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Constitutional Amendment 2

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Monday, July 30, 2012

Beware! On the August 7th ballot will be a legislatively referred constitutional amendment which is identified officially as

Shall the Missouri Constitution to amended to ensure:

That the right of Missouri citizens to express their religious beliefs shall not be infringed;

That school children have the right to pray and acknowledge God voluntarily in schools;

That all public schools shall display the Bill of Right of the U. S. Government.

Embedded within the ballot language is a statement that "no student shall be compelled to perform or participate in academic assignments or educational presentations that violate his or her religious beliefs". This if passed will produce a nightmare for teachers and administrators. As a classroom teacher I have in the past had students tell me that doing homework was against their religion. What kind of paperwork nightmare would we be imposing on an already pressed administration to deal with inappropriate issues as well as real ones that would arise. There is no age limit indicated so this can be from elementary through college educational institutions.

It is the responsibility of the schools to educate students. The potential disruption that this could produce makes that job even more difficult. It is not the responsibility of the schools to teach for or against religious practices but to inform students and to help them understand the world that they live in. As a science teacher and a Christian I feel it is essential that students understand the world and how it works, how to think, and solve problems. They cannot do that if they do not have adequate information.

I strongly urge citizens of Missouri to read the full amendment before voting in the August 7th election. This can be found at http://www.sos.mo.gov/elections/2012ball....

Thank you for your time.

Melody F. Green

Concerned Parent/ Christian

Area 1 Director, Science Teachers of Missouri


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It is interesting to witness the blatant confessions by preachers, churches, parents, congregants and their communities admitting they are incapable to perform their own responsibilities to indoctrinate dogma upon their spawn.

The endless screaming from roof top confessions advertising their own spiritual & intellectual constipation & lack of skills as role models for their young all around the country is so shameful since the world IS watching our country advertising ignorance each day these inept parents/churches speak up on the topic.

-- Posted by Michael Augh on Wed, Aug 1, 2012, at 3:33 PM


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