Undoing Blain Amendments

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  1. Nevada

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    I see the state of Florida has a proposition up which would undo its Blain Amendment.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blaine_Amendment



    "When a religion is good, I conceive it will support itself; and when it does not support itself, and God does not care to support it, so that its professors are obliged to call for the help of the civil power, 'tis a sign, I apprehend, of its being a bad one."

    [Ben Franklin, _Poor Richard's Almanac_, 1754 (Works, Volume XIII)]
     
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    "Any" religion!

    I wonder if a repeal of Blain Amendments will lead to public funding of dangerous cults; Islamic Madrassahs; anti-Christian religions, etc.

    What do you see as the pros and cons? (Me? If we know Ulysses Grant would oppose Florida's Amendment 8, I definitely will.)

    http://votenoon8.com/
     
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    Since our schools were started with mission of training people for ministry and the Bible was a primary textbook until a few decades ago I see this as a good thing. Getting rid of the Blain Amendments would open a door to the possibilities of allowing parents to get vouchers, really get their own money back in some form or other, to send their kids to a private school.

    I freely admit my bias as a parent homeschooling my sons while paying taxes to send other peoples kids to a public school that teaches a subpar education and is more concerned with social engineering than it is with education.
     
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    Well, your opinion is respected, and as I am one who once worked in public schools, I won't blame anyone for homeschooling.

    As for the Bible in the classroom: as American society has gotten more diverse, since its founding, we run into the issue of - Whose version of the Bible? I suppose that is why the Catholics wanted their own schools, partly.

    I see vouchers as a poor solution in the long run. Yes, some will teach good religion, but also, the David Koresh's and the Jim Jones' will found their schools.


    "When a religion is good, I conceive it will support itself; and when it does not support itself, and God does not care to support it, so that its professors are obliged to call for the help of the civil power, 'tis a sign, I apprehend, of its being a bad one."

    [Ben Franklin, _Poor Richard's Almanac_, 1754 (Works, Volume XIII)]
     
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    It is the parents responsibility to see to their kids education. That includes protecting them from the Koresh's of the world.

    Vouchers just make it easier for parents to perform this responsibility by letting us keep, or get back, some of our money. It would be nice if I could get one and use it to pay for homeschool curriculum.
     
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    But, that's like wanting back the money that the federal government spent on the interstate highway system.
     
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    Nationally, enrollment in Roman Catholic schools is declining. In Indiana, it is up 70%, but not owing to natural causes. The state is saving it, in a form of bailout. Like a 120 year old man, brain dead and kept alive by ventilator alone, such an education system will be ..

    Perhaps monsters will be created. As in monstrous faiths, which would never survive in the real world, by their own merits. Like factories and brands in the old USSR, Eastern Europe, and China, they will be propped up by Uncle Sam, never allowed to die a natural death, and be supplanted by more noble faiths.

    That's what I think.

    "When a religion is good, I conceive it will support itself; and when it does not support itself, and God does not care to support it, so that its professors are obliged to call for the help of the civil power, 'tis a sign, I apprehend, of its being a bad one."

    [Ben Franklin, _Poor Richard's Almanac_, 1754 (Works, Volume XIII)]
     
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    With government money comes government control.
     
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    Well said. "He who accepts the King's coin . . ".

    I don't know where that originated, but, I heard the British army would set a chest of gold coins on a table on the side of the road. Young men passing by were offered a coin. Then, they were astonished to learn they were now in the army.
     

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