SCOTUS delivers historic 6-3 ruling in favor of school choice; massive win for families, religious liberty

With America on edge waiting for the Supreme Court’s decision that will decide the fate of Roe v. Wade and possibly trigger a summer of leftist violence, the nation’s highest court is taking care of other business and on Tuesday, delivered a major win for advocates of school choice that will have far-reaching ramifications at a time when parents are seeking to avoid subjecting their children to leftist-dominated public schools.

In a 6-3 ruling in which Chief Justice John Roberts sided with conservatives, the court ruled that the state of Maine’s taxpayer-funded tuition program which banned the use of vouchers to attend private religious schools when it allows them to be used for private secular schools was in violation of the First Amendment.

“Maine’s ‘nonsectarian’ requirement for its otherwise generally available tuition assistance payments violates the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment. Regardless of how the benefit and restriction are described, the program operates to identify and exclude otherwise eligible schools on the basis of their religious exercise,” Justice Roberts wrote.

Reactions poured in on Twitter.

“Today, the Supreme Court ruled in a 6-3 decision that Maine cannot exclude religious schools from the state’s school choice program,” Republican Senator Ted Cruz said. “This is a massive win for families, the school choice movement, and for religious liberty.”

“This is huge. Now is the time for universal school choice,” wrote Christopher R. Rufo who has led the fight against Critical Race Theory and transgender indoctrination in schools.

Conservative media personality Glenn Back cheered the ruling, “The Supreme Court’s religious school ruling is a HUGE win. But let’s take it a step further: STOP forcing me to pay taxes for public schools that teach everything I’m 100% against!”

Others slammed the ruling, including Barack Obama appointee Justice Sonya Sotomayor.

“This Court continues to dismantle the wall of separation between church and state that the Framers fought to build,” wrote the “wise Latina” in her blistering dissent.

Teachers’ union boss Randi Weingarten issued a scathing statement through the American Federation of Teachers.

“Remarkably and stunningly, even for this right-wing majority, this decision completely vitiates the establishment clause of the U.S. Constitution and, with it, the separation of church and state, a core constitutional principle that has bound this country together since its founding,” she wrote. “Today the court has decided that taxpayers must pay for the private religious education of others.”

The rabidly “woke” remnants of what used to be the nation’s most high-profile civil rights organization before it fully aligned itself with the pro-censorship, authoritarian Democratic Party also railed against the ruling.

“For 20 years, courts have upheld Maine’s right to prohibit public funding of religious education,” tweeted the ACLU. “The Supreme Court’s decision today undermines our Constitution’s promise of separation between government and religion.”

More reactions to the court’s ruling:

The ruling against Maine’s religious discrimination will provide more fuel for Democrat calls to pack the Supreme Court, a given considering the party’s absolute contempt for the nation’s institutions.

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