‘Separation Of Church And State’ May Not Mean What You Think It Does

It’s found nowhere in the Constitution or the Declaration of Independence, yet the phrase “a wall of separation between church and state” is the core truism at the heart of most media and official discussions of religion and government.

Ideas do indeed have consequences. As Chapman University Law Professor John Eastman explains in the following video from Prager U, Thomas Jefferson’s phrase in a letter to an association of Northern Baptist churches in 1802 has been producing good and bad consequences since a 1947 Supreme Court decision.


 

Author: Mark Tapscott

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