The Myth of ‘Church and State’
“Separation of church and state” is a myth. It appears nowhere in the Constitution. It does not exist. It is an outright fabrication used by the left to misrepresent a letter Thomas Jefferson wrote to the Danbury Baptists (explaining to them that the Federal Government had no business establishing any kind of national religion) as proof that the Founders actually wrote the 1st Amendment to ban all things Christian from all things public–a blatantly bogus distortion that has been used to shove a tyrannical Atheist agenda down America’s throat.
Some of the ratifying states, like Massachusetts, had official state religions at the time of the Founding. Think about that. The Constitution would never have been ratified if anyone involved would have misinterpreted the 1st Amendment to imply anything like what liberals tell us it means.
New York and Virginia originally refused to ratify the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights was added specifically to convince them that this new federal government we were creating would never trample their rights. As with everything else in the Bill of Rights, the 1st Amendment (which declared free religious exercise a right and banned Congress from passing any laws regarding a religious establishment) was a protection of the States and The People vs. the Federal Government; it was a protection against a national religion.
So if, for instance, people find it inappropriate for an Alabama judge to acknowledge our Judeo-Christian heritage with a Ten Commandments display in his courthouse, then, according to the Constitution, that is a matter for the people of Alabama to decide, not some federal court. The federal government even being involved in such a case constitutes an outright reversal of what was intended.