Sotomayor Accuses Conservative Justices Of Attempting To ‘Dismantle’ Separation Of Church And State | Eastern North Carolina Now

    Publisher's Note: This older post is being published now as an archivable history of the current events of these days that will become the real history of tomorrow.

Publisher's Note: This post appears here courtesy of the The Daily Wire. The author of this post is Virginia Kruta.

    Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor accused the conservative members of the court of working to "dismantle the wall of separation between church and state" in a blistering dissent released on Tuesday.

    The Court announced its 6-3 ruling in the case Carson v. Makin, with the majority holding that the government could not ban taxpayer-funded tuition assistance from being used by citizens for private religious education.

    School choice advocate Corey DeAngelis tweeted the news, saying, "U.S. Supreme Court just ruled in a 6-3 decision that preventing school choice families from taking their children's taxpayer-funded education dollars to religious private schools violated the Free Exercise Clause of the 1st Amendment."

    Justice Roberts, in the majority, wrote, "Maine's 'nonsectarian' requirement for its otherwise generally available tuition assistance payments violates the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment. Regardless of how the benefit and restriction are described, the program operates to identify and exclude otherwise eligible schools on the basis of their religious exercise."

    "This Court continues to dismantle the wall of separation between church and state that the Framers fought to build," Sotomayor wrote in her dissent. "In just a few years, the Court has upended constitutional doctrine. shifting from a rule that permits States to decline to fund religious organizations to one that requires States in many circumstances to subsidize religious indoctrination with taxpayer dollars."

    Sotomayor went on to voice her concern over where such a decision might eventually lead the Court, saying, "Today, the court leads us to a place where separation of church and state becomes a constitutional violation."

    Pradheep Shanker disagreed with Sotomayor's assessment, however, saying that she effectively had the argument backward.

    "WRONG. The government saying religious beliefs BLOCKS people from participating in government UNDERMINES the separation of church and state. The STATE is barred from isolating religious beliefs. Sotomayor ignores that."

    "If you take Sotomayor's reasoning to the full extent, every religous based outfit can never participate in the public square fully. If you are atheist, you can. This was always an obvious violation of the 1st amendment. Sotomayor blew it," he continued, adding, "The state cannot bar religious outfits from participating in public programs any more than they can block anyone else. Sotomayor would make a SPECIAL class of believers (religious) that are excluded. Religion was never supposed to be separated from the public square."

    Shanker's conclusion was simple: if the government did not want to fund religious private schools in addition to nonsectarian private schools, it always had the option to fund none of them at all.

    "Government always has the choice to stop spending the money at all. But as long as they are spending, they can't exclude you ONLY because you believe in a faith system."

poll#170
Considering what has happened to our Representative Republic since the corruptive orthodoxy that led to the tolerated abomination - The Russia Hoax - where felonies were perpetrated upon the American People by the creation of the Two Tiered Justice System, in the misnomer of "Social Justice:" Where do you stand on sustaining our constitutionally guaranteed freedoms in a society where injustice is chronically sanctioned by one political orthodoxy?
  I believe in a perfected society by employing a higher governmental authority to train the behavior of the public.
  The United States Constitution does not allow just a few freedoms, it guarantees ALL freedoms promised to Humankind by God.
  Just don't take away my Social Media.
208 total vote(s)     What's your Opinion?

Go Back


Leave a Guest Comment

Your Name or Alias
Your Email Address ( your email address will not be published)
Enter Your Comment ( no code or urls allowed, text only please )




Massive Sunspot Doubles In Size, Sparking Solar Storm Concerns Daily Wire, Guest Editorial, Editorials, Op-Ed & Politics ECU Health, Workforce Development Board and NCWorks to hold Virtual Career Fair


HbAD0

Latest Op-Ed & Politics

why do any conservatives use far left Google for anything?
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) introduced a bill this week to stop non-citizens from voting in local elections in Washington, D.C.
Our writers spend way too much time writing jokes about how dumb AOC is. So, we are using A.I. to free them up for more important things.
Prices at the pump are on the rise across the country as a result of rising temperatures and surging demand.

HbAD1

Professional development grants awarded to teachers in Cumberland, Forsyth, Franklin, Mecklenburg, and Wake Counties
Actor Jeremy Renner’s life-threatening injuries suffered on New Year’s Day from his 14,000-pound snowplow came as a result of a heroic effort to save his nephew.
The Walt Disney Company caved to a righteous outcry of public pressure when it gutted beloved log flume attraction Splash Mountain, replacing any reference to its controversial film Song of the South in favor of The Princess and the Frog — a movie starring an African American princess
Disney World’s iconic Splash Mountain ride just went on its final run, and some people are not happy about it.
Last year North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper raised a lot of eyebrows when he issued a proclamation celebrating January 23rd to 29th 2022, as School Choice Week in North Carolina.
Gov. Kathy Hochul (D-NY) indicated Monday that she won’t permit the hiring of health care workers who’ve declined to get the COVID vaccine, despite her vaccine mandate being overturned in the courts and a serious healthcare worker shortage.

HbAD2


HbAD3

 
Back to Top