President Trump Delivers Remarks on Constitutional Prayer in School

CTH: Earlier today President Trump held an oval office event focused on protecting every student’s constitutional right to pray in school. The president is updating Federal guidance regarding protected prayer and religious expression in public schools (not updated since 2003).  The new guidance makes clear that students can read religious texts or pray during recess and other non-instructional periods, organize prayer groups, and express their religious beliefs in their assignments.  [Video and Transcript Below]

The president also answered questions from the attending press pool:

15 Comments on President Trump Delivers Remarks on Constitutional Prayer in School

  1. Am I wrong about this? If our unalienable right to freedom of religious expression comes from Nature and Nature’s God, why is it even necessary for the president — or anyone, for that matter — to update something called a “federal guidance” on the subject? And why is this president, being who he is and why he was elected, not making that crystal clear in his remarks. And why are Leftist anti-Christian activists able to have the apparent ability to suppress the free expression of speech, especially when it also suppresses the expression of religious faith?!

    There is no amendment that has changed the facts of the free exercise and establishment clauses of the 1A.

    I have a very hard time celebrating something that should be so well understood in this country that it doesn’t require a special occasion or “Federal guidance” update from time-to-time from the oval office.

    If something like this has to be “updated” it should be reworked so that the updating is aimed at those who infringe on our unalienable rights, in the form of a reminder, an admonishment: “The First Amendment regarding the free expression of religion is inviolable, just so ya know.” (!)

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  2. Madeline Murray O’Hair was murdered and no one has found her body yet nor does anyone care. She deserved her fate when she singlehandedly (with help from the ACLU of course) destroyed prayer in public schools with the Engell’s v Vitale decision in the early 60’s. I was fortunate to be just old enough when that terrible decision was made to be in 4th grade that they grandfathered my age cohort under the older educational system and started the indoctrination with my youngest brother and his age group who is 5 years younger than me. Unlucky him, and it’s just gotten progressively worse every year since then.

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  3. Anonymous
    JANUARY 17, 2020 AT 6:27 AM
    “AA, I agree. It’s downright scary that we have to”

    …”all that is required for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing”.
    -Edmund Burke

    …our rights ARE God-Given and absolute, but we live in a fallen, sin-stained world ruled by other humans, and humans have a sin nature that makes them generally unworthy of power.

    Even the BEST of humans succumb to it. The Bible tells us King David was the apple if God’s eye, yet he used his God-given position to have faithful, loyal Uriah murdered over his lustful shortcomings.

    And the liberals of the world are no King Davids.

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  4. Israel, the land He led from bondage and He blessed over all, turned from Him, too. Because it was led by sin-natured humans.
    “4 Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a seed of evildoers, children that are corrupters: they have forsaken the Lord, they have provoked the Holy One of Israel unto anger, they are gone away backward.”
    Isaiah 1:4

    ..God grants us free will, and part of that is we get to pick our earthly leaders. Unfortunately, sin-natured humans do not pick leaders for spiritual reasons but for political reasons, and sin-natured humans who stand for leadership more often do it from a lust for power than a desire to do genuine good.

    Thus, we end up with leaders who oppose God.

    As God Himself permits.

    Daniel 11 is replete with examples, but this one stands out;
    “And the king shall do according to his will; and he shall exalt himself, and magnify himself above every god, and shall speak marvellous things against the God of gods, and shall prosper till the indignation be accomplished: for that that is determined shall be done.”
    Daniel 11:36

    “…and shall prosper till the indignation be accomplished: for that that is determined shall be done.”

    Determined by GOD.

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  5. …until HE rules Earth directly again through His son, we WILL be subject to the will of evil men, lying men, and reprobate minds, just as Israel was when it clamored to be ruled by a king OTHER than the Lord, just so it could be like the COOL nations.

    And this despite the warnings of Samuel;
    “6 But the thing displeased Samuel, when they said, Give us a king to judge us. And Samuel prayed unto the Lord.

    7 And the Lord said unto Samuel, Hearken unto the voice of the people in all that they say unto thee: for they have not rejected thee, but they have rejected me, that I should not reign over them.

