Saturday, February 16, 2013

Not all threats to our liberties are direct.

I remember reading somewhere about a family of German Christians that had chosen to home school their children to essentially keep them from the indoctrination of the German public schools. The German courts came down on them hard. I hadn't realized the Romeikes had fled Germany for the United States and were granted asylum. The Holder Justice Department is trying to sent them back because in his view and that of the current administration they don't have the right to educate their children as they see fit. The case is currently before the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Won't effect us here in the United States you might say?


What makes you think that Obama's Department of Education won't take a win on this case to heart and use it to good effect on local home school movement?

The United States Supreme Court has made it very clear in the past that religious freedom is an individual right. Yet our current government does not seem to understand this. They only think of us as members of groups and factions. It is an extreme form of identity politics that directly threatens any understanding of individual liberty.
This is as much a threat on our individual liberties as Obama's current assault on the Second Amendment.

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