Quote: Originally Posted by TenPenny
Separation of Church and State.
If there truly is separation of Church and State, why is the religion of the President always so important? Why is there a big deal out of having religious leaders visit the White House, praying with Bill Clinton, holding prayer breakfasts, etc etc.
The President is not the State.
"L'etat, c'est moi" doesn't go in the USA.
The people like to think they are electing a man of principle, with the highest ethical standards, a man of God.
Therefore the president likes them to think he is all those things.
The only restriction on Church and state is in the US Bill of Rights "Congress shall make no law respecting the establishment of Religion" ...... a restriction on the establishment of a priviledged state church (as in the Church of England). This has been expanded by activist judges (the bane of constitutional law and individual rights) to ridiculous lengths........but there it is.
The Canadian constitution makes no such restriction.....just the opposite, in fact.