Category Archives: End Public School

Throw More Money At It

Canon City’s new mayor succeeded in raising the sales tax in the city for the first time since the 1970s, and has now come out in favor of a property tax hike for the school district.

The streets are in terrible shape according to the city. They’ve failed to properly maintain the roads over the years. The school district has put off maintenance on the junior high building and Washington elementary to the point that they’re considering tearing them down. Are these people we should be giving more money to? I think they sound like utter failures. Everyone associated with operating those organizations over the last few decades should be embarrassed to show their face in public and there should be mobs in the street calling for those governmental entities to be disbanded.

But Higher-Taxes Troutman (who is supposed to be a Republican, small-government type) wants to use the threat of government-sanctioned violence and theft to force people to pay for the education of other people’s children. The public school system is built on covetousness, greed, theft and laziness. It is morally repugnant to the Christian worldview. Yet, I am forced to pay for it.

Higher-Taxes Troutman thinks that higher taxes and more free stuff will attract younger, more affluent residents. Maybe it would. Or maybe what would attract businesses is lower taxes or no taxes. Why attempt the same higher tax strategy as every other town in the country? Maybe try freedom, capitalism, and elimination of wasteful government entities. Maybe the sole purpose of the CCPD could become keeping federal and state enforcers out of town. Security can be handled by free market solutions and neighbors loving others more than themselves.

I’m with Paul Dorr, who says in the video below, “I have a deep passionate abhorrence of government schools.”

 

 

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Hello McFly. Is It Time to Homeschool Yet?

There are a lot of biblical reasons to homeschool. There are a lot of biblical reasons to not go to public school. Here is a video that makes me so grateful that I get to homeschool my kids. There is a lot of freedom in homeschooling, and a lot of pain, suffering and time wasted in public school.

This is an elementary school in Unionville, North Carolina. I don’t know why they don’t drop off the kids a couple blocks away and let them walk, but I’ve heard of schools that don’t allow that.

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Let’s Worry About Something That Matters

People are so worried about who the president is going to be. I couldn’t care less. Whether it’s Trump or Hillary, it doesn’t matter, both of them will have to be opposed every step of the way.

What I would like people to care about, and invest their energy into is making the president irrelevant. If the president says boys can use the girls’ bathroom, the only thing a Christian should worry about is how to resist the stupidity of that. Many conservative, Christian people in this very town think that when the president says boys can use the girls’ bathroom, that boys can actually use the girls’ bathroom. How foolish!

We need to convince our neighbors that we don’t have to obey everything the president says. We need to convince the person down the pew from us that Romans 13 doesn’t teach strict obedience even to the point that anyone can use whatever bathroom they feel like. If there was ever something more preposterous I can’t think of what it would be.

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Ten Difficult Truths

You probably won’t hear this from many pulpits, but the Bible teaches these truths. If you want to learn more, I can help point you in the right direction. These have not been easy pills for me to swallow, and I suspect they won’t be easy for most others, but Christians are to be truth seekers and tellers, regardless of the consequences.

  1.  The U.S. government at every level is antichrist. It is your enemy.
  2. The U.S. dollar system/federal reserve is sinful.
  3. Public school is a sin. Sending your kids there is a sin.
  4. The American law enforcement system is sinful and needs to be abolished.
  5. Drugs aren’t illegal under God’s law, and only tyrants are in favor of them being illegal under man’s law.
  6. Taxation is theft, voting for a tax increase is a sin.
  7. To have government agents controling the border is sinful.
  8. Requiring driver’s licences, building permits, liquor licences, business licences and on and on is a sin.
  9. Prison/jail is an unjust, wicked punishment.
  10. The U.S. has fought many unjust wars, and having a standing army is a judgment from God.

I’m not offering my opinion. These items are biblical truths. You are sinning if you send your kids to public school, are in favor of closed borders, support police, are in favor of keeping drugs illegal, vote for tax increases, etc.

These are controversial topics, but like I said, I’d be happy to explain why these items are true from the Bible.

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Good Conversation On Homeschooling

This is an interesting conversation that took place on homeschooling and whether public school is a sin. hsconvo

Another conversation took place on this thread where some who thought public school is not a sin, believed that sending a kid to an Islamic school would be a sin. What they don’t see is that what purports to be a secular education is really just as much a rejection of the lordship of Christ as any Islamic school would provide.

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What Does The Bible Say About Schooling?

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The following is from Israel Wayne.

Is schooling mentioned in the Bible (and does God have an opinion)? Why YES! I’m glad you asked!

This is just one of many passages that should solifiy this issue, but in Ephesians 6:4 we are commanded:

“Fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but instead, train them up in the nurture (literally, “Biblical counseling”), and admonition (the Greek word, “Paideia”) of the Lord.”

What does Paideia mean? From the Encyclopeida Brittanica:

“Paideia, (Greek: “education,” or “learning”), system of education and training in classical Greek and Hellenistic (Greco-Roman) cultures that included such subjects as gymnastics, grammar, rhetoric, music, mathematics, geography, natural history, and philosophy. In the early Christian era the Greek paideia, called humanitas in Latin, served as a model for Christian institutions of higher learning, such as the Christian school of Alexandria in Egypt, which offered theology as the culminating science of their curricula. The term was combined with enkyklios (“complete system,” or “circle”) to identify a large compendium of general education, hence “encyclopaedia.”

Everything that could be taught in academics was wrapped up in the Greek word, “Paideia.” It was the word the Greeks used for “Schooling.” Paul commanded fathers to train their children up NOT in the Paideia of the world, but instead, in the Paideia of the Lord.

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