Friday, November 09, 2012

About the Outcome

Painting by John Everett Millais, 1856

Father, Mother and Children Waiting for the Ferry
by James Tissot  (1836-1902)

Good News From Abroad
by George Smith  1713-1776

Friends have asked me to post something about the election outcome. I have a longer article in progress but have been trying to keep up housework and do some sewing
But I do have two things to say about politics. You are the most important and significant person in the political arena, for two reasons:

The hand that rocks the cradle, rules the world....


The pen is mightier than the sword.

Regarding the first:  Knowing the influence of the teachings of parents on children, to train their minds into believers of God's Word and to live the principles therein, the education establishment has successfully taken many children under its government wing. There, they can teach children to depend on government and to elect leaders who will take the nation into their so-called socialist utopia.  Socialism is just a nice word for communism.  Every year the schools graduate a class of voter-age people whom they have educated to vote for the government programs and the tax-payer funded causes, as well as the liberal candidates who foster them.  Every year there is another graduating class that has been in the institution for 12 years, being coached and primed to vote for and work for socialism.

This has been known for a long time, so I wonder why people keep sending their children to public schools. Homeschooling has grown, and is a way for both the parents and children to be bonded to one another throughout their teen years and beyond. Children can grow up knowing the faith of their fathers. They can learn the Biblical standards of economics, how to develop their own talents and how to apply them, and how to raise a family.  The educators undermine this, because they believe that they should educate children for a new world order, and if the children are homeschooled, they will not fit in.  

As a side note, I wonder why, since homeschooling has been well-established and well-proven for the last 30 to 40 years in our nation, that the impact of it has not been felt in politics in a big way. There has been enough time for these well informed children to become adults and run for office, and yet I hear of only one or two that have done so. When I first began homeschooling in 1982 one of my first thoughts was that the homeschoolers would soon be in Washington, putting things back the way they should be.

As for the second point, the pen is a way to publish liberty throughout the land. The world would not have noticed the plight of political prisoners if it had not been for the publications  Alexandre Soljenitsyn and others. He brought greater awareness of the dangers of losing our freedom by continuing to speak and to publish after his asylum in the U.S. He warned the U.S. about the education system and its goal to remove the Christian teachings of parents.

There are no doubt other ways in which the individual has power, and these are two of them.  The Bible says that those who follow Christ have been "elected," and urges them to make their calling and election "sure" and tells how to do that in 2 Peter 1:5-10.

When you take a stand in the personal education of your children, and in teaching others through personal communication and publication (blogs, newsletters, etc) you cast a vote. If you follow 2 Peter 1:5-10 you cast a vote every day. (Just run your finger or cursor over the verse and it will pop out in full). 

In teaching your children and sharing your knowledge with others, it is important to know and pass on the signs of communism, socialism and marxism, which are very destructive belief systems and governments, bringing death and human suffering when they are perpetrated on people.  Though these belief systems claim to be compassionate,  many who lived through the misery of them will tell you it is a lie. Recognize the signs of communism and marxism and teach it to your children and others.  When I was growing up in the 1950's we were taught to hate communism and to be be cautious of adopting religious beliefs outside of Christ. We need women who will take these bold attitudes and pass them on, so that future generations will not inherit the evil that the so-called progressives are imposing on us.

You may glean something from the documentary "The Singing Revolution" about the way freedom and belief was taught the younger generation even under an oppressive government, helping a country to finally free itself of opression. They protected their ability to broadcast and to publish, and they regained their culture through the message of their national songs.


Anonymous said...

Yes, the paintings do function as a preamble to the words you will share with us. I'm noticing the similarity in mood presented in each painting: nuclear families, close to each other (physical proximity, that is), sharing an experience, or perhaps some news, with one another, the husbands' & wives' heads inclined toward the other.

I'm eager to read what you have to say, Lady Lydia. God has blessed you with a wisdom & clarity of thought.


Lynn M said...

I so agree with and appreciate your paintings and the first comment by Brenda. I too am eager to learn from you, Lady Lydia.

Anonymous said...

Mom, here's a documentary on Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn that the BBC did in 1974, I think. Much of it features interviews with Aleksandr and his family:

Anonymous said...

Have you watched the movie, AGENDA: Grinding America Down? You can watch the whole movie on YouTube. I would like to hear your views on it as I thought it was very eye opening.
Thanks for your lovely blog.

Anonymous said...

Whoops. Having just gone down a couple of posts, I see that you have mentioned AGENDA: Grinding down of America. Sorry.

Anonymous said...

It has been a sad week for me. I weep for my country. I feel let down by my countrymen. I'm making plans for the worse case scenario. The communist have been very successful over the years, they have done it inch by inch. Such a sad, dark time. People will open their eyes when it is far too late. Oh, how I grieve.

Thank you for your site it helps to keep me from feeling totally alone in my views and style of living. Thank you for being brave, writing christian values which the popular culture shuns. When you write and express your views you are writing for me. Thank you.

I stand with you and fellow sisters that are like minded.

May God in Christ Jesus have mercy on us and protect us from all darkness. If there was ever a time to completely lean on our Lord, now is it.

God's speed.

Anonymous said...

"As a side note, I wonder why, since homeschooling has been well-established and well-proven for the last 30 to 40 years in our nation, that the impact of it has not been felt in politics in a big way."

I should imagine that reason is that, in 2012, 3% of American students were homeschooled.

Anonymous said...

Those are based on reported statistics, and not counting those homeschool families that never have registered. The percentage of homeschoolers that are never included in the count, would be quite a bit more.

Anonymous said...

I too was disappointed by the election, but I don't know of anything I can do. I saw this morning that 20-23 states have petitions to succeed from the union, I wish this would get the governments attention-maybe it will. We should all pray for our leaders and most of all examine our own lives "If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray,and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land." 2 Chronicles 7:14

Anonymous said...

Why do you think home schooled young men have not stepped up to the plate in the political arena to set things right?

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Anonymous said...

The homeschooled men were taught to learn skills and earn a living. Many of them built houses, married and are busy with their own families, also homeschooling. Real cultural change takes place at home. I am sure they know they can do more for their country by raising up a generation of children that are not a burden on anyone, and who can earn their own living. Maybe the also recognized the dishonesty in politics. Plus, it takes a lot of money to run for office.

Anonymous said...

The homeschool families of my acquaintance and those I see on blogs keep very much to themselves, or get in little groups by themselves like The Amish or Mennonites. They are somewhat removed from society. Their aims are noble, family-oriented, but I don't see that they affect society because nobody really sees them. They even tend to go to church by themselves, or home-church. And, like the last commenter said, it takes a lot of money to run for office. I would like to see these families influencing society more, but to do that, you must be among society. A conundrum, for sure.

Lydia said...

The young families of homeschoolers are not old enough to run for office. I am thinking more of those who were homeschooled in the 1980's. I know only a few who got into politics. They were taught to be serious about life and to choose the best course of work in order to support families and train their own children in careers for the future. Many of them are doing that today. The ones from the 1980's would be in their late 40's by now. I just think more of them did not run for office because they had other interests and goals in life.

Mrs. Christopher Daniels said...

I know this is old..I am wondering if you would make an exception and post this comment. What did your sons decide do to support their families after being homeschooled?