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Posted on 03/08/2008 1:23:41 PM PST by Mimi Rothschild
A Call for Judges Impeachment in California Homeschooling Ruling
California Justice H. Walter Croskey wrote in a February 28th, 2008has ruled that, Parents do not have a constitutional right to home school their children.
Judge Croskeys ruling states "keeping the children at home deprived them of situations where (1) they could interact with people outside the family, (2) there are people who could provide help if something is amiss in the children's lives, and (3) they could develop emotionally in a broader world than the parents' 'cloistered' setting."
Judge Croskey has clearly allowed his personal bias to override his responsibility to impartial interpretation of the laws. The Judge has egregiously breached his duties, says Rothschild. While she respects his right to express his opinion and his right to choose how he educates his children, she believes Croskey needs to go.
This ruling subject the parents of 166,000 students throughout the state of California to face the state Supreme Court for criminal sanctions. Many homeschool advocates believe that Croskeys ruling infringes on civil rights, including freedom of religion. The issue here is not the constitutionality of homeschooling. The freedom to educate ones child according to ones convictions has already been the law in the United States for almost three decades, says Rothschild. The issue is that this Judge has crossed the line. He is not interpreting law, he is creating a new law, sttates Rothschild. He has abused his power. Justice Walter Croskey needs to be held accountable through the mandated procedures that address judicial misconduct of this calibre - disbarment and impeachment. Rothschild does not stop there. She believes that in order to prevent this kind of judicial abuse of power in the future, Croskey should Judge Walter Croskey should also be held accountable for the financial damages that his misguided ruling has incurred to the thousands of California citizens. Additionally, this ruling and any other ruling he has made that violates the laws of the land must be reversed, says Rothschild Mimi Rothschild is the CEO and Co-Founder of Learning By Grace, Inc., the nations largest provider of online Christian PreK-12 educational programs. As the homeschooling mother of 8 children, Rothschild advocates for educational freedoms. She can be reached at Mimi@LearningByGrace.org
Evil flourishes when good people do nothing. Albert Einstein
Thowing off the yoke can get tricky, eh?
“A Call for Judges Impeachment in California Homeschooling Ruling”
What a GREAT idea.
Good luck with that, if it was easy to do the Ninth circus court would have been removed years ago. (I know, federal is different, but still...)
I hope this self-appointed dictator really does get impeached.
Impeachment isn’t strong enough of a penalty.
Right on! These secular-humanists and atheists want all children to be indoctrinated by the State from the earliest possible age, and homeschoolers are a direct challenge to their ability to do so.
This one is clearly legislating from the bench. Impeachment is an appropriate response, but don’t expect much support for this in the People’s Democratic Republic of Californika.
Send him to LaLa land. My 4 Grandchildren all home
schooled...graduated...scholarships to College...real
Americans (Republican parents and Grandparents)and are
well versed in the basics..with Phi-Bet-Cap ..teacher,
In other words...Parents and home bad, Village good...
Perhaps a homeschooling family who is in accordance with California law should be the poster-child for this drive. From what I have been able to gather, the LA Times completely blew their analysis in the article where they said that homeschooling had been declared illegal.
Basically, the kids in this family were not registered to homeschool. They were enrolled in a charter school and were failing to attend, staying home for “home teaching” in lieu of going to class. That ran afoul of California homeschooling law.
From what I understand, the judge decided the case correctly. If excess words were thrown in to discourage or otherwise detract from legally homeschooling under California law, the censure is probably the appropriate level of “punishment”. But impeachment for following the actual law in question is a bit over the top, IMO.
Hey, the got rid of Grey Davis; didn’t they? Why couldn’t they get rid of a few judges? Why GW left these judges there is anyone’s guess.
The ACLJ is already all over this one!
People do not, and never have, required any constitution to grant them the right to teach their own children. This right was granted by nature and nature's God. It is the state that needs some constitutional justification to abridge that right.
The judiciary is just a branch of government, coequal with the other two, not superior.
Fer cryin' out loud, all impeachment means is that the state legislature fires a rogue or incompetent or criminal judge! What is the big deal?
Where in the Constitution is a parent denied the right to home school his or her child? This idiot needs to go back to law school.
The removal of many of these so-called judges in America is way overdue. Their desire morph themselves into some kind of freaky Constitution gods is destroying my country.
I ranted about this issue for much of Friday and there seems to be some confusion as to what the Court has decided about the issue. I question whether this is an isolated case or if it will affect tens of thousands of people.
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