believe in man's right to worship God, to offer prayers and to
read the Bible as God's word, in private and public places,
||The Missouri Farm Bureau here sets
itself in opposition to the Federal Government, and rightly so.
The Government is the greatest enemy of "Liberty Under
God" and "religious life" in America today.
But it's not just "man's right," it's
a duty. It it's not just a duty of man as individuals, but the
government also has a duty to acknowledge God. James
Madison, the "Father of the Constitution," believed in
prayer and acknowledgment of God by the government. Today's
federal judiciary denies any responsibility to the Original
Intent of the Framers of the
believe there should be no infringement on the right to pray or
to sing Christmas carols in public schools, and there should be
no infringement on the right of those who decline to
participate. We oppose the removal of the traditional use of the
Christmas" with the politically correct substitution of
the words "Happy Holidays." We believe in the use of
the manger scene as a Christian symbol of Christmas.
||The links in the left-hand column are
to webpages on Kevin Craig's websites. The Missouri Farm Bureau
is correct, and the Federal Government is wrong.
believe the Ten Commandments should be allowed to be posted in
public schools and other public buildings.
||The Missouri Farm Bureau hereby
declares war on the Supreme Court and the
entire myth of "separation of church and state."
. . . unless the Farm Bureau agrees with the myth of
separation and the Supreme Court, which declares that the Ten
Commandments can be publicly posted as long as the impression is
given that they are an archaic historical artifact, outdated,
irrelevant, and believed by no one in our now-secular age.
The Supreme Court ruled
in 1980 that, in effect, it was the intention of America's
Founding Fathers to give the federal government power to remove
copies of the Ten Commandments from local schools. This
decision, and the
religion that undergirds it, represents audacious evil.
The Constitution doesn't give the federal government power to require
the posting of anything in public schools, much less does
the Constitution give the federal government power to remove the
Ten Commandments (of all things!). When the Supreme
Court removed voluntary prayer and Bible reading from the public
schools in 1962, one
of the Justices who voted to remove prayer admitted:
- Religion was
once deemed to be a function of the public school system. The
Northwest Ordinance, which antedated the First
Amendment, provided in Article III that
morality, and knowledge being necessary to good
government and the happiness of mankind, schools and
the means of education shall forever be encouraged.
Justice Douglas admitted this, and nobody sought to correct
him. The Court would later declare its complete indifference to
the original intent of the Founding Fathers:
however, squarely has rejected the proposition that the
Establishment Clause is to be interpreted in light of any
favoritism for Christianity that may have existed among the
Founders of the Republic.
THERE CAN BE NO DOUBT that if
George III had abolished all taxes, and redressed all the
grievances in the Declaration of Independence, but had ordered
that the Christian religion be removed from all classes and
public places, that this alone would have fomented
the American Revolution.
These are the
most critical issues in our nation today.