Imagine That!

The phrase, “separation of church and state” does not actually appear in the U.S. Constitution. The phrase does appear in a letter from Thomas Jefferson to the Danbury Baptist Association in 1802, more than ten years after the Bill of Rights (which includes the First Amendment and its Establishment Clause) was written.

 (name withheld)

Isaiah 62:1 – “For Zion’s sake I will not remain silent…”

Sorry (name withheld), but your ignorance is showing again.

You certainly do have to “imagine” plenty if you think that this supposed argument has any validity at all.  The fact that the specific words, “separation of church and state” are not found verbatim in the Constitution does not mean that the concept is not clearly stated in the document.  Both the Establishment Clause and the First Amendment serve to make that case without any equivocation, and the other contemporary writings of folks like Jefferson, Hamilton, and Madison only serve to further validate that intent.
Back to the drawing board, Columbo, there ain’t no smoking gun here.

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