The American humanistic system has several other forms of slavery. The welfare state keeps citizens dependent—and thereby subservient—to the state. High taxes to support the humanistic state enslave taxpayers by forcing them to labor for the state. High taxes also work to enslave the entire nation, in that what you subsidize, you get more of. So when you subsidize the sword, i.e., the state, you subsidize coercion. When you subsidize coercion beyond the civil government’s biblically-limited sphere, you subsidize public slavery—in all the various totalitarian forms the humanist state can conceive of. The humanistic state manipulates the people to enslave themselves under the guise of compassionate socialism; but “socialism is an age old ploy of governments to bribe the people for power”—and the more power the people give the state, the more enslaved they become.
Another form of American humanistic slavery is the public school system. Unlike in biblical law, where parents are charged to educate their children (Deut. 6:6-7; Prov. 1:8; 22:6; Eph. 6:1-4), and the state is given no authorization to be involved in education, in humanistic America parents unable to afford alternative forms of education are forced by law to surrender their children to state custody five days a week. And even those who can afford alternative forms of education must still pay an ongoing “ransom fee,” a tax used to fund compulsive education (i.e., kidnapping and enslavement) of other children.
In public schools, children are segregated from their parents, and owned physically and mentally by the state. The lack of discipline in public schools exposes children to harsh environmental conditions; children prey on one another, and even shoot and kill one another. Not only this, but public schools are a training ground for lifetime enslavement to the state: “The schools are providing indoctrination into dependence upon state-provided benefits and services, and are, in effect raising ‘wards of the state’ who are incapable of governing themselves or thinking for themselves.”
Thus, in our secular humanist society, we have conception-to-grave slavery. At the moment of conception until birth, a person is considered the property of his mother, since she can legally murder him so long as he is in the womb. Not long after birth, the child becomes the property of the state, being forced to attend atheist (public) schools. Once out of these schools, he must either spend the rest of his life laboring to fund the federal government’s socialist policies, or refuse to work and enslave himself to “welfare” stipulations. And even in the grave, he may still be forced to “labor” for the state to pay the estate tax, also called the death tax.
Worst of all, children in public schools are enslaved spiritually. The humanistic educational system teaches children to hate God through the many humanistic philosophies that it promotes: atheistic science, hedonistic sex education, relativistic values, polytheistic religious observances, etc.
This constitutes nothing short of child abuse. It leads children down into a pit, making them just like their humanistic teachers: “Can a blind man lead a blind man? Will they not both fall into a pit? A disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone when he is fully trained will be like his teacher” (Luke 6:39b-40). If fully trained, the public school graduate becomes a God-hating criminal.
-Steven C. Hallbrook “God is Just- A Defense of the Old Testament Civil Laws” pages 289-290