Weed & Welfare
Radio Commentary, 90.7, 91.7 New Life FM, October 10, 2014 – By Sue Ella Deadwyler
The Department of Health and Human Services claims it’s perfectly legal to use EBT cards to buy marijuana. EBT cards provide electronic benefit transfers to food stamp recipients. So, the Department of Health and Human Services is telling us that recipients of welfare can use food stamps to buy an illegal, dangerous, debilitating, delusion producing, brain-damaging substance that destroys lives and law-abiding citizens are stuck with the tab.
The HHS decision was prompted because welfare recipients in Colorado can withdraw cash with EBT cards and trot down to local retail stores or dispensaries to buy marijuana joints.
HHS Secretary Burrell said, “We understand that legislators in Colorado have already explored prohibiting EBT withdrawals at retail marijuana shops and medical-marijuana dispensaries,” but claims federal regulations provide no wiggle room to stop their use for weed, although EBT funds are prohibited in liquor stores, gun stores, strip clubs, and casinos. Continue reading
My Opinion is NOT a “Phobia”
Radio Commentary, 90.7, 91.7 New Life FM, October 3, 2014 – By Sue Ella Deadwyler
When Noah Webster’s 1828 Dictionary of the English Language was published, it had too many pages to number. The replica of Mr. Webster’s Dictionary is ten-and-three-quarter-inches by eight-and-one-quarter-inches and is two-and-five-eighths inches thick. Its introductory pages alone measure almost a quarter-inch and are an education, themselves.
Mr. Webster, who had mastered twelve languages by age 38, and learned 20 different languages by the time he was 43, claimed to have coined only one word in his huge dictionary. His word was “demoralize,” which he defined as, “To corrupt or undermine the morals of; to destroy or lessen the effect of moral principles on; to render corrupt in morals.” Continue reading
Perdue or Nunn:
Which would make Better Decisions in U.S. Senate?
To determine which candidate would better represent Georgia in the U.S. Senate, consider the responsibilities of U.S. senators. Certainly, senators make laws and introduce resolutions and bills, but additional major items of Senate business include the confirmation of Supreme Court Justices and ratification of foreign treaties. If ratified by the Senate, foreign treaties become the law of the land by superseding the U.S. Constitution, State Constitutions and statutes.
David Perdue or Michelle Nunn: Which would vote your values on the following issues?
a. What qualifications would Perdue or Nunn require of nominees to the Supreme Court*?
b. Which candidate would secure borders and stop illegal entry into the U.S.?
c. Which would give amnesty to illegal aliens and invite more “unaccompanied” illegals?
d. Which would vote to enact a global tax to be collected and redistributed by the U.N.?
e. How would Michelle Nunn or David Perdue vote on national or global disarmament**?
f. Would they ratify the U.N. Convention on Rights of the Child and deny parental authority?
g. Would either ratify the U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and its hot-line authorizing U.N. intervention between patient/parent and patient/physician?
h. Would Nunn or Perdue agree to the U.N. Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST) and the International Seabed Authority with its total jurisdiction over all oceans and everything in them, including the ocean floor with its solid, liquid or gaseous minerals? If it were ratified, the U.S. would be surrendering national sovereignty, independence of action, and wealth.
i. How would Nunn or Perdue handle the International Criminal Court treaty and its power to put service members serving overseas at risk of prosecution for petty or malicious charges?
(If you don’t know their positions on guns and justices, consider the two planks of their party platforms below.)
Excerpts from Democrat and Republican Platforms
Democrat Party will select and confirm judges who are men and women of unquestionable talent and character, who firmly respect the rule of law, who listen to and are respectful of different points of view, and who represent the diversity of America.
Republican Party will insist on appointing constitutionalist judges, men and women who will not distort our founding documents to deny the people’s right to self-government, sanction federal powers that violate our liberties, or inject foreign law into American jurisprudence.
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“Draggin’” in Milledgeville
Radio Commentary, 90.7, 91.7 New Life FM, September 26, 2014 – By Sue Ella Deadwyler
Good morning. Ninety-nine miles southeast of Atlanta is the town of Milledgeville, which was the state capitol before the capitol moved to Atlanta. Milledgeville was the site of elegant architectural structures, such as the Old Governor’s Mansion that exemplified Greek revival architecture so well that it was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1973. Now it’s operated by Georgia College & State University as an antebellum historic house museum.
Georgia College, created as an industrial college for females, was the women’s version of the then-new Georgia Institute of Technology. In 1922 Georgia College was a two-year teacher’s college, but ten years later offered four-year degrees and became part of the University System of Georgia. During World War II Georgia College was a training center for female volunteers who wanted to serve in the Navy. At that time, they were called WAVES.
There’s much more to the distinguished history of Milledgeville and Georgia College, but recent publicity in the The Baldwin Bulletin reflects drastic cultural changes in the little town that birthed an industrial college for women deep inside the Southern Bible Belt. Continue reading