A Political Essay by Jeffrey E. Poehlmann
Originally published by 3rdparty.org on February 25, 2001
[Note: the President referred to in this essay is G. W. Bush, whose administration had been actively working to direct funds to religiously affiliated organizations and away from secular organizations that had been providing similar services.]
- "Religion and government will both exist in greater purity, the less they are mixed together." -- JAMES MADISON
God has never been elected to serve in Washington, but some feel He should be there anyway. By affixing his signature to an executive order to create the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, President G.W. Bush has offered his opening statement on the debate.