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    Filed at 4:29 am under by dcobranchi

    This is really, really ugly. Darren, you and your bosses ought to be ashamed of yourselves:

    Several months ago, an alert Home School Legal Defense Association member notified us that a member of the St. Louis Board of Aldermen had proposed creating a daytime curfew in St. Louis, and had gone as far as drafting an ordinance…

    As we tracked this issue, the alderman who made the proposal never made his draft public, to our knowledge. We have followed up numerous times, and it appears he has lost interest. We cannot be certain, however, that his interest will not revive at some at some unexpected moment in the future.

    Homeschoolers all across Missouri, and in St. Louis, should keep a close eye on city and county boards, and contact HSLDA immediately if they get wind of any effort to impose a daytime curfew.

    He floated a trial balloon “several months ago” which was evidently shot down. But HSLDA has to keep the sheeple alarmed, so they drag it out of its grave because his interest might revive at some unspecified time in the future.

    Perhaps HSLDA ought to implement the same stupid color-code system that the TSA uses. This alert would put us at least at “orange.”

    4 Responses to “FEAR MONGERING AT HSLDA”

    Comment by
    July 22nd, 2007
    at 8:16 am

    These things always remind me of an old mountain tale I’ve heard about borrowing trouble. A new bride has gone down cellar for something and doesn’t return. Her husband later finds her crying. When he asks why she’s crying she points to an old axe head stored away down there and she says, “What if we have a child and one day he is down here and that axe head falls on him?”

    Diligence is one thing…borrowing trouble is another.

    Comment by
    July 22nd, 2007
    at 8:30 am

    Oh, and they do have the same color codes for state regulation. Our “wonderful” law here that everyone gushes over in NC is an orange 🙂

    Comment by
    JJ Ross
    July 23rd, 2007
    at 9:08 am

    “Diligence is one thing…borrowing trouble is another.”

    If homeschooling ever needs a coat of arms, this would work. 🙂

    Comment by
    July 23rd, 2007
    at 10:18 am

    Daryl, I hear what you’re saying, and you may be right.

    On the other hand, I get calls fairly frequently on these issues, and one of the things that I’ve found works best in fighting them is for the homeschool community to jump on it with both feet as soon as the idea is floated. In order for that to happen, it helps if people are aware and watching their own community. I remember that when we were fighting a daytime curfew in my own town a few years ago, most homeschoolers hadn’t heard of it, and it was only due to the diligence of a “hyper-vigilant” (read “paranoid”) homeschooler that the community was activated.

    Thanks for bringing it to my attention; I hadn’t seen the article. (When I was a legal assistant, I had more time to peruse our website.)