Main stream Media, what happened to reporting the truth.

I do not write articles to gain brownie points,  I do a lot of research sometimes months and in the case of CPS I have a wealth of experience, from a previous marriage and 4 years of my own life being destroyed by these people. The things I write about I have found overwhelming evidence. Not JUST A PREPONDERANCE, but ABSOLUTE FACT. I would love to share the over 900 pages of damaging falsified reports with a great attorney. The news media is a direct cause of this government getting so far out of control. I am more than happy to hear any kind of criticisms but you should have your own facts in order and at least do the research. These articles I write about of corruption in government any reasonable man after doing the research would come to very similar conclusion.

I don’t want you to believe me.  I want you to check things out for yourself. This year is will be a historic year in the US, It will either destroy us or define us.  My own experience with the press confirms  my most important points in this article. The entire time CPS was in my life, I could not get press coverage,  and not untill CPS posted nothing but false information about my wife and I, did I get any press coverage.  The press will not cover the news unless aimed at large corporate or government interest and popularity. The press used to be a government watchdog, not anymore.

Here is what next year will be like. There will be more starvation in the world then ever before in history, there will be more homelessness of the middle class as never seen, ever in history, money will completely shift to the top 2% by design. The US government will shift power to the UN because of deals made by our presidents for over 20 years. You will see a false flag operation in England and in the United States. You will see an old American Nuclear ship in the Iranian Golf get attacked in a false flag operation, it will not be attacked by Iran but by Israel, to get the US to attack Iran. How do I know these things? because we have done this to get into every single war since WW2 and American people keep falling for the same crap. So, now when it happens, you will say wow, I feel stupid. Trying to be happy and believing good people run the world, is not stupid. Stupid people take advantage of happy people, I found this out the hard way.  We need everyone right now to wake up and take control of a bad situation.

Now maybe, you will actually turn off the TV and boycott these major media stations. We can do something about this. If we all fire these news media stations, stop watching them. We can send a message. A message that we are an informed public and we can get our news from other sources, a message that we are not lazy and will check every story coming out of the White House. A message that the American people are not stupid and we will hold you accountable for lies and propaganda. People stop living in a box called the TV. Nothing you hear is the truth. Our government is so afraid the American people will turn off the TV and do a little reading on the computer. Did you know 46% of the public doesn’t get their news from the TV news media anymore. There is a movement going on in this country and the rest of the world right now for TRUTH AND ACCOUNTABILITY in the governments, and it is scaring the shit out of government. On November 9th of 2012 the united government is going to censor  the internet and just like TV any news and information that goes out to the public will have to be approved first.

The “old boy network” of socializing, talking shop, and tapping each other for favors outside the halls of government made it inevitable that the CIA and Corporate America would become allies, thus the systematic infiltration and takeover of the media.

Under the guise of ‘American’ objectives and lack of congressional oversight, the CIA accomplish their exploits by using every trick in the book (and they know quite a few) that they actually teach in the notorious “School of the Americas”, nicknamed the “School of Dictators” and “School of Assassins” by critics.  The Association for Responsible Dissent estimates that 6 million people had died by 1987 as a result of CIA covert operations, called an “American Holocaust” by former State Department official William Blum.  In 1948, the CIA recreated its covert action wing called the Office of Policy Coordination with Wall Street lawyer Frank Wisner as its first director.  Another early elitist who served as Director of the CIA from 1953 to 1961 was Allen Dulles, a senior partner at the Wall Street firm of Sullivan and Cromwell, which represented the Rockefeller empire and other trusts, corporations, and cartels.

Starting in the early days of the Cold War (late 40′s), the CIA began a secret project called Operation Mockingbird, with the intent of buying influence behind the scenes at major media outlets and putting reporters on the CIA payroll, which has proven to be a stunning ongoing success.  The CIA effort to recruit American news organizations and journalists to become spies and disseminators of propaganda, was headed up by Frank Wisner, Allen Dulles, Richard Helms, and Philip Graham (publisher of The Washington Post).  Wisner had taken Graham under his wing to direct the program code-named Operation Mockingbird and both have presumably committed suicide.

Media assets will eventually include ABC, NBC, CBS, Time, Newsweek, Associated Press, United Press International (UPI), Reuters, Hearst Newspapers, Scripps-Howard, Copley News Service, etc. and 400 journalists, who have secretly carried out assignments according to documents on file at CIA headquarters, from intelligence-gathering to serving as go-betweens.  The CIA had infiltrated the nation’s businesses, media, and universities with tens of thousands of on-call operatives by the 1950′s.  CIA Director Dulles had staffed the CIA almost exclusively with Ivy League graduates, especially from Yale with figures like George Herbert Walker Bush from the “Skull and Crossbones” Society.

