August 31, 2013

Homeschooling in Germany? Nein! Verweigert! [OregonMuse]
— Open Blogger

I thank God that Mrs. Muse and I were able to homeschool our 3 children. It did bug the hell out of me, though, that I pretty much had to ask the state's permission to do so. But that was only a minor annoyance. Despite being scrutinized by ignorant government bureaucrats, at least I live in a country where I could actually keep my children from the tender ministrations of the state.

In Germany, not so much:

At 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 29, 2013, in what has been called a “brutal and vicious act,” a team of 20 social workers, police officers, and special agents stormed a homeschooling family’s residence near Darmstadt, Germany, forcibly removing all four of the family’s children (ages 7-14). The sole grounds for removal were that the parents, Dirk and Petra Wunderlich, continued to homeschool their children in defiance of a German ban on home education.

The children were taken to unknown locations. Officials ominously promised the parents that they would not be seeing their children “anytime soon.”

That last bit is rather frightening. So is this:

Dirk Wunderlich described the frightening turn of events.

“I looked through a window and saw many people, police, and special agents, all armed. They told me they wanted to come in to speak with me. I tried to ask questions, but within seconds, three police officers brought a battering ram and were about to break the door in, so I opened it,” he told HSLDA.

“The police shoved me into a chair and wouldn’t let me even make a phone call at first,” he said. “It was chaotic as they told me they had an order to take the children. At my slightest movement the agents would grab me, as if I were a terrorist. You would never expect anything like this to happen in our calm, peaceful village. it was like a scene out of a science fiction movie.

The husband is being a bit naive here, I think. After all, having a bunch of jackbooted government thugs suddenly breaking into your house in response to activities not approved by the state is not exactly unknown in German history.

This is not, by the way, that other high-profile case involving a German family harassed by their government merely for wanting to homeschool their children:

The family isn’t alone. Despite repeated roadblocks, the Romeike family’s battle to homeschool also continues. Last month, attorneys pledged to take the ongoing quest to the U.S. Supreme Court, as the parents and children are currently in America, where they are hoping to gain asylum

Again, I'm so thankful to live in America, even now.

Posted by: Open Blogger at 08:47 AM | Comments (168)
Post contains 452 words, total size 3 kb.

1 Still waiting on Choomboy. Somebody is making an emergency Nicorette run.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at August 31, 2013 08:50 AM (ZPrif)

2 Ah, Choomboy and Plugtard step to the mic.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at August 31, 2013 08:51 AM (ZPrif)

3 Ha! Drudge's live link shows an empty podium.

Posted by: baldilocks at August 31, 2013 08:51 AM (Tnlh/)

4 oooh, an assault on Human Dignity.

Posted by: garrett at August 31, 2013 08:52 AM (6OtrR)

5 The only reason more people don't homeschool is because they got to work their asses off to pay for the taxes demanded for state education.

We can afford to homeschool. We're going to homeschool.

And I'll have sons that know shit about the world. 

Posted by: Typical white person with regular prejudices at August 31, 2013 08:52 AM (hemD9)

6 Worst chemical weapons attack since the Great Depression...

...oh wait, force of habbit.

Posted by: SCOAMFCiC at August 31, 2013 08:52 AM (nm+kb)

7 Joltin' Joe has his fightin' face on.

Posted by: garrett at August 31, 2013 08:52 AM (6OtrR)

8 Wow. This is almost exactly the blog post I put up at my place yesterday.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at August 31, 2013 08:53 AM (GEICT)

9 "not time sensitive...will be affective tomorrow, or next week, or one month from now."

Decisiveness!

Posted by: Anachronda at August 31, 2013 08:53 AM (U82Km)

10 This episode could very well help the asylum claims of the other family.

Posted by: Lincolntf at August 31, 2013 08:54 AM (ZshNr)

11 So ... he's having it both ways?

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at August 31, 2013 08:54 AM (ZPrif)

12 What a useless piece of shit

Posted by: Albie Damned at August 31, 2013 08:54 AM (Yhu4q)

13 Fine.  I will follow your silly rules.

Posted by: Barakhenaten I at August 31, 2013 08:54 AM (6OtrR)

14 #9  He is going to have Congress vote.  That is how he is going to get out of this.

Then he will blame Republicans.

HAHAHAHA!

What a completely worthless person he is.

Posted by: Miss Marple at August 31, 2013 08:55 AM (GoIUi)

15 Voting present.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at August 31, 2013 08:55 AM (ZPrif)

16 Germany doing the police state shit again. Everything old is new.

Posted by: EC at August 31, 2013 08:55 AM (doBIb)

17

Do you want me to wear a silly powdered  wig, too?

 

Cause I'll do it.  For Human Dignity. 

Posted by: Barakhenaten I at August 31, 2013 08:55 AM (6OtrR)

18 Yeah, this was a horrible and sad read. The fact that JEF openly stated it is the government's job to educate made me want to vomit.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at August 31, 2013 08:56 AM (IXrOn)

19 I have the sound turned down. I can't listen to Chelsea Osama.

Posted by: Default Imperial at August 31, 2013 08:56 AM (LT9iX)

20

 

Can't watch Prezzy McBombypants or listen to his voice (causes seizures), will wait for Moron Horde to disseminate his bluster and BS.

 

Thanks in advance.

Posted by: Meremortal at August 31, 2013 08:56 AM (1Y+hH)

21

I'm rollin'. 

Posted by: Barakhenaten I at August 31, 2013 08:57 AM (6OtrR)

22 "I have decided that the US should take action..."

English, mofo! Do you speak it?

