States is especially endowed with a constitution which is
considered not only the founding document of its government
but also the preserving strength of the longevity of the
nation. Within the providential writ of the Constitution
of the United States the structure of the government is formed of three
the executive, legislative and judicial; just briefly, these governing
bodies are further buoyed up by a system of checks and balances
to guard against any unwieldy, disproportionate assumption of
excessive power in any one of them.
provision which is found in Article VI, Section III of the
United States Constitution is as follows: " . . .
religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to
any office or public trust under the United States."
founding days of the republic, there was careful consideration
among those involved in establishing freedom; moreover, a system of
government was sought which would be responsive to the concepts of
freedom as time would progress in the longevity of the republic.
One of the leading tenets of such considerations regarded the
question of religious liberty and how the governing state
should be disposed to an individual in the sense of the
individual's religious mind and worldview formed therefrom.
This rarefied thinking led to the idea as propounded and
discussed by the framers of the Constitution that church
and state must remain functionally individuated from one
another as discrete entities in order to secure the
freedom of the citizens. Such insight into how to
establish and assure freedom in our nation is furthermore
typical of the transcendent view of the framers of the
Constitution. Even though the colonists had weathered
remarkable religious persecution under the tether of the crown
of England, those who worked to free everyone at the time from
such persecutory ideas as relates to religion did not wallow
in a mind reactive to the unkindnesses of the crown.
Rather, the framers worked to find a more universal level of
truth in which answers to the questions of freedom would be
found, and so did they also draw from lessons of wider history
and from philosophical surmise.
difficult to apply the language of the Constitution and to
assert its spirit of freedom as against the power of a church
or a religion which can assert its grip against the civil
liberties of an individual through a social contract of
organized crime. Through the corrupt use of an organized
crime contract against the free destiny of an individual, a
given church can exert leadership which is backed by monies to
level the rights and freedom of an individual or individuals
simply by forming a mob contract accordingly. Since this
organized crime arises from religious organization, it may
even be likely to bear a sanction from sectors of
society and some agencies of government. It is most
probable that if the United States were to decay and fall such a course would be determined by the power of
religious zeal in the people whose greed for organized crime
contractual money would find its justification in the guise of
a religious source of the money; in fact, their exercise
in the socio-political forum of despotic acts against freedom
in the most rarefied sense would be one bought from them.
organized crime revels in the drug trade monies and directs a
powerful component of political sentiment accordingly and then
turns around and claims a religious affiliation as license for
this subversive activity, then the higher principles of
government as to its structure and place have been subverted
seriously. This is what is meant by the insubstantial
nature of money which lives in the drug regime -- money which is
outsourced to legality -- since it is illegal money despite
its political moorings. To
justify politics to God is one matter. To use the offices and
power of the governing bodies to therein test
religion would be an elaboration of such a difficult, diffuse
justification. To then again justify crime to God and thus
efface the democratic principles underlying the political
forum which should rightfully adhere to the governing of our nation is yet more
greatest redemption towards the preservation of our democracy
would lie in the ability of the citizens to transcend their
greed and apply the moral principles which are sovereign only
through their own sufferance, their own ability to
discriminate and remain immune to or achieve immunity from
the clutches of unfair, organized crime social contract.
Let us be
mindful of the wisdom which motivated James Madison as he
theorized regarding the separation of church and state when
the republic was in its formational stage. Madison said:
experience witnesseth that ecclesiastical establishments,
instead of maintaining the purity and efficacy of Religion,
have had a contrary operation. During almost fifteen centuries
has the legal establishment of Christianity been on trial.
What have been its fruits? More or less in all places, pride
and indolence in the Clergy, ignorance and servility in the
laity, in both, superstition, bigotry and persecution. Enquire
of the Teachers of Christianity for the ages in which it
appeared in its greatest luster; those of every sect, point to
the ages prior to its incorporation with Civil policy.
from James Madison's Memorial and Remonstrance, June 1785
information on the separation of church and state is found at
the link below.