We need God back in the schools. It is of no use to educate our children, creating active, imaginative, smart minds, if we send them out into the world with no coping skills and no moral compass. We are spitting kids out of America’s school system like new cars from an assembly line — robotic, scientific empty vessels.
We are creating socially challenged generations who are discovering it is hard to cope in the cold, cruel world, not to mention during their challenging school years. Why? They need the foundation of faith – a faith of their choice — during their formative years. They deserve the freedom to discuss God at school, especially since many do not get this opportunity at home.
We are doing a great disservice to our nation’s children, and our nation in general, if we do not give our children a designated time during every school day to reflect, reason, and hear basic tenets from religions of their choice. It is through these tenets that children learn how to treat others, even those with whom they disagree, with dignity and respect, not to mention how to navigate life’s trials and tribulations.
It’s time for those of us who believe in freedom of religious discussion in schools to stand tall and take action. We are letting the social left dictate whether a few moments of soul searching — from any faith or no faith — can take place during school. For those who believe in the First Amendment – “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof” — it’s important to understand that our children have this right, deserve this right, and are inherently born with this right. We can reclaim this right for them.
Contrary to popular belief, the Supreme Court is not the final say on matters in our country. Just because the Supreme Court keeps making erroneous decisions about separation of church and state, such as Reynolds v United States (1879) or Everson v Board of Education (1947), based not on the Constitution but on a wildly misinterpreted letter of Thomas Jefferson to the Danbury Baptists, it doesn’t mean it cannot be addressed again through the legislative branch.
Let’s break that down for a moment. We should not make judicial decisions in our country based on random letters of founding fathers or founding presidents or any president. That was never our founders’ intent, nor should it be ours. Our founding fathers did not want one man’s opinion dictating the rights of Americans. They considered this to be tyranny. That’s why our founders wrote a specific, enumerated Constitution — the first of its kind. They wanted specificity. Our judges are sworn to make judicial decisions based on our United States Constitution, not on handwritten personal letters or social trends (even Thomas Jefferson wouldn’t have wanted this).