Relief for Persecuted German Homeschool Family

When governments prohibit or severely restrict home education, they demonstrate a totalitarian and undemocratic character. Such policies are not acceptable in free, democratic, and pluralistic societies.

“Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s…”

Fine.  Caesar can help himself to all the intrinsically worthless Federal Reserve Notes (or Euros) he can stuff in his gob.  But we are not government property.  Nor are we “human capital” or mere “consumers.”  We do not belong to Caesar and neither do our children.

Man muss sich doch fragen, warum der deutsche Staat seinen Buegern so sehr misstraut.  Klingt, als gaebe es keine schlimmere Vorstellung als Eltern, die gerne Zeit mit ihren Kindern verbringen.  Wem die Bildung der eigenen Kinder so sehr am Herzen liegt, dass er sie lieber in die eigenen Haende nimmt als sie dem Staat und seinen Einrichtungen zu ueberlassen, ist nicht bloss verdaechtig, sondern sofort kriminell.  Selbstbestimmung, oder gar Freiheit, sieht anders aus.


Thanks to a court ruling that may mark a legal turning point, German homeschool parents Dirk and Petra Wunderlich no longer face the immediate threat of having their children taken by the state—again.

The ruling counterbalances news that the Wunderlichs will not receive justice from one of Europe’s highest courts.

This week the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) officially rejected an appeal of the lower chamber’s decision that German officials did not violate the Wunderlichs’ rights during a 2013 raid of the family home.

During that incident, 20 police officers, special agents and child protective services investigators stormed the Wunderlichs’ house in Darmstadt, Germany and forcibly removed Dirk and Petra’s four children. The sole grounds for removal was that the children were being homeschooled. They were returned to their parents several weeks later.

Source: HSLDA

SIGN NOW: German Family Pleads for Help from Human Rights Court

Author: Donald

" is a commodity to be bought or not to be bought, a luxury in which we may either indulge or stint ourselves, like any other. And there are many luxuries that we may legitimately prefer to it, such as a grateful conscience, a country life, or the woman of our inclination." ~Robert Louis Stevenson

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