Are You Cheerful? Hmm.

Cheerful Givers at the Walk For Justice 2006
Cheerful Walk (Photo credit: Mykl Roventine)

I woke up determined to be cheerful.

It’s a great goal, and I’m still workin’ on it.

However, I checked on the news. One whiff was enough to derail.

Our Supreme Court wants to nix home schooling.

Yep. It’s too obvious.

Of course we always knew they hated us and we always knew why, but for some reason, they are feeling super-empowered lately.  Heh, heh. Probably because so many, even on the inside, are taking pot-shots at the U.S., that it appears ripe for a take-over and they think they will end up on top.

And I’m still working on the cheerfulness. Sighs.

It all began when a Christian family in Germany wanted asylum here after being harangued, harassed, punished, etc., for home schooling their children in Germany.

Oh, yeh, they were sort of breaking the law. So was Anne Frank. So was Schindler. So was Corrie ten Boom. So were Washington, Jefferson, Franklin, et al. Anyway, the German family got all the way over here, seeking and receiving asylum, when someone APPEALED it.

Can you imagine? Any druggy who crosses over can live here illegally all he wants, but these people trying to do things right are getting an awful run around. Our government SO does not want them here, that they have bent and rearranged our laws — and it could be, and has been, argued: our Constitution — to the point they have struck a blow at home schooling, itself, just to keep them out.

And it doesn’t end there. Either they are maliciously attacking “we the people” or else they are too unknowledgeable to realize: their wording also attacks private schools. We’re all in this handbasket together, friends, and where do you think we are going?

I am grieved. Okay. I’m not cheerful.

I read a cute saying on Facebook not long ago about women being crazy because men are stupid. Not nice things to say, true. But when the Supreme Court takes on about a million home schooling moms . . . ? Not to mention private schooling families? And the entire issue of education is supposed to belong to the States? Huh.

I’d laugh, but . . . I think I’m about to be expelled.

Published by Katharine

Katharine is a writer, speaker, women's counselor, and professional mom. Happily married over 50 years to the same gorgeous guy. She loves cooking amazing homegrown food, celebrating grandbabies, her golden-egg-laying hennies, and watching old movies with popcorn. Her writing appears at Medium, Arkansas Women Bloggers, Contently, The Testimony Train, Taste Arkansas, Only in Arkansas, and in several professional magazines and one anthology.

21 thoughts on “Are You Cheerful? Hmm.

  1. all i have to say is WHAAAAAAAAAAT!!!!!!!!! sigh. how dare they. it’s like cooking a frog, kathy….turn up the heat a little bit at a time…..I am outraged. Outraged. may need to change my blog title to Holler Anyway.

    1. Now, now, Kate! We’re being cheerful, remember? 😉
      It reminds me of when they moved the Jews to ghettos, then shrank the ghettos, then emptied the ghettos . . . Hey, it’s even Germany we’re dealing with, here.

          1. We had snow yesterday, that turned to rain in the afternoon. I brought my daughter home from nursery on a sledge. Last night it was sleet. Today there has been just smirr (fine, fine, drizzle). There are rainbows everywhere today as the sun is doing its best to herald the spring.

  2. Katharine I have read some articles on this but did not keep up on it, also read that the Charter Schools are in the bulls eye….. a sorry day for our children. Your thoughts on the subject are so correct. Our constitution is no longer being used to guide our country. I worry for our children and grandchildren.

  3. Sure lets throw better educated children into the public schools so they can be dummy-downed, so the over-crowded classrooms, just get me thru till my next paycheck teachers can ignore them, so the school districts can be in line for more funding from the already bankrupt government then become unaccredited and hey while we are at it lets expose them to bullying too, after all no one likes the really smart kids. Yes, ok let us applaud this ridicoulous idea after all it is OUR government isn’t? We the people and all that? Gee I am cheerful aren’t I?

  4. What???

    Living in Germany but coming from Britain I was really, really shocked that we couldn’t home school here.

    I had so many problems with my son at school I decided to look into home schooling and then my German husband told me it’s not allowed.

    I couldn’t believe it. By law you HAVE to send your child to school.

    There are a lot of strange laws here.

    1. Oh, HELLO, Sarsm! What a wonderful surprise to find you here! 🙂
      I am so sorry you have had to discover this truth the hard way. How it must tear at your heart to be in such a situtation!
      You must lie low, though, or you will find great difficulties in even traveling, even to Britain, if folks determine you are looking for a way out of the German public schools. This has been the constant revelation to those who have tried it openly.
      And it’s not just Germany. More and more often, it is becoming apparent that the entire EU is leaning in this direction.
      I am so sorry.

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