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Post Scripts: Moment of silence – a positive thing

by Joe Snyder

Every day in every Texas public school, students pledge allegiance to the U.S. and Texas flags and sit through a moment of silence so they can pray, meditate, daydream or twiddle their thumbs. This quiet time, mandated by the State Legislature since 2003, has survived one federal court challenge, but a pending appeal seeks to scrap the practice as an improper religious exercise.

"It’s clear if you

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