Home - by BigFurHat - December 8, 2012 - 07:00 America/New_York - 24 Comments
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December 8th, 2012
Instead of removing God from the public schools, let’s remove the godless who pull this kind of crap!
If only, JM.
Separating classes (at best, home schooling) would be good enough for me but they have intentions of shutting that down too.
Can’t indoctrinate your children unless they have them in their nasty claws.
Vouchers would kill them because the conservative minded schools would trounce them in any scholastic competitions and thus draw to them the parents who really want their children to get a good education – no matter what the parents’ political affiliation may be at that time.
Home schooling is one way but schools that compete for your voucher money would be the best.
We have done home schooling for our son with autism. What is frustrating is that they continue to get the tax dollars we put into the system.
We save our children, but we need ways to starve the beast.
Once I explained the competitive aspect of vouchers bringing out the best to some of my neighbors they couldn’t disagree.
I used monopolies of whatever biz they were in compared to competition bringing down prices and raising quality to get your dollar as an example.
Why would anyone care about quality and pricing if you HAVE NO OTHER CHOICE but to buy from them?
The money I give them through my property taxes says “In God We Trust”. If they are serious about the imaginary “seperation” they would quit accepting money.
I am gonna say it again, there is no such thing as “Seperation of church and state” anywhere in the US Constitution! Anyone that says we have lost that battle or that ship has sailed can kiss my ass.
Quit leting libs make sh1t up!
You’re being so short-sighted.
I have no problem with people trying to keep God in the public square.
I have a problem with people trying to establish Christianity as the American religion.
The constitution has a problem with it as well.
Furthermore, you make this your battle, and set your precedent with Jesus as the official American mascot, and he will be replaced with Mohammad. You’re not doing a service to your grandkids by maintaining that the U.S. government should be in the business of being an amalgam of civil service and a specific religion.
Who the hell cares if the government won’t establish Christianity in the public square?
The idea here, for conservatives, is to limit the government so it has as little impact on your life as possible.
Meanwhile, I get the feeling that you want the government to be impactful enough to blanket me with the Lord 24/7, as if this is their role.
I want their role smaller than the guy who played the alternate juror in 12 Angry Men.
I really, really can do without theocracy. There is so much more time in the day to get my spirituality without worrying if I’m getting my government issued daily allotment of Jesus.
I’m trying to slay the dragon and you’re worrying whether the dragon believes in the Lord or not.
The battle is to keep GOD, the CREATOR , in government so that they don’t fall under the false assumption that they are my God. They are mortals. My rights come from someone bigger and more powerful than they.
Get too specific with who that God should be and you will lose this war.
Who is being short sighted? Or better…who is your comment directed at?
I’m with BFH on this one. This country was founded on religious freedom, not religious monopoly. Don’t focus on the small issues like this poem – it’s a symptom, not the underlying problem. The intolerance and anti-Christianity of our leftist government is the real problem.
When and where did anybody on this thread or anybody in the video mention Christ or Christianity? We have no idea what God or whose God the little girl was referencing. Are uou suggesting that the school was right to not alow the girl to read the poem because it contained a reference to a “God”? The girl could be Jewish, Hindu, Morman or one of dozens of religions. I am certainly willing to continue the debate on Christianity, but what did I, or anybody else here say, that has anything to do with the GOP using Jesus as our official mascot?
Not to split hairs, but my issue is with those who would deny us religious freedom – and right now, that’s the anti-Christian left, hence my reference to Christianity. I understand and agree with you the the God reference in the poem is not explicitly Christian. I’d like to see someone troll and expose the PC police with the same poem containing the words Allah and Egypt instead of God and Vietnam.
And I looked up that separation of church and state thing this morning – it’s total fiction. There’s a lot of strongly worded opinion out there about how the Founding Fathers wisely built it into the Constitution but the best the leftards can do is quote the First Amendment which says *nothing* about any “wall between religion and state”.
It’s complete and utter bullshit.
Xavier….sorry if you thought that comment was directed at you…It was to Big Fur Hat.
Tragic Redemption (formerly muddjuice)
The “separation of church and state” comes from a letter Thomas Jefferson wrote the the Danbury Baptists. He was assuring them that the govt in America would not become a theocracy like England. He was telling them that they were free to be Baptist without fear of the govt persecuting them.
This country was founded on Christianity. It’s intertwined in our history. You can’t escape it.
With that said, I’d just be glad if the govt just left us alone from here on out……
@Tragic Redemption (formerly muddjuice)–
“Tragic Redemption” ???
@Tragic Redemption (formerly muddjuice)
I know. My point was, the supposed separation of Church and State isn’t not a part of our Constitution or any Amendment. It doesn’t exist.
Of course Christianity is a founding principle of this country – but even more so is religious freedom and tolerance. We’ve got to stop letting the anti-Christian left run roughshod over us and the Constitution and insist Christianity be treated with as much respect as any other religion.
And the government isn’t going to leave us alone until we make them.
“isn’t not” is not not inaccurate, it’s a tpyo.
If you knew–as @Stranded does–how to use italic type in these posts, the “isn’t not” wouldn’t not appear purposeful.
I don’t want to find out how to do it, myself. If I did, my posts would appear more convoluted and pedantic than they already do. (I acknowledged that failing long ago–before your time here–so that weapon has been blunted.)
Italic type?! I can’t even get the sarc font to work.
Ah all the years I wasted at WZ.
“Sarc font”? There’s a “sarc font”? Can’t people write sarcasm well enough to be recognized without a special font?
Wait–was that sarc?
Only partially. How about splitting it 50-50?
Posting on iOTW is better than graduate level Creative Writing. More useful, too.
Just kidding, really. (but that’s a good example of how hard it is to pick up on sarc sometimes) You’ll probably see me bitch and whine about my patented sarc font not working; sometimes I don’t word things exactly right and it’s my little joke to let people know I’m just being a smart ass.
Wording things right is sometimes harder than it looks. An interesting challenge, though.
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