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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Students in the Crossfire

 As one who firmly believes that:
We must consider ALL SIDES of any Issue,
Without Bias,
to even hope to make the most Prudent Decision.
  • Here are some thoughts to consider for the Proper Education of Our Children, Our Future:
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September 25, 2013
Students in the Crossfire
“Protecting children by empowering parents” is more than just our motto; it is our passion. We feel very strongly that parents have the right to make decisions for their children because children are better off when their parents, not the government, provide the needed adult guidance and supervision. The federal government clearly does not share this view. The evidence of the federal anti-parent animus is revealed by watching the United States federal government attack parental choice in education.

The Attorney General argued that parental rights in education were not a fundamental human right in the Romeike asylum case, and now they are at it again – this time in Louisiana.

Louisiana parents want their children to receive a quality education. In fact, everyone in America will pay homage to this idea in their rhetoric, from the educational elites who run teachers unions to the most private of home schooling families. We all want to see the next generation receive a solid education, and no one wants this more than parents.

That’s why Louisiana launched a state program, piloted in New Orleans in 2008 and now involving about 8,000 students statewide, to offer private school vouchers in certain circumstances: the family’s income must be below 250% of the poverty line, and the local public school must have received a grade of C or below in its state accreditation review. This allows low-income students to escape the failing public schools of the most impoverished regions of the state.

(A study released on September 12 by Broader, Bolder Approach to Education (BBA) claims that poverty is a major hindrance to student performance. The administration’s Race to the Top education program is failing, according to the report, because it doesn’t address, or even consider, the poverty issue. The federal government pushes states into the controversial and untested Common Core program while children in poverty still struggle to learn in failing public schools.)

Louisiana’s political leaders are doing something effective to help low-income students without any federal funding in this voucher program. So how does the federal government respond? The United States Justice Department filed suit on August 22 in federal district court to halt the program. Why? The DOJ claims the Louisiana program “frustrates and impedes the desegregation process” in the public schools.

Under a 1975 federal desegregation ruling, counties must get federal court approval before making any changes that can hinder integration. At least 22 of the 34 counties receiving voucher assistance this year (roughly 600 voucher-receiving students) are still under that court order, and would be affected by the DOJ’s suit. According to the DOJ’s petition, the law’s provision for minority students to leave failing schools decreases the minority representation in those schools – causing integration efforts to take a statistical step backwards.

The state points out that the voucher program helps minorities by allowing more of them to escape the failing schools; roughly 90% of voucher recipients are African-American. And the impact on the racial make-up of the public schools is minimal – a shift of less than 1%. Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush suggest that the DOJ’s opposition may be fueled by its political partnership with teachers unions, not a concern for students. Blocking the Louisiana law forces low-income, predominantly African-American students back into the public schools that fund the unions.

Similar voucher programs have proven successful in other U.S. locations, including Washington, D.C. The DOJ’s suit attacks a successful attempt to empower parents and provide a solid education for students.

It is clear. The United States government cares about protecting the turf of its political allies rather than doing what’s best for children. Parental choice in education is clearly good for the children in Louisiana but that factor is not determinative to our highly politicized Justice Department.

The central purpose of the Parental Rights Amendment is to permanently settle the question: Who speaks first for children—parents or government?

As it relates to school vouchers, it is important to understand what the proposed Parental Rights Amendment will and will not accomplish. The right to education funding is known in legal theory as a “positive right”—something that the government must provide for you. The right of parents to make decisions for their children is an example of a “negative right”—something the government cannot take away from you.

The PRA deals only with “negative rights” by ensuring that the government cannot infringe your decision-making (including in the area of education). Any attempt to infringe your rights forces the government to meet the “strict scrutiny” standard of review. (This is done, for instance, by demonstrating that the government is taking the only available means to prevent child abuse or neglect.)

The PRA will not force the government to fund any form of education—public or private. But it declares that the government can never use its power to take away our decision-making ability carte blanche. If an individual parent abuses his authority, he can be restricted. But the government cannot enact laws that treat us all like child abusers by presuming that it should make decisions for every child.

Louisiana should have the ability to manage its own education system to best serve children. It is no surprise that the state believes that parental choice is a good basis for helping children. And sadly, it is no surprise that our federal government feels compelled to advance the interests of a “government-first” attitude that leaves states, parents, and most importantly children in a compromised position.

