First Amendment Question

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    That said, America is the only nation in the history of the world to base its philosophy of governance on creation.

    All men are created...endowed by their creator - Declaration of Independence.

    Our system of governance is religious in nature.

    Of course, America is a haven for all religions. But that requires expansion on the topic. Which I, for one, don't feel like doing.
     
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    It's the Golden rule. He who has the gold makes the rules. In this case, government is funding education, so it's going to control it.
     
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    No specific case. I was thinking about the logic behind keeping government out of religion. The reasons for preventing government from controlling religion apply equally well to education.
     
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    I would have no problem with state sponsored education, if it were restricted to reading, writing, mathematics, science, U.S. and world history, U.S. Constitution/Amendments/Federalist papers, business economics, English/grammar/spelling, Physical education, literature, basic sex education and work shops (electrical, wood, et cetera). However, schools have now gone too far in that they incorporate religion into their curriculum, especially, the "Islamic culture." Religion must stay in the homes and among their own religious institutes.
     
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    Because contrary to conservative belief reading, math, history, and even science are not religions.
     
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    That's the problem though. We all have a different idea about what children "ought" to learn. It's become another wedge for the 'culture wars'. If we stopped using government to force culture change on society, there would be no war.
     
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    Because the thread premise fails as a false comparison fallacy.
     
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    The Framers never imagined the ridiculous occurrence of public education being politicized and vilified.
     
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    Nor is it prohibited by the Constitution from doing so.
     
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    Does your version of the Constitution have white-out over the Tenth Amendment?
     

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