From the story:
Make no mistake, the institution is on a mission, and giving your children a fine education ain’t it. No, the mission is to indoctrinate your children into the mind-numb, anti-Christ serfs needed to serve and worship the god/state. The institution does not love your children, it needs your children. And worse yet, it has your children, that is, unless you opt out of its whole affair.
This last post deals again with parental rights as we look at this somber article on court decisions:
…the federal courts have ruled many times that as parents we abdicate our parental rights when we send our children to public school. Before you start calling me a right wing extremist or fundamentalist, hear me out, or should I say, hear what the courts have already forced upon you.
May I say that if your reflexive response to any of this is, “these guys are right wing extremists”, that you’ve already been programmed? If two men getting married, or boys in the girl’s locker room because they think they’re girls, or chopping up babies and selling them aren’t extreme, aren’t extreme, then the question must be asked, what is the standard from which one must extremely deviate to be considered extreme? Words like “extreme” are corralling words used by the media. They work like the shepherd’s sheepdog, nipping at the little sheep from behind to keep them bunched up so that they can more easily be herded off to the butchers. Keep in mind that most all people you watch on national TV are in that seven digit income range. If they’re not, they’re working toward it. They’ve got theirs, or at least figure that they’re going to get it. They’re now the elites. And better yet, they don’t live, nor do they intend to live, in the same world they’re creating for you. They’re the protected class. The article continues:
The court clearly stated the government does not have the right to tell parents where to send their children for education, or to tell them what to teach if they teach at home, but the Court did declare parents cannot tell public schools, “You can’t teach my child subjects that are morally offensive to me.”3 …
The Court went on to say:
“If all parents had a fundamental constitutional right to dictate individually what the schools teach [or assess] their children, the schools would be forced to cater a curriculum for each student whose parents had genuine moral disagreements with the school’s choice of subject matter. We cannot see that the Constitution imposes such a burden on state educational systems.4“
So what the court has essentially said is, since the government can’t please every single parent, it will please itself. And please itself it does. Never mind that almost no parents want boys in their little girl’s locker room, or that when it’s put to the people, and not decided by judicial decree, institutionalized homosexuality has gone down in burning flames, it’s “We can’t bend government morality to suit every single parent you know.”
But here’s the thing. They know, and now we all should, that it’s not a consensus morality being taught in the schoolhouse. It’s an extreme amorality. But after every generation, the morality of the society shifts toward what was once extreme. These moral experimenters look at your kids, and the possibilities they possess in molding them, with an evil slobbering grin, as they rub their hands and conjure up the next great experiment they plan to try.
But don’t you buy it. Your child doesn’t have to be a rat in their moral laboratory. By God’s grace, you can opt out. And please don’t buy the, our-school’s-different line. It isn’t. The institution is the institution. You will do a better job academically. But more importantly, you’ll do a much better job morally. You’ll be glad you did it. It’s hard work, yes, but it pays more than that job in the cubicle ever could with dividends that pay for a lifetime.
This headline says it all:
From the article:
Tony Sanders, the chief executive officer of School District U-46 which serves 40,000 students in Cook, DuPage, and Kane Counties in Illinois, has declared that a middle school locker room is henceforth co-ed. He has declared from on high that a student who wishes to be the opposite sex may use whichever locker room his or her heart desires. Even more troubling, Sanders has further declared that no parents in the district may be apprised of the fact that their children may be sharing a locker room with an opposite-sex student.
This is tyrant talk. Just send us your tax dollars–or we’ll come get them by force– and send us your children– or we’ll come get them too– and then leave us alone as we build a new hell for them. Remember, the institution today is our world tomorrow. These kids grow up and take their place at the helm or as compliant serfs. I’m afraid, given the institution of today, that they’re going to feel quite comfortable as tyrants and slaves.
But check the featured video out at this site by clicking here. It was created by Christian Home Educators of Colorado, and it gives a history of the homeschooling movement, and just how miraculous it was that it remained legal in these tyrannical times. God has made a way to save your children from the sin-induced insanity that’s now overtaking our land. I urge you to rescue your children now.
There’s more than one way to skin a cat, as they say. And there’s more than one way to confiscate your children. And I’d add that not all ways are equal in terms of difficulty. Now if the state just came to your house and took your children, we all know that that would be a messy affair, especially when the ballot box still counts for a little something. Suffice it to say that doing this would make the magistrate unpopular. And then there’s the expense. The state would have to feed and care for millions (?) of children, so they’d have to hire people to do that. So as pragmatism settles out, it has been discovered that the best way to confiscate children is through the institution. That way the state can have the children, and its cake too. And, the parents are content to have their children on the weekend, and a few weeks in the summer, and still bear the expense. And after all, at the end of the day the state gets what it wants, their minds.
