Another Liberal myth: Separation of church and state is not in the constitution

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    With Rick Perry in the running and maybe becoming the front runner soon for the whole shooting match the liberals will go on the attack with this liberal myth

    No-one wants the president to make there choices because Allah came to them and told them to
    But to be a Christian and be a practicing Christian as well as being the president, having a day of prayer, etc.. is not against the law nor is it forbidden by anything in our constitution as we are told over and over it is
    This will become a hot issue with Perry
    watch for it and know when you hear it, your being lied to

    The phrase was quoted by the United States Supreme Court first in 1878, and then in a series of cases starting in 1947. The phrase "separation of church and state" itself does not appear in the United States Constitution. The First Amendment states that "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof." Prior to 1947, however separation of church and state was not considered part of the constitution; indeed in 1870s and 1890s unsuccessful attempts were made to amend the constitution to guarantee separation of church and state, a task to be accomplished not by constitutional amendment but by judicial fiat in 1947. [2]
    Separation of church and state - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
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    Sorry pal, but you cannot codify your bible into the law of the land. If you want to pray, then go for it. No one is stopping you. I don't know why you have to be in your face about it.

    As a side note, this is why Texans took Thomas Jefferson out of the history books. I don't know why Republicans despise Jefferson so much, but they do.
     
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    Who's trying to codify the Holy Bible? WTF are you talking about?
     
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    The word pistol doesn't appear in the 2nd amendment either.
     
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    So what your saying is the SCOTUS set the precedent that now separates the church from the state and has ruled in agreement with its precedent many times since, further defining the separation of the two.

    So who's lying to you?

    The SCOTUS?
     
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    No, but "arms" does. And a pistol is a way one arms themselves.
     
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    Just as open to interpretation as is "separation of church and state"
     
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    Not hardly.
     
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    Ah, thank you. So you're saying that different words can be used to say essentially the same thing, so,

    separation of church and state can be in the Constitution without the explicit phrase 'separation of church and state' being there.

    That's my point.

    ta da!!
     
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    Absolutely so.
     

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