persuasive creationism in schools

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Johnston 1 Dustin Johnston Professor VandeZande English 165.022 October 1, 2007 Creationism in Schools Pacemakers, breakthroughs in DNA testing, mass production, automobiles batteries, cloning, defense technology, computers, space, global finance, television, and video games. Because of these advances in technology most people in the United States are able to lead a longer healthier life. They also have the ability to stay in touch with those they love. In the United States, every publicly funded school in the nation is able to teach its children more and more about the world around them as well as show them how it is scientifically proven. The founders of our country knew that this should be one of the building blocks our nation along with the guarantee that no American would ever be able to be persecuted based on their religious affiliation and that all Americans would be able worship any god they wished without the interference of the government. To make sure that freedom of religion is never taken away people MUST keep the government of the United States from teaching creationism- a religiously based idea. The biggest thing keeping the government out of the class room is that on 17 September 1787, thirty-nine men signed The Constitution of the United States of America and ten amendments to guarantee certain rights that they never wanted taken away; these
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Johnston 2 amendments would forever be known as The Bill of Rights. With the signing of this document the main building block of the United States was put into place. Often called the most important of the rights the first amendment says “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” (Jefferson 43).This point was further emphasized in 1802 when Thomas Jefferson, the third president of the United States, in a letter to the Danbury Baptists referred back to
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