When the Child Protective Service workers threatened to take their children away if they wouldn’t open the door, John and Tiffany Loudermilk felt like they didn’t have a choice. Now HSLDA is asking the Supreme Court to rule on this civil rights case. Jim Mason has more, today on Home School Heartbeat.
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Mike Farris has been giving us an update on an important court case—not just for homeschooling, but for constitutional freedom. Mike, what affect could the Loudermilk case have on families across America?
Jim, if this ruling of the 9th Circuit catches on across the country, what it means is that the police officers and social workers have an incredibly tool to simply run over the top of everyone’s 4th Amendment rights. There is no parent in America who is going to stand there and fail to give in to a social worker if they say, “let us in your house or we will take your children away from you.” Parents simply don’t want to take the risk and the net result is that the 4th Amendment is thrown out the window. We need to stand up against this decision and do everything we can to fight back.
Mike, is there a way for our listeners to support HSLDA’s work to protect and secure these kinds of freedoms?
I’d urge parents to look at the site ParentalRights.Org for our general work on parental rights. But for cases like this, we would encourage you to look at our website for the Homeschool Freedom Fund that supports our litigation work. These things are outside the narrow confines of our homeschool litigation that we do, and we need to be able to raise the kind of funds that enable us to fight for family freedom on a broad perspective. I’d encourage people to get involved and to help us.
Mike, thank you for your decades of defending freedom. For Home School Heartbeat, I’m Jim Mason.