We Need Prayer in Public Schools!
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This paper argues that with school shootings on the rise and students dropping out in record numbers, we must allow prayer in public schools. The paper contends that as long as the prayers are not forced on anyone, and each student is allowed to represent his or her faith regardless of what it is, they should be allowed to pray. The paper asserts that it is what this country was built and founded on and it is within each American's constitutional right to do so.
From the Paper:"The United States came to be because of the oppressive nature in England regarding religious freedom. The Constitution of the United States mandates that we are allowed to practice our faith when and where we want to without fear of persecution. However, that same constitution asks for the separation of church and state. How do we determine what the men who signed that document meant when it came to the issue of prayer? Prayers in public school have been a hotly debated topic for many years. The American Civil Liberties Union has filed suits across the land against schools or principles that allow prayers to be said during school functions. The ACLU says it violates the constitutional church and state mandate. Those who are for prayer in public school answer back that it is the right of the students to do what they want when it comes to the expression of religious practices.
"If we peel off the top coat of their argument and peer at the underpinnings of the facts we will quickly see that even the government condones public prayer. With the school violence on the rise, drugs being out of control and our national standardized test scores sinking lower than ever allowing students to pray in school is the least of the school problems. The ability to openly practice ones faith is guaranteed by the constitution of the United States, and to refuse to allow it in school is a violation of the students' constitutional rights(Johnson, 1999)."
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We Need Prayer in Public Schools! (2003, September 25) Retrieved April 17, 2021, from https://www.academon.com/persuasive-essay/we-need-prayer-in-public-schools-34629/
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