US Government: Practicing Beliefs or Instrumenting Coercion?

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"The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government- lest it come to dominate the aspects of our lives, [religions, interests, and morals included]” (Patrick Henry). Our forefathers have explicitly demonstrated the pressing need of the separation of the church and the state in the constitution, but unfortunately this predestined wish fell through. In not only the United States but in the world as a conglomerate, the increase on a ban of religion within the public school system is becoming more and more evident and prominent. A few of the major reasons that this issue is becoming so prominent is that the world is shifting from a denominational…show more content…
"The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government- lest it come to dominate the aspects of our lives, [religions, interests, and morals included]” (Patrick Henry). Our forefathers have explicitly demonstrated the pressing need of the separation of the church and the state in the constitution, but unfortunately this predestined wish fell through. In not only the United States but in the world as a conglomerate, the increase on a ban of religion within the public school system is becoming more and more evident and prominent. A few of the major reasons that this issue is becoming so prominent is that the world is shifting from a denominational setting to more along either nondenominational or practically atheism with no belief system at all in a higher power, secularism is in high demand, religion is creating discriminatory ideals in the sociaspect of school, and a negative consequence of the increase in the bans on religion is the moral decline of education. Growing differences in religions from the traditional protestant, catholic, and Jewish are the first driving force behind bans on religion in public schools. The vast differences between religions in recent years are the driving force behind not allowing religion to be taught nor practiced in public schools. According to research done by Phillip Schwadel spanning the years of 1974 to 2010, “Results from logistic regression

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