Friday, February 23, 2007

Failure to Observe Limits

Speaking of the unlimited.... I missed noting the second anniversary of this forum on Monday the 19th. This year I will not celebrate by changing my name. Ha ha.

Much more seriously, homeschooling is illegal in Germany. The German government is undertaking legal action against Christian homeschooling families and forcibly removing their children to government schools. More here.

There are proper limits to government. The primary responsibility for the education of children is their parents. The U.N. Declaration of Human Rights (Article 26.3), for one, specifically mentions this right and responsibility. A German friend tells me that the government's actions also contravene the German constitution.

According to the referenced article, laws against homeschooling date to Hitler. It's sad that, despite the obligatory politically correct protestations of "niceness," Germany hasn't managed to shed its totalitarian impulses. We can only hope the people of Germany take action to correct their government's exceding of its proper authority.

1 comment:

Mahndisa S. Rigmaiden said...

02 23 07

Hey LG:
Whoa! That is really disturbing! It seems like Big Brother is always watching, especially in Europe. You might like KipEsquire's ongoing legal analysis entitled: Europe Has No First Amendment.

Check it out and I hope you have a great rest of week!