Several days ago, I asked my facebook friends if the Romeikes should lose their asylum status, and further prodded that the family should indeed lose asylum. Kudos to Attorney General Holder for this bold move. I applaud you, sir. Now for everyone else, DO NOT TUNE me out. KEEP READING, please. You will see why I have taken my stand as it is.
To save time, let me give you the timeline. The Romeikes are Christians from Germany. In 2006, they withdrew their children from the public school system because the German culture, along with most of Europe, is sans Christianity. The family wanted to have an education for their children that harmonized with their strong faith, not battling against it.
Now mind you, it is illegal to homeschool children in Germany. Seems that was a gift from Adolf Hitler, and one of the few laws not revoked by the government when the Third Riche fell. And because the Romeikes withdrew their children, they had been harassed and threatened by the authorities, so in 2008, the Romeikes left their beloved Germany and came to the United States in hopes of a truly free start in our great nation.
They applied for political asylum based upon their homeschool desires as well as their religious freedoms, or lack thereof. In 2011, a federal immigration judge in Tennessee granted the Romeikes the sought and prayed for asylum. There was much rejoicing, until Eric Holder, Attorney General, along with the weight of the Obama Administration sued for the revocation and immediate deportation of the Romeikes. The case continues today in the court system.
Now that you are caught up to speed on the Romeikes, let me give you three reasons that the Romeikes should lose their asylum status and go back to Germany. Please be open and give me fair hearing as I shall gladly give fair hearing to your comments at the end of the article.
Reason One: The Romeikes came here under the legal procedure of the Immigration Laws. They sought to immigrate here with altruistic motives. Since they did this legally, and did not steal into our country through cracks and holes along the border, their motives are automatically altruistic. Since this method has met with great success, initially at least, one must ask, “How many more legal immigrants will find their way to our fair shores?” There are no political benefits to the administration for legal immigrants. History shows they tend to be less frivolous. So the family must lose their case and return immediately. This is a leak in the dam that needs to be plugged immediately.
Reason Two: The key to this appeal by the Administration is that the family has “no FUNDAMENTAL RIGHT to homeschool their children” (emphasis mine), and since our courts are looking for precedent set by European courts for our rulings, then NO PARENTS, immigrant or free-born US Citizen has the fundamental right to homeschool. By having the court address this point in particular, then the administration can turn around and go after other homeschool families such as my family.
My family would be prime targets since my eldest still has 8 more years of school and there are 4 siblings in tow. Because of this, I can see myself being arrested for my views. No offense to my friends who are educators in the public system, but I will NEVER trust any school official who is higher than a school principal, and even they are on a case by case. I know there are a good many good educators, but your top brass are to blame fully for the qualities of both education and teacher pay.
Now for Reason Three: The Romeikes have the right to asylum on two counts: First, they desire to instill an education that dovetails with their faith, not fights their faith. And their faith in Christ Jesus is the second count to their right of asylum. Because of the second count, Holder must battle the Romeikes because by allowing them to stay, we are in essence acting the part of a Christian nation, something that this present administration claims proudly that we have moved beyond and away. No longer do we see ourselves as Christian. We must prove it by denying a family asylum.
So there you have it. These were my three reasons that the Romeikes must return to Germany: One, the administration needs to protect the status quo of a tyrannical regime by preventing the lawful immigration of others. Two, to further their totalitarian control of the people by removing the rights of American parents. Three, by denying a Christian appeal, the administration is able to further sear the moral conscience of this nation. And a fourth came to mind: By denying them asylum, the administration is telling the family that they cannot stand up to their tyrants. Because if they stand up to Germany and also to the administration by winning their case, then they might become a contagion. Their example might spread to others who would then stand up to Obama’s tyranny.
And yes, I truly believe that President Obama is a totalitarian tyrant. The moves he is being allowed to make is changing our nation quicker than we ever have seen. The Romeikes are just a small stone in the pond whose ripples will continue to affect all Americans who agree, but stay silent. There is an axiom that for evil to prevail, good people need do nothing.
It is time to express our opinion. But in doing so, remember that we are also ambassadors for a greater kingdom than Obama will ever rule. Let us also see the opportunity to offer hope of Jesus to those who are not yet prepared for the changes taking place.
Hey, thanks for listening!