Political Cartoon: Home School and Save the Children

Political Cartoon:

Home School and Save the Children

Thanks to A.F. Branco at Legal Insurrection for another great cartoon

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Culture Wars, Obama Bathroom directive, and Public School Indoctrination

Culture Wars, Obama Bathroom directive, and Public School Indoctrination

Joseph Farah

Why I’m thankful for Obama’s bathroom edict
I’m thankful because I believe this action will awaken millions of American parents to rethink their decision to place their children in public schools.

schoolindoctrinationOver decades, most public schools in this nation have become:

  • Political indoctrination centers;
  • Laboratories for social experimentation using children as guinea pigs;
  • Places where children are “socialized” by government employees instead of being educated;
  • Failure factories in every sense of the term;
  • Home for more and more professional child predators;
  • Institutions where children are taught “macro-evolution” and man-made, catastrophic climate change, among other spurious theories, as established facts;
  • Buildings devoid of moral absolutes;
  • “Gun-free zones” that, logically, turn them into shooting galleries and centers of mass killings;
  • Institutions almost devoid of any useful teaching about the Constitution, civics, representative government, limited government and the proper role of government.

I could go on and on.

Nevertheless, about 90 percent of parents in America dutifully and ignorantly continue to send their children to these schools.

homeschoolI’m betting that this edict from Obama may prove to be the last straw for many parents, who will awaken to the nightmare public schooling has become in America and pull their children out in favor of private education or, better yet, homeschooling.

I could be wrong. I have been wrong before.

Heck, I was wrong when I sent my oldest children to public school many years ago thinking, as most parents do, that their local schools are exceptional.

Somehow, I hold on to the hope that this tyrannical action by Obama, which is already proving immensely unpopular among people with common sense, will be a game-changer, a bridge too far, resulting in a mass exodus of millions of children whose humanity and decency and innocence is valued too highly by their parents to allow this insanity to continue.

Without the children of discerning parents, there’s no doubt public schools will become even worse – sewers, hell-holes, that even less-discerning parents will be able to see with their less-discerning eyes.

That will create an even bigger exodus, until, finally, the only children who will be left are sexually confused, the poorest of the poor, the illegal aliens and those who are unfortunate enough to be the offspring of low-information “progressive” parents.

I feel sorry for them – all of them.

But we cannot lose another generation to an institution that has outlived its usefulness and corrupted its original purpose.
Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2016/05/why-im-thankful-for-obamas-bathroom-edict/#iMwxYeOpkCBtCC5Y.99

Home School: World Class Education

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homeschoolgirlHer class room, the world

by Stacy Long

American Family Association Journal

keyYou’ve made the big decision – you want to homeschool. But looking ahead, across the alarmingly short span of months until the new school year begins in August, there are still questions. What will it be like to have school in your home? How do you even begin to prepare?

Determine direction

The first step is to discover the legal requirements for homeschooling in your state. While homeschooling is legal in all 50 states, each state has different laws. The Home School Legal Defense Association (hslda.com) groups states in four categories based on the stringency of their homeschooling laws. (See map below.)

homeschoollaws“Some states have deadlines for when to comply with a law, such as filing paperwork near the beginning of the school year,” cautioned Darren Jones, HSLDA attorney and homeschool dad. “For legal challenges or questions about laws, HSLDA can provide answers and assistance.”

Once legalities are determined, consider education methods. Many families are accustomed to the formal approach they have been raised in or have seen in culture around them. Often, homeschoolers begin by trying to drag that approach out of the classroom and into their living rooms.

Diana Waring (dianawaring.com) told AFA Journal how she and her school teacher husband, Bill, tried to do just that when they began homeschooling in the 1980s.

“People have a model in their heads where you sit down, you’re quiet, you open the book, the teacher lectures, and you take a test,” she said. “But the formal approach with a desk and a flag and an apple belongs in a classroom of 30 kids who are strangers.”

After struggling for the first few years, the Warings began to realize opportunities in homeschooling that do not exist when teaching many children in a classroom at one time.

“We left the desk, the one size fits all model, behind,” she explained. “We looked at how each of our kids was wired to learn, and approached education in a way that invited each one, that excited a love of learning.”

