Monday, February 28, 2011

Liberty Quotes

"It is the highest impertinence and presumption, therefore, in kings and ministers to pretend to watch over the economy of private people, and to restrain their expense. ... They are themselves always, and without exception, the greatest spendthrifts in the society. Let them look well after their own expense, and they may safely trust private people with theirs." -Adam Smith (1723-1790) Scottish philosopher and economist

"[I]n America it is the so-called capitalist who is to blame for the fulfillment of Marx's prophecies. Beguiled by the state's siren song of special privilege, the capitalists have abandoned capitalism." -Frank Chodorov (1887-1966) Journalist, writer, founded The Freeman publication

"The government expands at will, based on what might be charitably called flimsy constitutional reasoning and less charitably and more accurately called arrogant judicial tyranny. Government authority these days rarely comes from the Constitution as written but from the last carefully crafted misinterpretation of it. This is called legal precedent." -Linda Bowles (1952-2003) Columnist Source: Enlarging government's power a step at a time, CONSERVATIVE CHRONICLE, May 1, 1996.

REGISTRY REVISION: Lawmakers consider changes to state's Child Abuse Registry

Jannay Towne
February 28, 2011

Schools, day cares, nursing homes, even churches check Iowa's Child Abuse Registry. "You want to make sure the people taking care of your kids are you know, well equipped to do that," says Cally Slauson, a mother of three.

An Iowa Supreme Court ruling has challenged the placement of thousands of people on the registry. "An example might be a drugged or drunk caretaker. Nothing bad happened, but if there had been an emergency, the caretaker wouldn't have been in a position to make decisions to keep the child safe," says DHS Spokesperson Roger Munns.

Half of the more than 51,000 people on the registry fall under the category of Denial of Critical Care Lack of Supervision. According to the Supreme Court, those people should not be listed. State lawmakers are considering changes to the law to keep those people on the state registry. That requires them to find the right balance between the safety of the child and the rights of the accused.

"If there is no change, then going forward the agency will not be permitted to place that category of abuse, those perpetrators on the registry and that's what needs to be fixed," says Munns.

While lawmakers debate that change, they are also considering more. "Who should be on it, why they should be on it, and for how long they should be on it and how they get off it if they're inappropriately placed on it," explains Rep. Joel Fry, an Osceola Republican who sits on the House Human Services Committee.

"We need to make sure that the people in our schools are the best quality people and don't have any background that we need to be concerned about," says Slauson.

The law requires people with founded cases of child abuse to stay on the registry for ten years. One of the proposed changes is to shorten that length to five years in some cases.

I had the idea that being listed was FOREVER, and I think in some states it IS. We know of cases where falsely accused people have fought for years to get off the list

Foster Parents; In Service.

Marilyn Harrison
Foster Families Examiner
February 28th, 2011

Foster Parents; In Service. Part 1 of 2

Foster Parents; In Service. Part 2 of 2

Mom Accused of Child Neglect

Updated: Monday, 28 Feb 2011, 3:20 PM MST
Published : Monday, 28 Feb 2011, 3:20 PM MST
MyFox Phoenix

SURPRISE, Arizona - A 33-year-old mother has been accused of leaving her 2-year-old child in the car unattended while running an errand at a Surprise Wal-Mart.

Allyson Parsons is facing a charge of child neglect, Surprise Police say.

About 6 p.m. Friday, a bystander reported an unattended child in the parked vehicle. Parsons was located and told police that she left her daughter in the car to go to the restroom, but later admitted to cashing a check.

Surprise Police say that Parsons acknowledged it was wrong to leave her child alone.

I left a comment there-

Seriously, how many people want the government to expend thousands of dollars to prosecute this mother, put her though all sorts of useless "classes" in a "Service Plan", assassinate her character, put her on a "child abuser list" and probably destroy her family and future- when a WARNING "don't do that" would have undoubtedly been sufficient?

Supreme Court to Weigh Child Abuse Against Family's Privacy

ABC News covers Green v. Camreta-

High Court Tackles Child Interviews Without Warrants; First Child Welfare Case in 21 Years
Feb. 28, 2011
ABC News

See American Family Rights and Oregon Family Rights Amicus to the Supreme Court

Supreme Court to hear the case for full Fourth Amendment rights for kids

Richard Wexler

Monday, February 28, 2011
Supreme Court to hear the case for full Fourth Amendment rights for kids

Tomorrow, the U.S. Supreme Court hears its first major child protective services case in more than 21 years. We review the issues in our monthly Blog for Youth Today. And there is a more detailed discussion of the case on this special website.

Cuyahoga County case worker dies days after being assaulted, county says

Published: Wednesday, February 23, 2011, 12:24 PM
Updated: Thursday, February 24, 2011, 12:37 AM
Cleveland Plains Dealer

This sort of DANGEROUS kid is what got me involved with CPS. See my essays "Parenting the violent, dangerous, criminal thug teen" Part 1 and Part 2 CPS people are complete morons about dangerous kids.

Oklahoma County judge accused of fraud wants her adopted children returned

Published: February 28, 2011

An Oklahoma County judge charged with fraud is asking the state Supreme Court to give her back two children she adopted last year. FULL STORY

A term springs to my mind regarding this- "Unmitigated Gall"

The Child Comes to Television March 7

The Child Comes to Television March 7

Next Monday, March 7, Watchman Cinema’s parental rights documentary The Child: America’s Battle for the Next Generation will be aired on National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) network. The film will air at 8 p.m. Eastern and again four hours later at 12 a.m. Tuesday, March 8. NRB is channel 378 on DirecTV or channel 126 on Sky Angel.

If you have friends and family who have not yet seen The Child, please let them know to watch or record the broadcast, then plan to check back with them and ask them what they thought! Together, we can alert America to the pressing need to preserve parental rights in the text of the U.S. Constitution. (View this page online and click “Share” to post to Facebook or another network.)


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The Baby Syndrome More Horrific Than Falling Three Stories

Posted By Dr. Mercola | February 28 2011

Emily Bazelon, a senior editor at Slate, said the following in an NPR interview:

"It used to be that the assumption was that every time you had evidence of the shaking -- medical evidence -- that you knew, you assumed that the baby would immediately stop breathing and go into a coma ...

Now doctors acknowledge ... that in at least a few cases it's possible for a child to remain conscious for some amount of time."

This throws into question whether the last caretaker was always the abuser. In addition, says Bazelon, the symptoms that used to be considered an assurance of shaken-baby syndrome could possibly be caused by bleeding disorders or certain accidental falls.

NPR February 9, 2011
The New York Times February 6, 2011

Dr. Mercola's Comments:

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Baby LK Report

You have really GOT to see the latest

Child custody expert linked to lewd Web photos

Joseph Kenan was removed from one case and has been challenged in others after posting the photos.
By Kim Christensen and Victoria Kim, Los Angeles Times
February 27, 2011

A prominent Beverly Hills psychiatrist who has helped decide hundreds of child-custody disputes was thrown off one recent case and has been challenged in at least two others after posting lewd photos of himself on Facebook and allegedly promoting illegal drug use, unprotected sex and male prostitution.

