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Constitutional Amendament: Prayer in School Debate

In order to get prayer back into schools, with the U.S. Constitutional Amendment, what steps and stages need to be taken? I know the first step is to persuade a representative or Senator to introduce the bill, which give me two options to make a proposal. Both the Senate and House of Representatives each must have at least two-thirds of their members vote in favor of making the proposal in order for it to be considered. I am not sure of the next steps to take to gain endorsement. I have to include factions of the national political landscape that would support this proposal as well as those that would likely oppose this new law. I can find a lot of information on why opposing the amendment, not much on enforcing the amendment.

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1. In order to get prayer back into schools with the U.S. Constitutional Amendment, what steps and stages need to be taken? I know the first step is to persuade a representative or Senator to introduce the bill, which give me two options to make a proposal. Both the Senate and House of Representatives each must have at least two-thirds of their members vote in favor of making the proposal in order for it to be considered. I am not sure of the next steps to take to gain endorsement.

Good start! I located an excellent article discussing the history of the school prayer debate, including the four means of re-instating School Prayer, as well as those that have and would probably still oppose the reinstating of school prayer into the schools and the reasons why. It really is an exceptional resource for this question, some of which this response is drawn, which is attached for convenience, and also because sometimes articles are no longer made available on-line.

Let's expand on an amending the U.S. Constitution, as well as look at three other possible means to re-instate school prayer.

The school prayer debate has a long history (see attached resource). Re-instating school prayer with the U.S. Constitutional Amendments would mean the re-instating school prayer would be voluntary, however, not mandated by the bill, meaning that it would allow for reinstating school prayer, but at the digression of the individual schools. Is this your proposal? Perhaps, then, with God back in the school, our children would be protected and the violence would be eliminated from our schools (my opinion).

Four means of reinstating School Prayer (the fourth means is the one you are proposing) are:

(1) Supreme Court Reversal Over recent decades, the Court has shown its willingness to reverse its previous rulings--although such reversals occurred only after Justices were replaced with those holding different opinions. Consequently, the Court's self-reversal of its previous rulings is a very slow and laborious process requiring years and often spanning the tenures of several different Presidents. Nonetheless, with more Justices holding the ...

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This solution looks at both sides of the debate on allowing (or not) prayer back into the school, considering the specific steps to take ot make an U.S. Constitutional Amendment allowing prayer back into the schools. Supplemented with an exceptionally informative article on the school prayer debate.

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