Letter writer Steven Levinson makes an astute assessment of our tax code when he challenges the pope and other religious leaders to sell off prime real-estate holdings and other opulent treasures. However, his wisdom also violates the tenet of the separation of church and state. Imagine the influx of religious dollars lobbying our self-serving, feckless politicians. Instead of corporations owning politicians, religious factions would directly control the government through the wealth they have obtained.
Rather than assail the pope for his exposure of our corporate-controlled and manipulated tax laws, we should direct the demand for an equitable distribution of wealth to the corporations that hold trillions of dollars outside the United States.
John Espinosa, Miami