Saturday, March 8, 2008

Are we losing liberty?


"When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one People to dissove the politcal bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which compel them to the separation. "

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness- that to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, that when any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles, and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness."

I don't usually get too vocal about issues. I generally keep my life and blog pretty light and fluffy but this, folks, is the beginning of the Declaration of Independence. These are the ideas our great nation is founded on. It is these ideas that are currently being trampled. There are judges in California who have ruled that it is not legal to homeschool in that state because 99% of homeschooling families/teachers are not accredited to California standards. Its public school or become a criminal for most homeschool families. Imagine, "What is that guy/gal in for?" "Oh, you don't want to step in his/her path. He/she is a hardened homeschooler."

What starts in California seeps into the rest of the states. It sets precident. If California has its way, all children will be wards of the state school system. All children will be indoctinated into whatever thought system the state deems best and its not Godly values, folks. Its evolution, homosexuality, feminist and humanist thought.

President Clinton signed the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, which essentially gives the UN rights over our parental rights. (Congress has yet to approve this.) How long until we are no longer allowed to teach our children about God at all?

We are losing our liberties one little piece at a time! At what point do the remnant of God fearing people in the USA say enough! Is the time coming when we will need to cite the Declaration of Independence to our own country?

Think about it. Go to http://hslda.org/ to sign a petition about the Californian homeschool situation. From time to time the tree of liberty must be refreshed by the blood of patriots and tyrants. No... don't go killing anybody, just don't volunteer to lay down in your own grave. We must be prepared to stand firm on the statutes of God. A family should have a right to choose how their own child is educated and what they learn.

Stepping off soap box now (and hoping this post doesn't get me a file in the CIA or FBI).

4 comments:

Dana said...

AMEN!

Rick and I saw this story last week and were sickened by it. We were talking about how everything seems to start in California and seep it's way into the rest of the country.

By the way, how much snow did you get up there?

Blessings-
Dana

Cyndi Lewis said...

Dana,
The storm missed us completely. We did have a dusting on the cars this morning but that was it. How about you?

Dana said...

We got just a dusting too. Not far south of here there was 10+ inches. I'm glad we didn't get THAT much, but the girls wanted more than a dusting.

For now, I'm hoping we have no more snow until, say, November!

Dana

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