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Old 12th January 2018, 09:31 AM
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Default USA: Secularism "Unconstitutional" Says A-G

Jeff Sessions, Trump’s attorney general, claims the separation of church and state is “unconstitutional.”

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Americans United, the Freedom From Religion Foundation, and other sources all report that Sessions believes the separation of church and state is an “extra-constitutional doctrine” and “a recent thing that is unhistorical and unconstitutional.”

Supporting the separation of church and state should not be a controversial issue. However, the sad fact is many Republicans, and many conservative Christians, dispute the existence of the separation of church and state in the U.S. Constitution.

Technically, the words “separation of church and state” are not found in the U.S. Constitution. However, the sentiment and meaning behind the phrase is contained within the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution:
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Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…
And problems in the USA tend to become problems here a few years later.
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