• “The ‘wall of separation between church and State’ is a metaphor based on bad history, a metaphor which has proved useless as a guide to judging. It should be frankly and explicitly abandoned. It is impossible to build sound constitutional doctrine upon a mistaken understanding of Constitutional history . . . The establishment clause had been expressly freighted with Jefferson’s misleading metaphor for nearly forty years . . . There is simply no historical foundation for the proposition that the framers intended to build a wall of separation . . . The recent court decisions are in no way based on either the language or intent of the framers . . . But the greatest injury of the ‘wall’ notion is its mischievous diversion of judges from the actual intentions of the drafters of the Bill of Rights.” ~Justice William Rehnquist (in dissent of Wallace v Jaffree, 1984)
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  1. Reblogged this on Bob's Opinion and commented:
    Excellent Post … and President Trump (in the part of his speech where he addressed ‘protected’) “and most importantly God.’ so lets see how once again we can claim God as our greatest protector…


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