Has America Slid Backwards? New Novels Suggesting It's So
Separation of church and state is a commonly confused concept, one that is NOT rooted in the constitution, but in the conversations of the men who discussed it. The concept was originally attributed to a conversation with Jefferson at the time the constitution was written, which is why it is commonly assumed to be a Constitutional law. However, the concept of separate church and state powers were around long before Jefferson brought it up in conversation.