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Palin doesn't understand Seperation of Church & State?

Sarah Palin joined Fox News's Bill O'Reilly recently to condemn the critics of the National Day of Prayer, saying that the Judeo-Christian belief was the basis for American law and should continue to be used as a guiding force for creating future legislation.

Palins's advice: "Go back to what our founders and our founding documents meant -- they're quite clear -- that we would create law based on the God of the bible and the ten commandments.

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 12:31 PM on May. 12, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Uh, apparently not. Separation of church and state was never written into our Constitution though. But our founding fathers were very clear on not wanting religion to rule our country.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:34 PM on May. 12, 2010

  • If that would actually ever happen ( which it wont) ....that would suck for the millions of people with other religons who live in the USA ...
    glamomomo

    Answer by glamomomo at 12:34 PM on May. 12, 2010

  • She doesn't care what she babbles as long as she is getting paid. She's not even particular about the wigs on her head anymore.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:34 PM on May. 12, 2010

  • Separation of church and state is NOT what our founding fathers had in mind. Palin is right. If our country went back to being a God fearing nation we wouldn't be in the mess we are in now. Our founding fathers fled to this continent for freedom OF religion, not freedom FROM religion.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:35 PM on May. 12, 2010

  • Anon :35, then do you want to explain why the majority were diests? They believed in A God, just not necessarily the Christian God.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:38 PM on May. 12, 2010

  • Anon: 38, if you were correct then we wouldn't have God all over our original government documents and our money. "In God We Trust" is all over the major landmarks of DC and our legal documents.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:40 PM on May. 12, 2010

  • Right, now google and see when those phrases were added. 1776? Not so much.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:40 PM on May. 12, 2010

  • Well I always knew she was a few sandwich short of a picnic basket; but whatever...


    Bickering Anon's. Yes some were Christian; some were Diests; some believed in 'a god or all mighty force'; and some believed in the Christian God but not the Christian RELIGION and the corrupt people controlling it.

    Their personal belief structures were created by whatever they were exposed to in their lives; so in that way yes religion had some impact; but it was their intent that the law not have overt power over the church and the church have no power over the law; that much is very evident through multiple sources.
    beachmamaof2

    Answer by beachmamaof2 at 12:42 PM on May. 12, 2010

  • The Constitution provides for freedom OF religion, not freedom FROM religion. It also says there cannot be a state religion. Honestly, I see no problem with laws based on the Ten Commandments, simply because I think that no matter what religion you are, they are basic morals--don't kill, don't steal, etc.

    That said, Sarah Palin is a politician just like any other politician. Perhaps if we just ignore her, she'll go away. I surely hope so. I think of the message board axiom, "Don't feed the trolls!" She misses her 15 minutes of fame, so she's just trolling for attention.
    jeremysmom04

    Answer by jeremysmom04 at 12:54 PM on May. 12, 2010

  • well, neither does pelosi, which is a tad scarier, since she can actually do something about it. Palin's a talk show host.
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 12:56 PM on May. 12, 2010

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