The Wunderlich Family: Tortured for Homeschooling
The Wunderlich Family of Germany has suffered one of the most unfair punishments for a simple choice and right of their own. They decided that the public school system was not working for their children and thought that their children deserved better. So, they decided to homeschool their children. Little did they know, that would be a decision that their government would try their best to make sure they'd regret.
The Wunderlich family fled Germany to avoid this situation, but were forced to return do to limited finances and no employment.
The Wunderlich children were abducted! By the German Police! They forced their way into the home and abducted the children from their parents, all because their parents were teaching them at home. Unfortunately, this is not the first time that this has happened. Other families have suffered the exact same treatment by the German government. A couple of families have been able to escape it, but others like this family, have yet to get that lucky.
Dirk Wunderlich, their father was interviewed. He said, "I would rather go to jail, than to send my children to school!" Unbelieveable! Can you believe that this is an actual option? That you've got to choose between your children's education and your freedom?
Can you imagine that? Well, listening to this story, got me to thinking. I thought about how people were against my family and I for taking this route. But, I thought about what it would've been like if this was our reality. What if my Mom had to stand up and prepare to make the same choice? What if she had to choose my education over her freedom? What if she was forced to watch her only child, get abducted and taken away for a personal choice of how to educate her own child? Thinking about this, has my stomach in knots. But, that's just the thing. I am thinking about this horrific, "What if!" But, this a reality in the country of Germany.
Downright disgusting and wrong. No. You know, actually, wrong is the greatest understatement of the situation possible. There is no specific way to describe this. But, these people just don't understand what they are doing to these families. What they are putting these families through. And they don't care. They just don't care about how this is effecting the lives of these young children and how this will scar them for life.
These are the types of things that cause children to grow up, hating those that has hurt them and vowing to get even. That is why so many governments suffer at the hands of people. These adults, were children once. People don't forget. They may not think about the ways that they were wronged all of the time, but that doesn't mean that it's left their minds completely. It doesn't mean that they are going to look the other way. That is also why this madness must stop.
This madness must stop. It is incredibly unfair to have your personal decisions, like homeschooling your own children, judged and then your family, punished. It was horrible hearing about this, this morning. But, I must say, I had to inform you all about this. We should be reminded not to take our freedom for granted. No, America is not perfect. But, I can see why so many people are trying and clammering to get here. We've got the freedom to make so many choices on our own. We can be homeschooled and parents can homeschool their families and not have to suffer these punishments.
So, for all of you parents that are teaching your children at home, appreciate the freedom that you've got to do it. Appreciate it everyday. No matter how difficult the day may be, no matter how busy you are. It is a privilege and a responsibility to homeschool and to be homeschooled. It's great being an american, but let us not forget about our neighbors around the world.
People, please let us pray for this family and all of the other families suffering this misery. Please for the countryof Germany and for our whole world. We most definitely need that. Truly. It doesn't matter what faith you belong to, let us pray. Let us pray that this situation will be fixed and this madness will be no more. It is insane and horrible. But, those that are doing this, they will be punished to. They just don't see it yet, but they will.