Here is a great article by Matt Walsh. He looks at a hiccup that happened in the system when a mother gets the notion that her child is still her’s.
The story is based on a child who missed more days than the state allows. (“the state ‘allows‘”. You see? That’s slave thinking.) I love the way Walsh puts it:
You see, according to the compulsory attendance policy at her kid’s public school in Georgia, the district will magnanimously allow a parent to keep their kid home from school up to five times in a year without a doctor’s note. Once they exceed that magically arbitrary fifth “unexcused” absence, every succeeding incident must be specifically prescribed by a medical professional. Even if the parent feels the child should stay home, the school will not allow it unless a doctor agrees. Otherwise, the parent could be thrown in jail, which is a totally reasonable response.
Julie’s son unfortunately made the mistake of getting sick more times than the school allows, and so a warrant was issued for his mom’s arrest.
Keep in mind, this is not a unique or uncommon situation. Julie is only the latest in a long, long, long line of parents who have been violently reminded that we live in a fascist state where liberty is, increasingly, a mere fiction.
It’s a great read. And he does a great job of pointing out the obvious problems with this insanity. But the great thing is, you don’t have to participate in it. And an even greater thing is, neither does your child. And as I’ve said before here, the fact that you still have the liberty to keep your child is nothing short of God’s providence. It’s a miracle. God does provide a way.
I watched this video by Prager Univeristy, and I couldn’t help but to realize that he was doing a pretty good job of describing the Wright Family Acadamy:
I love Dennis Prager, and I think his Prager Univeristy videos are excellent, and that they’re making a little bit of a difference. But, there’s a “but”, when it comes to the topic of education. So I’m going to pick this apart just a bit, but please don’t let that be an insinuation that I don’t like the video or Prager Univeristy.
He starts out by saying this:
If every high school principal gave the following speech, America would be a much better place.
I disagree strongly with this statement because I think it’s false. America wouldn’t be a much better place. It’d be the same place, and here’s why. I’ll call it the “make bad and fix” solution rather than the “make good” solution. This statement ignores and underestimates 8 years of education that took place with formative children. You can try to teach high schoolers new things, but they rightly have minds of their owns. They can and will balk at your “fix”, because they are not children. They are adults. And to call 14-year-olds children may seem like an innocuous “problem”, but it’s not. In reality, it’s a major problem, and Prager highlights why in this first statement. He’s using a “make bad and fix” approach assuming that the bad is still fixable. But these young adults are well on their way to being what they’re going to be. There is a proverb in Prager’s Bible that explains this. It says, “teach a CHILD in the way he should go, and he will not depart from it”. In other words, don’t make bad and fix, but rather, make good.
I do have to appreciate one thing in this statement, however. He is at least backing out of college and looking at high school. Most conservative pundits look only at college as if the first 8 years of making bad never happened. He needs to back up another 8 or so years.
The second problem I’ll talk about is the top-down, external-in approach. The homeschooling model is a bottom-up, internal-out approach. It doesn’t try to fix our social problems by the “top” making better laws for people to break, or forcing externals. As the old saying goes, “those who are forced against their will are of the same opinion still”. No, for one, making America a better place is not my motivation for homeschooling, although I realize that home education will do just that. But it’s a byproduct of my efforts, not the reason for them. I do it because I love my children and I want their beliefs to be consistent with reality. But I also want my children’s hearts to be right. And if I can, by God’s grace, do that, then external forces won’t be required. And these heart changes, for the most part, happen early in life, long before the children get to high school.
So, dear parent, this is so very important. Keep your children at home, and teach them when they are open to your teaching. Teach them in the way they should go early. Make them good. Don’t let the institution make them bad and then try to fix it. It is difficult at best to do that, and more likely to be impossible.
This is a story of two little girls. One little girl is dropped off at the front door of the schoolhouse looking like this:
What do you think would happen to the parents? Because we all know how much the institution loves children… right?
But that’s one story. Here’s another story. Suppose your daughter comes home from the institution looking like this:
What then? Will Child Protective Services arrest the institution? Will it take all the children away from it on account of their lack of oversight and care? of course not.
So which one is the true story? To answer that question click here.
There really are things that make you go, hmmm. This article gives an example of what I’m talking about:
“I went to the lunch line and they said my 2 Dollar Bill was fake,” Danesiah told Ted Oberg Investigates. “They gave it to the police. Then they sent me to the police office. A police officer said I could be in big trouble.”
Not just big trouble. Third-degree felony trouble.
School officials called Daneisha’s grandmother, Sharon Kay Joseph.
