Friday, August 28, 2009

Quote for the Day

"Do not trust governments more than governments trust their own people." -- Andrei Sakharov

Court Orders Christian Child Into Government Education

"A 10-year-old homeschool girl described as "well liked, social and interactive with her peers, academically promising and intellectually at or superior to grade level" has been told by a New Hampshire court official to attend a government school because she was too "vigorous" in defense of her Christian faith.

The decision from Marital Master Michael Garner reasoned that the girl's "vigorous defense of her religious beliefs to [her] counselor suggests strongly that she has not had the opportunity to seriously consider any other point of view." [link]

We as a nation cannot afford to go down this road. Let's step back for a moment and see what this could lead to. Notice that this is not a judge or a jury that has made this decision (it would still be wrong regardless) but a "court official". What types of power are being handed over to bureaucrats in this country. How many have stopped to ask this question?

Another way of looking at this is what if in a different area a "court official" rules that a public school educated child that was too "vigorous" in her defense of liberalism, environmentalism, collectivism, etc... and must be home schooled to allow her the opportunity to consider other points of view. What types of howls of rage and protest would this order bring?