Monthly Archives: April 2016

Reason 232: Because You Have No Say In Government Education

In the 1920’s, in the very heart of “The Bible Belt, the ACLU orchestrated an attack on the teaching of creationism in Dayton Tennessee. It was a battle that they lost, but a war that they won. Parents would now have to send their children to school to be taught that their existence was nothing more than happenstance. These children grew up and filled the courts.

In the 1960’s, the courts found in the constitution that prayer in school was unconstitutional. It hadn’t been there before, but these now grown up children steeped in an evolutionary mindset suddenly discovered it. It was a de facto constitutional amendment. Parents would now have to send their children to school to be taught a more militant form of evolutionary fantasy with the expulsion of anything God.

In the 1970’s the courts found in the constitution that it was a human right for a mother to murder her unborn child. That right hadn’t been there before, but these now grown up children, steeped in Godlessness evolutionary thinking didn’t care. The butchers at Planned Parenthood were given the green light and would shortly have the red carpet laid out for them at the government schoolhouse. Parents? If you don’t like it, shut up.

Last year the courts found in the constitution that the word marriage, as it had always been defined, had been redefined. It had always throughout human history been defined and understood as what it is, but now the courts went against the will of the people and found in the constitution that it was illegal to define it that way anymore.

Soon the courts will redefine the words male and female. The schoolhouse has played its part in that too. Here is a story of just one of those battles.

Minnesota Parents Sue To Get Trans Classes In Kindergarten

The issue became public when the Edwards demanded the school present transgender materials and information to their child’s classmates. “Key components included a letter to be sent home to kindergarten families notifying them of the transition; use of the book ‘I Am Jazz‘ in each kindergarten classroom; and communications for any families who asked about opting out of the classroom education, to direct them to equivalent content and to outline behavior expectations,” the complaint states.

While the school was initially willing to implement such materials, even considering an additional book, “My Princess Boy,” school officials changed their minds after backlash from parents who didn’t want transgenderism taught at such a young age. Some parents believed an opt-out would not be sufficient because the information would inevitably be spread to the other students who did not receive the instruction directly. As a result, the school chose to enforce its anti-bulling policy and not conduct gender re-education.

None of us have escaped the indoctrination cycles. Those who hate their creator are committed to erasing Him, and will stop at nothing. To give an inch is to give a mile. These poor parents want to hold some semblance of normalcy without being painted as haters and bigots.  I’m sorry, but there’s no middle of the road on this one.

It doesn’t matter how this particular case turns out. Parents and their children will loose. They lost the day they sent their children to be indoctrinated by a God hating state because they are more worried about their material well-being than their spiritual well-being.

The schoolhouse is in free-fall with the rest of society. You, as a parent, will have no say in what goes on there. But you will have every say in what goes on in your house. Keep them home.

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Reason 231: Because You Really Do Have The Time

Here’s a great article that helps to dispell a lot of deceptions:

How Much Time Does Homeschooling Really Take? 

Since most of us only know government schooling, we use that model as a reference point. The truth is, it should be the other way around. As we began our adventure in educating and indoctrinating our children at home, we learned through the years that the state model was extremely flawed. There’s government type certified conveyor belt education, and then there’s everything else. And it’s a mistake to measure everything else against a broken, bloated, corrupted, lost money laundering scheme, even if it does have a sign that says “schoolhouse” hanging on the fence that surrounds the compound.

This is an informative read. We’ve found it to be the case ourselves. And as we’ve academically tested our children every year, we are ever more confident that we have made the right choice, for reasons a lot more important than accademics.

 

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Reason 230: Because It’s Not Like Your Children Will Not Be Taught Worship

God made man to worship. Birds can’t not build nests. Beavers can’t not build dams. And man can’t not worship… something or someone; and yes, this is true for atheists too. And so the human beings running the schoolhouse can’t not teach worship… the only question is, what will they be taught to worship? And as we’ve seen, the “what” can get downright creepy, like our featured video today in honor of TBT.

Yep, everything’s just great now 7 and a half years hence. It’s a virtual Utopia.

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Reason 229: Yep, Pretty Much

 

Looks like the only thing missing is the crescent moon.

 

H/T Exodus Mandate

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Reason 228: Because More Is Caught Than Taught

Yesterday I spoke of how children learn. With that in mind, today we look at an article concerning the up and coming religious holiday call “Earth Day”.

Earth Day Teaches Kids All The Wrong Lessons

A bit:

The chances that you’ll find a student whose goal is to one day extract fossil fuels more effectively or use genetically modified crops—or any real innovation, for that matter—to help the fortunes of billions of impoverished humans around the world is around zero. Most students will mimic what they hear, and claim to want to turn pond scum or discarded plastic bottles into eco-fuel. They get an A for caring… Many kids confuse science with environmental activism… “Science” means “panic over climate change.” “Innovation” means pretending to deal with it. And so “science week” at your local public school is probably more like “green week”

And all the while:

In many states science standards are plummeting, though the prevalence of green education programs is rising. Perhaps this is not coincidental. Children seem exceptionally concerned about overpopulation and a variation in the climate, which they are told portends dystopia despite all evidence to the contrary. “Science” means creating apprehension about human progress.

