This is in reply to Mr. Overstreet's assertion that "separation of church and state" is not mentioned in the Constitution of the United States. Being that the written word is so powerful and can be used recklessly, I am driven to explore his claims. He is correct that the words "separation of church and state" are not in the Constitution verbatim. Instead, that phrase is a concept formulated from the First Amendment to the Constitution. The First Amendment states: "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 ..."
The words are self-evident: Government or its institutions shall not consider religious beliefs when making laws or administering them. Religious fanaticism conjectures the belief and coins the phrase "left-wing judges" because the fanatics' desires are not met. In truth, a prudent judge, unbending to public opinion, is doing his duty to uphold the Constitution as it is written. It is the judge that will waver away from this document, the Constitution, that most scares me - for he does not believe in his supposed cause of truth and justice for all people. That judge has his own agenda. Once this article of the Constitution is breached, we all lose. Christianity is not the only religion in the world - just the prevailing thought of the time. Think about it!