Apr 08 2013
STOP Obamacrats from messing with homeschool freedom!
Focus on the Family Executive: Homeschool Asylum Case “Critical”
The Obama administration is full of liberals who fight against parental rights and specifically the basic freedom to homeschool children. A German family who fled to Tennessee to escape German authorities who persecute Christians who homeschool. Since the Nazi days homeschooling has been outlawed in Germany and today leftists in Germany use education as their jealously held monopoly over children’s worldview training. The states of Tennessee and Georgia have issued resolutions to the German government calling for clear observation of parental rights and less government control in the family matters. To this day Germany owes us a proper response. A response that will bring freedom to those families oppressed or already crushed by the state. Let’s make sure the Romeike family can keep the asylum status in the US instead of being deported back to Germany as some Justice Department obamacrats desire. Back in Germany this family could end up losing custody of their children. Let’s pray for this family and set our priorities on core values like faith, family and freedom! Get involved and sign this petition:
Go to www.hslda.org/romeike
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Focus on the Family spokesman and Truth Project founder Dr. Del Tackett yesterday declared his support for HSLDA’s efforts to defend the Romeike family. Tackett believes that the U.S. government is siding with the restrictive homeschooling laws in Germany and that this could have serious implications for American homeschoolers.
“[The U.S. government] doesn’t believe that parents have a right to educate their children,” Tackett said. “It is more in line with the National Education Association that homeschooling shouldn’t be allowed. It believes that the government can best educate ‘America’s children.’ It doesn’t want another worldview taught in this country. It wants America’s children to have one worldview and one worldview only.”
In 2008, the Romeikes fled their home in Germany after facing fines and jail time and came to the U.S. seeking asylum, but now, the Obama Administration is opposing their quest for asylum by saying homeschooling is too vague and amorphous to be protected under asylum law. Their case is now set to be argued in the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals on April 23 by HSLDA Chairman Mike Farris.
In addition to representing the family in court, HSLDA has also launched a petition on WhiteHouse.gov calling on the Obama Administration “grant full and permanent legal status to Uwe and Hannelore Romeike and their children.”
Tackett applauded the petition and urged people to sign it. “This will be the first time that I have advocated signing a petition, but I believe this is a critical issue, one that is being played out behind big media coverage and one that could put a deep chill in the rights of parents in this country to determine the educational direction of their children,” he said.
“We are appreciative of the support from Focus on the Family and encourage others to get behind these modern day Pilgrims who came to America to seek religious freedom for themselves and their children,” said Farris. For more information, go to www.hslda.org/romeike.
Please be salt and light in these last days and participate.
I thank those leaders in Tennessee and Georgia for issuing these resolutions. Kudos to you. We need more of you!
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