Would the editorial staff of The News resolve this apparent conflict? Patients can use taxpayers' funds (Medicare) at a Catholic hospital. Residents can use taxpayers' funds (Medicaid) at a Lutheran nursing home. And at a Jewish college, students can use taxpayers' funds to further their education.
But the poor 7-year-old child can't use taxpayers' funds paid for by his or her parents to attend a religious school -- oh no! We have a better choice for him, even if it costs two to four times more: The government will decide the best education for that child.
GLENN H. GRUNDTISCH