Posted by: baldilocks at August 31, 2013 08:57 AM (Tnlh/)

23 I think it may be starting to dawn on him that there is no such thing as international law.

Posted by: Anachronda at August 31, 2013 08:57 AM (U82Km)

24 I bet that he really faced impeachment if he went in.  Seriously,  even if Boehner didn't want to,  I bet he told him that he couldn't keep it from happening.

Now he is getting all pissy and already picking a fight with Congress.

And now,  make no mistake!

And he wants us to make people accountable!!

OK.  Let's start with YOU, Obama.

Posted by: Miss Marple at August 31, 2013 08:57 AM (GoIUi)

25 'Watch this Jive!'

Posted by: garrett at August 31, 2013 08:58 AM (6OtrR)

26 Let France handle this one.

Posted by: Default Imperial at August 31, 2013 08:58 AM (LT9iX)

27 I will deliver this message to the world... but first I am going to meet with an expert on the Muslim community... Kareem Abdul Jabbar.

Posted by: SCOAMFCiC at August 31, 2013 08:58 AM (nm+kb)

28 Obama says he has decided to take military action. Obama also says he has decided to ask Congress for authorization first. Obama also says he doesn't have to do this. He doesn't have to ask permission. But he's going to do so because of what happened in the UK.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at August 31, 2013 08:59 AM (ZPrif)

29 Is he done vomiting yet? Cause I wanna switch back to the football game.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at August 31, 2013 08:59 AM (GEICT)

30 Obama says he has decided to take military action.
Obama also says he has decided to ask Congress for authorization first.
Obama also says he doesn't have to do this. He doesn't have to ask permission. But he's going to do so because of what happened in the UK.
--

Did he preface this horsecrap with "Let me be clear"?

Posted by: Mayday at August 31, 2013 08:59 AM (eHc+1)

31 So Obam's plan: 1) We're going to bomb Syria 2) Unless the Republicans don't care about innocent children being gassed.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at August 31, 2013 09:00 AM (ZPrif)

32 English, mofo! Do you speak it?

Sure, as a second language.

Posted by: Retread at August 31, 2013 09:00 AM (Oz+LZ)

33 So ... no bombing until Congress gets back?

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at August 31, 2013 09:01 AM (ZPrif)

34 So Little Barry pulled up his boot straps and challenged Congress to an asskicking contest.  Ballsy.

Posted by: Fritz at August 31, 2013 09:01 AM (KIHQS)

35 Did he start Twerking?

Posted by: Default Imperial at August 31, 2013 09:01 AM (LT9iX)

36 Preezy Nobel Peace Prize, leading from behind yet again.  Thankfully, since I'd hate to see what Zero's leading from the front would look like.

Posted by: Mayday at August 31, 2013 09:02 AM (eHc+1)

37 Once again. It's all political. He wants to make sure the Repubs own it.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at August 31, 2013 09:02 AM (ZPrif)

38 32 English, mofo! Do you speak it?

Sure, as a second language.

Posted by: Retread at August 31, 2013 02:00 PM (Oz+LZ)

First language: Marx-ese.

Posted by: baldilocks at August 31, 2013 09:03 AM (Tnlh/)

39 Obama couldn't make a decision on his own if our lives depended on it. Oh wait they do.

Posted by: bob from table9 at August 31, 2013 09:03 AM (H7qrs)

40 As a newly retired home-schooling teacher(youngest of four graduated in June), this makes me want to hurl the from-scratch, Germanic apple strudel I just placed in my oven in the garbage. But that would be a waste of good butter....

BTW: the ONE good thing about living in Illinois all these years was the absolute freedom to homeschool. There is no oversight from gov't minions.

Posted by: Lizabth at August 31, 2013 09:03 AM (JZBti)

41 Obama: 1) We must act immediately to prevent humanitarian disaster. This is urgent! 2) So we'll take this up when Congress gets back from Vacation in a few weeks.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at August 31, 2013 09:03 AM (ZPrif)

42 This is what he thinks.

1. He is dumping the decision on Congress. 
2. If they back him,  then the blame (like wealth) gets spread around.
3. If they DON'T back him,  Republicans will be painted as not caring about dead children.

Personally,  I believe Putin told him that this was the way out.  Vlad has to do the thinking for everyone.

Posted by: Miss Marple at August 31, 2013 09:03 AM (GoIUi)

43 Be kinda funny if when Congress gets back they refuse to let a vote on bombing Syria to be brought to the floor, just as Hairy Reid has refused a budget for four years.

Posted by: Retread at August 31, 2013 09:04 AM (Oz+LZ)

44 Senate will vote yes easily. It's all about the House.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at August 31, 2013 09:05 AM (ZPrif)

45 Everyone in the House should vote present.

Posted by: Default Imperial at August 31, 2013 09:06 AM (LT9iX)

46 Of course, the ramp up in funding, training, and arming the Syrian rebels will happen immediately without any vote.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at August 31, 2013 09:06 AM (ZPrif)

47 >>>Personally, I believe Putin told him that this was the way out.<<<

I fairly certain the Israelis made it clear to Barry that his bluster would be a mistake.

Posted by: Fritz at August 31, 2013 09:07 AM (KIHQS)

48 He's such a fucking pussy.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at August 31, 2013 09:07 AM (ZPrif)

49 Where was his concern about Congressional authorization with Libya? What changed? Other than the polls.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at August 31, 2013 09:08 AM (ZPrif)

50 He has no principles.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at August 31, 2013 09:09 AM (ZPrif)

51 Those "Syrian" rebels look like they came from the USSR stans to me.

Posted by: Default Imperial at August 31, 2013 09:10 AM (LT9iX)

52 I note that george W. Bush broke his silence to say this is the hardest decision a president has to make,  and he wasn't going to weigh in.

