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Parental Rights

Sally Kern, me and Michael Farris at the Wallbuilders Conference

Sally Kern, me and Michael Farris at the Wallbuilders Conference

Michael Farris has been on the forefront of several movements.  He founded the Home School Legal Defense Association, (HSLDA) , the Patrick Henry College  and Parental Rights movement. I admire a person who sees a problem and works toward a solution, even changing the country on the way.  When I was in the Missouri legislature I filed a bill that clarified parental rights and through the process discovered just how far we have gone past the respect for the home and family in our country.

I expected opposition from those on the Left, but I didn’t expect so much ignorance from those on the Right.  If we don’t fight for our rights while we can, there may come a time when it is too late to fight at all.  At the end of the legislative process, it took more effort than what one would think necessary in a free country built on the bedrock of the family.  After struggling to get the bill out of committee, many naysayers fought full debate.  After getting the bill past the House, we met too much opposition to pass the bill in the Senate.  When term limits ended my time in the House, nobody else wanted to accept the challenge to carry the torch, so the subject dropped.  It’s easy for a citizen watching from the sidelines to observe bills that should be “no-brainers”, but in the legislature, there is no such thing. Continue reading

Michael Farris – Has our Constitution Become an Instrument of Tyranny?


Has our Constitution become an instrument of tyranny?  What is happening with the parental rights movement?  How can parents have the freedom to raise their own children?  Michael Farris is here to show the way.  He started the Parental Rights Movement and is the founder of the Home School Legal Defense Association, (HSLDA) as well as the Patrick Henry College.

As an added bonus, Michael explains why he is heading up this nationwide movement of the Article V Convention.


Dr. Karen Effrem from Education Liberty Watch


Home Front with Rep. Cynthia Davis on Missouri Grassroots Radio.  As a writer, speaker and former state legislator, Cynthia Davis shapes the public debates back toward integrity, honor and the ultimate weapon for limiting government—strengthening families.

This week our guest is Dr. Karen Effrem, pediatrician and President of Education Liberty Watch.  Dr. Effrem shares with us from her vast wealth of knowledge of the efforts by the national government to put children on drugs keep a database on our children and interfere with parenting.