Skip to comments.DOJ: Governments can punish homeschoolers
Posted on 07/03/2013 2:01:46 PM PDT by lowbridge
The U.S. Department of Justice has revealed in a court filing it agrees with the philosophy of the German government that bureaucrats can punish homeschooling parents.
The agency contended parental rights to keep children free from instruction that violates faith essentially are negligible when the governments goal is an open society.
The arguments were made in a pleading before the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that urges the judges to send a German homeschooling family, the Romeikes, back to Germany where members likely would face persecution.
The goal in Germany is for an open, pluralistic society, wrote the governments pleading, signed by Senior Litigation Counsel Robert N. Markle in Washington.
German law, he argued, requires attendance at government schools, and punishment is levied against anyone failing to comply, even due to religious objections.
His argument to the appellate court cited a German court decision, which stated: The general public has a justified interest in counteracting the development of religiously or philosophically motivated parallel societies and in integrating minorities in this area. Integration does not only require that the majority of the population does not exclude religious or ideological minorities, but, in fact, that these minorities do not segregate themselves and that they do not close themselves off to a dialogue with dissenters and people of other beliefs. Dialogue with such minorities is an enrichment for an open pluralistic society. The learning and practicing of this in the sense of experienced tolerance is an important lesson right from the elementary school stage. The presence of a broad spectrum of convictions in a classroom can sustainably develop the ability of all pupils in being tolerant and exercising the dialogue that is a basic requirement of democratic decision-making process.
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The entire Justice department from that bastard Holder on down is in rebellion against the First Amendment.
This has got to stop.
This entire administration has to go - NOW.
Citizens can punish the government, too.
Tomorrow would be more fitting.
“governments goal is an open society. “
That’s NOT the purpose of government.
Eric Holder should spend the rest of his life in a federal penitentiary.
“Citizens can punish the government, too.”
I think all those guns sales and preppings have been towards that goal.
Speechless. And I home educated my kids for 13 years.
totalitarian insanity.... third world dictator
And Egypt just showed us the people can punish their tyrant leaders.
It would not surprise me if the DO”J” burnt them
alive in their homes and their schools all across
America — the Holder way(TM).
Jew vill fit in zhe box ve hav provided or jew vill be DESTRRROYED!
And the German government said it similarly.
No sequester at the Department of Religious Persecution.
Holder has some experience in that area.
He was the guy responsible for Waco.
Poignant criticism — good reference to Waco, TX.
Doesn't that interfere with the muslim education goals in Germany?
This was Holder's doing, so he has experience wrangling people out of the country.
This is not Germany! Why do you think this family is here?
Will this precedent affect US home schoolers!
So the will of the US Government is to persecute those that want freewill and come here to have basic freedom!
A sad state of affairs!
Only one thought comes to mind for me.
A song by the band Queensryche titled “Revolution Calling”....
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