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OPEN FOR DISCUSSION

Filed at 8:19 pm under by dcobranchi

What do y’all think of this?

The Homeschool Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) is supporting a first-of-its-kind application for political asylum by a German home schooling family.

Uwe and Hannelore Romeike left their home in Bissingen, Germany, to escape government persecution directed at them because they home-school. They arrived in the United States in August and are settling in Tennessee.

Michael Farris, HSLDA founder and chairman, told WorldNetDaily: “Germany’s behavior in this area is the edge of the coming night. You don’t expect to apply for political asylum from a Western country … but the East German government’s philosophy seems to be the style adopted by today’s German government as it approaches children.”

8 Responses to “OPEN FOR DISCUSSION”


Comment by
COD
December 1st, 2008
at 9:53 pm

I think we should keep our nose out of West German business.


Comment by
Daryl Cobranchi
December 2nd, 2008
at 1:19 am

I agree, in principle, as I’ve written many times. What piqued my interest is the idea that homeschooling status would be recognized by the US gov’t as something worthy of protection via granting asylum. We grant asylum to folks whose political stances will likely lead to persecution/arrest if they returned home. But does a desire to homeschool meet that standard? It wasn’t so long ago that homeschooling wasn’t recognized as legal in the US. It’s hard to see how it’s now up there with such fundamental human rights as free speech, such that it would qualify for asylum.


Comment by
COD
December 2nd, 2008
at 9:14 am

Also, you have to consider the country in question. If it weren’t a stauch ally there might be a slim chance. However, there is no way in hell the US Govt is going to give Germany the middle finger by granting somebody asylum from there.


Comment by
Daryl Cobranchi
December 2nd, 2008
at 9:27 am

I don’t know about that. I can see Bush giving Obama and Germany a final “Go Cheney yourselves” as he walks out the door.


Comment by
Nance Confer
December 2nd, 2008
at 9:29 am

Is it so hard to move from Germany to here that you need to ask for asylum?

Nance


Comment by
Daryl Cobranchi
December 2nd, 2008
at 10:27 am

Under asylum you jump to the head of the line.


Comment by
Nance Confer
December 2nd, 2008
at 12:30 pm

But they are already here. So what if it took a long time to become citizens? If that’s what they want.

But then it wouldn’t be a nice, juicy test case for HSLDA. . . which actually works out great for them.. . either they win and the big bad Germans get their comeupance or they lose and get to be all martyred to the cause of a Christian hsing America.

Nance


Comment by
speedwell
December 8th, 2008
at 6:12 pm

Naturally, home schooling would never be held against them in suitability-for-citizenship hearings, would it.

I would so move to Germany, if it wasn’t for this. I was there for several weeks not long ago on business. The primary personality trait of Germans is “giving a damn.” They might give a damn about the wrong thing or in the wrong direction sometimes, but they always care. At least the ones I met… but that was in every possible walk of life, from shopgirls and waiters to engineers to members of ex-royal families.