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The U.S. Constitution: CPR on 6/25/2003
Mens News Daily ^ | July 4, 2003 | Ed Ward, MD

Posted on 07/13/2003 12:52:00 PM PDT by EdWard19

The U.S. Constitution: Partially Revived on June 25, 2003

On June 25, 2003, President Bush signed the "Keeping Children and Families Safe Act of 2003". "Over the years thousands of homeschool families have been victimized by social workers operating on nothing more than a tip from an unknown stranger," said Michael Farris, General Counsel for Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA). "Such aggressiveness, in a system which presumes guilt, can result in needless pain and anxiety for families," said Farris. In November 2001, HSLDA reminded the House Committee on Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Select Education of this forgotten piece of paper, The Constitution of the United States of America.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bushdoctrine; constitution; cps; government; homeschoolihng; homeschooling; hslda; michaelfarris; regime; socialworkers
The U.S. Constitution: Partially Revived on June 25, 2003

July 4, 2003 by Ed Ward, MD

On June 25, 2003, President Bush signed the "Keeping Children and Families Safe Act of 2003". "Over the years thousands of homeschool families have been victimized by social workers operating on nothing more than a tip from an unknown stranger," said Michael Farris, General Counsel for Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA). "Such aggressiveness, in a system which presumes guilt, can result in needless pain and anxiety for families," said Farris. In November 2001, HSLDA reminded the House Committee on Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Select Education of this forgotten piece of paper, The Constitution of the United States of America.

This law will inform Health and Human Services Department's social workers of the Constitution of the United States. Supposedly, social workers will actually have to inform families of the charges of which they are accused, before they remove the children from the parents protection and force the children to a physical inspection of their bodies. Social services will receive "additional training" to inform them that United States citizens have rights against unreasonable search and seizure. There will even be a citizens advisory board to hear complaints about Constitutional rights violations.

It only took a little over a year and half to get the bill signed. There was apparently no rush to restore the Constitutional rights of United States residents and citizens. The basic rights of individuals didn't rate in the political agendas of the elected Democrats and Republicans. After all, it's getting to be election time and the parties needed time to scapegoat their opposition. The judicial branch has had and still has no concern over basic constitutional rights. Their main concern was getting into the bedrooms of Americans to decide on what type of sexcapades citizens would be allowed to have.

During the year and a half period of this slothlike reaction time of our legislative and executive branches of government that was required to grace the people of the United States with their basic Constitutional rights, almost 5 million families were invaded unConstitutionally. That's, at a minimum, 10 million people whose rights were allowed to be violated from the time they were "informed" of these abuses. There is no mention of the fact that these abuses to the Constitution were passed by both parties, which consist mostly of lawyers. They had to know they were passing laws that were destroying the rights of every family in the country and the resulting court battles would be very lucrative to other lawyers and the court system. It's alot easier to sell judgeships in a lucrative environment.

HSLDA dealt mainly with homeschoolers and that is understandable. They stated that many of these unknown strangers that filed unsubstantiated "tips" were from those holding a grudge against home schooling or possibly some financial gain from shutting homeschoolers down. HSLDA did not concern itself with other unsubstantiated, unknown "tips" that might arise from a grudge, vindictiveness or financial gain in other circumstances of Constitutional abuses against individuals, children and families. In those domestic situations, grudges, vindictiveness and financial gain are much more prevalent. Hopefully, Constitutional rights will be "allowed" in more than the area of homeschooling, but, in all aspects of child protection, children, individuals and families.

The United States Constitution has and is being subverted by the 3 branches of our government. We are more an oligarchy than a republic at present. The republic is based on the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. When those are denied, we are ruled by those that have caused the violations.

The system of checks and balances has been subverted by the judicial system. The judicial system is supposed to be non political and hold the feet of the executive and legislative branches to the fire by enforcing the Constitution of the United States. How can the judicial system perform that check when the very position of a judge can be sold for the going price of a judgeship.

Our free press has been subverted by allowing a few key corporations to obtain most of the ownership of the media outlets. A fact for which these corporations must be very grateful. Is there an incentive for these conglomerates to inform the public when their basic Constitutional rights are being destroyed? Is there an incentive for these conglomerates to inform the public about any circumstances that might bite the hand that feeds them?

And finally, the public has been subverted by years of political scapegoating, spinning, spending and outright lies. The public seems have lost its outrage against political government injustice when directed at the citizens. Have we become a "sheeple" of a government of political agendas and spin? Will the public take back their individual, familial and Constitutional rights? Are we patriots of the rights and values of our founding fathers or a government's political spin that is subverting those rights and values.

The Constitution is there for a reason. The Bill of Rights is there for a reason and there would have been no Constitution without them. There would be no United States without them. It can not be subverted for a "good cause" or any alleged reason by those that think they are better or know more than our founding fathers. When that happens the principles upon which this nation is founded are destroyed.

Ed Ward, MD

Ed Ward bio: Midwestern University, Wichita Falls, Texas, 1978, BS in Medical Technology. Louisiana State University Medical Center, New Orleans, LA, MD, 1985. Residency in Family Practice, at Washington-St. Tammany Hospital in Bogalusa, LA, 1987. Private General Practice clinic for 16 years, retired. Non Medical Published: It's Almost Official; Abuse U.S. Courts For Power and Profit, April 28, 2003, News With Views.

Founder of Hunger Strike for Justice in the US and Canada, March, 2003. Founder of the New Orleans branch of the national organization, Fathers On Rights for Custody Equality. Moderator of Fathers' Integrity and Rights Movement site. Grateful for MensNewsDaily.com for being one of the few sources for truth about men in the present day political correctness of ignoring and maligning men in the national media.

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