Clark, R_ Kent 1/1/1997 - 31/12/2018
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1 US CO: PUB LTE: Virtue Not Schools' JobThu, 14 Jun 2001
Source:Denver Rocky Mountain News (CO) Author:Clark, R. Kent Area:Colorado Lines:34 Added:06/14/2001

On June 11, David Cook quoted Patrick Henry and attributed all of our nation's ills to a 1963 Supreme Court ruling that "tossed out virtue in the schools with the Christian worldview" ("On path to police state," June 11). He goes on to lament we are spending too much on jails and not enough on education.

As a father of four, I submit that the parents and churches should be the ones teaching virtue while the schools teach science, math and history. And if he truly is concerned about a police state and overcrowded prisons, he should take a good, long look at our virtuous "war against drugs," which from the mid-'70s on has doubled our prison population while spending billions to stop (by DEA estimates) 5 percent of the drug traffic and caused irreparable harm to our civil liberties.

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