BUT,  what is Bush talked to putin and Bibi and came up with this going to Congress idea in order to get everyone some time to calm down?

That could be why he sounded so pissed at the end.

So now we get a real debate about this.  That is good.  All sorts of interesting facts might be discovered.

Posted by: Miss Marple at August 31, 2013 09:12 AM (GoIUi)

53 That could be why he sounded so pissed at the end.

It might also be that he's pissed that decision-by-poll told him to back off the bombing bluster. I'm sure he's wishing he had a more loyal class of serfs about now.

Posted by: Retread at August 31, 2013 09:16 AM (Oz+LZ)

54 Wait! He's decided the US should take action, but he wants to wait two weeks for Congress to come back so he can blame them?

Posted by: Albie Damned at August 31, 2013 09:19 AM (Yhu4q)

55 Assad's 11 year old son is laughing his ass off at the Democrats' idiot president

Posted by: Albie Damned at August 31, 2013 09:22 AM (Yhu4q)

56

Prezzy is pissed because he   knows he looks  like a fool  and has painted himself into a no-win situation.

 

 

As always, it's  all   about him,  not the gas-ees or  anyone  else. 

Posted by: Meremortal at August 31, 2013 09:35 AM (1Y+hH)

57

Have to wonder if our president will put his girlfriend/boyfriend in front of a firing squad because Michele said so....

Posted by: Bruce at August 31, 2013 09:37 AM (5n/xm)

58 OK First time on today. Been berry berry busy. So obama just back downed. obama ruining America's Deterrents one speech at a time. I think Putin peed in his pants he is laughing so much

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 31, 2013 09:38 AM (9Xc5j)

59 When I first saw the story yesterday I thought there must be something more to it.  No way in America they would do that.

Since it's Germany, at least a couple questions are worth asking:  Is the family doing the neo-nazi thing?  Because Germany tends to frown on that, and I don't know so I'm only asking.  Second question: There are some rather prominent cases of German families engaging in cross-generational incest stuff, so is there any hint of that going on here?


Posted by: BurtTC at August 31, 2013 09:41 AM (BeSEI)

60 Since it's Germany, at least a couple questions are worth asking: Is the family doing the neo-nazi thing? Because Germany tends to frown on that, and I don't know so I'm only asking. Second question: There are some rather prominent cases of German families engaging in cross-generational incest stuff, so is there any hint of that going on here? Posted by: BurtTC at August 31, 2013 02:41 PM (BeSEI) I wrote on this same story yesterday. At least according to the article, there is NO indication of any type of abuse. The warrant used to conduct the raid makes no allegations of any abuse. It's all about state education.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at August 31, 2013 09:43 AM (GEICT)

61 I don't think it was being naieve to say "science fiction" instead of "Nazi Germany".  That's, understandably, a huge shame/sore-spot for the Germans.  Comparing the administrators taking the kids to the Nazis would pretty much guarantee they'd never be allowed to see their children again, just because butthurt bureaucrats.

Also what BurtTC says at 59.

Posted by: Ranba Ral at August 31, 2013 09:46 AM (G99e4)

62 BurtTC, No, Germany is just still really big on government indoctrination of children.

Posted by: Lauren at August 31, 2013 09:46 AM (ELdpj)

63 This is what letting go of the notion that children "belong" to you looks like.  Hey, Melissa Harris Perry, take a good long look. 

Posted by: no good deed at August 31, 2013 09:46 AM (WmLrU)

64 More horror in the name of state education. The post Ace did earlier about the Slate writer who thinks we should all make our kids go to godawful public schools because it's more important to be fair than to give your kids the best you can reminds me of a particularly horrible Flannery O'Conner story. This story gives my a shiver down my spine. In it a father ignores his son's fear of a local bully, takes the bully in and gives the bully everything. The father does it because it's so very important for him to feel that he's all liberal and fair-minded and progressive. The son suffers terribly both from the bully's brutality and from his stupid father's neglect. The son, innocent and vulnerable, ends up dead in the story. But as long as the adults get to say they advocate for the 'right ideas' it's ok for kids to be abused, neglected, undereducated and misled. It's all about your intentions, nor your actual actions, right? O'Conner knew the outcome of leftist ideals well in advance.

Posted by: Jade Sea at August 31, 2013 09:46 AM (s4enl)

65 Given the Left's ideas about social indoctrination, I fully expect this shit to start in the US soon. Followed by the forced-marching of kids out of private and religious schools, because they don't "respect diversity."

Mark my words, it will happen. When the LGBT crybabies start complaining that religious schools don't endorse perversion enthusiastically...hate crime civil suits will start up, and BOOM.

Posted by: Cranky J. Anne at August 31, 2013 09:47 AM (BnR4I)

66 Nope, there were no allegations of any sort of abuse or evil political leanings. HSLDA, the major home-schooling legal defense org in the USA, was behind this family big-time.

Posted by: Lizabth at August 31, 2013 09:49 AM (JZBti)

67 @ 65...Yep...you can see that coming down the pike, for sure.

Posted by: Lizabth at August 31, 2013 09:50 AM (JZBti)

68 So not only does Preznit McBombyPants back down, he does it very publicly in a Rose Garden appearance. And out of one side of his mouth he says Congress must approve action, but out of the other side says he could act on his own authority. Off his meds, is he?

