With Government Money Comes Government Strings. Lots.

PolitiChicks.comWith government money comes government strings.  Nowhere is this more aptly showcased then the recent decision in the California investigation of San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone’s written affirmation to San Francisco Catholic Schools that pornography and same-sex marriage are “inherently evil.” This is traditional Christian doctrine, but what is not traditional is that eight California legislators are making it their business to dictate to Catholic Schools what shall and shall not be taught about matters of faith.

The article points out that this is not the only time something like this has happened recently in America. According to the Wall Street Journal:

“Last year, the New England Association of Schools and Colleges opened an investigation into Gordon College—a Christian school. The association gave the college a year to review its conduct standards, which ask all members of the Gordon community to live by the Christian virtue of chastity—with the implication that Gordon could be at risk of losing accreditation. Gordon is currently undergoing that internal review and says it plans to submit a report later this year.”

In the case of the Catholic Schools in San Francisco I can only repeat my opening statement: With government money comes government strings.

When the Catholic Archdiocese’s took government funding to implement the Common Core into their curriculum, they gave up their rights to be a completely private school.

The government can now try to regulate what they teach in their schools, all under the guise of meeting standards.

People, this is why it is dangerous for government money to follow students to private schools in the form of vouchers. This is why it is dangerous for private school to accept government money in any way, shape, or form.

I really hate to say it because I believe in the Catholic schools’ rights to guide the moral and religious teachings of their students, I believe it is fundamental to being an American, it is our first amendment rights; however, when they took the government funding, they sold their rights.

Sad but true.

Macey France

Oregon PolitiChick Macey France is co-founder of the Stop Common Core in Oregon and is working with parents across the state to educate and help them to learn how to advocate for their children's education. Macey has spoken at many Common Core informational meetings across the state of Oregon. Macey's articles on Common Core have been picked up by various news outlets and she has been a guest on many radio shows across the nation. Macey's article about The Bluest Eye was featured on a panel on Al Jazeera America and was nominated for a CPAC Blogger Award for Best Sunlight Post of 2013. Macey is a strong conservative with libertarian leanings, making her more of a "conservatarian." Preserving the constitutional and moral values of that this great nation was founded on for her children is her priority. She is a stay at home mom of two boys who are now in elementary school. As a mom who has always been interested in politics, religion and all of the taboo subjects, she has always had a lot to say about the state of the nation. When she realized the Common Core Standards were not only bad news for children but a government coup over education, she decided to fight back and is now considered one of the nation's leading experts on all-things-Common Core. When she's not having uncomfortable arguments with strangers on Facebook she can be found spending time with her husband of 15 years and two sons. Find Macey France on Facebook and Twitter: @MaceyFrancePC

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