Is now is the time for the USA to end religious discrimination same as slavery and Civil Rights was eliminated by laws?
Prohibiting religious school funding from tax funding dates back to 1875 Blaine Amendments when school taxes and school costs were far less than our present contemporary times.
Over time, the Supreme Court ruled that religious values may not be taught in public schools.
Times have also changed when a child worked on a farm alongside his family and in the evenings sat around the fire and read the Bible to teach children their religious values.
School Costs for public education also changed to be the costliest item on home taxes.
Couple the above changes over time with two parents having to work to afford to live and the majority of parents no longer being able to afford to pay tuition when they choose to send their children to a religious school to teach their religious values because if they do, they still have to pay taxes for public schools.
“When we sent our children to school, we give whatever school we choose more time to shape the character of our children than we are likely to have as parents. So, if the school we choose teaches beliefs we don’t agree with, we have great difficult countering those beliefs.”
The Purpose of This Post
Is to promote school vouchers to restore the Rights of parents to pass on their religious values and free them from Government forcing parents to send their children to public schools for economic reasons.
Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction and do not forsake your mother’s teaching. (Proverb 1:8)
Train up a child in the way he should go;
even when he is old, he will not depart from it. (Proverb 22:6)
What’s My Point?
The Supreme Court has decided to rule on discrimination suit of a limited issue of a State Law that prohibits tax vouchers to be used for religious education.
In My Opinion
Progressive political interpretations rather than the Constitution were instrumental to promote the common good were the basis for government to institute public education.
Past Supreme Court rulings have created a “hodgepodge of laws” that affect separation of religion and state as it applies to public and private education.
Over time, the USA has changed course on issues of discrimination such as slavery and Civil Rights.
My point is I believe now is the right time to address school vouchers to end the economic discrimination against parents. Discrimination that economically restricts parents from passing on their religious values by choosing what school is best for their child and their family instead of government politicians and bureaucracies.
Read in the Source Links Below a post written by Citizen Tom for a State Alliance for Family Values and other links that related to this issue.
Would you choose to send your child to a private religious school of your choice to be taught your religious values instead of a public school that government politicians and bureaucracies mandate?
Do you believe it is fair and equitable for parents to pay taxes to fund public schools and tuition to pay for a school of their choice?
Is it possible that times have change the original intent of the First Amendment to persecute religious values of parents instead of protecting their religious rights?
If you believe in school vouchers, will you contact your legislators and vote to support school vouchers?.
Regard and goodwill blogging.
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