You know how libs are always screaming about the separation of church and state in the Constitution? And you know how we always remind them that it’s not actually there. It’s in a letter Thomas Jefferson wrote. And in that letter he was attempting to convince a supporter that he had no intention of making any laws that would restrict the freedom of religion.
But secularists take that quote from Jefferson as the bedrock foundational statement for this republic and use it in the exact opposite manner of its intent.
Well, I wonder why they don’t take this quote from Jefferson on the redistribution of wealth.
“To take from one, because it is thought his own industry and that of his fathers has acquired too much, in order to spare to others, who, or whose fathers, have not exercised equal industry and skill, is to violate arbitrarily the first principle of association, the guarantee to everyone the free exercise of his industry and the fruits acquired by it.” –Thomas Jefferson
Guess they don’t like that one, huh?
How about this one?
“A wise and frugal government… shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government.”
Yeah, that one was Jefferson too.
Another quote to be ignored by the left as well. Wonder why those didn’t become bedrock foundational statements for the libs.
The belief in the separation of church and state has caused great damage to this country when it’s used as a cudgel to beat religion from the public sphere. And as George Washington said, “The propitious smiles of Heaven can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right, which Heaven itself has ordained.”