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Mar. 04, 2013 @ 11:20 PM

Majority should decide school prayer

Seems prayer has been stopped in our elementary school, Central City Elementary. One woman has seen to it. Now, last time I checked, wasn't the majority supposed to rule in this country? How did we the people, the majority, ever allow this? It makes me furious to see the way the constitution is so blatantly violated!

1. The First Amendment to the United States Constitution provides that "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion...... OR PROHIBITING THE FREE EXERCISE THEROF"!

I ask you, has Congress ever made a law respecting an establishment of religion? Of course not! What this means is simply this. Our government can't make laws that force you to believe and practice a certain religion, but at the same time, you are free to express your beliefs anytime, anywhere, in front of anybody! No laws have ever been made, but the way Christians have been prohibited goes against these very words!

2. "No religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States." Don't see how this has anything to do with prayer, or church, or state!

It is not the principal of our school who is in violation of the constitution; it is the board of education and the government! Each individual school should have a right to take it to a vote!

Betty Baldwin

Huntington

Free dental clinic shouldn't be held on school day

I read the notice about the dental clinic for school-age children and thought "what a great idea." Then I noticed the date: Feb. 22 is a school day. The appointments run the morning until 1 p.m.

On Monday, Feb. 18, Cabell County students have the day off. Wouldn't it have made more sense to schedule a day when the students are out? The county school schedule is posted, so it should have been taken into consideration.

Some of the very students they seek to help will now have to decide if they are going to eat breakfast and lunch at school or go to the dentist because, if they stay home, many cannot get to school if they miss the school bus.

Kathleen Turner

Huntington

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