Jack E. Kemp
I have nothing to add to this author other than suggest you read "When a Nation Forgets God" by Erwin Lutzer and buy the documentary film "IndocriNation:Public Schools and the Decline of Christianity in America (2011) ," which describes our public school system as "pagan."
Here are excerpts from the article:
The Nazi Party didn’t take control of Germany until 1933, but the Hitler Youth were numbering over one thousand members as early as 1923. By 1925, they ballooned to five thousand members. Less than ten years later, they numbered over two million.
|He alone, who owns the youth, gains the future.
– Adolf Hitler
Hitler understood the power of controlling the youth of the country. He used many different methods to increase his influence over the young, from setting himself up as a father figure, to holding huge rallies and directing their focus at a specific “enemy.” He also worked to keep them ignorant, letting them learn only what he felt they needed to know.
In 1937, Hitler ordered all German children into the government schools. He said:
“The Youth of today is ever the people of tomorrow. For this reason we have set before ourselves the task of innoculating our youth with the spirit of this community of the people at a very early age, at an age when human beings are still unperverted and therefore unspoiled. This Reich stands, and it is building itself up for the future, upon its youth. And this new Reich will give its youth to no one, but will itself take youth and give to youth its own education and its own upbringing.”
Homeschooling was officially outlawed in Germany. Hitler wanted the state to have total control over the education of the nation’s youth. He knew that they were the key to his success, the key to a totalitarian rule.
Today in Germany, decades after his death, parents are being persecuted for homeschooling. The German government is still enforcing Hitler’s laws. And they are once again becoming more aggressive in their methods of enforcement.
John Dewey, considered the father of modern education, was a fan of the early Soviet Union’s eduactional system. In a December 5, 1928 issue of the New Republic, Dewey wrote of “the marvelous development of progressive educational ideas and practices under the fostering care of the Bolshevist government.”
Dewey is also quoted as saying, “Children who know how to think for themselves spoil the harmony of the collective society which is coming where everyone is interdependent.”
In 1932, Dewey wrote “Individualism Old and New”, where he stated, “We are in for some kind of socialism, call it by whatever name we please, and no matter what it will be called when it is realized.” According to Wikipedia, Dewey opined:
…that fixing the problem with culture is one in the same with that of liberating the individual; by abolishing culture driven by private pecuniary gain and reaffirming the importance of community and industrial cooperative control, Dewey argues that the individual will be harmonized with his communities and liberated to achieve true progress.
Two years later, Dewey was named Honorary Life President of the National Education Association (NEA). Today, the NEA is the largest labor union in the United States. It is also one of homeschooling’s biggest enemies.
The National Education Association has voted to abolish homeschooling every year since 1988. NEA resolution B-75, passed in 2007, read:
Instruction should be by persons who are licensed by the appropriate state education licensure agency, and a curriculum approved by the state department of education should be used. The Association also believes that home-schooled students should not participate in any extracurricular activities in the public schools.
This is similar to other resolutions it has passed. In the eyes of the NEA, the government is the sole authority on what should be taught and who should be allowed to teach it. It is this socialist mentality that has created the negative view of homeschooling in America, as illustrated by the Second District Court of Appeal’s decision.
This attitude manifests itself across the nation, from judges to social workers...
In one instance, a social worker in Michigan demanded entry into the family’s home and that they be allowed to strip search the children. When the mother refused to allow entry, the social worker threatened to get the police and shouted over the mother’s protests. What could have been so important that it was worth violating a citizen’s Constitutional rights?
The family was accused of allowing their two boys to listen to Christian music. The tipster said that the children ate their cheerios dry and received nearly all their socialization through their church. The tipster asserted the children were not in school. Furthermore, the anonymous tipster said the fourteen- and ten-year-old were seen outside playing without adult supervision and the mother pinched and hit her kids in church to keep them quiet.
Situations involving social workers demanding entry into private homes or demanding to see children without the presence of parents has become such a concern that the Home School Legal Defense Association has written a list of tips on how to handle the situation. Every day there are more parents who need such advice.
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