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Jefferson and the nuns
Hot Air, by Ed Morrissey

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Posted By:mitzi, 1/9/2014 5:03:17 PM

I have a couple of concluding thoughts about the ignorant, bigoted screed from Jamie Stiehm and published by US News a couple of days ago, both of them about Thomas Jefferson. In attempting to defend the big-government project of ObamaCare, Stiehm oddly (and ignorantly) invoked the storied libertarian to boost her claims that the government should dictate the expression of faith: (snip) First off, as I noted in an update based on a comment from Radjah Shelduck, Jefferson wasn’t referring to the Catholic Church with “pernicious Rome,” but to the Roman Empire. That’s not to say that Jefferson was particularly

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: bamapreacher, 1/9/2014 5:16:40 PM     (No. 9686226)

Though a full and now part time dealer in historical documents for over 45 years I have to admit I never heard of this particular letter of Jefferson´s, but it should be widely publicized. If people become aware of exactly what Jefferson said in it, it destroys all the Obama regime´s arguments for the HHS mandate. This witch did everyone a favor with her screed because it brought this Jefferson letter to light. I hope the Ursiline sisters publish it.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Aubreyesque, 1/9/2014 10:13:49 PM     (No. 9686450)

DANBURY LETTER.

When in the blue blazes are people going to start fighting back with the fact that ´separation of church and state´ came from another letter. IT WAS NOT A LEGISLATIVE DECREE. IT WAS NEVER IN THE CONSTITUTION.

And here again we have yet another letter from Jefferson trying to reassure people that they possessed the freedom to practice their religion with no interference from the government at all...and the lefties are STILL trying to twist the words and meaning.

WHEN IS IT GOING TO STOP?!

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