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"Church and State spit-wad lobbed at Ken Buck in Colorado"
The Denver Post ^ | October 31, 2010 | Ellen Makkai

Posted on 10/31/2010 8:15:46 AM PDT by ellenbrewster

Ah yes, Michael Bennet’s senate campaign is banking, politically, on the fact that most Coloradans don’t know their own history. Bennet pounced on a separation-of-church-and-state speech given in 2009 by Ken Buck...Buck, like Delaware campaign cutie and senate hopeful, Christine O’Donnell, knows that the phrase “separation of church and state” appears nowhere in any of our founding documents. They both note that the “separation” ruse has been used, to our detriment, to expunge religious ethics from American culture.

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TOPICS: Current Events; General Discusssion; History; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: constitution; extremist; religiousheritage; senate

1 posted on 10/31/2010 8:15:51 AM PDT by ellenbrewster
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“Incidentally, the church/state phrase is found in Article 53 of the Soviet constitution.”

A powerful insight.


2 posted on 10/31/2010 8:29:38 AM PDT by epithermal
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Would suggest also that Mr. Bennett consult two essays on "Religious Freedom" and "The Free Exercise of Religion" contained in "Our Ageless Constitution"--a 292-page volume dealing with America's Founders' principles.

The second essay mentioned above consists of 15 pages which trace the history of how America went away from the Founders' ideas on religious freedom, action by action, as seen by constitutional scholars who studied those actions. Jefferson, in our nation's Declaration of Independence, mentioned a Supreme Being in four different manifestations--"the laws of Nature and of Nature's God," as "Divine Providence," as "Creator," and as the "Supreme Judge of the World." Guess he would be considered "extreme" by the Far Left censors of today!

In the meantime, isn't it interesting that the same Far Left spokespersons who, today, quote Jefferson's phrase from his letter to the Danbury Baptists to justify their own actions never dare to cite his delight that his "little village of Charlottesville" used the "court house" for alternating worship services. Nor do they cite his words in the following letter regarding his suggestions for his University of Virginia:

To Doctor Thomas Cooper, 2 November 1822 (Ford 12: 270-1):

"In our annual report to the legislature, after stating the constitutional reasons against a public establishment of any religious instruction, we suggest the expediency of encouraging the different religious sects to establish, each for itself, a professorship of their own tenets, on the confines of the university, so near as that their students may attend the lectures there, and have the free use of our library, and every other accommodation we can give them; preserving, however, their independence of us and of each other. This fills the chasm objected to ours, as a defect in an institution professing to give instruction in all useful sciences. I think the invitation will be accepted, by some sects from candid intentions, and by others from jealousy and rivalship. And by bringing the sects together, and mixing them with the mass of other students, we shall soften their asperities, liberalize and neutralize their prejudices, and make the general religion a religion of peace, reason, and morality."

3 posted on 10/31/2010 8:32:53 AM PDT by loveliberty2
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“Delaware campaign cutie and senate hopeful,”

Cutie?

CUTIE?

Who is this Ellen Makkai person? She sounds like a sexist to me.


4 posted on 10/31/2010 8:41:36 AM PDT by eCSMaster
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Ellen Makkai

I bet she is not a cutie.


5 posted on 10/31/2010 8:47:52 AM PDT by kalee (The offences we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: eCSMaster

Dear me, a sexist? No, just an observer that notes this candidate is a “campaign cutie,” along with being a fairly well-spoken contender. Lighten up!


6 posted on 10/31/2010 8:56:13 AM PDT by ellenbrewster
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To: loveliberty2

never dare to cite his delight that his “little village of Charlottesville” used the “court house” for alternating worship services.

Great observation! Thanks.


7 posted on 10/31/2010 8:59:32 AM PDT by ellenbrewster
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Here is a valuable resource.


8 posted on 10/31/2010 11:34:38 AM PDT by Jacquerie (Providence punishes national sins with national calamities. George Mason)
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9 posted on 10/31/2010 9:57:57 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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