Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Help Protect Homeschool Freedom

Have you heard about the plight of the Romeike family?  If not you need to.  The Romeike family were persecuted in Germany simply for homeschooling their children.  Yep, that is right.  Homeschooling is illegal in Germany.  The Romeike family had one option, public school or have their children taken away from them for wanting to provide their education themselves.  So they did what most any family would do, find a way to practice their freedom.  To do that they came to America. 

I was so excited when I heard that the Romeike family was granted asylum and allowed to stay and homeschool their family freely here in the USA.  But they received stunning news.  The Obama administration decided to OPPOSE their asylum ruling and now is threatening to overturn it because they claim that the right to homeschool is not basic right and therefore not worth granting asylum for! 

This is not only bad news for the Romeike family, it is bad news for ALL homeschoolers.  If the Obama administration wins this case it will be on record that homeschooling is not a fundamental right and could therefore begin to be regulated or even outlawed once again.  We have fought too hard for our rights to homeschool to let them be taken away from us now.

The Homeschool Legal Defense Association is working hard on behalf of the Romeike family and they are asking your help as well.  Please sign the petition they have started.  They only need about 600 more signatures to reach their goal of 100,00 which will get them a reply from the White House.  You can do this by visiting the HSLDA website or clicking on the image below and then follow the links they provide.  Thanks for helping us protect Homeschool Freedom and the Romeike family!

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