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President Barack Obama Against Homeschooling? (2013)

(On "FOX and Friends")

Well, I had missed that one :


http://youtu.be/4EQLrvDdi64

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Since we're just past MLK day - I'll throw this in:

Martin Luther King, in his famous "Letter from the Birmingham Jail," called on all Americans to actively but peacefully oppose laws that were morally wrong. King wrote:

"There are just laws and there are unjust laws. I would agree with St. Augustine that an unjust law is no law at all... One who breaks an unjust law must do it openly, lovingly...I submit that an individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and willingly accepts the penalty by staying in jail to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the very highest respect for law."

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One of the simplest truth

Martin Luther King told one of the simplest truth in that statement, in my opinion.

I do hope that enough people of this country can still see it today, for their present, and their near, and farther future.

Thank you for the refresher.

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I'd like

I'd like to see the President's statement saying no one has the right to homeschool. This family knew that homeschooling was illegal in Germany and what the penalty was. They were warned a number of times, so this might be a case of civil disobedience and with any civil disobedience you have to assume that you may face the penalty of the crime you've committed. Don't misunderstand me, I homeschool my kids, I believe we should have that right. But we currently do and Germany doesn't. They should have moved and then homeschooled. Again I'd like to see the President's statement regarding our right to homeschool, I've heard this rumor but never seen an official statement.

What makes me most nervous

What makes me most nervous about this is that the justice department apparently "overruled" (according to this http://www.inquisitr.com/1086173/romeike-family-asylum-new-b... article) a court decision. How is it that the justice department overrules a court case? Isn't there a separation of powers in this country, or are we going down the tubes faster than I thought? I am sure that this is on a slippery slope, I just can't tell whether its the bottom or the top.

POTUS?

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My name is OZ and I approve of this message :D

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Note:

Note:

edited the title. This story was from last year, or started last year anyway.

Still.

How did America reply to that?

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Ahhhhhhh... I see how that works now!

Ahhhhhhh... I see how that works now!

"No one has a right to home school anywhere" your POTUS said...

We are granted our rights by our Daddy / Boss / King Obama II.

Okay, got it!

Thanks for the tip, "FOX and Friends".

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"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius