06 November 2014

The family cat was lynched: THE BASIS for ALL separation of state from church in the USA

This birthday commemoration, that for Ms Vashti Cromwell McCollum who had she lived, would be 102 years old this date of 06 November 2014, is the type of commentary re a remembered birthday which all – the – time – only – happy – talk Morning Edition should have featured this morning --- in addition to or instead of the one which it did.  ( And, because of its crud, … … THE reason since Bob Edwards’ summary dismissal from its program leadership some time back … … that I refuse to donate $ to NPR anymore. )

The saga of Midwesterner Ms Vashti Cromwell McCollum and her three sons, one now himself long an attorney, of simple Champaign, Illinois, is both history – making and precedent – setting.  

The y1945trial and its outcome of Ms Vashti Cromwell McCollum IS:  THE basis for separation of state from church --- inside the United States of America.  That is just a year and a half 'fore my own birth.

Yet, in your, my, in any history textbooks of high school today? 

Does anyone even know of her?  Do we know of her and her Boys’ and spouse’s courage?  She and her kiddos were soooo, so horribly treated; her spouse from his state – supported university professorship was threatened with firing.

The Cromwell McCollum Family kitty cat was lynched.  The townspeople killed the atheist family's kitty.
  1. Martin, Douglas (26 Aug 2006). "Vashti McCollum, 93, Plaintiff In a Landmark Religion Suit". The New York Times. p. A13.
Why is our history so … … doggedly, persistently --- so purposefully … … hidden?

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