Quote Originally Posted by wolfstrike View Post
most people in America think "separation of church and state" is in our Constitution, which it is not.

the left-wing have been over-playing Jefferson's words for years because they want a wall to keep religion out.

ironically, they don't care about Jefferson's views on liberty
"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 idea was the subject of much discussion over 2000 years. The term "wall of separation" was first used in an informal letter by President Thomas Jefferson in 1802 to a committee of Baptists in Connecticut. Jefferson referred to the First Amendment to the United States Constitution as creating a "wall of separation" between church and state. The phrase was quoted by the United States Supreme Court first in 1878."

The point is these "educators" in Texas want to downplay Jefferson because of his views.

The Constitution allowed slavery when it was first written and you also wouldn't be allowed to vote. I wish I could pick and choose there.