Many Americans still insist or persist in believing that we have a free press, while getting most of their news from state-controlled television, under the misconception that reporters are meant to serve the public.  Reporters are paid employees and serve the media owners, who usually cower when challenged by advertisers or major government figures.  Robert Parry reported the first breaking stories about Iran-Contra for Associated Press that were largely ignored by the press and congress, then moving to Newsweek he witnessed a retraction of a true story for political reasons.  In ‘Fooling America: A Talk by Robert Parry’ he said, “The people who succeeded and did well were those who didn’t stand up, who didn’t write the big stories, who looked the other way when history was happening in front of them, and went along either consciously or just by cowardice with the deception of the American people.”

Major networks are primarily controlled by giant corporations that are obligated by law, to put the profits of their investors ahead of all other considerations which are often in conflict with the practice of responsible journalism.  There were around 50 corporations a couple of decades ago, which was considered monopolistic by many and yet today, these companies have become larger and fewer in number as the biggest ones absorb their rivals.  This concentration of ownership and power reduces the diversity of media voices, as news falls into the hands of large conglomerates with holdings in many industries that interferes in newsgathering, because of conflicts of interest.  Mockingbird was an immense financial undertaking with funds flowing from the CIA largely through the Congress for Cultural Freedom (CCF) founded by Tom Braden with Pat Buchanon of CNN’s Crossfire.

Media corporations share members of the board of directors with a variety of other large corporations including banks, investment companies, oil companies, health care, pharmaceutical, and technology companies.  Until the 1980′s, media systems were generally domestically owned, regulated, and national in scope.  However, pressure from the IMF, World Bank, and US government to deregulate and privatize, the media, communication, and new technology resulted in a global commercial media system dominated by a small number of super-powerful transnational media corporations (mostly US based), working to advance the cause of global markets and the CIA agenda.

The first tier of the nine giant firms that dominate the world are Time Warner/AOL, Disney/ABC, Bertelsmann, Viacom/CBS, Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation/Fox, General Electric/NBC, Sony, Universal/Seagram, Tele-Communications, Inc. or TCI and AT&T.  This is just the head of the octopus which has its second and third tier tentacles working together in unison or feigned division.  This would include The Washington Post/Newsweek, The New York Times/Weekly Standard, Tribune Co., US News, Gannett/USA Today, Dow Jones/Wall Street Journal, Washington Times, Knight-Ridder, etcetera.  A good site to visit for more information is Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting, a public interest media watchdog group, at www.fair.org/index.html, www.fair.org/mediafiles/index.html andwww.fair.org/extra/9711/gmg.html.  Media propaganda tactics include blackouts, misdirections, expert opinions to echo the Establishment line, smears, defining popular opinions, mass entertainment distractions, and Hobson’s Choice (the media presents the so-called conservative and liberal positions).

“Who Controls the Media?  The Subversion of the Free Press by the CIA, The Depraved Spies and Moguls of the CIA’s Operation Mockingbird”,  “The CIA: America’s Premier International Terrorist Organization”, and “Virtual Government: CIA Mind Control Operations in America” by Alex Constantine are an excellent source of information on this topic:www.alexconstantine.50megs.com/the_cia_and.html and www.alexconstantine.50megs.com.  David Guyatt has written books and many articles including one entitled “Subverting the Media” atwww.deepblacklies.co.uk/subverting_the_media.htm.  Then there are two articles called “A Timeline of CIA Atrocities” and “The Origins of the Overclass” by Steve Kangas that are very informative although from a more liberal perspective.  Steve will not be writing anymore articles as he is no longer with us, having unfortunately met his untimely death that was ‘apparently’ from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.  If you read about him on his web page that is still available, you will see that he did not seem like a person who was suffering from deep depression.  In his memory, please take the time to read what he wrote at www.korpios.org/resurgent/CIAtimeline.html,www.korpios.org/resurgent/CIAtimeline.html, and www.korpios.org/resurgent/index.html.

CNN aired “Valley of Death” in June of 1998 and Time magazine (both owned by Time-Warner) ran a story about a secret mission called Operation Tailwind and the activities of SOG, Studies and Observations Group, a secret elite commando unit of the Army’s Special Forces that used lethal nerve gas (sarin), on a mission to Laos designed to kill American defectors.  Suddenly the network was awash in denials and the story was hushed up, as usual.  Acknowledged use of this gas coming at a time when the U.S. government was trying to get Saddam to comply with weapons inspections, was an embarrassment to say the least.  What hypocrisy!   Having actually used the weapons on our own troops, then complaining and accusing Saddam of potential use of stored similar weapons, of which some were manufactured in and supplied by the U.S.  The broadcast was prepared after exhaustive research and rooted in considerable supportive data.  To decide for yourself what the truth is read Floyd Abrams’ report on the CNN site atwww.cnn.com/US/9807/02/tailwind.findings/index.html.