Dr. Joseph Kenan, president of the American Society for Adolescent Psychiatry, is also being investigated by the Medical Board of California on at least four complaints by parents who hired him to do custody evaluations, according to records and correspondence reviewed by The Times.

Among the postings on Facebook and other websites under the slightly different names of "Joe Kegan" and "Joe Keegan" were photos showing Kenan baring his buttocks to the camera in public and another of him posing with a friend holding a cake that explicitly depicted a sexual act, court records state.

The litigation over Kenan's fitness sheds light on a highly influential, but lightly regulated, group of experts — the evaluators who advise family courts in contested custody cases. Evaluators can earn fees of tens of thousands of dollars for assessing parents' fitness.

Critics of the system say the courts do a poor job of overseeing the work of people who often play pivotal roles in the lives of vulnerable children. A recent state auditor's report faulted two courts in Northern California for how they vet custody evaluators' qualifications and training.

Kenan's detractors have been particularly vehement.

"This man should not be allowed to determine whether any father or mother is a good parent," said Deborah Singer, who persuaded a court commissioner to remove Kenan from her child-custody case last year after she discovered explicit postings on Facebook and elsewhere on the Internet.

Singer and another parent who sought to disqualify Kenan, Deborah Zolla, say their concerns were sparked, in part, by his demands for tens of thousands of dollars, which they considered excessive fees, to develop custody plans for their children.

Kenan declined to be interviewed for this article. In a written statement submitted in Singer's case, he said the Facebook page was never meant for public viewing. FULL STORY

Yeah. Everybody knows Facebook is very private.

DCF Investigator Arrested On Cocaine Charges

Posted: 11:46 am EST February 27, 2011
Updated: 1:34 pm EST February 27, 2011

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. -- Officials with the Orange County Sheriff's Office say an investigator for Florida's Department of Children and Families was arrested for possession of cocaine on Saturday.

Investigators say deputies watched 39-year-old Susan Cunningham buy drugs at a known drug spot on South Orange Blossom Trail Saturday afternoon. Deputies stopped Cunningham shortly after and found 15 grams of cocaine in a plastic bag that Cunningham had allegedly just purchased.

DCF told Eyewitness News Susan Cunningham has been a child protective investigator with the department since 2005.

In a statement to WFTV, John Cooper, the director of DCF, said Cunningham's termination paperwork has already been initiated. (If they could get away with it, they would post-date it to 5 years ago.)

Cunningham "holds a position of public trust, who is tasked to look after Florida's most vulnerable," explained Cooper. Cunningham is primarily responsible for going out to homes to make sure children aren't being abused or neglected.

Cunningham bonded out of the Orange County jail early Sunday morning.

Orange County deputies say when they pulled Cunningham over, she initially denied having any drugs in her car. Investigators say a K-9 dog was brought to the scene and alerted to Cunningham's vehicle, prompting them to search and find the drugs.

Officials say Cunningham refused to talk to investigators and asked for an attorney. (SEE? THEY know how to shut up)

As for Cunningham's current investigations with DCF, a spokeswoman told Eyewitness News they would be handled by someone else in the department.

"DCF took immediate measures, initiating the review of all Cunningham's open investigations to ensure child safety, these investigations have been re-assigned."

Another one of their finest skanks goes down.

Musto touts child abuse notice

Written by Senate Democrats
Sunday, 20 February 2011 15:55
Trumbull Times

Connecticut- Legislation raised in the General Assembly’s Select Committee on Children this week would change the state’s notification process in the event that a complaint of child abuse or neglect is substantiated by the state Department of Children and Families (DCF).

State Senator Anthony Musto, D-22nd District, who currently serves as interim chair of the Select Committee on Children, raised the concept with the support of Representative Andres Ayala, Jr. (D-Bridgeport). Under the proposal, DCF would be required to provide a noncustodial parent with a copy of any complaint not later than five days after disclosing a report and notice to a custodial parent.

“Noncustodial parents have a significant interest in the health and well-being of their child, despite their custodial status,” said Senator Musto. “Parental involvement is important in cases involving the treatment of children. When it’s in the best interest of the child, noncustodial parents should be kept apprised of proceedings.” FULL STORY

What an interesting concept.  I do note that this is not about custody for the non-custodial parent. So children of divorce are still likely to end up in state custody rather than with the other parent.

Deputies seek protection after threatening family

Claim 'immunity' for telling parents their children would be confiscated
Posted: February 27, 2011 12:15 am Eastern
By Bob Unruh © 2011 WorldNetDaily

Several Maricopa County, Ariz., deputies are seeking protection from the courts after threatening to take children away from their parents because the homeschooling family was unwilling to allow social workers inside their home for an inspection based on an unsubstantiated anonymous rumor.

But officials with the Home School Legal Defense Association have responded to the court filing by the deputies, explaining that they must answer for their actions in a court of law.

The case stems from a conflict in 2006 between social services in Arizona and John and Tiffany Loudermilk.


Saturday, February 26, 2011

Girl exposes ‘hive of villains’

Posted on Saturday, 02.26.11
By Daniel Shoer Roth
Miami Herald

The more details that emerge about the hellish conditions experienced by twins Nubia and Victor Barahona while living with adoptive parents who tortured them, the angrier and more depressed we become, particularly because the fatal outcome of this macabre child-abuse scandal could have been prevented.

It is natural to feel hatred and revulsion for what Jorge Barahona is accused of doing and his wife Carmen seems to have, at the very least, allowed to happen. They should not be called “parents.” What kind of individual forces a child to stand in garbage bins or douses him with chemicals? Only a sinister psychopath.

The law of man – and God – will deal with them.

One is filled with anger, too, at the state’s child-welfare officials, who share the blame of the twins’ torture for allowing this adoption. Moreover, officials dismissed several reports that raised concerns about the abuse and neglect to which the children were subjected. FULL STORY

There's thousands more villains out there employed by CPS collecting paychecks from the government.

State steps in less and more kids die

Posted on Saturday, 02.26.11
By Carol Marbin Miller

I left a nice comment there.

Justices weigh dispute over child-abuse cases

By DAVID CRARY, AP National Writer – Sat Feb 26, 9:23 am ET

NEW YORK – Eight years ago, a child protection investigator and a deputy sheriff removed a 9-year-old Oregon girl from her classroom and questioned her at length as to whether her father had sexually abused her. According to the girl, they wouldn't take "no" for an answer, and she falsely incriminated her father.

On Tuesday, that incident will be the focus of arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court in a divisive case that has roused intense interest among those with a stake in child welfare issues.

The central question: Did the two men violate the Fourth Amendment's ban on "unreasonable search and seizure" when they questioned the girl in that manner without a warrant, without her mother's consent, and in the absence of emergency circumstances?

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, weighing a lawsuit filed by the girl's family, ruled that her rights had been violated. The state of Oregon appealed, and the Supreme Court agreed to hear the case.

Oregon officials, supported by briefs from the U.S. government, 40 other states, and various law enforcement and child-advocacy groups, argue that requiring a warrant in such cases would undermine a proven method of investigating child abuse. They say investigators initially may lack sufficient evidence to obtain a warrant, and need the leeway to interview a possible victim without the parents' presence, at a school or another site away from home.

