First, let me state that mine is a family that home educates our children. There are two issues that I wish to address regarding education, and in this article I will state the reasons why I believe that families that home school must be involved in the government/ public education system.
I believe that the government/public education system is responsible for the fact that twice America has elected a President who is anti-American, anti-capitalist, and who is continually violating and trampling our Constitution with impunity. We are told that people voted for Obama because of the “entitlements” and other benefits and handouts they will receive from the government via Obama. The fact that the majority of voters voted for that platform tells me that the majority of voters lack adequate knowledge of basic economics, American government, and history.
The first thing to know is that our government does not produce money but rather our government receives all money via taxation of those citizens who work and earn money. (Or by printing it, which is another subject, inflation.) In order for our government to give away money, food, housing, etc., it first has to take it from the person who worked for that money, and then give to the person who did not work for it. The next thing to know is that you can only take all of somebody’s money one time, and then it’s gone. Finally, if the government continues to oppress producers with unbearable taxation and stifling regulations, the producers will stop working because nobody is going to work when they are not permitted to keep the fruits of their labor.
Unfortunately, a mere glance at world history will show you the fate of other nations who have chosen the path we appear to be on.
Though we educate our children in our homes, still we are taxpayers, thus we have a financial investment in the government education system and in the future of America. The truth is that the generation being educated today will be the leaders of tomorrow; they will be the voters, fathers, mothers, doctors, lawyers, legislators, and perhaps the President. For that reason, all of us have an interest, a right, and a responsibility to be involved and to influence our local school board, to attend meetings, to review text books, and to be the salt that preserves what is good and the light that reveals what is bad.
I believe that this alone is the only hope we have in turning America back to her Constitutional roots.