Thursday, May 21, 2009

Oklahoma Constitution regarding tax money and religion

Section II-5: Public money or property - Use for sectarian purposes.

No public money or property shall ever be appropriated,
applied, donated, or used, directly or indirectly, for the use,
benefit, or support of any sect, church, denomination, or system
of religion, or for the use, benefit, or support of any priest,
preacher, minister, or other religious teacher or dignitary, or
sectarian institution as such.


  1. This may be the most toothless provision I've yet seen, partly because we are not suing to enforce it. One need not look far for examples of this law being blithely ignored.

    I understand why some people (especially those who argue before SCOTUS regularly, like the ACLU) prefer to use the federal constitution, but AUOK is uniquely situated to make use of a stronger and broader provision, and must do so at some point to prevent its becoming a dead letter.

  2. I agree completely. I feel confident we could obtain hundreds of willing and eager plaintiffs in a legal action to prevent this blatantly unconstitutional (State and US) law from taking effect. I have inquired with the National AU as to that possibility.

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  4. You can count me as a plaintiff should AU of OK go forward with a lawsuit.

    I'm not afraid of these cretins and will publicly use my name.


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