The First Amendment of our Constitution not only guarantees free speech, but states that "Congress shall makeno law ... prohibiting the free exercise thereof (referring to religion)". This means that we can't neither force a specific religion on people nor can we stop the free exercise of the right to practice ones religion anywhere! We should all thank God for our First Amendment right to practice our religion where and when we choose and recognize the foresight and courage of our nations founders to guarantee that right.
Fighting to guarantee those freedoms: In 1945, my father and other Marines took a hill called Iwo Jima. Following their example, we must continue to fight a current enemy that is not so obvious!
My teachers taught us about far more than the 3 R's. We learned about morals and ethics. We learned firsthand about the golden rule, the importance of not being a bully and respecting the beliefs of others. In school, we first saw the principles of religion in action. I continue to see the principles of faith in action throughout our lives. Thank God for great teachers!
Personally, I pray our nation will always have the decency to allow those who wish to pray, every opportunity to pray! I also pray that our schools and our teachers will always be allowed to continue to teach our children how to recognize the "Bullies of the World". Because there will always be those foolish people who think they have the right to tell you how to think, when to pray, and which way to vote. Our children need to have the ability to recognize these fools when they speak, when to take a stand, and when they must shout out loud to be heard clearly over the inconsiderate fools who would silence them and their religious freedom! God Bless the First Amendment!