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  • A Godless Constitution?: A Response to Kramnick and Moore

    11/15/2004 9:39:55 AM PST · by Conservative Coulter Fan · 14 replies · 710+ views
    WallBuilders ^ | Daniel L. Dreisbach
     In their provocative polemic The Godless Constitution: The Case Against Religious Correctness (W. W. Horton, 1996), Cornell University professors Isaac Kramnick and R. Laurence Moore argue that the God-fearing framers of the U. S. Constitution "created an utterly secular state" unshackled from the intolerant chains of religion. They purportedly find evidence for this thesis in the constitutional text, which they describe as radically "godless" and distinctly secular. Their argument, while an appealing antidote to the historical assertions of the religious right, is superficial and misleading. There were, indeed, anti-Federalist critics of the Constitution who complained bitterly that the document's failure...
  • The Separation of Church and State

    11/10/2004 3:00:51 PM PST · by Conservative Coulter Fan · 22 replies · 2,593+ views
    WallBuilders ^ | David Barton
         The Separation of Church and State   by David Barton In 1947, in the case Everson v. Board of Education, the Supreme Court declared, "The First Amendment has erected a wall between church and state. That wall must be kept high and impregnable. We could not approve the slightest breach." The "separation of church and state" phrase which they invoked, and which has today become so familiar, was taken from an exchange of letters between President Thomas Jefferson and the Baptist Association of Danbury, Connecticut, shortly after Jefferson became President.The election of Jefferson-America's first Anti-Federalist President-elated many...