Why Should We Homeschool?- Part 5- Political Correctness Run Amok

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I had originally intended to write about the centrality of the family this week. In fact, I had absolutely no plans to touch on the issue of political correctness at all because I assumed I had it well covered with my post on values. Unfortunately, however, I woke up Saturday morning to read in the local newspaper that our self-apponted king president had issued a decree which threatens to cut off funding to schools who do not allow students to choose whichever restroom or locker room they feel like using, instead of that which best fits their actual gender.

Despite my admitted dislike of the public education system, I never, ever in my wildest dreams thought that our school system would be reduced to nothing but a social engineering experiment by the leader of our country.  Our president has taken it upon himself to re-write truth and alter the moral fabric that has defined civilized society for centuries, and he is now enforcing it to the extreme in our very own schools.

Upon reading the article yesterday morning, I was fuming and, honestly, ranting and raving to my husband about it. He questioned why I was upset, because our children are homeschooled. I replied that I am anguished for the children in the public education system whose parents either can’t or won’t pull them out of school.

Obama claims his “decree” is to protect the rights of these students who suffer from a disorder that makes them feel like they were born the wrong sex. First of all, these people comprise less than 1% of the population. Secondly, and most importantly, what about the rights of everyone else?

What about the rights of our daughters and sons to maintain privacy in the most sensitive situations? Are you comfortable with the thought of a male student entering the girls’ locker room while your daughter is changing? I would surely hope the answer is no! This should not be allowed! Instead of focusing on the discomfort of 1% of the population, why not turn our attention to the other 99%? This is ludicrous.

Alarmingly, there aren’t even any limitations to this. Anyone can use the restroom of their choice. Anyone. There are no doctor’s notes or formal diagnoses required to be afforded this “right.” I’m going to say it again. Any student can do it- which puts children everywhere at risk.

The issue with Target is bad enough, but at least there a parent can accompany their children to the restroom. This isn’t going to happen in your children’s school!

And make no mistake that there is a political agenda to this. Think about it. Can a 16-yr-old say that they’ve always felt older and be served at a bar? What about Rachel Dolezal? There was an uproar when it was discovered that she had lied about her racial heritage and was a leader of the NAACP. She publicly stated that she identified as an African-American and gave her reasons. It was no use. Amidst cries of racial appropriation she was forced to step down from her position. For the record, I do not agree with what she did. I am making a point that simply because you identify with one group of people does not mean that you are one of them.

Why, then, is this self-delusion being forced upon our children by none other than our nation’s leader? Where do you draw the line? What is the real reason behind all this?

To be honest. I don’t know. But whatever the reason, I do know one thing. There can’t be anything good that will come out of this. The changeover from a republic to an oligarchy has begun. It has been insidious, and it has been making its way into our schools for decades now. The only difference is that it is no longer being hidden from the public.

How has this happened? We have been conditioned to accept it for decades. And where do you think this training has occurred?

I am pleading with you to give some serious thought to whether you’re willing to be a part of this. Do you feel safe sending your children to school, knowing what they now must face? Please, reconsider the notion that school is the only way to go. Your children’s futures and well-being depend upon it.

 

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Author: Shelly Sangrey

I'm Shelly, a Christ-following, homeschooling Mom of eleven children ( okay, not ALL children. My oldest is 23.) I met my husband right after graduation, and we've been together ever since. Though my life can be hectic at times... okay, ALL the time, I wouldn't change it for anything.

10 thoughts on “Why Should We Homeschool?- Part 5- Political Correctness Run Amok”

  1. Shelly, this was well said. And your point about the 1% population is well served. What a crock!!!

    I wish all parents could homeschool, but some cannot – as you said. I was fortunate to be able to either send my kids to Christian School or home school (much preferring homeschool) and what a privilege and rich experience it was!

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us at Tuesday Talk. I must say, “Amen and Amen”!!!

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  2. Such terrible things are happening in our nation. Even though we never sent our children to school, this is a horrible thing!! You wrote and presented this well.

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    1. Yes, they are. Who would have imagined something like this would have ever happened in our schools where children are supposed to be safe? I’m so glad our children are not in school, but I feel so sorry for those who are.

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  3. It amazes me that conservatives think that there will suddenly be droves of makes rushing into female locker rooms and bathrooms. What is wrong with men if this is the case? Teach boys and men to respect women and transgendered people and there will be no issue. Transgendered people are terrorized mostly by men and boys. It seems to me we have a male problem and not a transgender problem.

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    1. Many, many schools have already been accommodating transgendered people by allowing them access to the restrooms in nurses’ offices and faculty restrooms. They take up less than 1% of the population, and it is not fair to the rest of the students to put them at risk, regardless of who the perpetrators are. I don’t know if you have daughters, but I have 7 of them, and I would be horrified if I knew there was a possibility of a male sharing a locker room with them- transgendered or otherwise.

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  4. I’m going to admit that I do very much respect Obama. I think it has done many things and has worked extremely hard in almost impossible conditions. Certainly, he deserves so much more respect than he has been given.

    However, I think he has pushed a bit too far, even for me.

    He’s gone rogue – and It’s almost like he’s poking.It’s like you poke and poke and poke at someone to get a response.

    I’m not sure why this transgender thing is even an issue. Certainly his brain power could be used for more purpose – to do for a broader audience.

    We can’t provide concessions for every single person. I have been left wondering, why? The population is so minute, why this? I’m baffled.

    The amount of outrage isn’t really worth it, in my opinion. If you are going to outrage people, it seems to me a bigger group should benefit.

    For instance, providing some kind of remembrance to the issue would be more important. For instance, bullying is wrong. Remember who Jesus is. We have to accept and respect everyone even if we don’t agree with what they do. This law seems pointless. I don’t even see how it’s going to be regulated. So, we have law enforcement at every bathroom, checking? It’s dumb both ways in my opinion. Personally speaking, I just go into the bathroom. If someone wanted to hurt me, law or not, they are going to do it regardless of what Obama or anyone says. I really don’t think someone who has bad intentions cares one way or another.

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    1. I appreciate your comment. I like the way you put it- “he’s gone rogue.” That is my biggest issue with him. Like you said, it seems like he is catering to a tiny part of the population and disregarding the rights of the rest of us. This is really just one big, unnecessary mess.

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