Persuasive Essay: Religion In The United States

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McKayla Daniel Mrs. Kappa English IV CP 10 October 2012 Persuasive Essay In the United States of America, there are several different types of perspectives of how the role of religion should be conveyed. The law indicates that there are no boundaries against any type of exercises of religion, of freedom of speech, and “to petition the government for a redress of grievances” (U.S. Constitution. Amend. I). Protestants were concerned whether one's faith or beliefs may influence his or hers decisions in a high authoritative position such as the President of the United States. In 1960, John F. Kennedy believed religion and America was a separate social unit. In 2011, Rick Santorum's thoughts on Kennedy's speech was a radical misunderstanding of what Kennedy was trying to convey in that speech. Religion should not dictate the state nor should the state dictate any form of religion. John F. Kennedy believed “in an America where the separation of church and state is absolute” (Kennedy, John F.); in other words, church does not influence the actions of the states or…show more content…
John F. Kennedy spoken how the church and the state should be a detach matter; whereas, Rick Santorum would incorporate his beliefs within a assessment of a situation that may or may not have an effect nationally. Without the separation of the church from the state, the United States would not have the atmosphere of absolute religious liberty. Works Cited Sonmez, Felicia. "Santorum Says He ‘almost Threw Up’ after Reading JFK Speech on Separation of Church and State." Washington Post. The Washington Post, 26 Feb. 2012. Web. 8 Oct. 2012. . "Transcript: JFK's Speech on His Religion." NPR, 5 Dec. 2007. Web. 8 Oct. 2012. . "U.S. Constitution - Amendment 1." The U.S. Constitution Online. N.p., n.d. Web. 8 Oct. 2012. . ----------------------- Daniel

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