Only beneficiaries of the voucher law will be the lawyers
John J. Flynn
Salt Lake Tribune
Article Last Updated:09/29/2007 12:33:02 PM MDT
The proposed voucher law promises to generate further divisiveness by obligating all taxpayers whether "nons" or non-"nons" to subsidize religious and other private education they do not abide by and have no control over.
If for no other reason, voters should reject the poorly drafted voucher law to avoid further aggravation of religious divisiveness in the community and substantial violations of the Utah Constitution.
The only beneficiaries of the voucher law will be the lawyers litigating the obvious state and federal constitutional issues raised by a proposal that appears to have no rational purpose justifying such a radical departure from the use of public tax funds to support public education.
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* JOHN J. FLYNN is professor emeritus at the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah, where he taught law for 42 years.