On the other side, an attorney representing the Greene family will argue that the interrogation was unconstitutional, and a warrant should have been sought. In support of this stance, 18 friend-of-the-court briefs have been filed by 70 groups, ranging from liberal to conservative, which are concerned about overzealous child-protection policies and encroachment on parental rights.

One reason for the high interest: Experts say it's the first major case involving child-protection services to go before the Supreme Court in 21 years. FULL STORY

This is the Greene V. Camretta case

See American Family Rights Association's brief

David Barton Quote

"In the 20th century, look at courts.  Courts have gone from being courts of justice, to being courts of law, to being courts.  There was a time when justice was the objective no matter what happened, and juries had the power to turn over laws as well as verdicts.  It was simple.  We have gotten to where  the Supreme Court said no, juries shouldn't judge the law anymore, we'll judge the law.  We will tell you what it is, you guys just uphold it. So we became courts of law.  We weren't after justice, we were just upholding whatever the law is. Now we are, by legal definition into what are called "courts".  When you look up the word "court", it says "a place to settle a dispute".  So we're not after upholding the law, we're not after upholding justice.  We just want to settle a dispute." -David Barton on Glenn Beck program Feb 25, 2011

Which is usually on the side of whatever the state wants.

Friday, February 25, 2011

CFSA Tries to Explain Role in Attempting to Force Homeless Family Out of Town

Posted by Jason Cherkis on Feb. 25, 2011 at 4:17 pm
Washington City Paper

...."CFSA is well aware of the child abuse/neglect laws since they guide our daily work. Neither poverty nor homelessness alone is grounds for removal of children. Parents have rights". FULL STORY

Changes needed to ensure kids' safety, panel tells DCF

Palm Beach (Palm Beach, Florida)
By Ana M. Valdes, The Palm Beach Post
9:41 p.m. EST, February 25, 2011,0,2151246.story

Oh-oh. The upper-ups are getting suspicious the agency might be a tad incompetent and malfeasant.

A Network of Support

February 25, 2011, 9:30 pm
New York Times

This looks like an EXCELLENT report in favor of helping families stay together. Well worth the read.

'Child abuse, financial crisis linked'

Fri Feb 25, 2011 6:4PM

The US Department of Health and Human Services' Administration (USDHHS) reports that child abuse has reached epidemic proportions with parents being the primary abusers.

"Many of our directors tell us their child abuse reports have risen," said Crystal Ward Allen, director for Public Children Services Association of Ohio.

Parents comprised the largest group of abusers, at 80 percent, with 9 out of 10 abusers being the children's biological parents.

"We have been pretty busy again this year,” said Dr. Kenneth Feldman, medical director of the Children's Protection Program at Seattle Children's Hospital. "The vast majority are from families who are struggling financially."

The US economy is recovering at a very slow pace, according to US Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke, with a recent forecast that unemployment rates will not recover for "several years."

"We're finding that [child abuse] is directly attributable to what is happening economically," added Allen.

According to a 2010 study released by the USDHHS, 772,000 children were abused in 2008.

The Bureau reported that 1,740 children were killed by their abusers in 2008.

While physical injuries may or may not be immediately visible, abuse and neglect can have consequences for children, families, and society that last lifetimes, if not generations.  FULL STORY

So geniuses, how is kidnapping the kids because their parents are impoverished and then paying fosters $1500 a kid helping?  And incidentally, why bother with all the Legal Abuse and Character Assassination of parents that makes them unemployable FOREVER?  Oh by the way-

"There are more than half a million children and youth in the U.S. foster care system today. Studies reveal that children are 11 times more likely to be abused in state care than they are in their own homes, and 7 times more likely to die as a result of abuse in the foster care system."-- John Walsh Show April 16, 2003

"As many as 75 percent of all children in foster care, upon leaving the system, will have experienced sexual abuse.  One study by Johns Hopkins University found that the rate of sexual abuse within the foster-care system is more than four times as high as in the general population; in group homes, the rate of sexual abuse is more than 28 times that of the general population."
--Sexual Abuse: An Epidemic in Foster Care Settings? By Orlow, Orlow & Orlow July 17, 2009

Wisconsin investigates couple charged with child abuse in Oklahoma

You just gotta love it when evil adopter pukes make it to CNN-

By the CNN Wire Staff
February 25, 2011 7:45 p.m. EST

(CNN) -- The state of Wisconsin is investigating a couple who were foster and adoptive parents there before moving to Oklahoma, where they face charges of child neglect and abuse in a case the sheriff calls the worst he has seen.

John Kluth, 50, and Sonja Kluth, 57, of Yukon, Oklahoma, are accused by the district attorney's office of three counts of child abuse and three counts of child neglect, Oklahoma authorities said.

Canadian County Sheriff Randall Edwards said the Kluths' adopted children allegedly suffered burns and were forced to eat pet food and lived in "inhumane conditions" at their Oklahoma home. "They have been raised worse than dogs," Edwards said of the three malnourished juveniles, who are 9, 11 and 15.

Originally, the three alleged victims were foster children and were adopted by the Kluths in Wisconsin, Oklahoma officials said.

The Kluths were receiving $1,500 per child per month* from Wisconsin after they moved to Oklahoma, Edwards said Thursday.

The Wisconsin Department of Children and Families is now withholding adoption assistance payments, said Erika Monroe-Kane, communications director for the department.

The last payment to the Kluths was made February 9, she said. FULL STORY

*Considering how many kids are kidnapped from their parents because of POVERTY, it behooves us to observe that a real parent could head off a LOT of poverty with $1500 a month per kid. 

Here's a story from Wisconsin-

Couple who fled state charged in Oklahoma
Wisconsin paid torture suspects despite child abuse report

By Crocker Stephenson of the Journal Sentinel
Updated: Feb. 25, 2011 2:58 p.m. |(88) Comments

A husband and wife who officials say left the state after they were reported for child abuse are facing life in prison in Oklahoma for the abuse and torture of three children they adopted in Wisconsin.

Even after allegations of abuse were reported to Wisconsin officials, sparking what Canadian (Oklahoma) County Sheriff Randall Edwards called "a very limited investigation," and after the family left the state, Wisconsin continued to pay the couple $1,500 a month for each of the three children.

"I don't know how they can send them money with no kind of follow-up, with no check or balances," Edwards said. FULL STORY

Well Sheriff, you see it's like this- CPS does NOT give a rat's ass what happens to kids once the Federal Funding stream is flowing nicely.

Child Protective Services investigator arrested in pot bust

by Jennifer Thomas
Posted on February 24, 2011 at 12:46 PM
Updated yesterday at 5:52 PM

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- A Child Protective Services investigator and two other people were arrested on drug charges after police found marijuana growing inside a Flagstaff home.

....Antonio Valdez, 30, and Ariana Anton, 27, were booked into Coconino County Jail on charges of cultivation of marijuana, possession of marijuana for sale, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Jackson said Anton has been employed by Child Protective Services since November 2006. FULL STORY

Yeah well, I am sure that she is otherwise a fine upstanding person. Nobody but the best of the best works for CPS.

