THE SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE:

16 Dec

Influential in the American colonies & the drafting of the United States Constitution are principles of a social contract reaching back 2 the philosophy of Englishman John Locke a proponent of religious tolerance & that government lacks authority in the area of individual conscience something people should not give 2 others even  government authority 2 control. Thomas Jefferson reflected in his 1802 letter to the Danbury Baptist Association his often reflected theme “… 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” that government is not to interfere with religion. 76 years later that phrase was presented in a United States Supreme Court case.

This said & argued for, the interview of  Dr. Richard Land on C-SPAN radio was surprisingly an illustration of how the Founders contract w America has been forgot & how religious leaders overlook the 11th Commandment THOU SHALT NOT EMBARRASS ANOTHER HUMAN BEING. Dr. Richard D. Land has been the president of The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission the moral & ethics concern entity of the Southern Baptist Convention since 1988. He was asked to comment by the C-SPAN interviewer on the up & coming South Carolina primaries & who his hat will tip 2. Rick Santorum it seems an announcement 2 B released after the Primary. Maybe Romney. Not Newt who Land says doesn’t have baggage. I think the word used was FREIGHT. Our religious leaders are supposed 2 set the example 4 flocks & for the man in the street. But 2 pick sides as Dr Land was doing denigrating a 2012 GOP candidate on the air is more an example of Dr Lands bias than an example of the candidates being put down by Dr Land in favor of his associations agenda his Poposed Candidate wet behind the ears in politics would weigh seriously rather than a seasoned candidate w his own Mind Opinion & history of accomplishments.

I learned the 11th Commandment early on in my God project. I stand beside it as a barometer how 2 measure political men cloaking themselves in Faith. IF you have nothing 2 say don’t say it was a Life Phrase I was raised w. IF the 2012 GOP candidates cant do that, then they are not Americas 2012 GOP candidate as they appear 2 have forgot Mr Jeffersons a wish 4 a country w a solid wall between Faith & Politics rather than a wall that shifts conveniently & as often as the sun rises & the moon falls… so it seems

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