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Guardian Hatchet Job On Ron Paul's Home Schooling Curriculum

On any given day I visit a lot of foreign news websites with the hope of finding real news (the stuff that has been either ignored or altered by the main stream media here at home), sadly most days the media in other countries is just as bad as what passes for journalism here. I saw this piece on the guardian this morning, the comments are equally bad. I'm just about spent on arguing with internet idiots for the week, but maybe one or more of you is interested in wading into the fray. Good luck out there!

"The Christian fundamentalism behind Ron Paul's home-schooling curriculum. Do supporters of the small-government libertarian realise how wedded Paul is to a rigidly dogmatic religious conservatism?"

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The Guardian is as socialist

The Guardian is as socialist as mainstream newspapers get. So naturally they have to find some reason to get their knickers in a knot over the Ron Paul curriculum.

Here's Lew Rockwell's rebuttal:

Ron Paul is NOT a Christian Fundamentalist

Posted by Lew Rockwell on April 12, 2013 09:04 AM

Despite what the Guardian claims, Ron is no religious right-winger. His non-denominational Protestant faith is tolerant and humble. It's true that Ron employs the brilliant Gary North; he also employs the brilliant Tom Woods, both to help him with his homeschool curriculum. But Ron is neither a Calvinist nor a Catholic, and he is in charge of the content and everything else. And as Ron said yesterday in a conference call, he wants a curriculum that--while recognizing the importance of religion, as the non-religious Murray Rothbard did--is not "Christian."

"I want all parents concerned about getting, a high-quality, low-price, rigorous, parent-controlled, pro-liberty education for their children to be able to use this curriculum, whether they are atheist libertarians or evangelicals or anyone else," he said. Gary North's religious views are not Ron Paul's, and neither are Tom Woods's. But Ron works happily with both these scholars on shared liberty projects. "Freedom brings people together," as he has often noted.

UPDATE I could go on and on, but let me make just one additional point. Sarah Posner writes:

That's why you'll hear Ron Paul's religious followers say that groups like the American Family Association and Focus on the Family are "not my type of Christian", or complain that the religious right is "a hollow creature" that has "lost its moorings".

That's a slippery, comment with no citation. And even if there were one, how is Ron responsible for some alleged followers? But I do know the actual reason Ron is unenthusiastic about such groups: they share Ms. Posner's statolatry and warmongering.

Predictions in due Time...

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Christian fundamentalist were

Christian fundamentalist were a back to basic group, similar to a lot of other such movements - ie Puritan, Pilgrim's, etc.

Replying to ignorance with more ignorance isn't worth doing. Only actually facts and the desire for truth has any merit in actual discussion.

What the fundamentalist believed is probably best seen in the 1910 set of books called "The Fundamentals" - which is here:

I don't consider myself a fundamentalist, but their beliefs don't seem different from other Christians.

And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.

FYI - 1910 is outside of

FYI - 1910 is outside of copyright, so you might be able to find a free edition online.

And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.