Painting by John Everett Millais, 1856
Father, Mother and Children Waiting for the Ferry
by James Tissot (1836-1902)
Good News From Abroad
by George Smith 1713-1776
Friends have asked me to post something about the election outcome. I have a longer article in progress but have been trying to keep up housework and do some sewing
But I do have two things to say about politics. You are the most important and significant person in the political arena, for two reasons:
The hand that rocks the cradle, rules the world....
The pen is mightier than the sword.
Regarding the first: Knowing the influence of the teachings of parents on children, to train their minds into believers of God's Word and to live the principles therein, the education establishment has successfully taken many children under its government wing. There, they can teach children to depend on government and to elect leaders who will take the nation into their so-called socialist utopia. Socialism is just a nice word for communism. Every year the schools graduate a class of voter-age people whom they have educated to vote for the government programs and the tax-payer funded causes, as well as the liberal candidates who foster them. Every year there is another graduating class that has been in the institution for 12 years, being coached and primed to vote for and work for socialism.
This has been known for a long time, so I wonder why people keep sending their children to public schools. Homeschooling has grown, and is a way for both the parents and children to be bonded to one another throughout their teen years and beyond. Children can grow up knowing the faith of their fathers. They can learn the Biblical standards of economics, how to develop their own talents and how to apply them, and how to raise a family. The educators undermine this, because they believe that they should educate children for a new world order, and if the children are homeschooled, they will not fit in.
As for the second point, the pen is a way to publish liberty throughout the land. The world would not have noticed the plight of political prisoners if it had not been for the publications Alexandre Soljenitsyn and others. He brought greater awareness of the dangers of losing our freedom by continuing to speak and to publish after his asylum in the U.S. He warned the U.S. about the education system and its goal to remove the Christian teachings of parents.
There are no doubt other ways in which the individual has power, and these are two of them. The Bible says that those who follow Christ have been "elected," and urges them to make their calling and election "sure" and tells how to do that in 2 Peter 1:5-10.
When you take a stand in the personal education of your children, and in teaching others through personal communication and publication (blogs, newsletters, etc) you cast a vote. If you follow 2 Peter 1:5-10 you cast a vote every day. (Just run your finger or cursor over the verse and it will pop out in full).
In teaching your children and sharing your knowledge with others, it is important to know and pass on the signs of communism, socialism and marxism, which are very destructive belief systems and governments, bringing death and human suffering when they are perpetrated on people. Though these belief systems claim to be compassionate, many who lived through the misery of them will tell you it is a lie. Recognize the signs of communism and marxism and teach it to your children and others. When I was growing up in the 1950's we were taught to hate communism and to be be cautious of adopting religious beliefs outside of Christ. We need women who will take these bold attitudes and pass them on, so that future generations will not inherit the evil that the so-called progressives are imposing on us.
You may glean something from the documentary "The Singing Revolution" about the way freedom and belief was taught the younger generation even under an oppressive government, helping a country to finally free itself of opression. They protected their ability to broadcast and to publish, and they regained their culture through the message of their national songs.