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10/16 Letter to the Editor: There's no place in Virginia for someone who believes Ralph S. Northam's vision

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To the Editor:

Separation of Church & State is the nonsense the liberal Progressives would insist you think is the meaning of the First Amendment. I find it ironic their actions actually violate the first amendment. They do this by establishing a national religion called Atheism - by "prohibiting the free exercise thereof" of something like a prayer.

The removal of any reference to religion in schools and governments buildings is where Political Correctness has led us. Even A "Moment of Silence" anywhere violates the "Separation of Church and State" mandate. Add the "Hate Crime" laws and is "Freedom of Speech" far behind?

Amendment I: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances."

The same Democratic Party that voted at the 2012 Democratic Convention to remove reference to God from the party platform decided to put it back only because it might cost them votes. If you listened to the voice vote at the time – it would be hard to believe the delegates at the convention wanted to put the reference back.

The Republican candidate for Lt. Governor, E. W. Jackson, the founder of Exodus Faith Ministries, a nondenominational Christian church in Chesapeake, has been mocked for a statement about praying for a resolution to the shutdown in Washington. His opponent Ralph S. Northam in both debates said there was no place in Virginia for someone who believes what E.W. Jackson believes.

This is just another bullet fired at religion by the Democratic Party. We have seen the results of the "War on Religion" in all areas of life. The rise of the liberal progressives agenda has resulted in a moral decline reflected by the number of unmarried single mothers and a high crime rate in cities like Chicago and Los Angeles among others. I maintain there is no place in Virginia for someone in political office who believes the Ralph S. Northam's vision of Virginia and the USA.

Sincerely,

Paul Jamerson

King William