On June 1, 2011 District Judge Fred Biery said that a San Antonio school could not have or say a prayer in their June 4 school graduation ceremony. The Judge stated that “These students, and all other persons scheduled to speak during the graduation ceremony, shall be instructed not to present a prayer, to wit, they shall be instructed that they may not ask audience members to “stand,” “join in prayer,” or “bow their heads,” they may not end their remarks with “amen” or “in [a deity’s name] we pray,” and they shall not otherwise deliver a message that would commonly be understood to be a prayer, nor use the word “prayer” unless it is used in the student’s expression of the student’s personal belief, as opposed to encouraging others who may not believe in the concept of prayer to join in and believe the same concept.”
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Jefferson once showed his deep satisfaction in the way churches were using the local courthouse near Jefferson’s home…….
In Charlottesville, there is a good degree of religion, with a small spice only of fanaticism. We have four sects, but without either church or meeting house. The courthouse is the common temple, One Sunday in the month to each. Here Episcopalian and Presbyterian, Methodist and Baptist, meet together, join in hymning their Maker, listen with attention and devotion to each others’ preachers, and all mix in society with perfect harmony.
So you see, there is a wall of separation of church and state. That separation is there to keep the filthy ignorant federal courts and congress out of the religious practices of the people. We must return to the constitution and its rules to get the government back under the peoples control. This is not a nation of rulers law. It is a nation of peoples law. As long as the government run indoctrination centers (high schools) continue to rob our nation of its heritage, history and our founding fathers ideas of liberty. We as a nation shall surely lose that liberty. We must educate ourselves and our children if we are to remain a free nation ruled by law, not by men. The constitution was written to keep the government under control, not the people. It will only work if we keep the people educated in the constitution. Our founders said that one of the most fundamental principles of good government is… A constitution should be structured to permanently protect the people from the human frailties of their rulers.