The US Should Strive To Be Like European Countries

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German Authorities Round Up Homeschooled Children in Raid

A team of 20 social workers, police officers, and special agents raided a homeschooling family’s residence near Darmstadt, Germany Thursday, forcibly removing the family’s four children, aged 7-14.

Law enforcement raided the home and seized the children solely because the parents homeschool them—in defiance of a German ban on home education.

According to the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA), the children of Dirk and Petra Wunderlich were taken to unknown locations. Officials reportedly told the parents they would not be seeing their children “anytime soon.”

HSLDA states that it obtained and translated court documents that authorized the use of force to seize the children and remove them from their parents’ custody. The documents indicated that the only legal grounds for removal were the family’s continuation of homeschooling. Though nothing indicated that the parents were failing to provide an adequate education, the law in Germany ignores the educational progress of the child. Attendance in government schools—not learning—is the object of the German law.

This is nothing more than the state proclaiming control over the children at the expense of the family’s rights. 

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8 Responses to The US Should Strive To Be Like European Countries

  1. Latitude says:

    I know an island that’s even more removed than the one I’m on…
    …I’m thinking about heading there

  2. DirkH says:

    It’s an unfortunate aspect of the tyranny the EU has become.
    Will vote for AfD on Sept 22. Guess that makes me an “extreme right winger”; just as well; disagreeing with the EU makes you that. After all they gotta call me something.

    • suyts says:

      Yes, it’s so extreme to resist tyranny, why can’t you be like the rest of the sheep?

    • DirkH says:

      And just recently I looked at the police website for my hometown of 250,000 people; which is a rather quiet town with few criminals. They proudly boast that they have managed to reduce the number of “intensive perpetrators” (“Intensivstraftäter”; a term coined for teenagers, mostly Muslims,who commit one crime after the other); to only 20 ; and they commit only 400 criminal acts per year – which is way down from earlier.

      Now; do not EVER expect the authorities to appear at the doorstep of the families and take the kids to an UNKNOWN location. NAAAH, we only do that for the terrible crime of HOMESCHOOLING.

      You often get the feeling that tyrannical continent-sized authocracies are desperately trying to destroy themselves.

  3. Bruce says:

    The US is striving to become more like European countries:

    German homeschooling family closer to deportation

    Holder is trying very hard to deport these people. They must be more dangerous than radicalised Chechens.

  4. PhilJourdan says:

    Europe becomes more like China, and we become more like them. China does not have to move and they will soon be the freest country in the world.

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