The remaining hairs on my head are in dire jeopardy. I've been trying to learn how to perform the sack cloths and ashes routine. This world has officially been tipped upside down. I've been reading and hearing about how President Obama wants to grant amnesty to all of the aliens who smuggled themselves into the United States, and established lives here. Now I have run across an article that Eric Holder wants to deport some people who were given permission to come over here to live because they applied for refugee status. The reason for their seeking this special permission to immigrate to the US is the rub. These people fled their native lands because they were not being allowed to homeschool their children. I strongly suspect that the children would have been removed from the home and made wards of the state. I have read of this happening in Sweden. See the article here concerning a seven-year-old taken off an airplane that was to take him to India to escape the tyranny of the Swedish government. http://www.cbn.com/cbnnews/world/2012/March/Swedish-Homeschool-Family-Broken-to-Pieces/
See the article on Eric Holder and the Justice Department's marvelous demonstration of justice in action.
Some people might question why anyone would want to homeschool their children. Thirty-five years ago I was a public school teacher and I would have been among that group. Today I see a couple of major reasons why parents would want to keep their kids out of schools run by the government. In America, the schools are often hotbeds of violence and drug usage, the schools often fail to provide a quality education for those who really want to learn, and most important of all, the state religion of secular humanism is being forced down the throats of students whose families are Christian, or Jewish or Islamic. If I had young children right now, I'd try to school them at home. You doubt what I'm saying. Check out the Secular humanist manifesto.: http://sntp.net/humanism/manifesto_1.htm And check out the NEA:
Some will argue that kids schooled at home are getting an inferior education. Not so fast. Check the statistics. Homeschoolers are outperforming their peers in the public schools. http://homeschooling.about.com/od/gettingstarted/a/homeschoolrise_2.htm One reason our society made education mandatory is so that the number of individuals running around loose on the streets without knowledge and skills to cope in a modern culture could be kept to a bare minimum. That way we could keep people off the government dole. However with the current administration, being dependent on welfare seems to be encouraged. Almost makes education seem superfluous. However society must produce a requisite number of doctors, dentists, vets, architects, engineers, etc. to maintain our standard of living.
Here's the big problem. If no country in the world will accept homeschooling parents seeking asylum, those attempting to curtail the religious rights of parents to share their faith with their children get a loaded deck. Could the United States be right on the heels of Sweden and Germany and other countries in coercively discouraging homeschooling? If the rights of the parents to educate their own children at home are removed, how far down the line will it be before parochial schools are put out of business as well, making the state run educational system the only game in town?
The state does not own the children. When they start thinking they do, that government has gone way over the line. We've seen instances of this starting in America. And thus the erosion of freedoms continues along with the pulling of my hair. Will God intervene before Holocaust the Sequel (this time involving both Jews and Christians) becomes a reality series in an execution chamber near your home?