Flee Sweden if You Love Freedom

From WorldnetDaily:

“All children in Sweden have the right to education on the same terms and high quality instruction, and we find that compulsory schooling is a way to guarantee that this right is fulfilled for all children,” Hafstrom said. “Under Swedish law, school instruction must be comprehensive and objective. The government does not find that homeschooling is necessary for religious or philosophical reasons.”  [Read More]

War on Homeschooling – The State Sponsored Kidnapping of Dominic Johansson

If the Youtube Video is not working watch here:
http://freedomthirst.com/dominic-johansson-video/

The Following Was Originally Posted on 9/21/2009 (with the latest updates and a petition at the end):

I just read a distressing article at wnd.com about Swedish authorities storming an airplane commando style to take Dominic Johansson from his parents. The reason? Apparently because he was homeschooled!

Here is a quote from the article:

Annie and Dominic Johansson

“‘Any nation that severely restricts the ability of parents to choose alternative forms of education, including home education, in the name of creating national unity, cannot call itself a free nation. Freedom necessarily requires the individual to have the liberty to think differently and believe differently than programs instituted by the current rulers of any nation. Educational freedom is the cornerstone for all freedom of thought and conscience,’ he [Michael Farris] said.”  [Read More]

—End of Original Article—

Update 1/6/2010:

Would you believe that Swedish authorities are still holding this little boy captive and separated from his parents? Behold the horrendous results of worshiping the Messianic State!

Here is an excellent recap article with updates:

“What you have here is a socialist country trying to create a cookie cutter kid,” Kiska said. “This family is a little different from the average Swedish family. There are so few homeschoolers in the country that this, along with their issues, has caused the social services agency to take the child in order to coerce changes from the family. Unfortunately. in Europe this kind of thing happens too often where social workers take a child and then just keep him. The parents in these cases are really powerless since the system is so one-sided.”  [Read More]

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Persecution in Germany?

From HSLDA.org:

According to Staff Attorney Michael P. Donnelly, HSLDA’s contact attorney for Germany, “German homeschoolers, of which there are few because of the persecution, are fined thousands of dollars, sent to prison or have the custody of their children taken away. Many of these families have fled Germany when threatened with the custody of their children. Some have told me that they are willing to go to jail for their beliefs if they have to, but they will not allow the state to take their children. This year alone nearly a dozen families have fled this in the face of this harsh persecution.”

Such persecution is becoming increasingly commonplace. In July of this year, homeschooling parents Rosemary and Juergen Dudek were each sentenced to 90 days in prison for homeschooling. They are appealing. Another family, the Gorbers, had their children viciously taken from their home in a raid in January. However, a family court judge on November 12 finally issued an order restoring custody to the family on the condition that the children attend public school and that the youngest son be enrolled in a playgroup.  [Read More]

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