Erecting a required wall

Thomas Jefferson:

Religious institutions that use government power in support of themselves and force their views on persons of other faiths, or of no faith, undermine all our civil rights.

Moreover, state support of an established religion tends to make the clergy unresponsive to their own people, and leads to corruption within religion itself.

Erecting the ‘wall of separation between church and state,’ therefore, is absolutely essential in a free society.

Many people are aware that Bush is “the most aggressively religious president in American History, but most remain without a clue to what this actually means.