The Public Square Radio Broadcast - Floroda Supreme Court and
The US Supreme Court has upheld school
vouchers. Will the Florida Supreme Court defy the highest court in the land and
strike down the Florida plan?
Social liberals have an interesting advantage
in American public policy. Because they are moral relativists and believe in no
real absolutes, they don’t have to be logically consistent on the issues or
strategies. They can change their arguments from day to day, and in the case of
school vouchers that is exactly what they are doing.
We were on the front row of the US Supreme
Court the day the school voucher case was heard. The ACLU and unions all wanted
the Supreme Court to strike down a voucher plan the Ohio Supreme Court had
clearly upheld. The Court rejected the ACLU claims and upheld vouchers.
The ACLU and teachers unions were shocked. They
could not believe the highest Court in the land would find no First Amendment
problems with school vouchers going to private religious schools.
Now anti-school choice forces are hoping the
Florida Supreme Court will defy the US Supreme Court and claim the Florida
Constitution is superior to the US Constitution.
The exact opposite approach they took in their
opposition to the Ohio voucher plan.
The bottom line is clear—this has nothing to do
with the integrity of the Constitution or the separation of church and state.
Anti-school choice forces will use any argument in any courtroom to stop school
choice—because—they want the money.
School choice means parents can direct their
education tax dollars—a notion the ACLU and teachers unions despise. It’s not
about the kids or the Constitution—it’s about the money.
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Florida Supreme Court
and Vouchers - June