Jerry Newcombe

There was a recent decision in a German court that ought to give every-freedom loving American the willies---especially because the same mentality can be found here.

The case involved a conscientious Christian home-schooling family. The judge ruled that the four children of the Wunderlich family---taken forcibly by the state from the parents last summer---are not to be returned to the family since home-schooling is illegal in Germany.

The judge ruled that this was for the children’s “well-being,” according to Peter Baklinski, writing for (1/17/14). He says the judge feared the homeschooled children might "grow up in a parallel society without having learned to be integrated or to have a dialogue with those who think differently and facing them in the sense of practicing tolerance."

Tolerance? Why is it that those who always invoke tolerance are the least tolerant amongst us?

Michael Donnelly of the Virginia-based group, the HSLDA (Home School Legal Defense Association) says, “HSLDA is working with the family’s lawyers to obtain their release and see that they are permitted to freely homeschool, if not in Germany, then elsewhere.”

There is another German family, the Romeikes, that came to America for religious asylum. In their native country, they too ran afoul of the government for trying to protect their children from some of the anti-Christian influences in the German public schools---the same kind of influences often found in American public schools for that matter.

Who knows better than the parents what is in the children’s best interest? Hasn’t God given the parents the responsibility of their children, even if they delegate that teaching to others? Is it not still in the place of the parents, “in loco parentis”?

The Obama Administration seems to bent on helping illegal immigrants, but they’re actively working to oust the Romeike family (which has abided by all the immigration laws) from the US, as this case winds itself through the courts.

Todd Starnes of wrote (3/5/13): “German authorities demanded the family stop home schooling. They faced thousands of dollars in fines and they initially took away their children in a police van. German state constitutions require children attend public schools.”

Del Tackett of the Truth Project who’s met the Romeikes, writes (4/3/13), “They are an awesome family. The American people have welcomed them with open arms. They are free here. They are happy here. But the Administration doesn’t want them.”

Jerry Newcombe

Dr. Jerry Newcombe is a key archivist of the D. James Kennedy Legacy Library and a Christian TV producer.