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Root on Multiple FOX News Shows: Glenn Beck, Neil Cavuto and Judge Napolitano

Root Addresses 50,000 at “America’s Tea Party” in Dallas

Root is Only Speaker at Both Dallas and Austin Tea Parties

Las Vegas, NV—Tuesday June 23, 2009--Libertarian 2008 Vice Presidential candidate Wayne Allyn Root appeared on “Cavuto” with host Neil Cavuto on FOX Business Network on Monday afternoon. That was the first of 4 FOX appearances this week for Root. He will be in New York on Wednesday live in-studio with Judge Andrew Napolitano on Freedom Watch at 2 PM EST; then live in-studio on The Glenn Beck Program at 5 PM EST on Wednesday. Then Thursday Root will appear live in studio with Neil Cavuto on “Your World.”

Saturday Root will also host his Saturday radio show, “W.A.R: The Wayne Allyn Root Show” from Salem Radio’s Manhattan studios. His guests this week will include nationally-known political strategist and author of 6 New York Times Best-sellers Dick Morris and one of America’s greatest direct marketing gurus and author of 6 books, Joe Sugarman, the man who literally invented the idea of taking credit card orders on toll free numbers.

Root’s show is broadcast in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. It is also streamed at: www.ROOTforAmerica.com. In the past 3 weeks his guests have included former Republican Presidential candidate and U.S. Congressman Ron Paul, FOX News host and judicial expert Judge Andrew Napolitano, former Congressman and MSNBC host Joe Scarborough, and 3-time NY Times #1 Best-selling author Robert Ringer.

Once he returns from New York, Root heads to Dallas to address the largest Tea Party events in the country on July 4th in Austin and Dallas. Root will be the only speaker to address both events, as well as a Libertarian Party gathering in Dallas on July 3rd. The Dallas event, called “America’s Tea Party” is expecting 50,000 attendees at Southfork (J.R.’s Ranch from the TV series “Dallas”)- the largest gathering of its kind ever. Root will be speaking along with Michelle Malkin and hero jet pilot Scott O’Grady.

Wayne Allyn Root was the 2008 Libertarian Vice Presidential candidate. His new book will be released by John Wiley & Sons this July 20th entitled, “The Conscience of a Libertarian: Empowering the Citizen Revolution with God, Guns, Gambling & Tax Cuts.” The book is available for pre-sale at Amazon.com. For more of Wayne’s views, commentaries, or to watch his many media interviews, please visit his web site at: www.ROOTforAmerica.com













The Definitions of Liberal Media Bias & Hypocrisy On Display This Week in Iran

What Right Does Obama Have to Criticize Iran, When He Supports Fixed Elections with "Card Check"?

Why is There a Media Double Standard about Senator John Ensign Sex Scandal?

By Wayne Allyn Root, 2008 Libertarian Vice Presidential nominee

I've argued for over 20 years that the liberal media is biased and hypocritical. Never have those traits been more on display than this week. Let's start with the developing voting fraud crisis in Iran. The media has (obviously) made it the story of the week…perhaps of the year...that Iran won't allow a fair and honest vote.

But this same liberal, biased American media supports President Obama and his fight for “Card Check.” What is Card Check? It makes it the law of the land that unions employees vote to unionize or not, on a post card, in public, with union goons (I mean leaders) standing over them. Has anyone bothered to explain to the American public that “Card Check” is a violation of our rights to a free, fair and honest election? Does the media bother to mention that every single politician in America has been elected by secret ballot (meaning you are free to vote your conscience, without intimidation) since 1776. Yet Obama and his union buddies (who happened to give him tens of millions in campaign contributions) want to deny that right to union employees. Where is the media on this issue? They are so busy reporting on Iran's voter fraud, they forgot to report on Obama's attempt to manipulate elections in favor of big unions here in America.

