WOD 7-29-10

KB Linda

10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1 reps for time:

1.5 x BW Deadlift

Double KB Floor Press (40 kg or 32 kg)

.75 x BW Clean

CIMG0770

On August 23, 1984, following the enactment of the “Equal Access Bill of 1984,” President Ronald Reagan spoke at the Ecumenical Prayer Breakfast at Reunion Arena in Dallas, Texas:

“In 1962, the Supreme Court in the New York prayer case banned the…saying of prayers.  In 1963, the Court banned the reading of the Bible in our public schools.  From that point on, the courts pushed the meaning of the ruling ever outward, so that now our children are not allowed voluntary prayer.

We even had to pass a law – pass a special law in the Congress just a few weeks ago – to allow student prayer groups the same access to school rooms after classes that a Young Marxist Society, for example, would already enjoy with no opposition…

The 1962 decision opened the way to a flood of similar suits.  Once religion had been made vulnerable, a series of assaults were made in one court after another, on one issue after another.

Cases were started to argue against tax-exempt status for churches.  Suits were brought to abolish the words “Under God” from the Pledge of Allegiance, and to remove “In God We Trust” from public documents and from our currency.

Without God there is no virtue because there is no prompting of the conscience… without God there is a coarsening of the society; without God democracy will not and cannot long endure… If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a Nation gone under.”