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First Amendment study ought to be required reading

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The First Amendment is part of the U.S. Constitution.
In Thomas Jefferson’s letter to the Danbury Baptist Association, Jan. 1, 1802, he states the purpose of the First Amendment as: “Thus building a wall of separation between church and state.”
In a related quote, James Madison said, “Every new and successful example therefore of a perfect separation between ecclesiastical and civil matters is of importance.”
The religious right does not like these statements and tries to explain them away. Everyone should do their own research. Even a superficial look at our Founding Fathers’ writings, reveals much that the religious right does not seem to know.
Tom Hensley
Kingston