- Paperback: 209 pages
- Publisher: Mott Media (1977)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0915134411
- ISBN-13: 978-0915134410
- Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.2 x 0.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,114,588 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The separation illusion: A lawyer examines the first amendment Paperback – 1977
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He examines the first amendment, and in particular the "establishment clause" and "free expression" clause, and shows in various ways how these have been perverted by the Highest Court of our land, as well as other courts since the turn of the 20th century. With vignettes from history as well as contemporary times, he examines the facts and reveals that the First Amendment to the Constitution allowed the states to build a wall of separation between them and the Federal government, and in such a way, give them the leverage to worship in any way they wanted to.
For the serious student of the Constitution, this is required reading. It's both scholarly and provocative, and it will give many hours of reflection and hopefully, action.
The Separation Illusion can be recommended only as an example of a writing style that should be avoided. The book seems to have been hurried into print by an author who had not completely digested his wide (though shallow) reading, and it is the reader who suffers indigestion. Awkward phrases and mixed metaphors abound along with odd quotations from pop stars and rock songs.
Christians certainly need a clear explication of the roots of secularism in American society. In his attempt to provide such a book, Whitehead has produced only a well-intentioned failure.
It's essentially pro-slavery antebellum and Jim Crow era delusions and apologetics with white supremacism sotto voice. The intro is by the founder of a pro-slavery and anti-democracy movement, Rousas John Rushdoony.