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Thanksgiving should be a tricky holiday in the land where church and state are rightly subject to a degree of separation. The First Amendment of course says Congress shall pass no law “respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” That was first on the list for the Founders, who knew their new nation had its origins in their ancestors’ escape from the interminable religious wars of Europe and the bloody struggle over state-sanctioned religion.

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