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Church and State Can Only Be Healthy if Separate

May 22, 2024 - 00:00
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I recalled in my last column that many of the earliest European settlers in the not-yet United States were leaving home in search of freedom: they didn’t want to be ruled by a King and they were willing to undergo terrible hardships in order to follow rules of laws that they made themselves.In addition, these early immigrants sought freedom of religion and religious expression. This is why, when they were ready to draw up a Constitution to enshrine the freedoms they wanted to protect, they made it very clear that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion,

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