Well, yes, as a matter of fact he does. Way too many children are now being homeschooled and thereby deprived of the leftist indoctrination offered as standard fare in their local public schools. Such an occurrence has dire ramifications for the leftist throng among us. These homeschooled children, if their parents homeschool them long enough, may grow up to think independently and thereby ask embarrassing questions Big Brother’s Educrat minions don’t want asked – and we just can’t have that. So homeschooling has to go and the kids involved in it need to be forced back into public schools where they can be taught to embrace the tenets of leftist thought for 6-7 hours each day – in all subjects. Nothing else will suffice.
Sound far out? Unfortunately it is not as far out as you think. The leftist Educrat gaggle is already out there working feverishly to convince the general public of how diabolically evil homeschooling really is.
There was an article on Lew Rockwell May 24, 2022 which quoted Daniel Greenfield. It said: Elizabeth Bartholet, the director of Harvard Law’s Child Advocacy Program, described the ‘homeschooling phenomenon’ as a ‘threat to society, claiming that conservative parents ‘homeschool because they want to isolate their children from ideas and values central to our democracy’, ‘promote racial segregation and female subservience’, and ‘question science’.” Greenfield continued: “Her paper called for a ‘presumptive ban on homeschooling, with the burden on parents to demonstrate justification for permission to homeschool.’ These views are not fringe. Of course this elite titan, Bartholet, knows which ideas and values are central to our democracy; and the place to drill them into children’s heads is public school.”
Greenfield commented on Bartholet’s political grasp of reality when he said: “Like all her super-educated colleagues, she manages to forget that the United States is a Republic, not a democracy. But a democracy is what she needs, because under that system the well-oiled systems of money determine which voices are heard and which are silenced.” And she wants homeschool voices silenced before too many people start paying attention to them!
Bartholet has some “interesting” colleagues. Back in 2020 she was co-organizer, along with a law professor, James Dwyer, of a homeschooling summit at Harvard. Dwyer is a law professor at the College of William and Mary. He is known, presumably in leftist circles, for claiming that: “The reason parent-child relationships exist is because the state confers legal parenthood…”
Did you get that. You have parental rights because the state confers them to you? In his convoluted reasoning your children belong to the state but the state, in its gracious generosity, allows you to have a little say in their upbringing – but to homeschool them – why that is beyond the pale for children of the state. It can’t be permitted.
Make no mistake, these people are coming after homeschooling and homeschoolers and you can bet the farm they will do it with the full permission of the corrupt Biden/Obama Regime. Homeschoolers may need to seek all the legal assistance they can get because they are now under attack full throttle from raving leftists who will not be satisfied with anything but the political beheading of their adversaries. So be warned!
May 24, 2022
~ The Author ~
Al Benson Jr. is the editor and publisher of “The Copperhead Chronicle“, a quarterly newsletter that presents history from a pro-Southern and Christian perspective. He has written for several publications over the years. His articles have appeared in “The National Educator,” “The Free Magnolia,” and the “Southern Patriot.” I addition he was the editor of, and wrote for, “The Christian Educator” for several years. In addition to The Copperhead Chronicles, Al also maintains Revised History.
He is currently a member of the Confederate Society of America and the Sons of Confederate Veterans, and has, in the past, been a member of the John Birch Society. He is the co-author, along with Walter D. Kennedy, of the book “Lincoln’s Marxists” and he has written for several Internet sites as well as authoring a series of booklets, with tests, dealing with the War of Northern Aggression, for home school students.
Mr. Benson is a highly respected scholar and writer and has graciously allowed the family of Kettle Moraine Publications to publish his works. We are proud to have his involvement with this project.
He and his wife now live in northern Louisiana.