Thursday, November 06, 2008

The biggest threat to our homeschooling freedoms

This man and others like him.

First we were treated to Why Vote Early?

I didn't even realize you could vote early, but apparently in many states you can.

I guess Mr. Fundy Christian has never heard of absentee ballots. My eldest had to vote early as he was off at college in another state on election day.

Then the gem Preparing for Post-Election Violence . This was the most racist and insulting tripe imaginable, we have been electing a President every four years without violence (even after the 2000 Chad fiasco) but Mr. Fundy Christian assumes that since an African-American is a candidate if he loses there will be violence.

This election year is somewhat different than previous ones. We're looking at large segments of the population who haven't traditionally been politically active, and we're looking at a specifically charged environment. I think possibly now more than ever, we are at risk of post-election riots.

Next up We Get What We Deserve

An ungodly nation elects an ungodly leader.

This is where Mr. Fundy Christian's agenda starts to show. He isn't truly happy with a Republic in which people are free to chose what religion to follow, nope he wants a theocracy where his beliefs would be imposed on others by their 'godly leader'.

Day One - Behind Enemy Lines , honestly Obama hasn't even taken office yet and Mr. Christian Fundy is already spewing nonsense.

We are travelers in an unholy land now. In this America, it's just a medical procedure to rid yourself of unwanted children. In this America, children you do decide to let live will be the property of the state via national service. The tenets of most major religions will become "hate speech" and illegal in the eyes of the law. We will be systematically disarmed, disallowed, regulated, and controlled. Our children, now the property of the state, will be forced into belief systems only sanctioned by the state.

Apparently Mr. Fundy Christian couldn't handle logical debate so he posted The Idiots Cometh

I'm turning on comment moderation for awhile. Some nimwit Obama supporter has linked to one of my many diatribes and the idiots are descending en masse. They don't have an argument. They don't have a viable discussion point. They just like to attack. So I'll stop them at the gate.

And perhaps the most idiotic of all his post Thinking With Emotion .

Ruled by emotion, they decided to "make history" as opposed to voting for a candidate who shared their principles. Many believed they were "setting things right" by electing a black man. They don't seem to understand that history is not made, it simply happens. Those who set out to make history invariably end up doing something bad and ... well ... making history.

Obama wasn't elected because he is bi-racial. Obama wasn't elected because his Father was from Kenya. Obama was elected because after visiting the candidates websites, listening to the debates and reading the campaign literature Americans decided that Obama was the best person to fill the post of President. Yes, a few people may have voted for him because he was African-American but then again a few probably didn't vote for him for the same reason.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Election Results ~ Joy and Jubilation

I had really hoped that after the election we would all put aside our differences and work together, no matter who was elected. Alas that is not to be.

HT: O'Donnell Web with the post Batshait crazy homeschooler reactions to the election

First we have Consent Of The Governed: Amerika Goes Socialist. In all honesty our form of government worked the way it was designed to. We the people went to the polls and elected the person we wished to be President. The greatest number of us choose Obama, it's time to move on, pull together and support our President Elect. Statements like this are uncalled for.

By the way: Barack Obama is not my president as long as he does not produce a birth certificate proving he was born here, and if he doesn't produce all of the other documents such as baptismal certificate, school records, selective service registration etc. etc. that he has withheld from the American people.

President Elect Obama has a valid Hawaiian Birth Certificate

State officials say there's no doubt Barack Obama was born in Hawaii. Health Department Director Dr. Chiyome Fukino said Friday she and the registrar of vital statistics, Alvin Onaka, have personally verified that the health department holds Obama's original birth certificate.

As for the rest one does not need a baptismal certificate to be President of the United States, his school records are none of our business but if you feel compelled to know more about his school records click here. And President Elect Obama did indeed register for the selective service.

After contacting the Selective Service System for an answer several times since late June, Pajamas Media obtained official confirmation from the Selective Service System via email that Barack Obama did indeed register for the Selective Service as required by law, and is eligible to run for the presidency.

Mr. Owens,

Barack Hussein Obama registered at a post office in Hawaii. The effective registration date was September 4, 1980.

His registration number is 61-1125539-1.