Posted by: Retread at August 31, 2013 09:51 AM (Oz+LZ)

69 5 years into the job and obama is worse than the day he started. it is ruining the 200+ year reputation of America and all we ever stood for. G-D am I depressed. How can one "man" fuck up so much in such a short time?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 31, 2013 09:52 AM (9Xc5j)

70 Remember how we used to point and laugh at Britain for the NHS? Yeah, I ain't laughing about this because it's another country. This is, note, a *different* family than the one Holder & Co. have been trying to deny asylum from Germany. At least their case just got stronger - but the point is that our government (DOJ) sympathizes with the German government here, not the families. And similar cases *have* happened here. So, not laughing at all.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith's Other Mobile[/i][/b][/s][/u] at August 31, 2013 09:52 AM (qyfb5)

71

more BS -- fundraising email from the GOP's Prince Rebus:

"There is no time to wait. A major provision of Obamacare will go into effect next month, at a time when the law is already raising healthcare costs and wreaking havoc on our economy.

We cannot sit idly by while President Barack Obama takes our country off course. The Republican National Committee is hard at work building the largest grassroots army our party has ever seen to combat the President's agenda."

[Translation: send us money and ignore what Boehner is doing... nothing. Screw off -- not one dime unless Boehner let's the House defund Obamacare]

Posted by: Mallfly at August 31, 2013 09:53 AM (bJm7W)

72 So not only does Preznit McBombyPants back down, he does it very publicly in a Rose Garden appearance. And out of one side of his mouth he says Congress must approve action, but out of the other side says he could act on his own authority. Off his meds, is he? Posted by: Retread at August 31, 2013 02:51 PM (Oz+LZ) Because he has no guts. he has no real convictions other than those of Marx.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 31, 2013 09:53 AM (9Xc5j)

73 What a fuckin disgrace and yes this is a green light for Iran and a message to Israel, if you don't want Iran to get Nukes, it's ALL and I mean ALL on you. Sad fuckin state of affairs

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 31, 2013 09:54 AM (9Xc5j)

74 And similar cases *have* happened here. So, not laughing at all. Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith's Other Mobile at August 31, 2013 02:52 PM (qyfb5) From what I wrote yesterday.... I direct your attention to the Romeike case. The Romeikes were a family from Germany that fled to the US and sought asylum in 2010 because the German government was attempting to force the children to attend public school. An immigration judge here in the US granted them asylum. “See?! Can’t happen in the U.S. We’re better than that.” The Obama administration, unhappy with the outcome, appealed and obtained an order from a higher court that the family must return to Germany. The Obama administration has argued in court parents essentially have no right to determine how and what their children are taught, leaving the authority with the government.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at August 31, 2013 09:54 AM (GEICT)

75

69   How can one "man" fuck up so much in such a short time?

 

i'll give you my wife's phone number and you can ask her about me

she'll tell you

Posted by: navycopjoe at August 31, 2013 09:55 AM (djLPp)

76 I somehow wonder if the home schooling ban in Deutschland was originally started to keep people from teaching the kids that Hitler was really a good man.

Posted by: Mallfly at August 31, 2013 09:55 AM (bJm7W)

77 i'll give you my wife's phone number and you can ask her about me she'll tell you Posted by: navycopjoe at August 31, 2013 02:55 PM (djLPp) Well as a husband myself I learned long long ago it was all my fault

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 31, 2013 09:56 AM (9Xc5j)

78 Ve haff vays to make you enroll.

Posted by: WalrusRex at August 31, 2013 09:56 AM (VlXYw)

79 How do you spell America today: F R A N C E

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 31, 2013 09:56 AM (9Xc5j)

80 HSLDA article on the family: http://tinyurl.com/8jj7aw6

Posted by: Lizabth at August 31, 2013 09:57 AM (JZBti)

81 BOSTON (CBS) – Tim Tebow has been released by the New England Patriots, according to multiple reports. I don't really care, but why does everyone fuck with Tebow. He seems like a nice guy. The Pats knew all along they were going to cut him

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 31, 2013 09:58 AM (9Xc5j)

82 "has argued in court parents essentially have no right to determine how and what their children are taught, leaving the authority with the government." They're the community's children, dont cha know?

Posted by: Hillary! at August 31, 2013 09:58 AM (ELdpj)

83 Ya the end of America as a Superpower really deserves a flaming skull.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 31, 2013 09:59 AM (9Xc5j)

84 What a fuckin disgrace and yes this is a green light for Iran and a message to Israel, if you don't want Iran to get Nukes, it's ALL and I mean ALL on you. Sad fuckin state of affairs *** Doing the stupidest thing possible in the stupidest way possible at the stupidest way possible. It's the Obama Doctrine.

Posted by: WalrusRex at August 31, 2013 09:59 AM (VlXYw)

85 83 -

Putin is suggesting the U.S. reconsider its stance,  out of concern for future casualties.  If that ain't a straight up thread, I don't know what is. 

Posted by: BurtTC at August 31, 2013 10:00 AM (BeSEI)

86 Hey anyone got Putin's phone number?

Posted by: Israel at August 31, 2013 10:00 AM (9Xc5j)

87 85 -

Threat, dammit. 

Posted by: BurtTC at August 31, 2013 10:01 AM (BeSEI)

88 obama just threw Israel to the wolves today

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 31, 2013 10:01 AM (9Xc5j)

89 At least WE had snazzier uniforms…

Posted by: SS Officer at August 31, 2013 10:02 AM (Vk2pI)

90 How can one "man" fuck up so much in such a short time? Posted by: Nevergiveup

I'll answer that question...  DERP HERP GLEEP BLORT!

Posted by: average American voter at August 31, 2013 10:03 AM (3CiXB)

91 you see, WalrusRex, Obama is so unbelievably brilliant that you can't understand how sparklingly brilliant he really is. Every time you see him on the golf course, it's only a cover for the fact that he's solving IN HIS HEAD the missing equations to Einstein's Unified Field Theory.

Biden, on the other hand...

