Letter: Keep religion out of government decisions

Howard Zinn must be rolling in his grave. Why don’t the talking heads in the media correct President Donald Trump? The Separation of Church and State was not initiated by the American government nor the Founders. It came from the Baptist Church that petitioned Thomas Jefferson to not let the government interfere in their religious practices as the Church of England and the Catholic Church had done in Europe.

By not allowing religion to be at the center of government decisions, the U.S. has avoided the pogroms that have infected most of the world — and grown rich.

American history is very interesting and more of the media elites should study/know it. Or as Santayana stated: “If you do not know your history; you are bound to repeat it.”

Mary Gravitt

Iowa City

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