Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Sieg Heil!

Citing a European court ruling, U.S. immigration authorities are arguing in an appeal that a family that fled Germany and gained asylum in Tennessee claiming their government persecuted them for homeschooling should be returned to their home country.

Doesn't that just say it all? Not only are the feds seeking deportation, but they're looking to European law as a defense of their actions?

Hordes of Mexicans and Central and South Americans -- but especially Mexicans -- storm our southern border in the thousands every single day, sneaking into our territories and giving the finger to our property rights and just immigration laws; they snatch job opportunities from U.S. citizens in a time of economic foundering; crime rates skyrocket everywhere they settle en masse; they receive special privileges from big businesses for their criminality; they disproportionately seek and receive government assistance, when by all rights the government should be showing them the door; they are brazen participants in fraud.

For all of the above outrages, the feds sit back and yawn, shrugging their shoulders as the country goes down the toilet.

But let a family seek asylum in the U.S. for persecution, manifest as a violation of their God - given rights to educate their children as they see fit, and suddenly the federal government becomes hostile about their further presence on U.S. soil? If you don't see an ulterior anti - Christian or anti - homeschooling motivation in this case, I suggest getting your eyes checked.

Further, the agency [ICE, or Immigration and Customs Enforcement] claims, the U.S. "law has recognized the broad power of the state to compel school attendance and regulate curriculum and teacher certification."

Yes, and these deceitful authoritarians are well aware of the exemption of home schooled children from compulsory attendance of government - approved indoctrination centers.

ICE sought application of the Konrad case in the European Court of Human Rights that "the public education laws of Germany do not violate basic human rights." The ruling elaborated that parents had no right to direct the education of their own children because that was a responsibility of the state.

Interesting. A defense of persecution by pointing toward the judicial enshrinement of persecution.

"American judges should use American law alone in making decisions about cases in American courts," said Michael Smith, president of the HSLDA. "Polls show that Americans by an overwhelming margin reject the idea of using international law in American courts to decide American cases. The use of international law in American courts is a threat to American justice and should be opposed."

So ICE is arguing its case utilizing international law, a tack of which most Americans disapprove. Yet another example of how "representing the people's will" has become a contemporary fiction.

ICE argued that the U.S. government simply could ban all homeschooling – and that should disqualify the granting of asylum.

Translation: "The U.S. government might choose the path of blanket persecution of its own people in the future; therefore, the current persecution of Germans by Germany's government, and the persecution of German families seeking asylum in Tennessee by the U.S. government, is perfectly legitimate." This argument reeks of desperation. One supposes these evil, power - hungry elites have never encountered the concept of "circular reasoning."

Germany effectively has made homeschooling illegal because of laws dating back to the pre-World War II move as Hitler rose to power and tried to make raising and training children a responsibility of the government.

It seems that some totalitarians never put their jack - boots away.

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