Posted by: Mallfly at August 31, 2013 10:03 AM (bJm7W)

92
The big news from America today is Tebow was cut, and the non-news is Obama's dithering and blathering.  Scrunt!

Posted by: Vlad Putin at August 31, 2013 10:03 AM (pJF+c)

93 The courts in CA have smacked down authorities for taking children from families just for homeschooling - but they've had to do it more than once because it's a rogue state. Arizona courts just had to smack down the state for threatening to take children of homeschoolers from them - just for homeschooling. Homeschoolers have been arrested in New York, Georgia, and a number of other states. The fight has gone back and forth for decades. Just the fact that there's a fight here is bugfuck insane. If you are property and the government can dispose of you as it wills, it will.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith's Other Mobile[/i][/b][/s][/u] at August 31, 2013 10:04 AM (qyfb5)

94
I told you!

Posted by: Vlad Putin at August 31, 2013 10:04 AM (pJF+c)

95 No truth to the rumor that Tim Tebow has signed with Aleppo in the SFL?

Posted by: Lincolntf at August 31, 2013 10:05 AM (ZshNr)

96 And I'll have sons that know shit about the world.

As it happens I've actually read the shit that you "know", at least as you have shared it in your other comments today, at least on the topic of how evolution relates to thermodynamics.

To the extent your sons learn anything beyond an elementary-school level, it won't be from you, at least not at your current level of expertise.

Posted by: boulder toilet hobo at August 31, 2013 10:05 AM (d7tB2)

97 Ah, I see it's another "mostly off-topic" day. Maybe I should go talk about homeschooling in the Syria thread.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith's Other Mobile[/i][/b][/s][/u] at August 31, 2013 10:05 AM (qyfb5)

98
Do you believe me now? 

Posted by: Sarah Palin at August 31, 2013 10:05 AM (pJF+c)

99 59 When I first saw the story yesterday I thought there must be something more to it. No way in America they would do that. Since it's Germany, at least a couple questions are worth asking: Is the family doing the neo-nazi thing? Because Germany tends to frown on that, and I don't know so I'm only asking. Second question: There are some rather prominent cases of German families engaging in cross-generational incest stuff, so is there any hint of that going on here? Posted by: BurtTC at August 31, 2013 02:41 PM (BeSEI) ------------------------------ Neo-nazis? Heh. You might say that the German government is being neo-Nazi since the anti-home-school law dates from the Nazi era. The German cases I have heard about involve Christians, usually Baptists. It is sad that this land, which once provided refuge for so many religious dissenters, which welcomed German brethren and anabaptists starting in the 17th century, now turns them away. Germany has laws against neo-Nazism and incest, BTW, and has no need to invoke the home-school prohibition to prosecute that sort of thing.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at August 31, 2013 10:06 AM (C8mVl)

100 Put your kids on a government bus, send them to a government facility, have government employee teach them government approved curriculum for 7 hours.
 

Posted by: Big Ben at August 31, 2013 10:06 AM (I5Htn)

101 No truth to the rumor that Tim Tebow has signed with Aleppo in the SFL? Posted by: Lincolntf at August 31, 2013 03:05 PM (ZshNr) OK, that's pretty funny

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 31, 2013 10:06 AM (9Xc5j)

102

I suggest that Obastard is not looking specifically to "blame" congress this time.  He knows he fucked up, and is doing this because he knows that congress will not authorize action.  He can say what a big man he is, and how he really wanted to swing the big stick and help the dear little Syrians, but he's respecting the lawn n' shit and holding back cuz congress says to. If anyone makes fun of him for backing down - he just says "I had no choice." 

 

He's knows that his backup plan is, as mentioned above, to blame congress if it all goes wrong.  This is his way of having his cake and eating it to. 

Posted by: Reactionary at August 31, 2013 10:11 AM (jfeoD)

103 I posted on this the other day.  The shitty thing about this is that German family who applied for asylum here so they could home school their children in a Christian environment were denied and deported.



That while we let in thousands of Mexicans who Obama told to apply for asylum saying they were "scared".

Posted by: Vic at August 31, 2013 10:13 AM (zZbNF)

104 "The blaming starts in five minutes..."

Posted by: Lincolntf at August 31, 2013 10:13 AM (ZshNr)

105 65 Given the Left's ideas about social indoctrination, I fully expect this shit to start in the US soon. Followed by the forced-marching of kids out of private and religious schools, because they don't "respect diversity." Mark my words, it will happen. When the LGBT crybabies start complaining that religious schools don't endorse perversion enthusiastically...hate crime civil suits will start up, and BOOM. Posted by: Cranky J. Anne at August 31, 2013 02:47 PM (BnR4I) --------------------------- The Ruling Class will not touch private schools. They will continue to send their own kids to them. They'll just require that all private schools teach certain Very Important Things, as determined by the new priesthood of the Left. Traditional Christian schools will either join the state-approved religion or have to disband.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at August 31, 2013 10:14 AM (C8mVl)

106 And I see OM covered that case as well.

Posted by: Vic at August 31, 2013 10:14 AM (zZbNF)

107 By the way obama, the Military is NOT yours. It's not "My Military" you arrogant ignorant fuck.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 31, 2013 10:14 AM (9Xc5j)

108 Jacksonville was a mess at QB last I looked, maybe they'll pick TT up. Certainly sell some tickets.

Posted by: Lincolntf at August 31, 2013 10:15 AM (ZshNr)

109 gotta put this in, just saw over at Legal Insurrection -- another ass hat hollers Hurrah! on twitter :

David Axelrod         @davidaxelrod

Big move by POTUS. Consistent with his principles. Congress is now the dog that caught the car. Should be a fascinating week!


