Parents Stand Up For Christian Plaques at Texas Schools

Should the will of the few outweigh the will of the many? That’s a question that’s been asked in our courts for years and lately liberal judges have been saying yes, the demands of the few will outweigh the rights of the many.

In Midlothian, Texas, the many are standing up for their rights and making their voices heard and I think it’s great.

Christianity is strong in Midlothian and when two elementary schools were opened, they each had a plaque mounted to the wall to dedicate the school’s opening. The plaque at one of the schools reads:

“DEDICATED IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD 1997 TO THE EDUCATION OF GOD’S CHILDREN AND TO THEIR FAITHFUL TEACHERS IN THE NAME OF THE HOLY CHRISTIAN CHURCH

SOLI DEO GLORIA”  (Glory to God Alone)

While students and teachers were enjoying their summer vacation, the Freedom From Religion Foundation demanded that the plaques be removed, claiming they were unconstitutional. Just a note that there really is no such thing as freedom from religion. The group should really name themselves the Freedom From Christianity Foundation as they only want to replace our religion with their secular humanist religion.

In response to the demands, the school board duct taped over the plaques, but parents continually tore the duct tape off. Parents rallied together and began holding pray rallies and protests outside the schools and the school district office. They objected to the fact that the school board ‘tucked their tails between their legs and ran’ in face of pending legal action. The parents demanded that the board grow a backbone and stand up for their rights and fight the atheist group. They also told the board that outsiders should stay outside and leave them alone.

On Monday night, the school board held a public meeting and the room was reported to be packed with parents wanting the plaques to remain uncovered and not removed. One father told the board:

“Now is the time to grow a backbone and not back down because somebody’s threatening to sue you.”

Another parent told the media:

“The part of this that griped me the most is that they made a decision to run, to turn their tails and run before they ever brought it before the community.”

Yet another mother told the media:

“We just want them to know that we’re here to support them. We know that they’re in a tough spot.”

The board announced that the plaques will not be covered up again and that before any further action is taken that they will seek outside legal advice. One member of the board did tell the audience that they are a public school district and as such they must abide by the laws of the land.

Little does anyone realize that the law of land guarantees the freedom of religion and that there is no legal document that declared that there must be a separation of church and state, except for the misguided liberal rulings of the courts. In every one of these court rulings, the demands of the few were deemed more important than the rights of the many. Instead of the many standing up for their rights, they laid down and allowed the few to trample all over them and it’s been that way for the past 50 years.

It’s time that the many start standing up for their rights and demand that the Constitution and Bill of Rights be enforced. That’s what the parents in Midlothian are doing. They know the battle ahead of them but they also know that they have constitutional rights that need to be defended.

This is why I strongly urge for people and politicians to read the US Constitution and realize that federal judges, including those on the Supreme Court are NOT elected for life or until they resign or retire. Article 3, Section 1 states:

“The Judges, both of the supreme and inferior Courts, shall hold their Offices during good Behaviour…”

Good behavior means upholding the Constitution, not trying to re-interpret it to meet their personal political and religious views. It means that when a federal judge rules over the will of the people that the judge is no longer in good behavior and should be removed from the bench.

I just wish more Americans were like the people in Midlothian and start standing up for their rights and stop letting a few whining liberals from taking our rights away from us.