Parents, not government, really do know what is best for children.

Action Item
Please take a moment to contact Congress once again and ask your member of the House of Representatives to support parental rights by cosponsoring HJRes 50, the Parental Rights Amendment. To find contact info for your representative, visit parentalrights.org/states and click on your state or its 2-letter abbreviation.

Together we can protect parental rights and our children from a government bent on complete education control.


Michael Ramey
Director of Communications & Research

May you find Strength in Your Higher Power,
Granpa Chuck
Keeper of the web files for http://nfpcar.org

Monday, September 23, 2013

Join PsychSearch.net's Writing Team!

I firmly belief that our Psyco Industry can stand a lot of improvement.

Below is a suggested letter from Ken of Psych Search that perhaps one could Spread the Word??
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Thursday, September 19, 2013

To an almost old person...

I never really liked the terminology "Old People" but this makes me feel better about it.
And if you ain't one, I bet ya you know one! I got this from an "Old Personal friend of mine"!
"OLD PEOPLE" PRIDE:I'm passing this on as I did not want to be the only "old people" receiving it.
Actually, it's not a bad thing to be called, as you will see.
  • Old People are easy to spot at sporting events; during the playing of the National Anthem. Old People remove their caps, cover their hearts, stand at attention and sing without embarrassment. They know the words and believe in them.
  • Old People remember World War II, Pearl Harbor, Guadalcanal, Normandy,and Hitler. They remember the Atomic Age, the Korean War, The Cold War, The Cuban Crisis, the Jet Age and the Moon Landing.
  • They remember the 50 plus Peacekeeping Missions from 1945 to 2005, not to mention Vietnam.
  • If you bump into an Old People on the sidewalk he will apologize. If you pass an Old People on the street, he will nod or tip his cap to a lady. 
  • Old People trust strangers and are courtly to women and treat them with great respect.
  • Old People hold the door for the next person and always, when walking, make certain the lady is on the inside for protection.
  • Old People get embarrassed if someone curses in front of women and children and they don't like any filth or dirty language on TV or in movies.

  • Old People have moral courage and personal integrity. They seldom brag unless it's about their children, grandchildren or their animals.
It's the Old People who know our great country is protected, not by politicians, but by the young men and women in the military serving their country.

This country needs Old People with their work ethic, sense of responsibility, pride in their country, and
decent values. We need them now more than ever.
Thank God for Old People 

Pass this on to all of the "Old People" you know. I was taught to respect my elders.
It's just getting harder to find them...
May you find Strength in Your Higher Power,
Keeper of the web files for http://nfpcar.org

Friday, September 13, 2013

CCHR Florida Brings You A Real-Life Story!<< VIP for us ol' folks

Could this be your mom or grandmom?
A 70-something-year-old woman called the hotline!  Her son had involuntarily committed her TWICE in the last month.  
She wasn't even allowed a pen, a piece of paper or her reading glasses so that she could write down the number of an attorney.
She heard about our hotline, believe it or not, from another patient in the psychiatric facility who was also looking for help and knew we existed.
In one week, with many calls coming in, 3 of the calls, came from  individuals who were locked behind bars at the same facility for 72 hours (minimally).
This 70-something-year-old woman had no idea how she could be committed involuntarily.  She had no psychotic episode.  There was no evidence she was a potential risk to herself or others and yet, here she was committed against her will.
CCHR Florida stayed in touch with her throughout the week, and gave her our list of recommended attorneys.  Then on one of our attempts to reach her, we found that she had been released and allowed to go home.  When we spoke with her from the safety of her own home, she told us that she doesn't know why they committed her or why they all-of-a-sudden released her.  They had been planning to transfer her to a state facility, indefinitely. She thanked us for the calls and messages we made and left for her and felt that these had a lot to do with why she was now safely home.
This was one out of half a dozen elderly individuals who contacted us this week and needed our help!
CCHR Florida is working with an allied attorney to finalize a NON-CONSENT form that would enable adult children to PREVENT the involuntary commitment of their parents!
There are ways for each and everyone of us to protect our parents and grandparents against abusive use of involuntary commitment laws.
Get informed: Contact CCHR Florida at 727-442-8820 or info@cchrflorida.org
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May you find Strength in Your Higher Power,
Granpa Chuck
Keeper of the web files for http://nfpcar.org