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Living the Outlaw life: An education in freedom

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posted on Sep, 6 2009 @ 11:18 PM
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Living the Outlaw life: An education in freedom
www.backwoodshome.com...

There are three fundamentally subversive things an Ordinary American Outlaw can do to increase freedom while going about daily life. Two can be dangerous to your well-being. The third is overwhelmingly rewarding and hardly hazardous at all.

Subversive acts #1 and #2 are: 1) don’t pay your income taxes and 2) quit using a government-issued centralized citizen tracking number—aka social security number. (See the sidebar concerning a future article that will be about not using your SSN.) Both of these acts of subversion are fine ways to help chop the tentacles off government and to retain some control over your own life and labors. But well...sometimes they can really mess up your tidy little routine.

The third act of everyday subversion—the nice one—is: teach your children at home.

Since homeschooling is legal (mostly), infinitely more effective than the government alternative, healthy for your relationship with your family, cheaper than any of the alternatives, good for freedom, fun (often), educational (always), and these days quite often risk-free—why not do it?

The collective knows why not...
More at Link...

Here's a nice article on a Home Schooling perspective...might be a bit off to the "Right", but, a good read none the less...

Being as the Constitution has no clause/mandate covering .Gov meddling in any/public/private Education this seems relevant today more than ever...

If we didn't have to spend every waking moment of our lives stuck in traffic jams, trying to work ourselves to death to cover taxes, we might actually have the time to do important things like this... :shk:


A brief lesson in the history of government education:

* The U.S. government education system was deliberately patterned after lowest of the three ranks of the Prussian education system—whose major purpose was to produce competent-but-conforming citizen-workers and obedient soldiers.

* Government schools didn’t arise because American families wanted them; they were conceived by the New England Protestant elite to be imposed upon the dirty immigrant masses with their dirty foreign ways and dirty foreign religions.

* One-hour learning periods, bells, rigid age grouping, rigidly segmented subjects, and force-feeding of information to a passive student body were all designed to discourage students from following their own interests, from seeing connections between different subjects, or becoming deeply committed to personal projects.

* Literacy in the U.S. was higher before government education than it has been since.

* In some places, compulsory government schooling had to be imposed upon independent Americans literally at gun point—with children being wrenched away from their parents and force-marched off to the new schools.


[edit on 9/6/2009 by Hx3_1963]




posted on Sep, 6 2009 @ 11:29 PM
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I just wanted to pop in here, and mention I like all three
Our govt. has been hijacked for quite some time. We are taxed without representation. It truly is a war, and I believe following steps 1, 2, and 3 is as patriotic as You can get to the original ideas.

S&F



posted on Sep, 6 2009 @ 11:42 PM
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I am a satisfied subscriber of backwoodshome magazine!

If people are so freaked out about these things, they could always
sell the mcmansion, buy some land, learn to be self sufficient and homeschool the kiddies!
Maybe its just funner for some on here to argue with others
while their country crashes and burns!
Besides its alot of work being self sufficient....
on second thought, what am I thinking!
We are too addicted to cheap shiny plastic junk!

S & F!


[edit on 6-9-2009 by dodadoom]



posted on Sep, 6 2009 @ 11:47 PM
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Education and the Constitution
www.cato-at-liberty.org...

Does the Wall Street Journal think the Constitution is suspended on the weekends? Two weeks ago on Saturday, April 15, the Journal claimed on its front page that “the Constitution guarantees a public-school K-12 education for every child in the U.S.” Then this past Saturday, April 29, the Journal’s usually reliable editorial page deplored the “states’ rampant noncompliance with the 2002 No Child Left Behind Act” and the “lax enforcement of NCLB” by Education Secretary Margaret Spellings.

In both cases the Journal seems to have forgotten that the U.S. Constitution grants no authority over education to the federal government. Education is not mentioned in the Constitution of the United States, and for good reason. The Founders wanted most aspects of life managed by those who were closest to them, either by state or local government or by families, businesses, and other elements of civil society. Certainly, they saw no role for the federal government in education.

Once upon a time, not so very many years ago, Congress understood that. The History of the Formation of the Union under the Constitution, published by the United States Constitution Sesquicentennial Commission, under the direction of the president, the vice president, and the Speaker of the House in 1943, contained this exchange in a section titled “Questions and Answers Pertaining to the Constitution”:

Q. Where, in the Constitution, is there mention of education?

A. There is none; education is a matter reserved for the states.

Not only is the Constitution absolutely silent on the subject of education, but the U.S. Supreme Court has also refused to recognize any right to a taxpayer-funded education. As Timothy Sandefur, author of Cato’s forthcoming book Cornerstone of Liberty: Property Rights in 21st-Century America, points out, in San Antonio Independent School Distict v. Rodriguez (1973), the Court specifically declared that education, though important, “is not among the rights afforded explicit protection under our Federal Constitution. Nor do we find any basis for saying it is implicitly so protected.” Nine years later, in Plyler v. Doe, the Court held that if a state chooses to give such an education to citizens, it must also offer it to the children of illegal aliens. But it has consistently recognized that taxpayer-funded education is a privilege, and not a right.



posted on Sep, 8 2009 @ 12:20 AM
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This is the kind of thing that get me going...



