A reader writes:
I always find it somewhat hypocritical when Chareidi apologistsítalk critically about the ďnanny stateĒ when so much Cholov Yisroel milk is paid for with WIC…
Silly ad hominem swipe. When and how did I become a “Chareidi apologist”? I guess I’m honored on the one hand – since one man’s apologist is another’s philosopher, thinker, spokesman, representative, whatever – but flummoxed on the other, because I don’t represent anyone’s POV but my own.
Anyway, my thoughts on the subject are that there is way too much reliance on government dollars in some Charedi communities. I also think that the gov’t should stop treating our kids’ education as less valuable than anyone else’s and that parents should have complete and unfettered school choice and tuition tax credits.
This is an argument based on principles and I haven’t done the math, but I think we’d come out pretty well.