While we teach our children the importance of referring to source documents and firsthand accounts, we need to be sure we follow our own advice, especially in this day of easy—and rampant—online communication! Going back to the source—whether it be the Constitution, the Communist Manifesto, or the facts in a homeschool legal case—is essential to informed thinking. We need more than what someone says someone says someone said.

This is especially true when aspersions are cast on an individual’s or organization’s motives.

For me, hearing Mary Nix’s interview of Debbie Schwarzer, the Home School Association of California (HSC) Legal Team co-chair, was enlightening and refreshing. Mary is an editor and writer with Home Education Magazine (HEM).