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The separation of church, state concept

July 29, 2012
Kerry Jech, Marshalltown , Times-Republican

If we say something often enough, even if it has absolutely no basis in fact, people who want to believe it, will believe it. In our nation's 236-year history, the United States Supreme Court has never found either the wording or the concept of the "separation of church and state" in our U.S. Constitution. A research of the context in which Thomas Jefferson used the phrase in a letter he wrote, proves my point. Many presidential proclamations, as well as quotations from U.S. Supreme Court justices, further prove that our nation's leaders have either been ignorant of such a clause or it has never really existed.



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