Posted on August 6, 2011 by hollycraw
For the third time, Ron Paul, US representative from Texas, is running for President. Yesterday, he kicked off a national “Homeschoolers for Ron Paul” coalition from Lake Jackson, Texas. With estimates of 2.5 million homeschooled students in the United States, representing close to one million parents who collectively have a voting record double the national average, this could catalyze a huge segment of the potential voters.
Arizona records indicate that over 22,000 students are homeschooled in the state, with 10,000 from Maricopa county. Traditionally, these families turn out in large numbers to help work the campaigns of conservative candidates. Groups such as Arizona Teenage Republicans often have a large contingent of homeschoolers, and even a chapter in the east valley, AZHomeStars, which is for homeschoolers.
Representative Paul has some strong stands on educational issues, which he believes will captivate the conservative voters. His education campaign platform is spelled out on his Facebook page.
“No nation can remain free when the state has greater influence over the knowledge and values transmitted to children than the family does.” Ron Paul
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