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The 'Greatest American Christmas Fable'
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We have all heard the Christmas fables of Santa, Rudolph, and Frosty; but there is another fable so often repeated that people actually believe it to be true. The phase "separation of church and state" has been routinely used by liberals and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) to "suppress" Christianity and the Judeo-Christian foundation and influence of America through a godless revolution that removes God from government and Christ from Christmas. This phrase is not even part of the U.S. Constitution.

The phase "separation of church and state" was first written by President Thomas Jefferson in a letter to the Baptist Association of Danbury in Connecticut. The founding fathers did not want a government run by a particular religion, as in the "Church of England," where people could not worship freely. Therefore, a separation was intended to protect government from control by a religion and to protect religion from control by government, not to build a confrontational wall to keep government and religion separated.

Imagine, if you will, the liberals and ACLU, revisiting American Christmas Past like Scrooge did in "A Christmas Carol." There, they would find American patriots, presidents, and the founding fathers on bent knees praying to God. The liberals and ACLU would have objected to President Ulysses S. Grant declaring Christmas as a legal federal holiday in 1870, recognizing the Christian birth of Christ. They would have thrown a fit at President Abraham Lincoln's Thanksgiving Proclamation for "the gracious gifts of the most high God" and "Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens." They would have objected to the Declaration of Independence statement that all men have been "endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights." They would have complained when the U.S. Constitution was signed "in the year of our Lord" 1787, after the Treaty of Paris was signed in 1783, ending the Revolutionary War, with the documented writing, "in the name of the Holy and undivided Trinity" (God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit).

They would have filed a legal brief against Congress for bringing in a minister for prayer and approving the purchase of 20,000 copies of scripture for the people of this nation. Once in court, they would have become upset as the United States Supreme Court in 1892 declared, "This is a Christian nation," and "Our laws and our institutions must necessarily be based upon the teachings of the Redeemer of Mankind. It is impossible that it should be otherwise; and in this sense, and to this extent, our civilization and our institutions are emphatically Christian."

The liberals and ACLU would continue to lose as "In God We Trust" is placed on our currency and "one nation under God" is placed in our Pledge of Allegiance. References to God would be engraved on numerous national monuments including "Praise be to God" on the Washington Monument, "In God We Trust" on the U.S. Capital and images of Moses with the Ten Commandments on the U.S. Supreme Court.

Today, Americans have been led to believe the lies and fable of the phrase "separation of church and state" courtesy of a coordinated effort to create the greatest American Christmas fable.