ACLU Support the 1st Amendment?
According to the 1st Amendment to the Constitution of the United States: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof...” This amendment clearly meant something entirely different to both Thomas Jefferson and James Madison than the modern ACLU pretends it means.
Jefferson edited the New Testament while a sitting president and, attempted to have his version become the recognized U.S. version, thus ensuring that it would be read in every
public schoolhouse of his time. Madison stated he believed the 1st Amendment would aid the spreading of Christianity.
Many so-called “experts” interpret “religion” to mean belief in God, while it is far more likely it meant institutional religion to the framers. Regardless, protection of free expression has nothing to do with what is actually true about God, science or anything else. Whether modern evolutionary theory is entirely true or just a poorly constructed fairytale, is not relevant to 1st Amendment protections.
According to various polls, over 85% of adults and over 50% of American educators believe in a Designer. Nevertheless, the ACLU and so-called “progressives” maintain that instructors in public so-called “science” classrooms, should not be allowed to discuss any viewpoint that includes a Designer in the equation. In other words, they demand that over half of all American educators deliberately lie to our children, pretending they don't believe what in fact, they actually do believe.
Some claim that “God is not a question for science”, as if the Creator, true science and the truth are not one and the same. To teach children only one viewpoint is to teach children questioning what is true is not relevant to education. These are the same “progressives” who are angry over the one-sidedness of talk radio.
Modern evolutionary theory does in fact, address the “God question”. Any theory assuming that the everything in the universe is a result of natural “unguided processes” is stating there is no God, not to mention, scientifically, completely wacko. Nobody from our prospective could possibly know the overall process is unguided. Atheism has no more protection under the 1st Amendment than Catholicism. Is freedom of speech or science really being served when only one unscientific superstitious assumption is allowed?
According to biographer Walter Isaacson, Albert Einstein said: "I have a deep feeling of faith, a deep religiosity that comes from my appreciation of the way the Lord made the universe." Thomas Jefferson said people are "endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights”. Among the millions of public teachers who represent belief in a Designer are names such as Isaiah, Jesus, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, DaVinci, Newton and Francis Collins.
Should we allow Isaiah, Jesus, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, DaVinci, Newton, Einstein, Jefferson and Collins to teach in our public classrooms? Should we petition our Creator to toss the ACLU into a bottomless black hole and throw away the key, allowing our children a proper education without any further undue hindrance from the narrow-minded? You decide.
Richard Aberdeen 615-889-1669
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