Ohio Congressman signs onto legislation to "Encourage the President to designate 2010 as ‘The National Year of the Bible’

Apparently, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Urbana) just doesn't get the church-state separation thing.

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

Encouraging the President to designate 2010 as ‘The National Year of the Bible’.

Whereas the Bible has had a profound impact in shaping America into a great Nation;

Whereas deep religious beliefs stemming from the Old and New Testament of the Bible have inspired Americans from all walks of life, especially the early settlers, whose faith, spiritual courage, and moral strength enabled them to endure intense hardships in this new land (continued)

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Pffft...if it was islam day you wouldnt say a word...

“Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.”

Apparently you have not read the Declaration of Independence, the founding document of this great Country of ours lately...The first, second , and final paragraphs all make reference to the Being that is central to the Bible. While religion is not expressly mentioned, and while the bible itself is not expressly mentioned, many of the authors of this document were religious, God fearing men that drew wisdom and solice from the best selling book on earth, The Holy Bible.
NO religious organization lays claim to the Bible! It has quite a few forms, should you care to check it out...
Therefore, in my mind, no "church-state separation" issue exists.
BTW, I profess no religion, haven't for about 30 yrs, but do believe that there is a "Higher Power".

But I fully support the 1st Amendment exactly as it is written.

http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/data/constitution/amendment01/

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

Get that first sentence? Let's read it IN ITS ENTIRETY again and I will take the liberty of highlighting the important part Democrats seem to overlook.

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech,

This 'Year of the Bible' is protected by the Constitution.

Don't blame me,
I didn't vote for a
socialist.

it was in a private letter from Jefferson to some baptists, the wall was to prevent the church and state from merging like they were in England
www.wallbuilders.org

Cogitate, I highly recommend you to read some of James Madison's work. He was a true champion of church/state separation. I think he would argue that religion has flourished in this country BECAUSE OF church/state separation.

Libs, a taxpayer-funded resolution like this can easily be construed as sponsoring one religion over others. This isn't a free speech issue either. These congressmen are free to say what they want. But they don't need to use our government as their own personal altar.

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