Good question. <soapbox> I think freedom of choice disappeared when a small group of people became discontent to just do things their way and mind their own business. Instead, they want to meddle in everyone else's business. </soapbox>
I don't homeschool, but I fully support those who do and want the right to do so if I so choose (which I well may, depending on how the first year of public high school goes... I've already broached the subject with DH, and he's fully supportive.)
-- QG (aka Laura)
Jeremiah 10:23 (NKJV)
O Lord, I know the way of man is not in himself; It is not in man who walks to direct his own steps.
I didn't read the whole article from the first post but I think it is the same one I saw. In Germany homeschooling is against the law. So here is my question for all of us... would you still homeschool your children if it was against the law where you live?
Actually, this question came up before, I think it was over another article on the same young lady. I asked Carl, and he said YES! If he felt that was what God was calling us to do, we need to be obedient to God over the government. And I honestly believe that someday it WILL come to that in this country. The family has appealed to the European Court, and they ruled AGAINST the family, saying that the government has the right to stop "counter culotures" in their society, or some such. And that "right" is greater than the parents' rights over their children, or freedom of religion. I believe that our government will eventually adopt the "world wide" system, and that this will trump our Consitution.
How scary that sounds Jackie. I honestly don't know what we would do. Because we adopted the last four and I know the county is against homeschooling foster children, ( which our four were before we adopted them ) I would be a little afraid of what would happen if the laws were changed. We would be in a tough spot and I don't think I am strong enough to risk losing my girls. I just pray it never comes to that. I know I am sounding weak here but I am just being honest. I have really thought about it since reading about the German families. Beth
Beth, what I say is from a very secure position. We are NOT in that situation, and we don't know if we ever will be. It's easy to say I'd make a tough stand when I don't HAVE to. But when the rubber meets the road, I honestly can't say FOR SURE what I'd do!