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Relying on Article VI of the US Constitution, former Teacher files lawsuit against Public Schools

ORWIGSBURG, Penn., Oct. 30, 2013 /Christian Newswire/ — Tom Ritter, a retired public school academic physics and chemistry teacher, has filed a lawsuit (in Dauphin County) seeking the courts to require that all public schools charge “fair” tuition.

(The effect will be to end public education in America, produce a blossoming of private schools and end school taxes.)

His reasoning:

  1. Many First Amendment rights (including, but not limited to, prayers before meals) are inextricably tied to the education of one’s children.
  2. For many people, the only way to exercise these freedoms is to send their children to a private school.
  3. The government restricts these schools (First Amendment rights) by charging no tuition in its own schools.

(As the late Nobel laureate in economics, Dr. Milton Freidman, put it: “Try selling a product that someone else is giving away!” — The New York Times Magazine, Sept. 23, 1975)

Ritter also relies on Article VI of the US Constitution:

“This Constitution…shall be the supreme Law of the Land…any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding.” Of course the First Amendment is part of the Constitution.