GOP Moron Claims Church and State Separation A Creation Of Hitler
September 18, 2010
Delaware (ChattahBox Political News) – The Tea Party is selecting some of the biggest idiots in politics to represent them. Want proof? Delaware candidate and Tea Partier Glen Urquhart says that the concept and term of the separation of church and state originated from Hitler.
Already he is claiming that this quote was taken out of context, but I am going to copy/paste what he said and let you decide if there is any other possible interpretation of his words:
“Do you know, where does this phrase ‘separation of church and state’ come from? It was not in Jefferson’s letter to the Danbury Baptists. … The exact phrase ‘separation of Church and State’ came out of Adolph Hitler’s mouth, that’s where it comes from. So the next time your liberal friends talk about the separation of Church and State ask them why they’re Nazis.”
( Thanks to RAW for the quote. )
Actually, Mr. Urquhart, it was in the letter between Thomas Jefferson and the Danbury Baptists. In fact, the section that it comes from is probably the most famous of the entire address:
“Believing with you that religion is a matter which lies solely between Man & his God, that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship, that the legitimate powers of government reach actions only, & not opinions, I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should “make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, thus building a wall of separation between Church & State.”
What is worst is another candidate that was there, Kevin Wade, reportedly said that while half of the audience “was appalled” the other half began to applaud him. Which means half of the people sitting in that audience are so overwhelmingly stupid and uneducated that they swallowed that statement, despite it being a blatant untruth.
Now, I use the term ‘untruth’ instead of ‘lie’ because I don’t know if he deliberately mislead his audience. I think that it is more likely that this guy is so ridiculously ignorant that he believed baseless rhetoric and didn’t bother to do so much as a Wikipedia check before he started going off about Liberals being Nazis, and separation of church and state being a Nazi ideology.
As a matter of fact, Oh Crazy Teabagger, this concept was originally created to protect religion from government interference. So, if you are religious, it is in your best interest to follow by this golden rule. But that also means you have to follow it from the other side, and not allow religion to rule government, and following the ridiculous statements by the idiot quoted, I think it is obvious why this was put in place.