The Government Want's our Child, Which is Why We Are Going On The Run.

3 months ago

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We had a phone call today, the one we have been dreading for six years, this is the deadline by which you have to turn over you children to the state. We knew this day would come, which is why we have been slowly preparing for our exit strategy, our escape from the clutches of the Swedish government.

Ever since our first child was born we knew that would never send them to school, but we also knew that it's illegal to home educate your children in Sweden.

What is One to do in this situation? we adore Sweden and would so love to carry on living here when we are not out travelling, but sending our children to school goes against everything we believe in, it would break our hearts to have to send them off to school to be programmed, to have their individuality wiped clean away, their self-esteem knocked out of them and their dreams crushed by the government's agenda to make all kids competitive, anxious, consumer sheep.

Nope, it's not gonna happen, captain!!! Not on my watch!!!!
So that is why in September, we leave Sweden for good.
The thing is they want Marley to start school before we are planning to leave, so for a month and a half we will be fugitives in our own country, ducking the social services, and all the fines that the women on the phone today said will come for not sending our Marley to school.

Our Marley

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We have heard stories of families being stopped at the airport trying to leave the country, so we do take this seriously and tread with caution.
The thing is, we have the upper hand, we don't live at our "address," we live in a separate location in our tinyhouse truck, "so good luck with that one you vultures."

Yes we are sad we have to leave for good, but when one door closes, a whole new world opens up, if you have been following us then you will know that in September we go to Portugal in our tinyhouse to meet up with 2 other families, and together we will purchase a little patch of green paradise on which we will start our eco-community.

And they all lived happily ever after.

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Follow us in our tinyhouse truck on a journey of a life time

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Wow. What a story....And not an uncommon one where the 'state' believes they know better than us, as parents. What a beautiful-yet I can imagine, stressful, at times-Choice for your family.
Here in Australia we are facing similar issues....Alot to do with Vaccinations, living off grid, sending kids to school....Its like walking through a mine field......And the only reason it is a mine field is because we don't unite and stand up against it.

I have followed and am excited to see your happily ever after, my friend <3

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Yeah, they really seem to be stepping up their control game of late, they know that more and more people are stepping away from the system and waking up to their tricks. I do believe we are starting to come together and it's only a matter of time before we all just walk away.
thanks for following, we hope to share many enjoyable experiences for some time to come here on steemit.

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And another fullpower upvote. Love be with your family. You are inspiring many to follow in your footsteps.

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I'm trying to get some exposure so please forgive the self-plug but I'm here to help human-kind :-) It all comes down to the same thing: we are owned. Let's create some awareness on how to get out.

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"And the only reason it is a mine field is because we don't unite and stand up against it."
absolutely - unity is the key. and with unity comes a realisation, that even though the unity came with standing together against the foe, that true unity creates community immunity (safety in the strength of numbers) and standing against the foe becomes no longer necessary.

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Upvoted and resteemed Too <3

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Thank you very much, I appreciate it.

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I've heard same stories here in the United States.

You are teaching your children about courage, love, life, and the importance for standing up for your beliefs. There is not a school on the planet that will teach them that. Blessings to you and yours this day and always.

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True words, written with true meaning. We feel the love. Thank you so much

So sad... this is the "dark side" of the so-called social democrat "welfare state;" yes, you may get the benefits and securities of a place where many things are provided by the state... but the "rules" are that you WILL TAKE the benefits provided by the state according to THEIR terms and conditions... otherwise you are a traitor, an enemy of the state and even a criminal.

"Benevolent sameness for all!"

I'm Danish by birth, and my parents left Denmark when I was 13-ish for similar (although not as severe) reasons of not wanting to be subject to the restrictions.

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Yes you are so right, things look all lovely on the the surface, but if you dare to be different you will be outcasts, and treated like an alien by the state and the people.
People here are very much the same, and believe everything the government say,
I have spent a lot of time in Denmark and i see a lot of individuality, people standing up against the system, I actually love Denmark for this reason, because it's got diversity but still very well kept.
Thank you for your feedback @denmarkguy

You get my full upvote of $3,-
I really really really really admire your courage and wisdom!
I have been in Portugal for 6 months living like that. You are going to love it.
Good luck escaping those psychopaths.

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Wow thank you, sir
Yes, we are really looking forward to Portugal.

Good luck with everything! Don't want to give you legal advice, but I have to. If they sue you, deny their jurisdiction over YOUR children. If you end up in court, ask Sweden to come in the court, no representative of Sweden, actually Sweden. Sweden can't come because it is not living creature. Non living creature can't have jurisdiction over living creature. Here are two of my articles which you may find interesting. https://steemit.com/anarchy/@cmoljoe/anarchy-and-voluntaryism-are-our-only-solutions
https://steemit.com/freedom/@cmoljoe/road-to-freedom-series-2-the-myth-of-authority

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Thank you, yes I know a lot about the law of the land, governed by consent, and legalese which works in the USA Canada, and England my homeland, but Sweden is a bit different, they don't seem to give a shit.
But it's fine it will never come to that, we are just going to leave and go somewhere we feel welcomed
Thanks for the interaction
Oh and the link

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No problem. I wish I can help you. Best wishes from me! :)

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Wow, cmoljoe. I am so amazed by the love we all share here on steem. I am grateful to you as well for helping out!