An initially rocky experience like that of the Warings is not uncommon, as Jones pointed out.

“Especially if you’ve had children in school and withdraw them, things are going to change,” he told AFAJ. “To some extent homeschooling is going to include a bit of trial and error. As your family homeschools, find out what’s best for your family.”

Set course

compass-mapOnce a philosophy of education has been formulated, it will guide the selection of curriculum and instructional materials. Other considerations also come into play. Where is the student in skill level, interests, and learning style? What goals need to be set for the student? It may take time and experience to fully answer those questions but much can be evaluated at the onset with placement tests available from local schools, homeschool groups, curriculum providers, or online. Also, parents can determine much simply from close interaction with and knowledge of their child.

“Look at your children and see what engages them,” Waring said. “Some students love to sit down and fill out a textbook or workbook. Other kids hate that. The answer is not to say, ‘I don’t care, do it anyway,’ but to say, ‘What is it that you don’t like?’”

The model Waring recommends incorporates theories on learning styles and multiple intelligences with teaching strategies that capitalize on the strengths of each student. She shares this approach in writing and publishing homeschool curriculum such as her History Revealed series sold by Answers in Genesis. In this curriculum, every chapter cycles through four learning styles based on the Myers-Briggs model, an assessment questionnaire that helps identify a child’s most effective learning methods.

“My curriculum focuses on ways to engage every child, so children can relate in the way they are actually designed to learn,” she explained. “Maybe they need to go outside, maybe they learn through music, maybe they need to manipulate with their hands, maybe they need to read. Understanding that children learn in different ways will help when you run into a problem.”

Another issue for Christian parents is building a biblical foundation into academics so that their child is equipped to address any issue in any field from the perspective of a solid Christian worldview. While a traditional approach to education views much of the academic realm as outside the reach of religious influence, Waring pointed out the Bible teaches that all the earth is under God’s dominion.

“When we consider the works of the Lord, we’re not just talking about church history or redemption, but almost everything studied academically, whether it’s biology, astronomy, literature, history,” she said.

Put into practice

homeschoolOnce legal requirements have been met, educational needs and approaches decided, and curriculum selected, the stage is set to start cracking open the books. This can be the most uncertain stage for the first-time homeschool parent. However, Waring suggested that parents will find teaching their children is not at all a new or foreign experience.

“Pretty soon you’ll discover that teaching your children history or math or science is just an extension of everything else you’ve been teaching your kids,” she said. “You taught your kids to use a fork, to tie their shoes, and teaching them math is going to feel much the same.”

This is not to say that difficulties, confusion, and setbacks will not occur. But homeschooling parents may find the role of home educator is not far removed from the role of parent.

“Parenting and passing on the faith, as described in Deuteronomy 6:6-7, is to happen not just in formal situations, but is to happen in real life, in real time,” Waring added. “In traveling around the world speaking to homeschoolers, I’ve discovered that moms and dads who are invested in their children will work really hard to find answers.”

As in other matters of home education, the actual experience of homeschooling may look different for every family, and even every student. Some students may gain confidence or discipline from being assigned a designated study area, others may benefit from the relational environment of working together around the kitchen table, the diversity of pursuing many extracurricular activities with other families, or the structure of enrolling in courses at a local school, college, or homeschool co-op group. Without the limitations of space, time, and schedule that belong to a formal classroom, homeschool students have the ability to pursue the learning experience that has the greatest value for them.

“Learning is not a dead thing,” Waring reiterated. “It’s not a static thing, a fact lying on a page to be memorized. It’s vibrant. There’s a lot of creativity, a lot of questions, a lot of possibility.”

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Homeschool families enjoy wealth of resources

Wading into the abundant pool of homeschool materials, it may not take long to get mired down in curriculum confusion. It is true that the wrong curricula can leave home education stuck in the mud, but good choices give it wings to soar.

A little advance planning can reduce personal headaches and blows to the budget. The first step is to review options. Countless free or inexpensive resources can direct the decision process.

Longtime homeschooling pioneer Cathy Duffy has compiled extensive reviews in 102 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum. Many of those reviews are also published online at cathyduffyreviews.com. Custom-homeschool-curriculum.com and thecurriculumchoice.com are similar review sites.

