Uwe and Hannelore Romeike came to the United States in 2008 seeking political asylum. They fled their German homeland in the face of religious persecution for homeschooling their children.
They wanted to live in a country where they could raise their children in accordance with their Christian beliefs.
The Romeikes were initially given asylum, but the Obama administration objected – claiming that German laws that outlaw homeschooling do not constitute persecution.
Please, Mr. President, have mercy on this Christian family. They came to our shores longing to be free.
“The goal in Germany is for an open, pluralistic society,” the Justice Department wrote in a legal brief last year. “Teaching tolerance to children of all backgrounds helps to develop the ability to interact as a fully functioning citizen in Germany.”
On Monday, the Supreme Court declined to hear the Romeike’s appeal – paving the way for the Christian family of eight to be deported.
“I think this is a part of the Obama administration’s overall campaign to crush religious freedom in this country,” said Michael Farris, chairman of the Home School Legal Defense Association. His organization is representing family.
But wait, there’s more!
After fighting every step of the way, after appealing and winning every time, the Department of Homeland Security has now decided that it will grant the Romeike family “indefinite deferred status” which means that they will not be deported unless they are committed of a crime.
Why would a government do such a thing? Why would a government lead you to the gallows and then suddenly decide to spare you? That’s because the Obama administration has bigger fish to fry.
Now that they have the Supreme Court on their side, they can go to work destroying religious freedom for Americans too. They know that most conservative Christians will nod off to sleep now, and they can quietly and without notice go to work. Eric Holder has stated that homeschooling is not a fundamental right. In other words, you don’t have the right to decide the education and upbringing of your children. The Supreme Court has now given that belief the green light. All the Obama administration has to do now is to go to work restricting and destroying the freedoms you have to homeschool. If you think they’re going to stop at homeschooling, you’re wrong. Don’t think that this isn’t important to you if you’re not a homeschooler.
This is not the time to relax and nod off. We must remain awake and vigilant. Our government has not set this issue aside. This is just one step of the very long process to slowly destroy our freedoms.