Re: If no seperation of church & state....
IMHO, it is a language thing.
It is clear to all of us that the second amendment gave ALL the right to bear arms, but those opposed hang on to the word 'milita' to infringe on that right.
The prohibition against establishing a 'religion' was merely to assure that the state would not declare Baptists or Catholics or some other denomination to be THE church of the US. I do not believe they had any conception that this amendment would one day be used to protect groups outside of the original judao-Christian beliefs of the founders, nor to remove all Judao-Christian references from everything public.
I surely do wish they would have used more explicit language in BOTH the First and Second amendments to preclude all the twisting that has been done to both over the years - -
I for one would be overjoyed for the Fed to declare the USA was Judao-Christian or Abrahamic. It sure would solve a lot of the problems we face with this multi-cultural garbage we are embroiled in now -
Christ told me to arm myself. If you want me disarmed - - Molon Labe.