The Right To Home School In The Constitution?
you read the recent article, "Where in the Constitution." Did
the thought come to you, "Where would I find in the Constitution the
right to home school?" Itís there!
folks may answer that question by saying that the President has a
Secretary of Education. Could we find support for home schooling
there. No, you won't find it there. In fact, education is NOT one of the
items delegated to the federal government by the Constitution. If you have
studied "You, Your Child and the Constitution," you know that,
if the authority to do a certain thing hasn't been delegated to anyone in
the federal government by those who wrote and ratified it, NO ONE in the
federal government is allowed to lay a finger on it. Is the word education
or the word school in the Constitution? No!
you say, "didn't you say the right for me to home school is in the
Constitution? Maybe itís in----but you said the words education and
school aren't in the Bill of Rights."
are right. They aren't. But, I did say, "The right to home school is
in the Constitution." It is.
I was contemplating this article my mind roamed over the pages of my most
recent literary accomplishment-"You and the Bill of Rights" with
the same question in mind.
I said. "How about the Tenth Article of the Bill of Rights?
it say? Put home schooling along side of the Tenth Article and there it
is: "The powers not delegated to the United States by the
Constitution...." (do you see where Iím going?). " The powers
not delegated to the United States by the Constitution,... are RESERVED...
TO THE PEOPLE." Home schooling is a "reserved to the
people." There is nothing about education delegated to either the
United States or the individual States in the Constitution. If either has
not been told they may do a thing, they may not.
I didnít say "can" but "may." "May" means
(you know this!) "allow." Repeat: if the thing any officer in
the federal government wants to do is not spelled out in the Constitution,
that officer is NOT ALLOWED (not delegated) to do that: PERIOD!
course, no one pays any attention to the Constitution these days! No one
in Congress, or the Supreme Court, or in the Presidentís cabinet. Think
of all the things these officers are doing. We cannot find in the
Constitution with its Bill of Rights the power/authority to educate.
Tenth Article of the Bill of Rights clearly states, "The powers not
delegated to the United States by the Constitution... are RESERVED TO THE
PEOPLE." In other words home schooling is "a power not given the
federal government," therefore, that is a right reserved to/kept by
IS A GOD-GIVEN RIGHT
the right of parents to control the education of their own children is
protected by the Constitution under (1) freedom of speech, (2) the freedom
of religion, and (3) the right to privacy as well as by the Ninth and
Tenth Articles of the Bill of Rights. Even more importantly, however, the
right to educate our own children is a God-given, unalienable right.
U.S. Constitution doesnít give it to us; the federal government
doesnít give it to us; God Himself has given it to us! In fact, He
commanded us to do just that inasmuch as all knowledge ultimately
originated with him!
shalt teach them (my words) diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk
of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the
way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up," (Deuteronomy
6:5-7). (When would your child have time to be "sent" to
school?) The Bill of Rights didnít give us our rights; it simply tells
the governmental officers, "Hands off our rights." Can you
defend the Bill of Rights? Judge Moore is; you can too. Have you ordered
your copy of "You and the Bill of Rights"?
To what great document written in the 18th century did the appellation
"The New Roof" apply?
John Fiske wrote in 1888 in regard to the newly created Constitution:
"The New Roof, as men were then fond of calling the Federal
Constitution,..." Fiske, John, "The Critical Period of American
History-1783-1789," Houghton Mifflin Company, The Riverside Press,
Cambridge, 1888, p. 338
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