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The removal of religion in schools under the premise of “separation of church and state” led to the decline of America, according to Ohio-based lawyer Tom Renz.
“It was no wonder they started pushing this idea that religion had to be separated from our country – and they started pulling it out of schools,” he said during the May 9 episode of “Lawfare with Tom Renz” on Brighteon.TV.
“Well, let’s look at what happened. Look at the decline that our country experienced in the decades following. The farther religion has gotten from the school; the farther the schools have gotten from teaching kids to be good people; the farther we as a country have declined.”
He also touched on the Supreme Court’s 1962 decision in the Engel v. Vitale case, which ruled that school-sponsored prayer in public schools is unconstitutional. According to the high court, school-sponsored prayer violated the First Amendment as “it is not appropriate for the government to endorse any particular belief system.”
Unfortunately, Renz said the ruling began the real push to remove religion from America. He continued that throughout the 20th century, several bad Supreme Court decisions were at the heart of the nation’s decline.
“Our country is failing right now. Why are we failing? Well, because the morons running our country came from schools where there was no teaching of morality of what’s right and wrong. There were no values taught. We didn’t educate our kids or families to be good Christian people, or good any other type of people. Instead, we move up.”
Renz: Christian entities founded oldest US schools
Renz pointed out that the oldest schools in the U.S. were established by Christian entities and continued largely by churches and communities through the 1800s and most of the 1900s. These had a two-fold purpose of teaching people about the Bible and its values, and teaching children to become upstanding people when they grow up.
“It wasn’t to teach them advanced math, computer programming, trades [or] arts. There were no pottery majors or history majors,” he said. “It was primarily, ‘You need to learn to read and write, so you could study the Bible and be a good person.’ They believe that saving their soul was far more important than anything else.” (Related: Book author Vishal Mangalwadi: Church should be at the center of education.)
Until 1867, there was no federal program for schools. However, the Congress of that time created the Department of Education in a four-paragraph bill. Renz said the law was passed to promote the people creating schools in their communities, not the federal or state government.
Moreover, the bill that gave birth to the Education Department promoted the sharing of information so people could create good schools and support education. Churches and schools were on the same page regarding education until the 1960s, when people started working to end segregation in the school system.
Renz ultimately cited the Soviet Union considering an attack on America through its schools. “There has been a huge movement to undermine American schools and the moral fabric of American society, and it seems to be achieving its goals for quite some time now,” he said.
Watch the May 9 episode of “Lawfare with Tom Renz” below. “Lawfare with Tom Renz” airs every Tuesday at 11:30 a.m.-12 p.m. and every Saturday at 12:30-1 p.m. on Brighteon.TV.
More related stories:
- Connecting the Dots with Dan Happel: Education molds students to be workers, not thinkers – Brighteon.TV.
- Carey Woodruff: Deceptive curriculum in education system taking the youth down the wrong path – Brighteon.TV.
- Dr. Steve Hotze blasts GROOMERS disguised as teachers in the public education system – Brighteon.TV.
- Tom Renz rants about widespread promotion of LGBT ideology in school system, social media.
Will America-First News Outlets Make it to 2023?
Things are looking grim for conservative and populist news sites.
There’s something happening behind the scenes at several popular conservative news outlets. 2021 was bad, but 2022 is proving to be disastrous for news sites that aren’t “playing ball” with the corporate media narrative. It’s being said that advertisers are cracking down, forcing some of the biggest ad networks like Google and Yahoo to pull their inventory from conservative outlets. This has had two major effects. First, it has cooled most conservative outlets from discussing “taboo” topics like Pandemic Panic Theater, voter fraud, or The Great Reset. Second, it has isolated those ad networks that aren’t playing ball.
Certain topics are anathema for most ad networks. Speaking out against vaccines or vaccine mandates is a certain path to being demonetized. Highlighting voter fraud in the 2020 and future elections is another instant advertising death penalty. Throw in truthful stories about climate change hysteria, Critical Race Theory, and the border crisis and it’s easy to understand how difficult it is for America-First news outlets to spread the facts, share conservative opinions, and still pay the bills.
Without naming names, I have been told of several news outlets who have been forced to either consolidate with larger organizations or who have backed down on covering certain topics out of fear of being “canceled” by the ad networks. I get it. This is a business for many of us and it’s not very profitable. Those of us who do this for a living are often barely squeaking by, so loss of additional revenue can often mean being forced to make cuts. That means not being able to cover the topics properly. Its a Catch-22: Tell the truth and lose the money necessary to keep telling the truth, or avoid the truth and make enough money to survive. Those who have chosen survival simply aren’t able to spread the truth properly.
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