News and Opinion for Democrats Against Bush - Part I b
Washington (the State) is Right on Scholarships
Pt. I b BUSH'S CONGRESS
NEO-CONSERVATIVES' ULTIMATE GOAL
RIGGING ELECTIONS
------ Reforms needed
-- Corrupt Redistricting
---- Texas
---- Colorado
---- Pennsylvania
-- Rigged E-Voting?
---- Diebold For Bush
-- Delayed Disclosures
RAW POWER TACTICS
-- Bullying to Win
---- Threatening Dems
---- Bribing Republican
-- Excluding Democrats
---- 11th-Hour Bills
---- 1-Vote Victories
LOOTING the FUTURE
-- Driving Up Deficit
-- Extra Pork in Bills
-- $87 bill. Blank Check
BAD BILLS
-- Energy Bill
-- Medicare Bill
-- Spending Bill
WHO BENEFITS?
-- Wealthy Interests
-- Cheney's Cronies
-- Bush Camp'n Donors
-- Gun Lobby
WHAT ARE WE LOSING?
-- Privacy Rules
-- Academic Freedom
---- at the U. of Wash.
-- States' Rights on..
---- Air Quality
---- Antispam Rules
---- ID Protection
---- Gay Marriage
---- Scholarships
STATES FIGHT BACK
-- Brandeis's Support

"The Bush administration took the side of Joshua Davey, a student who was kicked out of Washington state's low-income scholarship program in 1999 when he switched his major to theology. Washington's constitution -- and those of 36 other states -- bans the use of state money to fund religious instruction. Davey complained that this amounted to discrimination against his free exercise of religion....

" The problem is, the need to maintain their religious identity often conflicts with the state goal of promoting the common good. ..."

-- Marianne Means        

Seattle Post-Intelligencer
 
Tuesday, December 9, 2003

Washington (the state) gets it right

By MARIANNE MEANS
SYNDICATED COLUMNIST

The complete article is currently (3/25/04) available on the Seattle P-I website at-- http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/opinion/151579_means09.html

Opening words--

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer was right on target when he observed last week that the broad political and cultural implications of the latest church-state issue are "breathtaking."

The issue being considered by the court is whether a state -- in this case, Washington -- can deny government-backed scholarships to a student who is studying to become a minister. ...

1996-2004 Seattle Post-Intelligencer

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/opinion/151579_means09.html

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