Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Is Government Going to Far?

Just got Dr. Dobson's newsletter. Thought I share a couple of tidbits from it.

What a shocking lurch to the left has occurred in the state of California where two imperious courts have recently forced themselves and their biases into the institution of the family. The first of these unfortunate decisions was issued by the Los Angeles-based Second District Court of Appeal, which declared it illegal for parents without teaching licenses to home school their own flesh and blood.1 Three judges based this ruling on charges against a single family whom they considered to be dysfunctional and abusive. From this one case, they ruled that uncredentialed parents who home school their children are in violation of the law. The implications are that the state's estimated 200,000 home-schooled students are being harmed by the efforts of their parents. Does that make sense to anyone? Obviously not, but the state's home-schooling parents were told they were acting in violation of the law.

The second decision handed down from on high a few weeks ago was even more egregious. The California Supreme Court, by a vote of 4 to 3, overturned an electoral decision supported by 4,618,673 voters in the year 2000.2 It concerned Proposition 22, which defined marriage exclusively as being between one man and one woman. The margin of victory for this affirmation of the traditional family was 61 to 39 percent.3 There were many Californians who fought valiantly for what they believed, sacrificed to help buy advertising space and collect signatures, mobilized their fellow citizens and then went to the polls to register their preference for marriage between a man and a woman. Alas, it was all for naught. The Court sniffed, "Not so fast, common people. We hold the trump card and you lose." Proposition 22 was trashed in a single blow.

Abraham Lincoln said during the Gettysburg Address in 1863 that ours is a system of government designed "of the people, by the people and for the people." It is sad to note that this concept of self-determination given to us by the Founding Fathers is no longer true, at least not in the State of California.

(Complete Article Here)

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