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Watching thru eyes of 'another'...

BRAVO! BRAVO!
I really admire you for sticking to your principles,
and doing what is best for your children and family.

I am so proud of you and am honored to have 'met' you here on Steemit recently.

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Thank you for your admiration Linda, we really feel blessed to be here, the love, support and encouragement we get from all of you is unbelievable. Especially you Linda the consistent support you give us has not gone unnoticed and we really admire what you are doing for your kids, and your dedication to warning people of the dangers of vaccinations.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts

The statist pigs want to own all children. Good for you, fight for your natural rights as parents.

If you can make it to Arizona, in the U.S., we are the most educational free state. Here is the states guide to homeschooling:

http://mcesa.info/homeschooling-2/

Good Luck.

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How honorable of you. Most would sacrifice their children's freedom for convenience. Such is the heavy heart of the awakened. I wish you the best of luck and applaud your valor.

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Thank you for your kind words, we believe we are doing the right thing for our kids, it just a shame the government thinks otherwise.

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Yep, your are right, it's sad but true. the thing we are not told is that when we register the birth of our children, we are essentially handing over ownership of them to the government.

wow Arizona sounds like my kind of place.
thanks for the link

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In the US, that's one good thing, although it's sort of a bad thing because of how many unloving parents there are; the only way for your child to be taken away is if they say they witnessed you do a bad crime to them or another, or if your spouse signs away your rights.
Otherwise you can give CPS the finger, although they will try to get you on any charge possible, when on the move it's pretty much impossible for them.

CPS is a nightmare though if you kid does end up in their "protection." It's waaaay worse than Sweden's which isn't particularly great either. Kids regularly are killed, often raped or beaten, and almost never are given a loving home. It's a real shame.

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Wow it's one good thing that they can't take your kids as easy as they can in England were I'm from.
I actually grew up in care, mainly foster homes, I was a tough little kid and got left alone, but I have friends from care who have not been so lucky, it's sick what some of my friends have been through.

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Yeah the UK is about as bad as the USA from what I've heard, although in the UK like you said it's easier to take someones kids away (but the cops seem more honest, so I suppose it depends, as in the US they often lie about pot smell and take their kids).
Actually a few years ago I knew a family who was good, but the husband occasionally smoked pot on the balcony out back after their kid went to sleep, not even any heavy stuff, before going to bed.
Once day a cop came, a few, with someone from CPS and demanded entry into the home, and unlucky for him, or really his daughter, his wife let them in.
They walked around, asked the kid questions, and then pretended to smell pot. I say pretended as he smoked on the porch, above the house, and stopped about 5 weeks prior, had nothing left in the house, and I personally went over only days later and couldn't smell a wif.
A couple months later their child was killed by the foster "mother" and was sentenced to life in prison.

Horrible thing though, those parents reported bruises on their child many times, and were never told that the foster mother had many violations on her record as well as had a recovering cocaine addict living in the home as her boyfriend/husband.
The mother, according to the investigation, must have banged the child's head against the floor or a hard service repeatably causing hemorrhaging from about goddamn everywhere, including her eyes.

Sorry about ranting, but that was something that affected me greatly. Never again will I not let anybody know that I know that has kids, no matter how bad of a parent they are, about how to get rid of those CPS devils and the bullet-accumulators with badges (cops).
What a horrible system in every single way.

Glad you were left alone, I never hear such a...neutral (relatively positive) experience. More people who actually like kids need to be foster parents, but sadly many of such people like myself are single, and while I'd gladly take in a child of any age, the state/authorities refuse, despite ample time, enough money, and safe residences.

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Oh and goodluck to getting out of Sweden, although I don't hate the country, certain policies like the anti-homeschooling are terrible. I understand why they have it, but it's simply not good and at the very least they need a way to get exempt, essentially proving you're not a cult and you're through.
Really they need to just get rid of it. They'd be better off taking away parents who neglect their kids rather than people who are meerly living outside the system as much as possible.
But then again, governments don't care about children.

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Arizona is not like Sweden, you might want to try Idaho or Montana. Arizona is so dry and hot, just so you know.

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Thank you @jeff-kubitz
I am hearing great things from that side of the pond. It's encouraging :o)

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I am glad you responded @markwhittam. My thoughts on reading your adventures are - shouldn't you leave before school starts? And, yes, I have stayed in Arizona in a big truck over the road many times and it really is so hot that it is unbelievable. One does get used to it eventually but it is so very hot.

Wishing you tons of luck on your journey! It's a shame that instead of empowering parents, the state feels the need to dictate what the parents must do or else. Hope you make it out of this ok! I'm sure you will as it seems you have been smartly planning for this for a while. Much love!

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Thank you for your encouragement, yes it's a shame but we don't roll over for no one, and we have always wanted to find land a grow food, which is hard to do in the north of Sweden, so we see this as a gentle kick in the right direction.
Thanks for stopping by

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Oh yeah, this is the perfect push to get you going on that! You should connect with @thenightflier as he grows a lot of stuff on his land in Italy I believe. Here's the post of his that got my attention. https://steemit.com/photography/@thenightflier/fruits-and-veggies-from-our-orchard

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Thank you I will check him out when I finish work :)

Good on you guys. It is very clear that you love your children and I applaud you and support you in this endeavor. I've just found you but I'm now following and I look forward to coming along for the ride with you. All the very best!

