US grants home schooling German family political asylum

Posted January 28th, 2010 by Cyphase

A US judge has granted ­political asylum to a German family who said they had fled the country to avoid persecution for home schooling their children.

In the first reported case of its kind, Tennessee immigration judge Lawrence Burman ruled that the family of seven have a legitimate fear of prosecution for their beliefs. Germany requires parents to enrol[sic] their children in school in most cases and has levied fines against those who ­educate their children at home.

How about California

Steve_din_Tampa 5 years 35 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago

My question is; Are we going to grant political asylum to families from California? Last I heard, they are about to make home schooling illegal there, too.

Outrage over US Immigration court verdict in Germany

Norbert 5 years 36 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago

Folks, I have to tell you that most of my german fellows, including some MSM here, fell over the news like frenzy sharks. :-) I rarely seen so much hatred toward the familiy and the US Judge before. For you to understand what really happend, you need to know that Germany has not only a public school system, but one that coerces every child from age 6 to at least 9 years of attending public schools. Coercion in that case means, literal, that you will be forced to attend school, if needed by police. As parents, if you prevent your kids from going to school, or just have them decide, you can loose the right of parenting worst case. By the way the german public school law originated in 1919 and the coercion was put in place 1938, which was, as you can figure, during the Hitler regime. The than stated reason was to shape and mold the german youth into good Nazis. The familiy that now got political asylum has a fundamental christian background on which it denied to send their kids to, what they think is an unchristian environment. I don't care what reason one has to disobey the Leviathan, it is almost always just. But can you imagine us germans, being super-democratic-citizens now, get told by an US Judge we violate (in which he his sure right) basic human rights. That hurts. :-) Anyway, folks with fundamental libertarian ideas like me, even if much rarer in Germany than the US, where enjoying the savage furor that broke loose yesterday in the german media and, especially the comments.

My mistake

Cyphase 5 years 36 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago

"Enrol" is a valid British spelling of "enroll".

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