Friday, September 15, 2006

Homeschooling, bad. Government schools, good.

News Item: In early September, the German police arrested Katharina Plett, a homeschooling mother of twelve. Yesterday her husband fled to Austria with the children. Homeschooling is illegal in Germany since Hitler banned it in 1938. The Plett family belongs to a homeschooling group of seven Baptist families in Paderborn.

Stefan Sedlaczek of the Catholic website repports that a female plain-clothes police officer rang at Plett home on Thursday around 11:00 am. When she opened the door, other police officers, who had hidden themselves, forced their way in. Mrs Plett was allowed to change, but a police officer followed her into her bedroom in case “she would arm herself and shoot us all.”

Now why would the leader of a dictatorship ban home schooling? Was he just trying to ensure job security for school teachers? Or was it because he wanted to make sure the state could have all the children for six or seven hours of God-less government indoctrination every day?

Evidently things haven’t changed much in Germany in 50 years, but similar sentiments are already popping up, even in some state and local regulations, to make it tougher on home schooling in the U.S.

There are two things the liberals can’t stand. 1. Home schooling, because they lose the ability to force-feed kids the pro-abortion, free sex, pro-gay, anti-religion, anti-capitalism beliefs of secular humanism. 2. Our Second Amendment. It drives the left crazy to think the ignorant (in their opinion) masses are free to possess firearms and not just their personal bodyguards, state-controlled police and military. An armed populace means the people could actually rise up someday to oppose their superior ideas for what the “little people” need.


Blogger chattr said...

Now why would the leader of a dictatorship ban home schooling?

... socialization?

6:22 AM  
Blogger Shawn said...

Yes, it seems that the left is not only threatened by homeschooling but they also possess a level of hubris that looks down upon anything they are not directly controlling. At times it seems to me that they think that all things are better when they personally orchestrate it, and all else is foolishness.

11:55 AM  
Blogger Dave said...

I tick off proponents of Public Education when I speak of my hoped for "Parents' Revolution". They don't like their own tactics turned against them.

3:58 PM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Catholicus said...

Damn straight. EXCELLENT post!

6:03 PM  

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