Great article. Please give them a click over there for the rest. It’s dead on. And a great reason to homeschool.

 

 

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Reason 227: Because Children Are Never Not Learning

We have an old adage around our house: “Most learning is caught, not taught.” But humans, for whatever reason, don’t think like that. We tend to think down the road of, “learning = lectures and schoolwork.”  But that’s not true.  I can remember the lyrics to an old country ditty from years back:

Oh, listen to the children while they play,
Now ain’t it kinda funny what the children say,
Skip a rope.

Daddy hates mommy, mommy hates dad,
Last night you shoulda heard the fight they had,
Gave little sister another bad dream,
She woke us all up with a terrible scream.

Cheat on your taxes, don’t be a fool,
Now what was that they said about a Golden Rule?
Never mind the rules, just play to win,
And hate your neighbour for the shade of his skin.

Stab ’em in the back, that’s the name of the game,
And mommy and daddy are who’s to blame.

Skip a rope, skip a rope,
Just listen to your children while they play,
It’s really not very funny, what the children say,
Skip a rope, skip a rope.

In these latter years of childrearing we have begun to think a little differently. When we see things we don’t like in our children, our first question is, are they getting that behavior from us? And many times that’s exactly where they’re getting it. It’s easier for a person to see the faults in someone else than it is to see them in themselves. Once we have identified the source of the problem we work on fixing it together.

But children in the schoolhouse spend most of their waking young lives there. And that parents send them there is a lesson in itself, a lesson they learn very well. One of those lessons is that you endorse whatever whacked out idea the schoolhouse is preaching in the short little era they’re attending. Right now it’s that the butchers at Planned Parenthood are just great and fight for your daughter’s right to murder her children, male and female are no longer biolgical facts but are rather subject to the whims of an individual, Marxism, radical Feminism, earth worship, Secular Humanism, guns are evil and people are good as well as anti-American and anti-Christian sentimment.  But there are lots more than just these few lessons.

But one of the most powerful influences on children in the schoolhouse is peers. Many bad lessons are learned there, probably more than the schoolhouse could ever hope to teach.  The schoolhouse is a cauldron of learning experiences, most of which is unintentional. But worse, it’s a cauldron in a rapidly deterorating society and culture that has lost its way.

The best thing is to try to have a little more control over what they’re taught. It’s called protecting them from ideas and themes that they’re much too young to process. Parents protect their children from being physically abused, and no one accuses them of attempting turn them into little hermits. But when someone wants to abuse their minds, why they’re all in for that.

The song is correct, in my oppinion. Children are given an advocate at birth. That would be you. We should never advocate that precious responsibility.

 

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Reason 226: Because Some In The Institution Actually Believe What It Teaches

Here is a sad story:

16-year-old girl beaten to death in high school bathroom in Delaware

Here’s the problem. How do the elites make themselves gods while at the same time destroying God? On the one hand, they need to dispell the silly notion that there’s an authority that trumps their own, and on the other they must insist that it’s wrong for us to kill each other. So, they explain man’s existence through a process they call survival of the fittest where only the fit survive to pass along their genes. And then they say it’s wrong to kill the weak.

Well this poor young soul won’t be passing along any genes. She was weak. She didn’t survive the schoolhouse and its thugs and bullies, who are strong.  And yet those who insist that survival of the fittest must be taught, and make laws to ensure it will be taught, and take action against anyone who questions its teaching, are the first to be shocked when their students live as if what they taught is true.

If this is the world you dream of, then the schoolhouse is the place you’ll definitely want to send your children off to for a good indoctrination. But if you think this smells a little like hell on earth, then do something different. Teach your children that they were created… by a creator, and that it’s wrong to kill each other; not because you say it is, or some Planned Parenthood butcher elitist says he thinks it is, but because God says it is.

 

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Reason 225: Because Of Words

In the story of the Tower Of Babel, the language of those building the tower became confused. In like manner, the language of today is also becoming confused. The result is bound to be similar.

It’s difficult to express just how important words are, but this story helps. To begin with, keep in mind that our laws are nothing more than words. And for a judiciary to redefine the words in the laws on a whim is the same as changing the law itself. To redefine is to write law.

So we have this example from “Liberal Logic”:

Federal Court: Schools May Not Provide Separate Bathrooms Based on Biology

Here is the key passage that makes my point:

The court concluded that Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972—which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex—should be interpreted as prohibiting discrimination on the basis of gender identity, as a Department of Education letter suggested in 2015. The ruling allows a lawsuit brought by a transgender student to proceed.

