Seriously. There’s no other way to comprehend this decision.
Texas schoolchildren will be required to learn that the words “separation of church and state” aren’t in the Constitution and evaluate whether the United Nations undermines U.S. sovereignty under new social studies curriculum.
In final votes late Friday, conservatives on the State Board of Education strengthened requirements on teaching the Judeo-Christian influences of the nation’s Founding Fathers and required that the U.S. government be referred to as a “constitutional republic” rather than “democratic.”
I don’t have a problem if Texas students want to debate the impact of the United Nations on the United States or even discuss whether or not America is a constiutional republic or a democratic republic or an representational democratic constitutional republic.
Yes, the word “separation of Church and State” are not explicitly writtin in the Constitution or in the Bill of Rights. But I have a problem with the state making a big deal about the Constitution’s importance in this country and then blatently using semantic trickery to insinuate that the notion of a separate church and state is an evil thing. A thing that must not be spoken of. Because the implication is, of course, that the Founding Fathers of this country were proud Christians and they would never want this country to be anything other than a proud Christian nation.
Which is, of course, a bunch of horseshit.
The language contained within the Bill of Rights‘s First Amendment is such that those very people are free to practice their Christianity and go to church on Sunday and praise almighty Jesus. Now and forever. They will never have to worry about being persecuted for being Christian or worry that they will never not be allowed to practice their religion in a free and open manner.
Can we just sell Texas back to Mexico and be done with them?