“Card Check” eliminates the secret ballot for union elections. Voting in secret is THE American right. “Card Check” means that union goons with tattoos on their giant arms and baseball bats in their giant hands will be watching as union employees fill out their cards. I call that the very definition of intimidation, manipulation and fraud. I call that a violation of our civil rights. I call that un-American. And to be blunt, I don't see the big difference between asking union employees to vote in public, thereby encouraging voter fraud and union fixes of elections, and Iranian President Ahmadinejad fixing the Iranian election. Either way the fix is in. Either way, elections are determined by brutal leaders using intimidation and fraud to fix the outcome. Either way, the people don't get a fair opportunity to determine their future. Either way, powerful people who think they are czars and we are serfs, control and manipulate the outcome of elections to ensure their continued power.

The only real difference is that in Iran the people actually did get to vote in secret. It just so happens that their votes weren't counted. In America, unions are trying to undo 3 centuries of secret ballots to fix the outcome of future union elections, intimidate business, and steal our tax money (and our children's future). But the biased, liberal media has somehow "missed" that story about election fraud.

But that's not the only hypocrisy on display by the biased, liberal media this week. Republican-conservative Nevada Senator John Ensign admitted to an affair a few days ago. Even worse, it was with a married campaign staffer (who was married to a friend of Ensign). The media appears to be in a frenzy over this scandal. They report that Ensign's career is damaged beyond repair, his credibility is shattered, and his Presidential aspirations are gone. Yet Democratic San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom admitted to an affair a couple of years ago with a married campaign staffer (who was married to a friend of Newsom). Same exact set of circumstances. Very different results.

Newsom remained mayor. He was supported by his Democrat friends…and of course the biased liberal media. He is a celebrity in San Francisco. And now he's planning to run for Governor of California. His political career is fine. As a matter of fact, it is stronger than ever. Newsom is going like gangbusters. Ensign appears finished. The only difference is their political affiliations. If a conservative who preaches “family values” cheats he is destroyed by the liberal media. If a liberal cheats, because he has low standards of morality in the first place, his career suffers few or no problems. Amazing.

In the end, Ensign's sad story leads to one inescapable conclusion- the 2-party system is irrevocably broken. I left the GOP a few years back for this very reason. Yes, it does seem that many (if not most) of the politicians that preach “family values” are frauds and hypocrites. But the fact is that all of our politicians are cheating- they are thousands of miles from home, separated from their families, and constituents. Many are cheating on their wives, and Ensign was the one who got caught. But more importantly they are cheating on the taxpayers. They cheat us every day by passing laws that steal our hard-earned money in the name of “fairness.” They cheat us by calling it “greed” because we want to keep more of our own money, but calling it “fair” to steal our money and hand it to others who didn't earn it- simply to buy their future votes.

They cheat us by spending taxpayer money without asking our permission. They cheat us by bailing out billion dollar corporations with our taxpayer money (and those corporations just happen to make huge campaign contributions).

They cheat on us by spending money we don't have, thereby bankrupting future generations- who have no say (they aren't even born yet). They cheat on us by passing laws that violate our Constitution- thereby violating their oath of office. The politicians from both parties are cheating us all every day- every time they vote to do damage to the taxpayer and the U.S. Constitution.

That's why I'm a proud Libertarian. There's no hypocrisy in my views. I believe in personal and economic freedom- PERIOD. I don't care what Senator John Ensign does in his bedroom. That's between him and his wife. His personal choices in the bedroom do not affect me. I do care about how my Senator spends taxpayer money. I do care if politicians understand that it isn't their money in the first place- it belongs to the taxpayers. I care about the politicians that recklessly steal and spend my money. Those actions are personally affecting my life and yours. They are in fact damaging my family's future. That's the real definition of “family values.”

With a Libertarian like me, what you hear and see is what you get. I state out loud that I want to keep more of my own money and that I will fight to help you keep more of yours. No hypocrisy there. I state out loud that I don't want government in my bedroom. I don't scream about “family values.” I scream about personal freedom. No matter what the question, the answer is “IT'S NONE OF THEGOVERNMENT'S DARN BUSINESS!”

