Yesterday the kids and I get back into the swing of school and I had no choice but to be thankful that this nation is still one of freedom. I have the option of teaching my kids at home because, so far, the government has yet to claim that right in totality for themselves. It reminds me that the point of our nation was that the government was to protect us from those things we couldn't protect our selves from (i.e. the armies of other nations) and not to be the parents to my children. Nor to me, for that matter! So, at least for now, I am thankful that I live in a nation of freedom and of personal responsibility!