Why education must never become an EU competence
The targeted parents are all Christians, whose faith encourages them to act upon their principles, but the fierceness of the authorities’ reaction is telling. The dispute is primarily about who controls the hearts and minds of children. In Germany, schools have become vehicles of state indoctrination where children are brought up to unquestioningly accept its authority in all areas of life.
This particular case concerns a 16-year-old girl, who has been placed in a child psychiatry unit after she turned in below-expected grades in maths and Latin. In a European Union which is supposed to protect freedom of religion and freedom of conscience, the education officials of Germany have warned that they will ‘bring the religious convictions of the family into line’ with state requirements. According to reports, a decision was recently handed down by the European Court of Human rights which completely turned the European Union Constitution's Article 14 on its head. This article concerned the right of parents to control the education of their children; a right which is fiercely guarded by the Roman Catholic Church. The European Convention on Human Rights states: ‘No person shall be denied the right to education. In the exercise of any functions which it assumes in relation to education and to teaching, the State shall respect the right of parents to ensure such education and teaching is in conformity with their own religious and philosophical convictions.’
But the court's ruling said, instead, that schools ‘represent society’, and ‘it was in the children's interest to become part of that society… The parents' right to education did not go as far as to deprive their children of that experience.’
In the former Soviet Union, Baptists were among the most fiercely persecuted. They distrusted the state, and advocated secession from state-run institutions. That such a mentality is permeating members of the EU is concerning, though perhaps unsurprising. An institution founded on ‘human rights’ is almost obliged to deify such rights, and these include the rights of children. When one looks at the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, the foundations already exist for a global ban on home-schooling, which will result in children all being taught to be ‘good citizens of the world’, and to respect the UN as the world government.
It is perhaps no accident that children of the EU are now being taught to think in terms of ‘Europe’ rather than the nation of their birth. While the majority of the present generation of adults may vote no in any referendum on the EU's constitution, with the millions of euros spent on free EU 'information' for schools, it is only a matter of time before the majority is brainwashed into believing 'Europe - our future'.