I will be interviewed on Dr. Gianni Hayes radio show, about my novel, Opening A Registered Nurse’s Eye’s, Wednesday, June 30th @9pmEST.
This is a very revealing article about this particular nomination for SCOTUS. First there is this:
From World Net Daily;
Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan’s press for considering international law as “the context” for interpreting U.S. law has incited worries her appointment could pave the way for world treaties that threaten both parental rights and homeschooling in the United States.
A statement from the Home School Legal Defense Association points to Kagan’s decision as dean of Harvard Law School to require first-year students to study international law:
“From the start, students should learn to locate what they are learning about public and private law in the United States within the context of a larger universe,” reads a letter from Kagan and Harvard’s Curricular Innovations Committee advocating the requirement. “Specifically, we recommend the development of three foundation courses … each of which represents a door into the global sphere that students will use as context for U.S. law.”
A larger universe! A larger universe! You have got to be kidding me, right? I’ll acknowledge a “larger universe” when the “universe” adopts the Constitution of these United States, Ms. Kagan. Then there is this:
Prof. Rabkin’s report also points out Kagan’s choice of Chief Justice Aharon Barak of the Israel Supreme Court as her “judicial hero,” calling him “the judge who has best advanced democracy, human rights, the rule of law and justice.”
“Justice Barak was certainly a jurist of remarkable confidence – he makes activist judges in America look timid by comparison,” objects Rabkin. “He was known for filling gaps by invoking standards from other countries – so much so that he made it a practice to hire at least one clerk each year from a foreign country (that is, a clerk whose legal training had been acquired in a foreign country rather than in Israel). … Senators should ask Elena Kagan, which practices of Chief Justice Barak does she think American judges would do well to emulate?”
Do you think any of our elected cockroaches on either side of the isle will ask that question? Will they have the guts to ask any tough question? I doubt it. And by the way, “human rights” are granted by governments, “unalienable” rights are granted by God. I would rather my rights come from the Creator, Ms. Kagan.
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As always I look at Clarence Thomas’ opinions and have not found myself in disagreement.
(c) The dissents’ objections are addressed and rejected. Pp. 41–44.
JUSTICE THOMAS agreed that the Fourteenth Amendment makes the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms that was recog-nized in District of Columbia v. Heller, 554 U. S. ___, fully applicable to the States. However, he asserted, there is a path to this conclusion that is more straightforward and more faithful to the Second Amendment’s text and history. The Court is correct in describing the Second Amendment right as “fundamental” to the American scheme of ordered liberty, Duncan v. Louisiana, 391 U. S. 145, 149, and “deeply rooted in this Nation’s history and traditions,” Washington v. Glucksberg, 521 U. S. 702, 721. But the Fourteenth Amendment’s Due Process Clause, which speaks only to “process,” cannot imposethe type of substantive restraint on state legislation that the Court asserts. Rather, the right to keep and bear arms is enforceable against the States because it is a privilege of American citizenship recognized by §1 of the Fourteenth Amendment, which provides, inter alia: “No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States.” In inter-preting this language, it is important to recall that constitutional provisions are “ ‘written to be understood by the voters.’ ” Heller, 554
U. S., at ___. The objective of this inquiry is to discern what “ordi-nary citizens” at the time of the Fourteenth Amendment’s ratificationwould have understood that Amendment’s Privileges or ImmunitiesClause to mean. Ibid. A survey of contemporary legal authorities plainly shows that, at that time, the ratifying public understood the Clause to protect constitutionally enumerated rights, including the right to keep and bear arms. Pp. 1–34.
this waas found at www.supremecourt.gov
By Susan Frances Bonner, author of Opening A Registered Nurses Eyes; A life Altering Journey Across North America
This topic has been an ongoing controversy since 1998, when a paper by Andrew Wakefield, was published by “The Lancent”.
