Saturday, March 15, 2008

The Battle Is Raging...Where Are the Leaders?

Albert Mohler has written a excellent post on the California homeschooling issue here. In the article he quotes the Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O'Connell,

"There's no cause for alarm. I want to assure parents that chose to home school that California Department of Education policy will not change in any way as a result of this ruling...Parents still have the right to home school in our state."

He also says that Arnold the Governater "pledge[s] to defend the rights of homeschooling parents".

Now I have to ask the obvious question. If those on the Left (I know Arnold is a Republican) are always maintaining that the Courts are the final arbitrator of what the Law of the Land is, then why are they not agreeing with the Court's decision?

For instance, Dave Arnold writing on the National Education Association's website says,

"I’m certainly not opposed to religious schools, or to anyone standing up for what they believe in. I admire anyone who has the strength to stand up against the majority. But in this case, pulling children out of a school is not the best way to fight the laws that govern our education system. No battle has ever been won by retreating!"

In other words, SUBMIT! The Law says kids must go to public school. Therefore, Homeschoolers are violating the law.

This is great stuff. If a prominent conservative Republican would publicly challenge the Left and fight on this field of battle (is this not an invitation to start swinging?), McCain would be chucked under the proverbial bus. I would write his name on the ballot.

Let me reiterate. The Left is plainly wanting this fight. There are no Conservative Generals on the field of a battle that is now fully under way. We conservative laymen are fighting by ourselves. There are no political leaders going after this issue with full force. This proves McCain is not the man for President beyond any shadow of a doubt. Mike Huckabee was certainly not conservative. Mitt Romney? He bows down to the Republican status quo. Fred Thompson just plain didn't do anything. Some have even thought about Newt Gingrich for President. Yet it wasn't that long ago he tried to cozy up with Hillary. Here we are in the middle of a political war, and he wants to create an image that he's not really mean. Did Hillary care? Did the Press really care? NO!

Is there anyone? I mean it. Is there any Conservative leader who wants to become President? Are there any Conservative leaders?

Are you feeling my sense of frustration?


the forester said...

Ask and ye shall find: Florida Governor Charlie Crist!

(Are you going to write him in?)

Howard Fisher said...

Couldn't be any worse than McCain. I did think of mentioning that point on the other post, but I didn't want to be jump the gun. I suppose if he really wants it, withdraw his support of McCain and start shootin the Left. (Politically speaking of course).