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Prison Bitch 03-27-2013 08:11 PM

Should the US deport law-abiding families?
 
The Democratic Party says "Yes!"

Deportation of German homeschool family affects US homeschool freedom


http://media.washtimes.com/media/com...6e00580d47e6ce


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DALLAS, February 12, 2013 — In 1938, the practice of homeschooling was outlawed in Germany by Adolf Hitler and the infamous Third Reich. It was a rough period in German history, as thousands of young people were being pried from their parents’ direction and authority and drafted into the Hitler Youth program, where they were supposed to be trained as Aryan supermen (and women). In a few short years, vast numbers of these youth would be bleeding out on the battlefields of Europe, on the wrong side of the war for the soul of the world.

Sadly for freedom and for many families, Germany has never lifted this archaic and totalitarian ban on homeschooling. On the contrary, the German government seems to have stepped up its opposition to homeschooling over the past decade, forcing several families to flee, and others to enroll their children in state-approved schools against their will. The German Supreme Court has stated that the purpose of the homeschooling ban is to, “counteract the development of religious and philosophically motivated parallel societies.” It sounds like they aren’t really big on religious or philosophical diversity over there.

Some notable victims of this small-minded and grasping totalitarianism are Uwe and Hannelore Romeike and their five children. Uwe and his wife are music teachers and evangelical Christians who for years have been unsuccessfully seeking the right to homeschool their children. The Romeikes withdrew their children from German public schools in 2006, after becoming concerned that the educational material employed by the school was undermining the tenets of their Christian faith, and that the school was not providing their children with an ideal learning environment. “I don’t expect the school to teach about the Bible,” Mr. Romeike said, but “part of education should be character-building.”

After accruing the equivalent of around $10,000 in fines, and facing police visits to their home and the forcible removal of their children from the home, the Romeikes fled Germany in 2008 to seek asylum in the land of the free and the home of the brave. Their case was taken up by the Homeschool Legal Defense Association (HSLDA), which helped the Romeikes in 2010 to become the first family ever granted asylum in the US for the protection of their homeschooling rights.

The HSLDA explains, “The U.S. law of asylum allows a refugee to stay in the United States permanently if he can show that he is being persecuted for one of several specific reasons. Among these are persecution for religious reasons and persecution of a ‘particular social group.’ ”

On January 26, 2010, Memphis federal immigration judge Lawrence Burman granted the Romeikes political asylum, ruling they had a reasonable fear of persecution for their beliefs if they returned to their homeland. Judge Burman also denounced the German policy heatedly. In a statement, he called it, “utterly repellent to everything we believe as Americans.”

HSLDA’s Mike Donnelley called the ruling, “an extraordinary recognition of the fundamental importance of the right of parents to raise their children according to the dictates of individual conscience.”





....The Romeikes were able to continue quietly homeschooling their children in a small Tennessee town. For a time.

Sadly, their period of respite was not to last. The Romeikes’ case is now before the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, with the US government seeking to revoke their asylum and force them to return to Germany. And the details of Attorney-General Holder’s arguments in the brief for Romeike v. Holder are sinister, to say the least.

According to Holder, parents have no fundamental right to home-educate their children.

HSLDA founder Mike Farris warns,

“[Holder’s office] argued that there was no violation of anyone’s protected rights in a law that entirely bans homeschooling. There would only be a problem if Germany banned homeschooling for some but permitted it for others. "



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edit: poll should say, "law abiding families" and not "citizens"

Ace Gunner 03-27-2013 08:16 PM

bye bye america

cosmo20002 03-27-2013 08:23 PM

Well, auf wiedersehen.

Germany doesn't allow homeschooling. For anyone. We should probably invade the country and make sure they do things the way we want.

Dave Lane 03-27-2013 08:27 PM

So they are seeking Political Asylum from Germany because they don't allow home schooling. Holy shit.

Oh the humanity!! LMAO

Prison Bitch 03-27-2013 08:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cosmo20002 (Post 9534289)
Well, auf wiedersehen.

Germany doesn't allow homeschooling. For anyone. We should probably invade the country and make sure they do things the way we want.

So, back to the story. Do you think the Democrats should be deporting law-abiding families?

Dave Lane 03-27-2013 08:29 PM

Stupidest idea ever!

Prison Bitch 03-27-2013 08:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dave Lane (Post 9534309)
Stupidest idea ever!

I agree it's stupid. I wonder if immigration groups will take on the Obama administration for being so intolerant.

cosmo20002 03-27-2013 08:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Prison Bitch (Post 9534304)
So, back to the story. Do you think the Democrats should be deporting law-abiding families?

If said family was incorrectly granted asylum because they didn't like their country's non-discriminatory home-schooling law, then yes.

LiveSteam 03-27-2013 08:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Prison Bitch (Post 9534314)
I agree it's stupid. I wonder if immigration groups will take on the Obama administration for being so intolerant.

Are Unicorns & gold at the end of the rainbow

Easy 6 03-27-2013 08:41 PM

"Counteract the development of religious and philosophically motivated parallel societies"

Wow... you vill submit to the government approved collective mind, free thought and individualism are strictly verboten!

Holder officially confirmed himself as having no american with values with this decision.

Dave Lane 03-27-2013 08:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Prison Bitch (Post 9534314)
I agree it's stupid. I wonder if immigration groups will take on the Obama administration for being so intolerant.

This is just stupid, next someone from France will want asylum in the US because they don't sell 1/4 lbers there.

Or a Mexican family will want asylum because they is no Pace Picante Sauce there. They are taking advantage of the law and possibly denying a family in real need of getting political asylum.

LiveSteam 03-27-2013 08:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by scott free (Post 9534330)
"Counteract the development of religious and philosophically motivated parallel societies"

Wow... you vill submit to the government approved collective mind, free thought and individualism are strictly verboten!

Holder officially confirmed himself as having no american with values with this decision.

In before Cumquat//LINK :D

Dave Lane 03-27-2013 08:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by scott free (Post 9534330)
"Counteract the development of religious and philosophically motivated parallel societies"

Wow... you vill submit to the government approved collective mind, free thought and individualism are strictly verboten!

Holder officially confirmed himself as having no american with values with this decision.

Do you have this post available in English or do I need to press "1"

Easy 6 03-27-2013 08:52 PM

What is it that you're unclear about, Dave?

Dave Lane 03-27-2013 09:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by scott free (Post 9534367)
What is it that you're unclear about, Dave?

What does this mean:

Holder officially confirmed himself as having no american with values with this decision.


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