Obama Urges Students to Stay in School and Maintain Focus
www.foxnews.com...

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President Obama plans to tell the nation's school children that they ultimately are most responsible for their own education.

How can you make a statement like this, when the .Gov forces their agenda upon you, with no recourse???

Fail to comply and your Family is torn apart...all in the name of conformity...

.Gov has no mandate what-so-ever in Educational matters!!!




posted on Sep, 8 2009 @ 07:53 AM
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Boy Oh Boy... :shk:


Sign of the Times
www.infowars.com...

An Infowars reader sent in the following photo. “No story needed really. Sign of the times. Bad times are these,” he writes. It is also yet another example why children should be home schooled.




posted on Sep, 9 2009 @ 11:02 AM
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Another safe form of subversion is jury nullification. Refuse to convict americans attacking or protesting the govt. I wish the jury that tried Ed and Elaine Brown had done that.



posted on Sep, 9 2009 @ 12:52 PM
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Originally posted by Hx3_1963
The third is overwhelmingly rewarding and hardly hazardous at all.
*snip*
The third act of everyday subversion—the nice one—is: teach your children at home.


Ah, but is it "hardly hazardous" and "mostly legal?" Survey says: NOT FOR LONG!

www.christianpost.com...

Amanda Kurowski is a 10-year-old homeschooled girl who performs well academically and is socially well-adjusted. But her strong Christian beliefs were reason enough for a New Hampshire court to order her out of homeschooling and into a public school.


localhs.com...

As part of a continuing divorce case, Wake District Court Judge Ned Mangum, in North Carolina, said last Friday that it would be in the "best interests" of Venessa Mills' three children to go to public school this fall.


www.sfgate.com.../c/a/2008/03/07/MNJDVF0F1.DTL

A California appeals court ruling clamping down on homeschooling by parents without teaching credentials sent shock waves across the state this week, leaving an estimated 166,000 children as possible truants and their parents at risk of prosecution.


www.lifesitenews.com...

An apparent paperwork error by state officials has resulted in a jail threat to a Utah homeschooling family. Denise Mafi must enrol all her children in a state school immediately or face the state seizing them and even a possible jail sentence for truancy.


www.hslda.org...

Just before Christmas in 2008, Heather officially withdrew her son from public school and began homeschooling. On January 5, the LaSalle County truant officer called Heather to inform her of a meeting that had been called about her children’s “situation” and to avoid court action. Heather, her sons, and several school officials attended the meeting, during which they accused Heather of improper motives for homeschooling. The school also had a reporter document the meeting but refused to provide Heather with a copy of the notes for her records. Ultimately, Heather was told that if she did not re-enroll her son in public school, the truant officer would file for educational neglect with the state's attorney.


These school districts make their blood money based solely on how many students they have and what the demographics are for these students. Under the federal government's "Title I" program, they recieve multipliers on the federal educational grant money based on how many "disadvantaged" children they have in school, in district. Conveniently enough, in addition to living below the poverty line, there is also a cultural and social developmental "barrier/challenges" provision that can classify a student as being disadvantaged and equals more money to the district IF and only if that child is enrolled in a district school. Also considered a qualifying disadvatage are "children who are not meeting state education standards sanctioned by the federal government" and "children who are neglected or delinquent." Not surprisingly, most of the kids pulled from homeschooling are labeled by the judges ordering them to public school as falling into one of these categories, regardless of actual evidence that they are at any disadvantage.

(in actuallity, recent studies have demonstrated that homeschooled children perform better on standardized test than their public schooled peers!)
www.christianpost.com...

According to the organization behind the standardized test for high school achievement and college admissions, the 11,535 homeschoolers who took the ACT in 2009 scored an average of 22.5. The average score of the total 1.48 million students who took the exam was 21.1.

"This is a remarkable achievement and shows that homeschool parents are successfully preparing their children for college," commented Michael Smith, president of the Home School Legal Defense Association.


Despite all of the venom directed at Bush's school voucher program and the No Child Left Behind Act, the fact is that our children have been hijacked by our public educational system and have been reduced to mere pawns in their long lasting game of "grab the cash." The schools have the backing of the teacher's union, which has the backing of big unions, who's dollars line the pockets of our politicians and our judges. If you believe, as I do, that in many cases parents can educate their children better than any classroom can, then please stand up and help defend this American tradition!
A great place for resources is the Home School Legal Defense Association:
www.hslda.org...



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