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    Filed at 8:46 pm under by dcobranchi

    HSLDA chairman Mike Farris testified before a Senate panel in favor of a constitutional amendment to forestall the legalization of same sex marriage. It’s probably not a coincidence that Marilyn Musgrave, chief sponsor of the HSLDA-written HONDA bill, is the author of a proposed amendment in the House.

    3 Responses to “TOO STATIST BY FAR”


    Comment by
    Traci
    September 5th, 2003
    at 2:40 am

    Oh great does this mean that we may now be open up to federal regulation of our marriages as well as homeschools???? Will some of us have to keep records & have standardized testing to make sure we’re “doing it right”? opps no pun intended I just realized what I wrote.

    Will we still be considered married if we are not together during specific married hours??? or maybe travel & stay overnight away from our homes??

    What about us hetero couples that may not have been married in a church by an ordained minister will the HSLDA support our rights to be family if challenged in court or will we lumped in as radicals like the unschoolers are?

    Oh gee I hope we don’t have to file annual reports to the states other than filing our tax returns. They’re already too complicated.

    Doesn’t HSLDA have enough to worry about??? Who died & left them GOD??? I don’t quite think that’s what Easter was about. They’re supposed to spread the word not take over handing out judgements.

    I now have some serious concerns over HONDA really standing a chance of passing. AS a rule it’s been the republicans that have supported less regulation for homeschools & the Dems with the teachers union asking for more.

    HONDA may be a slam dunk now if HSLDA is in cahoots w/ George BUSH & they’re trading favors.
    All we need is the NEA to hijack HONDA & give the unions Fed Regs for homeschools & our state freedom is over!!!!

    Daryl the Libertarians are looking better & better to me too bad it’s been a long time since a third party or even a new party has stood a chance of real political change.

    With great power comes great responsibilty too bad it doesn’t come with a extra side of common sense.


    Comment by
    Daryl Cobranchi
    September 5th, 2003
    at 6:57 am

    To be fair to Farris and HSLDA, the article doesn’t say that he was testifying on behalf of HSLDA. Farris has the right (as do all Americans) to lobby Congress. It’s right there in the Constitution that nobody seems to read anymore. Where I get concerned is the appearance that Farris & Musgrave are a team with Musgrave carrying homeschoolers’ water in the House. The same-sex marriage amendment is completely unrelated to homeschooling but now it appears that homeschoolers (as represented by Farris/Musgrave) are in favor of it.

    I am moderately concerned about HONDA and absolutely opposed to a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriages. We should have learned our lesson with Prohibition. Where would we be today if we had passed an anti-miscegenation amendment in the 1950s? Fortunately, the Founding Fathers (I know, un-PC) were very wise when they made the Constitution so difficult to amend. The process tends to keep junk like this out of it.


    Comment by
    Shay
    September 5th, 2003
    at 7:47 am

    >>the appearance that Farris & Musgrave are a team with Musgrave carrying homeschoolers’ water in the House. The same-sex marriage amendment is completely unrelated to homeschooling but now it appears that homeschoolers (as represented by Farris/Musgrave) are in favor of it.>>

    That’s my concern, too. For 20 years Mike Farris/HSLDA and associates have presented as *the* voice for HSing, as if all HSers embody his/its agenda, values and beliefs. Every time I encounter an uninformed non-HSer, they think that HSing is as Mr. Farris and friends have painted it. I’m constantly working to enlighten folks to the truth about HSers and HSing–that it’s not a RRR activity, it’s only been co-opted by them as part of their larger agenda.