The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on Conservative Firing Line
ONE can be forgiven for believing that there are certain trigger points that even the powers that be in Washington shouldn’t be able to trample – for doing so would violate the Constitution, the law(s) of the land.
Jefferson’s metaphor of a wall of separation has been cited repeatedly by the U.S. Supreme Court. In Reynolds v. United States (1879) the Court wrote that Jefferson’s comments “may be accepted almost as an authoritative declaration of the scope and effect of the [First] Amendment.” In Everson v. Board of Education (1947), Justice Hugo Black wrote: “In the words of Thomas Jefferson, the clause against establishment of religion by law was intended to erect a wall of separation between church and state.”
MORE specifically, since the public – emphasis…post was originally published on this site