September 1, 2017 Radio Commentary

A Pardon, A Directive, A N.J. School Law

Radio Commentary, 90.7, 91.7 New Life FM, September 1, 2017 – By Sue Ella Deadwyler

After former Sheriff of Arizona, Joe Arpaio, was pardoned, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund said requiring U.S. officers to enforce immigration law puts them at “risk of being found guilty of significant legal violations.”  So, how do U.S. law enforcement officers violate the law by enforcing immigration law?

That was the issue in December 2011 when a U.S. District Judge ordered Sheriff Arpaio and his deputies to stop detaining Latino drivers suspected of being illegal aliens.  After continuing his strategy another 18 months, he was charged with civil contempt, found guilty almost six years later, on July 31st this year, and at age 85, Sheriff Arpaio faced six months in jail.  Sentencing that was scheduled for October 5th became a moot point August 25th, when President Trump pardoned him.

Also on August 25th, President Trump issued a directive to ban transgender individuals from military service.  Section 1 of his order explains how the previous president completely reversed military policy in June 2016 to allow transgender individuals to join and serve openly in the military, where they would receive medical treatment of their choice, including sex-reassignment surgery, hormone therapy, unlimited procedures, and medication at tax-payer expense. Continue reading

August 25, 2017 Radio Commentary

Anatomical ID Rejected

Radio Commentary, 90.7, 91.7 New Life FM, August 25, 2017 – By Sue Ella Deadwyler

Friends, we have another bizarre problem!  While Liberty Counsel attorneys wrote letters to the Fort Benning Army Base asking the commanding officer to exempt soldiers from the new “transgender training” program, 60 kids from four to twelve years old were attending Rainbow Day Camp for transgender and “gender fluid” children, where they choose which pronoun suits them.  Some choose he or she or a combination of she/he and some change pronouns daily “to see what feels right,” and they want to be addressed according to that day’s preferred identity.

Gender specialists say they are seeing more gender clinics nationwide as children “come out” and claim transgender ID younger and younger.  The mother who founded Rainbow Day Camp in the San Francisco Bay Area three years ago said her 9-year-old son knew he was a girl when he was only two years old.

Transgender for children is surfacing in Georgia through the American Library Association’s radically new programs for children age three to teen-age.  They are advertised under the guise of simple puppet shows or plays with LGBT actors or cross-dressers who, simply, read children’s books to children. Continue reading

August 18, 2017 Radio Commentary

Who Wants to be Microchipped?

Radio Commentary, 90.7, 91.7 New Life FM, August 18, 2017 – By Sue Ella Deadwyler

Eighteen days ago a Wisconsin technology firm implanted tiny rice-sized microchips in 40 of its 50 employees, who then wore T-shirts saying, “I Got Chipped.”  The company said chipped workers can stop wearing badges and log onto computers or buy food in the cafeteria.  Reporters from USA TODAY and a local newspaper were in the company cafeteria to watch a local tattoo artist use a syringe to insert a microchip in one hand of each worker that volunteered to be implanted.  There is no word about the status of the ten workers that did not volunteer.

That reminded me of Georgia legislation that’s been introduced since 2008 to require prior personal consent before a microchip can be implanted.  You might be surprised to know that powerful legislators, repeatedly, refuse to allow such a bill to get to the House floor for a vote.  Therefore, without a law to prevent it, microchip implants could become a requirement in numerous situations, such as employment and healthcare.

Also, you might be surprised to know that prisoners are the only people in Georgia who are legally protected from forcible implants of microchips.  While the House has refused to pass a law preventing forced microchip implantation, the House did pass a 2009 electronic surveillance law that prohibits forced chipping of prisoners.

Microchip implants for medical reasons was mentioned during a hearing at the Capitol when a state Public Health official suggested microchips could have been used to curb the swine flu epidemic.  He referred to a device programmed to remotely track individuals and remotely identify infections they might have, an obvious reference to the microchip FDA classifies as a Class 2 medical device that can remotely track, locate, and identify an implanted individual.   Continue reading

August 11, 2017 Radio Commentary

Parent Power Resurfacing

Radio Commentary, 90.7, 91.7 New Life FM, August 11, 2017 – By Sue Ella Deadwyler

It was over a year ago on January 14, 2016 when Representative Kevin Tanner and five other representatives introduced H.B. 739 that passed, overwhelmingly, with only three representatives and eight senators voting against it.  The governor signed it into law on May 3rd of last year, but nothing changed in 2016, because H.B. 739 allowed a year for educators to get ready to put it in place.  So, several things became effective July 1st of this year.

First: The State Board of Education is no longer required to appoint a committee to examine school curriculum, although board members may choose to do so.

With that change, the power to review and approve curriculum content and supplementary material shifted from the state to the local level, where local boards of education must provide an opportunity for public comment and parental input before any instructional material is adopted.

No. 2: The local school board must post in a prominent place on its website and make available for public review a list of proposed instructional material, complete with version or edition or ID number, plus any required State guidelines and the course number where the material will be used. Continue reading