Homeschooling Under Pressure

The Plight of Homeschooling

Remember that story about the German family under persecution for home schooling their children – specifically because of the Biblical nature of their teachings? How about the one where the government forced a family to stop homeschooling and place their kids in the public indroctrinations centers they call schools? And finally, what about the family that were so much under attack that they fled to Austria from Germany, and have now fled to Canada?

Mike Donnelly of the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA), a past guest on Political Pistachio Radio, makes it his business to follow these cases, which has now gone to an extreme. He explains the latest development.

“The Plett family, who had been living in Austria after being chased out of Germany by the youth welfare authorities who had taken custody of their children, have now left Austria and have fled to Canada where they hope to be able to freely home school their children without further interference from German authorities,” he says.

According to Donnelly, such cases are becoming increasingly more common in Germany. Most flee Germany, but remain in Europe, because of the ease of traveling between the countries.

“In fact, not too long ago one family actually decided to flee Germany to Iran to home school their children, if you can believe a family fleeing Germany to Iran for freedom,” says Donnelly.

The Plett family has appealed to the European Court of Human Rights.

Home schooling has been under fire here in the United States, as well. In California, recently, a judge ordered homeschool children into public education. Even a United Nations protocol, and the liberal left’s belief that international mandates supercede the U.S. Constitution, has endangered homeschooling in America. And that isn’t even considering the fact that the liberal left wishes to take away the most effective disciplinary tool from good parents – spanking. That’s right, in California the left was actually pushing a law that would jail parents, and take away their children, if they dared spank their kids. The liberal left does not believe you are capable of raising, or teaching your own children, and it will only be a matter of time that they will try to take your kids away from you if we don’t stand together and make sure they don’t!

It doesn’t take a village to raise a child. It takes loving parents.

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