Saturday, November 27, 2004

Left coast moves yet further left

Reuters reports on the most ridiculous case of political correctness I've seen yet:

A California teacher has been barred by his school from giving students documents from American history that refer to God -- including the Declaration of Independence.

"It's a fact of American history that our founders were religious men, and to hide this fact from young fifth-graders in the name of political correctness is outrageous and shameful," said Williams' attorney, Terry Thompson.

"Williams wants to teach his students the true history of our country," he said. "There is nothing in the Establishment Clause (of the U.S. Constitution) that prohibits a teacher from showing students the Declaration of Independence."

I feel sure that the principal doesn't allow the pledge of allegiance or the exchange of US currency on school grounds either.

This case officially pushes the establishment clause debate past the point of rational thought.

While secularists claim that Bush & Co. are trying to create a theocracy like Iran, I believe their efforts to expunge God from every aspect of government would leave our country like China, officially atheist.

People cannot compartmentalize their lives (by leaving their religious beliefs behind when they go to work) and maintain intellectual integrity.