Re: Ch. 10 - The Best Years of Our Lives
When I get to 306 I'll try to answer that question. No promises - but I'll do my best to figure out what she refers to.
As I'm moving through the chapter I'm seeing one thing after another on which I should comment. A few of them will be addressed below.
First of all, up until recently I've been rather impressed with how our Supreme Court has handled things. Under Bush we're going to see some changes - this has me concerned.
Hugo Black had said:
The First Amendment has erected a wall between church and state. That wall must be kept high and impregnable.
The wall seems to be crumbling these days. I'm a registered Republican, but the next presidential election may have me reconsidering this political stance. Conservatives have moved too far to the right.
This book has made me aware of so much that I had never even considered previously. Such as the question of whether or not tax dollars should be used to bus kids to religious schools. I suppose I agree with the Supreme Court's ruling that transportation doesn't violate the separation of state and church since the tax dollars aren't directly benefiting the religious schools. As I said...in the past the court has made sound decisions. But what will happen as we have more conservatives filling vacancies? This frightens me.Chris