Let the Homeschoolers Stay

Back in 2008 a German family immigrated to the United States. The Romeike family left Germany because Germany prohibits home schooling, and the parents objected to the mandated school curriculum.

Now the Obama administration is trying to send them back to Germany, where they will be subject to thousands of dollars of fines, face possible prison time, and risk losing custody of their children if they don’t submit ¬†[ref].

Yes, the same administration that just released thousands of illegal immigrants from jail, all of them criminals (that’s right, they are all illegal¬†immigrants, and many were in jail for theft, drunk driving, or other charges) [ref], the same administration that wants to grant amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants, is seeking to deport a good, decent family of legal immigrants whose children are extremely likely to grow up to be contributing members of society.

What a total travesty of justice.

That’s no surprise, coming from what is by far the most leftist and politically-motivated Federal administration we’ve ever had.

The Romeike family is Christian, and most likely politically conservative, as many homeschoolers are. Unlike illegal immigrants, they aren’t shoo-in votes for the Democrats. That’s one reason to deport them.

Another reason is because Obama and the leftists don’t like homeschooling. In fact, they hate it. Homeschooling undermines their objectives. Why does Germany prohibit home schooling? Because government elitists want to control the belief systems of the populace. They want to inculcate their own values (or lack thereof). The perfect training ground for future amoral Socialist conformists is public schools. If you don’t think so, you haven’t paid attention to what’s being taught in public schools across our nation (a topic for another article).

At the same time that homeschooling undermines the power of government elitists, it undermines the power of teachers unions (a key constituency of the leftists), and, frankly, makes them look bad. In 2009, the average standardized test scores of homeschooled students were 37 percent higher than public school students, and since 1999 the number of homeschooled children in the U.S. has more than doubled [ref].

No, government doesn’t know better than the vast majority of parents. How to educate their children should be the decision of the parents. Most will send their children to public, private or charter schools. Relatively few will choose to homeschool.

Denying parents the right to homeschool their children and forcing them to send their children to public schools is tyranny, and a blatant violation of fundamental human rights.

Thankfully, U.S. parents can still choose to homeschool.

Not so in Germany. Sending the Romeike family back to suffer persecution under the tyranny of Germany’s unconscionable laws would be immoral. They should be permitted to stay in the U.S.A., and we’d be better off for it.

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