WATCH your back - your doctor may not be your friend

Guest Editorial by Gail Head

February 25, 2011

WATCH your back - your doctor may not be your friend

Liberty Quotes

"If Congress can employ money indefinitely to the general welfare, and are the sole and supreme judges of the general welfare, they may take the care of religion into their own hands; they may appoint teachers in every State, county and parish and pay them out of their public treasury; they may take into their own hands the education of children, establishing in like manner schools throughout the Union; they may assume the provision of the poor; they may undertake the regulation of all roads other than post-roads; in short, every thing, from the highest object of state legislation down to the most minute object of police, would be thrown under the power of Congress. ... Were the power of Congress to be established in the latitude contended for, it would subvert the very foundations, and transmute the very nature of the limited Government established by the people of America." -James Madison (1751-1836), Father of the Constitution for the USA, 4th US President

"[A]ny provider that commands 90 percent of the market -- whether we're talking about software, phone service, or heating oil -- is, by definition, a monopoly. Our government employs thousands of bureaucrats to track down and break up monopolies on the grounds that monopolies stifle competition and thereby produce bad products at high prices. Doesn't it strike anyone as strange that the same government protects its own monopoly in education? And stranger still, that nearly everyone accepts this state of affairs as normal -- as something that has always been and must always be? ... [C]ompetition forces public schools into making long-overdue repairs. And it offers poor parents the choices they desperately desire." -Jennifer A. Grossman Source: How Philanthropy Is Revolutionizing Education, IMPRIMIS, Feb. 1999, Vol. 28, Number 2., p. 3.

"Today government touches everything in America and harms almost everything it touches. Federal, state, and local governments together spend 42 out of every 100 dollars we earn. Those who do the taxing and spending have long since ceased to work for the people as a whole. Rather, they work for themselves and for their clients -- the education industry, the welfare culture, public-employee unions, etc.." -Malcolm Wallop (1933- ) Founder of Frontiers of Freedom, rancher, businessman, former U.S. Army Officer, former US Senator from Wyoming Source: February 21, 1995 at Hillsdale College’s Shavano Institute for National Leadership seminar “Taking on Big Government: Agenda for the 1990s,” in Dallas, Texas.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Barahona child abuse investigator mishandled previous cases

By Ana M. Valdes
Palm Beach Post Staff Writer
Updated: 7:04 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011
Posted: 5:08 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011

The state child abuse investigator currently under fire for not following up on an allegation that twins Victor and Nubia Barahona were being tied and confined to a bathroom by their adoptive parents was cited for a similar mishandling of a case last year, according to state Department of Children and Families documents released Thursday.

Andrea Fleary, who was placed under paid administrative leave Feb. 17, two days after the twins were found in West Palm Beach - Nubia's dead body in the back of a truck and Victor seizing and covered in toxic chemicals - was given a "final counseling notice" Feb. 15 of last year, for failing to find a home for a child removed from her biological family by the 24-hour deadline established by DCF. FULL STORY

Rochester woman wrongfully charged with child abuse earns victory in court

By Erinn Cain, staff writer
GateHouse News Service
Posted Feb 21, 2011 @ 02:17 PM

Rochester, N.Y. — A Rochester woman charged with child abuse has earned a victory in New York State Supreme Court. The court ruled unanimously that Deliris Diaz’s lawsuit against the Little Tummys-brand laxative manufacturer should not have been dismissed.

Deliris Diaz had sued on behalf of herself and her infant son, Jose Marquiz-Diaz, who suffered severe burns to his buttocks and genital region after ingesting Little Tummys in December 2007, according to representatives of Faraci Lange, which represents Diaz. Jose then had a loose bowel movement in his sleep that remained in his diaper until he woke up the next morning. After discovering the burns, Diaz took her son to the hospital, where doctors suspected that the burns were caused by scalding the child with hot water, representatives said.

Diaz was subsequently charged with child abuse and was separated from Jose and another infant until the court dropped all charges against her following a doctor’s statement that the laxative caused the burns, according to representatives. Laxatives containing senna had been reported to cause severe burns when mixed with stool and held against a child’s skin by a diaper. The Little Tummys laxative Diaz purchased contained no warnings or information about senna on its packaging, representatives said. FULL STORY

State child abuse, neglect cases on the rise

Updated: 6:23 PM Feb 24, 2011
More than 11,000 cases of child abuse and neglect are reported every year in Colorado.
Posted: 6:12 PM Feb 24, 2011

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.(KKCO)_ More than 11,000 cases of child abuse and neglect are reported every year in Colorado.

Recently that number has spiked while the rest of the country is going in the opposite direction.

Some attribute it to the growing jobless numbers while others argue too much money has been cut from prevention programs.

Whatever the reason our state has seen a jump of 1,200 abuse cases over the last two years, prompting experts to call it a 'silent' epidemic.

"Only one in 10 children comes forward to disclose abuse,"* says the Western Slope Center for Children.

Mesa County cases have remained consistent while the nation's stats fall.

Mesa County recieves between 2,500 and 3,000 referals for suspected child abuse and neglect through our child protection hotline each year

Anyone can report child abuse or neglect through the county's hotline, the number is 242–1211.

* Sounds like a rather incredible claim.  Let's check it out- Colorado Quick Facts from the Census Bureau says the 2009 population is 5,024,748 and the under-18 population is 24.4% of that number, which equals 1,226,038 kids under 18.  So if there were 11,000 reports and if that's only one tenth being reported, then there's 110,000 allegedly abused kids in Colorado.  One kid in eleven.  Yeah.  Somebody is full of caca de toro.

The day the shelter closed in North Platte, Nebraska

Richard Wexler

Thursday, February 24, 2011
The day the shelter closed in North Platte, Nebraska

I’ve written before about the seductive appeal of “shelters,” those first-stop parking places for children torn from their parents. Shelters do the children great harm while turning them into human teddy bears for the benefit of the staff and volunteers.

One of the many reasons they are so hard to close is the way shelter operators stoke the fears of timorous child welfare agency leaders by claiming that there simply is no alternative, and if they close there will be no place for the children. So the bureaucrats decide they can’t possibly close the shelters until every “i” is dotted and every “t” is crossed on a grand plan to replace them. That’s what is playing out right now in Rhode Island.

But when you do that, the shelters never close. Because as long as there’s an easy dumping ground, child welfare agencies will use it. FULL STORY

San Joaquin foster care system needs more long-term parents

Leigh Paynter
Last updated 17 hrs ago Posted: 2/24/2011

Warning. Story includes rare glimpses of actual honesty.


If you are interested in supporting Governor Scott Walker's battle with the unions, go to and sign the petition.

I left a message there-

I am the co-founder of American Family Rights Association. We have been fighting extreme public corruption in the Children's Protective Services for many years.

These people are oblivious to American Constitutional Rights and operate as complete malfeasant tyrants. We have recognized for many years that the SEIU is a communist operation.

The "Best Interest of the Child" standard comes from European socialism and denies American children their Fourth and Fifth Amendment Rights.

CPS Adoptions: Were Relatives Considered First?

