Thomas Jefferson, writing to the Danbury Baptists:
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.
Glen Urquhart – Republican nominee for the at-large House seat in Delaware – ranting to his fellow wing-nuts.
The exact phrase ‘separation of Church and State’ came out of Adolph Hitlerâ€™s mouth, thatâ€™s where it comes from. Next time your liberal friends talk about the separation of Church and State ask them why theyâ€™re Nazis.
Ladies and gentlemen, your contemporary Republican Party. I doubt the voters want to ratify this.
Is it unfair to tar every Republican with Teahadist nuttiness? Not as unfair as tarring every Democrat with Jeremiah Wright or Bill Ayers. Lie down with dogs, get up with fleas.