Monday, May 22, 2006

Coin Censored

I frequently hear comments from American bloggers that Europe is flushing itself away- vanishing amid a plague of self-loathing for its own culture and history. Well, it's not just happening on this side of the Pond.

A Keller school district parent said political correctness has run amok at her daughter’s elementary school, where the principal chose to omit the words “In God We Trust” from an oversize coin depicted on the yearbook cover.

The school probably did this because they knew exactly what would have happened if they had included the dread word "God"- the ACLU would have sued them.

Michael Linz, a Dallas attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union, said the district’s move was appropriate, sensitive and constitutional.

Yeah, can't have an image of a coin in circulation on anything to do with a school, can we? As bad as this is, there is even worse news-

the school could have used a different symbol for liberty, such as the Liberty Bell or the Statue of Liberty, if it was concerned about giving offense. But Gardner [of the school's PTA] said those symbols may not be acceptable to everyone, either.

I'm quite sure this is not what the writers of the Constitution intended. I wonder what they would have to say about America today?

No comments: