The man who uttered the WALL of SEPARATION is the author of the Declaration of Independence, the Father of religious freedom, the advocate of the Bill of Rights, the President who abolished the slave trade, and whose principles were described by Abe Lincoln as “the DEFINITIONS and AXIOMS of FREE SOCIETY”: THOMAS JEFFERSON.
Santorum deceives in his attribution, and evinces his evil in associating Jefferson’s WALL with the KKK.
"It is now no child's play to save the principles of Jefferson from total overthrow in this nation. One would state with great confidence that he could convince any sane child that the simpler propositions of Euclid are true, but nevertheless he would fail, utterly, with one who should deny the definitions and axioms. The principles of Jefferson are the definitions and axioms of free society...
All honor to Jefferson -- to the man who, in the concrete pressure of a struggle for national independence by a single people, had the coolness, forecast, and sagacity to introduce into a merely revolutionary document, an abstract truth, applicable to all men and all times, and so to embalm it there, that today, and in all coming days, it shall be a rebuke and a stumbling-block to the very harbingers of reappearing tyranny and oppression." – Abraham Lincoln
Since Santorum lies about the WALL attribution, I do not give him the benefit of the doubt on his interpretation of the Wall of Separation. To the honest, I squeeze my mind to try to explain:
1) Private individuals cannot take the law into their own hands unless in an emergency. This makes it clear that what people have delegated to the state/government is the right to use force to repel, defeat, punish, or prevent the initiation of force. Thus, George Washington described the government as FORCE.
Does a private individual have the right to impose on a rights-respecter, e.g. impose religion-based values? No. Since the people cannot delegate a right they do not possess, the state does not have this power either. The WALL separates legal force from all actions and words that do not violate the equal rights of others.
2) The stock of car–maker Ford is traded publicly, yet it is privately owned. Whereas, GM and Chrysler have been taken over by the state. They are state owned.
Tim Tebow tebows in public. Since he is not a wielder of legal coercive power, since the NFL is not a government entity, and since tebowing does not violate anyone's rights: neither the ACLU nor anyone can sue Tebow or the NFL.
The honest do not equivocate between public and government.
3) In freedom, the people are free; whereas, the government/state/force is not free. LEGAL FORCE is chained to its only proper function: secure equal inherent inalienable rights. To freedom respecters, the function of the WALL is crystal: the WALL separates legal force from rights respecters. The WALL divides the free from the chained.
Santorum and his fellow anti wall of separation, e.g. Palin and West, are DARK-AGES warriors.