Baltimore Mom – Stand Tall

I smiled.  I thought it was poignant and fresh!  And then I thought, oh dang, is Social Services going to come pounding at her door? Will the police arrest her for assault? Child Abuse? Will the vulture media turn into the hall of judgement?

Cuffing a misbehaving child on the head, dragging him by the arm, were reactionary responses by a mother desperately wanting to protect her child from harm. Utilizing discipline in a way that will get her son to pay attention is specific to her, her son, and the situation. She knows him a whole lot better than anyone else and knows what it will take to get him in line. The immediate media response was – go for it – but after the storm, there were those criticizing the mom and claiming she was acting in a rageful fit.

Really? Exactly how would you react if your sixteen year old son was deep in the midst of a riot throwing rocks at the police? Would you calmly and gently use your pretty voice to restrain him and encourage him to come home? “Honey, pleeeasseee”. I don’t think so. And the police didn’t either. They were ready, willing and able to use whatever force necessary, and it would most likely have been a lot more violent than a cuff to the head and a yank on the sleeve. Reality check.

The last gripe I have in this instance is the media questioning the mom’s character because she has six kids and is a single mom. When did this become a ‘character flaw’? Do you really think that was a choice? Do you think she woke up one day and said, “I know, I’m going to have a bunch of kids and no husband or father”? I think she is doing the best she can given some pretty unfun circumstances and she should be lauded for keeping it together. What is with this society that sits back like a panel of judges and points a gnarly finger of condemnation. Get Over It!

It is amazing how far the pendulum has swung in such a ridiculously radical direction of action-consequence. This is not condoning beating a child, it is supporting the action of getting the goof ball out of harms way whatever it takes! He suffered no abrasions, no trauma, no emotional scars except for embarrassment.

So, anyway, Social Services, media, get your panties straight and save it for true abusive situations that you seem to neglect, forget or don’t find worth – for example I had to go to a French paper to find out that Maine has admitted to systematically removing tribal children from their native American homes and putting them in foster care without just cause … just saying –

FYI – apparently, according to the time zone that monitors my blog, I am being hosted out of Iceland from the town of Reykjavik.

Government CHILD Trafficking – Parental Rights

What are the reasons in which the government has the legal authority to take your child?

Presumably, they list two: neglect and abuse. The issue becomes defining what constitutes neglect and what constitutes abuse. Unfortunately, these reasons morph considerably by year, by state, and by law. For example, what was considered normal in years past is now suddenly illegal. According the federal definition, neglect is defined as follows:

Any recent act or failure to act on the part

of a parent or caretaker which results in

death, serious physical or emotional harm,

sexual abuse or exploitation; or

An act or failure to act which presents an

imminent risk of serious harm.

We can see that this definition is so broad that it gives the interpreter much latitude in discerning ‘serious harm’. Could serious harm include children playing at a park? Riding their bike alone? Crossing the street? Getting dirty while playing on the sidewalk?

Apparently, that is exactly what recently happened when parents found themselves once again at odds with Social Services because a neighbor reported seeing children at a park without an adult. In that state, because the older child was not yet 13, playing at a park was considered ‘an act which presents an imminent risk’.

Each state defines their own laws in statutes. But this makes reading statutes a necessity in order to know if you are a good or bad parent. So I found the following website that supposedly caters to just this topic:

https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/systemwide/laws-policies/state/

I clicked on Colorado. I was presented with a page that was so formidable I decided to pick the most, first generic topic. I was rerouted to another page that wanted to route me to another page. And then I was routed to a page that wanted me to do a survey. And then, well I said, “ARGHGGH…”, – pigsbreath. But I went back, said ‘no thanks’, was rerouted two more times and finally came to a page that had nothing to do with child neglect laws and policies in Colorado.

Nothing in government is easy.

Maybe Social Services should simply post an online list that specifically defines neglect… because lately the cases seem to revolve predominantly around medical concerns. AHA, Virginia does exactly that in 44 pages.

http://www.dss.virginia.gov/files/division/dfs/cps/intro_page/manuals/07-2011/section_2_definitions_of_abuse_and_neglect.pdf

While some of the definitions are obvious; stabbing, gunshot wound, asphyxiation, others are as simple as a cut, a bruise, a scrape… If a child fell off a bike and sustained all of these injuries, would that constitute neglect? The answer is – maybe yes, maybe no.

Why is the government so obsessed with parenting our children?

The government acting as parent begins when we voluntarily put our child’s raising into the hands of daycare. Sorry, but it is true. We have thus transferred the responsibility to someone else. But sometimes the over-reaching hand comes into your house. Then what? Those that support the over-reaching arm of government have rarely been witness or victim. And that changes everything. But there are valid reasons too for DPS to take children from their parents. As a daycare owner I had a number of children that were in foster care after abuse issues, but neglect was not the hotbed that it is today.

Neglect has definitely morphed into a sphere of communist control. The Protocol of collective child care. Raised by the state. At issue are children in religious families, children homeschooled, children with bruises and scrapes, children that are given a freedom that is no longer available.

