Separation of Church and State …


United States

John Locke, English political philosopher argued for individual conscience, free from state control

The concept of separating church and state is often credited to the writings of English John Locke.[1] philosopher According to his principle of the social contract, Locke argued that the government lacked authority in the realm of individual conscience, as this was something rational people could not cede to the government for it or others to control. For Locke, this created a natural right in the liberty of conscience, which he argued must therefore remain protected from any government authority. These views on religious tolerance and the importance of individual conscience, along with his social contract, became particularly influential in the American colonies and the drafting of the United States Constitution.[21]Thomas Jefferson stated: “Bacon, Locke and Newton..I consider them as the three greatest men that have ever lived, without any exception, and as having laid the foundation of those superstructures which have been raised in the physical and moral sciences”[22][23] Indeed such was Locke’s influence,

The concept was implicit in the flight of Roger Williams from religious oppression in Massachusetts to found what became Rhode Island on the principle of state neutrality in matters of faith.[24][25]

Reflecting a concept often credited in its original form to the English political philosopher John Locke,[1] the phrase separation of church and state is generally traced to the letter written by Thomas Jefferson in 1802 to the Danbury Baptists, in which he referred to the First Amendment to the United States Constitution as creating a “wall of separation” between church and state.[2]United States Supreme Court first in 1878, and then in a series of cases starting in 1947. This led to increased popular and political discussion of the concept. The phrase was quoted by the

The concept has since been adopted in a number of countries, to varying degrees depending on the applicable legal structures and prevalent views toward the proper role of religion in society. A similar principle of laïcité has been applied in France and Turkey, while some socially secularized countries such as Norway have maintained constitutional recognition of an official state religion. The concept parallels various other international social and political ideas, including secularism, disestablishment, religious liberty, and religious pluralism.

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So, what does Packing and Cracking mean to you as a voter? …


Redistricting or

~ Packing~  opposition voters into districts (concentrate as many voters of one type – maybe party&race ) means they already win 

~ Cracking~  the remainder among districts where they are moved into the minority (increasing votes for eventual losers), the number of wasted votes among the opposition can be maximized. Similarly, with supporters holding narrow margins in the unpacked districts, the number of wasted votes among supporters is minimized.

So, the question is … what will help all American voters

paper ballots, digital voting, touchID, passcodes … something has to change!

How obvious is it to note that it’s time to deal with old outdated complicit relationships that conflict with ethics morality democracy …oh separation of powers, church and state least we talk about the Constitution 

 Time to wipe up the Congressional floor with Republican ideologies.

The things that are on my mind while Congress continues to take a few days here there making it a whole less than the 270-365 days at work usually required by the rest of us… called a congressional recess? seriously

Voters who believe in Equality in all its forms …We Must Stand up to congressional redistricting & continue to Stay in LINE for our democracy … please use your most powerful weapon … VOTE

Mid-term 2018 Elections Mattered and thank goodness Voters said yep a check and balances is needed in this era of trump … but is it enough? the guy seems outta control and people who either worked there or know folks who work there are trying to warn us the guy is suffering from mental illness on some level … why is this being ignored by congressional members or senate leader mitch mcconnell ?

 

~~ Nativegrl77