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Thank you for the support @steemtruth
It's so good to have so many well wishers here on steemit, because up until now, we have been meet with suspicion from nay sayers.
And sometimes even doubted our decisions.
We love it here and are willing to share our whole journey with you lovely steemians

So much respect for making an extremely hard, but definitely right decision. We should all be able to raise our own children, instead of sending them off to be trained by strangers 40 hours a week, 18 years of their life.
Double upvote (article and one of your comments) to support your travels and stay in Portugal. I would love to visit you there.
Also followed and resteemed.

Not sending your kids to school is viewed as a form of abuse! You are denying them one of their fundamental rights.
We also live in Sweden and have chosen to homeschool so the only option for us is to leave the country. As long as we are "long-term outside of Sweden" -traveling, we can legally homeschool. We are trying to stay under the radar as much as possible and deal directly with the school. It has worked fine for 1 year and we've had no angry calls or threats.
We're traveling - and we have a right to (even according to swedish law.

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You have done very well to stay under the radar, but the women we spoke to said due to the increased number of families wanting to take their kid on holiday, that they now are refusing to allow us and any other families this right, and that we would be wasting our time to apply for leave, and that social services will come knocking and that we will pay fines from the first day of school start.

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We will find out soon enough. We're trying to do it the same way as last year. Our agreement with the principal was that we apply for the whole year off; the school does not approve but knows that the child in question will not be there. Both parties know where we have each other. If the school approves the application they take responsibility for the childs education. But they don't approve so have nofurther legal responsibility. We can travel and not be on violation of the law as long as we're never in Sweden during the school year.
That's how it should work in the current system.
We will find out soon enough.

Godspeed. Thanks so much for sharing this. You really are an inspiration. Cheers! See you in Portugal, at Steemfest????

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Thank you for stopping by, and yes I am definitely going to steemfest, it's only 3yrs from the land we are hoping to buy. https://steemit.com/steemfest/@markwhittam/steemfest-2017-in-the-big-green-steem-machine

Wow man. That's incredible. I really applaud what you're doing. I'll be keeping you in my prayers.

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Thank you @coolbowser That's very nice of you, feels good to the support of my fellow steemians.

Sorry to hear this @markwhittam, I am praying that you will be able to keep one step ahead of the state.


SDG

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I have no doubt we will be victors in this battle. I never lose.
thanks for dropping by @sighmanjestah
Hope life is treating you well :)

Hi @markwhittam, great post , you are not alone, and i think many people share your thoughts, but few dare to be different ! Congratulations !
I was born in France and emigrated to Thailand, in France home education is allowed ONLY if you leave too far from a school (on a boat for ex.) or if you have a valid reason ( sporty kid), but it requires government approval....
I had the opportunity to home educate my now 16 years old son in Thailand alternating with thai local school and french international school for him to have to chance to meet with other kids. Therefore i had access to all the education programs, and i confirm what you said ""to be programmed, to have their individuality wiped clean away, their self-esteem knocked out of them and their dreams crushed by the government's agenda to make all kids competitive, anxious, consumer sheep.""...it seems to be everywhere the same strategy.....
Thank you for sharing your story, i decided already last year to take out my son from the education system as he complete the minimum years according the law, and to discover with him what he wish to do in his life. I just have a little daughter of 10 months now, she is Eurasian thai-french and it's allowed to home educate your kids in Thailand, so i will do so !
Following and resteemed !

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Thank you for sharing your story, and for your wonderful words of wisdom and encouragement. And I salute you for taking back your Son. I am very happy it's allowed in Thailand. Thank you for your time and resteem. Followed you too

Will follow you @markwhittam and waiting for news from you! You have beautiful children, and I hope that you accomplish everything you plan for their future! Good luck to you.

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Wow such lovely kind words, thank you @yuriks2000
We will do our best for these little treasures.
peace.

Wow. That's insane man. I had no idea it was illegal in Sweden to homeschool. But, honestly, i'd do exactly what you're doing.

Stay strong, brother. Love you, man - you have the right idea on life and how to go about it, it seems.

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Yeah it's nuts, but hay ho!
It just gave us a push in the right direction, PORTUGAL baby here we come.
Thanks Brother, it's good to know we have people backing us up.

I truly hope for the best outcome in your current time of struggle. Marley has such a beautiful family looking out for her! And I had no idea the Swedish government could do this! Eco-communities are the future you are blessed to have the opportunity to start one :)

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Thank you, we believe it will all go as planned, it seems to always go that way for us.
Yeah, it's strange because Sweden is a fantastic country in many many ways, apart from this one silly law.
We will be sure to keep all you lovely steemer's updated with the eco-community project

I fear that in time unless others begin to see what we see so clearly, there will be no escaping the 'system' that we are being forced to be a part of. I live in the UK and am just starting out on my journey into fatherhood. I have already had some issues due to my refusal to attend the local magistrate to hand over ownership of my son to the state by means of registering his 'birth' with my 'sign of nature'. ACtually this is not true, I did attend of my own free will to question the magistrate and find out why they feel that I 'must' register my son. Having spoken to the head registrar they were unable to provide me with a reason. This was followed by a threatening letter from the National Records For Scotland in which they told us that if we did not comply, we would be liable to up to two years in prison and also a fine. Having spoken with the head 'person' here I again found that they could not provide me with a good enough reason for me to sign over MY responsibility for guiding my son through life to the state so I informed them that I would not be complying with their demand. In the end the magistrate decided to register my sons 'birth' on their own authority.

