According To Texas, They Will Teach Their Kids Moses Was Responsible For Our Constitution

According To Texas, They Will Teach Their Kids Moses Was Responsible For Our Constitution

The article goes into some detail on how the Texas State Board of Education approved controversial textbooks linking Moses from the Christian Bible to the founders of the United States of America and the creation of the Constitution of United States. The article disapproves of the entire process.

One of the founding fathers of the United States, George Mason, voted against ratifying the Constitution, because the people in slavery were exempted from the protections of the Bill of Rights. Apparently, he felt that was a hypocrisy. The issue was finally resolved around four score and seven years later during the Abraham Lincoln Presidency and the American Civil War.

Another founding father wrote letters to Danbury, Connecticut to reply to a question about religious practices and government procedures, and his thoughts on the meaning of the Constitution with religion. Thomas Jefferson basically said the Constitution was written to create a partition between the church and the state. Thomas Jefferson, a founder, helped create the concept of separation of church and state.

Many men were involved in founding the United States of America, and they were not some unified thinking force in how the affairs of the new country should operate. They might have had individual differences on what Moses was. How can the people in Texas, or anywhere else, speak for the founders, since they are long gone?

The first part of the first amendment is “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” James Madison is the author of that amendment. The founders at the Constitutional Convention ratified that amendment. A reasonable person could interpret the first amendment of the Constitution to mean the founders wanted to avoid the country falling into a theocracy or fascism. The Board of Education in every state, including Texas, should behave in a similar manner with textbooks for Social Studies classes and keep religion out of the government, public school systems.