17 Reasons Why I Homeschool

It seems like every time I read the news, I am reminded of why I feel homeschooling is so important. There are so many crazy things going on in our schools! It’s really quite alarming. When I read these articles I always think, “I really should make a list of all these crazy stories!” But, being me, I never followed through. Well, surprise surprise, a couple of months ago I actually did begin a list of the ones that upset me the most. This is only a compilation of the last couple of months, and I am sure that I will keep adding to it, but here goes…

Why I Homeschool:

  1. Because I don’t want to get arrested for choosing to walk my kid home from school instead of driving. (Isn’t that the “green” thing to do, anyway?)
  2. Because school officials who think that Ritz crackers are a good supplement to a healthy, homemade meal should not be in charge of feeding my kids lunch.
  3. Because I never want anyone to suppress my child’s potential.
  4. Because no child should be punished for trying to prove that he/she was indeed a victim of bullying.
  5. Because I am not okay with feeding my kids unidentifiable foods.
  6. Because as long as I draw breath, no child of mine will be indoctrinated into worshiping a political leader like he is a god.
  7. Because I prefer to protect my children from being “accidentally” taken home by a complete stranger.
  8. Because anyone with half a brain should know that this just does not pass for healthy food.
  9. Because I would prefer not to go to jail for beating my child’s principle within an inch of her life for doing this to my kid.
  10. Because I will never, ever allow my child’s physical (or emotional) well-being to be compromised because of stupid, absurd policies.
  11. Because it is the job of PARENTS to discuss sexual matters such as birth control and abortion with their kids; it is NOT Planned Parenthood’s business.
  12. Because if anyone ever gave my child a vaccination, or any form of medication, without first seeking my consent, you would witness me reach an all-new level of crazy.
  13. Because it shouldn’t take a lawsuit to convince school officials that it’s wrong to demand a student to hand over passwords to private accounts that are accessed OUTSIDE of school property!
  14. Because my children should not be publicly humiliated for any reason, ever.
  15. Because my children should not have to worry about being commuted through dangerous areas, or having to get up insanely early in the morning to catch the bus, all because the government can’t afford to keep their local schools open.
  16. Because there’s nothing wrong with “old school math” – and if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.
  17. Because teaching my children HOW to think, and not WHAT to think is the most important aspect of education, and I will never settle for anything less for my children.

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Well, that’s gonna hurt…

Matt Walsh delivers again! This post says everything I have ever thought/felt about the healthcare, but with so much more wit and eloquence than I could ever dream. This is a MUST-READ!

“Dear Mr. Obama,

Congratulations on getting 7.1 million people enrolled in Obamacare before the March 31st deadline!

Not to muddy the festivities by harping on technicalities, but I thought I’d pass along just a few corrections, in case you plan on giving anymore speeches or anything:

Alright, by ‘March 31st’ you mean ‘sometime in April,’ and by ‘deadline’ you mean ‘suggestion which is subject to change.’

And, obviously, by ‘enrolled’ you mean ‘people who have filled some information out on a website.’

And by ’7.1 million’ you mean ‘probably like 858 thousand or something.’ 

In your speech on Tuesday, when you said that Obamacare is ‘the law’ and ‘it’s here to stay,’ you really meant that Obamacare is ‘a fluid and constantly adjusted set of unconstitutional decrees, which can be imposed or withdrawn by the Executive Branch at any point, for any reason, up to 21 times and counting.’ And by ‘here to stay,’ you actually meant to say that ‘most of it is neither here nor staying, because you don’t want America to feel the full brunt of it until after the midterm elections.’

You claimed that ‘more than 3 million young adults have gained insurance’ by staying on their parents’ plan. Even if that were true, it seems to take for granted that there’s anything remotely positive about the government forcing insurance companies to treat 25-year-old men and women like children. But, more importantly, it isn’t.

Indeed, when you said ‘more than 3 million,’ you really meant ‘extrapolations based on faulty estimates conjured up by Health and Human Services almost two years ago have brought us to the dubious conclusion that we can claim 3 million, because nobody will understand how we arrived at that figure, and most everyone will be too lazy to even attempt to check our numbers.’

You appeared to venture into the vicinity of truth when you stated that Obamacare is ‘doing what it’s supposed to do,‘ but then you forgot to stipulate what, precisely, that happens to be.

It has not, nor was it meant to, make insurance cheaper and more accessible – but it has stripped away choice and freedom, and made more people dependent on the government.

It has forced single men and elderly couples and nuns to pay for maternity care and birth control. Likewise, it has compelled everyone to purchase coverage for psychiatric illness and drug addiction treatment, even if we aren’t necessarily psychiatrically ill or addicted to drugs (though, with your help, the pharmaceutical industry will soon get us all under one or both of those umbrellas).

And, while you spiked the football in the Rose Garden, you still failed to indicate how many people have purchased and paid for a plan, as opposed to just checking some boxes. And you forgot to tell us how many of the Obamacare ’enrollees’ were only inclined to enroll in Obamacare because your law forced them off of their original plans.

You celebrated a ‘law’ that will supposedly ’insure the uninsurable,’ even though most of the people now insured by Obamacare aren’t actually yet insured, but they were insured before Obamacare made them uninsured under their original insurance.

Of course, this is all after you famously told us we can ‘keep our plans’ if we ‘like them,’ while omitting that by ‘keep’ you meant ‘watch as it is demolished in front of our eyes,’ and when you said ‘like’ you didn’t include the disclaimer that we’d all be legally obligated to adjust our affections in the direction of the type of plan you think we should like.”

Continue reading here: http://themattwalshblog.com/2014/04/02/mr-obama-maybe-folks-are-mad-because-youre-a-liar/ (Trust me, the post only gets better!)