We Can Beat the Libs with Liberty! School Choice for our Future

-By Israel Teitelbaum

Currently Democrats/Liberals are riding high, and many political pundits are predicting they will be in full control of all three branches of government come January ’09.

We can change this. Right-minded voters can demand of our political leadership to change course and reverse the outcome of the ’08 election. Here’s how.

We need to demand passage of legislation to break the stranglehold that Liberals have on the American family by financially coercing parents to turn over their children for indoctrination in government-run schools. America was meant to be a free country where people make their own personal choices in life, without government interference. Our soldiers have given, and still give, their lives on behalf of liberty.

A nation “dedicated to liberty,” must allow parents the option of choosing the education that best meets the needs of every child without having to suffer the loss of school funding. We require equal opportunity in housing, employment, travel, entertainment and all public accommodations. This is needed for education as well.

This can be accomplished by passing the Civil Rights Act for Equal Educational Opportunity. Although this legislation has not yet been sponsored, the language is the same as the Civil Rights Act of 1964, minus the word “public” prior to “education.” This new legislation would simply remove the word “public” – requiring equal educational opportunity for all children, including those attending private and religious school.

Please call your representatives and all candidates who ask for your vote – from those running for town council to those running for president – and urge their support for this legislation, then vote accordingly. You will soon be receiving numerous flyers in your mail box for the November 6 election. Consider these invitations to let your voice be heard and make your vote count.

This one step in the right direction has the potential of leveling the political playing field. Let’s get our political leaders to support liberty, or elect those who will.

Israel Teitelbaum is currently creating a new school choice organization to help further the efforts to improve our public schools. His blog will soon be up and running at SchoolChoiceVoter.org. Mr. Teitelbaum can be reached at israel@schoolchoicenj.org.

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