This was what I am sure will be the first of many intrusions into our lives and since we do not have any intentions of letting the state indoctrinate our son or stick needles full of God only knows what into his body, I am sure we will have more intrusions in the not so distant future.

The biggest problem however is the lack of knowledge or willingness to learn by the rest of the 'people' with whom we have to share our time here. Many are so indoctrinated that they believe that WE are abusing our son because we do not want to sign away his life or have him pumped full of poison.

I wish you and you're family all the best @markwhittam and hope you can find the life that you deserve.

A fantastic post, though it is a crying shame that we even have to discuss these issues in the first place. The sooner we can show everyone the nature of the cage in which they live the better!

Keep up the good fight my friend!

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Very well written, I couldn't agree more. Those people who actually care about these things and don't want to poison their child's body and mind are at least watched, sometimes worse. It's like a witch hunt all over again.
And yes: a lot of people are still asleep, at least partly. That to me means that all the vaccines, fluoride etc. are working. However, I've seen more people here who are wide awake than anywhere else. That gives me hope and tells me it's not too bad after all.

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When I get home from work I will give a full reply to this great comment, I am also from the uk and know all about the dangers of registering the birth of your child. Speak l8er

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@markwhittam I found your post when @tonyr Resteemed it. Thank you Tony. Such an incredible and unbelievable time you are going through. We worry here about jumping through hoops just in an effort to get off the grid for solar, what home gardens we are/are not allowed to have to grow food, etc. trying to get free of the systems. We thought that was a big deal, but I can't even imagine the state coming for our son. I gave you a vote, it's not worth much yet since I'm new, so I sent you some Steem Dollars directly to help in your journey. Best of luck, keep positive, it will work out in the end.

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Ok wow, I thought you sent it by mistake,
This is very kind of you, I tell you what, I'm going to buy a tree with this and plant it on the land, just let me know what name we should give the tree, and if you ever visit you can see your tree in full boom :)
I'm am interested in your project, sounds great are you blogging about it?
Thanks again that's very sweet

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Maybe the "Steem Tree", or something along those lines, in honor of of how this platform seems to bring people together in support of each other. Allow the family to vote on it.

I haven't posted anything on our gardens yet, but I will. I grow 90% hydroponics, 10% soil. Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Peppers, Beans, Lettuce, Chards, Strawberries, Blackberries. The basics that help take some of our reliance off the supermarket system. Things have to be in containers here since everything is governed by the neighborhood association rules. We are trying to get to a goal in the next 2 years to move to place where we can lave land, be free to grow food, raise chickens for eggs, have solar, and return to a more self-sufficient life. A mix of modern amenities and responsible living. :-)

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Steem tree it is :)

wow cool, we might be bugging for tips when we finally start growing, and I hope you eventually find a place you can grow to your full potential.
food in the shops is getting smaller, more poisonous and more expensive by the day, so the sooner we all start growing the better.

look forward to reading about your garden soon :)

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You got it. I'll be here and happy to help with what I can. I'm restarting our front garden system this weekend so I will most likely start blogging on the subject next week.

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Look forward to it my friend! Have agreat day and speak soon!

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Thank you for this interaction, my hat's of to you for not wanting to register the birth of your child, and sticking to your guns even under threats of a prison term, like you say registering your child with the state is essentially handing over ownership, the same as when you register your car, you hand over ownership, and in return you get a piece of paper with your name as the registered 'keeper', not owner, this then gives them the right to confiscate your car for none payment of tax etc.

I wonder if you have heard of a man called Michael of Bernicia from Newcastle, he went through the same treatment as you, all the threats of prison and fines but succeeded in not having his daughter owned by the state.
He also managed to tell the tax man to jog on! you can find his videos on youtube.

I commend you for not wanting to poison your child with vaccinations and understand too well the reaction from Joe public, most people here in Sweden think we are completely bonkers for not vaccinating,
I fear too much T.V and fluoride have made people soft and easily led and afraid of the unknown.

I wish you all the best with your willingness to take back control over your families destiny,
and look forward to reading posts about it, we have a duty here to inspire others and show them that you can just say no, and that you should question everything that the state push's upon us

Peace

followed :) in a none big brother sense ;)

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All I want is to live my life and bring up my family in peace and without interference from anyone else and I am sure it is the same for you. I think we have to be honest with ourselves and admit that society isn't going to change. 'People' are more interested in Game Of Thrones or the X-Factor or whatever the **** is trending right now. I couldn't really tell you because I haven't watched TV for as long as I can remember. I occasionally check the news if there is something happening like the fire in Kensington but only to find out what lies are being fed to the masses. I think there will only ever be a few of us willing to stand up. Most don't have a clue how the world works and most of those that do are too scared to stick their heads above the parapet. It is understandable I suppose but very frustrating. I probably know enough to be a danger to myself and have difficulty at times controlling my emotional responses. :(

After I read your post last night I began writing about the example you have given with the vehicle registration being just the same as registering a 'birth' but I'm not sure I can find the right words and tone to post about the subject as like I said I have trouble controlling my justified anger but I am really encouraged that @canadian-coconut has managed to gain 1000 followers while posting about these subjects so there is clearly a good amount of users on steemit who are aware of the situations we find ourselves in. I also thought that since she was doing such a great job and I couldn't do a better one, that I wouldn't really be able to add anything to what she has to say. I am realising though that the more of us that talk about these things the more the word will get out so I do hope to start writing about some things that I feel are important to share and add my voice to the likes of yours and that of canadian-coconut!

