Saturday, June 09, 2007

Applying T. Jefferson To Religion & Tyrants

Much of our law as to the relation between "Church and State" has been based on President Thomas Jefferson's private letter (NOT public works or words) as to something called a "wall of separation between church and state" (Everson v. Board Of Education; US Supreme Court; 1947). Ever since then the "secularists" in government, universities and the courts have used this private opinion and court case to pound down any efforts to make the American tradition of religion in the public forum an ongoing part of our society and history.

I wonder how those same persons would view the quote given below and wonder equally what their reaction would be to enactment of it as a basis of public policy with themselves as the named tyrants.

AUTHOR: Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826)
QUOTATION: The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is it’s natural manure.
ATTRIBUTION: THOMAS JEFFERSON, letter to William Stephens Smith, November 13, 1787.—The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, ed. Julian P. Boyd, vol. 12, p. 356 (1955).

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