Updated: Wednesday, 23 Feb 2011, 9:59 PM CST
Published : Wednesday, 23 Feb 2011, 9:59 PM CST
Investigative Reporter, MyFOX, Houston

CPS Quotas: How Child Protective Services is Incentivized To Take Children

See Pastor Wiley Drake at Global Family Today

Founders Daily Quote

"[D]emocracy will soon degenerate into an anarchy, such an anarchy that every man will do what is right in his own eyes and no man's life or property or reputation or liberty will be secure, and every one of these will soon mould itself into a system of subordination of all the moral virtues and intellectual abilities, all the powers of wealth, beauty, wit and science, to the wanton pleasures, the capricious will, and the execrable cruelty of one or a very few." --John Adams, An Essay on Man's Lust for Power, 1763

Liberty Quotes

"Another major reason why crime is increasing is that crime pays, and in our tax-ridden, regulation crushed economy, many people cannot economically survive through low-end jobs. ... 'The income that offenders can earn in the world of crime, as compared with the world of work, all too often makes crime appear to be the better choice.' In Washington, D.C., it costs $7,000 in city fees to open a pushcart. In California, up to eighty federal and state licenses are required to open a small business. In New York, a medallion to operate a taxicab costs $150,000. More than 700 occupations in the United States require a government license. Throughout the country, church soup kitchens are being closed by departments of health. No wonder so many people turn to crime and violence to survive." -Jacob G. Hornberger American author, journalist, politician, founder and president of the Future of Freedom Foundation Source: Will You be Safer if Guns are Banned?, The Tyranny of Gun Control, 9-10 (1997).

Not to mention being accused of some sort of child abuse, having your children kidnapped by CPS and being Legally Abused into bankruptcy.  Or jail.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Delta Child Abuse Case Sparks Concern

Jeremy Alm
POSTED: 6:04 pm MST February 23, 2011
UPDATED: 6:25 pm MST February 23, 2011

DELTA, Colo. -- A Delta man is behind bars after being suspected of sexually abusing a child for four years. Now some are wondering how a crime can go unreported for so long.

Last week 47-year-old Jeffrey Bingham was arrested in connection with sexually assaulting a child 873 times. Police records say the child first started being victimized in the seventh grade. The records go on to say the attacks continued until the child was in their second year of high school.

Western Slope Center for Children Family Advocate, Joy Thompson, often works with child victims. She says too often the child closely knows their attacker.

In the case of Bingham, records say the child he allegedly assaulted personally knew him during the four years of being assaulted. FULL STORY

Nassau County Woman Arrested for False Child Abuse Claim

11:42 AM, Feb 23, 2011
First Coast News

NASSAU COUNTY, Fla. -- The woman who phoned in a report of child abuse found herself in jail instead.

According to the Department of Children and Families, Margaret Weil has been charged with making a false report of child abuse, a third degree felony.

The arrest affidavit from the Nassau County Sheriff's Office indicates the abuse report occurred Dec. 8, and she was arrested on Feb. 11.

"We investigate allegations of abuse and neglect involving children, and we take our investigations very seriously," said DCF Northeast Regional Director Nancy Dreicer.

"If we receive a report of serious abuse or neglect, our investigators must see the children within three hours. Our goal is to see all child victims within 24 hours of the first report of abuse. Because our goal is to be highly responsive, any false reports of abuse could prevent us from seeing real abuse victims quickly and giving them the protection they need."

"We share DCF's concern regarding false reports of abuse," said Nassau County Sheriff Tommy Seagraves Jr. "Protecting children is part of protecting our community. We were shocked by these false allegations. We were also disturbed for the child who was the subject of these allegations, as well as the family that was falsely accused of abuse. No one should have to be subjected to this."

....If convicted, Weil could face up to five years in prison. She has no previous arrests on record.

I sure can't imagine why they are shocked. False allegations are a PANDEMIC PLAGUE in this business.

Adoptive parents charged with child abuse, neglect in Yukon, OK

John Edward Kluth, 50, and Sonja Kay Kluth, 57, of Yukon, OK, are charged with multiple felony counts of child abuse and child neglect in Canadian County District Court, records show. The couple are accused of abusing their adopted sons and daughter
Published: February 23, 2011

PTSD Risk in Women Tied to Genetics

By John Gever, Senior Editor, MedPage Today
Published: February 23, 2011
Reviewed by Zalman S. Agus, MD; Emeritus Professor
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

A common gene variant was associated with a nearly doubled likelihood of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in at-risk urban women -- but not in otherwise similar men, researchers said.

The affected gene encodes a receptor protein believed to mediate stress responses, and is also modulated by estrogen signalling, according to Kerry Ressler, MD, PhD, of Emory University in Atlanta, reporting in the Feb. 24 issue of Nature.

Heavily traumatized civilian women with two copies of a specific single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) in the ADCYAP1R1 gene were more likely to show PTSD with an odds ratio of 1.66 (95% CI 1.32 to 2.09) relative to similar women without the condition, Kessler and colleagues found.

The same SNP -- called rs2267735, substituting a cytosine base for a guanine -- in men exposed to fearful situations showed no association with PTSD, the researchers also found (OR 0.95, 95% CI 0.71 to 1.27).

The authors did point out, however, that women are more likely to develop PTSD than men and this discrepancy may relate to the modulation of the receptor pathway by estrogen.

Nearly 40% of women in the study had the CC genotype, carrying two copies of the risk-associated SNP.

In that group, an average of 15 PTSD symptoms were identified clinically, compared with 11 in individuals with the CG or GG genotypes (P<0.05).

About one-third of the 763 women in the study were diagnosed with PTSD.

Other researchers contacted by MedPage Today and ABC News said the results were promising but needed replication in larger and different samples.

"This study was done on chronically ill patients, those with both chronic medical and chronic psychological co-morbidities, so it's difficult to know if the signaling is from PTSD or from their co-morbidities," said Charles Marmar, MD, of NYU Langone Medical Center in New York City, in an e-mail. "There's a need for replication in a younger, healthier population with more recent trauma exposure."

Judith A. Myers-Walls, PhD, of Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind., also noted that the methodology left some questions unanswered.

"The data were collected after the PTSD symptoms were identified, so it is not clear whether the stress reaction itself created the changes in physiology or they existed before the exposure to the stressful situation," she said in an email. FULL STORY

Who is old enough to remember that PTSD was invented (made up from thin air) to describe attitude problems of men returning from the damnable Vietnam war in the 1970's only to find themselves HATED for having gone?

'Feminists Love Divorce!'

Beverly Willett is a writer and former attorney.
Posted: February 22, 2011 11:22 AM
Huffington Post

U.S. Supreme Court denies parents of vaccine damaged children their right to seek justice

Tuesday, February 22, 2011
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
Editor of

Mark Sircus calls the vaccine assault on our children "Big Pharma terrorism." Here's his take:

Also today: In an incredible story, the father of a young girl damaged by vaccines -- who has 150 seizures a day -- has been so hoodwinked by the vaccine industry that he says if he had a choice to go back in time, he would do it all again!

When Marriage Disappears: The Retreat from Marriage in Middle America

Lecture #1179
Published on February 22, 2011 by W. Bradford Wilcox, Ph.D. , Paul Taylor and Chuck Donovan
Heritage Foundation

Babies With Mental Health Issues Unlikely to be Treated

By American Psychological Association
Feb 22, 2011 - 2:15:22 PM

Youngest among poor and abused children face highest risk

( - WASHINGTON -- Infants and toddlers can suffer serious mental health disorders, yet they are unlikely to receive treatment that could prevent lasting developmental problems, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.

