From the HSLDA E-lert Service:


1/25/2012 3:43:54 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
Urgent Calls Needed to Stop Obama's Attack on Educational Freedom

From the HSLDA E-lert Service...

Urgent Calls Needed to Stop Obama's Attack on Educational Freedom

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends,

"So tonight, I am proposing that every state-- every state--requires
that all students stay in high school until they graduate or turn 18."

--President Barack Obama, last night's State of the Union speech.

I was shocked when I heard that. Under our U.S. Constitution,
education matters are left to the states. Our Founders wanted
decisions about education and a host of other matters left to the
states and local government so that these important decisions that
affect every family could easily be influenced by the real decision
makers: parents and the family.

Parents--not the federal government and certainly not the
president--are the ones who should decide how children are educated
and when they're ready to graduate from high school.

But last night, President Obama made it clear that he thinks the
federal government should be in the business of telling states how
long children should stay in school.

Since we were founded in 1983, HSLDA has fought attempts by state
legislatures to increase the ages of compulsory attendance in school.
We do this because parents--not education bureaucrats--are best
equipped to decide how long their children should stay in school.

Now, thanks to President Obama and his willing allies in Congress,
we're going to have to fight this in Congress, too. We need to make
sure that the White House, and their allies in Congress hear our
message loud and strong: leave education decisions to parents.


Right now, please call the White House, and your members of Congress,
and give them this message:

"Last night, President Obama called for the government to mandate that
all children stay in school until they graduate or turn age 18. This
is not the federal government's responsibility. Leave education
decisions to parents, not federal bureaucrats. Tell President Obama
to withdraw his compulsory attendance mandate immediately."

> The White House: 202-456-1414, or send an online message:

> Your U.S. representative and two U.S. senators: 202-224-3121
(Capitol Switchboard) or to
find their names and contact info.

There appears to be no limit to this president's desire for power.
Car companies, banks, doctors, and now schools and the family. But
this time he's gone way too far, and homeschoolers and freedom-loving
Americans need to make sure that he hears our message.

Thank you for standing with us for freedom.


Michael P. Farris, JD, LLM
Chairman, HSLDA

P.S. Click here watch the
president threaten education freedom in last night's State of the
Union speech.

-> How many news articles did you read this morning over your

We live in a world where concise information presented at the
right time can make a big difference in the outcome of important
legislative efforts. Yet it's tough to keep up with all the
issues that affect you. HSLDA does this for you in the areas that
affect your homeschool. Our emails and website enable you to
take quick, decisive action. Please consider becoming a part of
this team.

More reasons to join HSLDA...

The HSLDA E-lert Service is a service of:

Home School Legal Defense Association
P.O. Box 3000
Purcellville, Virginia 20134
Phone: (540) 338-5600
Fax: (540) 338-2733

How To Subscribe:

- Subscribe to the HSLDA E-lert Service at our website:

- Or send an email with name and complete mailing address to:

Subscription Information:

- You subscribed to the HSLDA E-lert Service as:


- To unsubscribe from the HSLDA E-lert Service send an email from
the email address you want to unsubscribe to:

- To change your email address or make other changes to your
subscription, visit the HSLDA E-lert Service account web page at:

POSTMASTERS: This message is being sent to the most recent address we
have for our subscribers. If this is an invalid email address or you
have other problems, please reply to
DISCLAIMER: This is considered a private and confidential message
from HSLDA to its bonafide HSLDA E-lert Service subscribers.
HSLDA cannot attest to the authenticity of copies posted, forwarded,
or sent by any party other than HSLDA.
NOTE: Please do not reply or otherwise use this email address; is for broadcast purposes only and is not intended to
receive incoming messages. We cannot reply to any email sent to this
address. If you have comments or questions, please send email to or call HSLDA at 540-338-5600. HSLDA members can also
email staff directly through the Members website at Thank you for your cooperation.