This Christian Home Schooling Family Says ¡°NO!¡± to Obama's Plans
We have home schooled our children from the very start, now almost twenty-seven years of home school education experience are behind us. We have seven children. Four are grown, graduated, and away. Two are married and have their own children. Three remain in our house and continue to be home schooled. Our youngest is seven years old.
We home school with a foundation of firm Christian and traditional family convictions and objectives. We intend for our children to mature and turn out in a certain way. We do not want them to turn out in the fashion of the godless and humanistic (Psalm One). We intend to raise and educate them to know Christ and His word. What’s more, we believe that we have God’s mandate on this, and the God-given rights and prerogatives to carry this out.
Some reading this have already begun to deny in your own mind that we do have such mandates, rights and prerogatives. Some so-called conservatives would even accuse my wife and me of some form of child abuse. Our children are in church every time there is a scheduled assembly as well as at other opportunities for Christian service. In fact, outside of the home (we believe in the primacy of the Christian home for our family), our family's entire schedule revolves around Christian service through the church to which we belong. Our friends and our children's friends are Christian people actively involved in the Lord's work. Other than befriending others for the purpose of evangelizing them (that means delivering to them the Gospel of Jesus Christ) or for helping new believers to grow in grace and knowledge of Christ, we find no reason whatsoever to build any close relationships with others. We have a very large circle of Christian friends, and that is safe; that is enough.
We don't have a television in our home. We have four computers and they are all designated to some aspect of ministry. If videos are viewed by our children on a computer, each video is approved by us their parents, and there must be a principled reason for viewing any video. If we listen to radio programs via the computer, they are likewise approved with principle. Our children do happen to select their own music, and they have always chosen Christian music (not contemporary “Christian” music) without any coercion on our part—it is a fruit of their upbringing and home school education.
No (as some of you are no doubt wondering), of the four children grown and gone, none have bolted from their training. All four are in some form of direct Christian service, full time. This is, however, not because Mom and Dad are so perfect, we are not. We made have made many errors along the way, sinned as sinners, been assured of forgiveness by the Blood of Christ and the mercies of God, and have gone on with God's plan for our family. The success of our children’s upbringing thus far is wholly of the grace of God, Who has ever been faithful to His own word (the Bible), and proves it to those who have a heart for unquestioned obedience to Him.
We have never, never had knock-down-drag-out situations with rebellious young people in our own household. We have discovered in the raising of seven children that there are very simple Biblical principles that, when applied without compromise, will prevent children from following a rebellious streak. Four grown and gone and in the Lord's service. One even-tempered, obedient, praying, Bible-loving, teenager at home. Two younger ones that would rather be any place with Mom, Dad, or other family members than any place else. They are not perfect; they are sinners who needed redemption from their sin like every other descendent of Adam. The grace of God—remember, what we have been blessed to have in our home is by the grace of God.
Now I ask, What in the universe would make us agree that our children should ever be subjected to plans the likes of Barak Obama's plans. I am speaking of plans he has for young people to serve in any kind of government “service” corps?
We already know what the government schools are made of in our day, and we have kept our children from being so-called educated by the government. We know that the government schools have the prime objective to brainwash the nation's young people in the doctrines of humanism,
The government schools would want my children to look like the filthy-mouthed weirdoes who slouch off the big yellow indoctrination wagon at our corner every weekday afternoon at three o'clock—baggy britches and briefs exposed. If any would argue that that is not the schools’ doing, but the parents, I would remind them that it is the parents of these slouches who were brainwashed in the same institution fifteen to twenty-five years previously. The parents were taught in the same kinds of schools that teenagers are supposed to be ungodly, irreverent, disrespectful, lazy, and stupid. We have not allowed such mental manipulation of our children.
We already know that the government schools are the training facilities of Marxist-socialists, The United Nations Organization, the radical environmentalist movement, the radical feminist movement, the sodomites, and the Communist Internationalle. Our children are well aware of these cancers. In our home the children read the Constitution,
What would we expect any civilian service corps proposed by this Bible-ridiculing fellow, Barak Obama, to be in reality? Something like the Peace Corps? Well we have run into people from that cult, too, and we already know that there is no model there for our family. Like the United Nations Organization’s service outfits? We met these kinds of people in the Russian Pacific Maritime Region during our missionary activities there in the 1990s. Creepy, man, creepy! These are the spread the wealth, socialist minds, the government school mentality gone-wild.
What would my children be subjected to during training courses in Obama's service corps? It would be all of the same nature of liberal, politically correct, humanistic, and Darwinian refuse from which we have worked so hard to protect them for almost three decades.
Some might say that if we have done such a “good job” with our children (It has been God's grace, not our “good job”), then our children will not be damaged by Obamanesque indoctrination. I believe our young people would indeed withstand and reject Obama's brainwashing if they were ever forced to participate.
Now can you imagine what would happen in Obama's training facilities if my (or other) young people were to stand up for the Bible? Stand up for the Constitution for the
We have taught our daughters the family, home, and womanhood principles of Titus chapter Two (and other passages) in the Bible. Our daughters are raised to believe in marrying, bearing children, and remaining home to guide the house and rear the young. This is why our daughters do not consider enlisting in the Armed Forces. It is not unpatriotic. To the contrary, our daughters are taught to believe that raising the next generation of godly people is about the most patriotic thing they can do; it is the finest objective they can strive for except the Redemptive objective. Will not our nation need a godly generation to survive? Who will raise that generation? We can send troops to counter military threats, but what if the nation destroys itself from within? What if our nation fails to recover from its current wicked and anti-Christ condition? We need our godly women at home raising godly young people.
Imagine someone forcing women to leave their homes to participate in some government social program, who have been trained and reared to be keepers at home and guides of the house. In our case it would be a deep violation of conscience. Further, our Christian young women would be placing themselves in moral danger, and perhaps even in physical danger, if they stand up for truth, Christian womanhood, and the traditional Christian family, while being trained in an Obama camp.
And so, this Christian home schooling family says, “No!” We are not waiting for the proposals to pass Congress and be signed in to law. We are making sure that our convictions are reiterated again. We have established and published articles on our Christian convictions many times since 1980—this kind of stand is nothing new to us. We are sending these articles to all of our elected representatives, on the federal, state, and local levels. We recommend all Christian families (that is those who do have any genuine conscience and conviction remaining) to join us in saying “NO!” to Obama's plans to pull American homes apart further by use of some kind of civilian service corps.
No, Mr. Obama, we will not go. We will not send our sons. We will not send our daughters. We will decide for ourselves the forms of public service in which our family members will participate. Mr. Obama, do not create more government hindrances to our private institutions and churches. Every hour you force a young person to participate in your socialistic schemes is one hour less they can be with their families, work at their church, or give to the efforts of a private charity. Mr. Obama, your socialistic ideas are wrong—very wrong! Count us out!