Morning Briefing: January 23rd, 2013


By Steve Deace

How to Tell the Statists to Stick It

Forbes has a interesting suggestion for those of you tired of monstrously big government: homeschool. Forbes says “the swelling legions of homeschoolers poke a subtle rebuke at America’s ever expanding nanny state. Under both parties, Washington has systematically invaded private spheres and co-opted public services historically performed by local bodies. But a spontaneous groundswell of freedom minded folks has continued America’s rich inheritance of rugged individualism.The God-fearing, flag-waiving, gun-toting homeschool crowd embodies the American spirit of mutual self-reliance. You won’t encounter a more neighborly bunch. Their children thrive without government ‘help.’ Their support networks blossom sans the state’s sanction. Meanwhile, taxpayers waste a fortune securing abysmal academic results. In 2012, SAT scores fell to their lowest level since tracking began. As spending soars, assessment scores plummet.” Amen, and couldn’t have said it better myself. Which is exactly why we homeschool.

Facebook Threatens Conservative Site

“Chicks on the Right,” a popular conservative website, could lose its Facebook community after posting a critical message about the White House press secretary that allegedly violated the social networking site’s standards. The controversy involves a posting on their Facebook fan page that referred readers to a website posting titled, “You Know What? Liberal Hypocrisy is Starting to Cause Me Actual Physical Pain.” “Jay Carney can kiss my assular area,” wrote Mockarena, who runs the website with Daisy, a medical writer and adjunct professor of communications.  A quick check of Facebook revealed a number of vulgar pages directed at conservatives including: “Ann Romney’s Amputated Breast,” “F*** Conservatives,” “F*** Mitt Romney,” “Tea Party Can Kiss My A**,” and “Rush Limbaugh is an Abject A******.” So why haven’t those sites been taken down?

So Much for the Big Tent

Social conservatives long ago realized that when the Republican Party establishment refer to a “big tent” they really mean to exempt anybody that really believes the Republican Party platform. Now the Liberty movement is discovering the same thing. Todd Welch, a Campaign for Liberty coordinator in Wisconsin, was informed by the Dunn County GOP that his membership in his local Republican Party had been denied unanimously for criticizing the GOP publicly for its very public sellouts. You can read more here.

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  • Chris Downey

    As a homeschooling father, now emeritus, I believe in privatizing education to save the Republic. But John Dewey and his ilk knew that rugged individuals want jobs. Look into any rural county (that is, your very Red-State America) and you’ll find the public school system is one of, if not the, largest employer (and yes, for some of my best friends and family)–not to mention the unifying vehicle of community identity.

    Progressives built that dungeon first, then they proceeded to slam the door through strategic lawsuits to push any mention of Jesus Christ out of the public arena of ideas.

    The problem is not the schools as schools; the root of bitterness is the public–We The People built that. And it will continue to hold us captive until we line up behind Jesus Christ and resist from within the schools as well as from without. The Israelites of old marched behind the Ark of the Covenant. We must do the same behind the Cross of Christ, firmly and peaceably resisting tyranny.

    Once we repent, and recover Christian identity and a measure of unity across the body of Christ, we’ll figure out what to do about the schools.