Colorado Senate Candidate Ken Buck Doesn’t Agree With Concept Of Separation Of Church And State
GOP U.S. Senate candidate Ken Buck of Colorado said last year, “I strong disagree with the concept of separation of church and state.”
“It was not written into the Constitution. While we have a Constitution that is very strong in the sense that we are not gonna have a religion that’s sanctioned by the government, it doesn’t mean that we need to have a separation between government and religion. And so that, that concerns me a great deal.”
It was in Thomas Jefferson’s letter to Danbury, CT Baptists where the phrase “wall of separation between church and state” was used to explain the concept of the First Amendment.
Believing with you that religion is a matter which lies solely between Man & his God, that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship, that the legitimate powers of government reach actions only, & not opinions, I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should “make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,” thus building a wall of separation between Church & State.
This isn’t Buck’s only foray into unconstitutional territory.
At a July 12 Tea Party meeting, Buck said that “the secularism that is developing in this country is a very scary concept.”