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Sending Children To Public Schools Is Child Endangerment

I wrote the following as a nationally syndicated op-ed that appeared November 11, 2004. I recall the toothless lemmings attacking me with their predictable pablum of puerile name calling. But, here we are nearly 16 years to the date and with the indigestible illiteracy we are witnessing daily, I can say I was right then and I am right now. This piece speaks for itself.

Hindsight is most often 20-20, but we should have seen it coming. It started in 1962 with Engel v. Vitale. It was followed in 1963 with an 8-1 Supreme Court ruling on consolidated cases from Philadelphia and Maryland. And now, today, we have a public-school principal declaring it unconstitutional for a teacher to teach factual American history – namely the Declaration of Independence, and the writings of George Washington, John Adams and William Penn.

I need point out that said reference was directed at crayon color teachers in Camden, NJ. One can but wonder how many of the uneducated black ignoramuses foolishly claiming black lives matter are products of that New Jersey school system? After all, as I noted at the beginning, I wrote the following 16 years ago. For those rabbits, sarcasm intended, 16 years is long enough to have massive numbers of babies in addition to killing even more by abortion. But, I digress.

Some may debate 1962 as the unofficial “terminus a quo” or point of origin, but there can be no debate per the “terminus ad quem,” i.e., the goal/purpose of those who initiated this evil pattern. It is the complete eradication of all reference(s) to our Judeo-Christian God.

But are we really prepared to do what it takes or are we more interested in wringing our hands, while contributing hundreds of millions of dollars in support of losing causes?

We can take back our schools by starting our own and supporting those already started. The apostle Paul wrote: “What accord hath Christ with be’lial? Or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?” He quoted the Lord in saying, “[We] are to come out from among them, and be ye separate …” (2 Corinthians 6:14-7:1).

It may be late in the game, but it is not too late to follow God’s instruction. I am convinced that if the likeminded were to focus their energies and monies on these things, we can sound a death knell for the invidious appeal of social casting pursuant to where one’s child attends school or university.

If the National Education Association and its minions want to continue their vile inclusion of the homosexual agenda into public education, let them. If atheists and mindless marplots insist on mythical provisions that never existed, let them.

Judeo-Christian spending power is in the trillions of dollars. Just what can they do for us that we cannot do for ourselves – without stipulations? Why must we wrestle with marsupial-like infidels? Why must we wage costly court battles to retain the right to ask God’s blessing on our food; to not have our children subjected to the loathsome homosexual agenda in grades K–5; to not have our daughters taught how to deceive their parents; to have our children taught without bias and prejudice of agenda-driven professors? Why fight for our children to celebrate Christmas, but not Ramadan or Kwanzaa? Why would anyone – much less a Christian – continue to send their children to such institutions?

Within a system of such schools, we would be free to teach, provide higher standards and better practices than we can ever hope for in public schools, no matter what infrequent victories the courts grant us.

Every facet of public school system has been negatively affected since the anti-God rulings in 1962 and 1963. It doesn’t matter what those who revel in those rulings say – the proof of the matter is as follows:

Pregnancy rates for ages 15-19 girls are up.
Pre-marital sex for ages 15-18 girls is up.
Sexually transmitted diseases for ages 10-14 are up.
Rape arrests for ages 13-15 and 13-18 boys are up.
Assault arrests for ages 13-15 and 13-18 boys are up.
Murder arrests for ages 13-18 are up.
Attitudes toward rape have changed indicating it is selectively permissible.
Divorce rates are up.
Single-mother households are up.
SAT total test scores are down.
SAT verbal test scores are down.
Public school expenditures per student have dramatically increased.

These are but the tip a larger iceberg – a statistic that one sees repeatedly is private schools, Christian schools and homeschooled children are more academically advanced than their public school counterparts, with a negligible percentage of the ills of public-school students.

I grow increasingly convinced that to continue in such patterns is both wrong and wasteful. Let us support homeschooling communities. Let us build more of our own schools, colleges and universities. Let us provide an atmosphere and climate where qualified teachers can teach and be rewarded for their efforts.

The question is will we continue to bemoan the evil surrounding us or will we initiate God-oriented standards? I submit that if we build them, they indeed will come. There is a reason that many unbelieving parents are sending their children to Christian private schools. It is because they want the best for them. They, too, are tired of having their tax dollars pay for the brainwashing of their children. They value more the pledge to our flag than they do homosexuals conducting sensitivity classes or sex-ed classes that demonstrate how to use condoms … for grade schoolers.

In the final analysis it is up to the people: Do you want to continue down the present path of damnable heterodoxy or prepare for our children’s future according to God’s plan?

As I noted, much of what I have written herein to this point I wrote in 2004. Examine the day in which we live and tell me I was wrong back then. And if I was right back then, how much more right am I today? Anyone who subjects their child or children to public schools should truly examine the harm they are doing to their offspring.

Mychal Massie

About the Author

Mychal Massie

Mychal S. Massie is an ordained minister who spent 13 years in full-time Christian Ministry. Today he serves as founder and Chairman of the Racial Policy Center (RPC), a think tank he officially founded in September 2015. RPC advocates for a colorblind society. He was founder and president of the non-profit “In His Name Ministries.” He is the former National Chairman of a conservative Capitol Hill think tank; and a former member of the think tank National Center for Public Policy Research. Read entire bio here

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