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Rotten to the Core: Obama's War on Academic Standards (Part 1)

My3Dogs Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 4:37 PM
That was the Progressives' and ACLU's law-suit threat interpretation of the decision. The actual decision was not to proslatize when referencing the Bible and it's relationship to US history and the founding fathers. The decision in no way separated church and state. How could it? If the Constitution says "the government shall make no law....." there is no law or judicial ruling that can summarily remove faith from public places unless you agree to turn language on it's head. The only ruling available is to not prolatize - exclusin is not an option.
Earl29 Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 4:51 PM
Right, Congress could neither establish a religion nor forbid a State to establish a religion.
beowulfe Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 4:46 PM
My3Dogs: The first amendment DOESN'T say "the government shall make no law"....it says "****CONGRESS**** (meaning the US House and Senate) shall make no law".

THAT is why saying the First Amendment bans states from establishing a church, or affecting anything else with respect to religion, is COMPLETELY WRONG! The First Amendment did NOT apply to the states, but the FEDERAL CONGRESS!

America's downfall doesn't begin with the "low-information voter." It starts with the no-knowledge student.

For decades, collectivist agitators in our schools have chipped away at academic excellence in the name of fairness, diversity and social justice. "Progressive" reformers denounced Western civilization requirements, the Founding Fathers and the Great Books as racist. They attacked traditional grammar classes as irrelevant in modern life. They deemed ability grouping of students (tracking) bad for self-esteem. They replaced time-tested rote techniques and standard algorithms with fuzzy math, inventive spelling and multicultural claptrap.

Under President Obama, these top-down mal-formers -- empowered by Washington education bureaucrats and backed...