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buckeye...
Posted: Fri Oct 24, 2008 4:35 am
 
http://steady.org/2008/10/21/separation-of-church-and-state/


Separation of Church and State
Published 21.October.2008

Given the following Statement…

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.

Why is it acceptable for a politician to invoke the name of a deity at a
political rally?

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You are invited to check out the following:

The Rise of the Theocratic States of America
http://members.tripod.com/~candst/theocracy.htm

American Theocrats - Past and Present
http://members.tripod.com/~candst/theocrats.htm

The Constitutional Principle: Separation of Church and State
http://members.tripod.com/~candst/index.html

[and to join the discussion group for the above site and/or Separation of
Church and State in general, listed below]

HRSepCnS · Historical Reality SepChurch&State
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/HRSepCnS/

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.. . . You can't understand a phrase such as "Congress shall make no law
respecting an establishment of religion" by syllogistic reasoning. Words
take their meaning from social as well as textual contexts, which is why "a
page of history is worth a volume of logic." New York Trust Co. v. Eisner,
256 U.S. 345, 349, 41 S.Ct. 506, 507, 65 L.Ed. 963 (1921) (Holmes, J.).
Sherman v. Community Consol. Dist. 21, 980 F.2d 437, 445 (7th Cir. 1992)
.. . .
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USAF LT. COL (Ret) Buffman (Glen P. Goffin) wrote

"You pilot always into an unknown future;
facts are your only clue. Get the facts!"

That philosophy 'snipit' helped to get me, and my crew, through a good
many combat missions and far too many scary, inflight, emergencies.

It has also played a significant role in helping me to expose the
plethora of radical Christian propaganda and lies that we find at
almost every media turn.

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THE CONSTITUTIONAL PRINCIPLE:
SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE

http://members.tripod.com/~candst/index.html
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Phlip...
Posted: Fri Oct 24, 2008 6:26 am
 
Quote:
Why is it acceptable for a politician to invoke the name of a deity at a
political rally?

It is legal to do so.

However, it's completely unethical to exploit ignorant people who have so
much fear, so much need for divine intervention, and so much hatred that
they think their religion is so weak their government must enforce it for
them.

We need an educated electorate who understands that we can achieve the very
best religions, and governments, when we keep them separate. But educating
our miserable excuse for an electorate is very difficult at political
rallies, where simply pandering to their fear is too damned easy!

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Phlip
 
ZerkonXXXX...
Posted: Sat Oct 25, 2008 7:13 am
 
On Fri, 24 Oct 2008 05:35:29 -0400, buckeye wrote:

Quote:
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.

Why is it acceptable for

any government entity to purchase any product with a kosher trademark?
any government entity to open a session with a prayer?
any government entity to determine tax status based on religion?
 
 
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