Jefferson’s vews on religion are well documented and irrefutable. As the author of the “Jefferson Bible” (or, more accurately, editor), he was not formally affiliated with any denomination and considered most of the bible, especially the writings of Paul, as nonsense. His version of the bible basically separated the words of Jesus from the rest, which, as he put it, were like picking “diamonds out of dung.” So irreligious was he that, at one time when Benjamin Franklin had just emerged from a church service and saw Jefferson walking by, asked him, “Why don’t you just admit that you’re an atheist?” Jeffeson smiled and said, “Atheists don’t win elections.” (I’m sure I’m paraphrasing.)
Note that both Jefferson AND Madison used the term. Madison wrote: “The purpose of separation of church and state is to keep forever from these shores the endless strife that has soaked the soil of Europe in blood for centuries.” Even though they were religious themselves, they were products of the Enlightenment and knew that it was possible that their beliefs were wrong and that those of others might be correct. Government serves all, and therefore should be neutral as to religion.
Regarding the Remington recall and custom rifle builders. Is a message being sent to these custom rifle builders to send the Remington 700 receiver group/trigger back to Remington for inspection. OR do they have the option to check it themselves? Will they be held responsible for selling these custom rifles that that have Remington 700 platforms?
Thank you and please get the message to these custom builders!!!
It’s a good thing they don’t have the authority to prohibit arms to any person for any reason, or that would be major bummer.
Ivory is a bad investment as many learn the bloody, awful truth…elephants are slaughtered to get it and now they could be extinct if everything possible isn’t done to stem the trade.
You’ve just set off one of my pet peeves of “mis-nomenclature”. The 300 Blackout is not a CALIBER, it is a CARTRIDGE.
a : the diameter of a bullet or other projectile
b : the diameter of a bore of a gun usually expressed in hundredths or thousandths of an inch and typically written as a decimal fraction
a : a tube (as of metal) containing a complete charge for a firearm and usually an initiating device (as a primer)