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Kansas House prayer gets political

So let me get this straight. Liberals tell us that Contraception is not a political issue and when a priest, by the invitation of somebody else, says a prayer like this it is all of a sudden political? Can someone explain this to me?
There is nothing in our Constitution that forbids praying in public nor in government office. In fact, to this day the Senate has an official pastor that is assigned to open each session with a prayer, that was established by George Washington in NY right after he was elected. You can not find the phrase separation of Church and state anywhere in the Constitution nor any of our founding documents.
And here are some quotes from some names in US history that might let you know that this priest was justified in his prayer.
"It is religion and morality alone which can establish the principles upon which freedom can securely stand." ~ John Adams (The Works of John Adams, Second President of the United States by Charles Admas publishes in 1854)
"The law given from Sinai was a civil and municipal as well as a moral and religious code." ~ John Q. Adams (Letters of John Quincy Adams, to His Son, on the Bible and Its Teachings published in 1850 by James M. Alden)
"Without morals a republic cannot subsist any length of time; they who are decrying the Christian religion are undermining the solid foundation of morals, the best security for the duration of free governments." ~ Charles Carroll (A letter from CC to James McHenry written on Nov. 4, 1800)
"Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters." ~ Benjamin Franklin (from the Writings of Benjamin Franklin published in 1840)
"The doctrines of Jesus are simple, and tend all to the happiness of mankind." ~ Thomas Jefferson (from The Writings of Thomas Jefferson published in 1904 by the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Association)
I can go on and on with these quotes but if you disagree with this priest saying a prayer like that then maybe you should leave this country and go somewhere else.

March 19, 2012 at 4:49 p.m. ( | suggest removal )