Journalists Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward broke the stories on Watergate (late 70′s) in the Washington Post, having gained access to what the CIA was trying to keep from congress about its program of using journalists at home and abroad, in deliberate propaganda campaigns.  It was later revealed that Woodward was a Naval intelligence briefer to the White House and knew many insiders including General Alexander Haig.  A high-level source told Bernstein, “One journalist is worth twenty agents.”  CFR/Trilateralist Katharine Graham, in a 1988 speech given to senior CIA employees at Agency headquarters said, “We live in a dirty and dangerous world.  There are some things the general public does not need to know and shouldn’t.  I believe democracy flourishes when the government can take legitimate steps to keep its secrets and when the press can decide whether to print what it knows.”  Maybe that’s another reason why folks get the impression that a suspicious agenda lurks behind the headlines.  “25 Ways to Suppress Truth: Rules of Disinformation” and “8 Traits of the Disinformationalist” at www.proparanoid.com/truth.htm, sums it up very well.

Ralph McGehee was a CIA agent for 25 years, mainly in South-East Asia where he witnessed bombing and napalming of villages, which caused him to examine closely what the CIA was really all about.  He has written about Vietnam’s Phoenix Program www.vwip.org/articles/m/McGeheeRalph_VietnamsPhoenixProgram.htm and after a long battle with CIA censors, he published the book “Deadly Deceits” in 1983.  Ralph has been harassed by the CIA and FBI, involving bodily injury, and his CIABASE website was shut down on Spring of 2000.  He copied some reports that can be found athttp://serendipity.magnet.ch/cia/ciabase_report_1.htm (and 2.htm), http://serendipity.magnet.ch/cia/death_squads.htm, and www.thirdworldtraveler.com/CIA/Deadly_Deceits.html.  He concluded that the CIA is not now nor has it ever been a central intelligence agency but rather the covert action arm of the President’s foreign policy advisors, of which disinformation is a large part of its responsibility and the American people are the primary target of its lies.

One of the primary reasons John F. Kennedy was assassinated had to do with the fact he dared to interfere in the framework of power.  Kennedy was intent on exercising his ELECTED powers and not allowing them to be usurped by power-crazed individuals in the intelligence community, threatening to “splinter the CIA in a thousand pieces and scatter it to the wind.”  There were four things that filled the CIA with rage and sealed his fate; JFK fired Allen Dulles, was in the process of founding a panel to investigate the CIA’s numerous crimes, put a damper on the breadth and scope of the CIA, and limited their ability to act under National Security Memoranda 55.

There is such an overwhelming amount of information pertaining to the CIA that it is impossible to cover it all in one book, much less an article.  Personally, I have come to the conclusion that the media is not only influenced by the CIA…..the media is the CIA.  Many Americans think of their supposedly free press as a watchdog on government, mainly because the press itself shamelessly promotes that myth.  One of the first tenets for the control of a population is to control all sources of information the population receives and mostly because of the pervasive CIA and Operation Mockingbird, the mainstream American Press is a controlled multi-national corporate/government megaphone.  They are up to their eyeballs in dirty deeds and there will never be an end to the corruption that prevails unless the CIA is abolished.  Otherwise, the CIA will just keep on using their tricks of propaganda, stuffed ballot boxes, purchased elections, extortion, blackmail, drug trafficking, sexual intrigue, kidnapping, beating, torture, intimidation, economic sabotage, false stories about opponents in the local media, infiltration and disruption of opposing political parties, demolition and evacuation procedures, death squads, and politically motivated assassinations.  The CIA is the epitome of organized crime run

If Americans truly believe war is going to solve our problems, then repair for the end of the United States, because the rest of the world will not tolerate our criminals taking over other countries anymore to spread democracy by taking their oil, this really shows them, this is so stupid, yet Americans keep believing in these criminals in office and the Halliburton money that puts them there.  This self dilution is a lie and it is time people woke up.

Jesus had it right in so many ways. I truly want the best for people of this country. The only way to get there is to throw these criminals out of office. We are at a critical point in in history here, we need a man of principle in office like Ron Paul. Peace is the  only way, we will ever gain the respect of the rest of the world. We need to inspire other countries. Show them we can make things better. Ron Paul has been saying this as long as he has been in congress. Wake up people. Obama and The Bush presidents have so bankrupted this country, we will not make it to a second term with Obama.  Just follow common since, if we stop the wars and only if we stop the wars, we may will recover from a bankrupted country, this is insane, a war against Iran, and Russia,  China  has already stated they will not allow us to attack Iran and they will protect their interest. This is a subject I know, I pay attention and read every story I can around the world. The US is wrong here. Iran does not want War they want peace and to get along.  No country wants to end in war, trust me Iran doesn’t want to end either. I can’t believe Obama has even thought about going to war with these countries, besides no one winning this war, IT IS WRONG, Doesn’t anyone get that besides Ron Paul. This is another fake war started by the US.

