Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Homeschoolers for Whom?

Finally had a chance to surf the blogosphere today and I noticed an alarming trend. Some bloggers are sporting graphics that proclaim "Homeschoolers for Huckabee," "Homeschoolers for Paul," or "Homeschoolers for Obama."

I don't have a problem with people proclaiming their presidential preferences. What bugs me is that they're using their homeschool status to do so. There's no connection between homeschooling and political preference, no matter what these people, including HSLDA, want to believe.

Homeschoolers are wonderfully diverse. Get a random group of them together and the only thing you can be sure of is that they're very concerned with the upbringing of their children, so much so that they sacrifice years of their lives to provide them with an atmosphere conducive to their children's propensity to learn.

So please, bloggers, proclaim your preference all you want, but stop suggesting that homeschoolers as a group are going to vote for any one specific candidate. Personally, I don't think it's worth trying to convince other people to go with your candidate anyway. Your time is better spent praying that God sends America the president we need and not the president we deserve. Otherwise, we could end up with someone like this:


BarbaraLee said...

I agree. I do want a pres. that supports hs but also other family issues.
We got interst rate of 5.87% for 30 yrs. but we are thinking 20 or 25.

Rona's Home Page said...

Actually, that's not what I'm getting out of it. I see that they are stating that they are homeschoolers who support a certain choice.
Thanks for stopping by my blog. I hope you and the family had a terrific New Year's Eve and day!

Kari said...

Hello Barb

I'm a fellow GBACH'er. I don't have a comment on this particular post but I wanted to introduce myself.

I'm Kari and I just started blogging in October.


Looking forward to exploring your blog!

Barbara Frank said...

BarbaraLee, so glad you got such a good rate...and that you're going to pay that thing off early!

Rona, maybe I should have elaborated. There's a discussion going on among some homeschool bloggers re: who homeschoolers should support, as though we should all get together behind one candidate. It seems to have started because HSLDA announced their choice for president.

Kari, thanks for stopping by! I look forward to visiting your blog, too :)