Every day there is a new lie about Ted Cruz, mostly coming from Donald Trump and his supporters. The latest is that Cruz wants the federal government to control home schooling “in lockstep with the United Nations One World Education.” That would be quite a scoop if it was true. But it’s a lie told by a blogger who is either ignorant, looking for more clicks on her website, or will just do anything to help her guy win the nomination.
For over a decade the Home School Legal Defense Association has supported legislation enabling homeschooling families to use Coverdell Education Savings accounts for homeschool expenses. While families in private and public schools can set up these accounts to grow their own money tax free for their children’s education, homeschoolers have been left out in the cold.
Legislation to fix this was first introduced in 2005 and then 2011. Last year Utah Senator Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT)100%
introduced S. 306 to try yet again to fix this problem. Senators Mike Crapo (Idaho) and Ted Cruz joined as co-sponsors. Recently, other senators including Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA), and Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) have also joined in this battle to fix this unwarranted discrimination against homeschooling families.
The blogger singled out co-sponsor Senator Cruz, attacking him of a “seedy hidden agenda.” Treating homeschooling families fairly is “seedy”? Co-sponsoring legislation that has been out there for over a decade is a “hidden agenda”? Why no attack on Mike Lee? Or Mike Crapo, Pat Toomey, David Vitter, or Orrin Hatch? This blogger supports another candidate so election year politics “trumps” the truth, we suppose. Homeschoolers and fellow lovers of the truth beware.
We’ve worked with Ted Cruz over the years and believe that his heart is dedicated to defending homeschooling freedom. We believe that he would never permit the federal government to ever interfere with homeschooling freedom – and if he ever did we would strongly oppose it. But Cruz has consistently opposed attempts by the UN to meddle with domestic policy. He has fought treaties that threaten our families, individual freedom and state sovereignty.
Read the whole thing. It was written by attorneys with the Home School Legal Defense Association. I think they are better authorities on the subject than some blogger nobody has ever heard of.