The Separation Of Church And State Of Government

970 WordsNov 21, 20144 Pages
Some would say that at a certain extend we do what our founding father’s intended in a fair federalism and some would say no, especially in the separation of church and state. Our foundering father Thomas Jefferson and many others wanted the church to be protected and those individuals in the church. Today it doesn’t seem like churches are being protected as much in a city level, let alone the government being protected from the church. At certain points the U.S federal government system still works the way our founding fathers’ intended, and at other points it is the complete opposite. When abuse of power is involved either in city, state, or federal level on this (separation of church and state) issue, then it is easy to say that our government system today does not work the way our founding fathers intended. Our founding fathers did support separation church and state of government because religion was a very personal matter. The Bill Of Rights was quickly amended to the Constitution in order to protect the rights of citizens because the original Constitution primarily just defined the powers of government. The third Article of the Bill of Rights (which became the first amendment). “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise…” (Amend. 1) This shows that there is absolute religious freedom. Along with religious freedom, the founding fathers call for a separation of church and state. In Jefferson’s letter to the
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