Packaged or custom

A prepackaged book set covering all major academic fields provides a complete curriculum or a solid core for handpicked supplements. Sonlight curriculum is highly praised, and time-tested publications include Abeka and BJU Press Homeschool.

Picking books individually for each subject builds a curriculum customized for a student. Several options stand out as favorites among homeschoolers.

Mother_Reading_to_SonTeach your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons, Explode the Code curriculum, and Bob Books are popular for teaching phonics and beginning reading. In addition, The Three R’s, by Ruth Beechick, is a great teacher’s resource on reading, writing, and arithmetic for young students.

For language arts, Five in a Row has engaging literature-based studies for elementary students. Learning Language Arts through Literature is a similar program for middle and high school grades. While those unit studies include writing assignments, Easy Grammar and Editor in Chief reinforce grammar concepts.

Unit studies bring a comprehensive and relevant approach to history. Top choices, applicable for all but the youngest, include series such as Diana Waring’s History Revealed, Greenleaf Guide to Famous Men, and Mystery of History.

For mathematics, Miquon Math publishes elementary exercise books, grouped according to mathematic function, with books teaching fundamental principles such as addition and subtraction designed for younger learners than those on multiplication or geometry. The Key to sets are also grouped by function, rather than grade or age, and are perfect for students struggling with a particular area of math. Saxon Math offers a concrete and thorough, if somewhat repetitive, textbook for each grade.

For Creation-based science, Considering God’s Creation is an interactive introduction for elementary students. For middle school students, God’s Design for Science is an excellent series from Answers in Genesis. Apologia textbooks progress subject-by-subject through elementary and high school.

Once materials are selected, whether following recommendations or personally researching products, the final step is deciding where to shop. While books may be quickly and conveniently found at a local homeschool supply store or homeschool curriculum fair, online shopping often stretches dollars further and provides a greater array of choices.

Christianbook.com and Rainbow Resource Center (rainbowresource.com) typically have the lowest prices and may offer free shipping with a minimal purchase amount. In addition, Rainbow Resource continually adds helpful product reviews. Unique items from Christian publishers can be found at answersingenesis.org/store or afastore.net.

Homeschool helps

 Beyond Survival by Diana Waring

 You Can Teach Your Child Successfully, by Ruth Beechick

 Complete Guide to Getting Started in Homeschooling by Mary Pride

▶ homeschooltoday.com

▶ practicalhomeschooling.com

▶ theoldschoolhouse.com

▶ youcanhomeschool.org

▶ homeschoolchannel.net

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Liberal Attack on Children’s Stories, Home School

Liberal Attack on Thomas the Train

 

Thomas_Tank_Engine_1If you have a child or grandchild, you’re familiar with “Thomas the Tank Engine,” the gentle kid’s show featuring a fleet of talking trains. The wildly popular animated series is based on British children’s books written by the Rev. Wilbert Awdry in the early 1940s featuring the adventures of Thomas and his train friends who work for Sir Topham Hatt on the Isle of Sodor. Well—and this won’t surprise anyone who understands the left—libs despise the series. Last year, a Brit Labour transport official complained, “The only female characters are an annoyance, a nuisance, and in some cases a danger to the functioning of the railway.”

And now “social justice” writer Tracy Van Slyke has taken to the pages of The [UK] Guardian to blow her stack over the show’s “twisted” and “subversive” messages—the value of hard work and friendship. Van Slyke runs out of pejoratives as she accuses the series of “classism, sexism, anti-environmentalism bordering on racism.” Not to mention colonialism, elitism, despotism. She hates that “these trains perform tasks dictated by their imperious, little white boss,” who “orders the trains to do everything from hauling freight to carrying passengers to running whatever random errand he wants done, whenever he wants it done—regardless of their pre-existing schedules.” In other words, doing their job. The horror. ~Limbaugh Letter, September, p.4

School for Scoundrels

schoolindoctrinationThe Washington, D.C. school system has long been rated one of the most dangerous in the country. But according to Investor’s Business Daily, the feds have pressured D.C. schools to stop suspending problem kids—in favor of U.S. Education Department-approved “anger management” counseling. Why? Because the Regime doesn’t like the “racial disparity” in suspension statistics: African American students are six times more likely to be suspended than white students.

