Posted by: MTR | January 17, 2010

Separation of Church and State

Although he did speak of a “wall of separation,” it is evident that the purpose of said “wall” was to prevent Congress from passing a national law to establish a national religion.

In an 1803 letter objecting to the use of government land for churches, he wrote:

“The purpose of separation of church and state is to keep forever from these shores the ceaseless strife that has soaked the soil of Europe in blood for centuries.”

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