Friday, April 15, 2011

Arizona Christian School Tuition Organization v. Winn: SCOTUS Majority Fails to Understand or Correctly Apply the Establishment Clause

A Supreme Court divided 5-4 on a relatively simple issue such as tax credits and the Establishment Clause is not going to be making much good law in the religious sphere.

Stanley Fish has a nice write-up at Opinionator at the New York Times regarding the case of Arizona Christian School Tuition Organization v. Winn.

Read the Fish posting about that case at A Dollar Is a Dollar: Elena Kagan’s Style.

We have serious Constitutional problems with tax credits for donations to so-called "school tuition organizations" (STOs), which are often nothing but cloaks for funneling freebie money to religious organizations.

Does the enablement of tax-financed money for religious organizations help to "establish" those religions? Does anyone seriously doubt that? STOs were created precisely to launder money past the Establishment Clause.

Money talks. Without money, you can establish nothing.

Religions should get no tax breaks at all.
That would conform to the sense of the Establishment Clause.

This decision is what you in part get from a court that has not a single Protestant on it. Protestant Christianity developed to modernize the secular world. The Roman Catholic Church does precisely the opposite.

America continues to tread backward, also in its SCOTUS majority decisions.

The ISandIS Network

Our Websites and Blogs: 3D Printing and More 99 is not 100 Aabecis AK Photo Blog Ancient Egypt Weblog Ancient Signs (the book) Ancient World Blog AndisKaulins.com Anthropomorphic Design Archaeology Travel Photos (blog) Archaeology Travel Photos (Flickr) Archaeo Pundit Arts Pundit Astrology and Birth Baltic Coachman Bible Pundit Biotechnology Pundit Book Pundit Chronology of the Ancient World Computer Pundit DVD Pundit Easter Island Script Echolat edu.edu Einstein’s Voice Energy Environment and Climate Blog Etruscan Bronze Liver of Piacenza EU Laws EU Legal EU Pundit FaceBook Pundit Gadget Pundit Garden Pundit Golf Pundit Google Pundit Gourmet Pundit Hand Proof HousePundit Human Migrations Idea Pundit Illyrian Language Indus Valley Script Infinity One : The Secret of the First Disk (the game) Jostandis Journal Pundit Kaulins Genealogy Blog Kaulinsium Kiel & Kieler Latvian Blog LawPundit.com Law Pundit Blog LexiLine.com LexiLine Group Lexiline Journal Library Pundit Lingwhizt LinkedIn Literary Pundit Magnifichess Make it Music Maps and Cartography Megalithic World Megaliths Blog) Megaliths.net Minoan Culture Mutatis Mutandis Nanotech Pundit Nostratic Languages Official Pundit Phaistos Disc Pharaonic Hieroglyphs Photo Blog of the World Pinterest Prehistoric Art Pundit Private Wealth Blog PunditMania Quanticalian Quick to Travel Quill Pundit Road Pundit Shelfari SlideShare (akaulins) Sport Pundit Star Pundit Stars Stones and Scholars (blog) Stars Stones and Scholars (book) Stonehenge Pundit The Enchanted Glass Twitter Pundit UbiquitousPundit Vision of Change VoicePundit WatchPundit Wine Pundit Word Pundit xistmz YahooPundit zistmz