Want To Tell The State To Stick It? Homeschool Your Kids
The swelling legions of homeschoolers poke a subtle rebuke at Americaâ€™s ever expanding nanny state. Under both parties, Washington has systematically invaded private spheres and co-opted public services historically performed by local bodies. But a spontaneous groundswell of freedom minded folks has continued Americaâ€™s rich inheritance of rugged individualism.
The God-fearing, flag-waiving, gun-toting homeschool crowd embodies the American spirit of mutual self-reliance. You wonâ€™t encounter a more neighborly bunch. Their children thrive without government â€śhelp.â€ť Their support networks blossom sans the stateâ€™s sanction. Meanwhile, taxpayers waste a fortune securing abysmal academic results. In 2012, SAT scores fell to their lowest level since tracking began. As spending soars, assessment scores plummet....
Rufus, I don't remember anywhere I said that self-defense wasn't allowed, even with a gun. However toting them on the street is something else again. (Remember pepper spray?) We are suppose to getting away from the Wild West not going back to it, even Wyatt Earp banned guns in the law abiding parts of Dodge city. I suggest you look over the article, Five myths about gun control.
Nebraska has very little interference in home schooling, NET: Home School Nebraska. Many states allow the children to be as backward and ignorant as their parents, if that's what you want, no doubt there are states that will oblige your wish.
His "school at home" belief is still a Statist position because he believes the Almighty State should monitor and regulate how fathers are to train up their children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.
Rufus wrote: Praise God you are favorable towards homeschooling. That is the only non-statist position I've witnessed you take.
[Quote=Jim Lincoln]Rufus, I was pointing what the article said, "The God-fearing, flag-waiving, gun-toting homeschool crowd embodies the American spirit of mutual self-reliance...." I would point out perhaps the majority of people who home-school are pacifists, and wouldn't have allow a gun in their homes[/QUOTE]I suspect you are confusing terms or the definitions of terms for I am a pacifist as I am opposed to violence as a means of settling disputes. Yet if someone chooses to use violence against my family I would think it negligent/cowardly to not protect my family from physical harm and thus requiring that I posses the tools to contend against this violence.
â€śI have been repeating over and over again that he who cannot protect himself or his nearest and dearest or their honour by non-violently facing death may and ought to do so by violently dealing with the oppressor. He who can do neither of the two is a burden. He has no business to be the head of a family. He must either hide himself, or must rest content to live for ever in helplessness and be prepared to crawl like a worm at the bidding of a bullyâ€ť - Gandhi
Rufus, I was pointing what the article said, "The God-fearing, flag-waiving, gun-toting homeschool crowd embodies the American spirit of mutual self-reliance...." I would point out perhaps the majority of people who home-school are pacifists, and wouldn't have allow a gun in their homes
Rufus, I should point out that my father was really anti-union. I may not be as hostile as he was to them as he was, but I wouldn't want to join one. There is really nothing unbiblical about them--depending how they are run. I will point out union membership is the lowest in 73 years, what good have unions done. One thing they were instrumental in keeping wages up and supporting healthcare by their companies. Thanks to the greedy the government is the only way healthcare will be provided to citizens because for one reason or another, such as selfishness of management which sometimes was kept in check by unions we really do have to Give healthcare a chance to evolve.
Some things government can do better, some things government should do that it isn't, The Untouchables.
Jim Lincoln wrote: Rufus, it's good to see you around. gun-totting, you mean like in ... Matthew 26 52 Then Jesus said^ to him, "Put your sword back into its place; for all those who take up the sword shall perish by the sword.---. But anyway, I support home schooling, ...
Not everything is about guns Jim but if I meant anything as you say, I would've meant like the two gun toting disciples that had a gun when the Saviour of the world told them to sell their garments and buy one.
I interpret what Jesus said in Matthew 26 as, I am going to let these satanic tyrants have their hour for the sake of the sinners I love but those tyrants that lead into captivity, I'm going to enslave and those that kill by the sword I'm going to kill. Keep in mind he's the king of kings and he will be bringing his kingdom in with violence.
Praise God you are favorable towards homeschooling. That is the only non-statist position I've witnessed you take.
"Moreover, Dr. Ray concludes adults taught at home retained their parentâ€™s worldviews far more frequently than peers. Students learning at home absorb much less liberal cant."
This is something that bad guys recognize too and every Christian should hold the following quote (not found in the article) near to them:
"Education is thus a most powerful ally of humanism, and every American school is a school of humanism. What can a theistic Sunday school's meeting for an hour once a week and teaching only a fraction of the children do to stem the tide of the five-day program of humanistic teaching?" - Charles F. Potter "Humanism: A New Religion," 1930