Separation Of Religion In The United States

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“Religion has been wrenched from the personal and prophetic to the partisan and political” (Politics and Religion, Lynn, 46). Our founding fathers wished to separate the church and state from one another, and yet, religion still immensely impacts politics to this day. From saying “God bless America” at the end of a political speech, to supporting a political candidate strictly because they hold the same religious values, are clear examples of the church and state coming together. Politics and religion should be separate because those who are religious may be affected by their personal beliefs, which makes them vote based upon their religion, instead of what is critical for their office. While “the United States is known around the world as
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