Douglas’ Dissent in Part

a.    The majority was wrong to decide the case without determining whether each of the children involved desired to attend high school over the objections of their parents.  The trial court should see if the kids want to go to school, and if they do, the Amish parents’ wishes should be overruled…

b.    What’s the majority’s bullshit distinction between religion and philosophical views?  This is a very tenuous distinction.  Besides, in the past, we have considered conscientious objector claims to fall under “religious training and belief” in the Selective Service Act, even though the objectors may have not been religious.