Because I'm tired of hearing people say "The Separation of Church and State doesn't appear in the Constitution."
Alright. No, the exact words "Separation of Church and State" do not appear in the Constitution.
Neither do the words "Right to a Fair Trial" or "Right to Privacy".
The Principles of these ideas are present.
The First Amendment clearly sets out the principles of Separation of Church and State,
In the same way that the Sixth Amendment clearly sets out the principles of a Fair Trial.
Here's the exact wording:
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof..."
While there's some debate about the extent of this Separation, the separation is clearly there.
So if anyone makes the claim that the Separation is Absent, ask them if they've even read the Constitution or its Amendments.
I think you'll find their convictions are built on profound ignorance.
Here's an article. Read it atheism.about.com/od/churchsta…
Here's the first amendment en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Am…
Here's the Constitution constitutionus.com/
Please. A Democracy is only as good as its people. Lets build a stronger America by promoting educated conviction.