"The end of democracy and the defeat of the American Revolution will occur when government falls into the hands of lending institutions and moneyed incorporations." `Thomas Jefferson
Wall Builders is David Barton's puppy.
Look him up. He's been caught fabricating so many times it isn't funny.
"The Republican Party geared its appeal and program to racism, reaction, and extremism.
All people of goodwill viewed with alarm and concern the frenzied wedding at the Cow Palace of the KKK with the radical right." - Martin Luther King, Jr.
You want to mix government and religion but only when it's your own. If you weren't bent on religious domination you'd be happy with the nativity scene at the church and wouldn't demand to force it on everyone else through the government.
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"If I take death into my life, acknowledge it, and face it squarely, I will free myself from the anxiety of death and the pettiness of life - and only then will I be free to become myself." ~ Martin Heidegger
"...The Pew Research Center developed an extensive guide to answer questions about churches, politics, and tax laws. It’s called, “Preaching Politics From The Pulpit.” If caught breaking federal laws, religious organizations may have their tax exemption status revoked. This can lead to a loss of substantial cash back tax benefits equaling large amounts of money.
According to Pew, to qualify for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status under the Internal Revenue Code, an organization must meet the following requirements:
"...The organization must be organized and operated exclusively for religious, educational, scientific or other charitable purposes;
Net earnings may not inure to the benefit of any private individual or shareholder;
No substantial part of the organization’s activities may involve attempts to influence legislation;
The organization may not intervene in political campaigns;
The organization’s purposes or activities may not be illegal or violate fundamental public policy.
Preaching Politics From the Pulpit | Pew Research Center
Outside of some of those small limitations it grants you the right to freakin worship oak trees if you wish. Oh another exception is military, military does not prohibit religious practices in general, but prohibits religions that can not participate in violence and war, since war is its job descriptions.
“You can lead a horse to water, but it is probably crowded with all those people you taught to fish.”