Mcculloch V. Maryland

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“The power to tax involves the power to destroy.” This is what the Supreme Court determined in the landmark decision of McCulloch v. Maryland. Presently churches or religious establishments are tax exempt. Many people vividly oppose the government’s stance on the issue, but though the government does many things wrong, as many will tell you, this is not one one of them.

The tax exemption of churches upholds the first amendment in that it almost completely eliminates the financial involvement between church and state. The government should and tries to reduce its influence with religion as much as reasonably possible. The tax exemption provides a layer of protection between the two. As U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Warren E. Berger stated,
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