Straining At a Gnat While Swallowing a Camel

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Michael Smith, president of the Home School Legal Defense Association (“…a nonprofit advocacy organization established to defend and advance the constitutional right of parents to direct the education of their children and to protect family freedoms”), is upset that Our Rulers don’t “treat” “homeschool graduates … fairly when they enlist in the U.S. Armed Forces.” It seems that “the Pentagon’s current enlistment policy requires homeschool graduates to receive a higher score on the military’s enlistment test than public and private school graduates.”

Ummm, Mike? Shouldn’t you be more concerned that “homeschool graduates” are falling for the Empire’s lies and lunacy? Where is the sophistication and sense homeschooling is supposed to instill, the critical thinking that allows a recruiter’s young victim to say, OK, nationalism is not patriotism. Plus, the money and bennies this conman promises, well, you never get something for nothing. I could die, lose a limb, or live with the guilt that I’ve maimed or killed another human being who’s never hurt me… “No, thanks, buddy. I’d rather earn an honest living, not sponge off the taxpayers while shooting anything that moves.”

Call me naive, but I thought any parent who loves his children enough to teach them himself would naturally inoculate them against rapacious Leviathan and its teams of hired killers. For shame, any of you who have permitted or encouraged your precious graduate to embark on a course of sheer evil.

7:12 am on June 12, 2013