IBD reports: “Instead of kicking bullies and troublemakers out of classrooms, teachers will now have to join them in ‘restorative justice’ circles, where they’ll chat about the racial ‘root causes’ of their misbehavior. Teachers will undergo training in ‘cultural competency’ and ‘cultural responsiveness and institutional bias.’ Those who over-discipline students of color will be singled out for rebuke.”

Better suggestion: require all Washington politicians to send their kids to D.C. public schools. This crap would disappear overnight. ~Limbaugh Letter, October, p.4

Pre-election smear machine goes crazy

Exclusive: David Kupelian documents Alinsky tactics gone wild in 1 congressional race

David Kupelian

“Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon. It is almost impossible to counterattack ridicule.”

Well, not quite “impossible.” In fact, let’s give it a nice, big counterattack.

RushLiberalismLIES_largeThe “Ridicule” directive, of course, is the oft-cited “Fifth Rule” from “Rules for Radicals,” the left’s notorious playbook penned by Chicago Marxist Saul Alinsky, who originated “community organizing” and served as a major role model for Barack Obama.

In the run-up to the all-important Nov. 4 election, voters are being treated to an extreme example of sustained left-wing ridicule of a very good man, scientist and congressional candidate, Art Robinson. Alinsky’s dictum – that when all else fails, when you cannot credibly challenge your opponent on any other level, defame, mock and ridicule him – is taking center stage in Robinson’s challenge to the co-founder of the radical Congressional Progressive Caucus, the powerful 14-term Rep. Peter DeFazio.

Just as it was during the first match-up between these two opposite sorts of men in 2010, and again in 2012, the November 2014 congressional race epitomizes everything that is rotten – and wonderful – about America today, and about the historic choice Americans will make next month.

But first, ask yourself a question: If you were a left-wing progressive congressman – someone who played a key role in giving the nation Barack Obama as president and who has supported him all along the way – and you were being challenged by a solid, well-liked, highly intelligent, plain-talking conservative in next month’s midterms when all the polls show a majority of voters are disgusted with Obama-supporting Democrats, what would you do?

Peter DeFazio is one of the House of Representatives’ most influential progressives, having not only chaired the Congressional Progressive Caucus and supported Obamacare, but even having proposed a “Robin Hood Tax” on all financial trades, a key demand of the crazy Occupy movement and heavily supported by billionaire leftist George Soros.

What about foreign policy? DeFazio was one of only 37 House members who voted against the “Palestinian Anti-Terrorism Act” prohibiting U.S. aid to the Hamas-led Palestinian government “until it renounces violence, recognizes Israel’s right to exist as a Jewish state, and accepts all previous Israeli-Palestinian agreements.”

And DeFazio has supported virtually every pro-abortion measure, even voting in favor of the ghastly partial-birth abortion procedure. In case you’ve forgotten what that is, allow me to refresh your memory: The now-outlawed intact dilation and extraction (“partial birth abortion”) procedure consists of pulling a living baby feet-first out of the womb and into the birth canal, except for the head, stabbing the base of the baby’s skull with surgical scissors, inserting a tube into the wound, sucking out the baby’s brain with a suction machine (causing the skull to collapse) and delivering a now-dead baby.

Given his crazy, left-wing voting record, the only way DeFazio stays in power decade after decade in a somewhat conservative district is by cultivating a folksy Oregonian hayseed exterior, while relying largely on far-left union financing, and especially, by ruthlessly smearing his opponent and scaring voters right before the election.

But again, what else is an entrenched, elitist progressive hack to do? He’s been in Congress so long – 28 years – he probably can’t do anything else, you know, out in the real world.

Meanwhile, Robinson, who last year was named chairman of the Oregon Republican Party, is the diametric opposite of DeFazio: He is a respected research scientist, a Reagan conservative with abundant common sense, and a man of courage and humility. In short, he’s exactly what most Americans are looking for in a congressman right now, with their beloved country just about shredded into little pieces thanks to the policies of the ultimate “progressive” president, Barack Obama.

