The New Jersey Court And Errors

875 WordsJan 25, 20164 Pages
The New Jersey Court and Errors reversed the initial ruling and Justice Hugo Black delivered the court’s opinion on the case. “First. They authorized the State to take by taxation the private property of some and bestow it upon others to be used for their own private purposes. This, it is alleged, violates the due process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. Second. The statute and the resolution forced inhabitants to pay taxes to help support and maintain schools which are dedicated to, and which regularly teach, the Catholic Faith. This is alleged to be a use of state power to support church schools contrary to the prohibition of the First Amendment which the Fourteenth Amendment made applicable to the states” (Everson v. Board of Education of the Township of Ewing, 1947). Based on the ruling of this court case, it has been determined that no matter how innocent the act might be, one needs to be careful not to overstep the boundaries of public versus parochial education. It is a person’s choice to attend a private or parochial institution but with that decision comes the harsh reality that, even though some benefits are made available to the public school system and that a person is a tax paying citizen, a parochial education will cost more due to the fact that monetary benefits are not made available to assist in the support of the institution and help pay for the curriculum and the wages of the employees. Thomas Jefferson stated it well when he addressed the Danbury
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