Friday, March 15

Today we take up the question of school vouchers. Ilena Mercer makes a cogent argument against them, an argument which I believe will hold up nicely in light of the Law of God.

To whit: School vouchers use tax-money. Tax-money is forcibly extracted not only from people who have school-age children, but from people who do not. Therefore, school voucher programs are only possible because the government takes money from those who do not willingly give it.

In economic terms this is called "coercion".
In biblical terms you call it "theft".

School vouchers are a clear violation of the 7th commandment.

Sometimes it hurts to be principled, doesn't it?

No comments: