Christine O’Donnell, First Amendment, Separation of Church And State, Christian News, Politics, Delaware Election, Delaware News, Delaware Senate Race, Chris Coons
Note: While the MSM attempts to hammer O’Donnell on first amendment, they ignore the corruption and cronyism of their fellow political class elitist, Chris Coons: Chris Coons- serial crony corruption ignored by news media- what are they hiding? THIS! http://j.mp/afw5kE
The recent Constitutional debate between Christine O’Donnell, a Christian Freedomist, and the godless secularist and statist, Chris Coons, exposed a little talked-about schism growing in America today between those who believe that secularism is the only value system that can affect the law of the land and Christians who have had enough from the tyranny of the minority denying their rights to raise their kids, educate their kids as they see fit, have a right to enact laws that reflect their value systems, just as the secularists have a right to lobby for their right (such as in abortion, where the Supreme Court, using ‘secularism’, justified changing the Constitution with no amendment to allow for the murder of the unborn).
(read the original article here: Christine O’Donnell First amendment point made- no separation of church and state phrase there- Delaware Election
We Christians also know the Secularists are not done. Even as we speak, secularists are moving to try to ban home schooling for Christians. Even as we speak, secularists, the godless are moving to restrict prayer, sharing our Holy Word to churches and living room, of, in short, shutting us up so that only secular godlessness has a voice in our public space, our public square. This is all done on a phrase by Thomas Jefferson which the State Engineers of the godlless church of America have vulgarized, have turned on its head, from Freedom OF religion to Freedom FROM religion, a sentiment echoed in the President, Barack Hussein Obama, who speaks about Freedom of WORSHIP, as opposed to religion.
So let us look at the origin of the phrase the godless now use like a club to beat us to silence, Separation of Church and State:
Separation of Church and State is phrase borrowed from Thomas Jefferson, in a letter to a church, DEFENDING it from the State, not the state from the Church. In Thomas Jefferson’s letter, he referred to the Constitution as a means of protecting churches from an established state religion. The letter in no way shape or form prohibited churches, or Christian value systems from having a place in the public square:
The concept of separation of church and state refers to the distance in the relationship between organized religion on the one hand and the nation state on the other. The term is an offshoot of the original phrase, “wall of separation between church and state,” as written in Thomas Jefferson‘s letter to the Danbury Baptists Association in 1802. Jefferson was responding to a letter that the Association had written him. In that letter, they expressed their concerns about the Constitution not reaching the State level. The Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution did not yet exist, thus leaving the States vulnerable to federal legislation. In Jefferson’s letter, he was reassuring the Baptists of Danbury that their religious freedom would remain protected – a promise that no possible religious majority would be able to force out a state’s official church. The original text reads: “…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.” The phrase was quoted by the United States Supreme Court first in 1878, and then in a series of cases starting in 1947. The phrase itself does not appear in the U.S. Constitution, although the First Amendment of the Bill of Rights states that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.”
The concept of separation has since been adopted in a number of countries, to varying degrees depending on the applicable legal structures and prevalent views toward the proper role of religion in society. A similar principle of laïcité has been applied in France and Turkey, while some socially secularized countries such as Norway have maintained constitutional recognition of an official state religion. The concept parallels various other international social and political ideas, including secularism, disestablishment, religious liberty, and religious pluralism. Whitman (2009) observes that in many European countries, the state has, over the centuries, taken over the social roles of the church, leading to a generally secularized public sphere.
In this judgment, it is telling in the language the court uses to define the value system that the State can enforce:
Lemon v. Kurtzman, 91 S. Ct. 2105 (1971)
Established the three part test for determining if an action of government violates First Amendment’s separation of church and state:
1) the government action must have a secular purpose;
2) its primary purpose must not be to inhibit or to advance religion;
3) there must be no excessive entanglement between government and religion.
The first part, “secular purpose” connotes a value-neutral system that is based on what principle? Humanism? Secularism? Godlessness. In this court care, the Supreme Court, the same court that granted all property rights de facto to the government at any level (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kelo_v._City_of_New_London), the same court that narrowly protected our fundamental freedom to bear arms (5-4 decision: http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/judicial/2010-06-28-gun-rights-supreme-court-ruling_N.htm), enacted the church of secularism, established the state religion of atheism.
In this series of rulings, the Supreme Court gradually stripped Americans of their right at the local level to define the value system that would govern them, the value system they would pass on to their children, slowly forming the church of secularism in America today, which has as its high priest the likes of the National Education Association.
McCollum v. Board of Education Dist. 71, 333 U.S. 203 (1948)
Court finds religious instruction in public schools a violation of the establishment clause and therefore unconstitutional.
