Ned Vare would say that homeschoolers are slave to the education laws in their respective states. "If we are forced to homeschool our kids according to the dictates of anyone else, then to that degree, we are their slaves," he writes.
Have you considered yourself a slave lately? I had to really think about this because here in Missouri, I have very few restrictions. I tend to think of myself as free. Ned would argue none of us are free if we have to follow someone else's rules:
"The word ‘slavery’ naturally brings to mind the most drastic deprivations of freedom, so it makes people uneasy when we refer to certain state homeschooling regulations as slavery. But that is what it is -- the opposite of freedom to live as we choose."
Something to consider when politicians ask us for our votes at election time. Something to just plain old consider.