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[COMMENT: Below is a letter (with a few changes)
to Patricia Thompson, leader of America's Prayer Network, requesting
prayer and money support in their campaign to allow prayers in government
schools. We MUST stop fighting the wrong battles, and go for the jugular
vein. Control of our children and thus of future generations by
political interests MUST be stopped. Government does not have "an
interest" in educating children. Parents and society do. Civil
government is our referee, not a participant in society.
Dear Patricia Thompson,
I received your note of support for Chief Justice Roberts on the issues of prayer in schools. I would suggest that we are fighting the wrong battle when we try to restore prayer to government-run schools.
The problem is not prayer in schools, it is government in schools. And, for the record, there is not a single justice on the Supreme Court who shows an understanding and support for the Biblical form of government -- which we received from our founding fathers as given in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.
Prayer is an issue in schools only because government is running them -- because government is by nature coercive. If schools were run by parents and other non-governmental (non-coercive) organizations, each school or home would make its own choice about prayer -- freemarket education.
You note that the ACLU says that allowing prayer in schools would turn them into "a temporary jail for a pupil who will not go to church". That is silly nonsense. Adding prayer cannot turn anything into a prison. Prayer is not coercive. Government is about coercion, and can and does turn things into prisons.
The truth is that government schools are already prisons coercively mandated for our children, forced, as it were, at gunpoint (truant officer) to sit in a room with a curriculum enforced increasingly by anti-parent, anti-God dictators. It is not adding prayers, it is adding coercive government control to education which turns schools into prisons. If prayers are added, they would already be prisons before the prayer was added.
Government-run schools means politician-run schools. Not all politicians are dishonest or manipulative, but the temptation over time is much too strong to resist, and much to easy to sell to the public as one more, "Hello, I'm from the government, and I'm here to help you!"
Government control of education will always, in the long run, lead to mind-control and brainwashing (as today's homosexual agenda). The government will always want people to be educated to reelect it into office. The homosexual agenda runs our schools, along with socialism, centralization of government, and other harmful nonsense.
The result is the destruction of the freemarket of ideas. Without freemarket education, a freemarket of ideas will never survive. And without a freemarket of ideas, a free people cannot survive.
When we had freemarket education, mostly home schooling, roughly prior to the 1830's - 50's (and before Horace Mann), we had the best educated population in the world, by a wide margin. Boston had a 95% literacy rate. One can track the statistics. As government control has increased, literacy has dropped. Our adult population today is at about 50%.
The ejection of government from education, top to bottom, and the return to a freemarket system would be the most powerful systemic change we could make in America for the beginnings of a spiritual and moral renewal. Parents love their children, bureaucracies do not.
You might visit http://www.schoolandstate.org/home.htm for more information on the subject, and also http://www.exodusmandate.org/
The federal department of education is unconstitutional, illegal, and immoral, but few hold the government to constitutional (let alone moral) standards any more. So, we are losing our limited government for a free people. That is a tragedy of the highest order.
We can get it back, but only if we Christians become obedient to the Godly way of doing things. Our founding fathers gave us a nation built on Biblical principles, under which parents, not government, are responsible for childhood education. We either recover those principles, or we continue going under. It need not happen.
For an article by myself on government and education, please go to http://www.theroadtoemmaus.org/RdLb/21PbAr/Pl/Cnst/FrMktEdVsWall.htm
Faithfully in Christ....
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