Burstyn v. Wilson, 72 S. Ct. 777 (1952)
Government may not censor a motion picture because it is offensive to religious beliefs.
Torcaso v. Watkins, 367 U.S. 488 (1961)
Court holds that the state of Maryland cannot require applicants for public office to swear that they believed in the existence of God. The court unanimously rules that a religious test violates the Establishment Clause.
Engel v. Vitale, 82 S. Ct. 1261 (1962)
Any kind of prayer, composed by public school districts, even nondenominational prayer, is unconstitutional government sponsorship of religion.
Abington School District v. Schempp, 374 U.S. 203 (1963)
Court finds Bible reading over school intercom unconstitutional and Murray v. Curlett, 374 U.S. 203 (1963) – Court finds forcing a child to participate in Bible reading and prayer unconstitutional.
Epperson v. Arkansas, 89 S. Ct. 266 (1968)
State statue banning teaching of evolution is unconstitutional. A state cannot alter any element in a course of study in order to promote a religious point of view. A state’s attempt to hide behind a nonreligious motivation will not be given credence unless that state can show a secular reason as the foundation for its actions.
The Christine O’Donnell First Amendment moment is touching on an unspoken-of divide between the political elites, ruled by secular godlessness, and Christian Americans, the divide between the right to define your value system at the level where most power is intended to be vested, the local level, and the ability of a few political elites to define the value system for us, to indoctrinate our children with secular values that are not value-neutral, but are anti-Christian.
This is how the Supreme Court enabled itself to pass Roe v Wade, under the mantle of “secualarism”, the notion of ‘humanistic common sense” that secularists, the godless, the state engineers need to have in place if they are to fully force the state machine on our daily lives. A Godly life does not require government to run its daily life, we do so as brothers and sisters in Christ. A godless life has no such brotherhood. Their ties resemble those of ant colonies, where the greatest sovereignty resides in ‘the good of the whole’ as opposed to the individual’s right to define their lives by their associations.
The debate of “separation of church and state” does not rest in so-callled stare decisis, where the fallible Supreme Court, which has outstripped its Constitutional authority, which has become a political machine where so-called “Constitutional Law” is based on fluid, de facto changes in the Constitution that no longer require amendments, but merely the whims of the cronies some political party manages to stuff into a black robe.
Where you have a system where Constitutional principles are decided again and again by 5-4 decisions, where a Constitutional body once voted for the de facto oppression of a whole class of people (Plessey V Ferguson- by an astounding 7-1 majority: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plessy_v._Ferguson), you cannot rely on stare decisis to be the de facto maker of Constitutional Law. If the secular godless want the Constitution to ban Christian value systems from the public square, to prevent our schools from having Christmas holidays, to sing carols, to pray at the beginning of school, then let them do it the honest, ‘democratic’ way, by trying to pass an amendment, instead of doing what these oppressors of the majority have been doing for the last century, using the courts to force their godless agenda on us all, making us slaves of their state social engineering machines.
We Christians have had enough of this Secular, godless oppression, and we will not STAND BY anymore! A revolution is about to happen that will fundamentally transform this nation to one of a godless state oppressing Christian rights to local power returning to the people, where, at the local level, people choose to have their schools, the second-most important institution (behind the family) to transmit OUR value systems (and not the value systems of a tyrannical minority) to our most important treasures, our children. This revolution will happen, one local community at a time, with or without the consent of the fundamentally broken Supreme Court (which, in my opinion, lost what little credibility and relevance it had with Kelo v New London).
More articles on Freedom OF Religion- the myth of separation of church and state:
Delaware Election- Chris Coons wants State to Replace Religion- not just be separated from it – A consummate Secular State Church member, Chris Coons shows Christians what the secularists have in mind for us, denying us the right to transmit our value systems to our children in our education systems, for instance….
Hate Crime Laws in UK could limit Christian Rights- Christian Persecution- World News – This is what Secularism has in store for us
Unleash The Blessings of A Covenant Nation IN YOUR LIFE- Upadaria, Nation-Builders, Christian Nation – Secularists do not understand the Christian Faith, the total living in the Word we are called to serve- one that cannot be accomplished in the Secular State Church of the Godless that now rules our lives, our schools, even our businesses
Reid Attacks Angle For Her Faith- Politics- Election 2010 – Here is how the Secularists view Christ in the Public Square- they call you extreme for wanting your government to reflect your values- not force religion- Christianity- belief- on people- but have laws that reflect the values of the people without forcing others to believe or practice any one Faith (or lack thereof)
Chinese Christians sent to Labor Camp for starting House Church- Christian Persecution – China is another Secular Godless State Church Model- and this is where Secularist Statism ALWAYS ends