Tuli Can't Stop Talking

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Saturday, October 08, 2005

Molly on Miers!

Molly Ivins, our favorite Texan, quotes an 1803 statement attributed to James Madison: "The purpose of separation of church and state is to keep forever from these shores the ceaseless strife that has soaked the soil of Europe with blood for centuries."

Yep, just about says it all doesn’t it.

Our favorite Texan pretty much lays out the skinny on Miers and the whole “trust me she is an evangelical” argument. The “trust me she is an evangelical argument” is, I believe, focused on convincing the “base,” which is not William Kristol, George Will or Charles Krauthammer, that she is really just one of them.

But, it seems that the base and the “intellectual elites”, read Kristol, Will and Krauthammer, et al, really do want the strife that has soaked the soil with blood right here, and right now, on our soil.

Will they get it?

Democracy, indeed our constitutional system, waits in the wings.


Blogger Steve said...

Does Molly document that quote attributed to Madison? Would you like some other Madison quotes- documented and in context in the primary source text? You'll have a hard time backing up 'separation of church and state' from the Founders. Emotion and fantastic charges are your best bet.

3:39 PM  
Blogger Tuli said...

I don't assume anything, but she could have gotten it from google, though there is not any date attribution. Here is the site: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/j/jamesmadis138276.html

3:47 PM  
Blogger Steve said...


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