The politicians of both parties are hypocrites. It's time for real change. It's time for real freedom. It's now obvious we won't get it from either Republicans or Democrats, or from the biased, liberal media. It's time to give a third party candidate who thinks "out of the box" and out of Washington D.C. a chance to run this country. No, I'm not a member of the establishment. I'm not a Beltway Insider. I'm a simple S.O.B. (son of a butcher), small businessman, home-school dad, and citizen politician. I think it's time for a Citizen Revolution to take back our country from the hypocrites, elite snobs and frauds on both sides of the aisle who have run our country into the ground. Just don't count on any help from the biased, liberal media.


Wayne Allyn Root was the 2008 Libertarian Vice Presidential candidate. His new book will be released by John Wiley & Sons this July entitled, “The Conscience of a Libertarian: Empowering the Citizen Revolution with God, Guns, Gambling & Tax Cuts!” The book is available for pre-sale at Amazon.com. For more of Wayne's views, commentaries, or to watch his many media interviews, please visit his web site at: www.ROOTforAmerica.com




Root Declares “W.A.R.” on Big Government with "W.A.R. The Wayne Allyn Root Show"

Root’s First Two Guests Are 2008 Republican Presidential Candidate Dr. Ron Paul and Judge Andrew Napolitano of FOX News



(Las Vegas, NV) – Wayne Allyn Root, the 2008 Libertarian Party Vice Presidential nominee and a regular guest personality on FOX News and FOX Business networks, is declaring “W.A.R.” on big government beginning June 6, 2009 when “W.A.R.: The Wayne Allyn Root Show” debuts in Los Angeles and New York. Root’s guests on his first show will be 2008 Republican Presidential candidate Dr. Ron Paul and Judge Andrew Napolitano of FOX News Channel.
The weekly, one-hour syndicated talk show will be broadcast on conservative political talk format radio stations on Saturdays in the 3 biggest markets in the country, New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. The program will be aired at noon on AM 970 The Apple WNYM in New Jersey/New York; 8 a.m. on Talk Radio 790 KABC in Los Angeles; and 9 a.m. on AM 560 WIND in Chicago (starting on June 20th). Additional markets are expected to be added in the coming weeks.
Root joins a star-studded lineup on these stations with the biggest names in conservative talk radio: Sean Hannity (KABC), Mark Levin (KABC), Michael Savage (WIND), Bill Bennett (WNYM), Dennis Prager (WNYM), Michael Medved (WIND), Mike Gallagher (WNYM) and Joe Scarborough (KABC).
“The show will focus on politics, business and personal finance issues with a Libertarian point of view,” said Root who advocates a free market economy, dramatically smaller government, lower spending, lower taxes, reduced government regulation, and more freedom and individual rights.
Root described his unique persona: “I’m ‘the ANTI-Obama.’ I’m an S.O.B. – son of a butcher – small businessman, home-school father and citizen politician. My life experiences have made me a passionate, committed Libertarian and Capitalist Evangelist. I am proud to be adding my Libertarian flair to conservative talk radio. My hero was Barry Goldwater. I’d describe him as a Libertarian conservative. I look forward to returning conservative talk radio to its Goldwater roots.”
Root is regular guest on three of the biggest talk shows in America: “Savage Nation” hosted by Michael Savage, “The Jerry Doyle Show” and “The Mancow Show” with host Mancow Muller. He’s appeared many times on FOX News Channel with hosts Neil Cavuto, Glenn Beck, Bill O’Reilly, Greta Van Susteren and Judge Andrew Napolitano as well as appearances on CNBC. A tireless freedom crusader, he conducted hundreds of radio, TV and print interviews around the country during his campaign for Vice President. Now he’s turning the tables and will be interviewing nationally-known personalities and pundits weekly on his new show.
Root is the author of seven books. His latest is The Conscience of a Libertarian: Empowering the Citizen Revolution with God, Guns Gambling & Tax Cuts!, to be published in July by John Wiley & Sons and available at www.Amazon.com.
A former television news anchor for CNBC (then known as Financial News Network), Root created, executive produced and hosted several national television programs including “King of Vegas” on Spike TV and “Wayne Allyn Root’s WinningEDGE” broadcast on Fox Sports, Discovery, Spike and Superstation WGN. He is also a producer of the hit show, “Extreme Ghost Adventures,” currently airing on the Travel Channel.
The major sponsors of Root’s new radio show are Rare Coin Wholesalers (www.RCW1.com) of Dana Point, California, one of the country’s most prominent rare coin and gold bullion companies, and Wealth Masters International (www.WMItoday.com), a financial education and services company based in Houston, Texas. Root serves as national spokesman for both and also is the Senior Economic and Political Advisor for WMI.
For additional information about Root, visit www.RootForAmerica.com.
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Why GM is Doomed to Failure!


