This is the homeschooling convention season, and all across America
parents and children are crowding into convention centers, listening to
speakers, attending workshops, and examining the wares of hundreds of
vendors selling books, curricula, games, CD-ROMs — you name it. Since
public school authorities always complain of lack of parental interest
in their children’s education, it’s a great pleasure watching parents at
homeschool conventions poring over books, listening attentively to
speakers, purchasing curricula. If anything, homeschooling has made
these parents intensely interested in the education of their children.
This can only benefit the family and the society we live in.

America is at a very crucial period in its history. Our national
sovereignty is being continually diminished by the New World Order
clique that wants us to spearhead the movement into world government.
This century of wars has been politically plagued by two insane ideas:
communism and world government. Communism has led to untold mass murder
and destruction. World Government has led us into NATO, which has
decided to become the military force needed to impose the New World
Order on recalcitrant nations. Thus, it couldn’t wait to lead us into a
war in the Balkans, a prelude of more to come. This war could have been
avoided had NATO used the same kind of diplomacy and pressures that were
put on South Africa to change. But NATO needed war to further its own

NATO, it should be stated, is not a Christian organization. It is
humanism in action, devoted to the destruction of national sovereignty
and the imposition of world government. Its aim is to impose
Western-style democracy on all of the nations of the world. But it is
hardly using democratic means to do so. NATO did not ask the American
people if it wanted its pilots and bombers to rain death and destruction
on the people of Yugoslavia, who themselves are engaged in a civil
insurrection in one of their provinces.

But eventually, the world government clique will have to impose its
will on the American people. They will do so when the time is ripe and
the situation irreversible. Americans will be given the same ultimatum
that it gave Milosevic: surrender or die. But they will not be able to
give Americans that ultimatum as long as the people still have their
guns. That is why the movement against Second Amendment rights has been
intensified. They will use an aroused public opinion as the
“democratic” battering ram to destroy the Second Amendment. (The other
night, the moron who hosts “Politically Incorrect,” was all for getting
rid of the Second Amendment. And he got much applause from an audience
with the discernment of an ostrich.)

Meanwhile, American children in American schools are being
indoctrinated in world citizenship and away from patriotism, which is
called ethnocentrism. But there’s a fly in the ointment. It is called
homeschooling. Most homeschoolers are Christians who have recognized
that the humanistic philosophy of the public schools is destructive of
their children’s belief in biblical religion. By opting out of the
government system, they have rejected the statist claim that children
are a state resource, to be exploited and used by the state for the
state. When homeschoolers teach American history, they teach basic
American principles of freedom and independence. They teach what the
founding fathers taught. This is anathema to the world government

It was Cecil Rhodes, the diamond-mining magnate, who in the late
1890s conceived the idea of a world government, run mainly by the
Anglo-Saxons, as a means of imposing permanent peace on nations by
simply being strong and ruthless enough to suppress war. But
apparently, he overlooked a very simple problem: if you have to use war
to eliminate war, have you really achieved peace? I suppose by being
ruthless enough you can discourage anyone from resisting the imposition
of your authority. Since Rhodes was convinced that his Anglo-Saxon
authority would be benevolent, the idea of imposing it by force on
others didn’t bother him at all.

But, like communism, the idea of world government not only goes
against human nature but against everything we have learned in history.
Already, we see in the European Union, a top-heavy bureaucracy imposing
its rules and regulations on every facet of economic life. And it is
doing the same in education. It is telling individuals that they must
conform to the new order or be crushed. They are telling parents that
they must surrender their children to the state or lose them.

Can that happen here? The American homeschool movement is not only
growing in size but in political clout. For example, the Home School
Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) already has a very good presence in
the halls of Congress. It may not have the clout of the National
Education Association, but it is giving conservative lawmakers the
backing they need. That the HSLDA is also a Christian organization
makes it all that more important. Biblical religion is still a force to
be reckoned with in America. It represents the strongest bulwark
against humanism and the all-powerful state.

That is why the homeschool movement is so important to America. It
is serving notice on our state and national legislators that this is
still a constitutional republic in which parental rights are to be
upheld and respected by our elected officials. The sole purpose of
government, according to our Declaration of Independence, is to secure
the unalienable rights of our people to life, liberty, and the pursuit
of happiness. The right to life means ending legalized abortion and
keeping us out of wars that can be avoided. Liberty means freedom of
speech, religion, the right to self-defense by bearing arms, the freedom
of parents to raise and educate their children according to their own

The pursuit of happiness means being able to build a business, fall
in love, create a family, pursue a career, manage your own life to suit
your own temperament, dream great dreams, build a house, live where you
want to live, travel where you want to travel, read what you want to
read, learn what you want to learn. That’s the essence of the American
way, and homeschoolers, by taking charge of their children’s education,
are doing more to defend it than any other group I know of.

Samuel L. Blumenfeld is the author of eight books on education
including “Homeschooling: A Parents Guide to Educating Children.” His
books are available on

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