    8 According to all the works which they have done since the day that I brought them up out of Egypt even unto this day, wherewith they have forsaken me, and served other gods, so do they also unto thee.

    9 Now therefore hearken unto their voice: howbeit yet protest solemnly unto them, and shew them the manner of the king that shall reign over them.

    10 And Samuel told all the words of the Lord unto the people that asked of him a king.

    11 And he said, This will be the manner of the king that shall reign over you: He will take your sons, and appoint them for himself, for his chariots, and to be his horsemen; and some shall run before his chariots.

    12 And he will appoint him captains over thousands, and captains over fifties; and will set them to ear his ground, and to reap his harvest, and to make his instruments of war, and instruments of his chariots.

    13 And he will take your daughters to be confectionaries, and to be cooks, and to be bakers.

    14 And he will take your fields, and your vineyards, and your oliveyards, even the best of them, and give them to his servants.

    15 And he will take the tenth of your seed, and of your vineyards, and give to his officers, and to his servants.

    16 And he will take your menservants, and your maidservants, and your goodliest young men, and your asses, and put them to his work.

    17 He will take the tenth of your sheep: and ye shall be his servants.

    18 And ye shall cry out in that day because of your king which ye shall have chosen you; and the Lord will not hear you in that day.

    19 Nevertheless the people refused to obey the voice of Samuel; and they said, Nay; but we will have a king over us;

    20 That we also may be like all the nations; and that our king may judge us, and go out before us, and fight our battles.”
    1 Samuel 6-20

    …as we bear the sin of Adam, so too do we bear the sin of Israel. Our Nation is like theirs, rejecting the rule of God for tge rule of other humans.

    And thus do we deny our own rights.

    God sends a Donalt Trump periodically to give us time to repent and lead others to salvation, but the rule of humans is ultimately futile and doomed.

    So, until the Lord returns in wrath, it falls to us to demand the rights God gave us against the rule of reprobate minded humans.

    Just how it is, and will be. It’s a test, and its OURS to pass or fail.

    And to fail is to die at the hands of the petty…

    Pray the Lord for His strength, grace, and mercy.

    Every day.

    Otherwise, evil WILL win.
    For now…

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  6. The First Amendment is inviolable, as is the 2nd.
    Heh heh heh … ya gotta be shittin me?

    Look at Virginia!
    ALL the Amendments are inviolable! And the Constitution declares (explicitly) that Presidential Impeachment must be based on “… Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.”
    And we KNOW that the House (and by extension, the FedGov) has ignored this – and the First Amendment – and the Second – … – and that the States follow. “Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun” as Mao put it so aptly. Whatever they CAN get away with is what they WILL get away with – for the simple reason that that’s reality. We cannot expect peeps who have no respect for our Constitution to uphold that Constitution. We cannot expect peeps who lie and steal while holding office to respect the “rule of law.” It is utter foolishness on our part to pretend that the House is acting legitimately, or that the Virginia government is behaving legitimately.
    If you swear an oath to uphold the Constitution and then do ANYTHING to weaken that Constitution, you are a fukkin TRAITOR to that Constitution.
    I don’t see how it could be any plainer.

    Why can states routinely violate the 2nd Amendment, but not the 15th? Or the 13th? Are some Amendments more “inviolable” than others? What’s the criteria for violation?

    The salient fact is: whatever we tolerate, we get.
    Nothing is “intolerable” if we tolerate it.
    Perversion, Abuse, Pedophilia, Militant Godlessness, Disarmament, Slavery, Mutilation, Misery, Pestilence, Famine, and Death – are all on the table – socialism (actually any brand of totalitarianism) denies the “rights” of the individual to the limitless expansion of the “rights” of the State (however that’s defined by those with the guns).

    History is clear.

    izlamo delenda est …

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  7. Tim…Why can states routinely violate the 2nd Amendment, but not the 15th? Or the 13th?

    I wish somebody who mattered read this website.

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  8. Overheard prayer by a rich kid, “Oh Lord, help me to get me straight A’s so my parents will buy me a Mercedes Benz for graduation and get me into an Ivy League college.” Prayer from a poor kid, “God, get me the hell out of here, amen.”

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