Isn't Florida supposed to be a purple, moderate swing state? Then why is the Florida legislature considering a series of regressive measures seemingly aimed and boring holes into the wall between church and state? Consider:
- The legislature is currently debating a billthat will effect the teaching of evolution. (though exactly how depends on the final product.
- This fall Floridians will vote on two constitutional amendments that will allow the state to fund religious schools with vouchers.
For Constitutional background, check out this piece by Dahlia Lithwick outlining the legal issues and this discussion of standing in the comments on Religion Clause. I'll be back to flesh these out tonight.