Californians can once again home school their children without fear of the state (well, almost). Is this a victory for Liberty? Or did homeschoolers in CA simply benefit from a lucky pull on the legal slot machine -- a pull that this time came up with three smiling judges?
Of course, the latter is the case. The next challenge to homeschooling in CA could be the pull that once again comes up with two frowns. The legal game in CA is similar to the more sophisticated game in DC -- a game where it takes five jokers to be a winner, with Liberty never even a card in the deck.
And to smack the face of anyone believing that the bell of freedom rang again, the court noted that "[i]t is important to recognize that it is not for us to consider, as a matter of policy, whether home schooling should be permitted in California. That job is for the Legislature." The court has restated the belief that the legislature has an enforcable first claim to our children.
Constitutions no longer protect the individual from the state. They are nothing more than the starting point for the state's continual abrogation of our ethical rights.