I was taught as a child in literature class that you had to take into account the period in which something was written and then the writer themselves because they were a product of the prevailing culture, thoughts, and ideas of that period. The Constitution is no different as a piece of writing that reflects the men who drafted the document and all of their hopes, beliefs, prejudices, dreams, and philosophies. Let us be honest, they were religious, god fearing men raised in a time when churches and religion were more central to the lives of people.<quoted text>
Those are excellent questions. The BOE should clarify how much the facilities fees will be for the organization to pay, if they are waiving the fees for this particular org, or how much the BOE is paying the organization to come and present. On the NCCS's website, it mentioned the cost of lodging/meals to be paid by the sponsoring organization, plus mention of a possible rental car. Is the BOE paying this org for that also? Or is the political org of the Tea Party sponsoring it and covering the fees? Any way you look at it, it does not appear ethical and has the appearance of a conflict of interest concerning the BOE. Why not have it at the Warren County Fairgrounds or a community church and off of school property?
In the BOE Bylaws it states:
8800 - RELIGIOUS/PATRIOTIC CEREMONIES AND OBSERVANCES
No matter how well intended, either official or unofficial sponsorship of religiously-oriented activities by the school are offensive to some and tend to supplant activities which should be the exclusive province of individual religious groups, churches, private organizations, or the family.
This is a religious/political/revisionis t history of the founding documents developed by Cleon Skousen
Thanks for the questions!!
Who is to say whose version is correct without listening with a critical mind to the version this group presents. It is as if tolerance or diversity of opinion is a bad thing.
Only Ms Dauber seems to be only source and she will provide us all with the text she feels fits her personal agenda best. Who made her high empress of necessary Constitutional knowledge?
I failed to see this same venomous attacks when a certain youth basketball league was selling the public assets for a profit back to the taxpayers who funded the facilities in the first place. Nor do I see a mad rush to charge the Food Pantry for squating in our building at Jonathon Wright however noble this church sponsored out reach may be.
You don't want to learn anything new or bother to see what the fuss is all about, stay home and burn some books. But please do not ask the rest of us to maintain your cult of ignorance and intolerance.
If the union has a problem with the Constitution or the men who wrote the document and feels that learning more about its origin and intent, then I believe it speaks volumes about the character of the union.