I have seen ruling after ruling by California’s courts that makes me hope that a giant earthquake will once and for all break those liberal nut burgers clean off the continental United States – I fully support California’s secession from the Union. Their recent ruling effectively banning homeschooling in the State of California absolutely takes the cake.

A California appeals court ruled that parents are not allowed to homeschool their children without (state-issued) teaching credentials. You know, as if my college degree, intelligence, unwavering love for my children, and absolute devotion to their educational success isn’t enough to ensure they’re schooled effectively.

The law cited by the “judges” states that children are to be schooled only in public or private accredited schools or in the home by “credentialed” tutors. In other words, unless the state gives them permission, they’re not “qualified” to teach your children . In my experience, government is actually quite terrible at deciding who is “good” at doing things, so I’m not the least bit comfortable with the very same folks deciding who is “qualified” to educate my children.

The most brilliant quote, from one Justice H. Walter Croskey, is, “A primary purpose of the educational system is to train school children in good citizenship, patriotism and loyalty to the state and the nation as a means of protecting the public welfare.” Is he freaking kidding? Somebody call Joe McCarthy and black-list this commie dissident.

The job of those educating our children is to educate them, not create generations of nationalistic morons who blindly follow whatever our government decides to do. But, according to Croskey, producing another bunch of “Hitler Youth” would be a better goal of our educational system.

Leslie Heimov, executive director of the Children’s Law Center of Los Angeles, which represented the Longs’ two children in the case – coming a close second with the most idiotic quote of the article – said that the goal of her organization is not the quality of children’s education, but their “being in a place daily where they would be observed by people who had a duty to ensure their ongoing safety.” As if the person who carried those children in her very womb, feeds and clothes them, and has the greatest interest in their safety and success isn’t “qualified” for the job.

I haven’t been this fired up in a long time. There is nothing that makes me angrier than the idea of the state coming into my home and taking my child from me when my primary goal is in making sure they have the best education humanly possible – and that is the education that only I can give them.

The state of California should probably look at the numbers of homeschooled children who score off the charts on SAT and ACT tests, who get record scholarships from Ivy League universities, and are wildly successful in the marketplace. Then again, California’s concern isn’t educating children and making them successful, as they would rather produce a bunch of zombies who are happy with the governmental status quo. If they really cared about education, they would support those of us who actually want educated children.

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