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Check out what an attorney in Texas says about home education there. Tim Lambert, along with his wife Lindsay founded Texas Homeschool Coalition. He continues to serve as legal counsel to members responding to schools’ missteps.IN this rerun, Mr. Lambert answers basic questions about home schooling in Texas.
Now, many of you are not in Texas. Please let our freedoms and procedures inspire you to make your state, country, province better. More liberty, to have better education, would surely be better, don’t you agree?
It was probably about 10 years ago that their high school aged children ran their very large homeschool coalition in the Woodlands convention center. Wow — and did they ever do a professional level job. Such a great advertisement for home education: mature and capable youth.
Laws vary widely. I don’t know why. Aren’t rights God-given? Didn’t we agree to empower governments to have a short list of powers and reserve the rest of the rights to ourselves? If you were not taught that in civics in Elementary school, then someone was …
… pulling the wool over your eyes?
…giving you an alternative “social studies” curriculum?
..trying to enslave you?
Anyway, from the beginning Texas RECOGNIZED the right to privately education one’s children. Since people started doing that — once again– academic rates have gone up. Social skills have gone up. Maturity has gone up. Check out the broadcast.
COMMENT ON *SHINY HAPPY PEOPLE* DOCU-HIT
While I can not take a firm position on the new docu-series regarding the Duggars and the Bill Gotthard movement, I do want to raise some general questions about the intent of the creators.
I would counsel to not necessarily believe the negative spin — or really hit piece — on the Duggars and Bill Gotthard. I was not there. But I do know this sort of situation. Most organizations are not perfect. Most people in high demand group like that are indeed happy — and happier than their leavers!
Trailer : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tw1rAMzPf70
Duggar response: https://www.usatoday.com/story/entertainment/celebrities/2023/06/02/duggar-family-respond-to-documentary-shiny-happy-people/70282044007/
Another Duggar response : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YgUUttpODzI” There is no evidence that the children were abused… and won’t be unless there is (another) investigation.
I wouldn’t want my family in front of a camera all the time. But guys, do you remember what happened in the past 3 years? Remember the news and social media … “spin”…. on the scamdemic? Haven’t you learned to parse out both “news” and *projection*?
You figure out that if Pinkie and the Brain wanted to enslave the world, ahem, they would hate those out of the system the most. Home education is dangerous to tyrants — not only because it is separate and private, but even more because it creates character and the ability to think for oneself.
Other (Conservative Christian) ministry’s response Right Response Ministry https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78-C3C_Yq78
A conservative analyst’s response (Candace Owen) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XgxETGip0eg
Oh yes, even from a cult, especially from a cult experience, there is no one who will more likely think for themselves than people who have had this experience. They have seen the world from different perspectives. They have been controlled. They have thought through the issues. They will likely leave. But they are much harder to fool. That is for sure.
Always ask what are the definitions being used. Linguistic confusion and domination is very often used today. What appears to be charity, for instance, become theft. What appears to be science is discovered to be ridiculously not. So and and so forth. In this case, is all patriarchy bad? Are all conservatives or all Christians bad? Is every woman who fills the traditional mother role somehow nefarious? Really?
Always ask what the general intent of the argument is. Clearly, there is a negative intent in this case. Fine, but why.
And what is it that they want you to do? Hate Christians? Hate large families?Hate people who experiment with alternative lifestyles? Hate tradtitionalism? Really? Really? Is that what you want to do? Is that where you want to be? Don’t be a pawn.
Always ask if there is a self-interest in that intent. What would the speaker like to get you to do? Would you do that if considered that in a full and level-headed way, instead of merely being repulsed by a negative picture. It is like jumping on a snake to avoid the one you saw. Look around.
Always ask if there is another side to the issue. Never decide until you have heard both sides. All sides.
Ask what is being left out or hidden. So, sure, we are horrified at some sexual abuse or some hurt of a child. But wait, in our culture today, sexual abuse is becoming celebrated in public policy and government schools. So, how is it that we are herded into hate of some alternative group, focused on families and attempting rigtheousness?
Always hold in mind the phenomenon of projection, that people accuse others of exactly what they are doing. This is write large in politics today.
Always keep in mind that deception is a possibility. Double check both the facts and the interpretation of the facts. Remember: statistics don’t lie, but liars figure. Liars and marketers lay out their statistics in ways that are not fully straightforward.
If you are paying attention to your own life? Are you working nearly as hard to be a good person, doing the right thing, and helping others as the folks you are criticizing? If so, you probably don’t have time to really investigate other people’s lives. LOL