Government Loses Money at All Levels and Departments

Government Can't Run a Brothel
By Wayne Allyn Root, 2008 Libertarian Vice Presidential nominee

So we've just put government in control of General Motors? Well that should solve the problem. The same people that have run the American economy into the ground now think they can run an auto company. Has anyone thought this through? Government loses money at virtually everything it does and touches. Virtually every level of government operates at a loss (deficit). Government can't spell, let alone achieve, profitability at anything. Government is the most disastrous and inept failure at everything it does of any organization in the world. It only survives its colossal mismanagement of everything by raising taxes and therefore confiscating more money from the private sector- filled with people who are competent and do know how to run a business and achieve profitability. In other words, government only survives by confiscating money from smart people in the private sector to pay for its mismanagement, waste, corruption and nonstop failure and losses.

Government runs Social Security. It is fast approaching bankruptcy. Government runs Medicare. It is fast approaching bankruptcy. Government runs education. Education runs through tens of billions of dollars each year and yet somehow manages to produce worse results virtually every year (and always demands more as a reward for utter failure). When government took over education, America's children were ranked among the best in the world. Today our children's educational record is among the worst in the industrialized world.

Government took over Amtrak in the same way it took over GM, promising a quick return to profitability. Amtrak bleeds losses every year for the U.S. taxpayer. In 1970 when Amtrak was founded, $300 million was approved by Congress to run it. The government predicted profitability within 5 years. That was 39 years and over $30 billion dollars in losses ago!

Government is promising (again) a quick return to profitability. Yet these are the same government bureaucrats who have produced a deficit of $1.75 trillion per YEAR. These same government bureaucrats have produced a national debt of somewhere between $60 trillion and $100 trillion (depending on how many years out you predict the responsibilities of Social Security and Medicare). Our national debt is now larger than world GDP (every dollar created in the world each year). You actually think these same people (with the track record above) can takeover GM and turn a company that loses billions per year into a profitable company in a short period of time? We've now put the world's most inept and corrupt bureaucrats in charge of GM, and we expect improvement?

But here's the clincher. In my adopted home state of Nevada, prostitution is legal (and always profitable). It is impossible to lose money in the world's oldest profession. The most profitable brothel ever was the infamous Mustang Ranch. The owner earned so many tens of millions of dollars, that he grew fabulously wealthy. But he “forgot” to pay his taxes. He was indicted for tax evasion, escaped to Brazil, and is still today a fugitive from justice. The U.S. government took over the Mustang Ranch. The most successful and profitable brothel in America went bankrupt in one year under government management. That ladies and gentleman, no matter how you feel about brothels, tells you all you need to know about the ability of government to run a business.