“Twelve children with developmental disorders referred to the Royal Free Hospital in London. The paper described a collection of bowel symptoms said to be evidence of a possible novel syndrome that Wakefield would later call autistic enterocolitis, and recommended further study into the possible link between the condition and environmental triggers, such as the MMR vaccine.”(1)
Since then, there has been a fierce battle between the medical community, vaccine providers, parents and governments all across the globe. The data on this matter is so vast and so involved that the average parent cannot make an informed decision on whether to subject their child to this vaccine or not. And I, unfortunately, may not help as well. But let’s try and muddle through, starting with the birth and reasons for this vaccine.
The first measles vaccine was licensed for use in the U.S. in 1963. Today, measles vaccine is generally given in combination with mumps and rubella vaccines (MMR) or MMR combined with varicella (MMRV).
Originally, just one dose of MMR vaccine was recommended, and about 90-95% of children were protected. In 1989, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices changed the recommendation to two doses so that almost all children (99.7%) would be protected.(2)
Some of the complications of measles include; infections of the middle ear, pneumonia, croup, diarrhea, and Measles encephalitis (an infection of the brain) which occurs in 1 per 1,000 cases of natural measles, frequently resulting in permanent brain damage in the survivors.(2) You can see how serious this condition can be.Since I was born just before 1963, I had to get my vaccine when I was a toddler. The recommendation for administering the vaccine is all infants 12 years old and older, and Autism is not diagnosed until after age two. An interesting time line if you are looking for a link between the MMR vaccine and Autism.
Now, I am not advocating that parents refrain from having their children vaccinated. I am just informing and letting you decide.
The prevailing medical thought is that the risks out way the side effects of any vaccine including the MMR vaccine. Measles used to be a serious problem in this country with most people getting the disease by the time they were 20 yrs of age. Now, due to the vaccine, the incident of measles in the United States is virtually zero. Measles is imported from other countries however. Begging the question, do we continue to be vigilant and keep requiring the vaccine or not?
Some of the complications of measles include; infections of the middle ear, pneumonia, croup, diarrhea, Measles encephalitis (an infection of the brain) which occurs in 1 per 1,000 cases of natural measles, frequently resulting in permanent brain damage in the survivors.(2) You can see how serious this condition can be.
Unfortunately, study after study, from many countries and agencies conflict in their conclusions and contradict each other. But if I had to make this decision for my child, I would muddle through them. I also suggest visiting the Autism support sites. Knowledge is power, and with a decision as important as whether to vaccinate your child or not requires a lot of knowledge.
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People are really pissed at the government right now and I know that most of us out there would not do these things to the census takers. What’s not being reported in this WAPO article, is how did the census takers act toward the people they were trying to get the information from? What were they told to do when someone resisted taking the census? During their training, how far outside the law were they told to go? Folks, government is not listening to us, “We The People”, right now. They are doing what ever they want to us. No, not “for us”, “to us”, so who’s to say that these census takers were told, “not to take “no” for and answer?” We may never know.
From The Washington Post:
This is the scary season for the nation’s census takers.
Since they began making follow-up house calls in early May, census takers have encountered vitriol, menace and flashes of violence. They have been shot at with pellet guns and hit by baseball bats. They have been confronted with pickaxes, crossbows and hammers. They’ve had lawn mowers pushed menacingly toward them and patio tables thrown their way. They have been nibbled by ducks, bitten by pit bulls and chased by packs of snarling dogs.
Some days, being cursed at seems part of the job description.
So far, the Census Bureau has tallied 379 incidents involving assaults or threats on the nation’s 635,000 census workers, more than double the 181 recorded during the 2000 census. Weapons were used or threatened in a third of the cases.
Now, with just three weeks to go in the door-knocking phase of the count, the number of census takers has dwindled, and the remaining households are the toughest.
While most homeowners have received census takers graciously, some say they have been surprised at the degree of anger exhibited by Americans who consider them the embodiment of intrusive government.
“I came across loads of hostility,” said Douglas McDonald, who summoned police in Deltona, Fla., after a tug-of-war with an irate homeowner over a census form. The homeowner threw his ripped half in the toilet.
McDonald, 70, a District native who retired from the Labor Department after 30 years as an investigator, said he wasn’t prepared for the level of anti-government fervor he encountered.
“There’s so much anger and bitterness, with people losing their homes and their jobs,” said McDonald, who eventually quit. “They’re not too fond of the government. They don’t want to talk to you.”
