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It is enough for the student to be like his teacher, and the servant like his master. If the head of the house has been called Beelzebub, how much more the members of his household!  ~ Matthew 10:25



Come on, fathers don’t hesitate

Send your sons off before it’s too late.

And you can be the first ones on your block

To have your boy come home in a box.

~  Country Joe and the Fish, I Feel Like I’m Fixin’ to Die Rag




  • This video should scare the dickens out of us—especially those so eager for war with Iran.  Pay special attention to the comments from John Ritter about 4 minutes in: John McCain Exposed.






  • Christian education is not a luxury. Christian education is not one choice among many. Christian education is a mandate and one when embraced and obediently carried out, reaps greater treasures than any financial guru can ever help you attain.’ 














  • In other frightening news, parents in Germany are losing custody of their children for homeschooling them, something the State defines as ‘child abuse.’    If you think it can’t happen here, you may want to reconsider.




  • Welcome to the Hotel CPS: ‘Children living in crowded quarters that led to upper respiratory illnesses. Youngsters plagued with diarrhea from unhealthy foods they usually did not eat. Distressed mothers enduring widespread rudeness – such as flashlights shined in their faces as they tried to sleep.’ 







  • Billy Graham’s son, Franklin recently stated that Christians should not evangelise during the Olympic Games as it is against the law.’ 




  • ‘On January 31, 2003, Bush met in the Oval Office with British Prime Minister Tony Blair. In a memo summarizing the meeting discussion, Blair’s chief foreign policy advisor David Manning wrote that Bush and Blair expressed their doubts that any chemical, biological, or nuclear weapons would ever be found in Iraq, and that there was tension between Bush and Blair over finding some justification for the war that would be acceptable to other nations. Bush was so worried about the failure of the UN inspectors to find hard evidence against Hussein that he talked about three possible ways, Manning wrote, to “provoke a confrontation” with Hussein. One way, Bush said, was to fly “U2 reconnaissance aircraft with fighter cover over Iraq, [falsely] painted in UN colors. If Saddam fired on them, he would be in breach” of UN resolutions and that would justify war. Bush was calculating to create a war, not prevent one.’ 




When I say liberty I do not simply mean what is referred to as “free enterprise.” I mean liberty of the individual to think his own thoughts and live his own life as he desires to think and to live; the liberty of the family to decide how they wish to live, what they want to eat for breakfast and for dinner, and how they wish to spend their time; liberty of a man to develop his ideas and get other people to teach those ideas, if he can convince them that they have some value to the world; liberty of every local community to decide how its children shall be educated, how its local services shall be run, and who its local leaders shall be; liberty of a man to choose his own occupation; and liberty of a man to run his own business as he thinks it ought to be run, as long as he does not interfere with the right of other people to do the same thing.  ~ Robert Taft



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