Separation of church &
state? Lets find the TRUTH!
by Mike Crane
Across our land there has been a debate and a
number of political and legal battles concerning the Display of The
Ten Commandments. While I am certainly in favor of Displaying God’s
Laws I have been puzzled by the arguments being put forth by the
ACLU and others. They claim that such Display’s are
unconstitutional based upon what they call, “ Separation of
Church and State.” They claim that Our Founding Fathers intended
to build a wall of separation between the Church and State and thus
not only is the Display of God’s Laws unconstitutional but is
contrary to Our Founding Father’s Principles.
Well these are certainly important arguments! If the ACLU and
associates are protecting not only the Constitution but trying to
implement the Principles of Our Founding Fathers then they certainly
deserve some support. On the other hand if they are misrepresenting
not only the Constitution but the principles of Our Founding Fathers
as well, then they are simply abusing the system to force their
agenda upon the citizens.
So lets find some TRUTH in this argument and debate. In this
issue lets look at the Principles of Our Founding Fathers and
see if we can find some TRUTH.
Being a good Southerner, I chose the Declaration
of Independence as a starting point. After all, most people consider
this document (written by a Southern Man) as the premier instrument
of Our Founding Fathers. For this article will use the following
The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen
united States of America,
When in the Course of human events, it
becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands
which have connected them with another, and to assume among the
powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the
Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a
decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they
should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be
self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are
endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights,
that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
So far every one is probably saying, “well so
what Crane?” So now let me ask you, and the ACLU a very important
question. Have you ever looked at documents written by Our Founding
Fathers using a dictionary of that time period, especially the
underlined words above? If not, get ready for a surprise and a
glimpse into the TRUTH on this debate.
Someone has changed the definitions contained in
our dictionaries! The words and meaning established by Our Founding
Fathers haven’t changed, the commercially available dictionaries
For example the definitions of the word God
in early 1800’s versus today:
Then – The
Supreme Being; Jehovah; the eternal and infinite spirit, the
Creator, and the Sovereign of the Universe.
God is a spirit; and
they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. John
Now - A being conceived as
the perfect, omnipotent, omniscient originator and ruler of the
universe, the principal object of faith and worship in monotheistic
Another example using the definitions of the word
Nature in early 1800’s versus today:
Then – In a general sense whatever is made or produced; a
word that comprehends all of the works of God; the universe.
And look through
nature up to nature’s God. Pope
Now - The material world and its phenomena.
Reread this small portion of the writings of Our
Founding Fathers twice. Once using today’s definitions of just these
two words and a second time using the definitions that would have
been in effect at the time of Our Founding Fathers. When you
complete this small exercise, based upon just two words you will
have a glimpse of the TRUTH.
THE TRUTH: On July 4, 1776 when the Declaration
of Independence was signed in the Continental Congress they signed a
document that was clearly understood and very clearly expressed a
belief in Christianity. The same thing has happened to the
definitions of Laws of Nature, Nature's God,
truths and their Creator in just this small
portion of the Declaration.
By Creator and God they meant
Jehovah, not Allah, Budda or Zeus. They did not mean anything other
than what the usage of the words meant, Jehovah!
By Nature’s they meant the works of God,
of Jehovah. They were not referring to The material world and its
phenomena as the current dictionary defines Nature.
For the ACLU to imply that Our Founding Fathers
would not approve of the public display of God’s Laws is ludicrous
at best. They published for public display, at risk of life and
limb, a document that stated their beliefs. Ladies & Gentlemen the
ACLU and associates are selling you a bill of goods.
In fact anybody, even
government agencies, that tell you Our Founding Fathers were opposed
to public display of God’s Laws is selling you a bill of goods. It
just isn’t true. No matter what the politically correct demand. No
matter how many law suits are filed. It just isn’t true, and that is
Thomas Jefferson, a Southern Man, had the
following to say about atheism,
“It has been so impossible to contradict all
of their lies, that I am determined to contradict none; for while
I should be engaged with one, they would publish twenty new ones.”
The implications of the redefinition of our
language range far beyond the debate on the Display of the Ten
Commandments. Our Founding Fathers established American Liberty
based upon the Laws of Nature and from the dictionary of
Laws of Nature - These tendencies or
determinations, whether called laws or affections of matter, have
been established by the Creator, and are, with a particular
felicity of expression, denominated, in Scripture, ordinances of
By "Scripture" they meant the Bible, King
James Version, not the Koran or the New York Times.
But the real questions are,
who authorized changing the definitions of our language to remove
the fundamental principles that were used to establish American
Liberty? Did you vote for this? Were you even aware of it? Has this
contributed to the decline of morality and our society?
[author's note: A few weeks after writing the
above article I had the opportunity to participate in a radio debate
with Mrs. Headie Weinberg, head of the Tennessee ACLU. Once again
she - as the representative of the Tennessee ACLU - made the
statement that specifically "Our Founding Fathers" erected a "wall
After some questioning of Mrs. Weinberg, she
admitted that the basis of the ACLU lawsuit (in Hamilton County,
Tennessee) was the 14th Amendment (enacted in 1867), which is the
basis for the "wall of separation."
When asked to name the Founding Fathers that were
still alive in 1867 to do this deed, she of course could not answer
the question. The reason is obvious, none
of the Founding Fathers were alive in 1867!
The ACLU is simply re-writing history to serve
their agenda. Of course, many those who oppose the Display of The
Ten Commandments do not believe that lying is a sin either. - Mike
Note about July 18 Primary (click
here for our Voter Guide).
Sadly this year we have seen Judge Roy Moore
lose a primary race in Alabama. His opponent, the incumbent governor
sat idle while Judge Moore was removed from office and the Ten
Commandments Display was removed from the Alabama Judicial building.
Here in Georgia there have been several Ten
Commandments battles. Barrow County waged a courageous effort, but
in the end lost their Ten Commandments Display to an ACLU law suit.
Our incumbent governor sat idle while the ACLU successfully pursued
their law suit. His opponent in the July 18 Republican Primary
during this same frame was not sitting idle. Ray
McBerry was working to Display The Ten Commandments.
For more information:
Henry County Georgia Votes To Display Ten Commandments
In the picture at the right, the man standing
in the front right is Ray McBerry, who is on the ballot in the
July 18 Republican Primary as an opponent to Sonny Perdue. You do
have a choice in Georgia and please consider voting for Ray
Ray McBerry campaign website:
God doesn't need
America; America needs God.