Since DeFazio cannot – indeed, refuses to – debate the issues or his record or how to get America out of the death spiral it’s in thanks to wacko progressive policies, he really has only one possible campaign strategy, the same one he used in 2010 and 2012. Namely, ridicule your opponent, make him out to be the crazy one, unhinged, delusional, two-faced, dangerous and deceptive. In other words, exactly what you are.

Four years ago, again two years ago, and for a third time right now, DeFazio’s attack machine relies on a series of outrageous ads accusing Robinson of being funded by Big Oil, of being in the pocket of Wall Street, of planning on shutting down the nation’s public schools, of planning the demise of the Social Security system – and even of plotting to put radioactive waste in Americans’ drinking water! Oh, and he is also called a racist (of course).

Since so many voters now recognize that progressivism – a cuddly name for socialism and Marxism – has been destroying America, DeFazio’s one and only re-election strategy mirrors that of the progressive-in-chief Barack Obama: Do everything possible to demonize your opponent as a truly dangerous wacko, since most voters are so totally disgusted with you they wouldn’t send you back to Washington under any other circumstance.

Please bear with me for a moment while I tell you what kind of a man Art Robinson – whom I’ve known personally for many years – really is.

A Ph.D. research scientist of international stature, Robinson co-founded, with Nobel-winner Linus Pauling, the Linus Pauling Institute in Menlo Park, Calif. Then in 1980, with the help of his chemist wife Laurelee, Robinson, famed biochemist Martin Kamen and Nobel Laureate Bruce Merrifield founded the Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine. While carrying out influential research, Art and Laurelee also raised and homeschooled their six children on 350 idyllic acres in southern Oregon.

Then tragedy struck. In 1988, Laurelee died suddenly from hemorrhagic pancreatitis, leaving Art alone to care for all those children ranging from 18 months up to 12 years of age. What did he do in such a terrible, crushing circumstance?

Art restructured their homeschooling curriculum in such a way that his children could, to a considerable extent, teach themselves. He also eventually packaged the curriculum and offered it to the homeschooling world. “The Robinson Curriculum” apparently works pretty well, as today all six of Art’s children either have doctorate degrees or will shortly. One has a chemistry Ph.D., two have doctorates in veterinary medicine, one recently received his Ph.D. in nuclear engineering, while the last two have been in the Oregon State University graduate program working toward their own nuclear engineering Ph.D.s.

Oh, and how’d they pay for all that expensive college and postgraduate schooling – six times? Sales of “The Robinson Curriculum,” which remains very popular among homeschoolers and is used as a supplement by many public schoolers. It currently has 60,000 users.

Talk about the American can-do spirit!

homeschoolrobinsonOne example of his can-do attitude: Robinson has single-handedly documented the utter lack of unanimity in the scientific community on man-made global warming through a petition he started – not an online petition, mind you, but an actual document physically signed – that to date has been signed by more than 31,000 scientists, including more than 9,000 Ph.D.s. All 31,000 agree “there is no convincing scientific evidence that human release of carbon dioxide, methane, or other greenhouse gases is causing or will, in the foreseeable future, cause catastrophic heating of the Earth’s atmosphere and disruption of the Earth’s climate.”

So that’s my view of Art Robinson. And while DeFazio’s view is that Robinson is – and I quote – a “pathological nut-job,” some of the nation’s most credible people think otherwise:

  • “I strongly endorse Art Robinson for election to the U.S. Congress. In the 15 years I have known Art, I have found him to be an outstanding scientist, a man of uncompromising integrity. Art’s depth of knowledge of the economic, scientific, energy, and industrial challenges that face our nation is unparalleled. Men of his ability are urgently needed in Washington.” – Steve Forbes, publisher and entrepreneur
  • “Dr. Robinson is one of the most gifted scientists I have ever met.” – Martin Kamen, Fermi Prize recipient and discoverer of Carbon 14
  • “Arthur Robinson has the respect of a very significant portion of the scientific community.” – Frederic Seitz, former president of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences
  • “In my experience with space flight, I have come to know many men of excellence. Art Robinson is the best can-do guy I know. He’s what we need in Washington, and I think Oregon voters should elect Art Robinson. He’s a treasure.” – Scott Carpenter, Mercury astronaut
  • “Art Robinson’s philosophy is that the government is far too intrusive in our lives. He understands we have to stop the spending in Washington, the growth of the national debt, and allow the Constitution to function. I strongly recommend the 4th congressional district of Oregon put Art Robinson in the Congress of the United States.” – Harrison Schmitt, Apollo astronaut and former U.S. senator

Racist? Mad scientist? Big Oil?

