Can somebody tell this old NCO where in the Constitution of the United States of America does it say anything about the separation of Church and State? I ask this because I have a feeling that Sarge’s copy of the Constitution of the United States of America is missing a page or two. Actually, since Sarge has more that one copy, they are all missing that page. For the Constitutionaly challenged of you, my copy says nothing about the separation of Church and State. And the first one of you that opens his pie hole and says anything remotely like “Well, Sarge, the First Amendment . . .” will be stood against a wall and be subjected to copious amounts of ridicule from Sarge and Co. Folks, nowhere in the Constitution of the United States of America is the separation of Church and State mentioned. According to http://www.usconstitution.net/const.html, here is what the First Amendment says about it:
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.
As you know, I spent 20 years in the Air Force and every so often, I was required to swear an oath to support and defend this document that is the basis of our laws. Since I swore that oath, I thought it would be a good idea to gain an understanding of what it said and what the Founding Fathers were thinking when they wrote it.
Now, for bonus points, where does the concept of the Separation of Church and State come from? Double points if you are under the age of 30. Double again, if you are a product of publik skool.