Friday, October 29, 2010

…and the Pursuit of Happiness…

Where in the Constitution is “Separation of Church and State”?

October 28, 2010
(The Witherspoon Institute) - Misleading talk of “separation of church and state” obscures the true meaning of the First Amendment.
This is a beautiful article; separation of state from church is something that is not being adequately talked about even in the conservative media! It is only being mentioned as a reference to things that we cannot do, like having a Cross on public land and Prayer in schools. If you would please, comment on the …and the Pursuit of Happiness… in Declaration of Independence. I have heard someone refer to Pursuit of Happiness as something simple like whatever it is for the individual. My impression is that it is a sin to be unhappy and generally unpleasant so our Founders included the Pursuit of Happiness in to the Declaration of Independence because they believed that the Pursuit of Happiness is a spiritual obligation and it was an important reason to be included in to our founding document. Did I learn this wrong? 

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