What happened to separation of church and state? Trump happened

THE SHINBONE STAR

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Thomas Paine, author of the revolution-raising pamphlet Common Sense and beloved rabble-rouser in the American colonies’ fight for independence, was what modern Republican sockpuppets would call a flaming libtard.

Thomas Jefferson believed “religion is a matter which lies solely between a Man and his God.” George Washington’s swearing-in was delayed while court officers searched, at a last-minute thought, for a Bible. Vermont patriot Ethan Allen was a deist.

“My own mind is my own church,” Paine, the freedom-loving political writer said. “All national institutions of churches, whether Jewish, Christian or Turkish, appear to me no other than human inventions, set up to terrify and enslave mankind, and monopolize power and profit.”

As far as the Founding Fathers were concerned, there is no one religion to rule them, one religion to bind them to a monotheist spiritual belief. When they conceived the United States, Jefferson and others…

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