Friday, December 18, 2009

World Nut Daily's Nuttiness

I started reading Homeschooling and socialism by Dr. Samuel L. Blumenfeld and was overcome by the sheer nuttiness of the post.

In a socialist system, the state owns the children. Parents are merely breeders, and since homeschoolers tend to like large families, the population-control socialists will no doubt try to abolish homeschooling.

News flash not all homeschoolers have or want large families. The majority of homeschooling families I know have one or two kids, just like their public school counterparts.

And now in America, we have a socialist president in the White House and a Congress controlled by the Marxist left wing of the Democratic party. These socialists already have a government-controlled education system which is turning out young Americans who don’t know the difference between socialism and capitalism, or a democracy and a constitutional republic. They have been so totally dumbed down that they are willing to accept the chains of socialist control over their lives as inevitable. And since it promises economic security – the security of enslavement – why fight it?

Gosh President Obama has managed to dumb down America's school children in less then a year. One would have thought some of the lessons American Public School Students learned during the EIGHT YEARS President George W. Bush was in office would have had some sort of impact.

The reason why the socialists in power are determined to saddle the nation with a universal, national health-care system is because it will give them complete control over the lives of everyone, including homeschoolers who will be forced to accept government-imposed health insurance. All of this is patently unconstitutional. But socialists have always considered the United States Constitution to be an obstacle to their goal of total power.

Geez, it couldn't have anything to do with the unaffordablity of insurance for many Working Americans. Or the fact that the uninsured are a drain on our economy. Nope it is all a plot by those socialists to enslave us how silly of us to think it is to help NORMAL WORKING AMERICANS AFFORD MEDICAL INSURANCE. Amusingly enough the majority of these NUTS don't have a problem with GOVERNMENT FLOOD INSURANCE or MEDICARE.

And judging from the speed with which they want to transform America before the public has a chance to read their 2,000-page legislation, it is obvious that they are serious in their intent to destroy our free way of life.

Now why the nuts can't go online and read the legislation is beyond me. I guess it is easier to whine that the public hasn't had a chance to read it then to actually read it and give intelligent reasons why you oppose it.   

H.R.3962 - Affordable Health Care for America Act
This is the House health care bill that was approved by the House of Representatives on Nov. 7, 2009. Broadly, it seeks to expand health care coverage to the approximately 40 million Americans who are currently uninsured by lowering the cost of health care and making the system more efficient. To that end, it includes a new government-run insurance plan (a.k.a. a public option) to compete with the private companies, a requirement that all Americans have health insurance, a ban on denying coverage because of a pre-existing condition and, to pay for it all, a surtax on individuals with incomes above $500,000.

You can read the Senate version here.

Thursday, December 17, 2009


Ron French is totally WRONG in his post Lax home-school laws put kids at risk , nothing could be further from the truth. And I have a question for Mr. French WHERE WAS CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES? ????

By his own admission several complaints had been filed with CPS.
Several complaints were lodged against the Springers to Children's Protective Services. It's not known publicly whether Centreville school officials were the source of those complaints, because complainants are kept confidential.
Did CPS ignore the complaints? Did they investigate at all? Homeschooling would in NO WAY prevent Child Protective Services from investigating complaints. This is a clear case where CPS FAILED TO DO THEIR JOB.

And then there is this
Calista Springer lay tethered to her bed by a dog collar while her siblings went off to school each morning.
Why didn't the siblings who were in public school get help for their sister? Why didn't they tell a teacher or school counselor?

*Note a commenter took issue with my statement that the siblings could have told a teacher or a school counselor and pointed out that victims of abuse seldom ask for help. I am no way blaming Calista's siblings for her death. But homeschool critics often state that Public School Students can tell teachers/guidance counselor of abuse and ask for help and that this option is not open to homeschoolers. I am merely pointing out that Calista's siblings were in PUBLIC SCHOOL and could have told a teacher/guidance counselor and didn't.

"Home school played a role in Calista's death," said prosecutor McDonough. "They basically eliminated any person who could have reported abuse, and the justification was the home school law."
NO IT DIDN'T!!!!! The fact that the parents claimed to be homeschooling Calista in no way prevented CPS from doing their job. CALISTA WAS A VICTIM OF LAZY OR INEPT CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES.

Detroit News on Homeschool "Witch-hunt"

Detroit News on Homeschool "Witch-hunt"

Monday, December 14, 2009

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Sunday, December 13, 2009

Spare Me From The Religious Right & The Loony Left

I really have to wonder about people. First there was the person who contacted me about advertising their homeschooling product on my blog. Obviously the man hadn't bothered to read my blog or he would have know that there was no way I would advertise his product, and that while I may be a fellow homeschooler I certainly don't share his Fundamentalist Christian beliefs.

Then along came this conspiracy theory loon, who believes all homeschoolers are Fundamentalist Christians bent on world domination and establishing an American Theocracy.

He shares such gems as:

millions of vulnerable children (estimates are suspect because of poor reporting requirements) became virtual prisoners in their own homes, pawns in a scheme to overthrow the United States Government and replace it with a theocracy

The majority of Homeschooled children are not prisoners and they certainly aren't part of some scheme to overthrow the government.

Lead by radicals, this movement is creating a virtual fifth column of ignorant children raised to hate democracy and to revile and distrust their government institutions.

Homeschoolers certainly aren't ignorant.
Kansas City area homeschoolers win BEST robotics competition

Local Homeschooler, Anthony Hengst, named Florida Geographic Bee Semi-Finalist

Homeschooled 6th-grader wins Pilot spelling bee

Homeschooled boy wins national science contest

With sequestered children constantly supervised by zealous despotic parents, the indoctrination of a backward debauched religion can take place 24 hours a day seven days a week.

Honestly this is so ludicrous I am at a loss for words. Obviously Richard Collins INTOLERANCE for those whose religious beliefs are different from his is showing. He goes on to mention anti-homeschooler Rob Reich.

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