Prayer In Public Schools Essay

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One nation under God Indivisible, with liberty and justice for all is this truly one of the models for our nation, if public prayer is guaranteed by our constitution to all citizen everywhere in every please then why is it that in most cases we cannot do so.? One of the most controversial issues in the United States today is the issue of whether or not prayer should be allowed in public schools. It is believed, by many that allowing educations and religion to coincide is going against the first amendment. As crazy as it seems you ask yourself, but I have freedom! We have freedom, but this word can be utilized in positive as well as negative way. In 1962, the supreme court banned prayer from public schools. I believe a prayer is meant to have…show more content…
The first amendment plainly states that the U.S government cannot make religious laws, and that it cannot prevent any citizen from worshipping in a choose manner. The following year Abington School District v. Schempp, the court decided against bible readings in public schools, less than 20 years later in (Stone v. Graham) the supreme court ban the ten commandments in public schools say the following “ If the posted copies of the Ten Commandments are to have any effect at all, it will be to induce the schoolchildren to read, meditate upon, perhaps to venerate and obey, the Commandments. This is not a permissible state objective." -- (Stone v. Graham)…show more content…
Americans must understand what the first amendment does. The amendment does not draw a line between prayer and government; it actually encourages religion. One example of government encouraging religion is on money “ In God We Trust”, Florida Senator MArco Rubio’s speech at the Republican National Convention where he stated, “Our national motto is “ In God We Trust,” reminding us that faith in our creator is the most important american value of all. We were told that america is a christian nation and the national motto proves
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