Eric Holder wins Romeike Case, Then says he Didn’t Mean It

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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.

via Team Obama wins fight to have Christian home-school family deported | Fox News.

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.

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Education, Government, Gun Control, Guns, Homeschool

My Tweets for January 11, 2014

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Judge takes Children Hostage so Family Cannot #Homeschool

English: Childlike simplicity. — Can you tell ...

A shocking ruling has come from a judge in Germany where the children were taken from the parents and custody given to the State because the family chose to home educate their children.  (Home education is not legal in Germany.)  This is not to be confused with the Romeike family who moved to the United States several years ago seeking asylum.  They too home educated in Germany and were threatened to have their children taken by the State.

The Wunderlich children were returned to their home after the family agreed to put the children in State run school.  After a period of time, the family asked for custody of the children be returned to the parents.  Listen up folks, because this is what I think is more shocking than any part of this.  The judge refused to return custody of the children to the parents in fear that they might leave the country in order to move to another country (such as France) where they could legally home educate their children.  Yes, that is right.  This judge and the German government are holding these children hostage so the family cannot leave the country even though the judge said in his ruling that the children were “ academically proficient, well-adjusted socially and without educational deficiencies.”  Still, this judge said that, “he was horrified by homeschooling.”

The judge, in his ruling, said that even though the Wunderlich children were academically proficient, well-adjusted socially and without educational deficiencies, he was horrified by homeschooling.

Malkmus compared homeschooling to having the children wear a straitjacket and said he had to make sure the children remained in Germany so they would be integrated into society.

He feared “the children would grow up in a parallel society without having learned to be integrated or to have a dialogue with those who think differently and facing them in the sense of practicing tolerance.”

Such treatment, he warned would be “concrete endangerment to the wellbeing of the child.”

If you think that there aren’t people in the United States that wouldn’t like to go to these measures to keep you from home educating your children, you are wrong.  We must remain vigilant.  Be aware of what is going on in your State and your country.  Keep in contact with your legislators and stay on your knees.

via Judge: Homeschooling a ‘concrete endangerment’ to kids.

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Homeschoolers say treatment ‘inhuman, cold, brutal’

There’s no doubt that we live in the greatest country in the world.  Despite the fact that our economy stinks and our president is very ineffective, this is still the best place on earth.

Organizers say home education is the fastest growing form of basic education around the world today, and has surprised researchers with its excellent results and left university admissions officers amazed.

It’s recognized as a right by the Universal Declaration on Human Rights, the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, the United Nations International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

So why is it still outlawed in Germany and why in the conference going to be held there – roughly the equivalent of having a tea party rally on the front lawn of the Obama White House or a GOP event in the middle of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte over recent days?

Homeschoolers say treatment ‘inhuman, cold, brutal’.