One barrier to mental health care for young children is “the pervasive, but mistaken, impression that young children do not develop mental health problems and are immune to the effects of early adversity and trauma because they are inherently resilient and ‘grow out of‘ behavioral problems and emotional difficulties,” according to researchers Joy D. Osofsky, PhD, of Louisiana State University, and Alicia F. Lieberman, PhD, of the University of California, San Francisco.  FULL STORY

Please excuse me while I go throw up.  While I am doing that, you can read the white paper Rebecca Riley--  Death by Standard Psychiatric Care by Fred A. Baughman Jr., MD
Author: THE ADHD FRAUD—How Psychiatry Make ‘Patients’ of Normal Children

County agencies brace for state, federal cuts

Published: Tuesday, February 22, 2011
The Times Herald
Norristown and Montgomery County, PA

Miami-Dade judge orders girl in twins abuse case to father's custody

Carol Marbin Miller, The Miami Herald
2:10 p.m. EST, February 22, 2011

MIAMI — The pint-sized hero of a gruesome South Florida child-abuse scandal should be allowed to return to her childhood free from the prying eyes of even well-meaning advocates, a Miami judge ruled Tuesday morning.

The 6-year-old girl whose disclosures to a therapist set in motion an ill-fated four-day search for two abused twins must be left alone, Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Sandy Karlan ordered during a packed custody hearing in Miami's family court. Neither volunteer guardians nor foster care caseworkers may discuss the horrors of the girl's grandparents' home with her absent a court order, Karlan ruled.

The little girl, whose grandparents have been implicated in horrific child abuse, emerged last week as the only member of an extended family willing to blow the whistle on what the Department of Children & Families is now describing as the torture of 10-year-old Nubia and Victor Barahona. The twins were adopted by Carmen and Jorge Barahona after their birth mother and father were stripped of their parental rights.

....A DCF attorney asked Karlan Tuesday to order that the girl — who is not being identified to protect her privacy — remain in her father's custody. Neither her mother, Jennifer Perez, nor any other members of her family may have any contact with the girl, Karlan ordered.

....As she adjourned court, the judge looked at the girl's father, Yovani Perez, and said: "Take care of her.'',0,1185510.story

Wow. What a strange and different story.

Officials Probe Bungled 911 Child Abuse Call

by Thomas MacMillan | Feb 22, 2011 9:28 pm
New Haven Independent

When a 911 call came in reporting child abuse in progress, the dispatcher seems to have made a crucial error that allowed the call slip through the cracks.

City spokesman Adam Joseph said Tuesday night that the Public Safety Department is looking into the 911 dispatch center’s handling of an emergency call from last Thursday, Feb. 17.

Here’s what he said happened:

A woman called to report that she had seen a child being beaten inside a moving car in New Haven. The dispatcher processed the call, but seems to have assigned the wrong code to it, so that police didn’t realize that the incident was still in progress.

When the woman did not get an immediate response to her call, she complained to police. Cops notified the Public Safety Department, who looked up the coding and realized there may have been an error.

The Public Safety Department, the civilian department that fields emergency calls, is investigating what went wrong, Joseph said.

“The employee will be retrained in that area and could face disciplinary action at the conclusion of the investigation,” he said.

The woman who reported the alleged abuse gave police a plate number for the car she saw, but it didn’t come up in the system, Joseph said.

Seriously, this and the previous goofy story I just posted appear one after the other in my YAHOO News lookup tonight.

Perjury charge dropped against former child abuse defendant

By TONY HOLT | Hernando Today
Published: February 22, 2011
Updated: 02/22/2011 04:21 pm

Read the story

If you can figure out what the heck this story is saying, please clue me in.

Society May Be Willing To Pay A High Price To Prevent Child Abuse And Neglect

Posted on: Tuesday, 22 February 2011, 16:45 CST

The amount the public will pay to prevent the death of a child may be twice that of an adult, according to a new University of Georgia study that asked 199 individuals how much they would pay to prevent a death from child abuse or neglect.

The research, published in the March edition of the American Journal of Public Health, found that respondents were willing to pay an average of $150 to reduce the mortality risk associated with child maltreatment by one in 10,000.

“This study is trying, for the first time, to put a dollar value on what it means to prevent a case of child maltreatment, and in this case, to prevent a death associated with child maltreatment,” said Phaedra Corso, head of the department of health policy and management in the UGA College of Public Health.

If applied to a hypothetical group of 100,000 people, the study found that society may value preventing a death from child maltreatment at $15 million. These numbers suggest that if an intervention is effective enough to save even one life, the benefits will outweigh the costs, explained Corso. FULL STORY

The problem with that theory is, people cannot be stopped from committing crimes, no matter how much money you throw at it.

5 Million Dollar Law Suit Against US Child Protective Services

By Dejan Garalejic on Feb 22, 2011

The Nastic family has been returned to normal at last!

After eight agonizing months, Damjan and Nastasja are playing with their old toys again and sleeping in their own beds.

Their parents, Vuk and Verica Nastic, are thrilled, but unable to fully enjoy this reunion from emotional shock the whole family endured in past months.

Although they have been encouraged by many to sue US Child Protective Services for illegally taking their children away from them, they are still not thinking in that direction*. Lawyers estimate that this law suit could reach anywhere from three to five million dollars in compensation. FULL STORY

*There are hundreds of thousands of us out here whose families have been wrongly destroyed by CPS, who would LOVE to sue CPS out of business.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

"We are socialists, we are enemies of today’s capitalistic economic system for the exploitation of the economically weak, with its unfair salaries, with its unseemly evaluation of a human being according to wealth and property instead of responsibility and performance, and we are determined to destroy this system under all conditions." -Adolf Hitler (1889-1945) German Nazi Dictator Source: Hitler’s speech on May 1, 1927. Cited in: Toland, John (1992). Adolf Hitler. Anchor Books. pp. 224–225. ISBN 0385037244.

"If our generation happens to be too weak to establish Socialism over the earth, we will hand the spotless banner down to our children. The struggle which is in the offing transcends by far the importance of individuals, factions and parties. It is the struggle for the future of all mankind. It will be severe, it will be lengthy. Whoever seeks physical comfort and spiritual calm let him step aside. In time of reaction it is more convenient to lean on the bureaucracy than on the truth. But all those for whom the word 'Socialism' is not a hollow sound but the content of their moral life - forward! Neither threats nor persecutions nor violations can stop us! Be it even over our bleaching bones the future will triumph! We will blaze the trail for it. It will conquer! Under all the severe blows of fate, I shall be happy as in the best days of my youth; because, my friends, the highest human happiness is not the exploitation of the present but the preparation of the future." -Leon Trotsky [Lev Davidovich Bronstein] (1879-1940) Bolshevik revolutionary and Marxist theorist Source: I Stake My Life

"You have read and heard that communist theory -- the science of communism created in the main by Marx, this doctrine of Marxism -- has ceased to be the work of a single socialist of the nineteenth century, even though he was a genius, and that it has become the doctrine of millions and tens of millions of proletarians all over the world, who are applying it in their struggle against capitalism."-Vladmir Lenin Source: Tasks of the Youth Leagues

YO- For those who do not know it, America runs on CAPITALISM. Or at least it USED TO.

