Which paths in Robert Frost’s rhetoric choice are Wise or Foolish?
I read three Citizen Tom’s posts to support an organization with a motto: “Standing up for families and family values.”
The first Post questions “the decision of the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference ruled that biological young men who identify as girls may compete as girls in sports, most everyone said nothing.”
The second post is about the subject matter of mandated sex education in California indoctrination where teachers are supposed to “affirmatively recognize different sexual orientations and be inclusive.
The third post asks the question, “Who should teach children what path to travel? “and includes a Robert Frost quotation:
“Two roads diverged in a wood,
And I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.”
— Robert Frost
The Purpose of This Post
Is to relate three king Solomon wisdom verses about these three issues and to question if King Solomon’s wisdom verse.
“Why were the old days better than these?” For it is not wise to ask such questions. (Ecclesiastes 7:10)
In other words, should Citizen Tom stop believing his religious values because they are foolish compared to the present secular values being taught in government administered public schools?
If interested, read on and you decide which path you prefer your children to be taught to choose?
Rhetoric Definition (Merriam-Webster)
relating to or concerned with the art of rhetoric, expressed in terms intended to persuade or impress, (of a question) asked in order to produce an effect or to make a statement rather than to elicit information.
Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction and do not forsake your mother’s teaching. (Proverb 1:8)
By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established; (Proverb 24:3)
Train up a child in the way he should go;
even when he is old, he will not depart from it. (Proverb 22:6)
What’s My Point?
A child is not capable to discern Frost’s verse if he or she is in a stage of life where they have romantic illusions rather than acquired adult wisdom of which path to choose.
My point is over time the least path” can vary. For example, Christian family values today are slowly becoming the “least path” to follow in the USA.
The reason is public schooling has become so expensive over time and the law mandates that if a parent wants to send their child to a private religious school, they must pay both to fund public school taxes and private school tuitions but the majority of parents cannot afford this choice.
The obvious result is that over time as each generation is not taught religious values, when the child becomes a parent, the religious values path becomes the least path.
In My Opinion
The issue of government mandated teaching subject matter that is objectionable to parents’ religious values as being acceptable, normal behavior, violates the First Amendment Rights of freedom of religion.
Add an economic fact that public schools over time have become the highest cost tax item on real estate bills. In other words, most parents cannot afford to choose to pay to send their children to private religious schools. In other words, government has imposed an economic barrier to prevent most parents from being able to afford to send their children to private religious schools.
The King Solomon verse advice to not looking back to the old days is not relevant or a subject for rhetorical debate that it is a parent’s right and duty to teach their children their religious values. Values which include the laws of the Ten Commandments, namely not to kill, steal, lie, etc., and to “do unto others as you would have them do unto you, and, love thy neighbor as you love thyself.”
Ask yourself these three rhetorical questions to discern whether Citizen Toms Posts are wise or foolish.
1.Would the world have been a better and safer place in history if everyone had been taught as a child to abide by the Ten Commandments and precepts of Christian love and Spiritual Wisdom? ( And that has made all the difference.” )
2. Do you discern and agree with the secular values being mandated to indoctrinate your children in public secular schools?
3. When and how did King Solomon’s above wisdom verses become foolish over time in the USA?
Read the Source Links below before you discern whether Citizen Tom’s Posts are wise or foolish concerns about standing up for family values…
Are you concerned what public schools are teaching your children?
Would you prefer to send your children to privates’ religious schools, same as all the legislators in Washington DC do, if you were given the choice with School Vouchers?
Do you believe the interpretation of the Supreme Court of the First Amendment is being suppresses your choices to teach your children your religious values by mandatory taxation making parents pay both for both private and public schools?
Would you agree Citizen Tom posts are wise instead of foolish values for both the past, present, and future of your children and represent a valid need for parents to begin “Standing up for families and family values.”
If parents were given a school voucher choice, would private schools wind up being a path of more, or least travelled by parent’s choice, especially in poor violent neighborhoods in the USA with more single parents?
Regards and goodwill blogging
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