[School Prayer Rulings]
[Impact of Court Rulings]
appears to be what happened
with the 3 sighted cases of 1962 and 1963. The Supreme Court in effect
added an exception clause
to the First Amendment. The exception
clause in effect said you are free to worship,
pray, or read the Bible
you are on school property.
Altering the First Amendment with an
exception clause is not within the
powers of the
Judicial Branch of the Government. Article V of the
Constitutions defines the process by which the Constitution can be
altered.* Sadly, the Supreme Court has repeated the same mistake in
cases since 1962.
How have these cases impacted our school system and society? As you will see on the next page it has had a very negative effect.
* Article V : Any amendments (changes) made to the Constitution requires 2/3's approval of both Houses of Congress and then the proposed Amendment must be ratified by the Legislatures of 3/4's of the states. You can read a full copy of the Constitution at the end of this Web Site.