…Then the Fort Bend ISD police investigated the 2 Dollar Bill with the vigor of an episode of Dragnet, even though at that school 82-percent of kids are poor enough to get free or reduced price lunch.
The alleged theft of $2 worth of chicken tenders led a campus officer — average salary $45,000 a year — to the convenience store that gave grandma the 2 Dollar Bill.
I personally think that this little girl, supposing that she escapes the cycle of out-of-wedlock pregnancy and poverty that the Democrat and institution foster, has learned a valuable life lesson for her future dealings with her government, especially as it concerns the IRS. But even if she doesn’t escape, she has at least learned what is in store for her in her dealings with the welfare office. And of course she has already learned what to expect from the police, and how easy it is for her to become a felon.
There is another take away from this story that ought to encourage you in deciding to keep your children at home… I mean beyond the obvious, and that is that every person in this parade of dunces is government certified. They actually had to make their way to a bank, and a none government certified person, probably a bank teller, to get to the truth. So the next time you hear the word, “certified”, think of this story. Government “Certified”, as in “certified teacher”, is a meaningless word except for those who have not figured out the wool being pulled over their eyes by the whole “certification” scheme. You are as certified to teach your children as any of these dunces.
Sadly, there is no moral to this story except one, keep your children, or grandchildren, at home, and educate them there. If you’re already on welfare, (I’m guessing that this is the case here given the story) then you have the time and resources to do it, thanks to your neighbors earning money for the government to take and give to you. And furthermore, you have the one certification that trumps all certifications given out like candy by the bureaucracy, that is that you love your children. And love covers a multitude of ignorances. Don’t ask me how I know that.
As you might guess, when I see any article on why children walk away from the faith right at about the same time they finish the 12 years of Secular Humanist indoctrination their parents send them to, I am interested. This article is no different:
Of this half (more exactly, 49 percent) of “nones” who say they no longer believe, many “mention ‘science’ as the reason they do not believe in religious teachings” while others “reference ‘common sense,’ ‘logic’ or a ‘lack of evidence’ – or simply say they do not believe in God.”
We live in a day when a man will walk into a crowded place, yell Allah Akbar as he’s killing people, and in the aftermath, learned men will stand around and wonder what motivated him to do such a thing. This article is similar. All one has to do is place this paragraph next to what children will be taught in the institution, and the answers should be clear. An image should emerge, especially when parents transfer their authority as guardians and guides over their 6-year-olds, who understand almost nothing about life, to a thoroughly anti-Christ institution. Yet nowhere in this article is public education addressed. Do you want to know what amazes me? It’s God’s grace and mercy in that he allows us to keep 20 percent.
Now for the caveat. Home schooling parents can do lousy jobs of indoctrinating their children into their faith. Also, parents who send their children off to public school can be excellent at teaching their children about God. In the end, not all children who are educated at home keep their parent’s faith. More do, yes, but not all. And sending your young child off to an institution of Secular Humanist indoctrination does not ensure that they will reject your faith. They probably will, but it’s not a given.
I think it’s difficult for us, as adults, to enter the mind of a child, and understand his lack of life experience. 6, or 7, or just 10 years ago she knew zero. She had zero life experience. She was brand new in this world. And then four or five years later she is thrust into a world bent on using her lack of experience to indoctrinate her into Secular Humanism, and then when she grows up in that world the parents are shocked that she has abandoned their faith.
I’m shocked too to tell you the truth. I’m shocked that even one child’s faith survives it. But why take the chance when the stakes are so high? We wouldn’t give anything for the experiences we’ve shared with our children throughout their learning years so far. It has been rich with relationship, fun, and learning. We’ve watched them grow up and learn right before our lives, instead of strangers about whom we’ve known nothing. There is so much more to homeschooling than meets the eye. Please try it and see.
The Wall Street Journal has a gem of an article and well written. And it goes to show the extent to which folly can be well written, but then only becomes well-written folly. And of course, well-written folly is much easier on the palate.
The article starts by looking like a fine Republican article, and if your only hope in life is to have the Republican Party win elections, I suppose it’s as good an article as any. But let’s look underneath the covers at the maggots, shall we?
I’ll do this by comparing premises.
The question you need to answer, if your children are in the institution, is, how long has this been a problem? The answer, by the way, is, a very long time. So how many children have been indoctrinated into Secular Humanism, moral relativism, and have gotten a shoddy education to boot in the decades that have passed with this known problem? As I’ve said here before, and as I wish the WSJ understood too, when you see a building on fire with your children in it, you don’t make your attempts to put out the fire your number one priority. No, rescuing the children is your first priority, and then, and only then, do you attempt to save the building. For many reasons that are beyond the scope of this blog, you can give up on the schoolhouse. It’s burning down. You need to go rescue your children.
