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The Spoken Words We Believe to be True, Seldom are.

CHURCH/STATE

In Recent Years; The Controversy between Church and State, is helping to Destroy the Nation by Dividing People, against People.

The "Universal Experts" claim, the Constitution Prevents any Religious Intrusion into State Affairs. This Claim is an Assumption! and is Not supported by any Clause in the Constitution. Our Written National Laws, i.e., The Constitution, being a Viable Contract, cannot, as any other Contract, be changed by Opinions, or Suppositions. To Change the Obligations of a Contract by casual references, or by cases not Visibly Connected, would Render All Contracts to be without value.

Case in point: The Letter? from Thomas Jefferson, who, in exercising his Personal Opinion, was, and is Accepted by the Establishment to be the Paragon of All, including the Church / State issue.

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The Text of this Letter, and Questionable Comments, continues at the end of this dialogue.

In the Unread Constitution there are but Two References to Religion. The FIRST Mandates; NO RELIGIOUS TEST shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States...

The SECOND is in the Bill of Rights; CONGRESS SHALL MAKE NO LAW"RESPECTING" AN ESTABLISHMENT OF RELIGION...

In these two clauses, there cannot be found the "PROHIBITION of ANY Religious Activities in the PUBLIC DOMAIN." What is being done is SELLING to the American Public, another Constitutional MYTH!..............For Purposes, that are Unknown! (?)

At the time the Constitution was Formed, there were various religious sects, and Much Opposition to having a National Church, such as that of The Church of England. To Prevent any one Belief in becoming a National Belief, The wordESTABLISHMENT as used in the Bill of Rights, meant, "That form of Religious worship which is ESTABLISHED AND SUPPORTED BY THE STATE." By not Favoring any Religion, much Acrimony was avoided, and Prevented the CHURCH OF AMERICA from becoming a reality. It was said,

"A mans religious beliefs, makes him no better than a man of no beliefs, if he fails himself."

See Webster's Glossary for Establishment

1802

January 1. Jefferson replies to a letter? from Connecticut's Danbury Baptist Association. In his reply Jefferson explains his position on the issue of the government establishment of religion. Letter?, 1802. | Letter?, digitally revised to expose obliterated sections. (Thomas Jefferson to Nehemiah Dodge, Ephraim Robbins and Stephen S. Nelson, a committee of the Danbury Baptist Association in the state of Connecticut, January 1, 1802. Library of Congress, Manuscript Division, Thomas Jefferson Papers. Presented in the Religion and the Founding of the American Republic. Part VI: Religion and the Federal Government, Part 2, Library of Congress Exhibitions.)

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

Gentlemen

The affectionate sentiments of esteem & 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 & zealous pursuit of the interests of my constituents, and, in proportion as they are persuaded of my fidelity to those duties, the discharge of them becomes more & 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, and 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 ( eternal ) separation between church and state. [Congress thus inhibited from acts respecting religion, and the Executive authorised only to execute their acts, I have refrained from presenting even occasional performances of devotion presented indeed legally where an Executive is the legal head of a national church, but subject here, as religious exercises only to the voluntary regulations and discipline of each respective sect.] 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 and blessing of the common Father and creator of man, and tender you for yourselves and your religious association, assurances of my high respect & esteem.

(signed) Thomas Jefferson

Jan.1.1802.

The brief paragraph written on the side of this letter, brings to Our Modern Society, the Dislike that Thomas Jefferson had for Alexander Hamilton. Which shows here, the Early, and Current Struggle for Total Political Control of The American People.

This paragraph was omitted on the suggestion that it might give uneasiness to our republican friends in the eastern states

In regards to this "Letter?" One small Question arises.

According to the statement above, This is the letter that was sent to the above named Individuals. Although it appears to be The Original; It is Not! This Document is only a Draft! No Person with Powers of Reasoning would send This Draft as a Reply. What would Your Reaction be If You were one of its recipients?