The Mass Dept. of Child Kidnapping, er Child and Family Services, (DCF) has a process to challenge their findings of abuse or neglect, after they do the traditional shoddy investigation. It is called a "fair hearing", a laughable title if there ever was one, because one of their own lawyers runs the hearing. At the beginning of each hearing, the DCF lawyer dutifully states that he has no interest or bias in the outcome, even though he or she is being paid by one of the parties in the dispute. Ah, the perks of power.
Anyway, seems like DCF is way, way behind in writing the decisions or judgments from these hearings. See this Boston Herald Article.
Not only that, but they overturn a fourth of the cases challenged, meaning that even under their low standards, a fourth of the investigations were flawed and wrong.
Government to homeschoolers: Where are your guns?
When the jackbooted DCF thugs illegally broke into a New Jersey homeschool family's home, they decided to retaliate with a federal lawsuit. Good for them. Read the whole thing here.
We still have a Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which states that government agents cannot come into your home and search or seize your papers or person without a warrant.
In most cases, the police will aid the government agency to illegally break in, but you should do your best to remind them that, apart from a clear emergency, they have no right to enter your home unless they have a search warrant signed by a magistrate or a judge.
Brian Cammenker of the great organization MassResistance - which works to resist government and cultural assaults on family and morals - has brought this dreadful Massachusetts gummint skool survey to light.
This survey is from the Canton, Massachusetts public schools (and probably a lot of other districts as well). It asks the children about whether the students are transgendered, how often they have had sex, how many people they have had sex with, and a lot more.
They then ask terribly personal questions about the child's family, such as whether they have guns in the home, whether they use drugs or alcohol, whether they have sexually transmitted diseases, and even if they wear seat belts.
The answers to these questions will SURELY be used to sic DCF on the families.
Check it out:
If your children go to a school where such a survey is being used, tell them to opt out at all costs Depending on how your children answer these questions, you could lose them to the government foster case system.
Better yet, get them out of the gummint skools, and teach them at home. The resources are now available to do that at minimal cost, and your children won't be ruined by learning to hate everything you love, and love everything you hate.
The amazing Rod Dreher of The American Conservative reports on a story which he calls, "Beyond Chaos". A hospital nurse writes him about staggeringly immature people with children she has to care for. Here is the beginning:
"I’m a nurse and today at work I took care of a 33 year old woman with schizophrenia who was pregnant with her 4th child. Two of her children are being cared for by her brother who has stated that he cannot take in any more of his sister’s children.
Her third child is in foster care.
Her 4th was born today, a little girl, at 34 weeks.
This woman had a repeat c-section and hysterectomy today (the previous c-sections have caused serious problems, including placenta acreda, which is why we did the hysterectomy. The risk of bleeding to death is quite serious in these cases).
This woman has no idea who the father of this child is. She also does not know who fathered her other 3 children.
She is, to say the least, a mess. To get her to agree to any of this treatment took an enormous amount of work and ingenuity. She just wanted to go home and put her feet up and watch her stories. She said her back hurt and she was tired.
The care she received today was extraordinary – 5 nurses, a vascular surgeon plus residents, 2 ob/gyns plus residents, anesthesia (2 nurses and 1 MD), approximately 10 units of blood plus other blood products, 6 plus hours of OR time, and $1,000′s worth of supplies, not to mention the care for her baby which includes the neonatal specialist plus 6 nurses today and all the care required in the days/weeks to come."
It goes on. Read the Whole Thing.
Tell me, liberals, about the policy solution for people like this. Tell me about how if we just spent more money on them, or instituted a jobs program, how this would go away. Tell me, conservatives, how people like this can be expected to bootstrap their way out of an abyss like that. What it means to assume personal responsibility when you are raised with that as your normal.
This is beyond chaos.