- Jul 19, 2014
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absolutely one has freedom of religion AND freedom from religion.only if she keeps a wall of separation.uh-huh ... you didn't read the whole thing i bet. her religion will dictate her decisions.
she staunchly anti choice & that has everything to do with her beliefs.
if she were asked, (like mike pence ) what/who is she? to list in order
1st, 2nd 3rd...
a constitutional defender, a republican, or a ' christian ' ...
what do you think her answer would be?
There is no religious test for holding office in the United States, so her religious views are off the table...
Nope...not even that ......there is no requirement to keep your religion separate....we have freedom of religion in this country.
but we are a secular nation when it comes to the law of the land. & to override the constitution - which is the law of the land - because one's religion CONflicts with it -
is, uh .... unconstitutional.
Jefferson's Letter to the Danbury Baptists
The Final Letter, as Sent
To messers. Nehemiah Dodge, Ephraim Robbins, & Stephen S. Nelson, a committee of the Danbury Baptist association in the state of Connecticut.
The affectionate sentiments of esteem and approbation which you are so good as to express towards me, on behalf of the Danbury Baptist association, give me the highest satisfaction. my duties dictate a faithful and zealous pursuit of the interests of my constituents, & in proportion as they are persuaded of my fidelity to those duties, the discharge of them becomes more and more pleasing.
Believing with you that religion is a matter which lies solely between Man & his God, that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship, that the legitimate powers of government reach actions only, & not opinions, I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should "make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof," thus building a wall of separation between Church & State. Adhering to this expression of the supreme will of the nation in behalf of the rights of conscience, I shall see with sincere satisfaction the progress of those sentiments which tend to restore to man all his natural rights, convinced he has no natural right in opposition to his social duties.
I reciprocate your kind prayers for the protection & blessing of the common father and creator of man, and tender you for yourselves & your religious association, assurances of my high respect & esteem.
Jan. 1. 1802.
Jefferson's Letter to the Danbury Baptists (June 1998) - Library of Congress Information Bulletin
How is it that a private letter becomes law? Do you understand how stupid this argument has been?
Do you understand that Jefferson held religious services, himself, at the Virginia Capitol?
You guys know so much that is just completely untrue, unfactual and unreal.