In Germany, home schooling is not allowed. For that reason, the Romeike family asked for and recieved asylum here in the US. Then our own government sued them, contesting the idea that homeschooling constituted a human right. If you knew what was happening in Germany, to the Wunderlich family, for instance, you might not even pose that question:
“The police shoved me into a chair and wouldn’t let me even make a phone call at first. It was chaotic as they told me they had an order to take the children,” Dirk said. “At my slightest movement the agents would grab me as if I were a terrorist. You would never expect anything like this to happen in our calm, peaceful village. It was like a scene out of a science fiction movie.”
According to the HSLDA, after reviewing court documents, the only reason for the seizure of the children was the homeschooling issue, as there are purportedly no additional charges against the parents. To make matters worse, the organization claims that the judge who issued the order also authorized police to use force against the family — children included — if necessary.
The desire of government is to control, because government officials enjoy power; power that ensures their own future. What better way to secure government’s continuing force than by educating the masses to indiscriminately accept its role as ruler? Oh, what the monarchs of old missed out on in their lack of and education system of their own subjects! No wonder the people rebelled – they hadn’t been taught what to think, how to accept, why statism and the monarchy was their best option. In their self-education, they realized personal potential always trumps governmental control.
How free is a society? As free as its education system.
Germany is forcing families to educate their children in precisely what the government determines is acceptable. Germany, of all places, has a most abysmal record in this arena. It’s no wonder the Romeike family decided to move to the US.
You can read more about the Romeike and Wunderlich family plights on the HSLDA website.