The school system is a complex thing, and it’s problems transcend bad teachers.
The institution is acting like what it is; a Secular Humanist temple. Good teachers can teach evil better than bad teachers. Good people who are teachers can’t teach morals at all because it’s illegal to teach anything that the god/state doesn’t approve of. And the god/state approves of teaching some generalized and undefined idea of social justice, which is just a euphemism for Marxism. It approves of tolerating aberrant behavior as righteous, and those who call it sin as unrighteous. It approves of earth and government worship, and it approves of the killing, dicing and selling of unborn children. It does not approve of the Republican party, and it still wouldn’t even if Republicans won elections, which is increasingly unlikely because Republicans have ceded all future voters over to a Democrat run education system.
There’s a lot to this article, and I’d recommend reading it. Not because you think it does a great job pointing out Hillary’s faults, but because it points out just have failed the entire school system is, and how hopeless is the idea of fixing it given the masses of people who have already been indoctrinated by it.
I’ll leave you with one excerpt at the end:
It isn’t clear who wrote these lines in the Democratic Party platform. But teachers unions have for years battled testing, accountability and merit pay. They push parental “opt out” as a backdoor way to kill testing, and the unions are doing their best to prevent charter schools from expanding. On discipline policies, the support is coming from civil-rights groups and the Obama administration.
If the views of rank-and-file Democrats don’t count, and party leaders care little about the political center, it’s hard to see how Mrs. Clinton could turn victory into a governing majority.
Most of the people who vote for Clinton won’t have a clue about who she is, or what she’s done, and they won’t care. She’s a Democrat and that’s all they’ve been taught that they need to know. Any attempt to point out her corruption will simply be seen as typical presidential politics. But that last line is mind boggling. If the author doesn’t understand how she could govern without support, he’s been living under a rock for the last 8 years at least. She will be the little tyrant just fine, and every problem she causes will successfully be blamed on her political enemies, and all the while you’re children will be trained to buy her line as well as every successor’s line while your tax dollars will ensure more of the same in the schoolhosue and worse.
So many times we loose site of “The Bottom Line“. We get into a rat race with the world and we want our children to win. We want them to be the best, and to leave all our neighbor’s children in the dust. We want to be proud.
But I happen to think that there’s much more to life than a big house on the hill that our neighbors look up at and sigh with envy. I’ve personally met too many people who knew how to makes lots of bucks, but could not hold a family together if their lives depended on it. From one marriage to another they went, always looking for something promised, but which was not there. And worst of all, this rat race is easy to slide into for all of us.
I think therefore that it’s a good idea to write down what we want for our children, and to perhaps even define success for ourselves so that we can keep our eye on the prize. And with that in mind, I wrote this post some time back on my other blog:
Here is the post in its entirety:
If we are to aim at success in raising our children, then we ought to at least be willing to define what that success would be. As a father who desires to see all of life from a biblical perspective, that success is going to look different from the world’s ideas of success. It would seem wise to me, therefore, to start by seeing all of life as a short prelude to an eternal destiny of torturous damnation or heavenly bliss.
But I know that our world lies to us. It seeks to comfort us with promises of gray. We are incessantly warned against the folly of seeing things as either black or white. Gray is a safe refuge, or so we are told. But not for me! Gray is ignorance. It is an unsafe place; a place of shortsightedness. Standing at a fork in the road does not afford us such a gray existence. We must proceed in but one direction. And so it will be at our last breath. Our past will determine our eternal future. And this life will be but a speck in light of what lies beyond it, and it is in that speck that the choice must be made to either clothe ourselves in Christ, so that the real us can be hidden from our Father in heaven, or to dare approach Jehovah’s throne of judgment naked.
Yet it is our sinful nature to fix our eyes on the speck that is the present. But in doing so we can’t but define success according to its standards. We find ourselves hoping above all that our children are spared material want first, and spiritual want second. But this is a short-sighted perspective. To fix our eyes on Jesus is to fix our eyes on eternity and not this race! It is in eternity that His throne, at the right hand of the Father, is situated. The great cloud of witnesses do not cheer when we graduate from a secular humanist college, or get that high paying job. We are deceived if we do not grasp that good character will give our children joy. A starved spirit with well-fed flesh is success, at best, for only a moment within this speck of time. The “present” intends to divert our fleshy eyes from our ultimate destiny by selling us sheetrock, cars, and toys. But it will leave all who dare try it wanting.
Away with such folly! It is better, if I truly take Jesus’ words to heart, to define success for my children by their love for Him, and their desire to follow his commandments. It is my daily prayer. It is my life. May my children be complete failures in the eyes of this world and yet receive great applause from the great cloud of witnesses who have gone before them. That is how I define success.