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Marriage Best Left to Churches

Homeschool Mom AZ Wrote: Dec 13, 2012 2:02 AM
Unique? What about adoption and donors? I have biological kids and an adopted kid and the bond is the same. Homosexuals privately adopt children and hire surrogates to carry children with donated eggs and/or sperm. Children in homosexual households have just as much emotional connection to their homosexual parents as those of us who grew up with involved biological and step-parents. My step-dad (from the time I was 3) is just as much my dad as my bio dad. Losing him through separation or death will be just as tragic as losing by bio dad who was very involved. That's how it is with children of homosexuals even though I think homosexuality is a sin. Like it not, when those families break up the kids suffer just as much.
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Marriage Best Left to Churches

Homeschool Mom AZ Wrote: Dec 13, 2012 1:54 AM
The government should not be providing carrots and sticks. There are married couples who should not have children. When they know that parenthood isn't for them and they avoid conceiving, they should not be penalized for it with taxes. Plenty of married and unmarried people shouldn't have had kids. Stop rewarding them with tax breaks related to parenthood. Want kids? Then take on the financial responsibilities that go with it and don't expect the government to subsidize that choice. Don't want kids? Don't make any. Make financial plans to take care of yourself in your own age and don't expect the government to subsidize that choice.
If you are interested in knowing more about the proposed Parental Rights Amendment to the US Constitution go to: www.parentalrights.org
In my neighborhood property owners are paying less than $2,000 per year into the K-12 public school system while taking out about $10,000 per year per child K-12 (that's the national average.) Most families have 2-4 kids. Other families around the nation are paying even less in but getting the same amount out. That's socialism for you. We've opted out of socialized education. Socialism doesn't work.
Now is the time to argue small government philosophy and the conservative approach to governance, but we're limping along with this guy too. http://www.cato.org/publications/commentary/paul-ryan-biggovernment-conservative It's hard to see how these two are going to make compelling arguments that convince people who aren't already in the small government camp, when they don't have a very impressive small government track record. Now's the time to go all out on the offensive and engage in real debate, suggest huge specific cuts across the board, and promote passionately the underlying philosophy that motivates them. So far, I'm not impressed with their efforts.
"I'm not Obama" isn't a winning strategy nationwide. The shocking reality is that some people are STILL asking themselves, "Why not Obama?" as hard as that is for the rest of us to understand. With the economy tanking more people are unsure about their futures and enough of them want more and more government safety nets underneath them and that makes Obama's government "freebies" are very appealing to them. Mitt better stop preaching to the choir and believing his own PR and get out there and try to convert the undecided giving them something specific to vote for. This article nicely sums up the problems with his current strategy. http://www.cato.org/publications/commentary/romneys-losing-strategy
So true. That's why Obama's comment about the "luxury" of staying home is so insulting. Most people I know who stay at home are not doing so because their husbands have really high incomes. Most of their husbands have average or lower than average incomes and more than the average number of kids (most in my close social circle have 4-12.) Do you think the cop with 11 kids (10 are still at home and 6 were adopted through the state because of their special needs and will always live at home) has his wife staying home from her previous career in social work because he's raking it in? Homeschoolers here also pay 100% of the K-12 education for their kids too. And sports. And music. Do we understand economic issues? Are you kidding!?!
It's time to abandon the socialist myth that all citizens are entitled to their neighbors' money for K-12 education. Homeschoolers all over the country like me support lobby groups like Homeschool Legal Defense Association to fight such nonsense like that and vouchers. Didn't your mamma ever tell you, "He who pays the piper calls the tune?" Most homeschoolers who are not refugees (those who started their kids out in public school and later left it for homeschooling) are homeschooling because we understand that education is not a proper role of government-just like religion and healthcare are not a proper role of government. We were successful LONG before government school online was an option. That's not homeschooling.
No. Lowering taxes for ALL taxpayers is the right way to go. Gutting and/or phasing out all unconstitutional government spending is the solution here. Americans, you wanna make or adopt a baby? Go right ahead and know that you should bear 100% of the cost of you child's needs: food, clothing, medical care, and education.
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MTV's 'Savage' Schoolyard

Homeschool Mom AZ Wrote: Apr 06, 2012 5:29 PM
What!?!? MTV is airing trash!?!? Who knew?...Oh, right. Everyone knows that. If you live your life so that "the collective" in your imagination is responsible for protecting your kids from this garbage, then it's already too late. This isn't Wonderland, it's the real world. Either take all the responsibility required to raise your children yourself or resign yourself to the fact that you've handed them over to others, and some of those others won't have the same values as you do. You can't have it both ways. That's reality.
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