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To: Josh Painter; Freedom'sWorthIt

Howling Wolf is an idiot, but properly named.

He writes:

Over the weekend, appearing at an evangelical Christian women's conference in Louisville, Sarah Palin rejected the very idea of separation of church and state, a bedrock principle of American democracy. . . .

She denounced this week's Wisconsin federal court ruling that government observance of a National Day of Prayer was unconstitutional -- which the crowd joined in booing. She asserted that America needs to get back to its Christian roots and rejected any notion that "God should be separated from the state."

Palin added that she was outraged when President Obama said that "America isn't a Christian nation."

The amusing aspect of this is the notion that the United States would return to its roots with support for National Day of Prayer observances. That's backwards -- Thomas Jefferson and James Madison explicitly rejected state-sponsored prayer days.

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I guess he's forgotten about President Nixon's "National Day of Prayer, on April 19, 1970," to cite just one example.

Oh, and BTW, Thomas Jefferson was a Christian. News that I'm sure would shock, Howling Wolf.

2 posted on 04/20/2010 5:35:51 PM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
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To: onyx

Please go back and read the article again. The quotes you cited are NOT Wolf Howling’s, but rather those of a leftist (Steve Benen) that were originally published by the “progressive” Washington Monthly. Wolf was only quoting them so he could debunk them.

Wolf’s on OUR side!

- JP

3 posted on 04/20/2010 5:49:02 PM PDT by Josh Painter ("Every time a Democrat mocks Sarah Palin, an independent gets its wings." - JP)
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