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Parents have no 'right' to homeschool their kids, says Justice Department

(NaturalNews) Individual liberty is being burned at the stake, as governments set fire to people natural rights. This time it has everything to do with homeschooling.

It all started in Germany. Uwe and Hannelore Romeike were raising their five children in the German state of Baden-Wurttemberg, when they decided to remove their children from the public education system. In 2006, the Romeike's illegally withdrew their children from the German public schools system and began homeschooling. Believing that the public education system was undermining their Christian faith, the Romeike's began breaking the law and teaching their kids at home. By exercising their natural rights, the Romeikes were fined over $10,000 by the German government and at one point their children were forcefully removed from their home. In 2010, after getting their children back, they chose to flee Germany and move to the United States.

Finding freedom in the US, only to be challenged again, this time by the US.

Upon arrival in Tennessee, the Romeikes were granted asylum. A federal judge rebuked the German policy and ruled that the Romeike's had a reasonable fear of persecution for their personal beliefs if they returned to Germany.

Nothing much was said about the issue until the Obama's Administration's Department of Justice got involved.

Attorney General, Eric Holder came out and opposed the federal court ruling, siding with the German government. He pleaded that the Romeike's be denied their asylum.


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After reading this hypocrisy, there is not much to say.

Reading this story makes me now believe that David Icke's "Reptilian Shapeshifters" will eventually be proven correct. We have been invaded.



We are often preaching to the choir here on Daily Paul.

As we are often preaching to the choir here on Daily Paul, I'd like to know if there is anyone here who thinks home schooling is "crazy". I'd really like to meet that person, because I actually have never met them.

Can anyone on here explain to me how home schooling your child may violate their ethical/moral/societal entitlement to a good education?

Do you think it can hinder their social growth or prospects to gain entrance into a university, public or private?

Really, my question is, why do you think Eric Holder is a better teacher than you are, or the people who write home schooling curriculum?

Do you view it as trading one form of indoctrination for another?

What if your child was severely disabled? Would you still be against home schooling?

How would home schooling differ from having your child being taught at a private school, such as a Catholic elementary school?

In what ways can the teacher be wrong, if they conceived of the child?

What if the child's parents have more resources than the state, due to their social standing, to provide a superior education?

What if the child's parents are scientists, doctors, or educators themselves?

Do you view this as a valid assessment: First we let them grope us at the airport now they can tell us what to teach our kids. Why or why not?

Does this look like a homework assignment?

I believe that society has no say over education,

and that the state neither has, not is to have interest in it. Like Ron Paul says, the state's job is to protect life, liberty, and property.

Parents have the right to determine their child's education or lack of it. Yes, lack of it. Some kids will have the misfortune to be born to parents who lack understanding about the value of education, and so be it. Most all parents are foolish about some aspect of life and rearing children, and that's just the way it is.

Abe Lincoln's father didn't believe that he needed to learn to read, but he did anyway, and went after the education he wanted when he was able. Others can do the same, and they do.

They are right it isn't

It is a liberty that is so fundamentally moral that a right to justify govt protection, nor a power to justify govt intrusion is required, simply stay out of our way and we will homeschool our children the way we see fit. This is a clear violation of all the amendments, 1st, 3rd, 4th, 13th, ect, the language should be ridden from even discussing govt interference! That's our remedy

A true flower can not blossom without sunlight and a true man can not live without love.

Communist Scum

The communists clearly see this as fight worth having to further their agenda of state control and diminish the prospects of the US remaining a sanctuary for freedom.


in order to control the people they MUST take control of the children. They know this, and we should know it's here. It's been happening more and more quickly.

"Endless money forms the sinews of war." - Cicero, www.freedomshift.blogspot.com

Have No Right?

I love how these maniacs think they own your child. I know people from High School who were a bunch of Morons & now they are teaching at my local schools. Public school is a joke. I am glad I don't have kids.

"they"(those hellbent on outlawing homeschooling/parental right)

...don't want "parallel societies"...

In other words, we learn our history and Constitutional rights from THEM.


By the way, where did my children come from? Oh, that's right; Psalm 127:3 tells me...I think I'll obey Him, not "them"!


Wow. Scary. I would like to see Holder's actual quote in context if anyone knows where it is.

Also, how does the 14th amendment guarantee homeschooling?

Maybe I need refreshing here,

Maybe I need refreshing here, but remind me if it was Hitler that wanted the kids sent away to government schools for indoctrination?

To climb the mountain, you must believe you can.

Dont forget to add Lenin to

Dont forget to add Lenin to that list:

"Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted." - Vladimir Lenin

We all share this eternally evolving present moment- The past and future only exist as inconsequential mental fabrications.

Why Homeschooling?

There can be many reasons for homeschooling your own children other than not wanting your children taught in a biased setting. There are a lot of drugs in schools these days. Girls, in particular, are often handled and/or mistreated by boys in the school. Your children will learn more in a setting without distractions, such as the social agenda that is prevalent in most upper grade schools. And if they attend continuation school because they learn better without those distractions, they are stigmatized. A parent won't have to suffer as much germ-sharing of their children if they are home-schooled. You can provide the social interaction you deem appropriate for your children. It helps keep a family close. If a parent has a job where they move frequently, homeschooling provides more of a stability for the child. The state still dictates what academic learning is mandated. The children still have to pass certain tests. I'm glad to see homeschooling gaining more families. In the days when this Country was more about farming, the parents often resisted "allowing" their children to go to school. A compromised was reached whereby the children didn't attend school during the harvesting season because the family needed to work together to make ends meet. Hence the three week summer vacation.

Home school allows parents to choose

the bias they prefer, since there is no such thing as neutrality in education.