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The Creator Bill
The Creator Bill
The Creator Bill is a new and clever scheme to get more of an acknowledgement of religion into the classrooms. Under the guise of patriotism, proponents try to force all students to utter the \Creator Phrase\ from the Declaration of Independance.
\We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.\
On the first blush, this bill seems harmless, and our resistance seems like a dramatic overreaction. However, once you think about our points, our conclusion is really quite undeniable.
Proponents say it will increase patriotism, but never support this arguement. In fact, teachers know the opposite is true.
There is no support for a shortage of patriotism, nor that an increase of patriotism would do any good.
\We the People\ is a better phrase. Is all-inclusive and it is law (the Declaration of Independance is not),
The Proposed phrase offends:
- Women (\all MEN are created equal\),
- Pro-choice people (\among these are life...\), or African-Americans (it is well-known that the founding fathers did not include black people as \men\)
Then, why choose this phrase? Because this is the only fraction of a sentence in all the founding documents that sounds like an endorsement of religion.