Kevin Swanson has a great post from July 22nd about the abolition of the family, the effectiveness of the Church, and the tyranny of the state. Here is the intro and a link to the Blog, you’ll have to scroll to the date as there is not a direct link. [Begin Quote]
There are three spheres of government created by God, each endowed with delegated powers – the family, the church, and the state. Maximum liberty is enjoyed by the people when God’s jurisdictional limits of power are maintained by all three spheres, and one does not tyrannize the others. Upon the marginalization of the church, the family has become the greatest threat to the total empowerment of the state in the modern age.
That is, of course, why Rousseau found it important to deposit his five children on the steps of an orphanage upon their respective dates of birth in the mid-1700s, and espouse state-funded, state-directed education for children in his book “Emile.” He committed himself to the task of destroying the parent-child relationship, and replacing it with a state-based education program. His goal for the paideia of a child: “To remove the child as soon as possible from parents and adult relatives.”
Karl Marx in his famous Communist Manifesto, writes: “But, you say, we destroy the most hallowed of relations, when we replace home education by social. And your education! Is not that also social, and determined by the social conditions under which you educate, by the intervention direct or indirect, of society, by means of schools, etc.?”