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