Friday, January 04, 2008

Morton Times-News editorial nonsense
Fred Thompson for President
Endorsement posted on January 2, 2008

I will not be continuing my Creationism posts today. I do plan to return to them soon.

Then, I plan to answer the response about Iraq. I am sorry for the change in plans. Plans, in reality, often are altered for one reason or another. “The best laid plans … often go astray.” Thank you for your understanding and patience.

How many unborn toddlers were murdered today because of the humanistic, paganish, barbaric decisions of the United States Supreme Court?

Stop the
Murder of

“Anyone, then, who knows the good he ought to do and doesn’t do it, sins.” James 4: 17 (NIV)

As background information, GateHouse Media Inc. owns the Peoria Journal Star. Later, GateHouse Media Inc. purchased the weekly newspaper—the Morton Times-News—which is published on Wednesday in my home town of Morton. The following letter to the editor is a reaction to an editorial printed in the Times-News on January 2, 2007, page 4. Two quotes from the editorial proclaim: “Having Ardis (the mayor of Peoria—my addition) announce it may raise questions of separation of church and state.” and “Separation of church and state is fundamental to our system of freedom.”

Letter to the editor:

Is ignorance contagious? I expect such nonsense from the editorial writers of the Peoria Journal Star. I don’t from the writers for the Morton Times-News. Did the purchase of the paper cause an immediate loss of knowledge?

For what seems like the millionth time, the Constitution of the United States DOES NOT provide for a “separation of church and state” and never has. It is a FICTION created by the United States Supreme Court. The court took the concept from a letter written by Thomas Jefferson. Thomas Jefferson was not even in the United States when the First Amendment was debated in Congress. Thomas Jefferson is not and never has been THE interpreter of the United States Constitution. Anyone who can read knows that there is no “separate of church and state” in the Constitution of the United States as written by the founding fathers.

The Congress of the United States opens its sessions with prayer. The Supreme Court of the United States opens it sessions with prayer. When I was a school board member in Arizona, we opened our sessions with prayer. The Bible was used in public schools to teach reading. Government buildings have the Ten Commandments carved into them. There is no provision within the Constitution that has the phrase “separation of church and state.”

If anyone can demonstrate that the phrase “separate of church and state” is within any legitimate copy of the Constitution of the United States, I will give them $10,000 in cash on the spot. However, to prevent crackpots from attempting the impossible, the person attempting the same must first give me $1,000. If they fail, I keep the money. If they succeed, I’ll return it with an additional $10,000. There will be no takers because the phrase IS NOT in the Constitution.

When you print such garbage in an editorial, you are demonstrating your lack of knowledge of the Constitution and misleading any young people who might actually take the time to read your editorials. Stop it!

Don L. Vance
This letter will be posted on my blog.


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