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The following are some of Lance's notes from which he referred to as he spoke. These are not updated since Lance's sermon.
90% of professing Christians send their children to public school.
- By 1850 it was a foregone conclusion that this country would have a system of government supported schools. Schools were not to be centers of learning but engines of change and "reform." Schools were no longer extensions of parental authority but a powerful instrument of State control of the population. The reformers sought to deny parents any authority over the education of their children. The schoolmaster was King.
- Children increasingly came to be viewed as "wards of the State" and it was the State's responsibility (as the "Great a Parent") to provide education for them. Horace Mann stated, "Society, is its collective capacity [the State,] is a real, not a nominal sponsor and god-father for all its children." Schooling thus became the prerogative of State and schools became the agents of the State. As Rushdoony notes, "If the schools were agencies of the state, they must inevitably serve the purpose of state rather than God, man, the family, or any institution.”