God bless you and yours. Now go do the right thing. Let you voice be heard. Tell the government we will not give you anymore of our children to kill in war. We are the country doing all the attacking.

Stop the terrorizing of other countries and there will be no terrorism in the US. The famous statement told to the USA by the oil businessman, George Bush,  What do you think about “SHOCK AND AWE” .  I am sure that wasn’t met to terrorize anyone. All these false flag attacks on US citizens to rally the war effort are over. Their is an antique nuclear ship over in the Iranian Golf, that we should worry about, many intelligence sources say this could be our next false flag attack.  Any one that doesn’t think George Bush is a criminal and terrorist should look at the, American Architect and Engineers report of 911 and listen to the statements given by the owner of the world trade center who just before 911 insured the world trade center for double and made billions from those buildings coming down.

A version of this column originally appeared in donnellyjustice.me.

Ripoff Report | Santa Cruz County Human Services Department | Complaint Review: 842010

Santa Cruz County Social Services Department has gone above and beyond to steal our two children and give them to the “Maternal Grandparents” illegally. I mean illegally. What makes me and my husband different than any other “Dead Beat” “Drug Addicted” parents neglecting their Children? Well keep reading and you’ll know.

My biological son was 1 1/2 years old. My husbands son, and my-step son, he was 10 years old. In 2007 our 10 year old was placed in protective custody following an arrest of both my husband and I for outstanding warrants. Thanks to a loving and caring Mother/In-Law who made sure that the police department would not allow two “criminals” to remain on the street. My Step-Father, by the way, is a fire captain, Trustee to the State of CA, and Ex-Swat team member. But don’t be alarmed! I wasn’t…..

Anyways My husband reunified with him with in three months. But our son was never the same. In February 2010, he told us about abuse he sustained while in their placement. My stupid-est-most-Brilliant-est idea ever was to talk to his councelor whom was mandated to report. CPS came over told us the other county found the claim to be unfounded and their was nothing we could do. Sorry and sucks to be you. Again, the worker, Linda Busch, did not feel at ease about my questioning their lack of supervision, especially the lack of action when my husband and I complained about him sleeping in the garage with a 15 year old who slammed his head through walls. Come to find out, their was something we could do. Salinas Detective called us almost a month later questioning us why we had not contacted him as social Services advised we would. Anyways, we set up a physical forensic interview and the decision was, the once 15 year old was detained and charged with the allegations presented.

Now. That Mother is Law and Step Father fell in love with our youngest son. Everyone does. They fled a Guardianship petition after I told them they could not have my son. They lied and lied and lied. Probate denied their request. But the allegations in the Guardianship brought CPS banging on our door. I was rude and would not let Social Worker Veronica Trujillo inside our home nor would I undress a perfectly healthy child outside for her to see his bottom. Trujillo threw all sorts of accusations at me and instruct if I did not allow her inside, she would have the kids removed with Law Enforcement individuals. I showed her the “main living” areas but not our bedrooms. Why? because I believe in respect and privacy. I told her I would be more than pleased to show her when she called to schedule a day and time that would allow everyone to be their. She left. She went to our older son’s school. She questioned him with things like, “Why was your bedroom so dirty? I just saw your Mom and she showed me her bedroom and yours. They were filthy!” She then ame back with a Deputy Sheriff. I told him the same things I told the social worker. No they could not come in, I showed her once and that’s enough. I did open the door for him to see. They left after he denied Social Worker Trujillo’s request to Detain the boys.

Later, I found out, my wonderful “parents” assisted in the second visit. They encouraged the belief that my husband and I had “meth labs” in the bedrooms…. Thats the reason we would not allow them in. This was reported to the Narcotic Task Force by Trujillo, who was Again asking the Sheriff’s Department to take the boys’. Again they said no.

5 days later, Linda Busch shows up. She is constantly repeating “I knew this was going to get bad.” I let her in. I did not let her in the bedrooms. At this point, I was on the verge of hysteria. The thought of losing the most beloved things in my life was just to much. She demanded my husband and I to give drug tests. I refused. Why? because my husband and I are not on probation and have not been in any trouble with law enforcement since the time in 2007. The date now was May 17, 2010. Other than this single report, they had no reason to assume drug use.

Linda Busch came back 2 days later. I was at Doctor’s on Duty with both the boys. My husband was at home. She arrived with a Sheriff. My husband admitted to a relapse the evening prior due to the stress. He was arrested in the home and released 4 hours later. The deputy denied Busch’s request to detain the kids. He also noted in the report that the home was clean and free from any narcotic paraphernalia.

