Robert Lewis Dabney: The Prophet Speaks, pg. 2

"It is the teaching of the Bible and of sound political ethics that the education of children belongs to the sphere of the family and is the duty of the parents. The theory that children of the commonwealth are the charge of the commonwealth is a pagan one derived form heathen Sparta and Plato's heathen republic, and connected by regular, logical sequence with legalized prostitution and the dissolution of the conjugal tie."