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German Homeschool Family Can Stay

Written by Gary North on May 20, 2014

A family that fled Germany in order to homeschool their children was about to be deported by the Department of Homeland Security.

Now the DHS has reversed its stand. The family may remain in Tennessee.

Homeschooling has been illegal in Germany for a century. The German state does not want competition for control over the minds of children. The U.S. Department of Justice agrees.

Last March the Home School Legal Defense Fund (HSLDF), the organization defending the Romeikes, created a White House petition asking President Obama to protect the family’s asylum. Obama declined to respond, but his Department of Justice sure went on the offensive.

In its June 26, 2013, brief to the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, Obama’s DOJ essentially argued that the German government is right to take children away from their parents and force them into government schools because “teaching tolerance to children of all backgrounds helps to develop the ability to interact as a fully functioning citizen of Germany.”

Tolerance, yes. Tolerance of the state, not tolerance by the state.

We can be sure that the DoJ has the same view of public schools in the USA, but it knows it cannot enforce this view here.

The DoJ did not reverse itself. The DHS did.

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11 thoughts on “German Homeschool Family Can Stay

  1. peleus212 says:

    Wonder how long it is going to be before the 'State' outlaws that here?

  2. What Gary shows is that the DOJ gets sweaty palms just ANTICIPATING more statism (enslavement) of education and the family. It uses “tolerance” to implement intolerance!

  3. Wow, what an indictment of our state school system!!
    1) The Germans are the ones we got the idea of "public" schools from in the first place. It's a masterful scheme for indoctrination
    2) By this ruling, the DHS even admits this
    3) In its statement, the DOJ and Obama administration come right out and claim that the purpose of public education is to indoctrinate students in social values the PTB regards as important–in this case, "tolerance". Implication: Homeschoolers are not being taught "tolerance", and maybe are even being taught intolerance!!

  4. Arshloch says:

    The DOJ is incorrect. It is, under 'the high holder', actually the DOIJ or the department of injustice.

  5. ken1lutheran says:

    That would require the Supreme Court overturning a whole string of cases involving people from a whole bunch of different religions. At different times such diverse religious bodies as the Roman Catholics, the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, the Amish and the Jehovah's Witnesses have gone to court and won. Any effort to ban it would be almost impossible.

  6. podunk1 says:

    Holder is the beholder of injustice, lawlessness, and treason. WEBSTER’S DICTIONARY (1967) defines TREASON as “any attempt to overthrow the government of a state to which one owes allegiance”.

  7. Real American says:

    No worries. It'll all come out in the war–Civil War II, the second American Revolution, the war to restore the Republic. Call it whatever you want. Let's just get on with it.

  8. Robert What? says:

    just a guess – some mid level bureaucrat at the DHS who hasn’t yet had all the humanity crushed out of them yet took pity on the family.

  9. Guest 1 says:

    Good. We have to make sure that nobody changes their minds.

  10. Guest 1 says:

    The aim is indoctrination, to create internal controls that support the State.

    Everything else is secondary.

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