By Thomas A. Bowden (Los Angeles Times, March 5, 2007)
What good is the 1st Amendment if citizens cannot sue to prevent the White House from spending tax money to promote religion? The Supreme Court should proclaim that taxpayers have legal standing to challenge faith-based initiatives such as those engineered by the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives.
President Bush's shameful record of insinuating religion into politics demonstrates that the government will not police itself. The courthouse doors must therefore remain open to courageous plaintiffs who safeguard everyone's future by mounting constitutional attacks on creeping theocracy.