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  •  Separation of church and state is non-negotiable. (2+ / 0-)
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    jamess, side pocket

    Anyone who doesn't believe in it strongly is not fit for public office in the United States. Such a view can only come from willful blindness to history as well as current problems around the world. It's delusional to believe that the problems with theocracy would magically disappear if only the "right" religion were the basis for it, which is what these people believe. Delusional people like Ryan are dangerous threats to our liberty when elected to high public office.

    Another point: if you don't believe in separation of church and state, as a candidate for public office, then any doctrines held by your religion are fair game for attacks on you. After all, if you're the one claiming that the way you will govern is rooted in your faith, then it's relevant for people to look at what your faith says and debate its merits in the open. Don't like that? Then support separation of church and state. Unless a candidate does support the wall of separation, I'm going to attack them on their religion.

    Separation of church and state is a two-way street: it's meant to protect religion from politics as well as politics from religion. If someone deliberately mixes the two together, then their religion becomes part of politics and therefore fair game for attacks and criticism.

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