Friday, March 19, 2010

Will Passage of the Healthcare Bill lead to Outlawing Homeschooling?

I think so. As long as progressives control the House, Senate and Presidency homeschooling is at a threat of being outlawed in the US. Many Countries are following the UN's dictate and are outlawing homeschooling.

The following piece appeared on One News

Quote of the Day - "If it’s wrong—and it is—for the government to intrude into the churches of our nation, to reshape and affect their basic doctrine and teaching, then it is just as wrong for that same government to be the sponsor of the worldview and values of 90 percent of all our nation’s children." - Joel Belz, publisher, World Magazine, October 9, 2004

Spelling and grammar errors as well as typos are left as an exercise for my readers.

The effect of healthcare reform on home schooling
Bill Bumpas - OneNewsNow - 3/19/2010 4:45:00 AM
A national home school group is concerned that passage of the healthcare reform bill could pose a serious threat to parental rights and home school freedom.

According to the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA), the pending healthcare legislation would provide federal grants to fund state home visitation programs. Attorney Will Estrada with HSLDA reports that states receive grants through a competitive system where preferences are given to states that have increased the number of families who are receiving services.

"So there could be some pressure on the states, because they want to receive this federal money, to look for families who are receiving these services, and then try to pressure them to get these services," Estrada warns.

He notes that the program in the bill is voluntary, but a foundation being laid reveals that the government thinks it knows how best to raise children.

"Once you start down that road, the next step could be, 'Oh, you don't want to take these federally funded services? Why is that? Is there any abuse going on? Should we be investigating your family?' And what could start out as a fairly good program for some families could basically become, 'If you don't receive these services, you're considered at risk' -- and you sort of go under the microscope," the attorney explains.

The HSLDA believes the federal government has no constitutional authority to fund and oversee home visitation programs and parenting classes.

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