In Germany and California the secular, socialist political state is attempting to crush parents who teach Judeo-Christian moral principles to their children.
Shades of Bismarck's kulturkampf and Hitler's pogrom to impose Aryan purity.
Germany has criminalized home schooling, demanding that parents place their children in state schools, where they will be suitably indoctrinated in the religion of socialism.
California is moving in the same direction. In an appellate court decision last year (In re Rachel L.), California judges ordered the lower court first hearing the case to compel parents to cease home schooling and to enroll their children in public schools or certified private schools.
A superficial difference between Germany and California in this regard is that the latter is probably motivated in the main to preserve the monopoly of teachers' unions. The final effect is the same in both cases, however. Teachers' unions, supported by the Federal government, are dedicated to teaching the moral relativism of secular socialism. In both Germany and California, we are dealing with state imposed politically-correct thought control.
In contrast to the California appellate court, an immigration court judge recently granted political asylum in the United States to a German family, who had been home schooling their children. In Germany, home-schooling parents can be jailed and have their children taken from them, because socialist Germany wishes to eliminate vestiges of Judeo-Christian morality that interfere with the political state's socialistic collectivism.
Home schoolers win asylum in U.S.
Our hate-crime legislation has criminalized not just actions, but private thoughts. The way is open under the Democrat/Socialist Party for a future Federal police force, a sort of Gestapo to criminalize spiritual religion. We need only a future crisis and a Rahm Emanuel who will not waste the opportunity presented.
Don't dismiss that threat as impossible. Before 1933, no one in the United States could have dreamed that a farmer would be imprisoned for raising food on his own land to feed his family, on the grounds that he was not authorized to do so by Federal bureaucrats.
President Obama's tutors Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn, in their leadership days in the Weatherman underground, advocated wiping out the Constitution and our entire social and political structure at gun point. Mr. Obama's determination to nationalize the healthcare industry in the face of overwhelming public disapproval, and his rationalization that people will learn to like it, are eerily reminiscent of George Orwell's novel 1984. At the end, the main character, having been worked over by government agents, tearfully declares that he loves Big Brother.
Thomas E. Brewton is a staff writer for the New Media Alliance, Inc. The New Media Alliance is a non-profit (501c3) national coalition of writers, journalists and grass-roots media outlets. His weblog is THE VIEW FROM 1776 http://www.thomasbrewton.com/ Email comments to firstname.lastname@example.org