WorldNetDaily reports the case which threatened homeschooling in California earlier this year because parents supposedly weren't "legally qualified" to teach their children has essentially been rendered moot.
A judge has ended juvenile court jurisdiction over two children involved in the case, which basically ended the court's authority over the matter. But it isn't completely over. Some wrangling still has to be done to completely put things to bed and but homeschooling in California back on solid ground.
"Mr. L.'s appellate attorneys with the Alliance Defense Fund will be making the appellate court aware of this new development immediately. They will move to dismiss the petition pending in the court of appeal on the ground that the petition is now moot," the organization said in a statement. "In other words, the children are no longer under the jurisdiction of the juvenile court. Therefore, any decision by the appellate court based on the two-year-old petition could not be enforced against the L. children."
The threat to homeschooling in California may have receded for today, but it's sure to be back, unless we make some fundamental changes in attitude in our society.
Th worldview that spawned such a decision in the first place doesn't recognize the God-given responsibility and authority of parents to raise their children. That worldview worships the almighty state, and sees no end to either the curiosity, interest or reach of the state.
Such reverence for the power of the state (and such contempt for the traditional worldview that created a free and great nation) will not stop until all is under its sway. It will be back...unless we change that worldview.
How do we do that? Holders of the Christian worldview that founded our nation must start to speak up. We must speak up not only in protest, but every day. We must speak up and educate the public and even our leaders on our lost legacy, and why it is superior. We must advocate and educate our community, our friends and neighbors.
Most of all, we must educate our children. Nature abhors a vacuum. If we fail to educate our children about our heritage and about our values, they will grow up to assimilate this worship of the government-god.