posted by Lenanne .
What phase in the Declaration of Independence might be considered by some to violate the implied constitutional principle of the separation of church and state
What phase?? Or do you mean what phrase?
Since the Constitution was nowhere near written when the Declaration was written, signed, and published, I'm not sure how you could answer such a question.
And, finally, you need to keep in mind that the phrase "separation of church and state" is not literally in the Constitution. That phrase came from another source:
Let us know what you come up with to answer your question, and someone here will be happy to comment on your thinking.
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3. (Wikipedia): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Separation_of_church_and_state_in_the_United_States