The Supreme Court Decision last Thursday sent a jolt through liberal and civil rights constituencies that shows how corrupted they have become. The Court ruled that decisions regarding the makeup of a schools student body can not be determined by race. What a shock? I thought that was decided with the Civil rights legislation of the 1960’s. Over and done with…right? Let’s move on. Nope! Liberals like Hilary Clinton, Ted Kennedy and Jesse Jackson want to rely on reverse discrimination to make these kinds of decisions, but George W Bush’s Supreme Court said no and I couldn’t be happier. Now if we can just get the court to begin correcting the mistakes that have been made since the 1950’s on matters related to "freedom of religion" we’ll really be doing something.
Most people that have paid attention to this travesty realize that the only part of the constitution that deals with religion is the “establishment clause of the First amendment” which states:
“Congress shall make no law establishing religion, or to prevent the free exercise thereof, or to infringe the rights of conscience”
When I read this phrase in my simple way of interpreting the English language, it says I can pray, read my bible, and discuss my religious beliefs any where and anytime I want and their is not a single thing the government can do to stop me. And it doesn't matter if I'm teaching in a public school or as an elected official I'm ordering the installation of a nativity scene in front of a public building at 'Christmas, or if I'm leading the audience in prayer at a High School Graduation Ceremony.
If you don't like what I'm doing you can elect a new mayor or superintendant who is more representative of the views of the entire community. For example I would expect the wishes of a community regarding religious practices in schools to be much different in a Jewish neighborhood in Brooklyn than a Muslim neighborhood in Michigan, or an Irish Catholic neighborhood in South Boston. Thus I would expect to hear different prayers and see different religious symbols in their communities because they are protected by the U.S. Constitution and the government is forbidden to interfere with the religious practices of its citizens.
Unfortunately, the ACLU has used this clause in the most illogical way possible and has influenced agenda driven and apparently "aetheist" judges to remove all vestiges of religion and the name of God from public life. They’re presently working on taking “God” out of the Pledge of Allegiance, “In God we trust” off our currency, and religious paintings off the walls of courthouses.
The person who first suggested the wording of the First Amendment was a man named Fisher Ames (1758-1808), who was a Congressman from
Massachusetts in the First Session of the Congress of the when the Bill of Rights was formulated and one of the signers of the Constitution. United States
Since the amendment that Fisher Ames wrote was used by the Supreme Court in the 1950’s to end school prayer, I thought you might like to read a passage he wrote concerning his beliefs on education:
Should not the Bible regain the place it once held as a schoolbook? Its morals are pure, its examples are captivating and noble…The reverence for the sacred book that is thus early impressed lasts long; and probably, if not impressed in infancy, never takes firm hold of the mind…In no Book is there so good English, so pure and so elegant, and by teaching all the same they will speak alike, and the Bible will justly remain the standard of language as well as faith.
On September 20, 1789, in an article published in Palladium magazine, Fisher Ames stated:
We have a dangerous trend beginning to take place in our education. We’re starting to put more textbooks into our schools…We’ve become accustomed of late of putting little books into the hands of children containing fables and moral lessons…We are spending less time in the classroom on the Bible, which should be the principle text in our schools…The Bible states these great moral lessons better than any other manmade book (
’s God and Country, William J Federer) America
Isn’t it obvious that the man who actually wrote the establishment clause had a much different interpretation of it than the ACLU and their friends in the Courts have had down throught the years. How much effort would it take to find out what he really meant. Obviously they don’t care because it doesn’t fit their template anymore. Obviously Fisher Ames intended the amendment to be a protection for the people against an overly-intrusive government that tries to control or eliminate their common religious practices and traditions and was not even remotely intended to be a protection for the government from the religious practices of the people that live in the communities the government interacts with.Happy Fourth of July everyone and while you're enjoying your family gatherings and fireworks etc, take a minute to think about Fisher Ames, one of the forgotten founding fathers, and all those who signed the same U.S. Constitution so that we could experience the great freedoms and liberties we now enjoy, or at least they intended for us to enjoy.