Thursday, June 12, 2014
Get the Government out of Sex Education
"It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were thrown into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones."
The great frustration of Texas Sex Ed wars is that government schools shouldn't exist in the first place. Government schools, by definition, erode parental jurisdiction. By attempting to 'fix' government schools, we're setting ourselves up for failure. As conservatives, our long-term strategic goals should be to incrementally restrict where government schools are allowed to operate. Sex education is a fantastic place to start.
Last week, theBlaze reported on a particularly horrific sex-ed program in California. While this website won't repeat the details, a cursory examination of the linked article illustrates the lie that sex education in government schools is "medically accurate and age appropriate." Unfortunately, the California case isn't isolated. Examples of government schools pushing bizarre and perverted sex "education" aren't hard to uncover. While the specifics of these 'cirricula' are awful, the deeper issue is government coercion. In terms of long-term strategy, conservatives will fare better if we attack the root cause.
This website's views on sexual morality aren't a secret. We understand that the sexual revolution has been a catastrophe that has unleashed a half-century (and counting) of pathologies and perversions. We believe any teachings about sexual morality should be biblically-based. But we also believe this is a topic on which reasonable people can disagree. Whatever your views, government schools aren't an appropriate forum for the discussion.
The politics of this approach are also fantastic. One of the hidden gems of common core is the National "Sexuality Education" standards, which are built upon the ideas of Alfred Kinsey. Federal bureaucrats pushing weird sex on innocent children should horrify both libertarians and social conservatives. You defeat this phenomenon by shutting down the machine. You shut down the machine by incrementally restricting the areas where it's allowed to operate.
In a 2013 interview, Abortion Barbie said: "The other part of that is getting back to a place we once were a long time ago with age-appropriate, scientifically based sex-education courses." In a couple weeks, the Texas Democrat party will probably embrace similar language in their party platform. At that time, this website encourages Team Abbott and the Texas GOP to tie Abortion Barbie to the California 'curriculum' discussed above. Considering her friends, she'll certainly attempt to push something like it. Over the long run, however, this is a scope of government issue.
One gigantic mistake social conservatives have made over the past 50 years is attempting to fix institutions that shouldn't exist in the first place. That has produced the status quo where these institutions are bigger and more entrenched than ever.
Government schools are inherently evil. They undermine parental authority and have no right to exist. Unfortunately, we can't get rid of them overnight. To dismantle government schools, you need to incrementally restrict where they're allowed to operate. Sex education is a darn good place to start