The silly twit never seems to get the history. Has she ever even read any American history? Or European? Is she even aware of that thing called The Enlightenment? You know, that period that the Founding Fathers were a part of, and that strongly influenced the founding of this country, as well as the principles contained in our Constitution. We are, in fact, blessed with a "Godless" constitution.
A certain former half-term governor appears to be drifting even further away from the American mainstream. Over the weekend, appearing at an evangelical Christian women's conference in Louisville, Sarah Palin rejected the very idea of separation of church and state, a bedrock principle of American democracy.
She asked for the women -- who greeted her with an enthusiastic standing ovation -- to provide a "prayer
shield" to strengthen her against what she said was "deception" in the media.
She denounced this week's Wisconsin federal court ruling that government observance of a National Day of Prayer was unconstitutional -- which the crowd joined in booing. She asserted that America needs to get back to its Christian roots and rejected any notion that "God should be separated from the state."
Palin added that she was outraged when President Obama said that "America isn't a Christian nation." [......]
The original English colonies on the North American continent were, indeed, founded by the leaders of sundry religions. However, when it came time to unite against the enemy, England, they agreed to disagree and leave religion out of it. This is what drove the movement toward separation of church and state in our Constitution: their strong desire that one of them (and his religion) not be allowed to dominate the others [colonies].
Our Founding Fathers were products of The Enlightenment. They were primarily Diests. Moreover, they understood that to allow religion in to the mix was to enable the reverse.......government interference in religion.
Palin, Beck and others who claim that we were a "Christian nation", are lying through their teeth, and are seeking to return us to roots which we never had. Perhaps Palin should consult her witch hunter for advice.