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New Hampshire Court Sentences 10-Year-Old to Public Education to Balance Christian View

A 10-year-old home schooler has been ordered by a court official to attend public school because she defended her Christian faith a bit too vigorously.  The official said the girl’s “vigorous defense of her religious beliefs suggests strongly that she has not had the opportunity to seriously consider any other point of view.”

 

Forcing children into a public education system controlled by the state to balance worldviews is a tyrannical attempt to replace an individual’s belief system with that of the state. State mandated education paves the way for totalitarianism regimes in that nation. Adolf Hitler clearly understood the importance for mandating state-controlled education as this brief excerpt from a May 1, 1937, address shows:

 

“The youth of today is ever the people of tomorrow. For this reason we have set before ourselves the task of inoculating our youth with the spirit of this community of the people at a very early age, at an age when human beings are still unperverted and therefore unspoiled… This Reich stands, and it is building itself up for the future, upon its youth. And this new Reich will give its youth to no one, but will itself take youth and give to youth its own education and its own upbringing.”

 

President Thomas Jefferson wrote a letter to the Danbury Baptists in 1802 attempting to assuage their fear of the new federal government by stressing the importance of the First Amendment “wall” protecting their church liberties from state power. Obviously, the decision by the New Hampshire judge turns Jefferson’s notion of the First Amendment ass-backwards.

 

 

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To Hell with Ted Kennedy

If Dante Alighieri were alive today, to which of the four regions of Circle 9—the circle of treachery—would the thirteenth-century poet assign Ted Kennedy?  

 

 In Dante’s Inferno the regions of Caina, Antenora, Ptolomea, and Judecca are distinguished from one another by the particular offenses committed by the souls who inhabit them. The designated region for politicians who betray their country is Antenora, tailored to suit the offenses committed by the departed leftist lion Democrat.

 

Although it has become commonplace for Massachusetts’ senior senator to provide aid and comfort to America’s enemies and to accuse her President of secretly plotting and then deliberately starting an unnecessary war in Iraq, the earl of the waitress sandwich went a wee bit over the top when he collaborated with the Soviet KGB at the height of the Cold War to undermine a sitting President.

 

In May 1983, the KGB … reported to their bosses on a discussion in Moscow with former Sen. John Tunney. Kennedy had instructed Tunney, according to the KGB, to carry a message to Yuri Andropov, the General Secretary of the Soviet Communist Party, expressing Kennedy’s concern about the anti-Soviet activities of President Ronald Reagan.

 

The KGB reported ‘in Kennedy’s opinion the opposition to Reagan remains weak. Speeches of the President’s opponents are not well-coordinated and not effective enough, and Reagan has the chance to use successful counterpropaganda.’

 

Kennedy offered to ‘undertake some additional steps to counter the militaristic, policy of Reagan and his campaign of psychological pressure on the American population.’

 

Kennedy asked for a meeting with Andropov for the purpose of ‘arming himself with the Soviet leader’s explanations of arms control policy so he can use them later for more convincing speeches in the U.S.’

 

He also offered to help get Soviet views on the major U.S. networks and suggested inviting ‘Elton Rule, ABC chairman of the board, or observers Walter Cronkite or Barbara Walters to Moscow.’”

 

Reporter Tim Sebastian discovered the Viktor Chebrikov [KGB] memo to Andropov in the Soviet archives and wrote about his discovery in an article titled, “Teddy, the KGB and the top secret file” in the London Times February 2, 1992.

 

In the book, The Crusader: Ronald Reagan and the Fall of Communism, Paul Kengor also refers to the KGB memo and Kennedy’s proposed partnership to undermine President Reagan’s foreign policy and re-election efforts.

 

According to Kengor, Kennedy proposed a public relations plan that would cut through Reagan’s propaganda and connect Andropov and other senior Soviet officials with the mainstream media to help the Soviets present their peaceful intentions to the American people. Andropov died suddenly, and with his death Kennedy’s plan to undermine Reagan.

 

Clearly, Kennedy was not a double agent, nor was he a KGB pawn who did not understand what he was doing. He collaborated with the KGB solely to advance his own political aspirations and agenda. Kengor thinks that Kennedy wanted to stop Reagan’s “aggressive defense policies, which then ranged from the Pershing IIs to the MX to SDI, and even his re-election bid.” Kennedy saw Reagan, not Andropov, as the hindrance to peace.

 

The Chappaquiddick lifeguard was also a major contributor in creating and passing the 1978 Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) that imposed surveillance restrictions on the FBI and CIA, which “were so tight that when the FBI arrested Zacarias Moussaoui (the so-called 20th highjacker) in August 2001, they could not get permission to download his computer since FBI headquarters understood that they did not have enough evidence to get a warrant from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.”

 

Kennedy’s traitorous collaboration with the Soviet KGB and his deliberate disregard for the dangers of hostile foreign powers personify a progressive ideologue with a political agenda that supersedes the good of the country and the safety of its people.

