youth. It is every parent’s right to exercise discipleship, solely as they may dictate, without government interference.
This right is, in its nature, an unalienable
right. A child’s education should not be
forced to follow the dictates of any governmental official, high or low. Force and
threats of force have no place in an educational system—a system which, at its
heart, deals in ideas.
The government’s job is not to regulate,
but rather to protect a parent’s unalienable right to raise their child in the Lord’s
nurture and admonition. This right bars
government from forced taxation, mandated association with others, and compelled exposure to its ideas. God has authorized government to execute justice,
not disciple our children.
Do not be fooled. It is not God’s
will that your children be consistently
taught for 12 years that if God exists,
He is irrelevant to every subject and
class. The fact that your child may have
an opportunity to evangelize their public school classmates does not change
God’s mind. Besides, your child can
more easily and effectively evangelize
others outside the government’s purview, in private settings that are based
on voluntary sharing and love.
How about you, parents? What will
you do? Will you put your child into a
system of mandatory attendance, a state-imposed curriculum, and state control of
teachers, propped up by a collective bargaining agreement and forced taxation?
Or will you educate your child in the
Truth, as God gives you the strength to
see it? Parents can do their part starting
today, by denying the state possession of
their own child. After that, the Truth you
seek is freely available.
Kerry Lee Morgan is an Attorney, admitted to practice in Michigan, Virginia, the
District of Columbia as well as multiple
federal courts. His book, Real Choice,
Real Freedom in American Education,
is a scholarly work that articulates the legal and Constitutional case for parental
rights and against governmental control
of American Education. See https://www
Kevin R. Novak is the President of Deconstructing the Coliseum, LLC. He is a Virginia-licensed attorney who focuses on Education
Law, including defending homeschoolers. Mr.
Novak is an often featured radio and pod-
cast guest, has been interviewed by Ameri-
can Family Association, is a commentator in
the Escaping Common Core documentary,
speaks at various events (including home-
school events) and hosts the annual Great
Education Forum. For more information see
Parents can do their part starting today,
by denying the state possession of their own child.