Dear AZ Lege, Separation of Church & State is in the US Constitution

Church961-sig-sm72by Pamela Powers Hannley

"Amid a discussion of the Bible and the Promised Land, the state House voted Tuesday to let Arizonans vote next year on whether they want to be able to challenge the federal government," reported the Capitol Media Services in the Arizona Daily Star.

Both Craig McDermott and the AZ Blue Meanie have written about the SCR1016 vote which would insert a strict constructionist passage to the Arizona Constitution thus setting up the Legislature for future court battles with the feds (their favorite way to waste OUR money) if US government dares to do something not specifically listed in the Constitution by the founding fathers– like providing universal healthcare, food stamps, Social Security, etc. You know what they're up to.

I would like to point out to the Lege that separation of church and state IS in the US Constitution.

What the heck are you doing discussing the "Bible and the Promised Land" while you are in session? These topics are irrelevant to the conduct of government. Period. Get back to work.

0 responses to “Dear AZ Lege, Separation of Church & State is in the US Constitution

  1. Duh, article 1 not 11.

  2. “US government dares to do something not specifically listed in the Constitution by the founding fathers– like providing universal healthcare, food stamps, Social Security, etc. ”

    Article 11, section 8: The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States;

    There. It’s in the constitution, you know the ACTUAL US Constitution instead of the one they most clearly prefer: http://www.usconstitution.net/csa.html