 

The Inferno is a deep place where the sun is silent. Dante assigns the treacherous to Circle 9—the lowest of the 9 concentric circles of hell—and the treasonous to its second region.  To hell with Ted Kennedy, a more deserving patron Antenora would be hard pressed to find.

 

I.M. Kane

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“Cruel and neglectful” care of one million NHS patients exposed

(HT – Clive)

Telegraph Medical Editor Rebecca Smith writes, “one million NHS patients have been the victims of appalling care in hospitals across Britain.”

According to a major report released August 27, “Elderly people have been left in pain, in soiled bed clothes, denied adequate food and drink, and suffering from repeatedly cancelled operations, missed diagnoses, and dismissive staff.”

In the last six years, hundreds of thousands have suffered from poor standards of nursing, often with “neglectful, demeaning, painful and sometimes downright cruel” treatment.

Every aspects of hospital care has received criticism, but the treatment and attitude of nurses is a constant theme in almost all of the cases.

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U.N. JOs Want to Teach 5-8 Year-Old Children about Masturbation

According to CNSNews.com, A United Nations Economic, Social and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) report, “International Guidelines on Sexual Education,” suggests children of all countries and cultures are entitled to sexual and reproductive education beginning at age five. [emphasis mine]

The “age-appropriate” guidelines break down the curriculum into four age groups: 5- to 8-year-olds, 9- to 12-year-olds, 12- to 15-year-olds and 15- to 18-year-olds. The following concepts apply to the 5-8 year-old age group:

  • “Touching and rubbing one’s genitals is called masturbation” and that “girls and boys have private body parts that can feel pleasurable when touched by oneself.”
  • That “people receive messages about sex, gender, and sexuality from their cultures and religions.”
  • That “all people regardless of their health status, religion, origin, race or sexual status can raise a child and give it the love it deserves.”
  • “Gender inequality,” “examples of gender stereotypes,” and “gender-based violence.”
  • Description of fertilization, conception, pregnancy, and delivery.

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Babies Born in Hospital Corridors: Bed Shortages Force Births in Elevators, Offices, and Bathrooms.

Thousands of women’s lives and their babies’ are being put at risk because shortages of midwives and hospital beds force them to give birth outside maternity wards in locations ranging from elevators to toilets.

Almost 4,000 women gave birth outside a maternity ward, up 15 percent from last year. Hospitals turn away hundreds of women in labor each year because facilities are full.

Tory (conservative party) health spokesman Andrew Lansley, who obtained the figures, said Labour (leftist party) had cut maternity beds by 2,340, or 22 per cent, since 1997, while birth rates rose 20 percent in some areas. Health chiefs admit a lack of maternity beds is partly to blame for the crisis. [emphasis mine]

“It shows the incredible waste that has taken place that mothers are getting this sort of sub-standard treatment despite Gordon Brown’s tripling of spending on the NHS [National Health Service],” Lansley said. [emphasis mine]

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Under Obama, nothing is certain but death panels and taxes.

While Brother O’s Bread and Circuses Stimulus Bill shrank the U.S. economy by 1 percent, the French and German economies grew by 0.3 percent and the recession ended in the economies of Brazil, India, China, Japan, and much of continental Europe.

Mark Steyn contends the economies grew and the recession ended in those countries because they had no government stimulus, and the reason the U.S., Britain, and Italy economies have not grown and are still contracting is that all three nations had adopted stimulus spending measures. 

Since Brother O took office, the U.S. has gone from one of the least indebted developed nations to one of the most indebted.  Steyn cites last month’s IMF report to show that “general government debt as a percentage of GDP will rise from 63 percent in 2007 to 88.8 percent this year and to 99.8 percent of GDP next year.”

Steyn rightly blames “Brother O’s $800 billion porkapalooza” writing, “It didn’t just fail to stimulate, it actively deterred stimulation.”

I.M. Kane

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Brit collapses with ruptured appendix… three weeks after UK doctors “removed it

Daniel Bates reports that Mark Wattson, 35, from Swindon may have been the victim of botched surgery after he had to have his appendix removed twice.

To his shock, surgeons from the same team told him that not only was his appendix still inside him, but it had ruptured — a potentially fatal complication.

Wattson first went under the knife on July 7 after experiencing severe abdominal pain for several weeks. He was discharged but exactly a month later he had to dial 999 after collapsing in agony.

Wattson was readmitted to the Great Western Hospital in Swindon after his appendix ruptured.

In a second operation it was finally removed, leaving Wattson fearing another organ might have been taken out during the first procedure.

Following the second operation his incision became infected and he was admitted to hospital for a third time for treatment.

Paul Gearing, deputy general manager for general surgery at Great Western Hospital NHS Trust, said: “We would like to apologise if Mr Wattson felt dissatisfied with the care he received at Great Western Hospital.”

Wattson has been unable to confirm what, if anything, was removed in the first operation.

Compensation payments to NHS patients have risen by 20 per cent in the past year to a record high of £769million. At this rate more than £2million a day is being paid over claims against the Health Service.

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