By now you have heard of the German homeschooling family that our government wants to deport. The family left Germany because of Nazi-era education laws that forbid parents from choosing homeschooling for their children. TIME reported on the story in 2010
“The Romeikes are not your typical asylum seekers. They did not come to the U.S. to flee war or despotism in their native land. No, these music teachers left Germany because they didn’t like what their children were learning in public school — and because homeschooling is illegal there.”
Michael Farris of the Home School Legal Defense Association said it best when he made the point that “eleven million people are going to be allowed to stay freely – but this one family is going to be shipped back to Germany to be persecuted,” he said. “It just doesn’t make any sense.”
And for what? Because they want to educate their children at home like millions of American families — an “estimated 2 million children, or about 4% of the total school-age population.”
Now we come to the alleged Chechen bombers that had been had been under FBI surveillance for some time because they were a perceived threat.
Zubeidat K. Tsarnaeva, the Boston bombing suspects’ mother, said that her oldest son, Tamerlan, “got involved in ‘religious politics’ five years ago, and that the FBI had previously contacted her about her son’s activities.”