I am not very familiar with Michael of Bernicia but have heard the name and will take a look when I get the chance but I am also aware of the fact that income tax only applies to 'income' and not earnings and I know what the definition of earnings is and have a level of understanding of legalese and the use of common words as a means of deception by the state and judicial system and also know about the difference between driving and travelling etc, etc. I definitely have a lot I could write about.

As to your own situation, I commend you also on your taking a stand against the control system and really feel for you that you have to leave your home due to the fact that schooling is mandatory in Sweden. This was news to me but I cannot say I am surprised by anything anymore. I hope everything works out well for you and your family my friend and hope that we can continue to talk to one another in future.

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Wow I agree with everything you said, as if I said it myself.
We really are on the same page, and I think you have a very good way of explaining it too,
I understand that it really winds you up but you should not be scared of expressing your frustrations, especially here on steemit.

A lot of the stuff @canadian-coconut writes about is very sensitive for some people, and a lot would disagree with her, but she never gave up and slowly but surely found her audience, and now enjoys writing about something she is passionate about, which I believe you can too.
the great thing about steemit is people generally behave themselves here, and have the decency and respect to keep there shitty opinions to themselves, and even when you do get criticism here it seems to be wrapped up in a nice fluffy coating, like: hi I couldn't help notice your opinion is wrong, have a nice day. and those people will probably never read your posts again and go on to something a bit more digestible.

I know I have offeneded some people with my views, but I have yet to receive any nasty comments.

Write what you believe in, and that passion will come through in your writing.

Thanks for this, it really makes me feel like there is hope, and look forward to reading your stories of your battles with state

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A pleasure @markwhittam! Thanks for the encouragement and support my friend!

Have a great day! :)

Good luck, man! As the parent of a homeschooled child, I could only imagine what you are going through right now. Keep strong, you know what's best for your babies.

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Thank you @gizmoto and good on you for not giving up your child.
We will stay strong and positive as always, and they will never get our little angels.

I wish you luck...I hope you find somewhere where you can raise your children to be individuals capable of thinking their own thoughts, dreaming "outside the box", and shaping their own destiny instead of being moulded into mindless puppets.
Looking forward to following your posts.

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What a great comment thank you @katdvine
I could not have put it better myself.
thanks for the support and feedback

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You're doing the right thing by your family. 😀

Wow, I completely support you in your choices! I have lately seen a documentary about the truth about vaccines and I was shocked! It was even worse than I thought! I bought the complete series to support getting the message spread. I want to share my password with anybody who wants to watch this really important docu-series, so u can watch online with my account. Please contact me on my channel for this @mitchiesfoodrace I upvoted resteemed and follow you. I like to connect with like minded people. Let us take our freedom back! I wish you the best of luck and a big hug! Let me know about the project I love to visit eco-communities!

Amazing that it is illegal. Well done for sticking with your convictions. Primary and high school are largely a waste of time at best, at worst an institution of indoctrination.

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Thank you, I agree, a total waste of time, kids just want to learn from their parents until they are about 12, then they get bored of mum and dad and want to explore more.

Bro, you got some mad love on this! Congrats man!!! Well deserved and definitely earned :)

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Thank Ben, as they say, even the sun shines on a dogs ass once In a while. :)

Good Luck avoiding the Statist vultures and best wishes for you in raising your children wherever you may be.

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Thank you @voluntarismrules
We are confident of a happy outcome.

Your work is superb, I know that the US is an arm of the central banks which want to enslave us all. They will stop at nothing to do this as it has always been since the time of kingship in history. We are born free and must fight for it. Never back down and never give up!

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Great motivational speech, thank you @survive-it

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I love that you are standing by your values, even in the face of potential grave danger. I love that you took a leap of faith and followed your heart to better your life for your family. I love it that you are tuning into sustainable realities and taking action to live your dream. I love that you are sharing it with others. I love that we're going to meet in Lisbon. I love that we are here on Steemit -- right here, right now. Blessings!

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Thank you dearly. Wow so much love, I truly love this place more and more with every passing day, hour, minute. For so long we have come up against nay sayers, we get funny looks when we explain the way we want to live.
But not here on steemit, just pure love and admiration. Thank you @everlove and we'll see you in Lisbon.

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Indeed @markwhittam. The tides are changing and we get to make new choices that will show others a thriving example--and we get to do it together.. So grateful to know you.

