Freedom. There's been enough commentary about freedom of late that most Americans, at least those who are paying attention have some idea of what freedom means in an American context. Or at least we think we do. But what about the next generation? What do they understand about and expect from freedom?
Over the last few decades, the public school system has become more and more oppressive and parents have allowed it. Our children have no guarantees that they will be able to exercise their Constitutional rights in school. Now, in addition to other security monitoring systems, schools in Texas have incorporated RFID tracking chips into the ID cards their students must carry.
This is purportedly being done to make the schools eligible for more federal and state funding by providing proof that a student who is not in class may, in fact, be on campus and therefore, technically, in attendance for the purposes of determining funding. The invasion of the students privacy is justifiable in the eyes of administrators because they get money out of it and besides, the students are used to the security cameras already.
What this does is take yet another right, a precious right away from our children while they are in the public school system. The right to privacy. Do you understand that? Do you understand that our children are being trained to accept this lack of personal liberty along with the previous losses as a matter of course. And, once again, the parents of the community allow this to be done to their children. Why? In the interest of an imaginary safety?
How safe are we when our children are being given neither the opportunity to experience personal liberty nor defend it? How can we expect children who have been subjected to such oppression to defend this republic from enemies the like of those we are facing now?
Do I need to add any comments about what is being taught in the public schools these days?
We need to take back our school system just as urgently as we need to take back our government. Until we do, homeschooling is the best option, even if you can't afford it. Because, if our children are not brought up to value the freedoms given to us by our creator and codified in our Constitution, they will not see the value in preserving them.
"And thou shalt teach them diligently to thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up." ~ Deut 6:7