Comment: A red flag was raised within

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A red flag was raised within

A red flag was raised within just 30 seconds of watching Gary North's intro video on the curriculum: "First, it should teach the biblical principle of self-government". Rightly or wrongly there's already a stigma that homeschoolers are a bunch of religious wackos and divisive statements like that don't help.

And while it's true we haven't seen the curriculum to make a judgement, we all have to remember the Fabian Socialists goals of achieving socialism through slow motion and then consider perhaps the idea that Gary North wants to achieve slow motion Christian theocracy in America. Consider his own statement:

we must use the doctrine of religious liberty to gain independence for Christian schools until we train up a generation of people who know that there is no religious neutrality, no neutral law, no neutral education, and no neutral civil government. Then they will get busy in constructing a Bible-based social, political, and religious order which finally denies the religious liberty of the enemies of God... It will take time. A minority religion cannot do this. Theocracy must flow from the hearts of a majority of citizens.

If I wanted a purely secular curriculum and found that Gary North couldn't provide it, that's my problem. But if Gary North wants to achieve Christian Theocracy through his curriculum, that's everyone's problem. That's what makes him such a dangerous figure in this project. I doubt very much that even many modern Christians would want anything to do with the curriculum if they learned North's views on a variety of topics - stoning for example.

While it's unfortunate that we should have to deal with this, it's good that this topic is getting some exposure among the grassroots so that Paul supporters can voice their support ahead of time for making sure the curriculum doesn't go in the wrong direction before it actually launches. Tom Woods so far has been ignoring the comments on his webpage. You can voice your concerns there, but also send your complaint emails to info@ronpaulcurriculum.com

The problem isn't going to go away if it's ignored. Maybe Gary North should get the boot or be sent to the backroom and the project given a new face, maybe the Curriculum people will state there will be an optional strictly-secular track, or maybe this whole thing will be a trainwreck. Prevent that from happening by telling the people involved your opinion