Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Tuition Tax Credits

This letter was published in the New York Times on May 29, 2012 ----

"Tuition Tax Credits"

"Thank you for exposing the tuition tax credit scam ('Public Money Finds Back Door to Private Schools,' front page, May 22). Tuition tax credits, also known as tax cide vouchers, violate the spirit, if not exactly the letter, of the First Amendment and comparable provisions in at least 38 state constitutions.

"They are a serious threat to religiously neutral democratic public education and to the fundamental right of Americans not to be taxed directly or indirectly for the support of religious institutions.

"Tens of millions of voters in 26 statewide referendums have rejected tuition tax credit,  vouchers or their analogues by a  margin of 2 to 1. Legislatures that approve such measures lack the decency to propose appropriate constitutional amendments that would allow voters to say yea or nay.

"Edd Doerr
"Pres., Americans for Religious Liberty
"Silver Spring, Md., May 22, 2012"

1 comment:

Don Wharton said...

Way to go Edd! You are proving once again that you are a National treasure for showing the rest of us what can done with letters to the Editor.