The Foundation of this country was based on the separation of church and state and although it was not carried out perfectly it was still the guidepost for religious liberty. There are events of the past that mar the face of this country but the wording of the constitution and the bill of rights act as a barometer to tell us how we measure up. If we are out of balance we need only to read those timeless words to bring us back into a balance not only between religious influence and state but for freedom for all of humanity. That foundation is now on sinking sand. When a religious figure that represents a foreign body where church and state are one, is allowed to influence our law making arm of government, a wall is sure to crumble. There is a breach in the wall even now, the pope is speaking to a joint session of Congress on September 24th to push policy under the banner of family and environment. This policy is combined with a religious flare in his encyclical. The two should not be joined in this country. Please join in a campaign to let your senators and representatives know that you are against this kind of conduct. For more details visit the following website.