It is important that we reassess how our personal giving and tax dollars are being used. Of utmost importance, we need to oppose the funding of higher or lower public schools that place in question the primacy of the traditional family, morality and citizen self-reliance. The following letter is an example of sorely needed citizen influence.
Dear County Treasurer:
We are paying the education tax called for by the billing from your office. This is, of course, an important citizen duty. We respectfully urge that legislators change the tax law so collections for school tuition would be routed to parents or guardians. They can then exercise their right to choose a school, be it public or private, that best represents and teaches their values. There are many ways to administer this, including the very effective tuition program known as the G.I. Bill. We agree with parents and many teachers who object to any curriculum forced upon students that places the composition of the family in question and presents revisionist morality as an acceptable lifestyle.
Thank you for your work as County Treasurer.
Ronald Reagan is quoted as saying, “Education is not the means of showing people how to get what they want. Education is an exercise by means of which enough men, it is hoped, will learn to want what is worth having.”
~ D. Norris