[Rushtalk] Fwd: Got tyranny? Sowed in 1963 ... reaped in 2013

John A. Quayle blueoval57 at verizon.net
Sat Jun 15 19:59:36 MDT 2013


Radical court decisions blamed on disintegrating society

Son of atheist Madalyn Murray O'Hair: 3-generation stability obliterated

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  <http://www.wnd.com/author/runruh/>Bob Unruh 
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Did the radical court decisions of the 1960s 
cause the decline in society’s morals? Or were 
the court decisions a reflection of societal plunge in standards?

“During the 1960s the drug and ‘gay’ counter 
culture of San Francisco flourished, and nude 
bathing at a park in Austin, Texas, began,” said 
William J. Murray, chairman of the 
Freedom Coalition.

“New York City in the 1960s was far worse than 
portrayed in the movie, ‘The Cross and the 
Switchblade’; the city was a hell hole on the 
edge of bankruptcy,” he said. “Anti-war protests 
encouraged by money from the Soviet KGB filled 
the streets of cities, and a communist by the 
name of Lee Harvey Oswald assassinated President John F. Kennedy.”

It was on his behalf that his mother, famed 
atheist Madalyn Murray O’Hair, filed a lawsuit 
claiming compulsory prayer and Bible reading in 
public schools is unconstitutional.

“Is this the idyllic ‘Leave it to Beaver’ 1960s you recall?” he continued.

“The 1963 case removing prayer from the schools 
did not bring any of this about; rather the case 
was a result of the culture of the 1960s. An 
activist Supreme Court led by a former Republican 
governor who was a radical leftist on moral 
issues and who saw himself as the leading edge of 
the sexual and cultural revolution of the 1960s,” he said.

Murray tells his story in the book, 
Life Without God.”

in the schools 50 years ago, said Murray, “had 
little to do with morality and a lot to do with authority.”

He noted the speaker of the House of 
Representatives, the second most powerful man in 
America, has the words “In God We Trust” engraved 
over his chair in the House Chamber.

“This is more than the national motto; it was 
meant to be the real source of authority for our 
government,” he said. “If rights come from God 
they cannot be taken away, but if they come from 
government, a simple majority vote can void those 
rights,” he continued. “Fifty years ago prayer 
and Bible reading represented the authority of 
God over the school, the teachers and the 
students. Bowing of heads in the 
for prayer was much more about surrendering to 
the authority of God than about learning ‘morals.’”

He said that as his mother fought to remove 
prayer from the public schools, he was attending 
an all boys school in downtown Baltimore, Md.

“The school was a magnet school before the term 
even existed and was intended to prepare young 
men for 
majoring in science and engineering. There were 
1,800 young men in the school and there was not a 
cop in the building, ever. The doors were 
unlocked and often the un-air-conditioned rooms 
had open windows. There were no metal detectors, 
and students went in and out the doors on the 
honor system,” he said. He told WND that it is 
time to stop pretending the 1960s were something they were not.

They had the “make love not war” drug culture of 
Timothy Leary and boastful homosexual elected 
officials in San Francisco, he said.

Along came the Murray v. Curlett case, which was 
decided by the U.S. Supreme Court on June 17, 1963, 50 years ago.

He pointed to two other cases against Bible 
reading in school and the landmark abortion case,  Roe v. Wade.

“The logic in those cases continues today – the 
Living Constitution logic – this logic reduces 
our republic to the status of democracy, which is in fact mob rule,” he said.

Murray said he “remembered the 1960s that I was a part of.”

“My mother managed the Communist party bookstore 
in Baltimore, Md., and was the chairman of the 
pro-Castro, Fair Play for Cuba Committee,” he said.

“Far from being the poor persecuted atheist boy, 
I was the president of the United Nations Club at 
my high school, the gathering place for the far 
left. Radical unions associated with the 
International Workers of the World controlled 
most major ports in America. The Weather 
Underground was killing cops and robbing banks 
for the ‘revolution’ and Charles Manson led a 
cult that killed far more people than he was ever 
tried for. Meanwhile Harvard Professor Timothy 
Leary advocated LSD for everyone,” Murray wrote.

“The question of course is, ‘Why is it even worse 
today? Why do we have a militarized police force, 
cameras on every corner and social order out of control?’

“The honest answer is that the nation is now 
populated not with the children of the Greatest 
Generation, but the children of the 1960s 
counter-culture induced by drugs and ‘free’ sex,” he said.

“The cohesive family, the three generation family 
and the stability it represented has been 
obliterated, and not by the lack of three minutes 
of prayer in the schools, but by a systematic 
attack by government that began long before the 1963 prayer case,” said Murray.
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