One more “small problem” with the government's plans for GM. They are keeping unions in charge. Virtually nothing has changed. The same unions that destroyed GM with bloated salaries, pensions and healthcare for life go on running the workforce (with a few small changes for “show”). Yet the government is also demanding that GM change strategy and focus on building small cars with green technology. Those same smaller cars are the least profitable that can be built. There is very little profit per car. The big gas guzzling cars and trucks actually had the highest profit margin. Yet even these big trucks and SUV's could not pay for the bloated union compensation plan that destroyed GM and Chrysler. Now we have the worst of all worlds- companies run by Obama and his minions- all people with ZERO business experience- demanding that we keep paying unaffordable union wages, while we build small cars with lower profit margins. Are you starting to understand why our country is $100 trillion in national debt? Our country is run by people who couldn't run a lemonade stand. The only thing that Obama and his hand-picked executives are capable of doing successfully is fining or arresting the lemonade stand owner for not getting the proper government licenses.

The moral of the story? Nevada is a state where the constitution bans income taxes and politicians (we limit the time politicians can meet and serve), but welcomes guns in the hands of law-abiding citizens. We have common sense in plentiful supply. Here's my common sense tip of the day: If the federal government can't run a brothel, they certainly can't run GM. The same people responsible for massive deficit and debt, losses, waste and mismanagement on the federal level as far as the eye can see, should not be put in charge of any company. We are in deep trouble.


Wayne Allyn Root was the 2008 Libertarian Vice Presidential candidate. His new book will be released by John Wiley & Sons this July entitled, “The Conscience of a Libertarian: Empowering the Citizen Revolution with God, Guns, Gambling & Tax Cuts.” The book is available for pre-sale at Amazon.com. For more of Wayne's views, commentaries, or to watch his many media interviews, please visit his web site at: www.ROOTforAmerica.com

Why Homeschooling Works:

A Unique Perspective from a Homeschool Dad

Homeschooling a Hot Trend Says the Front Page of USA Today

Give Our Children the Same Choice as Sotomayor

By Wayne Allyn Root, 2008 Libertarian Vice Presidential nominee


Friday's USA Today newspaper front page featured a story on a hot trend in education: Homeschooling. As a father of four homeschooled children and the first homeschool dad in
modern political history on a Presidential ticket, I believe I am in a unique position to champion this trend. In 2008 I was the Libertarian Party´s vice presidential nominee. It is my goal to be the Libertarian Presidential candidate in 2012 and a major plank in my platform is the support of school choice, parental freedom and more competition for our failing public schools. In my new book, "The Conscience of a Libertarian: Empowering the Citizen Revolution with God, Guns, Gambling & Tax Cuts!" I describe how school choice and homeschooling can turn around America´s failing education system.

The USA Today article reported that Americans who homeschool are predominately white, wealthy and religious. That may be the demographic makeup of most homeschool parents, but that certainly isn't why we choose homeschooling. We do it because it is effective. Plain and simple, it works! Like all homeschool parents, my wife Debra and I want to provide our children with the best. Unlike the current political bureaucracy and liberal education establishment, I believe it is vitally important for government to give that same opportunity to every child.

Education is perhaps the most important economic issue of our time. Our children are the future of America and the U.S. economy. And like virtually every political, economic, or social issue in this country, freedom is the answer to creating a better future. The freedom to live the American Dream is all about getting a good education. And getting a good education is all about parents having the freedom (and tax dollars) to choose the best education for their children. Once again, the Libertarian solution is freedom, choice and competition.

School choice is the civil rights issue of the 21st century. John McCain, the 2008 Republican presidential candidate borrowed that line but sadly, on the campaign trail, only gave it lip service. Even more sadly, like most Democrats who can afford it, President Obama is a total hypocrite on the issue. He sends his two children to the best and most expensive private school that money can buy (the Sidwell Friends School in Washington, DC), but opposes vouchers and therefore, school choice for those who can´t afford it. Obama condemns minority children in D.C. to an inferior education compared to his precious daughters Sasha and Malia.

