April 8, 2011, 12:30 pm
The Supreme Court’s recent 5-4 decision in Arizona Christian School Tuition Organization v. Winn marks more of the undoing of the secular judicial consensus that had taken hold in the 60s.
As a glance at the recent assault on unions in Wisconsin and elsewhere indicates, “undoing” the 60s, or 70s, or the 20th century, or the Enlightenment is very much in vogue these days.
One consequence of the decision is that the state of Arizona may continue to permit individual taxpayers to subsidize private Christian religious schools.
Let me be clear about this: Monies that would have gone to the state of Arizona may be delegated by individual taxpayers to not go to the state of Arizona. An individual taxpayer is permitted to send up to $500 dollars of taxes owed to the state ($1,000 for couples) to an entity other than the state.
Where will the funds go, you ask? To the Arizona…