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Thursday, March 06, 2008

California court rules most homeschooling is unlawful ... and what to do about it

In light of my current activities, which no doubt will soon become widespread public knowledge, I understand what it's going to look like to come out with an opinion on this. So for sake of clarification: the views and commentary that I express on this blog are my own, and not necessarily those of anyone else.

(What I mean by that will be made clear in the very near future.)

A California appeals court has ruled that most homeschooling is illegal. Only parents with the proper teaching credentials are now legally allowed to homeschool their children.

In other words, the vast majority of homeschooling families in California, per the 2nd District Court of Appeals, are now criminals if they continue with teaching their own children.

And according to Justice H. Walter Croskey in his decision, "Parents do not have a constitutional right to home school their children."

That this could be said at all by a judge in the United States raises a huge red flag and screams out bigtime how much trouble we are in.

Again, this is just me talking, folks. Not anyone else and not for anyone else.

Every so often, there is a time when we the people have to tell those in government that "to this point and no further."

This is one of those times.

I cannot imagine something worth defying Those In Power more than when it comes to our own children and the love we have for them.

Lisa and I, Lord willing we have children someday, we have every intent to homeschool them. That is certainly our right, and it's going to remain our right, no matter what some black-robed Nazgul in a courtroom somewhere decrees.

The American people have been living in fear of judges and politicians for far too long. We have forgotten what it means to take hold of our own destiny.

Some of my fellow Christians are going to come back and tell me that we should "obey those who are in authority", "those who have the rule over you", as they say it's in the Bible.

If you've been a longtime reader of this blog, you know me. You know that I have to get very darned upset to use language like this. Well, I'm upset, and I don't particularly care for lack of civility right now. Harsh language isn't a sin against God. Sin against polite society, maybe, but God isn't going to condemn me for what I'm about to say. He might even approve heartily of it.

That we must not stand up to the government, on grounds that they are "in authority" over us, is (EDIT 11:53 p.m. EST: Harsh expletive removed upon cooler head prevailing).

And you wanna know why? Because God did not set government over us in America. God established that we the people are the government in America, and we are the ones who have been given the authority. It doesn't belong to someone who's been elected or appointed at all.

And God is going to judge us someday for what we have done with that which He has trusted us with. Indeed, that we are letting this happen among ourselves indicates to me that He's judging us even now.

We are surely falling. But we don't have to fall. It's our choice, if we want it.

So here's what I'm going to suggest to the homeschool families of California, and I am absolutely serious about this...

Keep homeschooling your children. If you love them enough, you will persist in your practice. You are the ones who love your children. The State of California doesn't give a damn about them, and you'd better accept that fact.

If state officials tell you to stop homeschooling, ignore them.

If they send you a threatening letter, tear it up.

If they send some busybody "social worker" to your front door, slam it in his or her face.

If they send a law enforcement officer to your house to take your children away, shoot him. Or her.

I'm serious. If they come for your kids, take them down. However you can. They don't deserve to live, if they consent to following some judge's orders to take your children without question.

Any agent of the government that comes for your children solely on the grounds that the state has decreed that you cannot teach your children as you see fit, in my mind has given up any claim to possessing an individual soul. Your children though have a future that's worth fighting for. It's worth dying for. It's absolutely worth making some heartless automaton of the state die, if they try to come in between your child and that chance.

I am completely beyond patience with some people. The ones who are making life a living Hell for the rest of us. They have only gotten away with it because we've bought into the lie that we can't do anything to stop them.

On anything else, I might feel lenient. But not here. The line is drawn here.



Eric H. Smith said...

We will fight and overcome. This ain't California and I ain't Arnold.

Anonymous said...

It is finally Claire Wolfe Time.

Why do they want the guns?

So we cant shoot them for what they are doing to us.

I dont think you liked to write that Chris but someone needs to say it.