Message from the Director
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States are the two most important, and enduring documents in our Nation’s history. It has been said that “the Declaration of Independence was the promise; the Constitution was the fulfillment.”

More than 200 years ago, our Founding Fathers set out to establish a government based on individual rights and the rule of law. The Declaration of Independence, which officially broke all political ties between the American colonies and Great Britain, set forth the ideas and principles behind a just and fair government, and the Constitution outlined how this government would function. Our founding documents have withstood the test of time, rising to the challenge each time they were called upon.

Make no mistake, we have been presented with a timeless framework for self-government, but in order to preserve this wonderful gift, we must hold these principles close to our hearts. I encourage you to read and understand these documents. I promise you will be nothing short of inspired.

Director
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

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Lessons from Home Schooling

Published: Wed, Feb 09, 2011

Eighteen years ago, I called my mother to let her know that we had pulled our daughter out of her private school and planned to start home-schooling her.

“No!” was her reply. I wasn’t smart enough. I should let the experts educate her.

My high school diploma and one year of college didn’t qualify me to teach an eight year old – even my own little eight year old, who I knew better than any one else. So what good was the education I’d received from the “experts”?

But this thing was more than my opinion verses my mom’s. This was the first big assignment God had for my husband and me after we’d realized that He is real and that He actually wants to be involved in our lives. God already had everything in place for us – a group of home-school friends, a solid Bible teaching church, and a desperate conviction of our need to do this for our daughter, and eventually for our son, also.

My mom became a home-school advocate and my biggest fan after a year of receiving weekly hand-written letters from the kids. She could see the steady improvement of their penmanship and use of the English language. She read about the things we were doing and the adventures we had. When she came to visit, she got involved by teaching art classes to our group of home-school kids.

My husband and I worked hard at everything we did and were happy to be living the American Dream with our little family; oblivious to the fact that we were politically and economically ignorant, and that it mattered.

Fast forward to today. Once again, we realize that the “experts” have let us down, and it’s up to us to provide our own education. And once again, God has everything in place for us to make a difference in the future of people we care about – a larger group this time.

Please join us right here for this school of hard knocks, and learn with us as we navigate our way through what we, as United States Citizens, are obligated to do if we are to keep alive this last best hope on Earth. Perhaps our weekly letters will turn the nay-sayers into advocates.

LRW members are welcome and encouraged to go to the “members only” page and submit their personal lessons, or input on books or articles they’ve read, meetings they’ve attended, shows they’ve seen, or news they’ve heard. When appropriate, I’ll move them to this page so everyone can read them.

It is overwhelming to think of all the things that are wrong in this country, and I am confident that if we don’t do something about it, it will only get worse. So if today we each stand up where we are, point ourselves in a positive direction, and start moving forward, there will soon be an army of patriots marching toward realizing our God-given right to be free. We need to do this for our children!