"Separation of Church and State?"
| "Separation of church and state" - most are surprised to discover that neither the Constitution nor the First Amendment contain these words. The First Amendment simply states:|
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof."
The fact that the phrase "separation of church and state" appears in no founding document does not prevent many judicial and social activist from invoking that phrase as the basis for many public policy decisions.
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- Thomas Jefferson's limited role in forming both the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
- George Washington's comments on the necessity of religion and morality in politics.
- Comments from Gouverneur Morris, the man who actually wrote the Constitution.
- Views on the Bible from Fisher Ames, the 1st Amendment author.
- Where the phrase "a wall of separation of church and state" originated.
- Early court interpretations of the 1st Amendment and Jefferson's comments.
In God We Trust /
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