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95% A-OK

Filed at 6:16 pm under by dcobranchi

Believe it or not, I’m linking approvingly to a essay over at HSLDA. It’s really good, at least until the very end:

The Constitution is uncomfortably silent regarding parental rights. This is simply because, at the time of the Constitution’s writing, there was a cultural consensus that parents possessed ultimate authority over their children. Now, that consensus is gradually giving way to an “it takes a village” mentality. The proof of this drift is demonstrated by invasive homeschool laws such as Pennsylvania’s, with its burdensome reporting requirements. Our country needs a constitutional amendment protecting parental rights!

Home School Legal Defense Association has won many battles for parental rights. But the war can only be won when the Constitution explicitly guarantees our right to direct the upbringing and education of our children.

What is it with those folks and amending the Constitution?

2 Responses to “95% A-OK”


Comment by
NMcV
May 25th, 2006
at 6:34 pm

The consensus isn’t “it takes a village” — it’s “it takes an expert”. To claim the former is an obvious political ploy. Of course there are a lot of us out here who don’t fall for their polarized world view.

And a lot of us do agree with the village concept… but we don’t mistake a government for a village.

Think they want to write amendments to the Constitution because they can’t get away with rewriting it wholesale?


Comment by
Andrea
May 26th, 2006
at 3:08 pm

“The proof of this drift is demonstrated by invasive homeschool laws such as Pennsylvania’s, with its burdensome reporting requirements.”

And didn’t they help write those laws?