By the middle of the 20th Century, the United States had emerged as a world
power. It accomplished this through its leadership in defeating Germany and
Japan in World War II. These two countries' main objective was to enslave the
world and destroy political, religious, and economic freedom. In Germany or
Japan, anyone who disagreed with these goals, or was different was destroyed.
This was a common practice in these two fascist countries. Unfortunately, at
the same time of its emergence as a world power, the United States began to slip
into a form of judicial fascism. This slide began when the U.S. Supreme Court
began to abandon the religious principles on which this nation was founded.
The abandonment officially began in 1947 in Everson v. Board of Education, when
the court announced, "The 1st amendment has erected a wall between church and
state. That wall must be kept high and impregnable. We could not approve the
slightest breach." (Barton, Original p.13) This exact case began the reversal
of Supreme Court trends and opinions that had lasted for one hundred and fifty
years. Now, for almost fifty years, the Supreme Court , and the United States
population in general, has used the phrase "separation of church and state" when
referring to the religion clause of the 1st Amendment.
The 1st amendment's actual wording is "Congress shall make no law respecting an
establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof." (Barton,
America: To p.15) But, because of the Supreme Court's continuous citing of a "
wall of separation" and "separation of church and state", the public's idea of
the 1st amendment's religion clause has been shaped by phrases which do not
appear anywhere in the Constitution. The First Congress, which passed this
Amendment in 1789, intended to prohibit the establishment of a national religion.
In fact, they didn't mind the establishment of "official"... [continues]
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