I'm not homeschooling yet, but today was a great big lesson in US government. I was initially under the dilusion that I would be able to take off and attend the Atlanta TEA Party at the capitol building. Once reality sunk in, I moved to plan B- the TEA party at the Winder courthouse. The boys and I made signs and talked about the constitution, freedom, the importance of taxes, the current problems of huge spending and how wonderful it is to live in a country where we can go speak up about it. I explained that the politicians are supposed to work for us... and that they forget that and have to be reminded. How are the reminded? We have to get lots of people together and get LOUD. We talked about the Boston Tea Party and Addison showed me how well they are inundating the kids with environmental education as he stated that pouring all that tea in the ocean was not being good to the environment. It was a good day, and a good night. I hope it was an experience that they kids will file away in their memories, working to build a foundation of belief that they can get out and make a difference, make themselves heard and speak up for their God given rights.
Or, according to Homeland Security, I am creating a new breed of "right-wing extremists". Defending the constitution... the new extreme.