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Steve Scalise gets Jefferson wrong, but that's nothing compared to everything else he's wrong on

Steve Scalise gets Jefferson wrong, but that's nothing compared to everything else he's wrong on

Politics
All right, fine, so House Whip Steve Scalise plopped himself down at the National Prayer Breakfast and said a thing, and what do we even do with this: “This was a nation founded with a deep belief in God. Our founding fathers talked about it when they were preparing to draft the Constitution. In fact, Thomas Jefferson – who was the author of the Constitution – if you go to the Jefferson Memorial right now, go read this inscription from Thomas Jefferson: ‘God who gave us life gave us liberty. Can the liberties of a nation be secure when we have removed a conviction that these liberties are the gift of God?’ “You can’t separate church from state …. People would say, you know, when you’re voting on issues, how do you separate your faith from the way you vote? Faith is part of who you are.”