January 2017 Newsletter

Electoral College Equalizes Power of Voters in All States

“Using Census data, we’ve¹ figured out that half of the United States population is clustered in just the 146 biggest counties out of over 3000. Here’s the map, with said counties shaded in. Below the map is the list¹ of all the counties,
so you can see if you live in one of them.”

Georgia Statistics: According to the latest figures available, the total population of Georgia is 9,687,653, which is almost equally divided among males (4,729,171) and females (4,958,482). The blue sections below identify the 146 most populace counties in the U.S., which includes four Georgia counties with the following residency: Fulton, 1,010,562; Gwinnett, 895,832; Cobb, 741,334; and DeKalb, 734,871. Taliaferro County has the fewest residents with 1,639.

NPV vs. Electoral College. Consider this half-and-half fact: The 146 blue counties outlined below include half of the population in the U.S. Over 2,854 gray counties are home to half of the U.S. population. The Electoral College provides voting equality for each half.

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February 5, 2016 Radio Commentary

Two Subjects: (1) Parental Rights and (2) Marijuana

Radio Commentary, 90.7, 91.7 New Life FM, February 5, 2016 – By Sue Ella Deadwyler

H.B. 713 was pre-filed in December and officially introduced January 13th by Representative Raffensperger. It changes three sections of Georgia law – the Juvenile Code, domestic relations, and adoptions. It amends the (a) Juvenile Code to allow termination of parental rights if conception results from rape, incest or trafficking for sexual servitude.

It amends the (b) domestic relations Code concerning with whom parental power lies. When a termination of parental rights petition is received, the superior court, currently, decides the case, considering whether the child was abandoned, or the parent cannot be located, or is absent, insane, incapacitated, or disabled. To that list of circumstances to consider, H.B. 713 adds rape, incest and trafficking, so domestic relations law and the Juvenile Code will use the same standard when terminating parental rights.

(c) H.B. 713 also makes the same change in adoption law, but all such changes require clear and convincing evidence that rape, incest, or trafficking caused that conception. Call Representative Tom Weldon at 404 656-5105 and ask him to pass H.B. 713 out of his committee.

During the 2015 legislative session, Representative Allen Peake’s H.B. 1 passed and with it came Georgia’s list of eight medical conditions that qualified patients for treatment with low THC cannabis oil. Continue reading

August 7, 2015 Radio Commentary

The First Church of Cannabis, Inc.

Radio Commentary, 90.7, 91.7 New Life FM, August 7, 2015 – By Sue Ella Deadwyler

Before me is a copy of an official IRS document dated May 21, 2015. It is addressed to The First Church of Cannabis, Inc., Indianapolis, Indiana, in response to paperwork filed by Bill Levin, who founded the church as a test to Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) that Governor Mike Pence signed into law March 26th.

It’s the standard reply to applicants awarded Federal Income tax exemption under IRS Code section 501 (c) (3). In addition, this applicant received public charity status and is authorized to receive tax deductible bequests, devices, transfers or gifts under three other sections of the Code. Therefore, contributors may claim tax deductions for donations under section 170 of the federal Code.

Levin explained it this way, “You see, if I would argue that under RFRA, as long as you can show that reefer is part of your religious practices, you got a pretty good shot of getting off scot-free. Remember, under RFRA, the state has to articulate a compelling interest in preventing you from smoking pot. I argue they can’t.” Continue reading