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Thursday, November 03, 2005

The American Experiment is Over

We lost.

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has quashed the lawsuit by parents who sued the school district that exposed their children to sex education without the parents' knowledge or consent:

"We agree, and hold that there is no fundamental right of parents to be the exclusive provider of information regarding sexual matters to their children, either independent of their right to direct the upbringing and education of their children or encompassed by it. We also hold that parents have no due process or privacy right to override the determinations of public schools as to the information to which their children will be exposed while enrolled as students." --Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Nov. 3, 2005

Unless Roberts and Alito are both on the court and both hold true to their principles, SCOTUS will affirm and that will be the end of that.


Patrick said...

What I found even more interesting than the ruling was the insta-polls that showed how many people agreed with the ruling: with 3 separate polls with over 20,000 people polled each, approximately 65% said that someone other than the parents should have primary or sole responsibility to teach sexual education to the children. Less than 15% said that it was the parents who should be primary with the rest of the polled saying it was an equally shared responsibility or had no opinion. It looks like this fight was lost several decades ago.

GFvonB said...

Pray and pass the ammo.