Dirk and Petra Wunderlich have four children ranging in age from 7 to 14. As parents, they have been homeschooling their kids for the past couple of years because they don’t want them indoctrinated with the government propaganda.
This Thursday at 8 a.m., their kids had just begun their lessons for the day when their house was stormed by 20 armed police, special government agents and social workers. The children were captured and taken away. Dirk and Petra were told that they would not be seeing their children anytime soon.
The only charge made against the parents was that they defied federal law that required all kids to attend government run public schools. In fact, the government felt so strongly about what the Wunderlich family was doing that a judge signed the order to forcibly take the children and if necessary to use force against the kids if they resisted.
The Wunderlich family lives in Darmstadt, Germany. When Hitler was in control of the country he made a law that required all children to attend the government run public schools. That law has never been repealed and the German government is starting to enforce it force if necessary.
The Homes School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) is a worldwide organization who had been working with the Wunderlich family and their homeschooling needs. After the incident on Thursday, HSLDA contacted the parents and reported:
“Citing the parents’ failure to cooperate ‘with the authorities to send the children to school,’ the judge also authorized the use of force ‘against the children’ … reasoning that such force might be required because the children had ‘adopted the parents’ opinions’ regarding homeschooling and that ‘no cooperation could be expected’ from either the parents or the children.”
Dirk told HSLDA:
“I looked through a side window and saw many people, police and special agents, all armed. They told me they wanted to come in to speak with me. I tried to ask questions, but within seconds, three police officers brought a battering ram and were about to break the door in, so I opened it.”
“The police shoved me into a chair and wouldn’t let me even make a phone call at first. It was chaotic as they told me they had an order to take the children. At my slightest movement the agents would grab me, as if I were a terrorist. You would never expect anything like this to happen in our calm, peaceful village. It was like a scene out of a science fiction movie. Our neighbors and children have been traumatized by this invasion.”
Michael Farris, Founder of HSLDA explained how the German government is wrong, saying:
“The right to homeschool is a human right, and so is the right to freely move and to leave a country. Germany has grossly violated these rights of this family.”
“This latest act of seizing these four beautiful innocent children is an outrageous act of a rogue nation.”
“Germany is a party to numerous human rights treaties that recognize the right of parents to provide an education distinct from the public schools so that children can be educated according to the parents’ religious convictions.”
“Germany has simply not met its obligations under these treaties or as a liberal democracy. HSLDA and I will do whatever we can to help this family regain custody of their children and ensure that they are safe from this persecution. This case demonstrates conclusively why the Romeike asylum case is so important. Families in Germany need a safe place where they can educate their children in peace.”
As Farris noted, this is why the Romeike family sought asylum in the US. If you recall, an immigration judge granted them asylum in 2010, but the Obama administration pushed to have the asylum overturned and the family deported back to Germany. If that happens, they will face the same thing that just happened to the Wunderlich family and their kids will be forcibly taken from them and they’ll never know when they will ever get to see them again. Oh yeah, don’t’ forget that Obama just let 1 million illegals stay in the country in defiance of federal immigration laws, but he is fighting hard to send one Christian family back to certain government persecution just because they want to homeschool.
If given the chance, I believe that Obama would abolish homeschooling in the US as well and mandate that every child attend the government run indoctrination centers known public schools. He cares nothing about parental rights or the rights of Christians. All he cares about is his own self and propagating his socialist agenda.