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    A Call for Separation of School and State
    By Jeff Jacoby, Boston Globe |
    March 4, 2007

    Whatever else might be said about it, US District Judge Mark Wolf's decision in Parker v. Hurley is a model of clear English prose.

    "The constitutional right of parents to raise their children does not include the right to restrict what a public school may teach their children," Wolf unambiguously wrote in dismissing a suit by two Lexington couples who objected to lessons the local elementary school was teaching their children. "Under the Constitution public schools are entitled to teach anything that is reasonably related to the goals of preparing students to become engaged and productive citizens in our democracy."

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    The conservative media strikes again.
    Teachers are true American heroes. We should allow them to teach what is approved by the school systems, not what meddling judiciaries think.
     
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    On that we can agree!

    If a local school system approves the teaching of Creation in its system the dang judiciary should stay the heck out of it! Same goes for white supremacey or even Satanism and cannabilism!
     
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    Creationism is not science. It is a religious belief. There is a separation of church and state.
    Cannibalism is a part of world culture. White supremacy is part of American history, as well as current American affairs.
     
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    Maybe I'm missing something here, are you saying the Boston Globe is conservative?
     
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    Most American major dailies are conservative. You just have a different interpretation of the word.
    To me, conservative is espousing a traditional viewpoint. Republican define conservative as kowtowing to every viewpoint expressed by the Bush administration. Anyone who dares to question the Bushies is immediately classified as liberal.
     

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