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No Compromise

Uploaded by AliceMayo on Mar 19, 2005

Prayer before a game, “under God” as a part of the pledge, the Ten Commandments on school walls: are all of these really an endorsement of religion or are they merely a nation’s heritage; traditions passed down year after year?

This point could and probably will be argued forever. But there is one thing that must be settled once and for all. If rights are to be removed from moral, conservative students in the public school system, then the precedent set by the removal of these rights must extend all the way across the board, even into government offices. If any one person’s rights are to be revoked, the revocation must be consistent, from public school student, all the way up to President of the United States. When one item is declared unconstitutional by the government, and the same item in another instance is not, our government is proving its lack of true leadership, not only to Americans but also the rest of the world.

The Constitution of the United States has been compromised. It has been twisted and taken out of context many times to promote the liberal, social agenda.

The dictionary definition for the word constitution says it all: the composition or make-up of anything, as of the human body or the state; the system of fundamental laws of a nation or society (New Concise Webster’s Dictionary, 1988). The constitution of a country cannot be altered any more than that of the human body. Twisting words; pulling them out of context, is like pulling out the stomach and inserting it into the brain cavity. It doesn’t work.

When a constitution is altered, the body loses its identity. It is no longer what it was. Although on the outside it may seem to be a beautiful creation, it no longer has the strength and fortitude it had before it was cut and pieced back together.

American history is full of official references to “the value and invocation of Divine guidance in deliberations and pronouncements of [both] the Founding Fathers and contemporary leaders . . .” (Lynch v. Donnelly, 1999). American heritage and modern life alike are wrought with often times unrecognized religious symbols, sayings and celebrations.

National holidays: Easter - Christian feast commemorating the Resurrection of Jesus (The American Heritage Dictionary, 2000). ...

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Uploaded by:   AliceMayo

Date:   03/19/2005

Category:   Politics

Length:   8 pages (1,733 words)

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