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Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof or abridging the freedom of speech or of the press or the right of the people peaceably to assemble and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances United States Constitution 1st Amendment The 1st Amendment in the constitution of the United States addresses that there is freedom of religion and that there shall be no laws established to prohibit the exercise of religion This does not however clearly state exactly where people may exercise that freedom be it in schools or any where else in society The posting of the Ten Commandments in our schools is not unconstitutional for it is The basis of our civilization Forbes A22 The theories of Evolution and Greek mythology are taught in our public schools so whose to say that the Ten commandments cant be posted for our kids to learn from Moral teaching and moral influence have been sucked out of our system in this country and the kids of America have been affected by this Does the Government have the right to use its resources to push its religious views on other free citizens of this land And does the posting of the Ten Commandments force the views of religion on our children Both sides of this debate endorse strong arguments In the past America had one room school houses where moral teaching and strong discipline were a part of each days lesson At the same time we had very few gun control laws on the books In those days violence in schools was largely limited to playground scuffles Barr 3 Some believe that by teaching our kids in school the basic fundamentals of discipline such as the Ten Commandments we might have less violence in our schools Today we have schools where students are forbidden to pray in class or refer to the Lord where bible
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