Posted by: Mallfly at August 31, 2013 10:15 AM (bJm7W)

110 Yeah, let's send in SEAL Team Six.  They can do magic.

Posted by: Twisted Pink Panties at August 31, 2013 10:15 AM (Q9qpj)

111 This job is too big for the SEALs. We need the MANATEEs!

Posted by: Lincolntf at August 31, 2013 10:17 AM (ZshNr)

112 David Axelrod is such a douchenozzle.

And how interesting a week will it be, what with Congress not in session?

Posted by: A Balrog of Morgoth at August 31, 2013 10:17 AM (Q9qpj)

113 has argued in court parents essentially have no right to determine how and what their children are taught, leaving the authority with the government The Constitutional Law Professor non-tenure track adjunct lecturer should know that the SCOTUS decided otherwise in the School Sisters case

Posted by: Fox 2! at August 31, 2013 10:17 AM (XFTOV)

114

That while we let in thousands of Mexicans who Obama told to apply for asylum saying they were "scared".
Posted by: Vic at August 31, 2013 03:13 PM (zZbNF)

 

 

And don't forget the shit-ton of muslims we've been letting in, as well.  The rule seems to be that the more harmful you'll be to the US, the more easily you'll find it to get here and stay here.  But the last thing they want around here is more Christians.

Posted by: Reactionary at August 31, 2013 10:17 AM (jfeoD)

115 Homeschooling in Texas is pretty simple. The only time you even have to contact the school officials is if you are withdrawing your child from public school. In that case you just send an assurance letter that says: "The purpose of this letter is to respond to your inquiry regarding our home school and to assure you that we have a curriculum that covers the basic educational goals of reading, spelling, grammar, math and a study of good citizenship and we have been pursuing it in a bona fide manner since [date]."

Posted by: Hillary! at August 31, 2013 10:17 AM (ELdpj)

116 Eww, go away cankles.

Posted by: Lauren at August 31, 2013 10:19 AM (ELdpj)

117 Finally new Johnny Football highlights.

Posted by: Lincolntf at August 31, 2013 10:20 AM (ZshNr)

118 And how interesting a week will it be, what with Congress not in session?

Posted by: A Balrog of Morgoth at August 31, 2013 03:17 PM (Q9qpj)


It means it will be a week of the MFM worshiping the great sage that is SCOAMT.

Posted by: Retread at August 31, 2013 10:20 AM (Oz+LZ)

119

115 Homeschooling in Texas is pretty simple. The only time you even have to contact the school officials is if you are withdrawing your child from public school.

Posted by: Hillary! at August 31, 2013 03:17 PM (ELdpj)

 

Thank God for Texas.  The only thing that could make that place better would be an open-season on Libtards.  Well, that and a robust border fence all the way across.

Posted by: Reactionary at August 31, 2013 10:21 AM (jfeoD)

120 Finally new Johnny Football highlights. Posted by: Lincolntf at August 31, 2013 03:20 PM (ZshNr) Is he playing today? I mean in the second half?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 31, 2013 10:21 AM (9Xc5j)

121 Take a wild guess where 0bama and Biden went after today's announcement


http://is.gd/trVMRZ

Posted by: Jones in CO at August 31, 2013 10:21 AM (8sCoq)

122 Oh Cano just layed to wood to one

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 31, 2013 10:21 AM (9Xc5j)

123 Yeah, already had a TD. Faked signing an autograph after some defender hit him and yapped at him. Made the fingers rubbing together meaning "money" gesture after another play. He's reveling in his infamy, with good humor as far as I can tell.

Posted by: Lincolntf at August 31, 2013 10:23 AM (ZshNr)

124 re 121: and the first comment over there: "Give him a break. He has to get a game in before he heads off to the G20, where he will be mocked and humiliated."

Posted by: Mallfly at August 31, 2013 10:23 AM (bJm7W)

125 Take a wild guess where 0bama and Biden went after today's announcement http://is.gd/trVMRZ Posted by: Jones in CO at August 31, 2013 03:21 PM (8sCoq) That's really disgusting. We are awash in incompetence. I really am almost ready to cry and/or take up arms

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 31, 2013 10:23 AM (9Xc5j)

126 Posted by: Reactionary at August 31, 2013 03:11 PM (jfeoD)

Yes, it's the Obama version of "hold me back, hold me back."

Posted by: no good deed at August 31, 2013 10:24 AM (WmLrU)

127 re 121: and the first comment over there: "Give him a break. He has to get a game in before he heads off to the G20, where he will be mocked and humiliated." Posted by: Mallfly at August 31, 2013 03:23 PM (bJm7W) I bet Putin puts a red line on the floor in front of obama when he meets him and has a big smile on his face

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 31, 2013 10:24 AM (9Xc5j)

128 I'm going to harden my heart...

Posted by: Quarterflash, in battledress at August 31, 2013 10:25 AM (Q9qpj)

129 I figured he had a 3:00 pm Tee time.   Too bad for him, he sucks so bad he'll only be able to get in nine holes before dark.

Posted by: phreshone at August 31, 2013 10:25 AM (Pr6hk)

130 So, another pivot by our fearful leader. This time it was a pivot divot to golf.

Posted by: Retread at August 31, 2013 10:25 AM (Oz+LZ)

131 The U.S. military, struggling after defense cuts of tens of billions of dollars, will be unable to pay for attacks on Syria from current operating funds and must seek additional money from Congress, according to congressional aides. And the hits just keep on coming

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 31, 2013 10:26 AM (9Xc5j)

132 Read Republican leaders statements. They want to vote for it. Something bad will happen between now and the 9th and it will be blamed on Republicans failing to come to Washington.

