Thu. Apr 18th, 2024

The first headline to be read on George W. Bush*s re-election website says, “American Values Lead to Peace and Freedom.” He began his State of the Union address with, “As we gather tonight, thousands of servicemen and women are deployed across the world in the War on Terror.” Bush has brought more violence to the world with Iraq as his terrorism scapegoat than his father in 1991.
He has continuously abused the word “freedom” to the point where the word is losing substance, and his latest stunt reveals his prejudice and ignorance even more. Our president wants to spend 1.5 billion dollars to go towards public high schools to teach students that marriage is between a man and a woman. Is there a separation of church and state in the United States of America?
This is of course a political move for Bush because he needs something new to get Americans on his side. Bush is well aware that the majority of the country still does not approve of same-sex civil unions (55 percent according to ABC). Granted, Bush does not approve of homosexual couples anyway, he knows that the majority of the American public will agree with his views and divert attention away from his failure to find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.
According the the proposed idea, Bush will be instilling in the youth of America what the idea of marriage is. However, who is he to say what the meaning of marriage is for everyone in the country. He is coming from a religious vein and trying to impose it upon people of all different religions and races.
In the birth of our country, people came here to be free from persecution based on their religion. At the same time, they came to be able to freely practice the religion of their choice. To this day, people are still coming to our country for those reasons. For Bush to be trying to force his religious views upon the general public goes against what we have always been brought up to belief we were founded as Americans.

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