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Ron Paul Launches No Cost Home School Curriculum

Former Congressman Ron Paul, once the libertarian conscience of Congress, has announced that he is taking his revolution to the classroom by launching his own homeschooling curriculum, which he hopes will be “revolutionary” in restoring limited government and inculcating constitutional principles in those who study it.

Ron PaulDuring his “farewell speech” to Congress, Paul said, “We cannot expect a federal government controlled school system to provide the intellectual ammunition to combat the dangerous growth of government that threatens our liberties,” but few expected him to take the truly revolutionary step of combating the growth of government by establishing his own curriculum for home schooling.

According to RT news, economist and historian Gary North (who is serving as Ron Paul’s director of curriculum development), said that the program will “teach the Biblical principle of self-government and personal responsibility." It will also teach students about the history of liberty, threats to liberty and the “hijacking” of the U.S. Constitution.

“Here, students learn the basics of Western Civilization and Western liberty — how it was won, how it is being lost, and how it will be restored. Not can . . . will,” as The Daily Caller noted that RonPaulCurriculum.com declares.

The K-12 curriculum, which can be found at RonPaulCurriculum.com, provides free education through the fifth grade, after which it charges parents for courses. The program’s aim is to provide “education in liberty like no other." Topics include Austrian economics, the basics of Western Civilization and Western liberty, American history, the US Constitution, and starting a home-based business. Students will also receive practical training for the modern age, including instructions on how to start a successful YouTube channel.

The curriculum, which includes courses on “the economics of the Austrian school,” according to one of the curriculum’s high school teachers, Ludwig von Mises Institute senior fellow Tom Woods.

“Students also learn the basics of American history, the United States Constitution, and American geography. They get two courses on free market economics. They get two courses on government, including a how-to course on reclaiming America, one county at a time.”

The curriculum also provides courses in science and mathematics.

And the Ron Paul home school curriculum is already getting plaudits from liberty lovers across America.

“Students will be exposed to thinkers they would never encounter in a government school. They will know history and economics better than anyone their age,” wrote libertarian blogger Lew Rockwell, Jr., in an editorial for The Daily Bell.

Congressman Paul inspired thousands of young libertarians and in the process amassed a legion of young web-savvy supporters for his 2008 and 2012 presidential campaigns. It's little wonder that he has turned to the internet to spread his message and to promote his ideas through a stellar faculty-staff that includes author Tom Woods.

“For people who have been wondering what Ron Paul has been up to since retiring from Congress, then here’s your answers,” Woods said to FOX in announcing the start of the program. “This, I am convinced, will prove to be Ron Paul’s most significant contribution to the cause of liberty.”

Never ones to shy away from a showdown with Big Government, FOX News also reports that the Paul team is dismissing the program’s present lack of government accreditation and textbooks, which they say are “screened by committees.”

North calls such accreditation “an illegitimate infringement on the right of parents to educate their children.” And another North essay on the school website is titled: “Accreditation: Should We Crawl on Our Bellies to the State?”

Like virtually everything Ron Paul does, the RonPaulCirriculum.com is a testament to Paul’s commitment to liberty and constitutional principles. However, there’s a twist to it that, in our eyes, makes it much more potent than other “great books” courses or classics-based school curriculums.

According to Tom Woods, the New York Times best-selling author and Ludwig von Mises Institute senior fellow who will be among the instructors for the high school curriculum, the program doesn't only "teach from a different point of view," or "teach material that no other school or curriculum offers," the curriculum "also emphasizes oral and written communication, so that students will be able to spread and defend their ideas effectively."

The very thought of thousands of young people, armed with the intellectual ammunition of studying the primary documents of the Austrian School economists, the Constitution, the history of western civilization and who have been taught how to defend and communicate their ideas effectively must already be causing the left to lie awake at night.

To learn more about the Ron Paul Curriculum go to http://www.RonPaulCurriculum.com

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