My Thought’s on the Separation of Religion and Government

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My Thought’s on the separation of Religion and Government. I believe these United States, to be a country founded on religious beliefs. At the end of the Constitution, before the founding fathers signatures, it says “Done in Convention by the Unanimous Consent of the States present the Seventeenth Day of September in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Eighty seven and of the Independence of the United States of America the Twelfth. In Witness whereof We have hereunto subscribed our Names.” I point out where it says “the year of our Lord”. Who are they speaking of? They king of England? The Constitution of the United States of America

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America. Amendment 1

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances. Much like the Bible, I believe people read into the constitution. I believe they read it in away that it adapt to their life style or belief. The 1st Amendment of the Constitution says “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion”. How does this statement apply to a granite statue of the 10 commandments? There’s no law requiring anyone to stop and read it. How does this apply to a moment of silence in a school? There’s no requirement to pray, just be silent. Here a question I read on the internet. Did the Founding Fathers intend to assure the people freedom "of" religion or freedom "from" religion? My answer to this question is simple, those that read the Constitution reads “freedom...
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