[Vision2020] yes, Weitz is suing Moscow School District

Tom Hansen thansen at moscow.com
Fri May 4 20:09:23 PDT 2007

"I think one of the best ways to support education is to make successful
private schools like Logos prosper through tax exemption."

- Donovan Arnold (July 11, 2005)


From: vision2020-bounces at moscow.com [mailto:vision2020-bounces at moscow.com]
On Behalf Of Andreas Schou
Sent: Friday, May 04, 2007 7:53 PM
To: Donovan Arnold
Cc: vision2020 at moscow.com
Subject: Re: [Vision2020] yes, Weitz is suing Moscow School District



If it is in fact true that the Moscow School District is illegally
collecting funding from the people in Moscow, I hope indeed that Dr. Weitz
is successful in his lawsuit. All tax increases should be legal, otherwise
it would be called stealing. I hope even our most liberal proponents for
education are not in favor of stealing.

The paternalistic theory that Weitz is basing his lawsuit on is that,
somehow, people's behavior today is driven entirely by the wording of a
ballot measure fifteen years ago, and not the debate surrounding the funding
of the schools today. This seems a rather thin basis to sue to reverse the
will of the people of Moscow. 

Just to clarify, Donovan: are you making the wildly hyperbolic argument that
a dispute over the wording of a ballot question is tantamount to "stealing"?
And are you arguing for the (widely discredited) theory of "taxpayer's

-- ACS



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