Monday, March 26, 2012
The Swedish government was already facing worldwide criticism from human rights groups for what opponents called its “kidnapping” of Domenic Johansson. The then-7-year-old homeschooler was abducted from an airplane bound for India by police after his parents refused to stop educating him at home — and that was in June of 2009, while homeschooling was still technically legal. The boy remains in state custody, completely isolated from his parents.
Sunday, March 25, 2012
Det har gått tre år sedan svenska myndigheter tog Domenic Johansson från sina föräldrar på flygplatsen då de var på väg att flytta till Indien, vissa jämför Sveriges agerande med vad som pågick i Sovjetunionen.
It’s been called one of the worst cases of government abuse ever committed against a homeschooling family: the abduction by Swedish authorities of Domenic Johansson, a happy, healthy, 7-year-old boy taken from his parents, Christer and Annie, in 2009 as they waited to leave Sweden on a flight to India.
leader in the Swedish homeschooling movement has fled the country, saying, “the safety of my family could no longer be guaranteed.”
Jonas Himmelstrand, who is president of the Swedish Association for Home Education (ROHUS), says that the government of the town of Uppsala was “threatening” him, according to a press release published by the organization on the Swedish public relations website MyNewsDesk.com.
Comment: An Open Society? A Democracy? Freedom of Choice? NO NO NO!
1. I am a free person. I was born a free person. My liberties are not granted by others or by a state but are a natural condition.
2. Life presents us with many problems which we must solve in order to get along together. But if you approach a problem with the wrong intent, you will not be able to solve it.
3. It is not legal in any way or form in a liberal, democratic society committed to individual liberty, to own another human being. If you believe that an individual, or a group of individuals (whether it be a gang or the State) owns someone, then these people are slavers. They are claiming the right to enslave you.
4. The choices I make are my own. They are what make me an individual. They are what make my life and my future as a human being. That’s my natural right. It is the right of every individual because we are all born free.
5. When I grew up, no one said I was state property. It isn’t written in any law that I am owned by the state. And yet somewhere along the line, the State — that is, a group of people — started making laws removing our choices without spelling out exactly what they were doing. Like the proverbial frog slowly being boiled alive, I suddenly discovered I didn’t own my life any more. Someone else was making my choices for me.
6. When you are controlled by those who remain hidden, by those you cannot see, and who don’t want to be seen, then it’s like being managed by ghosts. And since you can’t get a handle on a ghost, they’ll never own up if they abuse you and they’ll never make themselves accountable.
7. It’s time for a paradigm shift. It’s time we had an iron-clad Constitution guaranteeing liberty — our inviolable rights to make our own individual and family choices. Without it, our country will become a prison.
8. No matter what our religion or culture, we are all human beings who have rights from birth. That is the only thing that all human beings can agree on, namely, everybody’s rights and freedoms. We own these rights because we exist and not because someone chooses to give or deny them to us. And since we own them, they are not for sale. In fact, we have already paid for them tenfold.
9. I therefore demand that my rights be respected on every level of society; at the same time, I promise that I will respect other people’s rights as well.
10. This must be the Golden Rule upon which every civilised, liberal, democratic and libertarian society is based. Without it, all the future holds for the human race is slavery and misery.
'It’s been called one of the worst cases of government abuse ever committed against a home schooling family: the abduction by Swedish authorities of Domenic Johansson, a happy, healthy, 7-year-old boy taken from his parents Christer and Annie Johansson in 2009 as they waited to leave Sweden on a flight to India.
As the government intensifies its persecution of homeschoolers in Sweden, the president of the Swedish Association for Home Education (ROHUS) has finally been forced into exile with his family in neighboring Finland. The battle for human rights and homeschooling in the Scandinavian kingdom, however, is far from over.
On June 25, 2009, a seven year old boy was abducted at gunpoint from his terrified parents. They had just boarded a plane to fly to the country where the boy’s mother had been born, and where her kin still lived. They were leaving their own country for good, because they had grown weary of the harassment they suffered there from a syndicate of well-placed thugs. They themselves had broken no law.
Three years after Swedish authorities took Christer and Annie Johansson's son for the "offense" of home schooling, some are likening the nation to the Soviet Union... The Christian Broadcasting Network CBN http://www.cbn.com