Please read the following observation from Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council from his Washington Update of March 27, 2010. The subject is not homeschooling, but Tony relates it to homeschooling in the section that I’ve highlighted in bold and italics.
Obama Does Some Seoul-Searching after Gaffe
No one is more confident about Barack Obama winning reelection than Barack Obama. With nine months left in his first term, the President is already racking up promises for the next four years. And until yesterday, no one knew about those deals but him. Now, thanks to another embarrassing blunder, the only thing standing in the way of President Obama and a second term may be his own microphone. During Monday’s nuclear summit in Seoul, the U.S. leader leaned in to Russian President Dmitri Medvedev to have a frank conversation about America’s plans for a missile defense shield in Europe–without realizing the comments were picked up on his open mic. What happened next was a frightening glimpse into this administration’s vision for 2013 and beyond.
“On all these issues,” President Obama said quietly, “but particularly missile defense, this can be solved-but it’s import for [Vladamir Putin] to give me space… This is my last election. After my election I have more flexibility.” Medvedev nodded. “I understand,” he said. “I will transmit this information to Vladimir.” Minutes later, the recording was blasted out to the entire press pool, and suddenly, international headlines were full of speculation about the President’s concessions on national security and whether the administration was relaxing U.S. policy.
Back home, voters who were already concerned about the direction of the country, were even more alarmed. The Republican National Committee asked the question on most people’s minds, “What else is on Obama’s agenda after the election that he isn’t telling you?” Others worried about the implications for Iran and Syria. “I’m curious,” said former Speaker Newt Gingrich, “How many other countries has the President promised that he will have a lot more flexibility [on] the morning he doesn’t have to answer to the American people?” Gov. Mitt Romney deftly turned the question into a fill-in-the-blank exercise. “I’ll have more flexibility to do _____ after the election.”
Redefine marriage? Crack down on homeschooling? Offer taxpayer-funded sex changes? Cut off foreign aid to countries that don’t legalize abortion? This is what conservatives have cautioned all along. If you think the administration is liberal now, just want until next year when the President is not facing reelection. For the most radical White House in history, there is no limit to the damage he could inflict on this country. Even now, in his third year, Americans are only slowly learning what the administration has already done in secret. New abuses are trickling out every day, including this latest announcement from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The President decided that if he can’t pass a non-discrimination policy, he’ll implement one anyway. On Friday, the administration handed down a new rule, ordering HUD to add “sexual orientation” to the non-discrimination policy on housing applications.
Under this edict, faith-based groups such as Catholic Charities, who operate housing complexes in partnership with HUD, would be forced to abandon their beliefs on marriage and accept homosexual couples–or end their grant with the federal government. Last year, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops urged HUD to not to create a “new protected classification” that flies in the face of congressional policy. But, once again, the administration proved that it would risk services for the most vulnerable just to advance their radical social agenda. Barbara McQuade, one of the lobbyists on the issue, congratulated the President for barging ahead on the new language without the legislature’s approval. “I really applaud the administration, which isn’t waiting around for Congress,” she told reporters. Ironically, that was the fulfillment of another Obama promise–one that he made quite publicly. “Where they won’t act,” the President warned, “I will.” Even, it appears, if he lacks the constitutional authority to do so.