All that sounds great, you might be thinking, but what about those allegations from DeFazio and his proxies that Robinson is a dangerous, wacko extremist? Any truth to them?

Let’s take a look:

  • One part of “The Robinson Curriculum” is a recommendation that students read as many as possible of the 99 short, classic historical novels for children penned by celebrated British author G.A. Henty (kind of like the “Hardy Boys” books). Now it happens that in one of these 99 Victorian-era books – all of which Robinson personally reprinted on his own printing press and offered to the public as an adjunct to his homeschooling curriculum – one fictional character makes a two-sentence remark while in Africa that could be considered racially insensitive by today’s standards. Because of this, candidate Art Robinson is being labeled a racist.

Yes, I know, it’s insane. But wait – there’s more.
Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2014/10/pre-election-smear-machine-goes-crazy/#G3dS0ejKh4mlkjkd.99

Dinner Topics Newsletter: Victory for American Liberty

Dinner Topics Newsletter:  Victory for American Liberty

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Theme Quotes for July:  Victory for American Liberty

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“The only way we can keep our freedom is to work at it. Not some of us. All of us. Not some of the time, but all of the time.” Spencer W. Kimball

Christ has not called us to be nice but to be good. Nice people never confront evil, but good people do. ~Bryan Fischer

This is the last day in which the great consummation of God’s purposes will be made, the only dispensation in which the Lord has promised that sin will not prevail.~Ezra Taft Benson

Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God. ~Benjamin Franklin

All through the town, the army went about its work, but the celebrations were few. If the war was to be won, this day was only one victory. There had to be many more.

It is the arrogance of them all, of William Howe and King George, all those who so blithely dismiss this army. Yet we have a purpose, and if we are allowed the opportunity, we will defeat you. ~George Washington, after the first victory of the American Revolution, Trenton, NJ. The American Revolution was won against overwhelming odds. Shaara, Jeff: The Glorious Cause, p.151

“Never give in. Never give in. Never, never, never, never—in nothing, great or small, large or petty—never give in, except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force. Never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.” ~Winston Churchill

You cannot submit to evil without allowing evil to grow. Each time the good are defeated, or each time they yield, they only cause the forces of evil to grow stronger. Greed feeds greed, and crime grows with success. Our giving up what is ours merely to escape trouble would only create greater trouble for someone else. ~Louis L’Amour

Remember this. If you stop pushing on, you lose. It is always a little further to the top than you think. ~Louis L’Amour

Obedience to God is the habit of a free man. ~James Talmage

Beginning with Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, down to the ministry of Christ, and on down to our day, there has always been and will ever be an effort to deceive, derail, oppose, and frustrate the plan of life. ~Lawrence E. Corbridge

Opposition, criticism, and antagonism are companions to the truth. ~Lawrence E. Corbridge

“Burned out by drought,

Drowned out by flud waters,

Et out by jackrabbits,

Sold out by sheriff,

Still here!” (quoted by Gordon B. Hinckley, from a sign that hung by a rusty staple to a run-down barbed-wire fence in Texas.)

Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.  ~Newt Gingrich

“Many of the great achievements of the world were accomplished by tired and discouraged men who kept on working.” ~ Unknown

Never grow a wishbone where a backbone ought to be. 

