Study the Constitution – What a Concept…

“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.”
-First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America

Defenders of the new social studies standards just passed by the Texas State Board of Education say it will encourage students to go back to the Constitution and First Amendment to learn about religious freedom.

The new standards approved by the Board, which will be in place for the next ten years, include an amendment in the curriculum comparing and contrasting the phrase “separation of church and state” with the Founding Fathers’ intent to protect religious freedom. It would require in-depth study of founding documents. (See earlier article)

Democrats on the Board had lobbied to delay the final vote until after new members were seated in November, hoping to regain majority status on the Board and defeat implementation of the new standards. Friday’s vote was along party lines.

As to the Democrats’ criticism of the new standards, Jonathan Saenz, director of legislative affairs for Liberty Institute, remarks that “it takes a true liberal extremist to oppose students reading the Constitution.”

Original Link.
Also see “What Does the U.S. Constitution Actually Say About Religion?”.

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