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Obama's DOJ Targets Religious Freedom, Again

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Obama's DOJ targets religious freedom, again. Argues gov't knows better than parents what benefits children

The Obama administration has launched another challenge to the rights of individuals to act on their religious beliefs, this time focusing on a family of homeschoolers.

The administration already has argued in legal cases against the Obamacare contraceptive mandate that religious business owners can be forced to pay for abortifacients for their workers in violation of their religious beliefs.

Repeatedly, the government has referenced its dedication to the freedom of “worship,” altering the First Amendment’s assurances of freedom of religion.

Now comes a case in which the administration is seeking to return a family of homeschoolers to Germany, where they likely would be persecuted for their religious objections to the mandatory public school system.

Attorneys for the Justice Department are arguing before the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that a government has every right to demand that parents send their children to public schools, even if the schools’ teaching conflicts with the family’s religious beliefs.

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A lot of good information...

http://www.vcyamerica.org/blog/2013/02/20/u-s-home-school-fr...

Air Date: February 20, 2013Host: Jim SchneiderGuest: Michael FerrisListen: MP3 |Order CDMichael Ferris is the Founder and Chairman of the Home School Legal Defense Association. He is also the Chancellor of Patrick Henry College. This Crosstalk details the case of the Romeike family of Germany, a home schooling family seeking permanent asylum status in the U.S. and the implications this case may have on home schooling families throughout our nation.The Romeike family went to German authorities to let them know of their desire to home school their children and the government came at them with the full force of the law via threats of fines and criminal prosecution. When the family persisted in the face of this persecution, a caravan of armed officers came to pick up the children and forcibly take them to the public schools.Eventually the Romeike’s came to the U.S. on a regular tourist application but as soon as they arrived they applied for asylum. The first judge ruled in their favor but the Obama administration appealed that decision to a higher immigration board. That board agreed with the administration which led the H.S.L.D.A. to appeal this decision on behalf of the family. The case now resides with the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, the second highest court in the U.S.

(as I've mentioned.many times...we DPers could be calling into VCY's Crosstalk program to IMPACT.and educate their listenership.AWAY from the neo-con agenda.fueled by Islamophobia for.Israel, and towards cleaning up OUR nation first!)

Michael Nystrom's picture

That was a misleading headline, so I changed it.

The title 6th Circuit Court of Appeals Rules Home Schooling Illegal is not true.

This is a pending case. The court has not ruled. The DOJ is arguing that the homeschoolers from Germany should be deported, because they don't qualify for asylum here in the US.

Attorneys for the Justice Department are arguing before the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that a government has every right to demand that parents send their children to public schools, even if the schools’ teaching conflicts with the family’s religious beliefs.

There is nothing about a ruling.

Please don't post misleading headlines like this in the future. It doesn't serve anything.

The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance. - Alan Watts

THANK YOU Michael, I was

THANK YOU Michael, I was about to speak out... I doubt some of these posts are read before they post them.

From my understanding. This case is about a German family that left Germany because they had been fined for home schooling their children. They sought asylum in the US. They were denied and appealed. They argued that they should not be sent back to Germany because of religious freedom. The US Government argues that they do not qualify for asylum.

This has to do with whether or not the GERMAN family qualifies for asylum here in the US> Nothing to do with US homeschooling.

Now, with respect to the following: "There are two major portions of constitutional rights of citizens—fundamental liberties and equal protection. The U.S. Attorney General has said this about homeschooling. There is no fundamental liberty to homeschool. So long as a government bans homeschooling broadly and equally, there is no violation of your rights."

That may be another story, but I would like soem clarification on that statement. Most of these articles are pro-home-school.

And yes, there are too many misleading and erroneous headlines. I know you don't have that much time to correct them all.

If you disagree with me on anything you are not a real libertarian...

Michael Nystrom's picture

What?

Seriously?

The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance. - Alan Watts

This is appalling.

They were granted asylum and are now being sent back? Some asylum - "You are safe now, from everyone but us."
People need to start having black market babies. and I don't mean sell them, just have them at home and don't get birth certificates.

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