Jefferson's `Wall of Separation' between Federal and State Governments
In their criticism of the Library of Congress exhibit on religion and the founding of the American republic, Robert S. Alley ("Despite political considerations, Jefferson was committed to principle," Letters, Aug. 27) and his colleagues willingly sacrifice an honest historical inquiry on the altar of political expediency.
Library archivist James H. Hutson and the FBI recently uncovered intriguing new evidence concerning President Thomas Jefferson's celebrated "wall of separation" metaphor, which the critics blithely belittle to advance a political and ideological agenda for these times.
No phrase has more profoundly influenced discourse and policy on …
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Publication information: Article title: Jefferson's `Wall of Separation' between Federal and State Governments. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Washington Times (Washington, DC). Publication date: September 3, 1998. Page number: 20. © 2009 The Washington Times LLC. COPYRIGHT 1998 Gale Group.
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