Just like that a couple of men “reinterpret” what has always been gender. And as a result, your schoolhouse looses. But worse your children loose… if you send them to the confused mess that is now that government building down the street. These ruling are coming down from on high. It’s out of your city’s, county’s and state’s hands. But it’s not out of your hands. No, in your hands remain the freedom to provide your child a rational and sane education.

 

H/T Glenn

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Reason 224: Because You Don’t Want To Raise Leftist Radicals

I read this article today:

The Re-Education Camps We Call Universities

It just goes to show how confused even conservatives can be, and how insidious the schoolhouse is. The last place we seem to be willing to look for corruption is in the minds of our five-year-old children. The schoolhouse, with the exception of a few news stories of radicals being radicals, is seen as a safe place to send our children. We think that it is, for the most part, neutral. But nothing could be further from the truth.

The university is not a Re-Education camp. The re-education has already been done by the time they reach that level of education. Those entering that level of study are something like a raw resource, ready to have all they been taught up to that point, confirmed by the university.  About 80 years ago CS Lewis, a professor himself, had this to say in a book called “The Abolition Of Man”:

The very power of [the writers of the text books] depends on the fact that they are dealing with a boy: a boy who thinks he is ‘doing’ his ‘English prep’ and has no notion that ethics, theology, and politics are all at stake. It is not a theory they put into his mind, but an assumption, which ten years hence, its origin forgotten and its presence unconscious, will condition him to take one side in a controversy which he has never recognized as a controversy at all. The authors themselves, I suspect, hardly know what they are doing to the boy, and he cannot know what is being done to him.

The writer of the feathered article waw going to debate someone who has no idea how or why he has taken the side that he has. The up and coming generations are at war with all of history. All who disagree with the notions that were implanted long ago in their heads by the schoolhouse are aliens, strange, abnormal. History was wrong, and now they’ve come along to fix it through all means necessary. There’s not an ounce of curiosity for diverse opinions. There’s not the least bit of fear that perhaps they might be wrong. In fact, they’re arrogantly confident that you cannot be confident about anything. So how could they possibly be wrong when they’re totally convinced that it’s impossible to be right.

Here’s one more sobering quote by Allan Bloom from his book “The Closing Of The American Mind”, published almost 30 years ago:

There is one thing a professor can be absolutely certain of: almost every student entering the university believes, or says he believes, that truth is relative. If this belief is put to the test, one can count on the students’ reaction: they will be uncomprehending. That anyone should regard the proposition as not self-evident astonishes them, and though he were calling into question 2+2=4. These are things you don’t think about. The students’ backgrounds are as various as American can provide. Some are religious, some atheists; some are to the left, some to the Right; some intend to be scientists, some humanists or professionals or businessmen; some are poor, some rich. They are unified only in their relativism and in their allegiance to equality. And the two are related in a moral intention. The relativity of truth is not a theoretical insight but a moral postulate, the condition of a free society, or so they see it. They have all been equipped with this framework early on, and it is the modern replacement for the inalienable natural rights that used to be the traditional America grounds for a free society.

Much of what the schoolhouse does is done before the parents even suspect it. Seeds are being sown into their children’s minds; seeds that don’t germinate and produce fruit until they are becoming young men and women. And parents are aghast, frustrated,  bewildered that their children, whom they sent to the schoolhouse 5 days a week and to the church house 1 hour a week, ended up following what the schoolhouse implanted.

But there is one sure fire way of keeping those who mean your children ill away from their young minds. Keep them home.

 

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Reason 223: Because The Institution Speaks With A Forked Tongue

It’s anyone’s best guess why American elitists have fallen in love with Islam. We could go on about those reasons, but the nature of this blog deals with the ramifications for your children in a government institution that is controlled by those who think Islam is the greatest thing ever.

So we have this:

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION: Teachers Should Incorporate Islam In More Subjects

I find this to be the most telling excerpt that points out the futility of parental input, outrage, and attempts to control a system in which all control was lost long ago:

As parents across the country storm school board meetings over a perceived overemphasis on Islam in the curriculum, bureaucrats in Washington, D.C. are suggesting ways teachers can focus more on the religion.

What do you do with a system that speaks loudly out of both sides of its mouth, and carries a very big stick while it’s doing it?  Is there separation of religion and state or not? Is favoring one religion over another constitutional, or isn’t it? Of course, if this is what you’re asking, it’s the wrong questions.

Here’s what you need to ask. Who is the source of morality? Is it the state, or is it God? If it’s God, then why doesn’t the state teach His morality? If it’s the state, then why am I letting my children be taught that Islam is great, and Secular Humanism is the state religion? Maybe you like Islam. Then by all means, keep your children in the state schoolhouse. They will learn all about that religion in glowing terms. Maybe you hate Christianity. Then the state school is the place for you. You can count on your children being taught to hate it too, just like you do. But if the murderous ways of Islam creep you out a bit, then I have another question for you. Why in the world are you sending your child to an institution that’s going to do everything in its power to make Islam look like the savior of the planet?

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