2 days later Busch arrives with yet another Sheriff. This time I am home with the baby and my husband is playing with him in our bedroom. They come in. My anxiety is severe now and my pulse is elevated to 154. The deputy notes in the report that “Other than a slight increase in pulse, he saw no other sign of intoxication.” Busch is not able to accept this fact. She instructs me that if I do not give a urine sample at that moment, the officer will remove the kids. To bad the officer was not present as he had been instructed my agreement to a Monitored urine sample was voluntary. It was not and I had to wait over an hour for a Female Deputy to arrive. I gave the urine sample. The Drug Screen was over 6 months expired. It was considered a “presumed Positive.” Busch tried and tried to convinve the 6 Deputy officer’s that these children were being Neglected and needed protection. Her and her supervisors were told no. The officer went as far as writing a paragragh in the narative that he “Reiterated to her Shannon(me) was not under the influence of any narcotic substance and that the children did not fall into the guidlines of the w&i 300 code.”

Busch petitioned with Ex-Parte. I brought the boy’s entire medical file. I brought the drug test results from Doctor on Duty (negative) from the same day as the “presumed postive” I brought a doctors note that stated my son was in no danger in the home and current on his checkups. None of it mattered. My baby was removed right out of my arms in court. In fact, the judge refused my evidence in a Prima-Facie case.

Anyways, Jurisdiction/Disposition. Another joke. We submited. We were promised “early return.” It never happened. I completed my Parenting Class, had begun counceling, had a new full time job, had completed a treatment program, was attending all visits, tested negative on all tests. I did not miss one. My husband was active in his case plan as well, but he was exhausted. We were both trying new anti-depressants and trying to do the steps. The Maternal Grandparents were denied custody of the youngest child. That’s all they wanted was the baby.

Eventually, my husband was forced to move out. He was sabotaged by the same worker who allowed the older boy to be abused. He was in Family Preservation Court. When he was unable to remain in the voluntary court service, everything changed. He was tired and depressed beyond anything anyone could or could have seen. His world was taken, and he asked for help and support. It says so in the minuet notes! no one gave him any. The social Worker, Amanda Edwards, told him he would not be seeing his children 3 times a week any more due to my impatient request to begin unsupervised and because her case load was to high. She petitioned with a 388. The Judge denied the request and the 388 was set for trial. Edwards not once in 3 months called him back to arrange a visit. Then, she advised the court of what a “dead beat” “unconcerned father” he was. Her proof was all the “missed” scheduled visits. The Transcripts show the full extent of the deceit of this worker.

7 days away from reunification. I lost my apartment. I could not afford it and after begging my attorney and the CPS worker, Edwards, for financial assistance, I gave up. They gave me none. The current recomendation was to continue with an additional 6 month reunification for me and terminate services/rights to my husband. It broke our hearts and no one would listen.

Here’s something to consider. What would you do if your son had to spend his 2nd birthday running around his foster home crying and offering toys to his mom because she was leaving him? Probably the same thing I did. I didn’t tell Edwards. I had already been approved for a new home and had contated my husband to have him move our stuff. Well we ran into each other. The sheriff’s were there about 11 days after the lockout. He saw the baby. Again I didn’t tell Edwards. She found out. The “addendum” to the report terminate services to both of us. The judge did. Nothing mattered.

The boys were placed with the maternal grandparents in a RV at Pinto Lake. That’s right the home approval was a RV. The Grandmother is terminally ill and has sent multiple e-mails regarding the addiction to pain pills she developed. Didn’t matter. Of course Edwards let the fingerprinting slide, but when I brought to them the multiple CPS involvement forms, they didn’t care. Instead they moved both boys out of county to San Luis Obispo with out telling us. All well, right?

Not. My husband and I petitioned a 388 by ourselves, which of course, was denied. Because it did not present any new evidence. What a joke. The petitions were over 50 pages worth of new evidence! Didn’t matter.

Our attorneys said their was nothing we could do. So did Abby Wexler, Assistant to the director, in her Grievance response. The 9 page complaint I mailed to the Director, the DA, and others. The Ombudsman waited until our rights were terminated, then they e-mailed me saying they couldn’t discuss the status of our children.

We are in appeal currently. I have been researching 42 USC 1983. I believe that Santa Cruz County has a conspiracy against depriving parents of their rights. Safe Families and Adoption Act of 2007. What a joke. I need help. I miss my children terribly. If someone, anyone has any advise. I mean any thing, please contact me. Before it’s to late.

 

A version of this column originally appeared in my.kidjacked.com.

The right of parents to direct the upbringing and education of their children has been recognized and upheld for centuries. But there are dark clouds on the horizon.

