Friday, May 16, 2014

SEPARATION OF QUARTERBACK AND RECEIVER


Let me keep this simple. In football, a quarterback is a quarterback and a receiver is a receiver. Among other players and positions, football teams have both. Though they serve different functions on the team, they work together and cooperate with one another (on a good team) to fulfill a common goal. Pretty simple stuff. I believe in separation of quarterback and receiver in that they must understand and fulfill their specific role and make their own individual contribution to the team fulfilling its goal. I do not believe in separation of quarterback and receiver in that they should have no influence on one another, no interaction with one another, no respect for one another, no recognition of the need for each other in the process of the team fulfilling its goal.

Can you imagine with me how we might effectively and legitimately apply this to the concept of separation of church and state? Pretty simple stuff. No more said on that issue.

However, many who prefer to promote a distorted, perverse version of separation of church and state, excluding religious and moral involvement, influence, interaction, respect and recognition of a need for each other in the affairs of governing a nation, under the guise of high regard for this misinterpreted doctrine, have very little problem violating separation of powers. This seems increasingly true of our current philosophy of civil government and of the present political administration. Pretty simple stuff. Enough said (for now).

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