They soon filed a suit in a New York State court to banned the prayer,they kept on insisting that the use of this prayer in the public schools was contrary to their own and their children's beliefs, religions, or religious practices. The separation of church and state says that government should stay out of the business of enforcing any religious activities no matter what the case is. The Board of education's prayer is quite simple and it violates the 1st Amendment and because of this should be banned
I mean, us kids get so turned on by shoulders, who knows what would happen if we all walked around with bare shoulders all day. Also, since when does a shirt cover your entire body? I have never seen a head to toe shirt, unless you include burkas and those ghost Halloween costumes made from cheap sheets. I’ve been violating the dress code for two years, wearing shirts that only cover my torso, without even knowing it. What about that rule stating no head coverings are permitted in school excluding religious reasons?
Two Jehovah's Witness school children, ages 10 and 12, Lillian and William Gobitis were suspended from school for refusing to salute the American flag in Minersville, Pennsylvania. The Gobitis children were Jehovah's Witnesses; they believed that such a gesture of respect for the flag was forbidden by their religion. Their parents claimed that the children's' due process rights had been violated by the school district, they believed their children had the right to refuse to say the Pledge. In an 8-to-1 decision, the Court upheld the mandatory flag salute The Court held that the state's interest in "national cohesion" was "inferior to none in the hierarchy of legal values" and that national unity was the idea of national security. The court found that the flag was an important symbol of national unity and that school children should respect and salute
The very first words of the Bill of Rights read: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof. Exempting religious organizations from paying taxes is a clear case of our government "respecting an establishment of religion,". My proposal requires religious organizations involved in the political arena to pay an income tax. Religions organizations HAVE evolved, yet laws have not. The actions of religious groups can now be considered a public service.
Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts by Day 7. John and Mary are having an impasse with prayer in schools. The First Amendment protects both the believers and non-believers by being neutral about belief. Children and adolescences have the right to choose to pray voluntarily. “The Supreme Court has ruled that students are allowed to organize, voluntarily, religious clubs -- which can include prayer and Bible study—at public schools, just as they might any other kind of club (Mosser, 2010, pa. 2.3)” Yes, we should keep religion and school separate, but the children has the choosing to do it voluntary.
Abolishing prayer violates freedom of speech and the right of self determination by individuals. The government has no right to prevent any individual from expressing themselves in a religious form. I believe that all religions, not only Christian should be allowed to pray to their god at school if they believe to do so. If an individual has no religious affiliation they have the right to use that time to contemplate or meditate on any subject that they chose. Religion should not be taught in school unless it is in fact a school of that sort but public schools should not teach a religion they should just recognize religious freedom and have the kids pray at a designated
Position Paper – One Way, One Truth “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, 2010). The first amendment in the Constitution is straight forward. The most important phrase of the Constitution is the first sentence, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion.” By banning prayer in public schools, the U.S. Supreme Court has totally misjudged the principle of “freedom of religion,” that was guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution. Students who attend public schools should be allowed to pray and have the Bible in school. To choose Jesus Christ or not should be a choice that the student needs to make for themselves, that is why Christianity needs to be an option.
Dear Steve Hanson: I acknowledge that you have asked the school board to permit cell phone use by students during lunch,studyhall,and before school. As a student _______, I disagree with the use of cell phones during the school day at all.I reject this proposal for many reasons.This is due to the fact of the non-beneficial use,the effect they have on social skills,and the increase in cyber bullying they could cause. Cell phones could be used during school in non - beneficial ways.For example, excessive texting during school would not benefit the students academically.Students playing games, could take their focus off of school work, and what they recently learned.Social media could be used and engage students in things happening outside of school.Texting,games,and social media do not benefit students during school. Cell phones could cause a social problem. They are anti-social electronics.Students will sit around on their phones and not cominicate with the people around them.If students are always on their phones, they would not be as good at communicating with others.Social skills are an important aspect of life.Being social at school is important for friendships and life skills in general.
This entanglement arose because the legislature ...has not, and could not; provide state aid on the basis of a mere assumption that secular teachers under religious discipline can avoid conflicts. (Cline 33) The State must be certain, given the Religion Clauses, that subsidized teachers do not inculcate religion. Because the schools concerned were religious schools, because they were under the control of the church hierarchy, and because the primary purpose of the schools was the propagation of the faith, a ...comprehensive, discriminating, and continuing state surveillance will inevitably be required to ensure that these restrictions [on religious utilization of aid] are obeyed and the First Amendment otherwise respected. (Cline 48) This sort of relationship could lead to any number of political problems in areas in which a large numbers of students attend religious schools — just the sort of situation that the First Amendment was designed to