I agree there's a nationwide movement to impose religious ideologies and
don't like it one bit. Today one can lose their right to keep and bear
arms for a misdemeanor marijuana offense...terrible.
But prop 73 is different. It simply affirms the rights of parents to be
parents to their dependent minor children. Earlier discussions about
this on this list mentioned that if parents had "good relationships"
with their kids it wouldn't be a problem. Well I can tell you as a
father of four, it's not always the parents' fault if the relationship
isn't good with a child.
I am personally supporting Prop 73 to assert the rights of the parents
of minor dependent children they are legally responsible for over public
school bureaucrats. These bureaucrats refuse to see that their
secularism is as much a religion to them as something else is to the
religious right. I won't call the religious right Christian.
In the end, it's not about religion at all. It's about a parent's right
to know over a public institutions desire to intervene in a private
matter where they have no rights, risks or responsibilities...a
relationship very much different from that of a parent.
The LPC no position is acceptable to me but certainly not my preference.
If one can support a public institution's intervention in a private
family matter in the case of an abortion, one can justify the
intervention of public institutions into any aspect of private life.
This seems very un-Libertarian in my view.