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The Supreme Court just took a sledgehammer to the separation of church and state

A 6-3 ruling in ‘Carson v. Makin’ will force taxpayers to pay alms to religious institutions

By Abdul El-Sayed

Taxpayers in Maine will now be forced to support private schools that explicitly teach religion. At issue in Carson v. Makin was a state law requiring local communities to educate children in extremely rural communities that cannot support their own public high schools...

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