A minister, a priest and a rabbi walked into a bar …

You’ve heard jokes that start with this line:  “A minister, a priest and a rabbi walked into a bar ….”

How about this?

They walked in and asked the customers whether they wanted to make their own decisions about which religious bodies (if any) to financially support, or whether they wanted Big Government to take their tax dollars and — instead of funding public schools that treat everyone fairly — spend their tax dollars to fund schools owned and operated by religions they did not agree with, so those religions could indoctrinate school children in their religious dogmas.

Of course, you can imagine the answers!

Yet across our nation some people are pushing state and local governments and school systems to divert PUBLIC TAX DOLLARS away from public schools (which are accountable to the voters) in order to fund religious schools that are NOT accountable to voters.

If you believe in PUBLIC schools, support their independence — and protect your taxes — by supporting the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.  The best non-profit organization working to protect the constitutionally required Separation of Church and State is Americans United for the Separation of Church and State.  See their website, www.au.org




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Since the late 1960s Glen Anderson has devoted his life to working as a volunteer for peace, nonviolence, social justice, and progressive political issues. He has worked through many existing organizations and started several. Over the years he has worked especially for such wide-ranging goals as making peace with Vietnam, eliminating nuclear weapons, converting from a military economy to a peacetime economy, abolishing the death penalty, promoting nonviolence at all levels throughout society, and helping people organize and strategize for grassroots movements to solve many kinds of problems. He writes, speaks, and conducts training workshops on a wide variety of topics. Since 1987 he has produced and hosted a one-hour cable TV interview program on many kinds of issues. Since 2017 he has blogged at https://parallaxperspectives.org He lives in Lacey near Olympia WA. You can reach him at (360) 491-9093 glen@parallaxperspectives.org