Friday, February 10, 2012

Getting your panties out of a twist: Why the compulsory attendance law is laughable

Our Vermont state legislature is presently considering revising the compulsory attendance law for public and home schooling. It will raise the age of required attendance from 16 to 18. These ninnyhammers lowered the age from 7 to 6 back in 2000 when they sneaked that bill through during the Civil Union brouhaha and no one was watching.

Some people have been asking me why I don't get my panties in a twist over these legislative shenanigans and why I don't campaign to stop them. It's because our legislators are going to do whatever they want. They're controlled by the teacher's union and big business lobbyists, not by the voters. Why waste my time with them when I can best use it to make a difference where the real power lies: with the parents!

Arming parents with information and tactics empowers them to stand up for their rights. It lets them experience a freedom they've never known. Once they get a taste of that freedom there is no returning to the oppression of the public school monopoly. Besides, what 16 to 18 year old in their right mind is going to stand for two more years of mandatory servitude in a failed and antiquated school system?

It isn't difficult to understand why these political hooligans push for laws like this. It's all about the money that follows the children. Here in Vermont, the bounty on each child's head is a whopping $16,000.00 and our public school test scores are abysmal. These insane laws are NOT about education. Parents have caught on to the lies of the legislators, the teachers and the mainstream presstitutes. It's nothing more than extorting as much money as possible from the taxpayers to propagate their thuggish existence.

So, next time our corrupt legislature tries to pull a fast one on us, just remember they are powerless to enforce such a law that is trumped by our Constitution and by our unalienable right to raise our children as we see fit. Now, untwist those bloomers and go about your business of providing your child with a real and unfettered education.

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