Monday, June 26, 2017

More Supreme Court Goodness today

 The Supreme Court ruled decisively Monday that religious institutions should be eligible to receive public funds for purely secular purposes, like playgrounds.

Of course, it's Kagan and Sotomayor who dissented - nearly always ruling against personal freedom and for government power over your power.  Termites of the Leviathan State, they are. Scum.

The justices ruled 7-2 that Missouri stretched the constitutional separation of church and state too far by declaring a Lutheran church ineligible to receive a competitive state grant for playground resurfacing. The decision could have implications for more than 30 states that block public funds from going to religious organizations.

Chief Justice John Roberts wrote the decision. Only Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor dissented.

Even though the state's denial of funds likely would lead only to "a few extra scraped knees," Roberts said, "the exclusion of Trinity Lutheran from a public benenfit for which it is otherwise qualified, solely because it is a church, is odious to our Constitution all the same, and cannot stand."

I hope they keep it up, but questions like these should frankly never need to go all the way to the supremes.   That fact that it has to happen this way highlights a fundamental misunderstanding of basic constitutional jurisprudence on the part of way too many lower courts, and gives far, far too much power to nine unelected people with life tenure.


  1. The Supreme Court needs to pull the nation back onto the proper course.

  2. See, and I agree with Ginsburg. If yer a church, yer a church.

    Money is fungible.