Supreme Court to Hear Arguments on Child's Fourth Amendment Rights

Tue Feb 22, 10:00 am ET

ALEXANDRIA Va. and CHICAGO, Feb 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On March 1, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in Camreta v. Greene, the first major case concerning child protective services systems to reach the high court in 21 years.

"Our legal system is wise enough that it can protect children without violating the Bill of Rights," said Carolyn Kubitschek, one of the foremost child protection/civil rights lawyers in the country, who is representing S.G. pro bono before the Supreme Court. Kubitschek is also the volunteer Vice President of the National Coalition for Child Protection Reform.

S.G., a 9-year-old girl, sued an Oregon deputy sheriff and a child protection investigator, arguing the two-hour in-school custodial interrogation she endured violated her civil rights.

The two men pulled S.G. from her classroom for questioning based on a hearsay allegation made several days earlier claiming her father may have abused her.

During the interrogation at her school, S.G. repeatedly denied abuse, but she was browbeaten by the investigator.

She said the investigator "kept asking me over and over again, and I would say, no, I don't think my dad touched me in a bad way. He would say, 'No, that's not it,' and then ask me the same question again. Finally, I just started saying yes to whatever he said." The experience so traumatized S.G. that she became physically ill.

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled her constitutional rights were violated.

Seventy organizations and individuals joined 18 "Friend of the Court" briefs supporting S.G. The groups run the gamut from the Southern Poverty Law Center to the Family Research Council, and a wide array of child advocacy and family rights groups.

"This case raises truly fundamental questions of liberty for all children and families," said Diane Redleaf, Executive Director of the Family Defense Center, which coordinated the national amicus effort and wrote one of the amicus briefs.

There is more information on a website set up by NCCPR, and on the FDC website, (briefs available at the FDC site).

SOURCE National Coalition for Child Protection Reform

FDA Orders New Cautions on Antipsychotic Drugs

By John Gever, Senior Editor, MedPage Today
Published: February 22, 2011

WASHINGTON -- All antipsychotic drugs, including older agents as well as second-generation products, must contain new label information regarding their use in pregnancy, the FDA said.

In particular, the new labeling will address the risk of extrapyramidal symptoms (EPS) and withdrawal syndromes in newborns.

"FDA has updated the Pregnancy section of drug labels for the entire class of antipsychotic drugs to include consistent information about the potential risk for EPS and/or withdrawal symptoms in newborns whose mothers were treated with these drugs during the third trimester of pregnancy," the agency said in a notification to healthcare professionals.

The FDA has identified 69 episodes of neonatal EPS or withdrawal in adverse event reports submitted to the agency through October 2008.

Among the symptoms listed in the reports: agitation, hypertonia, hypotonia, tremor, somnolence, respiratory distress, and feeding disorder.

However, blood levels of the drugs involved were not provided in the reports, the agency said, so it was "not possible to determine whether the events resulted from antipsychotic drug toxicity or withdrawal."

Onset of symptoms ranged from birth to one month later, and the severity varied as well. The FDA indicated that some infants recovered within hours while others needed intensive care and prolonged hospitalization.  FULL STORY

Grandmother wants parents informed of hepatitis inoculation

Baby's injury spurs bill on vaccine
By Gail Elber, The World | Posted: Saturday, February 19, 2011 11:00 am
The World

In 2009, Kyle and Sara Cox and their newborn son Zakkary had a close call. An apparent reaction to a hepatitis B vaccine gave Zakkary a stroke -- and could have sent his parents to jail.

The Coxes were lucky. Now Zakkary's grandmother, Tracy Kidd, is on a mission to make sure that other families don't have to go through what hers did.

She convinced state Rep. Arnie Roblan, D-Coos Bay, to introduce House Bill 2635, a bill requiring medical personnel to show parents the package insert about side effects that comes with the vaccine before administering it.

On Wednesday, she's going to Salem to testify before the Oregon House of Representatives' Health Care Committee in support of HB 2635.

But with the Oregon Pediatrics Society opposing the bill, she'll have a tough audience. FULL STORY

Grandma is up against the very definition of Medical Fascism

6-Year-Old Hauled to Psych Ward Despite Parent’s Wishes

~February 22, 2011

6-Year-Old Hauled to Psych Ward Despite Parent’s Wishes

According to this article at last week, a little boy’s Los Angeles school sent him to the psychiatric ward against his mom’s wishes. Anxiety over his dad’s deployment to Iraq led the boy to “[draw] a violent picture and [write] that he wanted to die,” which prompted the school’s reaction.

When the mother told officials she would have the boy see a therapist that day, she was told it was already out of her hands – the ambulance was on its way.

The tyke spent 48 hours in the ward before finally being released to his mother’s care, the trauma of this experience only compounding the trauma of his father’s departure. president Michael Farris asks rhetorically, “Who should decide what level of treatment is necessary? Obviously, I think parents are the right choice. Clearly, giving school and other government officials complete control in these kinds of situations goes too far."

The proposed Parental Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution would help draw a more reasonable line by affirming that “[t]he liberty of parents to direct the upbringing and education of their children is a fundamental right.”

Please pass this email to others you know who might find this as outrageous as you and I do, and urge them to visit to sign the petition supporting the Amendment.

Also, if you haven’t done so lately, consider making a donation to support our efforts to halt this kind of erosion of parental rights and the sovereignty of the American family.


Michael Ramey
Director of Communications and Research

Couple Wrongly Accused of Child Abuse

I should leave this story at the top of the front page of the AFRA website forever, because THIS is the same story, played out across the United States hundreds of times a year. See the fascist prick prosecutor. This couple had to spend $75,000 defending themselves. Not many parents have access to $75,000, and there are not many lawyers who know how (OR WILL) defend against CPS accusations, no matter how absurd the accusations are.

SCOTUS to decide parental rights when kids are interviewed & examined for abuse

Albany CPS and Family Court Examiner
Daniel Weaver, state of New York

SCOTUS to decide parental rights when kids are interviewed & examined for abuse
February 22nd, 2011 8:23 am ET

The Supreme Court of the United States has agreed to hear an extremely important case involving the rights of parents and children when caseworkers decide to interview and medically examine children for alleged abuse without a search warrant or the consent or involvement of their parents.

The case began in 2003 when Bob Camreta. a caseworker for Oregon's Department of Human Services, interviewed a young girl about alleged sexual abuse by her father at her school without her mother's consent. Camreta also allegedly refused to allow the mother to be present or nearby when her daughter was examined for sexual abuse by medical personnel.

The mother brought suit, saying that the caseworker had violated her and her child's Fourth Amendment and Fourteenth Amendment rights. A district court granted a summary judgment in favor of Camreta and the other defendants. The case ended up eventually in the Ninth District Federal Court, which reversed parts of the district court's ruling but also said that the caseworker had quasi-judicial immunity so that he was not liable for the breach of rights.