Today parental rights are coming under assault from federal judges who deny or refuse to recognize these rights. Adding further danger to the child-parent relationship, international law seeking to undermine the parental role is advancing on the horizon. Together, these threats are converging to create a "perfect storm" that looms over the child-parent relationship.

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In the early 1980s, a landmark parental rights case reached the Washington State Supreme Court. The case involved 13-year-old Sheila Marie Sumey, whose parents were alarmed when they found evidence of their daughter's participation in illegal drug activity and escalating sexual involvement. Their response was to act immediately to cut off the negative influences in their daughter's life by grounding her.

But when Sheila went to her school counselors complaining about her parent's actions, she was advised that she could be liberated from her parents because there was "conflict between parent and child." Listening to the advice she had received, Sheila notified Child Protective Services (CPS) about her situation. She was subsequently removed from her home and placed in foster care.

Her parents, desperate to get their daughter back, challenged the actions of the social workers in court. They lost. Even though the judge found that Sheila's parents had enforced reasonable rules in a proper manner, the state law nevertheless gave CPS the authority to split apart the Sumey family and take Sheila away.1

DANGEROUS PRECEDENT

Parental rights are under attack in our nation, with the first threat originating from within the federal court system. As this story illustrates, a growing disregard for parental rights has been spreading within the courts of our nation.

Across the country, many judges are beginning to deny the vital role of parents in the lives of their children, instead inserting the government into a "parental" role in a child's life. This dangerous assertion is leading to the severance of the child-parent relationship in numerous instances across the nation—removals that cause unnecessary pain to both children and their parents.

A thirteen-year-old boy in Washington State was removed from his parents after he complained to school counselors that his parents took him to church too often. His school counselors had encouraged him to call Child Protective Services with his complaint, which led to his subsequent removal and placement in foster care. It was only after the parents agreed to a judge's requirement of less-frequent church attendance that they were able to recover their son.2

HANGING BY A THREAD

Not all judges hold a low view of parental rights. Some, like Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, believe that parental rights are among the "inalienable rights" of Americans enumerated in the Declaration of Independence but they are finding it increasingly difficult to rule in favor of parental rights when it is not explicitly included in the language of the Constitution.

In Troxel v. Granville, the last major parental rights case heard by the Supreme Court, Scalia himself voted to deny parental rights the status of an enforceable constitutional right. And other federal court judges are following in his footsteps, citing a mounting belief that no right can be protected by the federal courts unless explicitly stated in the Constitution.

The dwindling support for parental rights found on the federal level has opened the door to a growing, blatant disregard of parental rights within the lower courts of our nation. Parental rights violations are on the increase across the country, as courts exchange parental involvement for government control in the lives of America's children.

The right of parents to direct the upbringing and education of their children is hanging by a thread.

A West Virginia mother was shocked when a local circuit judge and a family court judge ordered her to share custody of her four-year-old daughter with two of the girl’s babysitters. Referring to the sitters as "psychological co-parents," the justices first awarded full custody to them, only permitting the mother to visit her daughter four times a week at McDonalds. Eventually she was granted primary custody, but forced to continue to share her daughter with the sitters.

When her case finally reached the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals in October 2007, the beleaguered mother was relieved to finally be granted full custody of her daughter.

In their October 25 opinion Supreme Court justices wrote that they were "deeply troubled by the utter disregard" for the mother's rights. One justice referred to the mother’s right as the “paramount right in the world."

Chief Justice Robin Davis summed up the case in one simple question."Why does a natural parent have to prove fitness when she has never been found unfit?" he asked.3

THE THREAT FROM INTERNATIONAL LAW

The precarious state of parental rights within our nation is reason enough for serious concern. With cases like these filling the courts, every parent should be concerned about the protection and preservation of their rights.

But another storm is rapidly forming on the horizon.

International law that seeks to empower the government to intrude upon the child-parent relationship is becoming an increasing threat. The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), a seemingly harmless treaty with dangerous implications for American families, is approaching possible ratification by the United States.

If this treaty is made binding upon our country, the government would have the power to intervene in any child's life to advance its definition of "the best interests of the child." The scenarios that could occur—and are occurring—as a result of this dangerous notion are both manifold and frightening.

Under the UNCRC, instead of following due process, government agencies would have the power to override your parental choices at their whim because they determine what is in "the best interest of the child."

In essence, the UNCRC applies the legal status of abusive parents to all parents. This means that the burden of proof falls on the parent to prove to the State that they are good parents—when it should fall upon the State to prove that their investigation is not without cause.

A SHELTER IN THE STORM

There is only one solution to this approaching storm: a constitutional amendment that places current Supreme Court doctrine protecting parental rights into the explicit language of the U.S. Constitution. This amendment will shelter the child-parent relationship from the coming storm, ensuring that parents have the right to direct the upbringing and education of their children.

