Right Wing Legal Group Pacific Justice Institute Attacks Waldorf Schools
Submitted by Admin on Fri, 11/12/2010 - 10:40am.
|People for Legal and Non-Sectarian Schools, Inc. (PLANS), has been battling for 12 years against public funding of Waldorf schools. A federal judge has ruled that Anthroposophy is not a religion, so public schools can continue to utilize its methodology. Pacific Justice Institute is providing PLANS legal assistance in their fight against Waldorf schools.
The Pacific Justice Institute was involved in the initiation of this lawsuit in 1998, has been providing research assistance to PLANS lead attorney D. Michael Bush, and plans to participate in an anticipated appeal to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
What is the Pacific Justice Institute? While PJI is less well-known than many of the other right-wing legal groups, it has some rather high-profile supporters, like Karl Rove and James Dobson:
Addressing a group of roughly 600 people, a senior advisor to former president George W. Bush recently spoke on the importance of faith, family and freedom -- the "timeless values of America."
At the Pacific Justice Institute's 2010 Celebration of Justice Banquet in Anaheim, California, Karl Rove exhorted listeners to defend these values and to make an "argument" for them in all communities. He praised the family as the source that defines America and molds its individuals, saying, "It's in the family where hearts and minds of children are shaped. If society loves and cherishes life, it is because families love and cherish life."
He exhorted the audience to continue taking a stand for the values in which they believe, concluding that "if we stay in the fight, we will win the fight. If we love our country, we need to defend our country."
Other gala speakers included PJI attorney Brad Dacus, Dr. James Dobson, and Father Frank Pastore of Priests for Life.
(POF 14-0) The view that the human being is destined to become a complete, self-contained, free individuality seems to be contested by the fact that he makes his appearance as a member of a naturally given totality (race, people, nation, family, male or female sex) and also works within a totality (state, church, and so on). He bears the general characteristics of the group to which he belongs, and he gives to his actions a content that is determined by the position he occupies among many others. This being so, is individuality possible at all?