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Why Obama socialists love Sweden, hate the Constitution

 
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Why Obama socialists love Sweden, hate the Constitution
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Why Obama socialists love Sweden, hate the Constitution

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Posted: July 02, 2010
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"The new school law has brought into the open a much bigger issue than the question of homeschooling. No democratic government should have the possibility to abolish a human right through law. There need to be rules to what a government can do. In other countries this is called a constitution. Sweden lacks a true constitution and an elected Swedish government has great freedom to do whatever it wishes," Himmelstrand explained in the piece.
"Human rights do not have strong support in Sweden," he added. "In Sweden it is possible for a human right to be abolished in Parliament based on prejudices and ignorance this is exactly what we witnessed just now. This is the ultimate reason for homeschooling being restricted as close to being fully illegal as can be. The worst part is that the present Swedish government actually used this democratic weakness. It is hard to write in a civilized way what Swedish homeschoolers feel about this."

Back in the 1960s, leftists confronted with the argument that socialism necessarily subjects a society to totalitarian government control would point to Sweden as the example of "social democracy," i.e., a democratic country that followed the socialist path. Now we hear the news that "the Kingdom of Sweden took a dramatic turn toward totalitarianism with the adoption of a sweeping new education 'reform' package that essentially prohibits homeschooling and forces all schools to teach the same government curriculum." It also places restriction on religious education, so that religious schools "can't make any children to pray or confess to the God, but they will still be allowed [to exist]. "

Given what everyone now acknowledges to be the Obama faction's socialist agenda, Americans cannot afford to ignore this confirmation of the inevitably totalitarian implications of so-called "European-style" socialism. Control over all aspects of education has always been one of the key elements of totalitarian control, common to both the Nazi/fascist and communist forms of socialist-party dictatorship. Here in the U.S., whiffs of this aspect of the socialist agenda have been noticeable for a long time in the hostility toward homeschoolers that has them prominently featured on the enemies list of leftist Democrats (including Obama's Homeland Security Department) as well as the NEA.

What especially caught my attention in this report, however, is the featured quote from Jonas Himmelstrand of the Swedish Association of Home Education. He connects the imposition of totalitarian government control over education in Sweden with the fact that Swedish law and politics do not operate on the basis of the concept of constitutional government. They are not formed and constrained by the principle that to be legitimate the powers of government must operate within limits that respect the rights of the people. This allows the government to legislate without regard for the unalienable rights connected with parental responsibility for the care and upbringing of children.

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In Sweden, the government decides what is and is not good for children. Though the laws are produced by an ostensibly democratic process (an elected legislature passing laws by majority rule) the law may in any given instance abrogate the prerogatives of individuals in every area of life for the sake of whatever goals and purposes the legislative majority at the time determines to be good. There are no individual or other unalienable rights because there are no permanent principles of justice, no permanent determinations of what is right, that apply and must be respected at all times and in all the government's laws and actions.

In this respect Sweden reflects the weakness of the European implementation of democracy. For the most part, in continental Europe democratic institutions replaced absolute monarchies. Democratically elected legislatures simply took control of the whole power of government, as it had been conceived and wielded by the absolute monarchs who preceded them. The requirements of democratic politics and coalition-building may lead to results that give greater consideration to the demands of this or that group of people, but, as such, politics is not the activity of sovereign citizens, whose will as expressed in the votes they cast represents the authority on which the government depends for its legitimacy.
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07/02/2010 07:41 PM
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Re: Why Obama socialists love Sweden, hate the Constitution
Who the f**k is this "Himmelstrand" crackpot? Never heard of the guy before seeing this deluded shit.
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07/02/2010 07:55 PM
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Re: Why Obama socialists love Sweden, hate the Constitution
This story is absolute BS from beginning to end... lol.

As an illustration, ask this guy to tell something intelligible about conditions in the US.

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Re: Why Obama socialists love Sweden, hate the Constitution
peace
Old MacDonald had a farm, ee-i-ee-i-o.
And on that farm he had a cow, ee-i-ee-i-o.
With a moo moo here and a moo moo there
Here a moo, there a moo, everywhere a moo moo
Old MacDonald had a farm, ee-i-ee-i-o.