The opposite of Courage: “Most of the world fears the raised fist while we in America fear the raised eyebrow.” ~Mack Stiles

 

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Stress Relief Tip of the Month: Be not Weary in Well Doing

family7gardeningAnd let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. ~Galatians 6:9 Christians faced with persecution in the 19th century were reminded by their leader: “All things must come to pass in their time. Be not weary in well-doing, for ye are laying the foundation of a great work. “

 

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The Dinner Topic Theme for July: Victory for American Liberty

Defining Moments

“Defining Moments” is a monthly feature. Kind of a fancy name for a glossary. When I was growing up, we had a huge dictionary on a tall, narrow, rolling table. Whenever we asked the meaning of a word, we were told to “look it up.” We still do that. You’d be surprised at some of the interesting things you find in the dictionary, especially the 1828 American Dictionary. Now, with all the twists and spins that politicians and the media do to common words, it’s valuable to go back to the original meaning. It can make for interesting conversation, too.

This month’s Defining Moment: What is Right, What is Left? Where did these terms in today’s political vernacular come from?

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Featured Topics

johnPaulJonesbattle-Serapis_and_Bonhomme_Richard“I have not yet begun to fight!” A call to stay the course, not surrender, and not give up, inspired by John Paul Jones, courageous patriot of the American Revolution

Hold Fast to the Word of God

The Parenting Value for this month: Integrity

Famous Birthdays: John Paul Jones, William Blackstone, Alexis de Tocqueville, Milton Friedman

Book Review: Rush Revere and the First Patriots

Bible Story: Elisha reminds us that hosts of heaven are pulling for us; they that are for us are greater than they who are against us

Faith: Beware of spiritual bondage

Culture: The Plague of Apathy

Abuse Report—There are so many government and other abuses now that there is not room to report them all, so they will be summarized and listed in one report, with links to the complete article.

Moral Repair Plan—4 ways to end the illegal immigration crisis

Truth Detectors: In these days when Truth is endangered by political expediency, it is important that we learn to discern Truth from Error, fraud, or downright deception. To find other articles on this topic, type Truth Detectors [hyphenate the two words to filter out topics] in the search bar of this site.

Best of Epicworld Dinner Topics

This summer we are bringing back theme-related posts that have been popular with our readers

A Tale of Two Nations: Compare the French Revolution and the American Revolution

Star-Spangled Banner: Remember and honor the sacrifices of our American Heroes

Character Lesson from Lord of the Rings: See It Through

Who Stole Our Judeo-Christian Culture?

History: It started when we threw God out of the schools

What can we do when laws violate the Constitution?

And as always—current events, updates, and analysis

Alert!

Traditional Bible-believing parents may have to consider withdrawing their children from public schools to protect your family spiritually and financially from the rising tide of persecution and ruinous lawsuits by anti-Christian fascists.

Seeing the widespread injury done in a few weeks,  (many incidents go unreported) be aware of what might have transpired by next fall.

If it is not possible for you to home school, try to teach your children Judeo-Christian values at home. The easiest way to do this is to tell stories and discuss principles at the family dinner table. I hope these dinner topics help you with this vital effort. Just don’t give up! Our precious children are worth fighting for.

 

Ongoing

1. New! Tea Party Update.

Every month we will keep you informed on the latest projects and progress of the Tea Party, with an updated link to our monthly newsletter:

Tea Party Update: the Voice of Real Americans; defining today’s real Tea Party

 

family4picnicIt is important to understand that the Tea Party is not a third political party. Nor does it represent all the slanderous falsehoods hurled upon them by those who hate America and her Founders. It is organized to restore Constitutional principles to the government of America. If you love the USA with good, old-fashioned patriotism, then the Tea Party is the best organization to work for the principles and values you cherish.

 

2. Obamacare: Let’s do all we can to support the worthy grass roots efforts that are growing nationwide. Remember, 85% of the American people do not want Obamacare.

3. Nullification. States can choose to ignore an unconstitutional national law by passing a bill banning implementation. The Supreme Court did rule that the states cannot be forced to implement Obamacare on a state level. This can be used, not only for Obamacare, but any other unconstitutional law. South Carolina has nullified Obamacare!

4. Study the U.S. Constitution! It is the last remaining safeguard of our precious freedoms! A good way to do this is to study the monthly Constitution series from The 5,000 Year Leap. To access this series of posts, type US Constitution Series in this site’s search bar.

 

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Remember our American Heroes on Independence Day!

C.A. Davidson