Fucking governments. All over the world for centuries governments, churches and global elites have been enslaving with REAL THREATS to keep people as their products for profit. It is disgusting.
With that being said there are always solutions and opportunities. It seems like u have a good head on your shoulders and u are making the best of a bad situation. I salute you for your bravery, resolve and hopeful spirit!
Blessings~*~

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Thank you @quinneaker
We really appreciate it, especially coming from you sir. We have been following you @everlove and the @gardenofeden for some time now, and I must say we are in awe of what you guys have achieved. We have been in good contact with @everlove and hope to learn a lot from your garden of eden.
Yes it's sad that the elites have been getting away with so long, but I am hopeful for the future, with platforms like steemit where people can help and inspire one another. The future is bright. Thanks again

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Yes Steemit has great potential, revolutionary even. yet it is only the tip of the iceberg. Yes we together can build a new future.
Godspeed~*~

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Hi, I have written a post about our community and how we will need support from the steemit community.
Please take 5 minutes to read it, posted yesterday but it's only had 20views
https://steemit.com/community/@markwhittam/we-need-your-help-to-make-our-dream-a-reality

there is a war brewing. literally speaking. when our children and our bodies are not our own, when food isn't real, medicine is poison, "rights" are an illusion, privacy is a joke... there is no way it won't come to an ugly head. scary how unprepared we are.

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It is scary, but we humans will come together and scare off the evil elite with our love and compassion for one another. Hopefully no war necessary. But on the same side I'm not expecting them to go quietly. Who knows what will happen but I'm not going to waste my time worrying about it, that's what they want.
Thank you for the feedback @naturally.audrey

The very best of luck to you @markwhittam.

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thank you @newsdesk much appreciated

Good luck !!

We've been finding out since the internet came along that Europe ISN'T so free. A German family sought asylum in the U.S. for the same reason, and they were almost sent back. There is no reason why children need to be educated in school, and they belong to their parents, not society or the state. Upvoted, resteemed and followed.

WOW, we need to get this story viral.

Has anyone in the alternative media approached you to do an interview? I think people would love to hear the whole story.

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Not yet, this is the first time we have spoke of it online. But we would like more people to know of this as it is happening all over Europe at the moment.

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Keep up the good fight, we need more brave men and women out there standing up for what's right. Hopefully more people will have the courage to stand up after hearing your story.

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Yes let's hope so @wakeupnd

UPvoted and followed. Will support you and your family on your adventure to freedom~*~

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Much appreciated it, everything we raise on steemit is going into the community at first and then to help others.

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Yes we use all proceeds to build sustainable living realities, feeding, housing, educating people. @gardenofeden
Blessings~*~

“There is no school equal to a decent home and no teacher equal to a virtuous parent.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

I'm a homeschool mom and I wish you all the best. You will get your happily ever after.

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Beautiful, thank you for this quote from the wonderful Mahatma Gandhi.

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Hello, first of all: best wishes and good look. Then: If I had the plan to flee government sanctions I wouldn't tell anybody on the internet about my plans. Just an idea ... be careful.

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They have no chance against me, I'm a slippery little Fucker when I want to be, and anyway they can't stop us from moving to Portugal. But thanks for your concern, it's great that we all look out for each other here.

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Slippery little fucker sounds great. Go for it!

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I maybe should have explained that I grew up in care and have been giving social services a run for their money since I was 7, by the time I was 14 they'd had enough of me and let me go, which is against the law till I'm 17. Hehehe

With all that is going on in the world it takes a brave person to have and raise children. I would hate to bring a child into the world knowing their future could be severely limited.

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Yes, I agree @azfix
but I think if we teach our kids the right way then maybe in the future there will be a glimmer of hope, and that our kids will automatically reject all governments and live a peaceful, humble life.
thanks for stopping by

That's just crazy! And that's another reason I don't like Socialism. Everyone is the "same" and everyone needs to conform. What happens to us? The artists, the creators, the dreamers of dreams and "inspirers" of the future?
Why do we give any group so much power over our lives? Why should anyone be able to dictate what is a good life or not? We are all different. We all have different and unique goals and dreams. I don't believe it is up to anyone but the people directly concerned. Good luck on your journey! Are there other countries in Europe where you can homeschool? I've been thinking about adopting for a while, but also would like to homeschool if possible.

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Hello @idealsceneprod
Yes it's a messed up system when individuality is suppressed, we feel like aliens in this country, everyone here looks the same, acts the same and are scared of anything new and different.
I'm not 100% sure, but I think it's just Sweden and Germany that you are not allowed to homeschool, but in other countries they are starting to making it very hard to homeschool.

I can't believe, they would do that. That is crazy, how the hell is that possible! This is not right, they are your children. No person or government or company has the right to take a person's child unless that child is being abused. The fact that you doing want your children to become mindless robots is the kindest, most compassionate thing you could ever do for them! Wow this just blows me away. The people of this earth need to start teaching the global elite a lesson! They are sick in the head. There will be a reckoning one day! I wish you the best, i hope you get were you are going safe. Steem on!

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Yes they are sick, but we must not retaliate, the best thing to do is to just walk away peacefully. They want us to be angry and fight back. We will win :)
Thanks for the interaction

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I understand, i know you will win! I will continue to wish you the best.

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Thank you, your very kind.

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You're welcome.

Wishing the best for you and your family Mark!

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That's very kind of you
Thanks @elderfinancial

only good luck can wish and success in your endeavors!

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Thank you, we will succeed I can feel it in the air. :)

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I wish you success

What is bad in turn over your children to the state.As I Know Sweden has good laws regarding children... Beating children is a criminal in Sweden's Law.. Swedish government has many good laws for the right and interest of the children...What do you think that Portugal will be good for Marley and for other kids?

