Ummm… yeah. That question was pretty clear. If it was a mistake, it was a pretty stupid one.
“I didn’t retract it, I corrected it,” Strong said. “It’s always been my position that I did not support use of public money (for private voucher schools).”
Asked to explain how the error occurred, Strong said “people make mistakes.”
“It was nothing intentional,” he said. “I’m a human being like everyone else. I’m prone to make mistakes. I’m not perfect. People are going to have to make up their own minds about that.”
The MTI questionnaire, which executive director John Matthews provided Friday upon request, asked: “Do you support the use of public funds (vouchers) to enable parents to pay tuition with tax payers’ money for religious and private schools.”
Strong submitted a response on Jan. 4 saying “yes.”
If one supports funding of public schools one supports schools funded with religion.
Public schools have numerous religions: Secular humanism, evolution, global warming, and the latest public school religion, “white pivilege”. That last one is extremely racist.
So this notion that funding public school is NOT funding religion is a completely ridiculous notion.
Leting people have the choice to escape the cold, empty, religions of the public school is something every candidate should support.