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What could be more un-American than a culture-specific school?

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Submitted by James A. Bridge (United States), May 16, 2007 at 12:16

This idea is an affront to the very notion of the American Experience. The United States is confluence of cultures. We are united under the protections of our Constitution. We are ONE.

Public funding cannot be used to create a multi-cultural educational system. Separate but equal public schools are unconstitutional, according, at least, to the Supreme Court. You might say, "that was about segregation of blacks and whites", and I would answer, "how does that work against my argument?"

May I quote, please, Brown v. Board of Education?

...We conclude that, in the field of public education, the doctrine of "separate but equal" has no place. Separate educational facilities are inherently unequal. Therefore, we hold that the plaintiffs and others similarly situated for whom the actions have been brought are, by reason of the segregation complained of, deprived of the equal protection of the laws guaranteed by the Fourteenth Amendment. This disposition makes unnecessary any discussion whether such segregation also violates the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment....

The Supreme Court will rule that the Madrassah in Brooklyn is an unconstitutional use of public funds--as soon as this case comes before it.

And, I predict, it will. If I were a New York City taxpayer in the borough of Brooklyn, I assure you, the complaint would already have been filed.

Submitting....

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