Saturday, March 12, 2005

Separation of church and school

The ACLU is always on the lookout for violations in our schools. The Boy Scouts this week pulled the charter from thousands of schools to avoid costly litigation.
In a letter sent to the BSA last month, the ACLU vowed to take legal action against public schools and other taxpayer-funded governmental agencies that charter Scout groups, claiming their sponsorship amounts to religious discrimination and violates the separation of church and state.
This is unfortunate but predicatable. The Boy Scouts are no match for the deep pockets of the ACLU. The myth of the separation of school and state is unfortunately the by product of a nation that does not know its history. Consider what Fischer Aimes said in Paladium Magazine in 1801
,"We have trouble in the classrooms, we are putting in new text books. Nothing wrong with new books but we are spending more time on them than the Bible; it is drifting to the back of the classroom. We cannot tolerate this in American education. The Bible's morals are pure, its examples are captivating and noble."
Great quote but who was Fischer Aimes?

None other that the author of the First Ammendment.


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