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An Introduction to Bullies and the U.S. Constitution for Young People

By Ronald W. Kirk
Theology Editor, Nordskog Publishing Inc.

As a long time teacher, I know how hard it is to get peoples’ attention—young people’s attention especially. Things like America’s early history, Pilgrims, Founding Fathers and Constitutions and such may not make much sense to those who live on the Internet, IPods, video games, texting, hanging out—whatever. Do I really have to listen to another geezer talking at me?

Let’s give this a try. Have you ever had trouble getting along with other people? Have you ever had a bully pick on you? Have you ever been hurt or troubled by others for apparently no good reason? No one likes being picked on by a bully. And by the way, why are there so many of them?!

Bullies have always been one of our biggest problems. This is so because of a problem deep inside every one of us. This problem is known as sin. Sin is something powerful and selfish. It controls us from birth.

When we were babies, we cried if we didn’t get our way instantly. We cried for no reason! We always wanted something. When we grew a little older, if we had a toy and our friend had a toy, we would want both toys! We would try to take them, and we would even hurt our friend, or brother or sister, just to get our own way, to get that toy. We always wanted attention. Attention might not make us happy, but we wanted it anyway.
Some of us had wise parents. They gently corrected us, little by little. Sometimes they even punished us to help us learn a better way. Jesus gave us the better way: Love God and love your neighbor. We love by doing things for the good of the other person. It is the exact opposite of selfishness.
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Federal Judge Strikes Down National Day of Prayer

Federal judge Barbara B. Crabb in Wisconsin has ruled ruled that the National Day of Prayer is unconstitutional.

Crabb says that the 1952 and 1988 laws establishing the National Day of Prayer violate the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which says, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion.”

Abe Lincoln prays for the nation

She ruled that such an involvement in prayer must serve a significant “secular function,” whatever THAT means!

In her ruling, Crabb cites an objection to prayer by Founding Father John Jay at the Constitutional Congress in 1774, but fails to note that Jay, a future Chief Justice, later changed his mind about the propriety of prayer in government (see Jay’s proclamation on March 20, 1779 in the Continental Congress for a Day of Fasting, available on this Internet page. In fact, Jay even called the United States a “Christian nation” and was one of the signers of the 1783 Treaty of Paris declaring America’s independence, which begins with the words “In the name of the most holy and undivided Trinity”

Jay Sekulow, chief counsel of the American Center for Law and Justice, expects the Seventh Circuit to reverse Judge Crabb’s ruling, but the fact remains that this idiotic ruling by this ignorant judge shows the low level of judicial, constitutional and historical knowledge and intelligence in America’s legal system and on America’s courts.

Judge Crabb should be impeached for distorting and violating the U.S. Constitution and for spreading historical lies and distortions in her misguided, false and abhorrent ruling.

At best, she is horribly misinformed. At worst, she is a liar!

The National Day of Prayer does not promote a particular Christian sect, or a particular belief about the Bible or prayer. And, the First Amendment does not establish a separation between the Bible and the State, much less a separation between the Religion of Christian Theism or even Christian Trinitarianism and the State.

SOURCE: – WorldNetDaily, 04/15/10.