Tag: Thomas Jefferson

Separation of Church and State – Revisited

Constitution

Ok, I’ve thought about it, and here’s what I think: First the Constitution specifically forbids any religious test (Article VI, Section 3). So, Jeff Sessions was wrong on that point. You cannot exclude any candidate for public office or government appointee on the basis of their religious beliefs (or lack thereof).   HOWEVER, “separation of […]

The First Amendment and Religious Freedom – We’re Doing It Wrong

Since the mid-1960s, the Church and State debate has raged back and force, often without any resolution, but with ever-increasing, not to mention un-Constitutional limits on religious freedom.  When I first looked into this more than two decades ago, however, I discovered something extraordinary:  One side was siding with the law.  The other side(s) were […]