Skip to comments.Why Every American Parent Should Follow the Romeike Case
Posted on 04/25/2013 5:57:29 PM PDT by annalex
The Romeikes, an evangelical Christian homeschool family, fled their native Germany in 2008 after uniformed police officers came to their house and forcibly dragged their children to government-run schools.
Soon afterward, the Romeikes sought asylum in the United States where they could follow their religious convictions and educate their children at home. They were granted refugee status in the U.S. by immigration judge, Lawrence O. Burman.
In his decision, Burman took the German government to task for their oppressive policy of persecuting homeschoolers by stating that the German policy is repellent to everything we believe in as Americans. Judge Burman observed that the rights being denied the Romeikes were basic human rights that no country has a right to violate.
Unfortunately, after just two months, the Justice Departments Board of Immigration Appeals overturned Judge Burmans decision, contending that Germanys ban on homeschooling doesnt violate the Romeikes human rights.
In essence the Obama administration is persecuting this family for following the same track that millions of our forefathers did: seeking freedom in America where they can pursue religious freedom and educate their children without government interference.
As this story has gained traction in the mainstream media, many average Americans are asking themselves why they should care about one obscure, German, Christian homeschooling family. Perhaps the bigger question Americans should ask is why the Obama administration, via the Justice Department and Attorney General, which is funded by our tax dollars, is investing excessive effort to export a harmless family that came into the country legally as refugees?
The Obama Administration has stonewalled the deportation of the presidents own uncle, even after he was brought up under drunk driving charges. The administration also welcomes illegal immigrants (sorry AP, for not jumping on the PC bandwagon) who circumvent the court system and rewards them with nearly all the benefits of full citizenship a drivers license, public education, healthcare and a voters registration card.
Meanwhile the Romeike family gets pushed to the front of the ICE deportation line for seeking the fundamental freedom to raise and educate their children according to their faith.
In his oral statement, Judge Burman argued, Homeschoolers are a particular social group that the German government is trying to suppress. This family has a well-founded fear of persecution therefore they are eligible for asylum.
In its appeal, the ICE argued that the United States government does in fact have the authority to prohibit homeschooling. While this assertion alone should send chills up the back of every homeschool family, it shouldnt necessarily surprise us. For years, statists have been trying to loosen the parental grip on children and herd them into the collective (channeling MSNBCs Melissa Harris-Perry).
In a nutshell, in their argument to deport the Romeikes back to Germany where they face fines, possible jail time, and even removal of their children, the Obama Administration is saying something very profound about parents rights to homeschool their own children, and parents rights in general.
So for American parents who do not believe that a deportation case against a religious homeschooling family directly impacts you think again. The Obama Administrations effort to undermine parental rights to educate our children is just one degree of separation from dismantling every other parental right. Parental control extends beyond academic choices. It includes the right to choose what we feed our children and the right to refuse medical procedures such as vaccines.
Reusing my fledgling Monarchy ping.
My Resist Tyranny list.
isn’t this a Hitler era law which caused the Family to flee Germany?
Its ironic, Latinos can come here illegally and the Whitehouse will fight on their behalf these Germans come here seeking refugee status legally and the Whitehouse fights to send them back to a country where they could lose custody of their children.
Yes, it is.
When did the ban on homeschool in Germany begin? Whose idea was it to eliminate homeschooling in a land where self-education had for centuries produced Bachs and Mozarts?
Yes, the banning of homeschooling in Germany started with the Nazis.
We all know how many wonderful ideas the Nazis had. They not only left the rest of Europe in flames, but did themselves and Germany in, in the bargain. If ever a group had no regard for human life or human rights, certainly that group would be the Nazis, would it not?
Lets ask the obvious. Why would the Nazis ban homeschool. Clearly they intended to precisely control everything that a child learned. How else could the Hitler Youth have come into existence? Why else would a child turn his own parents into the SS unless that child had been thoroughly brainwashed er, excuse me educated.
We know better today, right? Germany is no longer under the control of the Nazi Party, right? That is right, isnt it? Yet the banning of home school in Germany, initiated by the Nazi Party, continues today. It is violently enforced, using tactics frighteningly reminiscent of the Nazis.
Much of the rest of Europe falls into goose-step line as we speak, as we will cover in upcoming articles. Perhaps Hitler will win the war after all. He certainly will win it in Germany if the German people do today as they have done in the past support their government and obey orders.
Lord quickly come.
And I have to tell you, signing in at 0’s White House was the LAST thing I wanted to do tonight : /
May God keep watch.
But I enjoyed sending out the tweets ; }
May God bless.
Yes; I had a feeling I was signing up for Carnivore or something. Thank you all the more.
Remember though that courage is best defense against them.
No More of this Vile Prussian Education System!!!
Understood. See my tag line, small smile. I have had it for several years now, and sadly, it just grows more appropriate with each passing day.
Dear Lord, Your strength.
It is not Prussian, it is Nazi. See #5.
Germany could do a lot worse than restoring the Keiser.
They need someone like that right now.
What I mean though was the Prussian influence on our education system.
Gotta get the kids in the state run schools As Soon As Possible!!