jwhitlock Posted April 30, 2015 Share Posted April 30, 2015 The Supreme Court precedent is the final word on such matters. You seem to be the only human on the planet who doubts that the power to tax is the power to destroy. That is why tax exempt status is granted to religious institutions, which is at the heart of the 1st amendment, tonie. If you don't understand the concept, you might want to get out the Supreme Court Reporter and read McCullough v Maryland, the landmark case. I read it and briefed it when I was a young pre-law student. Got a perfect score. Made a big impression on me and forever solidified my belief that John Marshall was our greatest Chief Justice. As an aside on this, I'm curious as to your take on the Bob Jones case decision. Was it actually a decision targeted to a specific situation, or was it meant to be more broadly applied? While I don't agree with the concept of racial segregation, was BJU imposing its beliefs on others, or was it being practiced within the confines of the religious organization itself by people who agreed to that religious restriction? If so, was the court wrong in infringing on religious belief in its ruling to remove the tax exempt status? Were there extenuating circumstances that justified the court in its ruling? Again, just looking for input on this. Link to comment
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