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Mississippi legislation threatens parental rights

Mississippi Capitol
Mississippi Capitol

Does Hillary Clinton have contacts in the Mississippi House of Representatives? That would certainly seem to be the case after reading the text of three bills being processed through this particular chamber.

House Bill 80 would create a task force to study the creation of pre-kindergarten programs. The preamble to the bill states in part, ‘The Mississippi Legislature recognizes that the development and funding of quality research-based pre-kindergarten programs is needed urgently in our state.’ This would potentially expand compulsory education to three and four year-olds. No serious evidence exists which supports the notion that three and four year-olds need formal academic training. Furthermore, tearing three and four year-olds from their parents, and particularly from their mothers, at such a critical time in their development, and sending them to a taxpayer-funded baby-sitting service is not the ideal way to begin life’s journey.

House Bill 355 would create an early childhood development program whereby parents would receive instruction on how to be better parents, according to state standards, and children would receive early care to prepare them for public school. The key words in this passage appear to be ‘according to state standards.’ What exactly are ‘state standards’? If parents need to receive instruction on how to be better parents, they should look primarily to two sources: (1) their own parents, grandparents, etc., and (2) their church. The government has no authority in such an area.

House Bill 612 would create a Children's Advocacy Commission. This dangerous bill has the potential to violate parental rights, who should be presumed (in the absence of contrary evidence) to be the appropriate ‘advocates’ for their own children. Particularly disturbing in the bill is paragraph 4 of Section 1, which would grant the commission certain powers regarding children ‘from conception to the age of majority.’ This provision has a tremendous potential to infringe on many statutory and constitutional rights of Mississippi citizens.

In his excellent treatise The Underground History of American Education, former New York State Teacher of The Year John Taylor Gatto deftly exposes the heavy-handed obnoxiousness of America’s education power elite, and those who actually pull the strings on this cabal. Mr. Gatto also recommends ways to resist the nefarious schemes of this group.

Mississippians who prefer that government not intrude into areas they are neither needed nor wanted (nor, in many instances constitutionally permitted) would do well to contact their respective state representatives and demand they oppose these three egregious pieces of legislation.


  • Mike 5 years ago

    Home schooling is sounding better every day. Everyone that can should get their children out of government schools. Do these folks in Jackson, operating on an already budget deficit, have nothing better to do than figure out how early they can start brainwashing our kids minds with socialism and political correctness?

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