In 1962, the United States Supreme Court ruled that it is unconstitutional to pray the following prayer in our public schools:
“Almighty God, we acknowledge our dependence on Thee, and we beg Thy blessing upon us, our parents, our teachers and our Country.”
Engel v. Vitale; 370 U.S. 421, 422 (1962)
Since that time, the courts have ruled;
Bible reading has been removed – Stone v Graham, 1980
Benedictions and invocations have been removed from school activities – Graham v Central, 1985; Kay v Douglas, 1986; Jager v Douglas, 1989; Lee v Weisman, 1992
Religious speech by students in public schools is unconstitutional – Stein v Oshinsky, 1965; Collins v Chandler Unified School District, 1981
It is unconstitutional for a student to pray out loud over his/her lunch – Reed v van Hoven, 1965
It is unconstitutional for a school board to use or refer to the word “God” in any of its official writings – Ohio v Whisner, 1976
Student artwork containing religious symbols such as the cross may be treated as gang symbols, profanity and satanic signs – Bannon v School District of Palm Beach County, 2004
Public schools may REQUIRE a 3-week course on Islam that students MUST attend and in which the students MUST ‘pretend’ to offer prayers to Allah – Eklund v Byron U.S.D., 2005; New Dow v U.S. Congress, 2002
It is unconstitutional for fellow students to lay any religious articles at a memorial for a fellow student slain in a school shooting – Flemming v Jefferson County School District, 2002
It is unconstitutional for the ten commandments to even be seen on public school property because “the students may voluntarily read, meditate upon, respect and obey them.” –Stone v Graham, 1980;
These are just a few of the rulings, and only rulings that deal with the public school system. I could keep going with these, or I could fill the board with similar rulings dealing with government buildings, courts, public bussing, parking lots, work place, etc., etc. The list is virtually endless as it grows every day and ALL of the Federal case rulings are in clear violation of the plain language of the 1st Amendment:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
Furthermore, the social statistics compiled by the U.S. Bureau of Statistical Abstract show alarming increases in nearly every indicator of social and moral decay since the time of this 1962 ruling:
On July 18, 1965, this man was shot down over North Viet Nam and taken prisoner:
Upon his return to the United States, Jerry Denton wrote a book titled When Hell Was in Session. The following is an excerpt taken from that book:
“In the first weeks [home], unhappily I began to note some dark corners in America. I saw the evidence of the new permissiveness, group sex, massage parlors, X-rated movies, the drug culture, that represents to me an alien element. I also noted a mood of national political disunity which has damaged the foundations of the most powerful but compassionate nation on earth.
The seven-and-a-half years I spent as a prisoner of the North Vietnamese convinced me that America’s strength depends on the values of morality and patriotism that come from her families. When I returned from Viet Nam, I was shocked at the deterioration in our society. It quickly became obvious that the basic problem was a deterioration in our national attitude towards the family and family life. The personal values of spousehood and parenthood stand too far down the hierarchy of society’s values relating to individual responsibilities, accomplishments, and vocations.
The consequences are manifest in our inability to respond effectively to all the major challenges of our society, our economy and even our national defense.”
It is no coincidence that Denton’s words echo those of Lenin:
“Destroy the family, you destroy the country.”
America is like a healthy body and its resistance is threefold: its patriotism, its morality, and its spiritual life. If we can undermine these three areas, America will collapse from within.
These changes were intentionally engineered, and they were engineered by people within our entertainment industry, our media, our schools, our universities and even our own government. This is the work of American Progressives, socialists and communists, collectively referred to as “Liberals.” Anyone who doubts this assertions should read what Woodrow Wilson — the premier founder of the American Progressive movement — had to say about the goal of the Progressives. Start with What is Progress?, then read Leaders of Men and The Study of Administration (you might also want to read Constitutional Government Chapter III: The President of the United States).
Now, to add insult to injury, now that they can finally see the fruition of their long-awaited socialist utopia through the threshold of universal healthcare, they sincerely believe that those of us who still believe in individual rights and liberty not only owe them our most heartfelt and sincere thanks, but also an eternal debt of gratitude as well. So, please, be sure to thank the next Liberal you see: they may be the one who you will have to ask to approve your life-saving health care treatment someday in the near future. But then, IF you are over 45, and especially if you are over 65, be sure to thank the person in your mirror, for letting things get this far.
I close with a few choice words from our founders:
“The foundation of national morality must be laid in private families…. How is it possible that Children can have any just Sense of the sacred Obligations of Morality or Religion if, from their earliest Infancy, they learn their Mothers live in habitual Infidelity to their fathers, and their fathers in as constant Infidelity to their Mothers?”
–John Adams, Diary, June 2, 1778
“A general dissolution of the principles and manners will more surely overthrow the liberties of America than the whole force of the common enemy…. While the people are virtuous they cannot be subdued; but once they lose their virtue, they will be ready to surrender their liberties to the first external or internal invader…. If virtue and knowledge are diffused among the people, they will never be enslaved. This will be their great security.”
“It is the manners and spirit of a people which preserve a republic in vigor. A degeneracy in these is a canker which soon eats to the heart of its laws and constitution.”
–Thomas Jefferson, Notes on the State of Virginia Query 19, 1781
“[T]he primary objects of government are the peace, order, and prosperity of society. . . . To the promotion of these objects, particularly in a republican government, good morals are essential. Institutions for the promotion of good morals are therefore objects of legislative provision and support: and among these . . . religious institutions are eminently useful and important. . . . [T]he legislature, charged with the great interests of the community, may, and ought to countenance, aid and protect religious institutions—institutions wisely calculated to direct men to the performance of all the duties arising from their connection with each other, and to prevent or repress those evils which flow from unrestrained passion.”
–Oliver Ellsworth, Chief-Justice of the Supreme Court, (Source: Connecticut Courant, June 7, 1802, p. 3, Oliver Ellsworth, to the General Assembly of the State of Connecticut)