Editor's Note: Numerous instances of plagiarism have been discovered in Dan Kimber’s “Education Matters” column, which ran in the News- Press from September 2003 to September 2011. In those columns where plagiarism has been found, a For the Record specifying the details will be appended to the piece.
The founders of this great nation had the foresight to separate government and religion, reasoning that the one has no business mixing with the other.
The wisdom of that separation, despite periodic efforts to establish a state religion, has been demonstrated throughout our country's history. But there is another separation that never has existed in this country, nor likely ever will, even though it involves a force as powerful as religion and more influential in determining how we govern ourselves.