Essay on The Unfair Engel V. Vitale Court Case

901 Words Oct 12th, 2016 4 Pages
The Unfair Engel v. Vitale Court Case Many court cases are viewed unfair by the public, and seem to violate the U.S. Constitution’s first amendment. A particular trial aroused my attention as well. I disagree with the Supreme Court’s decision in the Engel v. Vitale trial that declared it unconstitutional to openly lead prayer in public schools.
According to the Constitution’s first amendment, each U.S. citizen is entitled to religious freedom. In detail, this right establishes the freedom to worship a higher power in whatever manner is preferred. The Constitution also states that it will not make laws that interfere with the permissible practice of religion. This natural law was meant to balance equality between those of a religion and nonbelievers. Furthermore, the Constitution grants freedom of speech to every citizen. This way, anyone can say whatever they would like to express without being condemned by leaders of the government ("The Constitution of the United States," Amendment 1.). However, I do not believe that the first amendment has always demonstrated these equalities fairly among citizens of the United States. In the Engel v. Vitale case, controversy began in New York among families who sent their children to school. In that time period, many new families were moving to the New York area in search of better opportunity. These new citizens had beliefs and religions that were different from those of the original inhabitants. Therefore, conflict arose when they…

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