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‘We have the power to take your kids away’ (Germany vs. homeschoolers)
TheLocal.de ^ | 26 Sep 2013 08:50 CET | Caitlan Carroll

Posted on 09/26/2013 1:02:43 PM PDT by Olog-hai

At a home-school community meeting deep in the woods of Baden-Württemberg, children kick around balls and parents grill sausages while chatting about their latest run-ins with the state.

An American woman who just gives her name as “Teri” says she and her German husband started home-schooling their two daughters so they could learn both English and German. “We want them to be fluent in both languages, in both cultures and in both politics,” she says.

But when local authorities discovered their daughters were not going to school, Teri and her husband received a letter demanding they enroll them. “The letter said we can fine you tens of thousands of euros. We can take your children away from you. We have the power to do this, and we have the power to do that,” Teri says. “It was very frightening.” …

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Germany; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: homeschooling; hslda; romeikes; statism

1 posted on 09/26/2013 1:02:43 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

The power of the gun


2 posted on 09/26/2013 1:04:01 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Olog-hai

Deutschland,Deutschland uber Alles, government over the family over the rights of parents, hell sounds just like the Demoncrat plan for America


3 posted on 09/26/2013 1:07:26 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Olog-hai

Teri should move here to North Dakota or another red state


4 posted on 09/26/2013 1:07:48 PM PDT by Viennacon (S)
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To: Olog-hai
Leave Nazi country immediately.
5 posted on 09/26/2013 1:08:40 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: GeronL

One thing American leftists are super reluctant to admit -
everything they want to do requires a gun be pointed at someone’s head.


6 posted on 09/26/2013 1:09:23 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: MrB

bump


7 posted on 09/26/2013 1:10:14 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Olog-hai
Nothing new in Germany. Your kids all belong to the state.

hitler youth photo: hitler youth hitler_youth2.jpg

hitler youth photo: Hitlerjugend Hitlerjugend.jpg

hitler youth photo: Hitler Youth blogShowFileimage1184786022.jpg

8 posted on 09/26/2013 1:10:43 PM PDT by MeganC (A gun is like a parachute. If you need one, and don't have one, you'll never need one again.)
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To: MrB

Win!


9 posted on 09/26/2013 1:12:51 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Prioritize!)
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To: Tax-chick

Well, I guess the more things change, the more they stay the same.

Freaking Nazis.


10 posted on 09/26/2013 1:21:24 PM PDT by LibsRJerks
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To: Olog-hai

That’s why they were in love with Hitler. Apparently, there’s some latent Nazism waiting to express itself in the current German government.


11 posted on 09/26/2013 1:21:42 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Mastador1

Power is such a corrupting influence it matters not the country, race, culture but it is universally corrupting and that is exactly why the Founders of the USA wanted a limited government and we have been too stupid, too lazy, for too long and now we are the mercy of the ruling elite.

What remains of the 2nd Amendment is not sufficient to stop the power hungry ruling elite and they know it.


12 posted on 09/26/2013 1:23:17 PM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam! 969)
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To: Olog-hai

Ein Volk, ein Reich, ein Fuhrer.


13 posted on 09/26/2013 1:23:40 PM PDT by vbmoneyspender
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To: LibsRJerks

The laws they are using against homeschooling families date to the 1930s. All authoritarian statists know that control of education is absolutely critical.


14 posted on 09/26/2013 1:30:48 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Prioritize!)
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To: Olog-hai

“We have the power to take your kids away”

Yeah, my grandparents knew all about that. At least they snuck them out before they were murdered.


15 posted on 09/26/2013 1:33:47 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: txrefugee

It’s a very paternalistic society. I don’t know about the generation that is in their early 20s right now. But 20 years ago, though they were very very filled with guilt about their grandparents’ generation, the young people were still very divided between bully and weakling, most people with intense social fears and slavish followers. Fathers are still people of great power and engendering fear and obedience. It’s changed somewhat but it’s slow. While I love my German friends, you can still see the paternalistic, follower-ish characteristic of the culture.


16 posted on 09/26/2013 1:39:31 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: GeronL

The power of the gun

The power of the government only gun!

There I fixed it for you!


17 posted on 09/26/2013 1:51:27 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: Olog-hai

Germans never seem to be able to completely kick the Nazi habit do they! “ YOU VILL EAT ZEE SAUSAGES UND YOU VILL LIKE ZEM!”


18 posted on 09/26/2013 1:54:05 PM PDT by vette6387 (i)
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To: Viennacon

“Teri should move here to North Dakota or another red state”

To Bismarck?


19 posted on 09/26/2013 1:58:22 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: Yaelle

Fathers are supposed to be head of the family, but not abusing their power.


20 posted on 09/26/2013 1:58:33 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: VanDeKoik

*snicker*


21 posted on 09/26/2013 2:04:03 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Prioritize!)
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To: Olog-hai

Nazis.


22 posted on 09/26/2013 2:28:19 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: Olog-hai

Um, let’s cut Germany a little slack on this. You remember that Hitler guy, right. I think the Germans have a right to be a little sensitive about what sort of ideas might get crammed into a kid’s head after that Hitlerjugen camp out. I’m not condoning the attack on home schooling, just saying that there’s a pretty damned good reason why there are laws on the books in Germany about keeping nazism there throttled back to zero, which includes making sure that Germany’s children know and understand what was done by their great grandparents.


23 posted on 09/26/2013 5:16:38 PM PDT by Yollopoliuhqui
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To: Yollopoliuhqui

That is a very confused response. What exactly do you want the government of Germany to have slack cut for them over, if not this issue? This is a statist position in and of itself; there is no excuse.

Also, do yourself a favor and learn some history.


24 posted on 09/26/2013 5:38:02 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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