Posted By Kelly Reins on April 6, 2013
“Open thy mouth for the dumb in the cause of all such as are appointed to destruction. Open thy mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy.” (Prov. 31:8,9)
Attorney General Eric Holder has been busy. Between managing the Fast and Furious scandal and trying to explain how it’s lawful for the President to use drones to blow up people in the USA, you’d think he’d be fully booked in the “Treason and Tyranny” department. But he’s not – he’s got another shameful project brewing.
But first, some background. Homeschooling is legal in all 50 states. In Germany it’s been a punishable offense ever since 1938. Back then Hitler wanted the government to have control over what children think and believe – and the current German government is of the same opinion and is using the same law. But there are some Christians over there that don’t want the German government brainwashing their children.
The Romeikes are one such family. They had several nasty run-ins with the German government and ultimately fled to the USA and requested asylum. And an immigration judge granted it, calling the German policy “utterly repellent to everything we believe as Americans.” The Romeikes were allowed to stay in America, free to teach the Bible to their children and raise them according to their beliefs. No longer would their children be brainwashed by the
Hitler Youth German Education System.
And then the Department of Homeland Security appealed the judge’s decision and got it overturned. This meant the Romeikes could no longer stay in the USA; they would have to be deported. Rather than just give up and leave, the Romeikes (aided by HSLDA) appealed to the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals with Romeike v. Holder. Eric Holder’s basic counter-argument for why they should be deported is that, since parents have no right to educate their children, their rights have not been violated, they haven’t been persecuted, and thus they shouldn’t be treated as refugees. Eric Holder wants to send the Romeikes back to Germany. If this happens they will probably face severe penalties, including loss of their children. If they get sent back to Germany it will basically be the end of their family.
Now, it’s interesting to note that Eric Holder can’t be bothered to deal with illegal immigration, except to stop states that want to enforce current laws. But apparently persecuting Christian homeschoolers and appeasing DHS and the German government is a priority for him. Presumably his policy is: “Don’t touch illegal immigrants – deport religious refugees.”
Here’s where things stand right now: If the Romeike family loses Romeike v Holder they will probably be deported.
Here’s where you can get involved. There’s a petition over at whitehouse.gov, appealing to President Obama to let the Romeikes stay. I’ve signed it – I say we put the President on the spot on this issue. After all, I don’t know how he could make it sound like sending them back to be punished by Nazi Law is a good thing.
This sort of incident shows the mindset of the current administration: Crush the weak, trample on families, overthrow the rule of law,support tyranny wherever it’s found. We need to push back and defend the weak,protect families, uphold the rule of law, and resist tyranny wherever it’s found.
Go sign the petition and keep tabs on the case here: