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Letter: Put God and the Ten Commandments back in the schools

The following is a letter to the editor submitted to the newspaper by a reader. It does not necessarily reflect the views of the Echo Press. To submit a letter, send it to aedenloff@echopress.com or Echo Press, P.O. Box 549, Alexandria, MN 56308.

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To the editor:

The 1962 Supreme Court Decision of Engel v. Vitale and later, the 1980 Supreme Court decision of Stone v. Graham that effectively banned God and the Ten Commandments from all public schools has had unforeseen consequences. When God was expelled from school the vacuum left was filled by Satan and his evil ways.

Human beings have no power over Satan, only God does. Violence has steadily been increasing ever since the court decisions and in fact recently at an accelerated rate. Without a moral code to follow, our children are left exposed to all the evil Satan can exploit. Humans cannot win this war or even a battle against these principalities without God’s help.

God created all human beings, even the ones who choose not to believe it. The Ten Commandments were given to all mankind and when followed lead to a joyous and fruitful life. It is hard to understand how rules to not kill or harm people, not to steal another’s property, not to commit adultery, or not to bear false witness (lie) about your neighbor, etc., could somehow offend anyone.

The real question is not how do we stop the violence in the schools? But will our society recognize the real problem and put God and the Ten Commandments back in the schools or instead leave Satan in charge and keep the violence?

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This truth will never change, only our response to it can. Can we give each child the tools necessary to live a complete, healthy, and love filled life? I pray that we can.

Joseph Struck
Alexandria, MN

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The following is a letter to the editor submitted to the newspaper by a reader. It does not necessarily reflect the views of the Echo Press. To submit a letter, send it to aedenloff@echopress.com or Echo Press, P.O. Box 549, Alexandria, MN 56308.
The following is a letter to the editor submitted to the newspaper by a reader. It does not necessarily reflect the views of the Echo Press. To submit a letter, send it to aedenloff@echopress.com or Echo Press, P.O. Box 549, Alexandria, MN 56308.
The following is a letter to the editor submitted to the newspaper by a reader. It does not necessarily reflect the views of the Echo Press. To submit a letter, send it to aedenloff@echopress.com or Echo Press, P.O. Box 549, Alexandria, MN 56308.
The following is a letter to the editor submitted to the newspaper by a reader. It does not necessarily reflect the views of the Echo Press. To submit a letter, send it to aedenloff@echopress.com or Echo Press, P.O. Box 549, Alexandria, MN 56308.