No government, regardless of how well-intentioned it might be, can replace the love and nurture of a parent in the life of a child. Parents care, not because their children are "wards" for whom they are responsible. Parents are willing to brave danger and sacrifice, hardship and heartache to ensure the best for their kids.

Learn more about protecting parental rights through a constitutional amendment, and join the campaign now. We must not wait until it’s too late. Take this opportunity to sign the petition to protect parental rights today.


NOTES:

1. In Re: Sumey, 94 Wn. 2d 757, 621 P. 2d 108 (1980)

2. This was not a reported decision and personal names are withheld in such cases as a matter of course. Our source for this information was Michael Farris, J.D., who advised the parents relative to this case.

3. In Re: Visitation and Custody of Senturi N.S.V., 221 W.Va. 159, 652 S.E. 2d 490 (2007)

A reporters moral struggle over Child Protective Services

How do I get my children back from cps?I read a story of the couple whose two young children were removed from them because social workers thought their son’s bone fractures must have been caused by physical abuse.

Only after a nightmarish 18-month ordeal, which drove the couple apart, were they finally able to produce medical evidence to indicate that the boy’s injuries were caused naturally, by brittle bone disease.

The court dropped the case, and Amy Garland and her children are now happily reunited.

When I spoke to her last night she told me how lucky she’d been to be put in touch with a medical expert who established the truth when Doctor’s for CPS were so wiling to say what they were told to say.

I listened to her story with particular interest because it is only one more example in a very dark area of our national life I have long been investigating, and which I have come to see as one of the greatest scandals unfolding today — as shocking as anything I have come across in all my five decades as a journalist.

In the past two years, the number of children being taken away from their parents by social workers has soared by almost 50 per cent to an all-time record level of nearly 10,000 a month shown by billing records.

And having followed scores of such cases in detail, it is abundantly clear to me that in far too many of them there is absolutely no reason why the families should be torn apart in this way.

Forcibly separating happy, well-cared for children from loving, responsible parents creates a tragedy which will last for the rest of the lives of all those involved — even if they are eventually reunited. The emotional agony if the children who are permanently removed is the worst crime imaginable and should be punishable for life, the same punishment the family receives when a child is lost to these NAZI criminals. If I was to decide the fate of a social worker found guilty of stealing my child, with out ever giving it another thought, the sentence would be life behind bars with no possibility of parole.

Of course there is no objection to social workers removing children from parents who have genuinely abused them. As we know from many notorious examples, social workers have failed to take into care children who died as a result.  It is so hard to consider any statements made by CPS today, so many statements have turned out to be false and after some digging were just pleas for public sympathy and increase funding. I will say this children have been sent into the lions den many times to get increases in funding.

But a key reason for the rise in the number of children now being seized from their parents is that, precisely to avoid such scandals like, the child porn ring Senator Nancy Schaefer brought to public attention, social workers were caught head deep in corruption.

With the press silenced on a national level CPS is confident the pubic has not heard of the scandals and staggering numbers of children being removed for no good reason and that by going to the extreme, becoming trigger-happy, snatching children for possible crimes that may or may not happen is the way to prevent abuse, these people are so far removed from the American belief system that the day has come CPS must end.

What is most shocking about this is that the families then find themselves in the grip of a system which seems horribly rigged against them. Too often these cases will begin on the flimsiest of grounds, as when the social workers are tipped off by a malicious neighbor or an over-zealous teacher and the number one problem that comes up over and over again in these cases is a ex wife who just wants to destroy the father for hanging on to the children.

One mother I know, who holds down a responsible job, lost her two children when her only mistake was to tap her daughter’s arm with a roll of cling wrap.

The next day this was twisted by a foolish teacher into a charge that the girl had been ‘hit with an implement’, and the court paid a psychiatrist for a 235-page report arguing that the mother suffered from ‘a borderline personality disorder’, one of the vague, unprovable claims they love to use.

Another lost her three children after she had tripped up on a charity walk, pulling the daughter holding her hand to the ground. When a health visitor reported the bruises the child suffered as a result to social workers, without asking how these had arisen, they sent the mother to one psychiatrist after another until they also found one prepared to say she had a ‘borderline personality disorder’.

One of the sanest and brightest mothers I have come across had her baby removed after the woman had accidentally fallen from a window, because the social workers alleged that she had tried to commit suicide.

They phoned to tell her they were taking her baby while she lay temporarily paralyzed in the hospital.

On such dubious grounds, the social workers may arrive to snatch children from their beds, all too often accompanied by a gang of four or more policemen, who seem only too willing to comply with any demands the social workers make. It has become a all out war to keep your children protected from government.

One mother was breastfeeding her three-hour-old baby on a hospital bed when two social workers and four policemen burst into the room to take the child forcibly from her arms, after a series of false allegations were made against her only because she herself was taken from her parents years earlier. How does that make her guilty of any crime? It may make her inexperienced but not a bad mom.

