20 September 2010

"Ask your liberal friends why they're Nazis"

Glen Urquhart is the Republican Party 2010 candidate for the United States House of Representatives seat in Delaware.
“Do you know, where does this phrase ’separation of church and state’ come from?” Urquhart asked at a campaign event last April. “It was not in Jefferson’s letter to the Danbury Baptists. … The exact phrase ’separation of Church and State’ came out of Adolph Hitler’s mouth, that’s where it comes from. So the next time your liberal friends talk about the separation of Church and State ask them why they’re Nazis.
And of course the phrase "a wall of separation between Church and State" WAS in Jefferson's letter to the Baptists, which is cited in full at Below the Beltway.

Via Reddit, where the Nazi/church relations are discussed.


  1. Are we (liberals) supposed to be Nazis because it was the National Socialist Party, even though they were actually fascists? I know. I'm asking for a rational explanation of something totally irrational.

  2. It's this kind of small mindedness that makes me rage at American politics in general.

  3. Yes the Nazi party also pioneered

    Universal Health care
    Environmentalism and conservationism
    social welfare
    The metric system

    and many of the other things modern liberals lobby for.

    People often forget that it was a vastly popular political movement that had supporters all around the world pre-WWII. It just so happens that its creator was a genocidal maniac who tried to go on and conquer the world.

    1. the universal health care,was not a idea from the Nazis.. it goes back to 1860..and the name of the chancellor was Bismarck .he wants that the poor ppl, have the right to see a doctor .

    2. Um... the metric system was developed in France, based upon a system that originated in 1799. I appreciate the sentiment, but heavens, man - do your homework. You sound like a semi-educated fool.

  4. Just another way of slinging mud. A poor one, at that.

    I'm a small-L libertarian at heart, so I'm no fan of high taxes on my livelihood, nor do I enjoy seeing my taxes spent on foreign wars that really don't help my country. But the idea that name calling is a more surefire way to win an election than proposing ideas and letting the voters decide is scary.

    Why can't we elect platforms? Hide the candidate's names, just give them a series of voter-driven topics to address with their planks, and we can vote for the platform that has the most planks we agree with. I'm sure that there are flaws with that, but it has to be better than popularity contests and invoking Godwin's Law in your OWN SPEECH.

  5. Just because you saw it on the internet, doesn't make it true.

    Do a little more research...

  6. That's funny. I thought it started with a guy names Jeshua ben Joseph saying, "Render unto Cesar the things that are Cesar's and unto God the things that are God's."...or was He a Nazi too?

  7. Obviously, coming from Republicans, this is plain wrong.
    France projected (and passed) a law in 1905 (Adolf was 16 y.o.) named "separation of the churches and the state":



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