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13 libertarian resolutions for 2013. Which ones do you agree or disagree with? http://tinyurl.com/b6h995q

Arlington Heights @ almost 5 years ago

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I really have to work on number 6. I just can't handle this statist paradise that is IL.

Classical Liberal @ almost 5 years ago

Northlake, IL, USA

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"Have as little involvement with politics as possible"? Are you kidding me? Problems don't go away on their own. Sounds like this guy has wandered a little ways off the reservation.

Angelus @ almost 5 years ago

Vestal, NY 13850, United States

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3 seems difficult. 7 seems counterproductive.

Racer X @ almost 5 years ago

Uncertain, TX 75661, USA

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I think the point is to be involved in politics without being a politician. The public education system has some major issues, but home schooling has a lot of negatives as well....namely social development.

AMI @ almost 5 years ago

Montgomery, IL, USA

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I'm not sure about the social development of home schoolers. I've never looked into it. However, I have some relatives, three girls and one boy, who were home school. The one girl is a pharmacist and is married to an actuary.

Classical Liberal @ almost 5 years ago

Northlake, IL, USA

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The other girl is a professional violinist and is married to an attorney. The youngest girl and boy are both physical therapists who are both married to physical therapists. Their parents are farmers with only a high school education.

Classical Liberal @ almost 5 years ago

Northlake, IL, USA

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Socially they are normal people with above average professional success. Maybe they are the exception to the rule. I really don't know.

Classical Liberal @ almost 5 years ago

Northlake, IL, USA

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Effective home schooling requires at least one stay at home, responsible parent. Sadly, that's not that common these days. The alternative is to teach your children to think, to question everything, including your beliefs. They will thrive in

jc @ almost 5 years ago

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any school system.

jc @ almost 5 years ago

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And be a responsible parent by evolving yourself onto what they are being taught, go to the school board meetings, interrogate the teacher, the most important is to correct the history if what was taught is inaccurate, then go find out why and fix it

DONTAISTORM~CITIZEN,OBEY YOUR FEDERAL OVERLORD @ almost 5 years ago

Dodge City, AL, USA

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#7, you always need to know what your political fows are planning and saying to promote there agenda and ideology.

DONTAISTORM~CITIZEN,OBEY YOUR FEDERAL OVERLORD @ almost 5 years ago

Dodge City, AL, USA

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the problem with accurate history is there is none. I do agree with providing the alternate tales though. as far as foes go, I believe the idea is to have none.

UndrWater @ almost 5 years ago

Cerritos, CA, USA

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History is accurate if you believe it to be. It's like George Washington said "Love that chicken at popeyes!"

WV Conservative @ almost 5 years ago

Leominster, MA 01453, United States

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Purchase old history books, they see rare but out there.

DONTAISTORM~CITIZEN,OBEY YOUR FEDERAL OVERLORD @ almost 5 years ago

Dodge City, AL, USA

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Like current events, you know what happened, but the media and politicians keep repeating a lie until it becomes what is taught in history books, there could be video in archives that tells the truth, but they say it didn't happen.

DONTAISTORM~CITIZEN,OBEY YOUR FEDERAL OVERLORD @ almost 5 years ago

Dodge City, AL, USA

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I know a home schooled kid whose social development was clearly hampered, however I blame it on the parents. Their reasoning for home schooling was fear of the dangers that exist in the public system, drugs, sex, etc. They oppressed the development

Arlington Heights @ almost 5 years ago

Arlington Heights, PA, USA

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in many ways, not just by home schooling. When parents do this because they are over protective, I think this is often the outcome. Home schooling its not to blame.

Arlington Heights @ almost 5 years ago

Arlington Heights, PA, USA

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@dont funny you said that. I just picked up some old books from around 1904. I didn't read anything yet but it will be interesting to see the differences.

Arlington Heights @ almost 5 years ago

Arlington Heights, PA, USA

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My niece is home schooled, but not by her parents. She goes on the computer to "cyber" school. The curriculum is still designed by the same hacks I'm sure.

Arlington Heights @ almost 5 years ago

Arlington Heights, PA, USA

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Cyber school? Sounds like the worst of everything to me

AMI @ almost 5 years ago

Montgomery, IL, USA

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Arlington, I think parents that home school tend to do so for two main reasons. They feel the school system is too far below their standards or they are paranoid.

AMI @ almost 5 years ago

Montgomery, IL, USA

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I do think the lack of daily pontifical interaction increases the probability of social difficulties or awkwardness. But they also tend to academically outperform their counterparts in a specific area.

AMI @ almost 5 years ago

Aurora, IL 60505, USA

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That specific area depends on the skill set and rooting interest of the parent.

AMI @ almost 5 years ago

Aurora, IL 60505, USA

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AMI, you should do some research on homeschooling. Not all are shut ins. In fact very few are. Most are involved in support groups & get together for field trips, play dates, co op classes, sports, etc all put together by homeschoolers.

Mrs. Fat Pad @ almost 5 years ago

Port St Lucie, FL 34953, USA

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They do not all sit at home & have no exposure to the outside world. And there are lots more reasons than the 2 you stated.

Mrs. Fat Pad @ almost 5 years ago

Port St Lucie, FL 34953, USA

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Thanks to the internet, social interaction with their peers is at an all time high for home schooled kids. There are support groups and organizations that help bring them together.

Racer X @ almost 5 years ago

Okay, OK, USA

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I know a family that hone school all 6 of their kids. Two of them play on separate soccer teams with my kids. I knew them for almost 3 years before I found out they were hone schooled. I never would have known.

Racer X @ almost 5 years ago

Okay, OK, USA

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I know two cases personally. Parental paranoia drove one, the other was due to social issues caused by what I consider extreme religious behavior by the child.

Arlington Heights @ almost 5 years ago

Moosic, PA, USA

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They participate in sports, scouts, and a lot if other group activities with other kids. They have a lot of social interaction with other kids.

Racer X @ almost 5 years ago

Okay, OK, USA

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I don't home school my kids because of time restrictions. Plus, I'm hesitant to think that I could provide the level of education they deserve. ...but I do supplement their education considerably at home.

Racer X @ almost 5 years ago

Okay, OK, USA

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^ that's good. I have a customer that is a "virtual academy." basically an online school. they require an "education coach" at home to help deliver the curriculum. they are required to meet the governmental standards. while they are a professional

UndrWater @ almost 5 years ago

Cerritos, CA, USA

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organisation, I'm not sure their practises are "evidence based" yet. in the end, you get out what you put in.

UndrWater @ almost 5 years ago

Cerritos, CA, USA

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As far as #7 in the OP... I think political involvement is the only way to correct a system that is restricting individual liberty.

Racer X @ almost 5 years ago

Okay, OK, USA

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MFP, my ultimate point is not to disparage home schooling (I have a few cases in my own family) but to say that there is negatives to each of the three paths

AMI @ almost 5 years ago

Naperville, IL 60563, USA

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Home schooling could be the best option in many situations but not always

AMI @ almost 5 years ago

Naperville, IL 60563, USA

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I agree racer. I was a little surprised by this. Seems to me that the exact opposite is needed. More liberty minded small govt libertarian types NEED to get involved.

Arlington Heights @ almost 5 years ago

Arlington Heights, PA, USA

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