One of the problems is that anyone can make an allegation anonymously, a friend, relative, neighbor, ex, anyone. Doctors are the next level. Doctors have a completely different responsibility. Suppose a doctor sees a child with bruises and makes no allegation? Could that doctor be sued later for failure to respond to a potential abuse? Doctors need to be educated to the various implications of their zealous call. A new study has shown that infant fractures can actually be caused by rickets. Rickets is a condition that is once again finding prominence as a result of our lack of vitamin D – the sun. We have become so conditioned that all sun is bad, we and our children are once again showing the effects of no sun.

This phenomena has been studied and applied by Dr. Ayoub. He is attempting to teach radiologists how to look determine the cause of infant fractures and determine if in fact that were abuse, or rickets.

What he hopes to accomplish is education, helping radiologists make more accurate decisions that will help parents who have been wrongfully charged with a crime they did not commit.

Radiologists Kathy Keller and Patrick Barnes have published a four-case series in the Pediatric Radiology journal, describing what Dr. Ayoub is seeing as well.

One thing lawyers proclaim over and over again – sign nothing, sign nothing, do not in any circumstances sign anything without consulting an advocate. Parental Rights. Be prepared, be proactive, be ready. And NEVER give up.

Child Trafficking – A Government Subsidy

 

NO, I am not talking about the classic definition of child trafficking, I am talking about a network in which Social Services takes children from homes, deposits them in foster care and then offers them up for adoption. It is big business. It is legal.

And it is pervasive.

Arizona has the dubious honor of being the worst offender in the nation. It is estimated that as of 2012, Arizona nets about $1.14 billion per year from this practice. Net. Apparently the federal government subsidizes foster care children to the tune of $6000-$7000 per month per child. The state then leases the child to a foster home for about $600 per month and the balance is pure profit. In addition, as a ward of the state, the child is subject to hospital ‘trials’, medications, surgeries, drugs, that are not yet approved. These children, as wards of the state, are guinea pigs without a voice. After the hospital is done, the child is put up for adoption. And given that the birth rate in the US has been dropping precipitously each year for the last five plus, there is a shortage of adoptees. Supply and demand – and the value of the child/ward goes up to $25,000 plus, and that too is all gravy for the state.

Children are thus a commodity traded and sold.

Fifty states, a billion profit each, that doesn’t give the government much incentive to challenge the business model.

The initial call is generally made by a doctor at a hospital who sends a red flag to the Social Services Department. In none of the cases, are the parents made aware of what is about to happen. In none of the cases, are the parents made to understand what was wrong. Sometimes, it is alleged that the hospital calls in DSS because they are concerned they will be charged malpractice. Sometimes, it is because the parents simply want a second opinion. At any rate, once Social Services are called, there is no backing out, they immediately abduct the child/children. The child immediately becomes a ward of the state and all medical decisions are made by the state. They child/children are sent to foster care homes and in some instances the children claim they have been sexually abused or physically abused.

When the hospital completes its trials and/or surgeries, typically, these children are adopted out to new parents. Sometimes parents are allowed ‘supervised’ visitation, most often they are denied.

In South Dakota, 53% of the entire state budget is allocated to Social Services. Their target, the Lakota native American Indians. Seven hundred native American children are removed from their households every year and put up for adoption. The parents are disallowed from ANY visitation for the first sixty days. After that, the children are instructed that during supervised visits, if they show any emotion toward their parents, all further visits will be discontinued. The children are all placed in either white homes or institutions.

This is not a story with isolated cases, in fact they occur in Norway and Canada as well. Allegations are similar. Apparently, a large number of these cases revolve around an initial hospital visit in which the child is misdiagnosed and suffers severe to life threatening side effects as a result of improper care. In a case that made headlines in Canada, the child was misdiagnosed and had severe side effects from the wrong treatment. Even though the child will soon turn 18, Canada’s Social Services has decided that Marc is a Person with Developmental Disabilities and therefore have remanded him to state care – for life.

Marc and his parents are German citizens. They moved to Canada because Germany does not allow home-schooling. Marc was home schooled. He will be placed under the care of a ‘Guardian’. His parents are not eligible to apply as Guardians because they are not Canadian citizens. But then neither is Marc. He writes this from his bed away from his twin brother, his dog, his mom and dad:

You can not see us, hear about us, you can not even hear our cries

We are not allowed to talk about our pains

We are not allowed to talk to our parents freely

We are not allowed to inform the police even

And if so they do not listen to us because our Guardian is the States

They can do whatever they want with us

Once we die, you may hear about us but even then you may not know why we died or how we died

We are the children whom the government legally apprehended and detained in places where we are alone without love, compassion, empathy, freedom and justice

Please help us by standing up for truth and justice

Please show us a family court where there is justice for children and families Please show us a family court where judges listen to us

Our Best interest should not be assumed by adults who do not even know the truth or do not want to know the truth

We may be weaker than adults but are we not here to be guided by a hand which shows us that this world is a beautiful place?

Since we are taken away from our families, all we see is that “Money, Power, Injustice and Lies rule the world” –