Posted by: Chelsea blaster at August 31, 2013 10:26 AM (NAU+F)

133 Also libs telegraphed this earlier that crazy Cons were forcing Obama to go to war.

Posted by: Chelsea blaster at August 31, 2013 10:27 AM (NAU+F)

134 "...and that is why I'm going to punt and let Congress take the heat.

"C'mon Joe, that bag of clubs isn't going to carry itself."

Posted by: Jones in CO at August 31, 2013 10:27 AM (8sCoq)

135 Let France handle this one.
Posted by: Default Imperial


Seriously.  The Texas National Guard could roll up Syria within a month.  Even the Frogs can handle this one.

To be accurate, the TNG could roll up Euope within a month.

Posted by: Dr. Hackenbush at August 31, 2013 10:28 AM (ymovd)

136 >Also libs telegraphed this earlier that crazy Cons were forcing Obama to go to war.

Posted by: Chelsea blaster at August 31, 2013 03:27 PM (NAU+F)



and now they've forced him into 18 holes at Ft Belvoir

Posted by: Jones in CO at August 31, 2013 10:28 AM (8sCoq)

137 "Thank God for Texas" Yeah, the homeschooling laws have all been hard fought victories, but thankfully they're now among the most sane in the country. The only craziness I've seen here lately involved a father who was fighting his late wife's parents for custody of his daughter. He homsechooled and they were against it. Texas gives grandparents of orphaned or partially orphaned children a lot of rights that sometimes cause issues with the living parent.

Posted by: Lauren at August 31, 2013 10:28 AM (ELdpj)

138 Since the Private Schools need a lot more regulatory approval, homeschooling may be the only way to "bleed out" the public school monopoly. And with everyone unemployed, now is the perfect time! Man, that hurt to say.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith's Other Mobile[/i][/b][/s][/u] at August 31, 2013 10:31 AM (qyfb5)

139 Tim Tebow was home-schooled.  And he was the most disruptive player in the NFL.


so take that... 

Posted by: ESPN douche-nozzle at August 31, 2013 10:32 AM (omBWL)

140 115 --- Virginia is pretty good about home-schooling too. If you can claim a religious exemption, all you have to do is notify. If not, the kids to take a standardized test once a year and need to get a score that's considered adequate by public school standards. IOW, extremely low.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at August 31, 2013 10:33 AM (C8mVl)

141 Sorry that reference should be Pierce, Governor of Oregon, et al. v. Society of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, 1925.

Posted by: Fox 2! at August 31, 2013 10:33 AM (XFTOV)

142 Biden looks more and more like Hunter Thompson.


after the swarm of bats near Vegas

Posted by: Pepe Loco at August 31, 2013 10:34 AM (omBWL)

143 ‘What is Government?’ Elementary Students Taught It’s Your ‘Family’ http://tinyurl.com/lhvt222

Posted by: The Political Hat at August 31, 2013 10:34 AM (Vk2pI)

144 Heh. What the state doesn't know won't hurt it. Or maybe it will. Like I give a fuck. None of their goddamned business how I school my children.

Posted by: moviegique at August 31, 2013 10:38 AM (QtuXI)

145 ‘What is Government?’ Elementary Students Taught It’s Your ‘Family’ Posted by: The Political Hat at August 31, 2013 03:34 PM (Vk2pI) Increasingly (and very sadly) the abusive family that wants you to turn tricks to pay for its drug habit.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith's Other Mobile[/i][/b][/s][/u] at August 31, 2013 10:40 AM (qyfb5)

146 Heh. What the state doesn't know won't hurt it. Posted by: moviegique at August 31, 2013 03:38 PM (QtuXI) More like what you don't know won't hurt the state. That's why control of education is so important.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith's Other Mobile[/i][/b][/s][/u] at August 31, 2013 10:41 AM (qyfb5)

147 3 ‘What is Government?’ Elementary Students Taught It’s Your ‘Family’ " DAFUQ?

Posted by: Pretty, Pretty Princess Lauren at August 31, 2013 10:41 AM (ELdpj)

148 The president finds this so morally outrageous that he's going to draw a red line. Red, I tell you.

Posted by: MTF at August 31, 2013 10:42 AM (qf2kI)

149 Red is the gods' color.  The gods favor you.

Posted by: Freakishly large Germanic gladiator, in an aside to Maximus Potomacus at August 31, 2013 10:45 AM (Q9qpj)

150 Germany has been problem for homeschoolers for years, dating back to laws implemented under Hitler, so that he could gain control of the German youths' minds. But there are other European nations that have such rules-Britain has outlawed it as well. But the Germans have taken extreme measures to ensure that parents do not homeschool their kids-there have been a couple of high-profile cases in which children were kept from their parents for several years. No visitations, no knowledge of how the kids/parents were doing, nothing. Jack-booted doesn't begin to cover it. Home School Legal Defense Association has tried to help with legal support for these cases, and generally has in depth information due to their briefs. It's worth a glance at their website to get a glimpse into how many people are against homeschooler.

