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Fri., 11:09am: School district won’t host controversial Constitution course

July 12, 2013

SPRINGBORO -- A southwest Ohio school district has abandoned its plans to host courses for staff and parents on the U.S. Constitution that critics complained are religiously oriented....

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DefeatSBB5

Jul-13-13 12:45 PM

"heaven forbid a school district offer a class on the constitution or a class on creationism as opposed to evolution to open peoples minds to a series of possibilities."

A series of possibilities?

So if I could make the case that this planet was seeded by Transformers from the planet MooGooGuyPan, that should, of course, be included in this "balanced" curriculum with its range of possibilities?

Or, better still, why not include chapters on Are 51, or the Flat-Earthers, or the Holocaust revisionist deny-ers?

After all, we have to be fair and balanced!

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reallytiredofit

Jul-13-13 11:30 AM

Strange thinking indeed, Do you actually believe it is OK for the Government to spend whatever amount of public money they want to promote a religion so long as no one is forced to attend? Do you actually believe that is what the Constitution says?

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Daniel

Jul-13-13 8:54 AM

The Constitution would need to be taught responsibly of course. If it is I would not have any issue with it and would encourage it. But if the Tea-party is teaching it and warping it to brainwash more sheep then that would be unacceptable.

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reallytiredofit

Jul-13-13 12:50 AM

Regardless whether participation is voluntary or not, If a government entity is sponsoring it and it is supported in any way by public funds, then it is unconstitutional. For heavens sake how many times does the SCOTUS have to spell it out.

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FamilyGuy

Jul-12-13 7:28 PM

Sounds like a voluntary program where people can go to get information on our Constitution and insight on those who wrote it and founded our nation.

Anyone FORCED to attend or remain?

What a bunch of crap that we allow our first amendment rights to be so easily squashed.

When will we stand and fight to preserve our rights?

Whimps!

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unitedfortruth

Jul-12-13 6:58 PM

heaven forbid a school district offer a class on the constitution or a class on creationism as opposed to evolution to open peoples minds to a series of possibilities.

nope! gotts keep teaching the same old garbage in the same old fashion in the same crumbling school system that is steadily moving toward the bottom in every major category of learning versus the rest of the world.

its a joke. we're a joke.

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unitedfortruth

Jul-12-13 6:44 PM

we are so weak.

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Rezistanceisfutile

Jul-12-13 4:18 PM

well, it's pretty obvious that my rights to privacy is violated by the NSA viaq the patriot act. My right to unreasonable search is violated by the TSA. Doesn't take a scholar to see that, just a little commom sense, which you evidently lack. Not to mention being forced to engage in commerce with a for profit health ins company via obamacare. I could go on but you should get the point! i'm not willing to give up rights for safety, you can if you want but I didn't sign up for it. It'a a dangerous road you choose to go down!

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Senator1218

Jul-12-13 1:19 PM

Really? Who died and made YOU Chief Justice?

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Rezistanceisfutile

Jul-12-13 12:27 PM

Or in most cases what an activist court "interprets". who cares, our govt has violated almost every single right anyway and invented rights like abortion and welfare to tickle their voters fancy. All one has to do is read the bill of rights, pretty plain English that the courts can't seem to get right, Obamacare, Patriot act, are blatant violations of the constitution.

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ksmith

Jul-12-13 12:18 PM

Yet the Constitution guarantees freedom of speech. Go figure.

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pahootaman

Jul-12-13 12:11 PM

@Daniel, it depends on who's teaching it. I'm sure Mr. Priest would have a completely different understanding of the functions and application of the constitution rather than a business man or scholar.

Good point from another commenter, too many people look at the constitution through the lens that it's an extension of the bible.

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reallytiredofit

Jul-12-13 11:49 AM

It depends on whether the course is about what the constitution says or what the school board thinks it says. What would a course on the Book of Genesis have to do with the Constitution?

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CitizenZero

Jul-12-13 11:35 AM

Cowards!

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Daniel

Jul-12-13 11:21 AM

How can the teaching of the Constitution be controversial? I get so tired of the ignorant busy body idiots.

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