The reason, of course is pure politics. The powerful education lobby gives Obama and other politicians millions of dollars in order to convince them to turn their back on America's youth. This acceptance of “Judas Gold” condemns generation after generation of American children
to a failed education. As an example, in Washington D.C. the drop out rate among minority children is 50%, as it is in urban school districts across the country. I wonder what the dropout rate is at Sidwell Friends School? A poor education condemns these minority kids to a lifetime of failure and futility- something Sasha and Malia will never have to worry about.

Regardless of what the politicians and education establishment try to tell you - the solution is not difficult. It is called choice- school choice for all parents! It's funny how liberals don't fight or protest for that kind of choice.

It is not government's job (or right) to limit educational choices or opportunities for our children. It is not the government's right to take our tax monies (primarily property taxes) and then limit our right to use our share for whatever educational choice a parent deems best for their child. That is the very definition of taxation without representation. The choice of the best education for any child belongs solely with that child's parents. To be blunt, the federal
government has no right to be in the education business- education is never mentioned in the Constitution. Education was intended to be funded and run at the state and local level by our Founding Fathers.

Here's the message that politicians need to hear loudly and clearly- it doesn't take a village or a federal government bureaucrat to raise a child- it takes a mother and father who care.

My wife Debra and I have chosen homeschooling as the best choice of education for our children. That doesn't mean that I want to force homeschooling down everyone's throat, nor anyone's throat for that matter. Homeschooling is simply one educational choice that every parent should consider. Choice is an integral part of any free society.

Parents obviously agree. Government does not. A recent poll in my home state of Nevada proves that parents are crying out for education reform. Nevada parents were asked, if they could afford it, where would they choose to send their children to be educated- public, private, parochial, charter or home-school? 89% of Nevada parents choose alternative forms of education other than public school. Yes, I said 89 percent. Liberal government bureaucrats and teachers union leaders must be worried sick about those poll results and, no wonder, home-schooling is appealing and growing across the USA.

To illustrate the remarkable talent, creativity, and intelligence of home-school children, I offer Exhibit A: my 17-year-old daughter Dakota Root. She is beautiful; well mannered; disciplined; articulate and poised way beyond her years; treats adults with respect; maintains a straight A+ average in her studies; scores in the 99th percentile of every national test she takes; devours as many as a dozen books a month (because she wants to, not because she has to); has achieved a black belt in martial arts; and is a world-class fencer who has participated in
Junior Olympics, Fencing Nationals, and World Cup events internationally. And at the ripe old age of 16, she gave my nomination speech for President of the United States in front of a packed convention hall of Libertarian Party delegates from across the country, and broadcast live on national television on C-Span. I invite you to watch her speech. Please keep in mind that you are watching 16 year old give a political speech on national television:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7Por7cV8TE


Or for a media photo/feature about Dakota, go to:

http://www.cyberspacers.com/cyberkids

I will admit that when my wife, Debra, first suggested home-schooling for Dakota, I was skeptical. Skeptical, but unlike government bureaucrats, I was not willing to limit choice. I kept an open mind and agreed with Debra to give it a try. After all these years, I can now report that it has been the best choice we've ever made. At the age of 17, Dakota can out-talk, out-think, and out-debate most every college student and adult that I know. The result is a young lady mature far beyond her years. Home-schooling has made the difference.

As I write this commentary, Dakota just received her S.A.T. (college entrance exam) scores. She not only scored at the very top percentile of students across the country, but scored perfect 800 scores in both writing and reading.

So now we come to the most important part of the story. Why are alternative education and home-school success stories like Dakota's not covered by the mainstream media? The media rarely covers homeschooling at all. When they do, the stories tend to take a negative slant. Why does the media bend over backward to smear homeschooling? Why, like the California judge who recently tried to criminalize it, do close-minded bigots want to outlaw homeschooling?

Is it possible that the success of alternative education threatens the liberal establishment? Is it possible that a positive story like Dakota Root threatens the funding of teachers unions? Is it possible that teachers unions believe that if more U.S. citizens are exposed to the success of home-schooling, parents might be emboldened to take their children out of failing public schools? Perhaps the media isn't looking very hard for proof that home-schooling works. Perhaps they're afraid that stating the truth would hurt their liberal friends in the education union. Perhaps they're going out of their way to distort the picture.

