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WHEN DID REICH MOVE TO NY?

Filed at 1:50 pm under by dcobranchi

The mis-named Democracy Lover opines on Rob’s favorite bugaboo, ethical servility:

The state has a strong interest in having an educated citizenry. One that is able to analyze competing claims, theories and statements and arrive at reasonable conclusions. When parents act to prevent their children from receiving this kind of education, whether on religious or other grounds, they are abdicating their own responsibility to their child. Attempting to bring your child to adulthood without exposing them to ideas other than your own or those of your religious community renders your child incapable of carrying out their responsibilities as an adult citizen. Instead of talking about inculcating children with medieval religious ideas in the public schools, we should be talking about banning religious schools that do not meet standards and severly restricting home schooling. Parents who decided to indoctrinate their children instead of educating them are dooming this nation to third world status and should be stopped.

There’s more. Read it if you feel your blood pressure is too low. Guaranteed instant 40 points.

12 Responses to “WHEN DID REICH MOVE TO NY?”


Comment by
Myrtle
March 26th, 2006
at 3:49 pm

I managed to get through his article by reading it with a strong German accent. Replace the word “state” with Fatherland to get the full effect. The real obstacle was refraining myself from posting “Zieg Heil!” in his comment box.


Comment by
Jeanne
March 26th, 2006
at 4:24 pm

I haven’t brought myself to read it yet. But I always think to myself, have these people ever BEEN to some place like Mississippi? In the SCHOOLS is where the medieval religious (and social and historical) ideas are promoted! At home, I’m able to offer my kids information about things like — the Civil Rights movement, religions of the world, tolerance for people with different beliefs, real science, etc.

Frankly, I think these folks demonstrate how narrow their back yard must be. I’m needed as a homeschooler to balance things around here!


Comment by
COD
March 26th, 2006
at 6:38 pm

Must.Not.Argue.With.Idiots


Comment by
Lillian
March 26th, 2006
at 6:44 pm

I generally don’t argue with idiots, but this one was so easy I couldn’t resist.


Comment by
Daryl Cobranchi
March 26th, 2006
at 6:58 pm

I love you guys.


Comment by
Bonnie
March 26th, 2006
at 9:18 pm

“severly restricting home schooling”, huh? Does anyone else see a misspelled word here? Shouldn’t that read “severly restricting home skooling”??? Or am I the only smart one here? I guess the rest of y’all Southern hicks didn’t gra-gee-ate the 6th grade like I did, huh?

;-)


Comment by
Brian Sassaman
March 26th, 2006
at 11:53 pm

I think this person has his heart in the right place, after all, he says “Parents who decided to indoctrinate their children instead of educating them are dooming this nation to third world status and should be stopped.” It is just his mind that is atwitter.

That quote is the mantra of every homeschooling parent I know, from pagan to Christian. Well, except for the “should be stopped” portion. All of the homeschooling parents I know support choice over government compulsion. And I mean ALL. And he is talking about government compulsion.

We are the few who protect our children from indoctrination.


Comment by
Carlotta
March 27th, 2006
at 7:41 am

Lol, Chris…cripes, do hope you weren’t clocking off for good.

I personally suffer from hypotension, so a good argument is actually perks me up a bit.

Cx…ie: someone who has changed position on fairly fundamental issues at least twice in a lifetime due to someone bothering to put a well constructed case.


Comment by
tsiroth
March 27th, 2006
at 10:22 pm

_”The state has a strong interest in having an educated citizenry. One that is able to analyze competing claims, theories and statements and arrive at reasonable conclusions.”_

She would have a better argument if the public schools actually did this. :P


Comment by
freerangelife
March 28th, 2006
at 11:04 am

“She would have a better argument if the public schools actually did this.”

Heck, she would have a better argument if SHE actually did this.


Comment by
Mary Nix
March 29th, 2006
at 9:49 am

_”The state has a strong interest in having an educated citizenry. One that is able to analyze competing claims, theories and statements and arrive at reasonable conclusions.”_

When we first began home educating, the district was obligated to send a letter of excuse from compulsory attendance upon receiving our notification letter. One sentence they included each year was, “The district would not take responsibility for the type of citizens our children would turn out to be.”, and it always made me smile because it least they understood we were really not a part of their system.

Mary


Comment by
Lioness
March 29th, 2006
at 10:03 am

We’ve had a dialogue in the comments. She can’t grok that parents would homeschool children who were “underacheivers” and had “discipline problems” at school, or that those children would blossom into “Star Students” at home. Surely only the well-behaved straight-A kids are being pulled out and homeschooled! I’ve never seen that particular blind spot before.