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you are right Sweden has a lot of good laws, but the government do not know what is best for my children, it's a known fact kids learn more at home and are more confident and not as easily led into alcohol, drugs, iphones and computer games, tv and consumerism.
we will not hand them over to the portuguese government either, we will teach them till they are about 10 and then we want to find a free NON government school

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I agree with you ... because children can learn easily learn at home...There should be a debate on this issue... Its is very hard that you are leaving the country ...this is a give up ....In my view you shouldn't give up but stand up for yours and your kids rights...

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follow me @nazirkhyber so we can see articles and upvote posts from each other...

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Two people who love how the state destroys the family unit via public school indoctrination: Adolf Hitler and Melissa Harris-Perry

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Agree with you a little bit...

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Feel free to turn your children over to the state. As for me, I will defend my children from the state by all means possible, to the end of all life on Earth.

All governments are out of control. All of these public employees should spend the rest of their lives in the deepest, darkest prison that can be found.

I wish you well in your seizing of your own freedom from the jaws of the tyrannical beast.

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Thank you for your feedback @lifeworship
I agree with you 100%

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Good luck on your journey! I can't imagine what I would do if we had that same law in the US. Happy for you sticking with your beliefs!

I live in Ireland and in the past year I've seen a few families come here from either the Netherlands, Germany or other places because it is either illegal to educate at home or because some laws change. In the Netherlands they have to still do exams and tests in school, which takes away all the benefits of home ed. Especially if you're like me un-schooling. I got out of Holland 6 years ago, not exactly for the home education, but other reasons that could have damaged my children. You're doing the right thing for your children and I have such respect for that. I wish you all the best on your journey, I am sure it'll be a great one! Following too.

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Thank you @misslasvegas. Yes I have heard it's happening all over Europe, Germany especially, they even want to pass a law which means you will get fines for not vaccinating your kids. The world's gone nuts
Following you too now :)

Good luck man. It is just too hard to live your believes in this world. And if you do they will fine you.

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thanks @s3rg3
It's a shame it has to be like this, but when one door closes, another world opens up.

I didn't know homeschool is illegal in Sweden. I homeschooled four years and feel it was a great way to educate. I wish you godspeed.

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Thank you for your kind words @wandrnrose7

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You are welcome and I'm my thoughts and prayers

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You're welcome

This is so cool!!! Love this so very very much!!!

upvoted this. its a new opportunity for your family!

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Thank you @evesick

I had no idea homeschooling your children was illegal in Sweden. That's preposterous and stupid!

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Yep, not just in Sweden, Germany and other parts of Europe

This is incredibly admirable. Good luck on your journey, @markwhittam! Stay safe and keep them guessing!

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hehehe, I will do just that :) thank you @rigaronib

Our thoughts and best wishes to you and your family. We are an unschooling family from the UK. Our plan is also community living with like minded people.

Good luck and please keep us steemers updated as to your progress. Maybe we will get to visit when we hit portugal later this year.

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Thank you for your kind words.
My partner is Swedish, but I am from the UK, and so are 2 of the families we are joining in Portugal :)
Yes please do come and visit.
I am following you now and will keep you well informed.

I wish you the best of luck. Freedom is not free as you are now well aware.

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Sad but true @doetwa

That is crazy to hear Mark. Didn't know you guys were in Sweden, which I hear is a beautiful country. I've seen weird things on youtube about their government there too, political correctness and media control can get overbearing. Now the situation you are describing leads me to believe their leaders are not as liberal and progressive as they apparently claim to be. But I may be wrong. Just wondering why Portugal and what attracts you there? I'm assuming you guys do not speak Portuguese... cheers

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Yeah it's a shame, there is some strange things going over here in the political sense. A lot has changed to how it was when I moved here 10yrs ago. Portland has cheap land and a lot of people from all over Europe are going there to start up an alternative way of living.
Lots of small and a few big eco-communities are already existing there.
We want fruit trees and to be able to grow food all year round so this is another attraction.
No we don't speak the language yet, but I hear they are good at speaking English there, not like Spain.

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Awesome, I think you are headed in the right direction. I lived in Venezuela where tons of portuguese families had immigrated way back when things were good. I've found they generally are very warm, nice and humble people (except when it comes to soccer lol), best of luck with the preparations to you and your beautiful family :)

Our neighbors homeschool their children and in Denver, Colorado we knew a couple that were dentists and they home schooled their children. My sister in law home schooled hers and one of them went into high school and graduated at the top of the class. At home they learn how to think and problem solve. I did not know Sweden doesn't allow home schooling what's with that? Keep us updated. :)

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It's not just in Sweden. Also Germany, too. At the least. I wonder how many countries in Europe have a similar law. That isn't freedom. See this German case:

DHS allows German home-schooling family to stay in US
Published March 04, 2014

WASHINGTON – A German home-schooling family facing deportation following the Supreme Court’s refusal to hear their appeal is being allowed to stay in the U.S.

The Department of Homeland Security has granted the family “indefinite deferred status,” their attorney confirmed to Fox News.

That means the Romeike family, who claim the German government is persecuting them because they want to raise their children in accordance with their Christian beliefs, can stay in the United States without the threat of being forced return to their home country, the family’s legal team told Fox News.

