Representative Lauren Boebert (R-CO) spoke at the Cornerstone Christian Center in Basalt, Colorado. There she said our Founding Fathers had no intention of separating religion from government. Religious scholars and Representative Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) would beg to differ.
Lieutenant Colonel Kinzinger joined the U.S. Air Force in 2003 and now serves in The Air National Guard as a pilot. The Illinois representative tweeted his disdain about the Colorado representative’s attitude. He said Boebert’s form of Christianity reminded him of the Islamic fundamentalist group that rules Afghanistan, The Taliban, according to The Guardian:
‘There is no difference between this and the Taliban. We must oppose the Christian Taliban. I say this as a Christian.’
Boebert’s argument was that the church should tell the government what to do, not the other way around. The super majority on today’s Supreme Court (SCOTUS) has leaned over the edge between ultra-conservative and even more conservative. Its latest findings reflect that to the detriment of millions of Americans.
SCOTUS ruled that Maine’s religious schools will no longer be omitted from tuition funded by government funds. The Court also favored a high school football coach who broke the school’s policy that kept staff from urging their student to pray.
Although she is not a legal scholar, Boebert argued her point, which was that the separation of church and “state junk” was not included in the Constitution now located in the U.S. government’s Archives. And for some reason, she demeaned a letter written by President Thomas Jefferson in 1802:
‘[That] means nothing like they say it does.’
President Jefferson wrote about the Danbury Baptist Church Association in Connecticut. He said Americans “[built] a wall of separation between Church and State.”
Nearly since it was written, people have been interpreting the Constitution. The separation of church and state came out of the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause. It stated, according to the founding fathers, as The Newsweek Magazine reported:
‘[T]he imposition of a specific religion on citizens, as well as the persecution of citizens for their religious beliefs. To protect against this, the First Amendment states that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.”‘
The 14th Amendment also included the Due Process Clause. That one may also be used against the Supreme Court’s dissolution of Roe v. Wade. It has prevented the state from “imposing restrictions” on Americans’:
‘[L]ife, liberty, or property, without due process of law.’
Boebert won her primary on Tuesday where she continued as a “far-right conservative with hard-line views.”
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