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Why?

We get asked that question a lot – “Why do you homeschool”? I’ve posted on that in the past (See here).
We feel like what is being taught in the public government schools today, runs contrary to our beliefs. We don’t believe in the theory of evolution which is taught as fact by the schools. We believe in abstinence as the sanest and safest way to prevent STD’s and childhood pregnancy, the schools instead present contraception as the answer. We believe our children should learn personal responsibility, not look for ways to avoid the consequences of their actions. We feel that our children should learn how to think, NOT be spoon fed trivia and taught what to think. These are just a few of hundreds of reasons why we choose to homeschool our family.

But I read a quote today that distills it down to the most important reason –

Give me the children, I will give you a nation. When an opponent declares ‘I will not come over to your side’, I calmly say ‘Your child belongs to us already.’
What are you? You will pass on. Your descendants, however, now stand in the new camp. In a short time they will know nothing else but this new community.”— Adolph Hitler (1939)

Yes, I quoted one of the most evil, mass-murdering human beings of the 20th century. I’ve never quoted that man before, but today I am quoting him. He really opened my eyes…..

If we (parents) don’t take responsibility for passing on our family’s beliefs and values, the next most likely place they will get them from is a government institution.

Yikes.

Until next time…..

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  1. February 6, 2012 at 8:14 pm

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