LETTER- Pinch me when neutrality reigns
School have two choices concerning the distribution of outside literature, says Kent Willis, director of the ACLU of Virginia: prohibit any distribution of material by outside nonprofits or allow all materials to be distributed. [September 28: "Frequent fliers: Albemarle okays religious mail"]
"The real issue is viewpoint discrimination," Willis explains. "Schools have to be very careful students are not coerced and the school does not endorse a viewpoint."
If schools must not be guilty of "viewpoint discrimination" in allowing materials distribution, how about in their curriculum and instruction?
Why should schools push philosophical and social relativism, Socialism, Darwinism, the U. N. global agenda, Environmentalism, Atheistic Materialism, and Pagan religions and savage nations as morally superior to Christianity and America. Furthermore, why must schools undermine families and parental authority by pushing the Planned Parenthood agenda and forcing acceptance of homosexuality?
Viewpoint neutral schools would:
• show as much enthusiasm towards traditional Christian/American values as competing and inferior ones,
• show how Darwinism is just a theory alongside others, like Intelligent Design and Creationism (in which millions of Americans believe),
• re-re-write history books to restore the role Christianity played in building Western Culture and America and restore information on the true American heroes we used to read about, and defend the U. S.'s superiority to other nations, and,
• affirm the ancient American doctrine of rugged individuality, the centrality of the family, community and Church, and how the government must be returned to its original function of preserving order– and little else.
Government schools would thereby soon take themselves out of business, recognizing that the Constitution did not countenance government's forcing its own viewpoint on American children!
And pigs would fly!
Michael H. Smith