Rebellion: Heroic valedictorian stands up to school regime

RebellionJune 6, 2013

By John Seiler

I love it! Americans finally are standing up to the tyrannical governments that rule, and ruin, our lives. The latest:

“A South Carolina valedictorian garnered wild applause after he ripped up his pre-approved speech and delivered the Lord’s prayer at his high school graduatino on Saturday.

“The act was apparently in protest of the Pickens County School District’s decision to no longer include prayer at graduation ceremonies, Christian News reported. Officials said the decision was made after the district was barraged with complaints by atheist groups.

“But that didn’t stop Roy Costner IV of Liberty High School. He ripped up his graduation speech for all to see, before he started talking about his Christian upbringing, Christian News reported.

“’Those that we look up to, they have helped carve and mold us into the young adults that we are today,’ he said. ‘I’m so glad that both of my parents led me to the Lord at a young age.’

“’And I think most of you will understand when I say…’ he paused. ‘Our Father, who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy name…’

“The auditorium began to erupt with applause and cheers.”

So, civil libertarians, does the First Amendment ban religion in public schools, or protect free speech in pubic schools?

Actually, we should be thinking about it differently. School prayer was common in public schools until the early 1960s, when the U.S. Supreme Court banned it, and any other religious expressions, based on the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment. The court insisted on “separation of church and state.”

The point almost nobody makes, though, is that the Supreme Court actually did the opposite of what was advertised. It turned America’s formerly local public schools into national schools that inculcate a national religion based on anti-religion. If the Court had been serious about “separation of church and state,” it simply would have abolished public schools, making them all private, with no public funding and the poor taken care of with scholarships.  That way, parents would decide everything.

But the last thing the Court wanted was for parents to have a say in their kids’ educations. The Court wanted the schools to produce docile people who would do what they were told by the Court and the rest of the regime.

It’s pointless to argue about school prayer. Some conservatives still try to get prayer back in schools through a constitutional amendment. They’re wasting their time and money.

The best thing to do now is to get your kids out of the government schools and into private, parochial or home schools. If you have the money or the organizing talent, set up your own private or parochial school.

And encourage kids to rebel, like Roy Costner IV did, against the anti-religion religion that is pushed on them in these government schools.


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