The parents in such cases often find themselves treated like criminals, held for hours in police cells before being released without charge. But worse is to come when they arrive in a CPS court, where all the normal rules of justice don’t apply and the parent doesn’t have any idea what they have done but they already have found guilty by the unlicensed social workers in Riverside County.

The social workers can produce hearsay evidence which are guaranteed 85 % of the time, to be lies, but which the parents are not allowed to question, and the documents to the judge the parents are not even allowed to read, all for the best interest of the child. When did kidnapping the child away from family become in the child’s best interest? 

If they are represented by court appointed lawyers, in most cases forced on them by the council, they often find that their lawyers refuse to oppose the council’s application for a care order — which allows the children to be removed for a longer period — and accept every allegation CPS makes. 

The system hides itself away behind an impenetrable wall of secrecy 

Most family judges are as much part of this broken system as the social workers themselves — one rare exception being the senior family judge who last year castigated the behavior of Devon social workers as ‘more like Stalin’s Russia or Mao’s China.

Meanwhile the children, generally ambushed and distraught at what is happening to them, are placed with foster caregivers, who receive on average 400.00 a week or 20,000 a year for each child from the federal government .

The biological parents and children may be allowed to meet for only a few hours a week of rigorously ‘supervised contact’, in CPS office ‘ this limited amount of time allows the court to use the excuse that all bonds have been severed.

Any expression of affection or mention of the court case is strictly forbidden and can be punished by suspension of the contact, possibly permanently.

It may sound hard to believe, but I know of cases where children have been groomed by the social workers and their foster caregivers  to believe that their parents no longer love or want them. In several cases I have followed, it is clear that children in foster care are being maltreated or even sexually abused. 

Finally, this travesty of justice may wind to its conclusion when, after anything up to two years, a judge agrees that a child can be sent for adoption — although in recent years our adoption rate has markedly fallen, leaving ever more thousands of these children as fodder for a ‘fostering industry’ which is now costing taxpayers more than 3  billion a year for California alone and this is paid by social security.

Obviously there are happier exceptions to this dreadful picture. Some children are rightly saved by social workers from genuine abuse, and there are many good and caring foster homes. But in far more cases, the other, more tragic scenario has become the norm to kidnap children to balance other state budgets

So, if things have gone so terribly wrong with our child protection system, why has this happened — and why have we not heard more about it? It is difficult for outsiders to realize just how corrupted it has become until they experience it at first hand — because the entire system has managed to hide itself away behind an impenetrable wall of secrecy and a press gag order. 

It is time this astonishing national scandal was recognized for what it is, nothing but a child theft ring leading to prison, pornography, and hardships placed on innocent people that can never be forgiven. The suicide rate of parents that have lost their children is around 36% according to CPS this just proves how bad the home was. I say, it just may be how important the child is and the utter destruction our family leading such depression. CPS doesn’t understand how important the family is to the parent and I have been in the court room when the social worker looked at the parent after the parental rights were removed and laughed, could these monsters be any more hateful to the family?  This is all completely against what CPS was created to do.  Do we really want a government agency looking out for our children that doesn’t have a clue how much our family’s mean to us? For myself life just wouldn’t be good if I lost my children and anyone taking them will be risking his or her life and people you better wake up because this is going on in every state, every city and county across this country,  I will defend my children with my life.  

Supposedly designed to ‘protect the interests of the children’ by ensuring that they cannot be identified, this secrecy had been used by the system to conceal its workings from public view, by threatening parents with prison for talking about their case to outsiders, and even journalists like me for trying to report what goes on. 

It is this cloak of secrecy which more than anything has allowed the system to go so far off the rails. Too many social workers are in the grip of a self-righteous, politically correct ideology which drives them to abuse the power the Government has given them over other people’s lives, in the conviction that they are doing good in the world.  These people do know what they are really doing is harming people for life

The secrecy which surrounds the way they wield that power means they are hardly ever called to account. 

Nothing did more to distort the system in this way than President Clinton’s personal crusade to drive up the number of adoptions by setting adoption targets for the number of children they place with new families. 

They were given huge cash incentives to fulfill their quotas thanks to a government policy and adoption week fast track adoption destroying as many people as they can in the process which has left a terrible legacy in convincing both social workers and the courts that one of their prime duties is to seize children from their parents, even when there is no good reason for it. 

It is time this astonishing national scandal was recognized for what it is, and for the trail of horrors it is perpetrating to be dragged into the light. This reporter is putting my life a risk by breaking the silence.

I have had it. With the terrorism by Social Services, call me whistle blower something I can be proud of for a change.

Daily Vall

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A version of this column originally appeared in donnellyjustice.me.