|Separation of Church and State? #1
by Joseph Prescia
When a godly person expresses their views for government, the press, the liberals and the socialists yell for separation of church and state. What former President Clinton had was religion. He had a doctrine upon which he governed. Socialism was his god and government spending was how he carried it out. He believed that government should be the people’s god and he went about to sign as many laws as he could to add government programs. No spending was too high for him. He always asked for more. And if someone had another point of view they were characterized as the enemy. The mainstream media did not charge this former President with separation of church and state because his views agreed with theirs. Socialism is a doctrine and as a result it is most definitely a religion.
Christian men and women in government receive the harshest of criticism from those who are the farthest away from God. Oil and water just do not mix. What’s wrong with characteristics like honesty, kindness, godliness, integrity, goodness, etc.? Why are so many erroneously afraid that godly people want to impose their beliefs on America? Why not be honest and plainly say that you don’t agree with these godly characteristics rather than falsely claim separation of church and state. It’s an outright lie to say that socialism is not a religion. Why weren’t they so concerned about Clinton’s religious, liberal, socialist agenda? When government becomes your god, you want it to grow and the real God takes second place. On the other hand, a genuine, godly agenda allows freedom to reign for individuals rather than government to reign over the masses. Which do you prefer?
The term “separation of church and state” does not appear in our Constitution. Our Constitution does require that government not establish any particular denomination. The framers of our country also knew that you could not govern without God. Ben Franklin said, “Man will ultimately be governed by God or by tyrants.” George Washington said in 1789, “Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection, aid and favors...” Abraham Lincoln, Samuel Adams, Alexander Hamilton, Daniel Webster, the signers of the Declaration of Independence and the framers of our Constitution, prayed and asked God for guidance, knowing that they could not make the best decisions by themselves.
Separation of church and state? That’s not an honest charge against those who want less government, lower taxes, individual freedom to worship the god of choice, and to be able to ask for His guidance. If you don’t like these characteristics, then you will have to be prepared to vote for higher taxes, more government and less individual freedom.
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