Sunday, July 13, 2014

Homeschoolers Deserve Respect

 Why do people automatically assume that when someone writes and opinion piece dealing with religion and somewhat lacking in knowledge of American History  CYNTHIA M. ALLEN: The shrinking role of religion in modern America is alarming  they must be homeschooled

Roy Rolison · Top Commenter · USM
Cynthia appears to be young. And her words are younger since they do not tell the truth of our history. She may be a homeschooler since the beginnings of this nation were actually not about religious freedom, but a monarchy locked into ONE religious belief for all its subjects.
Our Founding Fathers went out of their way to make it clear our nation would not be founded upon, or government by a religion, even Christianity. They had seen their ancestors restricted, their rights limited, their personal value destroyed by a government with a bible in one hand and a sword in the other. The Founders could have easily written into the Constitution that the new nation would cherish and rely on Christian doctrine. BUT THEY REFUSED. THEY SHOT DOWN ALL ATTEMPTS.
In fact, the first Treaty written and signed by this nation, by John Adams with 100 percent approval from the Senate, was the Treaty of Tripoli, which helped reduced piracy on the open seas of American ships carrying American goods for sale all over the world. It is spelled out in one sentence that the United States is not a Christian nation.
Cynthia knows not which she writes.
Well Mr. Rolison you too apparently know not which you write.

Homeschoolers are a diverse group of people just like public school students are. Cynthia is just as likely to be a product of a public or private school as she is to be a homeschooler.

Obviously Mr. Rolison intended his "she may be a homeschooler" to be a put down. I for one am sick and tired of the term "homescooler" being used as a put down. Homeschooling is a valid educational choice and should be respected, not a term used to put those you disagree with down.