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Church and state in Georgia yet again

Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue is making a third effort to bring my state’s religion clauses in line with those of the U.S. Constitution.. Last year, I wrote about one of the practical political obstacles to the effort. This time, I write about why we need to make the effort. The short version: much of what we do in Georgia, both with regard to faith-based contracting and higher education tuition support, is unconstitutional if one reads Georgia’s "Blaine Amendment" in a straightforward manner. We’re lucky no one has sued. That won’t last forever.

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