Public school’s having official prayer is struck down every time it comes up. The supreme court ruled on that 50 years ago, and nothing has changed. Not that the current crop of GOP candidates are pleased about that.
“That’s a constitutional issue of the states,’’ Mr. Ryan told a campaign volunteer during a visit to a Romney for President call center in Orem.
The volunteer, Jenny Free, 40, said she was a mother of nine children and asked Mr. Ryan if “we could give back to the states the right to decide if you want prayer or pledge in the schools.’’
Current GOP vice presidential pick Paul Ryan (and Ron Paul, when he’ll admit to it) sees this as a fine area for states to step up.
“You know, in Utah, I would think you would have a pretty good chance,’’ Mr. Ryan told her.
That’s nothing new, or surprising. Today’s conservatives want privilege, not neutrality when it comes to their religious views.
The best line comes here, from Romney, concerning his views on the DNC:
“I think this party is veering further and further away into an extreme wing that Americans don’t recognize.’’
…somehow he manages to say this with a straight face, and was not struck dead by sheer irony.
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