Brainwashing of children to reject notions of individual liberty in favor of collectivist ideology has always been crucial to the progressive agenda. This is why Hitler era laws against homeschooling are still on the books in Germany, the land that produced modern socialism. Escaping from Germany to America isn’t as effective as it once was:
A family homeschooling safely in rural Tennessee may be forced to return to their native Germany, where the parents likely face huge fines and criminal penalties, and could lose custody of their five school-age children.
Uwe and Hannelore Romeike are looking to the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to give them permanent refugee status. But Attorney General Eric Holder is disputing their case, arguing Germany’s ban on homeschooling fails to violate the family’s fundamental rights.
The Romeikes fled Germany in 2008 after authorities fined them thousands in euros and forcibly took their children because they homeschool. In 2010, a U.S. immigration judge granted the Romeikes political asylum—the first time this status was granted based on compulsory schooling laws. The judge found the family has legitimate fear of persecution in Germany, where a small group of Christian homeschooling families have already been jailed, fined, and stripped of their children.
But the Department of Homeland Security immediately disputed the judge’s decision.
That would be the same DHS that has participated in rolling out a wide red carpet for any Third Worlder who wants to sneak into the country illegally to sign up for welfare. Unsurprisingly, Obama’s Department of Social Justice concurs that confiscating children because you want to educate them yourself instead of subjecting them to morally depraved indoctrination does not violate a fundamental liberty.
Uwe says the uncertainty they face now hardly compares to the fear of “waking up with the police at your front door, there to take your children … not knowing if you will ever get them back.”
Hitler may have lost the war; but as a totalitarian oligarchical collectivist, he is winning the peace.
Meanwhile, Obama has declared that an economy already staggering under the weight of our bloated government will soon be forced to finance universal government preschool. The earlier brainwashing is initiated, the more certain it is to take hold. A ban on homeschooling in this country is only a couple more disastrous elections away.
On tips from Amy L and Varla.