The census is Constitutional, but like everything else in our Republic, it has been morphed and distorted to the point that no one could possibly recognize it. The original intent was just to find out how many people were in each state so that the government knew how many House Representatives your state was allowed to have. Because back in the day, “We the People” elected our state and federal representatives, then our representatives elected our federal senators and our President. That was it people. Easy Peasy.
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Sent to us by our daughter Michelle
Her hair was up in a pony tail, her favorite dress tied with a bow.
Today was Daddy’s Day at school, and she couldn’t wait to go.
But her mommy tried to tell her, that she probably should stay home.
Why the kids might not understand, if she went to school alone.
But she was not afraid; she knew just what to say.
What to tell her classmates of why he wasn’t there today.
But still her mother worried, for her to face this day alone.
And that was why once again, she tried to keep her daughter home.
But the little girl went to school eager to tell them all.
About a dad she never sees, a dad who never calls.
There were daddies along the wall in back, for everyone to meet.
Children squirming impatiently, anxious in their seatsOne by one the teacher called a student from the class.
To introduce their daddy,as seconds slowly passed.
At last the teacher called her name, every child turned to stare.
Each of them was searching, a man who wasn’t there.
Where’s her daddy at?’ She heard a boy call out.
‘She probably doesn’t have one,’ another student dared to shout.
And from somewhere near the back, she heard a daddy say,
‘Looks like another deadbeat dad, too busy to waste his day.’
The words did not offend her, as she smiled up at her Mom.
And looked back at her teacher, who told her to go on.
And with hands behind her back, slowly she began to speak.
And out from the mouth of a child, came words incredibly unique.
‘My Daddy couldn’t be here, because he lives so far away.
But I know he wishes he could be, since this is such a special day.
And though you cannot meet him, I wanted you to know.
All about my daddy, and how much he loves me so.
He loved to tell me stories, he taught me to ride my bike.
He surprised me with pink roses and taught me to fly a kite.
We used to share fudge sundaes and ice cream in a cone.
And though you cannot see him, I’m not standing here alone.
‘Cause my daddy’s always with me, even though we are apart
I know because he told me, he’ll forever be in my heart’.
And with that, her little hand reached up, and lay across her chest.
Feeling her own heartbeat, beneath her favorite dress.
And from somewhere here in the crowd of dads, her mother stood in tears.
Proudly watching her daughter, who was wise beyond her years.
For she stood up for the love of a man not in her life.
Doing what was best for her, doing what was right.
And when she dropped her hand back down, staring straight into the crowd, she finished with a voice so soft, but its message was clear and loud.
‘I love my daddy very much, he’s my shining star.
And if he could, he’d be here, but heaven’s just too far.
You see he is a Marine and died just this past year, when a roadside bomb hit his convoy and taught Americans to fear.
But sometimes when I close my eyes, it’s like he never went away.’
And then she closed her eyes and saw him there that day.
And to her mothers amazement, she witnessed with surprise.
A room full of daddies and children, all starting to close their eyes.
Who knows what they saw before them, who knows what they felt inside.
Perhaps for merely a second, they saw him at her side.
‘I know you’re with me Daddy, ‘to the silence she called out.
And what happened next made believers, of those once filled with doubt.
Not one in that room could explain it, for each of their eyes had been closed.
But there on the desk beside her, was a fragrant long-stemmed pink rose.
And a child was blessed, if only for a moment, by the love of her shining star. And given the gift of believing, that heaven is never too far.
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I am so tired of the Central Government abusing the constitution. I love the Republic that our founders gave us, unfortunately I cannot see much of the Republic left.
article I s.8 only gives the central government the right to create uniform rules of naturalization, meaning rules of becoming a citizen. This was added because under the articles of confederation every state had their own rules of becoming a citizen and all had to respect citizenship from all states.
Oh, the supremacy clause only applies to laws made pursuant to the Constitution. This means if the Federal Govt. makes a law that is not in line with the powers directly given to them in the Constitution by the states it is unlawful.
The Constitution does not live or breathe, it is carved in stone and we must go back to the original intent of those who debated and created it.