On February 12th I posted Eric Holder: Banning Homeschooling Doesn’t Violate Fundamental Rights. That provided a perspective from the viewpoint of lawyers and journalists. Here is a link to post that provides a mother’s perspective.
Via Lady Liberty 1885 comes homeschooling news I’m rather embarrassed I didn’t know: one of the German families persecuted for homeschooling has petitioned for asylum in the United States, and Eric Holder’s DOJ is fighting this grant of asylum in federal court.
Eric Holder thinks there is no fundamental right to homeschool. So if all Germans are banned from homeschooling, no grounds for political asylum exist.
Maybe I’m not so surprised. Eric Holder and his ilk don’t really believe in natural rights generally, do they? To top it off, homeschooling is a right-wing-extremist-bitter-clinging-Bible-thumper’s issue, so combating it would be instinctual.(continued here)
Read on and you will discover why, with any luck, school choice will be this century’s civil rights issue. Does NoOneOfAnyImport call it a civil rights issue? No. She is thinking about the Culture War, a coercive ruling class and the abuse of government power. Nonetheless, it boils down to civil rights and a form of enslavement. The ruling class — the people with power — want to keep the power they have, they want more power. Therefore, just as the slave owners of the past worked hard to keep their slaves dependent, our rulers want us to think we cannot run our own lives and see to the proper education of our own children. Instead, even though they send their own children to private schools, we must surrender our children to the state for indoctrination.