Paul Iowa Team Welcomes Additional ‘Homeschoolers for Ron Paul’
families who value education choice reside in Polk, Kossuth and
ANKENY, Iowa – The Ron Paul 2012 Presidential
welcomed new additions to its already-substantial “Homeschoolers for
Ron Paul” nationwide coalition. The new additions hail from Polk,
Kossuth, and Pottawattamie counties, all Iowa.
The continued growth and geographic diversity establishes Ron Paul
as a candidate with strong support among Iowa’s homeschooling families
and organizations. Furthermore, it illustrates that Dr. Paul
might receive tangible support for his principled positions on
education freedom, as the 12-term Congressman from Texas seeks a strong
top-three showing in the January 3rd Iowa Caucus.
A smattering of the latest “Homeschoolers for Ron Paul” members have
stepped forward with the following public statements of support:
Maria Maher of Ankeny is a mother of nine children ages four to 26
years of age. After the passing of her husband, she goes the
mile to continue her 18-year tradition of homeschooling her children
but sees it as welcome effort.
“The government is constantly stripping parents of basic rights,
assuming these rights as their own. I treasure my freedom to do
is right and my liberty to teach my children virtue. I don’t want
governmental agency telling me or my children what is right and wrong,
as this has always been up to the parents,” said Ms. Maher.
She continued, “Ron Paul’s
principles are thoroughly Christian, as he is the stalwart defender of
peace through strength and treating our neighbors with respect, not
contempt. We need to let him awaken in us a sense of citizenship
the most traditional way, the constitutional way, the way our founding
fathers laid it all out then and for future generations.”
Proud mother of two and grandmother of eight Wanda Burdick has been in
the homeschool movement since 1984. The Burdick family has
Teenworks, a tutoring assistance service that for about three decades
has helped homeschool students learn from a Christian worldview.
was featured in the Globe Gazette here and here.
“Having been involved with homeschooling since 1984, we appreciate the
freedom to choose to homeschool. Ron Paul supports that freedom
and many other freedoms that we enjoy. Dr. Paul
believes that the federal government does not have the authority to
intercede with children, acting against the wishes of parents when it
comes to medical care, education, and other aspects of raising
children,” said Mrs. Burdick of Wesley.
Wrapping up this rollout are homeschoolers Steve and Cindy Anders of
Council Bluffs, offering the following words of support:
“My family supports Ron Paul for President because of his well
established, long record of strict constructionist interpretation of
the Constitution. Ron Paul believes in limited government and
knows parents have the God-given right to educate their children, not
the government. Dr. Paul
is the only candidate that can defeat Obama and bring our government
and economy back down to the level the founding fathers intended,” the
Anders couple wrote.
Mr. Anders’ support was showcased by The New York Times in a recent article detailing the extensive support Ron
Paul receives from many voting segments.
Those interested in joining the active “Homeschoolers for Ron Paul”
nationwide coalition are encouraged to visit the official page by
clicking here. Those residing in the Hawkeye State
should email Iowa Voter Outreach Director Meghann Walker at email@example.com for more information
about how to join.