RE: textbooks

Vandergraaf, Chuck (
Wed, 3 Dec 1997 00:29:39 -0500

Bill Payne mentions that "David Barton (of Wall Builders) has pointed
out " apparent correlation between the (US) Supreme Court decisions
in '62 and '63 (prohibiting prayer and Bible reading in public schools)
and breaks in the plots (for the previous 10 or 20 years) for crime,
teen pregnacy, divorce, gross national product, and a host of other

Although the word "apparent" softens the statement considerably, I
wonder what David Barton meant with the apparent correlation between the
US Supreme Court decision and "the gross national product." If he meant
that the Supreme Court decision had an adverse effect on the US GNP,
what did the US Supreme Court do in the '30's to bring on the great
depression? If the US Supreme Court reversed its decision and
promulgated Bible reading and prayer, would the GNP rise?

Just wondering....

Chuck Vandergraaf