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German homeschoolers granted US political asylum
WVLT TV ^ | 1/26/10 | Associated Press

Posted on 01/26/2010 8:35:05 PM PST by girlangler

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A German couple who fled to Tennessee so they could homeschool their children have been granted political asylum by a U.S. immigration judge.

The decision, announced Tuesday in Memphis, clears the way for Uwe Romeike, his wife and five children to stay in Morristown, Tenn., where they have been living since 2008.

German state constitutions require children to attend public or private schools, and parents can face fines or prison time if they don't comply.

Romeike, an evangelical Christian, said he believes German curriculum is "against Christian values."

Attorney Mike Donnelly of the Home School Legal Defense Association advocacy group said he hopes the ruling will influence public opinion in Germany.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


TOPICS: Education; Religion; Society
KEYWORDS: education; family; germany; homeschool; homeschooling; religion
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1 posted on 01/26/2010 8:35:07 PM PST by girlangler
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To: Grammy; jazusamo

I will not be up to comment (gotta go to bed, have an appointment in the morning) but I heard this on the local news and thought you all might want to share it with the many homeschoolers on this site.


2 posted on 01/26/2010 8:37:17 PM PST by girlangler (Fish Fear Me)
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To: girlangler

It’s good that the US has given them asylum, but it’s sad when people are now having to seek political asylum from Europe.


3 posted on 01/26/2010 8:38:46 PM PST by highlander_UW (There's a storm coming - little kid at a Mexican gas station in The Terminator)
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To: girlangler

LOL... this is going to piss off the libs in so many different ways.


4 posted on 01/26/2010 8:41:38 PM PST by Ronin
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To: girlangler

Welcome to Uwe Romeike, his wife and five children. You are safe now!


5 posted on 01/26/2010 8:42:27 PM PST by FormerACLUmember (The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule. - H. L. Menken.)
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To: girlangler

Didn’t we get our inspiration for compulsory government schooling from the Germans?

I think it goes back to Luther himself.


6 posted on 01/26/2010 8:42:36 PM PST by secretagent
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To: girlangler

This is good news


7 posted on 01/26/2010 8:44:28 PM PST by GeronL (http://tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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To: FormerACLUmember

Safe?

relatively speaking. heh


8 posted on 01/26/2010 8:45:10 PM PST by GeronL (http://tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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To: Clintonfatigued; BillyBoy; fieldmarshaldj; Arthur Wildfire! March

German homeschoolers in TN granted political asylum.


9 posted on 01/26/2010 8:49:20 PM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN | NO "INDIVIDUAL MANDATE"!!!!!!!)
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To: highlander_UW

Honestly, this is how this country was founded - migration of a few hardy souls due to religious intolerance in Europe. History repeats itself.


10 posted on 01/26/2010 8:51:45 PM PST by IDRATHERNOT
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To: secretagent

We have compulsory schooling, not compulsory “government” schooling.


11 posted on 01/26/2010 8:56:49 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: girlangler

Good news, thanks for the ping!


12 posted on 01/26/2010 8:58:26 PM PST by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: girlangler

“Immigration we can believe in.” In a few decades, when Muslims become dominant in Europe, we may be facing an avalanche of Christian refugees.


13 posted on 01/26/2010 9:01:00 PM PST by hellbender
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To: Vor Lady

Woot, etc.


14 posted on 01/26/2010 9:01:12 PM PST by LongElegantLegs (Raise the fanged and warlike mistress, stern, impassive, weaponed mistress...)
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To: girlangler

Praise the Lord!!!


15 posted on 01/26/2010 9:01:25 PM PST by rae4palin (islam is of the devil)
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To: girlangler

bttt


16 posted on 01/26/2010 9:09:34 PM PST by TEXOKIE (Anarchy IS the strategy of the forces of darkness!)
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To: highlander_UW

We’ve been the destination of choice for those seeking asylum from the disfunctions that have periodically swept through Europe, I hope we can remain that way for a long time.


17 posted on 01/26/2010 9:11:56 PM PST by eclecticEel (The Most High rules in the kingdom of men ... and sets over it the basest of men.)
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To: girlangler

Unexpected happy news.


18 posted on 01/26/2010 9:14:43 PM PST by BinaryBoy (Stuck with a RINO? Donate to a different district.)
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To: girlangler
absolutely amazing. look for the aclu or something to intervene on behalf of germany.

And don't forget this...


19 posted on 01/26/2010 9:25:02 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (denial springs eternal.)
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To: eclecticEel; IDRATHERNOT
IDRATHERNOT: Honestly, this is how this country was founded - migration of a few hardy souls due to religious intolerance in Europe. History repeats itself.

eclecticEel: We’ve been the destination of choice for those seeking asylum from the disfunctions that have periodically swept through Europe, I hope we can remain that way for a long time.

You both had similar responses, which were both quite true. And I agree, this nation needs to remain the refuge it has always been. A refuge for people looking to become part of what is here...with the desire to work and make America even better than when they got here. To make their mark and place in America something their children can be proud of.

And note, these people did it the legal way. I'm surprised liberals aren't clamboring to throw them out of the country as they're both legal and Christian.

20 posted on 01/26/2010 9:35:42 PM PST by highlander_UW (There's a storm coming - little kid at a Mexican gas station in The Terminator)
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