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7/24/2007 2:59:09 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
Michigan: Calls Needed Stop Resolution to Expand Government

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July 24, 2007

Michigan: Calls Needed Stop Resolution to Expand Government

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends in Michigan,

The Michigan legislature is considering H.R. 81, a non-binding
resolution to encourage the U.S. Congress to enact the "Education
Begins at Home Act." Although the title of this Act sounds good, it is
actually a move to inject more government control into the role of
parenting.

The "Education Begins at Home Act" expands programs of early childhood
home visitation, child abuse and neglect prevention, and early
identification of developmental and health delays, including potential
mental health concerns, and for other purposes. Many of these
provisions would increase the federal government's role in these
programs as well as increase government funding to these programs.

This bill further usurps parental authority, with an estimated expense
of $500 million of your tax dollars. Another program where the
government enters your home to tell you how to raise your children is
not the solution to child abuse.

H.R. 81 could be voted on at any time, and we need your calls to stop
it!

REQUESTED ACTION:

Please call or email your state representative now and give this
message:

"Please oppose House Resolution 81. This resolution would only
encourage the federal government to get involved in an area in which
it does not belong."

You can find information on your representative by using our
Legislative Toolbox at http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4281 .

BACKGROUND:

For more information on the "Education Begins at Home Act" go to
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4282 to see a summary of the federal
bill.

To see the text of the resolution, go to
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4283 .

Thanks for taking the time to call!

Sincerely,

Christopher J. Klicka
HSLDA Senior Counsel

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