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The State Owns Your Children

When California's Second District Court of Appeal declared that "parents do not have a constitutional right to home school their children," they were simply confirming what many of us have known all along: The state thinks it owns your children. This alone is reason enough to keep your kids out of government indoctrination centers.

Judge H. Walter Croskey, who presided over the case, reached a chilling conclusion -- which, again, came as no surprise. He ruled that a "primary purpose of the educational system is to train school children in good citizenship, patriotism, and loyalty to the state and the nation as a means of protecting the public welfare." There is nothing implied here. Judge Croskey is telling California parents that the state's interests come first.

The saddest part of it is that the vast majority of parents see nothing wrong with the concept of public schools. Sure, they will throw the obligatory hissy fit when free condoms are given out to students, or when evolution is taught in lieu of intelligent design, but most of them just can't pass up the opportunity to give their kids a "free education." As a result, virtually all of them fail to address the real problem.

In essence, those in political power believe that they are the true benefactors (as well as beneficiaries) of our children and will raise them in the manner they see fit. After all, that which the state funds, it also controls. Do you really think that you as fathers and mothers matter to them? No. You are nothing more than foster parents for wards of the state.

Now, you can either get used to that idea, or you can choose to do something about it. What's it going to be?

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Blogger Mike said...

Actually, the "intelligent design" BS is about the only reason I do support public schools in any fashion. That, of course, is countered by the public-school endorsed myth of global warming.

Unfortunately, to America's detriment, neither the commies nor the Biblethumpers want a requirement for scientific education in order to graduate.

I consider myself lucky to live in a state that has reasonable requirements for public education and willingness to allow easy homeschooling.

It's not ideal, but it's about as good as we'll find. In the meantime, I have Reason 3765 never to move to California.

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