Dirk and Petra Wunderlich’s four children range in age from 7 to 14. The parent’s have been homeschooling them for the past couple of years because they do not want them indoctrinated by the government propaganda. For American’s, that is a freedom we enjoy.
On Thursday, at 8:00 AM, 20 armed police, special government workers, and social workers stormed the Wunderlich’s home. The four children were forcibly taken from the home, and the parent’s were told they would not be seeing there children any time soon.
The Wunderlich family lives in Darmstadt, Germany. Hitler had made a law that required all children to attend the government run public schools. That law has never been removed from the books, and now the German government is starting to enforce by force, if necessary.
The Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA), a worldwide organization who had been working with the Wunderlich family and their homeschooling needs, contacted the parents’ and reported:
“Citing the parent’s failure to cooperate ‘with the authorities to send the children to school,’ the judge also authorized the use of force ‘against the children’…reasoning that such force might be required as the children had ‘adopted the parents’ opinions’ regarding homeschooling and that ‘no cooperation could be expected’ from either the parents or the children.”
Dirk Wunderlich told HSLDA,
“I looked through a side 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.
“The police shoved me into a chair and wouldn’t even let me make a phone call, at first. 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 was 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. Our neighbors and children have been traumatized by this invasion.”
Michael Farris, Founder of HSLDA explained how the German government was wrong:
“The right to home school is a human right, and so is the right to freely move and to leave a country. Germany is grossly violated these rights for this family.
“This latest act of seizing these four beautiful innocent childrenis an outrageous act of a rogue nation.
“Germany is a party to numerous human rights treaties that recognize the right of parents to provide an education distinct from the public schools so that children can be educated according to the parent’s religious convictions.
“Germany has simply not met its obligations under these treaties or as a liberal democracy. HSLDA and I will do whatever we can to help this family regain custody of their children and ensure that they are safe from this persecution. This case demonstrates conclusively why the Romeike asylum case is so important. Family in Germany need a safe place where they can educate their children in peace.”
The Romeike family had been granted asylum by an immigration judge to relocate to the United States in 2010, based on this same type of intimidation in Germany. Eric Holder and the Obama administration pushed to have the asylum overturned and deport the family back to Germany. Let’s not forget that 1 million illegals have been allowed to stay in the country in direct defiance of Federal Immigration Laws. but he is fighting to have one Christian family sent back to a country where they will most certainly face persecution because they want to home school.
I have talked to many parents who home school their children. There are regulations and curriculum that they are required to follow. These children are getting a good education that follows the convictions of their parents. It is my belief that our current administration would like to do away with homeschooling, so that all children can be indoctrinated in the liberal/progressive agenda by the public school system. We mustn’t let what happened in Germany to take hold here in the USA.
- German Homeschooling Family Will Take Their Fight to the Supreme Court (theblaze.com)
- Supremes being asked to rule on homeschool persecution (mobile.wnd.com)
- 27 Members of Congress Petition Eric Holder to Grant Asylum to Homeschooling German Family (theblaze.com)
- German Homeschooling Family Takes Fight Against Deportation to Supreme Court (educationviews.org)
- ‘There Is Nothing More Un-American Than This’: Beck’s Interview with the Lawyer Representing Homeschooling Family’s Fight to Stay in the U.S. (theblaze.com)