This meme is proof that many Conservatives don’t understand the Constitution , much less know what’s actually in it. Because the phrase ‘separation of church and state’ does not appear in the first amendment , they believe that the establishment clause only means that government cannot promote a state religion , or prohibit its free exercise , and that gives them free rein to impose their religion on every aspect of American life , including public schools , and government. Like Rick Santorum , and Bryan Fisher , many of them believe it’s either a communist or a Nazi idea or invention by liberals who are , apparently , both communists and Nazis in the minds of many Conservatives.
Despite the absence of the words separation of church and state , they believe that the founding fathers were actually all Christians and that they really intended America to be a Christian nation. If that were the case , the Constitution would explicitly say so. They knew that a state sanctioned religion would become oppressive , which is why they intended America to be secular. God does not appear in the Constitution. Jesus does not appear. Christianity does not appear. Religion appears only once , in the establishment clause forbidding its establishment at state and national levels ( any religion ) , and guaranteeing it’s exercise by all ( again , any religion ) , because they understood that religion is a personal choice , as well as an individual right in a free society.
Today’s average liberal understands the concept of separation of church and state , as Thomas Jefferson wrote about in his letter to the Danbury , Connecticut Baptist Association. The only ones who seem incapable of understanding it , are Conservative Christians ( like the ones who read these types of memes and believe they speak some deep truth that liberals are incapable of understanding – which would make them stupid , not liberals ) who want to force their particular brand of religion on everyone else.