Despite Synagogues and Churches being great places of influence, where likeminded people should rally around political candidates who reflect their values, the Internal Revenue Service prohibits 501(c)(3) non-profits from participating in political campaigns. The “separation of church and state” further states that congress (the state) cannot drafts laws to favor religion (church), or prohibit the free exercise thereof, but does this mean your Rabbi or Pastor is unable to run for local, state, or federal office? In The Church and The Community, Page 1, we learn that President Ronald Regan affirmed separation of church and state but reminded everyone that America is a Judeo-Christian nation, under God. President Reagan also spoke against prayer being taken out of school. Your Rabbi or Pastor, representatives of faith or “the church”, can run for office, and praise God, hundreds are doing so!