Posted by: moki at August 31, 2013 10:45 AM (EvHC8)

151 DAFUQ? Posted by: Pretty, Pretty Princess Lauren at August 31, 2013 03:41 PM (ELdpj) Aw, Hell, this is not new, they started pulling crap like that at *least* as far back as the 70s. I remember my school experience (in public schools, which was not the whole time) as well-groomed lawns, ugly buildings, and Gramsciites. There was so much propaganda weaved into all that mush. Sometimes they do forget subtlety, though. Early on I realized none of what they were saying made *sense*. Later I realized that it was an artificial construct of history and the world, so it didn't match what I saw and read elsewhere. As you can imagine I was an annoying student.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith's Other Mobile[/i][/b][/s][/u] at August 31, 2013 10:46 AM (qyfb5)

152 I understand that home schooling is important to most conservatives, but I really don't see why we should care what the Germans are doing in their country. I don't mean to say that this isn't a worthwhile post, but I just don't understand the emotional investment in what some German families who are disobeying their country's law are doing. It's their country. They should work to change their laws. The culture and politics over there are so different, I don't see any lessons to be learned for us from their domestic policies. YMMV

Posted by: Y-not at August 31, 2013 10:47 AM (5H6zj)

153 Nevergiveup, that would be great if Putin put a red line in front of the JEF.

Posted by: CarolT at August 31, 2013 10:50 AM (z4WKX)

154 @152, Well, given that our libtard betters take their cue from enlightened Europe, and would love to stigmatize homeschoolers, I think it relevant what the Germans are doing to theirs.

Think of at as a sort of look at Galadriel's Mirror:  Some things that were, some things that are, and some things that have not yet come to pass.

Posted by: Freakishly large Germanic gladiator, in an aside to Maximus Potomacus at August 31, 2013 10:50 AM (Q9qpj)

155 Families have been broken up and parents arrested for homeschooling *here*, Y-not, as have been pointed out on this thread repeatedly, and in the discussions yesterday. And the DOJ has been trying to send the asylum family back to Germany.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith's Other Mobile[/i][/b][/s][/u] at August 31, 2013 10:51 AM (qyfb5)

156 Well just entered the last day on the temps file.  The average of the daily highs for Aug wound up being 88.6°.  That is more than Jun and July but still far below normal.

Posted by: Vic at August 31, 2013 11:03 AM (zZbNF)

157 35 Did he start Twerking? Posted by: Default Imperial at August 31, 2013 02:01 PM (LT9iX) See for yourself: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTeOcVelYi0

Posted by: Mindy at August 31, 2013 11:04 AM (gnIfb)

158
So it looks like the Nazis actually did come back.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at August 31, 2013 11:10 AM (lnFK0)

159 Think of at as a sort of look at Galadriel's Mirror: Some things that were, some things that are, and some things that have not yet come to pass. ----- Fair enough. I just find their social structure so different from ours that the baseline doesn't seem comparable. I mean, they use their friggin' govt to collect tithes, for pity's sake (or they were still doing so when I spent a month there working about ten years ago). They abandoned marriage and religion long ago. And at the end of the day, it's their country for the citizens to decide as they wish. As far as I know, their education laws came into being in the usual way for their country. As for the asylum couple. Honestly, I don't see a case for political asylum for the parents who want to home school. Seems to me they should've pursued normal emigration.

Posted by: Y-not at August 31, 2013 11:24 AM (5H6zj)

160 Seems to me they should've pursued normal emigration.

Posted by: Y-not at August 31, 2013 04:24 PM (5H6zj)


Their children would be old and grey by the time the normal process played out.

Posted by: Vic at August 31, 2013 11:26 AM (zZbNF)

161 This kind of thing is coming to the US sooner or later. It has already happened in some places. I think Obamacare will be used to find that homeschoolers' health is suffering or some such silly nonsense. Then a SWAT team will break your door down. Hopefully, the won't shoot you 61 times like they did to that Marine in Arizona a couple of years ago. I can't believe the number of so-called Conservatives who still think agents of the state are the "good guys." They're violent thugs, and they're anti-American.

Posted by: rfichoke at August 31, 2013 11:32 AM (e1Evs)

162 Their children would be old and grey by the time the normal process played out. ------ Really? Under the EU they wouldn't be able to pick up stakes and move within Europe? (I honestly don't know.) They didn't anticipate this problem when their kids were pre-school? Since someone kind of mentioned the slippery slope argument (or Galadriel's mirror), I confess that I have that concern when it comes to home schooling. If US slides into Islamization/Sharia law, I do not want to see as acceptable some pig Muslim father keeping his daughters home, ostensibly for schooling but really for other purposes. And I don't see how that can be stopped if States have no say in K-12 education.

Posted by: Y-not at August 31, 2013 11:34 AM (5H6zj)

163 Apologies if this has already been linked: http://thedailysmug.blogspot.ca/2013/08/obama-supporteranti-fracking-activist.html

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 31, 2013 11:37 AM (60Q+L)

164 If we slide into sharia law, none of this will matter. We'll just be exchanging one corrupt tyrrany for another. The existing social democracy police state is the enemy for now. If that changes, we can start fighting the new police state.

Posted by: rfichoke at August 31, 2013 12:20 PM (e1Evs)

165 >> Again, I'm so thankful to live in America, even now.

Challenge accepted.

Posted by: Barry O'fuckstick at August 31, 2013 12:56 PM (TCWb5)

166 You cannot indoctrinate if the children are not handed over.  Same thing in Sweden BTW.  The children belong to the state, you merely provide shelter and nourishment (which they must also approve).

Posted by: Blargette at August 31, 2013 12:57 PM (e9R3P)

167 Homeschooling produced people like Dietrich Bonhoeffer - of course, Hitler couldn't put up with that, so he outlawed homeschooling, and Germany has had to live with that ever since.

Posted by: Katja at August 31, 2013 07:36 PM (oquX1)

168 Gee, for a country that flagellates itself over its Nazi past, they sure have been unable to let go of fascism.

Posted by: Saber Alter at August 31, 2013 08:44 PM (8V74Y)

Hide Comments | Add Comment

Comments are disabled. Post is locked.
144kb generated in CPU 0.22, elapsed 1.2679 seconds.
62 queries taking 1.1535 seconds, 404 records returned.
Powered by Minx 1.1.6c-pink.