.” 2004. 28 Feb. 2006. . “Thomas Jefferson’s Letter.” 2005. 28 Feb. 2006. . McWilliams, Peter.Laws Against Consensual Activities Violate The Separation of Church and State. 2nd ed,: Prelude Press, 1996. More, Roy. “The Separation of Church and State Harms American Culture.” Culture Wars 2004. 05 Mar. 2006 .
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