March 1, 2013
ParentalRights.org president and constitutional law scholar Michael Farris will appear on the Fox News Network’s Huckabee show on Saturday evening at 8 p.m. Eastern. (The show is often re-aired at later hours, too, so check your local listings.) Farris and host Mike Huckabee will discuss parental rights and the pending Sixth Circuit Court case, Eric Holder v. Romeike.
The Romeikes are a German family granted asylum in the United States because of persecution they have suffered at the hands of the German government over their educational choices. When they opted out of state-run schools to train their children at home, they were prosecuted under Germany’s state-school-only mandatory attendance laws. In U.S. courts, the Romeikes have claimed Germany’s law violates a parent’s prior right to determine the education of their children – a right recognized in international human rights agreements and by the U.S. Supreme Court.
The office of the U.S. Attorney General has appealed the decision, essentially arguing that no such right exists.
Farris, who is representing the Romeikes in the case, will discuss the parental rights issues implicated and the threat he sees in our own government’s response.
Action ItemsPlease watch or record the show, and encourage your friends to watch it, too. The show will highlight the need to protect our parental rights against a government increasingly hostile to those rights. It will be a great chance for your friends to see the need to act, while a boost in the ratings can encourage Fox News and Mike Huckabee to have Mr. Farris on the show again.
Please support our efforts with your most generous donation*. We are supporting parental rights legislation in several states while gearing up for the Parental Rights Amendment in the new Congress. And Senate insiders have warned us that the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities – an international treaty that threatens the right of parents to direct the care of their children with disabilities – will be back in the Senate in the near future. All of these efforts can be costly, and we rely solely on the support of concerned champions like you to keep us going.
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Director of Communications & Research
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