MS Bill calls for ‘School Prayer amendment’ to U.S. constitution
The proposed amendment would read as follows:
Section 1. This article may be cited as the School Prayer
Section 2. Public prayer in the United States is a
constitutionally protected right and shall not be deprived of any
individual regardless of location or time, whether organized or
voluntary. Neither this Constitution, nor the constitution of any
state, shall be construed to require that vocalized prayer or the
silent meditation thereof be abridged to any student in class or
any organized school function or athletic event.”
Once again we have a misunderstanding of the 1st amendment. If I run a private school, I can prohibit whatever speech I darned well like. The Constitution only applies to interactions between the citizens of the United States and the GOVERNMENT.
That said, I do not see how the “regardless of location or time” part of this amendment could ever be found to be constitutional as there are plenty of private institutions and entities who are within their rights to ban prayer at any time.
I’d also be willing to bet heads would pop off the first time a Muslim tries to invoke this amendment were it ever to pass (which it won’t).