Daniel Amon

Public Affairs Specialist

By the way did anyone demand to see McCain's birth certificate, baptismal certificate, school records, selective service registration etc. ? No, I didn't think so.

Next we have Election Results: Sadness and Apprehension, whose sadness and apprehension could be elevated by visiting Obama's website and reading what his actual plans are instead of buying McCain's television ad's as gospel.

He’s going to socialize health care. He’ll shift the cost of health care from the individual to the government. Yes, less personal responsibility! Your choices for health care and insurance will be diminished as the government slowly centralizes the industry in the name of “making things better for everyone.”

  • According to the Obama website ~ Health care.
    Barack Obama and Joe Biden’s plan strengthens employer–based coverage, makes insurance companies accountable and ensures patient choice of doctor and care without government interference. Under the plan, if you like your current health insurance, nothing changes, except your costs will go down by as much as $2,500 per year. If you don’t have health insurance, you will have a choice of new, affordable health insurance options.

He’s going to raise taxes on everyone from Joe the Plumber to the wealthier segment of the population, including the many small businesses that create jobs and drive the economy. I vehemently disagree with Obama’s words: “When you spread the wealth around it’s good for everyone.” No, scratch that. I DO agree with that statement, but I DON’T think it’s the government’s job to spread the wealth. It’s the citizens’ prerogative. There is nothing in the Constitution stating the government has the right to steal my assets and give them to someone else. If the wealthier are taxed more, they invest less, they donate less, they hire less workers and they feed the economy less by spending less money. And businesses who are taxed more may be driven out of business or out of the country.

  • According to the Obama website ~ Taxes
    Barack Obama’s tax plan delivers broad-based tax relief to middle class families and cuts taxes for small businesses and companies that create jobs in America, while restoring fairness to our tax code and returning to fiscal responsibility. Click here to see the impact of his tax plan. Middle Class America will actually get to keep more of their paychecks. In my book that is a good thing.

He’s going to give the government more power over education by throwing more money at the problem. And we all know how effective that is. While it’s unclear how Obama will move on education (he supports “experimenting” with vouchers to see if the system could work), it’s clear that the NEA is a huge Obama supporter. This certainly does not bode well for those of us wanting more privatization of schooling. And as far as I can tell, he does not support homeschooling at all.

    Click here to see to see President Elect Obama's education policy. Nothing in it leads me to believe he doesn't support homeschooling. I blogged more about it here.

    I was very impressed with Senator McCain's concession speech, I saw the man I admired and that seemed so sadly missing from the campaign. All Americans should take his words to heart.

    I urge all Americans ... I urge all Americans who supported me to join me in not just congratulating him, but offering our next president our good will and earnest effort to find ways to come together to find the necessary compromises to bridge our differences and help restore our prosperity, defend our security in a dangerous world, and leave our children and grandchildren a stronger, better country than we inherited.

    Tuesday, November 04, 2008

    Aesop's Fables ~ Carnival of Homeschooling

    Links to lesson plans for Aesop's Fables can be found in this weeks Carnival of Homeschooling along with some wonderful homeschooling post.

    Monday, November 03, 2008

    Alasandra's Place: McCain supporter is a real witch

    See how one McCain supporter used children on Halloween at my post Alasandra's Place: McCain supporter is a real witch

    Alasandra's Place: Oh Please

    Alasandra's Place: Oh Please: "Contrary to Janna O'Donnell's post Obama and the Danger to our Freedoms, Christians can still 'speak about your beliefs to other believers and share those beliefs in discussion (public or private)' , what they can't do is force their beliefs on other people, harass people who belief differently then they do and spew hatred. You wouldn't think that would be a problem for them."

    Don't forget to vote

    You can vote for your favourite adult, group and teen homeschool blog in the side bar. There are 58 days left for you to vote in Alasandra's Homeschool Blog Awards. So far 170 people have voted. Little Blue School is in the lead for Adult Homeschool Blog, The Homeschool Classroom is in the lead for Group Homeschool Blog and Quilted Story is in the lead for Teen Homeschool Blog.

    And while you are voting don't forget to vote for President November 4, 2009.