Political Correctness Ended the Separation of Church and State

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As a student in the American public school system, the subject of separation of church and state would have wide range in terms of debate and philosophical viewpoints in various subject matter. Social studies, Literature/English, History…it seemed somewhat eternal.

In a Constitutional Law context, as the words “separation of church and state” do not appear in the First Amendment, the establishment clause was intended to separate church from state. When the First Amendment was adopted in 1791, the establishment clause applied only to the federal government, prohibiting the federal government from any involvement in religion. By 1833, all states had disestablished religion from government, providing protections for religious liberty in state constitutions. In the 20th century, the U.S. Supreme Court applied the establishment clause to the states through the 14th Amendment. Today, the establishment clause prohibits all levels of government from either advancing or inhibiting religion. The establishment clause separates…

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