And, it's not just homeschooling that is ignored and maligned by the media, it is any alternative to failing public schools. A good example right now is Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor. We hear much about Ms. Sotomayor being a true American success story- the child of immigrant parents raised in a housing project in the South Bronx. The one detail, of course, that is ignored by the media is that a major reason she was able to succeed was that she attended Catholic school. Studies prove that minority students in Catholic schools often fare far better in testing than minorities at public schools. Shouldn't all children have the same opportunity as Ms. Sotomayor? Without her mother's sacrifice and ability to choose, Ms. Sotomayor would very likely be just another unknown victim of the failed public school system.

Please understand that my support of school choice is not an attack on teachers. The world is full of good, honest, caring, bright, passionate teachers. All of my daughter Dakota's homeschool tutors are retired public school teachers (from New York). The problem is not the teachers- it's the teachers union and the overpaid bureaucrats (who never pick up a book, erase a blackboard, or teach a lesson). The same union mentality that fatally damaged the American auto business, has failed our children.

The well-known failures of our public school system have nothing to do with a lack of money. If money was the answer, Washington D.C. (which spends the most money per student in the USA) would be a huge success story. It is not. The fact is that Catholic schools and private schools across the USA spend far less, and pay their teachers far less, yet they produce far superior results to public schools. Public education is the only profession where the more they fail, the more money we give them. And, we have shuffled it to them in bucketfuls. It is insanity- throwing good money after bad- especially, when the solution is so simple: freedom, choice, and competition. Dissolve the Department of Education; start offering competition and choice (with school vouchers) to parents; and start firing poorly performing teachers- then watch public schools dramatically improve.

Home-schooling and the personal attention it offers has certainly brought out the best in my daughter Dakota. Her life is not about the silly things typical teenagers devote their lives to- shopping, gossiping, sleeping, drinking, smoking, drugs, watching American Idol, and so on. She is a disciplined, mature young woman whose life is dedicated to achievement, success, and the acquisition of knowledge- not the kind defined by “state certified” teachers, but rather the kind defined by her free-thinking mind.

Dakota has narrowed her college choices to the Ivy League schools such as Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Princeton and Penn; as well as Stanford, Duke and Northwestern. She is quite an exceptional and hopeful example of the future of our great country. She makes her father very proud. And I'll bet she can run rings around close-minded bigots, like the California judge who recently tried to criminalize home-schooling without ever meeting a diverse cross section of home-schooled students. I suggest unleashing Dakota Root on the U.S. Supreme Court (if that's where the home-schooling debate winds up). I guarantee soon thereafter that home-schooling will be the law of the land!

I hope that telling Dakota's story might do some good for other thoughtful, caring parents considering educational alternatives to public school. Homeschooling is no longer an isolated fringe idea, but rather a popular mainstream trend. In the end the answer to why homeschooling works is pretty simple: a vast, faceless bureaucracy can never teach a child more effectively than his or her own parents.

The solution to the educational crisis must be increasing parental freedom; expanding educational choices; moving education spending to the state level; offering parents school vouchers; firing poorly performing teachers; and encouraging competition to the current public school system. In the end it's clear that a village doesn't raise a child. But even worse than a village is the damage done by a teachers union. It's a terrible thing to destroy Detroit, or an automaker like GM. But it's a mortal sin to destroy a precious child's future.


Wayne Allyn Root was the 2008 Libertarian Vice Presidential candidate. His new book will be released by John Wiley & Sons this July entitled, “The Conscience of a Libertarian: Empowering the Citizen Revolution with God, Guns, Gambling & Tax Cuts!” The book is available for pre-sale at Amazon.com. For more of Wayne's views, commentaries, or to watch his many media interviews, please visit his web site at: www.ROOTforAmerica.com