Monday, July 4, 2011

I Love My Country......

Happy 4th of July to everyone!I hope ya'll have a safe and wonderful day.I feel very lucky to live in the USA and I love my country.But there are people in this country who are trying to change our history.I keep hearing about our Constitution saying we have "separation between Church & State".That the church should stay out of the "State".If you read the letter I have posted below you can see where that saying came from and what it was meant to be talking about.Thomas Jefferson wrote this letter to a church that had wrote him with worries that the "state"was trying to tell them what to do.Jefferson's letter make it clear that he was talking about the "state" staying out of the church not the other way around.Below is a link to where I got the copy of this letter.

Jefferson's Wall of Separation Letter

To messers. Nehemiah Dodge, Ephraim Robbins, & Stephen S. Nelson, a committee of the Danbury Baptist association in the state of Connecticut.

The affectionate sentiments of esteem and approbation which you are so good as to express towards me, on behalf of the Danbury Baptist association, give me the highest satisfaction. my duties dictate a faithful and zealous pursuit of the interests of my constituents, & in proportion as they are persuaded of my fidelity to those duties, the discharge of them becomes more and more pleasing.
Believing with you that religion is a matter which lies solely between Man & his God, that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship, that the legitimate powers of government reach actions only, & not opinions, I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should "make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof," thus building a wall of separation between Church & State. Adhering to this expression of the supreme will of the nation in behalf of the rights of conscience, I shall see with sincere satisfaction the progress of those sentiments which tend to restore to man all his natural rights, convinced he has no natural right in opposition to his social duties.
I reciprocate your kind prayers for the protection & blessing of the common father and creator of man, and tender you for yourselves & your religious association, assurances of my high respect & esteem.
Th Jefferson
Jan. 1. 1802.

I hope we as a country will take back our history and teach it to our children the way it really happened.

Live Deeply,

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