Thursday, July 11, 2013

Justice Department: Tolerance Trumps Homeschooling

This smacks of the UN Convention of the Rights of theChild (UNCRC), where government-determined child rights supersede parental authority...


 The Obama Administration wants to deport this Evangelical Christian family.

The Romeikes had already been fined and German police once forcibly escorted their five children to school. They were notified that they could ultimately lose custody if they continued to home school.
The family was initially granted asylum, but the Department of Justice objected and demanded the Christian family be deported.
Attorney General Holder is trying to seek dismissal of this case because he believes that targeting specific groups in the name of tolerance is within the normal legitimate functions of government,” said Michael Farris, chairman of the Home School Legal Defense Association. “This cannot be the ultimate position of the United States without denying the essence of our commitment to liberty.”

In their latest court briefing, the Justice Department referenced international court rulings that held 
“parents could not refuse the right to education of a child on the basis of the parents’ convictions, because the child has an independent right to education.”

The Romeike children work on their lessons at the kitchen table of their Tennessee home.


They also referenced a German court ruling that states “the general public has a justified interest in counteracting the development of religiously or philosophically motivated ‘parallel societies’ and in integrating minorities in this area.”


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