The Great Wall of America

Those famous words, “the separation of church and State” do not appear in either the United States Constitution, or the First Amendment. This principle of American law made its first appearance in a letter written by Thomas Jefferson in 1802, to the Baptist Association of Danbury Connecticut.

The Danbury Baptists were being persecuted by another Christian denomination. The Congregationalists were the official church of the State of Connecticut at that time, and they were lording it over the Baptists.

President Jefferson was assuring them that the Federal Government would not violate their right to freedom of religion. It has no right to dictate to anyone what their religious beliefs should be. Then, he used a wall as a metaphor to illustrate his points.

This is that part of the letter: “Believing with you that religion is a matter which lies solely between man and his God, that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship, that the legislative powers of government reach actions only, and 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 and state.”

From this small beginning, the Great Wall of Separation of Church and State has grown to monstrous proportions. The original wall was intended to keep the government from interfering with the churches.

But somewhere in our history, that Wall was greatly expanded and enlarged. The Great Wall of China may be the largest physical wall on earth. But the Great Wall of America is keeping millions of Christians out of our own government.

Because of this imaginary wall, we have been brainwashed, conditioned, and intimidated into believing we are not allowed to participate in the political process. We were led to believe that this “Separation of Church and State” is the law of the land.

America is different from other countries. We don’t have to be ruled over by tyrants. We get to govern ourselves. And we don’t have to keep our mouths shut because we are Christians.

There is no law against Christians being involved in politics and government. And there will never be such a law. If you are a Christian, speak out against the secularitsts who are imposing their will on us. Stop our government from constantly raising our taxes, taking more and more of our money and redistributing it. It’s morally wrong for our government to confiscate our money and give it to someone else.

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Published in: on September 10, 2008 at 5:07 pm  Comments (2)  

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  1. Government doesn’t want you to shut your mouth. And no one is keeping you captive. You just refuse to acknowledge that “Congress shall make no law” works both ways. You don’t realize that technically, atheism is as much a religion as Christianity?

  2. I think the original wall was not one way, but rather to protect both government and religion from one another. What makes you think Christians are being kept out of American government?

    According to this Gallup poll, while a Catholic has a 95% “vote for”, 4% “would not vote for” rating, an atheist has a 45% “vote for”, and a 53% “would not vote for” rating. It is identically the opposite of Christianity barred from government: while

    You are correct to say that Christians are allowed to participate in American government, but Christianity should play NO PART in American government, since that would infringe upon the Bill of Rights (and The First Amendment to The Constitution).

    According to the wikipedia article, List of United States Presidential religious affiliations:

    The vast majority of the presidents can be characterized as Christians, at least by formal membership. Some were Unitarian, or Quaker, or unaffiliated with a specific religious body. Some are thought have have been deists, or irreligious. No president thus far has been a Jew, a Muslim, a Buddhist, a Hindu, or an adherent of any other specifically non-Christian religion.

    So please do not claim that Christianity is somehow persecuted by American government. I assure you that the atheists have it much harder.


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