An Open Letter to Homeschoolers on Behalf of Ron Paul

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Homeschooling
is now a viable option for parents who are religiously motivated
or just fed up with the government school systems that have been
increasingly federalized and as a result, increasingly non-performers.
It was not always so. In the 1960's, you could be arrested in most
states for attempting to homeschool. A few brave souls pushed back
and started that revolution. Among them were Christian homeschoolers
and especially the Rev. R.J. Rushdoony.

Fast-forward
to the present and the privately organized group, Homeschool Legal
Defense Association (HSLDA) routinely battles the socialists who
try to terrorize parents that elect to educate their children at
home. More often than not, HSLDA wins these battles. The homeschooling
movement is self-organizing, internet-savvy, and highly motivated
just like Ron Paul's supporters. In some instances, these two groups
overlap. It is quite natural.

It seems as
though Mike Farris, the founder of HSLDA, and some of the "leaders"
of the movement are coalescing behind the Presidential campaign
of former Baptist Minister and former Arkansas Governor, Mike Huckabee.
I want to sincerely ask Mike Farris and all homeschoolers to stop
and think before jumping on the Huckabee bandwagon.

First of all,
read the statement of faith posted by Ron Paul on his campaign website.
Compare this with the page on Mike Huckabee's website.
Did you see anything missing from Huckabee's page? Because Huckabee
doesn't define what his faith is in, is it possible that his faith
is in government? Look at all of the things that he wants to do
with government (i.e. your money) because of his undefined "faith."
Ron Paul freely confesses his faith but doesn't wave it around as
a political rallying flag.

The second
issue is homeschooling itself. Ron
Paul
would do away entirely with the federal bureaucracy that
uses you tax dollars to hire swarms of education agents that harass
home educators with a religious fervor. Come to think of it maybe
I have just had a revelation. What homeschool organization would
most likely suffer if its raison d’être were suddenly abolished?
They shouldn't worry. It will take at least a generation to root
out the educational socialists from the state and local levels.
I looked on Huckabee's website for a statement on homeschooling
and all that I found was this.
The last statement in that link should be all that homeschoolers
need to know about Huckabee:

As President,
I will use my broad and deep expertise in education policy to
lift up our children and America’s economic future.

In short, Mike
Huckabee will retain the Department of Education and its attendant
funding that is used to harass homeschoolers. To be fair, he might
make life difficult for these bureaucrats. Ron Paul would eliminate
them from federal service, never to harass anyone ever again while
hiding behind a federal badge. Mike Huckabee plans to spend the
money that the IRS steals from you to give scholarships to illegal
aliens. (How many more will this inspire to hop the fence?) Ron
Paul will eliminate the IRS and its immoral tax. Eliminating the
benefits (including free public education for their children) will
do far more than building a fence to discourage Mexicans from wading
across the Rio Grande.

If
Mike Huckabee wants to head an organization that takes people's
money to do God's work, why didn't he remain a Baptist Minister?
The tithe is voluntary. The income tax is not (try not paying and
see how many ninja-wannabe federal warriors descend on you to encourage
compliance).

December
18, 2007

Steve
McKamey [send him mail]
is a homeschooling father of seven is an engineer and resides with
his wife and five children in Taft, TN.

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