The family moved to Morristown, Tenn., in 2008 after facing fines and threats for refusing to send their kids to a state-approved school in Germany, which is required by law in that country. If the Romeikes had stayed in Germany, they risked losing custody of their children.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/03/04/dhs-grants-german-home-schooling-family-permanent-asylum-in-us.html

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that is interesting .. yes Our number one right here is freedom of religion.

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Yes, and freedom of speech right along with it, something that isn't so protected in Europe, either, and it's getting worse where they want major censorship of the internet by Facebook, Twitter, etc. Like, for instance, criticism of Islam will effectively be illegal, since Muslims are a sizeable minority there and it's considered hate speech to talk negatively about their religion.

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@doule its happening all over Europe now. They want our kids. It's scary.

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@rebeccabe, this is great you know so many. Here there is none, people here think we are wired for wanting to do this, too much fluoride I think

what a story indeed. i hope you continue to share your story here.

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Thank you @hgmsilvergold
Yes we are here to share our lives with you all on steemit. Our whole journey from debt to free.

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great looking forward to that. followed

I couldn't imagine not being able to have the right not to educate my children. I live in the United States and when I see stories like this it makes me glad we still have the right to home school here. Good luck with your journey. I am following you and have resteemed this

Wish you and your family well, such fuss over homeschooling. tsk tsk.

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Thank you @luvabi yes I know it should a human right to be able to decide what's best for your own children.
Thanks for stopping by

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Much appreciated @doitvoluntarily
Thanks for stopping by :)

Good luck! Inspirational! You are all brave warriors!

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Thank you @struggles for your words of encouragement

This is amazing! Such courage! I'm afraid America is starting to slide in the same direction as your country. I'm feeling really inspired, I need to get a copy of Rosetta stone and start learning Spanish. You may be on to something here. God bless you on your journey

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Thank you @alpha-megalodon
Yes it seems to be happening all over, their grip gets tighter every year.

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The doctors beg me to vaccinate my kids and always try to ask my wife if we have guns in the house. It got so bad that I would have to go to the school or doctors office because my wife hates the pressure when she brings the kids in. I just play dumb and lie to skew thier data. Dumb shits think my mom is indian and my dad is italian lol

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That's the way to do it @alpha-megalodon
Always keep them guessing, never conform

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Live free or die is tattooed on my heart

@markwhittam - your story goes straight to my heart. I just want to say - you are great parents who are ready to do (not only proclaim) things for their families. I think you children when they grew up, will be thankful for the choice you made for them. I am sending you and your family love and blessings and will pray for your safe escape to Portugal and your new life there.
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Thank you @sashagenji
Yes I do believe they will appreciate it when they realize what we did for them, we do ask them every now and again if they would like to go to school, and they quickly say no and change the subject.
Thank you for your blessings and prayers

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I think you are doing right asking kids what they want. A lot of people do not realize that their kids are separate beings and have their own life. You can't decide for them. For me you are an example of parents which people need to learn from. Good luck with your journey!

This is really incredible. Please keep updating us on your incredible effort. Sending much love to your family.

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Thank you @hansikhouse
We will always share our experiences with the steemit community, as it gives so much encouragement in return. The support we get is overwhelming.
Thanks for stopping by

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I'm seeing that now and am regretful that I haven't seen your content sooner. Will be following closely from here on out!

🌈 Sorry to hear about your situation. Governments around the world are after everything we have. They are clamping down on our freedoms and liberties. They provide the schools with tax payer money but whether we send our children to their communistic Common Core education camps or not should be our choice. Same with Bill Gates' Cancer causing vaccines, they provide it under threats of no education for the unvaccinated healthy children. It should be a choice, not under threats, jail time or kidnapping of our children. It's sad that many families like yours are forced to flee because there's no group brave enough to stop the rich Globalist elite families that are pushing all these unlawful laws upon the world's citizens. Make me sad. I just hope you all are safe in your journey. ❤️

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It's so sad, I heard the other day that in Germany they will make it illegal to not pump your child full of poison.
Law of the land is all that we should adhere to, "tho shall not cause loss or harm" that's it.
thank you for stopping by @yoona

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What a beautiful story! I had no idea you couldn't home school your children in Sweden. I absolutely plan to home school my children when I have kids in the future. I love that you're not giving in to the society's imposition on how your kids should be educated. Steem on!

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Thank you @natashahall
We believe we are doing the right thing, and refuse to give in to peer pressure from family friends and the state. It's so refreshing to meet so many people here on steemit that support our discussion.
Thanks for stopping by.

This is kind of mind blowing.
When I started reading, I was certain it was just some very well written fantasy, futuristic serial book, because I've only just found you via your post "don't grow up it's a scam" -- I always say "it's a trap" -- but then as I read I began to cry.
I'm still weeping.

My God ... I will be praying for your entire family for your safe journey to Portugal and please stay connected so we know you're all okay!

Wow.
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Wow, Thank you for your heartfelt message.
It's sad but true I'm afraid. The system has managed to sneak in all these laws while we have all been busy watching TV and drinking fluoride.
It's a shame but we are just seeing it as an opportunity, it makes it easier to cope with this way.
We will keep everyone updated on the situation, but we are confident of a happy outcome.