Thursday, June 22, 2006

Finally A Voice of Reason

The UK's Libertarian Alliance has issued a report today in support of the Belgian family who is being persecuted by authorities.

The Report - The Belgian State versus Home Schooling: The Persecution of Dr Alexandra Colen and Dr Paul Belien - by Professor John Kersey, is published by The Libertarian Alliance, the radical free market and civil liberties policy institute based in London.

Professor Kersey finds:

* That Dr Paul Belien, Editor of The Brussels Journal, has faced official and semi-official intimidation over an article he published in favour of the right to self-defence;

* That Dr Belien and his wife, Dr Alexandra Colen (who is a Member of the Belgian Parliament), face a systematic attack on their right to educate their children at home.

Commenting on the Report, Dr Sean Gabb, Director of the Libertarian Alliance, says:
"For a journalist, there can be few rights more fundamental than to freedom of speech. For parents, there can be no right more fundamental than of being able to bring up their children in what they consider the right values. " (emphasis added)

Amen and amen!

(So how long will it take before someone accuses these folks of fearmongering for membership?)

See related posts, A Clash Of Worldviews and Stupid in Belgium for more information.

(HT: Izzy)

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