Camreta has appealed the decision to the United States Supreme Court, even though the Ninth District ruled partially in his favor by affirming his immunity. The court has agreed to hear the case.

The Supreme Court's website frames the case as follows: FULL STORY

Liberty Quotes

"Tax limits, or fiscal constraints generally, can be expected to curb government's appetites to the extent that the utility function of governmental decision makers contains arguments for privately enjoyable 'creature comforts,' for final end items of consumption. Such constraints become much less effective, and may well be evaded, if the motive force behind governmental action is 'do-goodism.' The licentious sinners we can control; the saintly ascetics may destroy us." -Geoffrey Brennan and James M. Buchanan Source: The Power to Tax : Analytical Foundations of a Fiscal Constitution (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1980), p. 166

"It is a paradox of modern life that speech, although highly prized, enjoys its great protection in part because it is so often of no concern to anyone. To an alarming degree, tolerance depends not on principle, but on indifference." -Harry Kalven, Jr. Source: A Worthy Tradition: Freedom of Speech in America, 1988

Monday, February 21, 2011

Want to stop U.S. bleeding? Go to

Campaign against raising debt limit winning victories
Posted: February 21, 2011 8:50 pm Eastern
© 2011 WorldNetDaily

WASHINGTON – It just got a lot simpler to stop Congress from raising the debt limit, bringing a result 55 percent of Americans want to see – government living within its means starting now.

A campaign designed to mobilize and empower millions of Americans to make their voices heard in Washington is closing in on the goal of generating its first 500,000 individually addressed red letters to every Republican in the House of Representatives urging them to hold the line on borrowing.

The campaign also got another big boost by grabbing the simple domain name ""

Shock the Washington establishment by participating in the "No More Red Ink" campaign and shut down all new plans for bailouts, "stimulus" spending and even the funding for Obamacare.

"A month ago, I would have said this grassroots national lobbying effort started by me had a one in a thousand chance of success," said Joseph Farah, editor and chief executive officer of WND. "Today, I would say we are approaching a 50-50 opportunity."

It's now clear how Congress can avoid borrowing any more money beyond the $14.3 trillion hole it has already dug. It simply means cutting $738 billion from the existing budget, Farah says. FULL STORY

Possibly ONE HALF of that amount may be going into the FRAUD of CPS-

"Child Abuse Prevention"(a total fraud) Costs
$285 Billion per Year (in 2003)
through 97 different federal sources

“Graphic” evidence of foster care failure (and, occasionally, success)

Richard Wexler

Monday, February 21, 2011

“Graphic” evidence of foster care failure (and, occasionally, success)

What’s Wrong With Class War?

Posted by Lew Rockwell on February 21, 2011 01:53 PM

By class war, I mean social analysis based upon libertarian class theory: that there are two classes or castes, as Mises put it, in society: the taxpayers and the tax consumers. Democracy disguises the groups somewhat, but there is still a minority that is comprised of net tax-consumers, and a majority comprised of net taxpayers. The net tax consumers should be exposed at every turn, as we work to kick them off the government gravy train. This is as true of Wisconsin public school teachers and other bureaucrats as it is of the military, the CIA, the FBI, the TSA, the DHS, government contractors, et al.


Foster Parents; Motion to intervene

Marilyn Harrison
Foster Families Examiner
February 21st, 2011

Foster Parents; Motion to intervene. 1 of 7

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Wexler on Greene v Camreta

Richard Wexler

Monday, February 21, 2011

The New York Law Journal has a story about NCCPR's Vice President, Carolyn Kubitschek, who is representing the family in Camreta v. Greene. It's available free, on the NYLJ website here:

It runs in the print edition tomorrow.

The author of one of the amicus briefs for the family, Prof. Mark Brown of Capital University Law School, wrote this excellent op ed column in The Columbus Dispatch:

NCCPR has a website devoted to the case, and the Family Defense Center has a press release and other material at

Richard Wexler
Executive Director
National Coalition for Child Protection Reform
53 Skyhill Road (Suite 202)
Alexandria VA 22314
Office: (703) 212-2006
Cell: (703) 380-4252

Tampa mom makes son wear sign on street corner announcing 1.22 GPA

TAMPA, Fla. — A Tampa mother is defending her decision to stick her teenage son on a street corner with a sign that says, among other things, “GPA 1.22 … honk if I need education.”
Published: February 21, 2011

TAMPA, Fla. — A Tampa mother is defending her decision to stick her teenage son on a street corner with a sign that says, among other things, “GPA 1.22 … honk if I need education.”

Ronda Holder says she and the boy's father have tried everything to get their 15-year-old to shape up academically. They've offered help, asked to see homework, grounded, lectured him and confiscated his cell phone. James Mond III's indifference at a school meeting last week was the final straw. The next day, Holder made the sign and made her son wear it for nearly four hours.

Experts criticized the move as humiliating and ineffective, and someone reported Holder to the Department of Children and Families.

Holder insists she's fighting for her child's education.

I left a nice comment there-

Obviously, DHS needs to come and kidnap this kid, put him in Residential Treatment and dope him out of his head ("In the Best Interest of the Child" yanno).

The Bible doesn't say exactly when Lucifer rebelled against God, but I am guessing it was when he was 15.

If DHS behaves about normal in this case, the parents can soon expect a massive Character Assassination from Lucifer's personal helpers- DHS.

Liberty Quotes

"Society in every state is a blessing, but government even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one; for when we suffer, or are exposed to the same miseries by a government, which we might expect in a country without government, our calamity is heightened by reflecting that we furnish the means by which we suffer." -Thomas Paine (1737-1809) US Founding father, pamphleteer, author

Sunday, February 20, 2011

1 bill could kill Obamacare, NEA, PBS, NPR, abortion $

Freezing debt limit would require 40% cut: 'All bad programs would have to go'
Posted: February 20, 2011 5:23 pm Eastern
© 2011 WorldNetDaily

‘The kids were forgotten’

February 19

By Terrie Morgan-Besecker
Law & Order Reporter

Pennsylvania- Erica Michaliga came to federal court Friday looking for some closure. She walked away frustrated and angry.

Michaliga, the mother of a juvenile who was incarcerated by then-Judge Mark Ciavarella, wanted to see him hauled away in handcuffs after a jury convicted him of racketeering and several other corruption charges.

Like several others parents who came to court, she was disappointed that he was allowed to remain free pending sentencing.

“My goal was to see him taken away in handcuffs to give some closure to families. Unfortunately that didn’t happen,” she said. FULL STORY

I left a nice comment there-

The truth is, until the PEOPLE show up with pitchforks and torches with a big bucket of tar and a barrel of feathers, this same oppression will continue forever.

By the way, this same identical problem was one of the reasons we rebelled against the British in 1776-

He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone, for the Tenure of their Offices, and the Amount and Payment of their Salaries.

He has erected a Multitude of new Offices, and sent hither Swarms of Officers to harrass our People, and eat out their Substance.

....He has combined with others to subject us to a Jurisdiction foreign to our Constitution, and unacknowledged by our Laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:

....For depriving us, in many Cases, of the Benefits of Trial by Jury: be tried for pretended Offences:

.... and waging War against us.

....and destroyed the Lives of our People.