I really have nothing against homeschooling, but it must be admitted that among the homeschoolers, there is a disproportionate share of crazy people that should not be allowed near children. And, the way homeschooling operates politically, the children of homeschooling families are less likely to be rescued from their abusing parents (when there are abusing parents) than other kids. That is a simple fact, and all the homeschoolers who are not abusing their own children but who maintain that society must simply turn away are part of the problem, not the solution.

In this context it is not surprising that homeschooling mother Collen Hauser is trying to murder her illiterate and possibly somewhat crazy 13 year old son by refusing to allow him the necessary life saving medical treatments ordered by a court.

SLEEPY EYE, MINN. — The father of Daniel Hauser said today he believes his son and his wife have left the country, but won’t say where he thinks they have gone to keep out of reach of authorities.

“I have an opinion where they are, but I can’t say I know,” said Anthony Hauser, adding that he has placed a call to a telephone where he believes he can reach them.

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I find it fascinating and disturbing that this situation has not been deemed appropriate for an Amber Alert. Why?

PZ has a long post about this, and another similar case.

Comments

  1. #1 catgirl
    May 20, 2009

    There’s really no Amber Alert? I’m surprised at that. Hopefully there will be enough publicity without it that he will be found anyway. It’s a shame that he will now have to go through this tough experience away from his parents.

  2. #2 becca
    May 20, 2009

    “I really have nothing against homeschooling, but it must be admitted that among the homeschoolers, there is a disproportionate share of crazy people that should not be allowed near children.”
    *DEATHGLARE*
    We’re not that buddy-buddy, Greggie.
    *BECCASMASH*

  3. #3 Greg Laden
    May 20, 2009

    Don’t forget, Becca, I was homeschooled too.

  4. #4 just another goofball
    May 20, 2009

    I was schoolhomed. (both parents: publik skulteecherz)

    “Child, you MUST be saved”.

    (where have we heard this before?)

    Elohim->Yahweh->God->Allah->Pharma->?

    firmanent + govermint => pharmamint

  5. #5 the real meme
    May 20, 2009

    “I really have nothing against homeschooling, but it must be admitted that among the homeschoolers, there is a disproportionate share of crazy people that should not be allowed near children.”

    Amen to that.
    But there is no Amber Alert because when a woman steals/hides/murders/kidnaps a child the social presumption is that they won’t have sex with it–especially if its the ‘mother’ of the child, because mother knows best, right? And besides, boys lives are worth less in America than they are elsewhere.

  6. #6 Lynn
    May 21, 2009

    homeschoolers… who maintain that society must simply turn away are part of the problem, not the solution.

    Sometimes you can’t keep a meme going w/o sacrificing some lambs along the way. It’s self-defeating and dehumanizing reflex.

  7. #7 diyet
    May 21, 2009

    It’s a shame that he will now have to go through this tough experience away from his parents.

  8. #8 Jennifer Fink
    May 22, 2009

    I linked to this post today: http://bloggingboutboys.blogspot.com/

    Jenny

  9. #9 Jennifer Fink
    May 22, 2009

    I linked to this post today: http://bloggingboutboys.blogspot.com/

    Jenny

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