Thursday, January 26, 2012

Virginia GOP vs Jefferson and Madison

This letter was published in the Washington Examiner on 1/26/12 ---

'Vouchers would violate Virginia constitution'

Virginia Republicans' plan to provide tax-code vouchers for church-related private schools clearly violates the spirit and intent of Articles I and IV of the Virginia constitution. It is hard to believe that legislators in Virginia would thumb their noses at the religious freedom provisions that were originated by Virginians Thomas Jefferson and James Madison that became the pattern for our whole country.

This plan is especially objectionable when we see public school budgets being slashed.

Edd Doerr, President
Americans for Religious Liberty
Silver Spring, Md

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