The Theocratic ‘Ron Paul Curriculum’
Mask falls off as Faux-Libertarian Paul assigns Christian Reconstructionist to develop curriculum.
Ron Paul has just announced that he is developing a curriculum for use by homeschooling parents. He says this will teach young people to believe in freedom, yet guess who is working as the Director of Curriculum Development for this project? Gary North, the most prominent Christian Reconstructionist in the world. Freedom?
Allow me to quote what North himself has said on the subject of education and freedom. When I first came across this quote several years ago, I thought it simply too good — or too bad — to be true. Whenever a quote seems too perfect, I tend to assume that it is until I track it down in an original source. And this one turned out to be accurate. He wrote this in 1982 in an article entitled “The Intellectual Schizophrenia of the New Christian Right” in Christianity and Civilization: The Failure of the American Baptist Culture. You can still read it online.
“So let us be blunt about it: we must use the doctrine of religious liberty to gain independence for Christian schools until we train up a generation of people who know that there is no religious neutrality, no neutral law, no neutral education, and no neutral civil government. Then they will get busy in constructing a Bible-based social, political and religious order which finally denies the religious liberty of the enemies of God.”