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In 1981 Senator Barry Goldwater declared that such moral issues as abortion pornography and school prayer ought not to be the concern of American government He based this claim on a premise conceived and held dear by the framers of the Constitution He rooted his assumption in a policy that has prevented turmoil in this nation since the founding as other nations have toppled for lack of adherence Senator Goldwaters words echoed the very essence of a theory known simply as the separation of church and stateOur nation relies on its government to be devoid of influence from any single religion Just as we would not alienate all of the other races in the country by claiming one superior so must we not deem one religion correct This detached style prevents unwarranted and non-productive conflictFurthermore it is not the duty of the already inundated American governmental system to dictate morality nor is it that of the Moral Majority This responsibility lies only with the family It is the obligation of family to instill upon its youth a fundamental sense of right and wrongMore often than not a child is taught to comply to some set of moral guidelines No amount of legislation can be effective if one is not taught to respect its authority Why teach that child to conform to standards set by government thereby burdening said government with the task of raising its nations young when that child through proper education can be entrusted to choose for himself the proper alternativeIt is the failure of the modern familial institution to provide this vital education to our nations youth that leads to the mounting popularity of organizations like the Moral Majority and Conservative Coalition It would appear that these same failed American families have opted to defer the rearing of their children to the Moral Majority It is from this roundabout support that the Majority derives power and influenceThe United States prides itself on
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